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My data card works fine with 3G networks.

My laptop has only two USB ports and both are too close to connect a wide data card and a hub for mouse and keyboard.

As for the make/build:

  • Windows 7
  • Vodafone network
  • ZTE

Why does my data card not work with USB-hub for 2G network?

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Pop, you might want to clarify what your question is. At this point, you have only made a statement. What have you tried? Brand and model of laptop? Brand and model of the card? – CharlieRB Apr 16 '12 at 11:29
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My first guess would be a power issue. Each successive data standard seems to use less power. The most common issue when working through a hub is power related. It seems likely this may be related.

One way to test is to get a powered hub and try it in 2G mode through the powered hub.

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I agree - plug power into the Hub. But I also disagree. Because 3G uses more power than 2g(gprs).. so pop says 3g works not 2g? Odd – ppumkin Apr 16 '12 at 11:50

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