Recently, I had provided you the download link of various network providers of different countries Huawei E3276 Hilink modem as well as normal modem firmware are available. Today, I am sharing with you a firmware update of Huawei E3276 dongle which can convert Huawei E3276 Hilink modem to the normal dongle. Huawei hi-link is different than normal modem as it gets connected to the internet through a dial-up connection, but hi-link data card gets connected to the internet using web page.

Huawei E3276 STC 4G LTE modem
Huawei E3276 STC 4G LTE modem

Huawei hilink modem firmware starts from 22 series wherein Huawei normal dongle firmware starts with 21. Some users are happy with Huawei hilink modems, and same time some users are not happy with Hilink modem, and some of the Huawei hilink users want to convert his Hilink modem to normal modem.

To switch Huawei E303 and Huawei E3131 Hilink modem to its normal state go to browser and type the following (make sure automatic connection to the internet is disabled):

Now your modem will be disconnected and switch to the serial port. Now a new device will have appeared in device manager.

To enable GSM mode to execute the following command using DC unlocker :


To switch back to HiLink execute the following code :


Remove the modem and plug it again for changes to take effect.

To issue AT command you can use DC unlocker software (Refer this article).

You can try the same commands to switch Hilink Huawei E3276 to normal mode. Might this command will work on Huawei E3276 hi-link modem also.

Additionally, I have found a firmware on which download link is provided at the end of the article, which can convert Huawei E3276 hi-link modem to normal Huawei E3276 (I have not checked this firmware personally, it might damage your modem, do it at your own risk).

Convert Huawei E3276 Hilink modem to a normal (Regular) Modem


  1. Hello, I would like to convert a normal E3276 to a Hilink modem – I want to use the web interface so the modem connects automatically when it is plugged in. Can you point me in the right direction please?

  2. Unfortunately after the Switch i get redirected to home page and no com port on device manager. Is it possible that the modem is locked, if so is there any other way to sort this out?

  3. I would like to convert a Hilink E3272,Megafone 4G modem to a normal It possible via firmware upgrade?

  4. hi, i have e3276s-920 (stc) with firmware my question is, there a firmware for my modem dont understand the different beetwen normal and hi-link..and what the benefit with normal and hi-link..thanks in advance.

  5. hey,

    why cannot i connect to 3g network from my STC-E3276s-920. It only connects to 2G networks, i tried from another huawei modem and it worked fine.. Please help me :'( Hope you’ll help me Kamlesh

  6. hi, kamlesh Kumar,!!!!plz help me …….can i unlock my mts EC315 huawie netsetter?????
    when iam installing firmware update tool it asking a password


  7. Hello Kamlesh Kumar,
    I have downloaded the file above to convert the E3276 HiLink to a regular modem, but when I run the file, before updating the firmware, it asks me for a password, which I don’t have. The modem is unlocked, but has the Zain Webui (from Kuwait), while i would need one for the MobiStar (Belgium) or convert it to regular modem. Do you know which is that password? Is it related to the IMEI? In that case, it is 863781012623972.
    Thanks and best regards

  8. HOW TO LOCK LTE BAND 40 ON E5573S??
    I TRIED Huawei Modem Terminal.exe WITH THIS COMMAND AT ^ SYSCFGEX = “03”, 3FFFFFFF, 2,4,40 ,,


  9. Hi Kamlesh

    Could you offer advice on how to turn Huawei E3533 modem (UK EE) into a normal non hilink modem? I have tried switchprojectmode but this does nothing. Do you think I will need to flash the firmware with a non hilink copy or is it not possible with this dongle?

    Many Thanks

  10. Hi,

    I have a e3276s-150 with non hilink. Now i’m searching a way to switch the connection speed. Actually it connects to 4G netwotk, which needs a lot of power. So is it possible to force 2G network only? If so, how can i do this?

  11. I have purchased Huawei E3131 Hilink dongle from eaby. it shows that it is a 4G dongle and manufactured for Claro mobile service in Argentina. but once i unlock the unlock the dongle it only support to 2G signal. i think this is band frequency problem.
    is it possible correct ?

  12. my dongle E 3276s-920
    imei; 867497012323101
    ask for a pass code to install E3276-150,
    whatis it?

  13. Hi Folks,

    we have a Huawei E3276s-150
    Hardware-Version: CH1E3276SM

    we want to switch it into Dongle mode, but we don´t get it done with dcunlocker as well as with putty (after switching in protected Mode). We can´t send succesfull the AT-Commands to the device so we aren´t able to get the switch to the dongle mode done…
    Any ideas!?

    Thanks in advance!



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