Why 3G USB Modem Getting Overheated?

Why  3G is USB Modem Getting Overheated?

3G Modem is very handy and useful for those who travel quite often also it’s better choice where broadband is not available. 3G USB Modem is widely used nowadays for wireless broadband for high-speed internet access but some of the device or brands or USB Modem has a common problem that is getting hot sometimes getting very hot. USB modem generally getting hot and there are few reasons to like it receives 3G or GSM frequencies and at the same time converting that signal into high range of wireless frequency. 3G USB getting hot its common but if your USB modem getting very hot then it’s a matter of worry.

Over Heated USB modem could burn Laptop
Over Heated USB modem could burn Laptop

5 Ways to Reduce Over Heat on you 3G USB Modem:

Here is some tips that could help you to sort it out the issue and you may find the way to fix it before going to the deep of the procedure, you may have a look how to Connector set up a 3G USB modem properly If you already follow that procedure correctly and still having the problem then now you may go through the bellow steps-


1. USB Connection:

If you connect the 3G USB Dongle very near to the Laptop’s ventilator [where laptop’s heat comes out] then there is a big chance to get your USB 3G dongle getting hot. So, Avoid this and try to plug different USB port [Apart from the laptop’s ventilation window]. Suggested not to use USB Extension cable [Especially cheap and lower class of cable may] also avoid using USB HUB. The first and most important case to get USB modem heat is a shortage of proper power. If your PC has USB2.0 port and USB3.0 port then better to use 3G modem on USB3.0 port because USB3.0 has more capability since it’s output power is 1A [Power=1Ax5V=5W max] but for USB2.0 max Power=0.4Ax5V= 2Watts. So, if you have both facility better to go with USB3.0 port.


2. Modem Specification:

Before buying 3GB USB Dongle or Modem check the product specifications. Especially if possible check the Chipset number and the Chipset manufacturer of the 3G USB Dongle. Some modem manufacturer may not publish the chipset details but you may Google the model number and check for the Chipset details. Some Chipset special modern Chipsets are more stable in terms of the overheat even if you run for a long time. Buy well-known brands Modem instead of buying cheap Chinese modem. Check if the modem has an external antenna or not. Generally, old Chipsets comes with an antenna so better to avoid that model.


3. Environment:

If you are using your 3G USB dongle in a hot place like industrial area or in an urban area where the temperature is high then it may get overheated. The atmosphere should be proper air flow and if possible to use in an AC room. Don’t ever try to use in a sunlight it may get overheated even it may burn the whole units.


4. Body Design:

For buying a 3GB model better to go with the Plastic case instead of the metal body. Since inside the case the Chipset may warm but if it is the metal case it will transfer the heat to outside very easily since metal is a very good heat conductor. So, we will suggest you buy plastic or soft rubber coated modem.


5. Signal Strength:

If you are far from the Carrier Base station [BTS] tower and your modem getting signal less than 25% then there is a big chance to get your USB modem overheated. If the signal strength is less the modem will search for stronger signal also it will look for other base station nearby and it will get overheated. In this case better to use the USB 3G modem near the base station. Also, you can use near window [But not on the sunshine] and you may use additional Antenna to get the better reception.

After following all the above tips if your Device still gets hot we suggest cooling the USB dongle manually. You can use a USB Fan or an aluminum heat sink and attach the model with that [I know it’s not a cool idea] it can absorb the additional heat and it may save your device. But Please try to use the better quality of the device and try to plug it into in a healthy USB port [never plug in a lose USB port] and try to maintain the distance from the Laptops ventilator window. If you follow above steps and we strongly hope that it will save at least 80% of your problem, but if you feel that after following all this steps your device still has a problem, now time to change your device or consult with your retailer or a technician who can fix it physically. Please let us know if you found this tips helpful for you and don’t forget to share your experience as a comment.

How to Connect a 3G USB Modem?

How to Connect a  3G USB Dongle or Modem Properly?

USB 3G modem is now very popular due to the flexibility of usase. It can be used on PC, MacBook, Android or even directly to the 3G Routers for the Internet surfing but if you can’t connect or configure it properly it may create big problem for you.
USB 3G Modem
USB 3G Modem
Today we will discuss how to connect a 3G USB Modem and to make it working. Here is the steps how to connect a 3G USB Modem successfully-


Steps for Installing the 3G USB Dongle or Modem:

1. First of all Inser the SIM card on the SIM slot of the 3G USB Modem [Before plugging it on to the Computer]
2.Then plug your USB 3G modem in to the Computer’s USB Port and suggested not to use any USB HUB. If you USB any HUB it may create problem [for some cases], so better to avoid USB HUB and connect it directly to the USB port of the computer.
3. Since, all 3G modem comes with Zero CD ROM so, no need to install the driver from any additional CD ROM. Wait for a while and if you plug your modem for the first time it will install some drivers so kindly don’t interrupt it and let it install all drivers automatically. Be patient.. 🙂
4. Once it is completes installing driver and it will open a Auto run Menu/ Installer or a CD-ROM Drive so don’t be hurry. If it’s not started automatically, you can see it on the “My computer” and open the drives and look for the .exe files. Click on that and it will start installing the applications.
5. Follow the on screen commands and it complete the installation after few screens of command.
6. As soon as it completes installing the dashboard will come and it will start to install the necessary drivers.
7. Once it is completes installing the driver it will Auto open the dashboard by self. It’s done. You are now ready to start surfing the internet by just simply press connect.