I have Vodafone 4G Wireless internet for which I was supplied a Huawei B818 4G Modem. The Wi-Fi on this unit is average at best, so as I have previously used ASUS equipment (DSL-AC68U and RT-AC68U units) I bought a 4G-AC68U Modem/Router as these units have incredible Wi-Fi strength that reaches all parts of my house and property.
However, after unboxing it and installing the SIM card from the B818, it will not connect to Vodafone 4G.
I called Vodafone Support to see if I could obtain the correct APN Profile settings but didn't get much assistance. After that, I tried calling ASUS Support in case there was a special settings somewhere that needed to be enabled or disabled and they simply referred me back to Vodafone.
Can someone from Vodafone please assist with getting this modem working? Is the SIM locked to the IMEI of the Huawei Modem? If so, can it be unlocked for my ASUS modem? I'd really rather use the ASUS rather than having to have both the Huawei as the modem and then another device as my Wireless Access Point (I don't have the space for this set up).
It will be a tac locked sim, and you wont be no be able to unlock it (without chainging sim and plan as I understand it)
The Asus 4G is only CAT6 versus CAT 19 on the B818, so will be a worse mobile connection, so you may not be better off by much. The fastest speed setup would be using the B818 connected to the ASUS notwithstanding your space limiations.