Huawei has recently launched its new model E3256 dongle in various countries. E3256 DC-HSPA+ USB Stick is a high-speed packet access plus (DC-HSPA+) universal serial bus (USB) modem. It is a multi-mode wireless terminal for business professionals. Huawei E3256 data card supports HSDPA data service download up to 21.6 Mbps and HSUPA data service download speed up to 5.76 Mbps, which is equal speed of Huawei E5730 Mobi-Fi router. Huawei E3276 comes in two different types : Normal modem, which can be used with Huawei mobile Partner and, Hilink mode. You can get different models of Huawei E3256 modem : E3256s-1 / E3256s-2 / E3256s-6 etc. By default E3256 modem does not comes with Wi-Fi facility. To enabled WiFi in E3256 normal data card you need to update with WiFi partner to share the network with another PCs.

Huawei E3256 data card
Huawei E3256 data card

The main features and specifications of Huawei E3276 dongle :


  1. HSPA+/UMTS 850/900/1900/2100MHz,
  2. GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz;
  3. Equalizer and receive diversity(EEIC)
  4. HSDPA data service of up to 21.6 Mbps
  5. HSUPA data service of up to 5.76 Mbps
  6. UMTS PS domain data service of up to 384 Kbps
  7. EDGE packet data service of up to 236.8 Kbps
  8. GPRS packet data service of up to 85.6 Kbps
  9. Micro Secure Digital Memory (microSD) Card
  10. USB Rotator, easy to connect
  11. Plug and play
  12. Standard USB interface(Type A)
  13. Dual internal antenna
  14. Windows XP SP3、Windows Vista SP1/SP2、Windows 7、Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7 with latest upgrades
  15. HiLink features (Driver-less,Web UI, Auto connect)


Unlocking of Huawei E3256 dongle has not been tested yet, interested users can leave comment or mail in Unlock code of Huawei E3256 dongle charge is 2.38$.