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Only early versions of the Huawei E220 USB Modem need to have their firmware updating to work under Vista, and all other USB devices should be OK working under Vista by just updating the Vodafone Mobile Broadband software to the latest relevant version -  the appropriate Vista drivers are embedded in the software update package.

 

Please ensure that you choose the correct version of software for your device by reviewing the readme files on the latest software page.

 

How to update your Huawei E220 USB Modem so that it works on Windows Vista

SYSTEM CHECK - Please complete the following steps on Windows XP ONLY.


You will need to upgrade the firmware and software of your Huawei E220 USB Modem on a Windows XP machine before you can use the USB Modem on a Windows Vista machine.

 

PREPARATION - Download these files and save them to a folder on your PC - ready to use in the guide below.

 

 

Firmware updater: E220Update_11.110.05.00.00(3.6M_Vista).zip

 

 

 

Vodafone Mobile Broadband Lite software: VMC Lite Software E220 v3.2.1.156

 

 


Please complete both parts of the process below in one session.

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Part 1: Updating the firmware

  1. Plug your Huawei E220 USB Modem into the USB port of a Windows XP computer.
  2. The Huawei E220 USB Modem will automatically detect and start to install
    (This process may take a few minutes).
  3. An end-user licence agreement will appear. Click "Accept".
    The Vodafone Mobile Broadband Lite software will start to install.
  4. Once the software has installed and is ready to use you will see an icon in the bottom right of your screen.

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  5. Right-click on this icon and select "Close".
  6. The USB Modem is now ready for the firmware updater to be started.
  7. Open the firmware updater file (E220Update_11.110.05.00.00(3.6M_Vista).zip) you saved on your PC and extract the files into a folder where you can access them.
  8. Click on the .exe file in this folder to start.
  9. The firmware updater will start to run.
  10. An end-user licence agreement will appear.

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  11. Before accepting the agreement remove your SIM card.
  12. Select "Accept the agreement" and click "Next".
  13. Warning messages will appear - click "Yes" and "Next".

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  14. The firmware updating process will take several minutes. Ensure you are connected to mains power so that your PC does not run out of power.

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  15. Click "OK" and "Finish" when the update process has finished.

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  16. Un-plug the USB Modem, wait 30 seconds, then re-insert your USB Modem back into USB port.
  17. Your laptop or PC should detect the USB Modem and start to install.

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  18. Repeat steps 2 to 5 above.

You are now ready to upgrade the software.

Part 2: Updating the Vodafone Mobile Broadband Lite software

  1. Open the software updater file from VMC Lite Software E220 v3.2.1.156 that you saved on your PC and click on the .exe file to start.
  2. The software updater will start to run.
  3. An end-user licence agreement will appear.

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  4. Before accepting the agreement ensure your SIM card is still removed from your USB Modem.
  5. Select "Accept the agreement" and click "Next".
  6. Click "Start" to begin the update process.

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  7. Warning messages will appear. Click "Yes".

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  8. The software updating process will take several minutes. Ensure you are connected to mains power so that your PC does not run out of power.

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  9. When the 'Update Successful' screen appears, click "Finish".

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  10. Please allow a few minutes after clicking, as the Vodafone Mobile Broadband Lite software installs.

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  11. Once the software has installed you will see an icon in the bottom right of your screen.

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  12. Right-click on this icon and select "Close".
  13. Unplug the USB Modem from your PC and insert your SIM Card.
  14. Re-insert the USB Modem into the USB port of your PC.
  15. The USB Modem will automatically detect and the Vodafone Mobile Broadband Lite software will start to install.
  16. To check that your USB Modem has successfully updated please click "Connect" and start to use the USB Modem as you normally would.
  17. After testing, click "Disconnect", close down the software and remove you USB Modem from your PC.

Your USB Modem is now ready for use on Windows Vista.

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