Recently I became a mobile broadband user but for a fixed position. The network.... no complaints. The modem, ZTE MF920A, appears a little lacking for what I expect.
Connected to a desktop and charging it every two days and switching it on and off for each use is trying in a house with two floors.
Does the device have an 'automatic' mode I am unaware of? Or is there another device I can plug into the wall and forget?
Hey @neutron45a, great to hear your happy with the network side of things
The battery for the modem doesn't last a super long time, and depending how much your using it will impact how long it lasts. The modem also has a power saving mode. so if it's not used and idle for about 10 minutes then it goes into power saving mode and will disconnect.
Thank you, but while I am impressed with mobile broadband, the supplied modem is not for me with my non-portable requirements.
What do you suggest for a plug into the wall unit that is always on (or can be remotely woken)?
Sorry I don't have any mobile broadband experiences. Would you be able to keep the charging cable plugged in?
I leave my modem plugged into the powerpoint at all times unless I'm not using my computer and then I switch both of them off as well as switching them off at the powerpoint so I don't waste engery. There's no need to charge the modem and unplug it from the powerpoint, it can be left plugged in.
If the modem does switch off because you've walked away from your computer then you just have to restart the modem and double check that the wifi is still connected on your computer, if not just connect it again. It only takes less then a minute.
You can also plug the modem directly into your computer using the usb attachment on the charging cable and it can be left connected to the usb port. As above and the modem does switch off, just restart it again and check your wifi connection.
Basically you can charge the modem through your powerpoint or through your computer's usb port if you just want it charged and then unplugged. Otherwise it can be left plugged into the powerpoint or connected to your usb port at all times. When you're ready to shut down your computer, disconnect the wifi and then switch off the modem or it will switch itself off.
Hope this helps.