How to Configure Airtel 3G USB Modem Network to Run on PC

Airtel 3G USB Modem or Data Card is very useful these days to access internet on a Laptop or PC. But to Configure Airtel 3G USB Modem Network is a little Tricky. You will have to configure it in different ways when you want to run 3G on your PC in different areas according to network conditions and qualities. Actually, when you run 2G on a through a modem it searches network automatically, but when you run 3G you have to change Network Setting of the Modem through App so that it can scan and search network to establish internet connection.

Way to Configure Airtel 3G USB Modem Network

Generally, this situation arises when

1. You were running 2G with Airtel 3G USB Modem and you are now replacing it with 3G Plans and not getting actual 3G Speed.

2. You have connected Modem or Data Card properly, but find no network on the application.

You can follow the steps written below to Configure Airtel 3G USB Modem Network.

Useful Tips:

Airtel 3G Modem Network Configuration

1. At first run Airtel 3G Data Card. After completion of the installation, the app will open.

2. In the menu of the app go to Tools then Option. Click Option.

airtel 3g modem options

3. An Option page will be opened on the right side. Here 2 menus look – 1. Network Type and 2. Registration Mode.  Click Network Type.

4. Here are also 2 drop-down menus vertically. In the First menu, there are 4 options: GSM Only, GSM Preferred, WCDMA Only, and WCDMA Preferred. Select WCDMA only

5. In the lower drop-down menu, there are three options: All Bands, GSM 850/GSM 1900, GSM900/GSM1800/WCDMA2100. Select All Bands.

Configure Airtel 3G USB Modem Network

6. Finally, Click on Apply

7. Move to the Second Menu. Click on Registration Mode.

8. options are Present here: Auto Search and Register and Manual Search and Register.  Click on Manual Search and Register.

Note: You can also select here Auto Search and Register where network quality and conditions are better.

airtel 3g registration mode

9. Here in the bottom, you find two buttons: Refresh and Register. Click on Refresh.

It will take a while and scan for networks. After a while, the available network name is shown in the box.

10. In the Box click Airtel 3G and after then Register button.

Registering will also take few moments.

Now all is done. Click OK.

In a few seconds,  the network is shown.

Click on Connect and enjoy Airtel 3G Speed.

Airtel 3G USB Modem or Data Card facilitates HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) and WCDMA (WideBand Code Division Multiple Access) which provide maximum internet access speed up to 21 MBPS and 384 Kbps successively in good network condition. You can enjoy video calling and video streaming very easily with this speed.

If you can run 2G on Airtel 3G Modem. This situation arises when you are in a remote area where Airtel 3G is not available. At this time, you will have to Configure Airtel 3G USB Modem Network and select GSM and All Bands and click on Apply. In Registration Mode, you will have to select Auto Search and Register and finally click on OK.

Airtel 3G facility is available 3G as well as 2G SIM Cards. So people who have 2G SIM don’t need to change or buy 3G SIM. So you can use any of them. Only the matter is whether you recharge it with 3G Plan or not.

Airtel 3G USB Modem is widely used everywhere for fast internet speed. It produces outstanding speed which will fulfill all your needs. You will be able to run video calls, YouTube video stream, play HD games and videos, download large files, access web pages super fast very smoothly, and easily. However, it is costly a bit, but eases your many difficulties and offers a number of privileges for you.

With the Network Setting of Airtel 3G USB Data Card, you can Configure Airtel 3G USB Modem Network anywhere you want.

If you still have problems in connecting your Airtel 3G ModeM contact on Toll-Free Number: 1800 103 0405


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  1. Go to settings and enable Roaming.

  2. I have mf70 WiFi dongle but when I was going to other states WiFi not working. I found in information “Roam OFF ” how to change it

  3. Erasing temporary files from system might be very helpful !!!

  4. What error you find?

  5. I am using 2g airtel sim and want to connect to pc via huwaei modem but it not connect to pc . All sims are connected to pc except airtel. what i do to fix it.

  6. Ankit Agrawal


    I have an Airtel MF70 data card. I tried to reset it and unlock it. Could not do. The data on inserting is not showing any interface. I would like the initial settings back. Where can I get the driver and the Airtel interface for the same. Thanks in advance.

  7. I am not receiving any data, the network shows WCDMA but still it doesn’t rise above 2 kbps, it’s lower than 2g speed man or is it just a G.

  8. Hi, Bharat, Turn on WiFi button on the Router.

  9. sir I have purchased airtel 4g hotspot portable wifi router and model is E5573s-606,I have connected to laptop which runs windows 10 OS. using USB cable between hotspot device and laptop it install software and working on laptop, but when I connect my Xolo win q1000 windows 8.1 update2 windows phone the WLAN sense says no network found nearest wifi network shows on my phone, I have reset my phone two-time but facing the same problem not connecting on my xolo windows phone plz help me.

  10. I am trying to connect 3g modem to laptop I follow these above steps but it shows network type only not bands I can’t apply and not connected network what can I do?

  11. When the network is fast, it obviously consumes more data.

  12. my network is too fast when i connect to network my mbs are consumed very fast what is the reason for that and how can i correct it

  13. Yes Saurabh, It is compatible.

  14. Saurabh Gehlawat


    Did airtel have 3G dongle that will compatible with windows 10?

  15. Howdy Latha,

    Perhaps you would be living far from the Network area, but an article could help you.
    Configure the Network through this article

  16. I got windows 7… and 3g airtel dongle with 3g recharge of Rs. 348/-…..but
    I am not getting 3g connectivity …..90%of time it is 2g connectivity…. rarely

    3g connectivity…

  17. i cant open my airtel app in my windows 8.1 laptop

  18. thanks a lot.. it really helped a lot

  19. im not able to click that manual register

  20. i cann’t able to connet air tel 3g modem with windows 10
    can you say me how to connet

  21. Download preferred application from here: Airtel applications

  22. chukwuebuka


    please i uninstall my aitel modem now am finding it difficult to install it back on my pc please i need help

  23. me too …… I have Dlink modem …. it connect 2g easily, but 3g isn’t connect it shows network searching and no service…..

  24. I don’t find the tools menu at all … I don’t have the app … It is directly going to the browser

  25. No, your string is good enough. Try to update driver.

  26. I am using Dlink DWR-555 (3G modem from Dlink). If I use BSNL SIM for WAN connectivity, it works fine (dial string is *99#). However, when I use Airtel SIM, it does not connect at all. Do I need to put some other dial string? Please help.

  27. Have you manually searched the network?

  28. sir I am using 3g dongle, but I have a problem from past few USB dongle’s light turns black from green as soon as I go to network settings in dongle and apply HSPA/UTMS only. it works well on 2g network of Airtel. my sim is 3g activated. when I apply AUTO in network setting it cannot detect 3g connection and shows 2g gprs/edge connection. I am really frustrated! I live in Mumbai where 2g/3g/4g all work then what is happening to my dongle. Plz reply sir

  29. I want setup for airtel huawei e1731

  30. Search for network manually to fix your problem.

  31. I also have a problem. when I connect my 3g Airtel dongle in windows 8 it works properly in windows7. in 8, it doesn’t show any Airtel tower but it connects WiFi.Pls give me solution.

  32. aniketh gupta


    Hi..I have connected the airtel3g modem to my’s all connect .but the network does not come.

  33. I am not able to establish 3G dongle from past one month properly. I have tried all the methods given in this article. But it is not working on properly with my desktop system, whereas the same modem 3G dongle is working fine with my PC, can you suggest what is wrong and how I can correct the problem. Pls reply.

  34. choose WCDMA Preferred.

  35. i found only three networks in network mode..i.e. GSM only,,WCDMA only and WCDMA preffered…and also there is no option of bands…so what should i do now??

  36. Whether you have installed third party Antivirus on your laptop?

  37. When I insert the dongle in the port of my laptop with Windows 8.1 OS, the AV says “scanning drive D:” and then “no virus found”. Drive D: is visible in the device management window but not displayed in the “this PC” (my Computer) space even though other drives are visible. I gathered from the web that this is general problem faced by users of Windows 8/8.1 OS since it is geared to work through wireless devices like bluetooth and wifi. How may I install the software in Windows 8.1 environment?

  38. Which networks you get when search manually?

  39. What is the problem you face when you insert dongle in the port of your PC?

  40. Windows 8/8.1 is not automatically detecting the drive in the Airtel 3G (Huawei) Dongle where the installation software is located. Any solutions? Thanks P.S. I installed it on PC with Windows 7 os quite easily.

  41. I have d link dwm-156 modem. My area is airtel up(east). When I insert sim in moden it shows no service. 🙁 I contacted customer care and they said that I need to manually search the network. I searched network but my modem shows some numbers instead if airtel 3G.