Huawei has recently launched EC179 CDMA dongle like EC156. Today, I will discuss here Huawei EC 179 modem features and specifications. HUAWEI EC179 USB Stick is a wireless network terminal based on the CDMA2000 1x and the CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. 0/CDMA20001xEV-DO Rev. A protocols. In addition to quality messaging services, the EC179 provides high-rate packet data services, supporting wireless downloading at a speed as high as 3.1Mbit/s and uploading at speed as high as 1.8Mbit/s. It is a best choice for business users to access the Internet from anywhere at any time in less price. The EC179 is connected to PC by a USB interface. In any place covered by the CDMA2000 network, users can enjoy wireless access, messaging services to their content. The higher speed, more reliable performance and easier operation help to improve the user’s experience.

Huawei EC179
Huawei EC179

The main features of Huawei EC179 data card :


  1. High-rate network access
  2. Standard USB interface, easy operation
  3. Strong compatibility
  4. Auto installation
  5. Micro Secure Digital Memory (Micro SD) Card
  6. User Identity Module (UIM) Card
  7. Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS)/Modem driver
  8. Low frequency band: 800MHz
  9. High frequency band:1900MHz/2100MHz (optional)
  10. Supporting the CDMA2000 1x standard
  11. Supporting the CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. 0 standard
  12. Supporting the CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A standard
  13. Supporting receiving diversity
  14. Supporting auto installing the management program
  15. Supporting UIM card
  16. Micro Secure Digital Memory (Micro SD) Card
  17. USB Rotator,easy to connect
  18. Supporting MEID
  19. Supporting messaging
  20. Supporting high-rate packet data services


The main specifications of Huawei EC179 modem :


1. Dimension : 76 mm x 26 mm x 11.8mm

Huawei EC179 specifications
Huawei EC179 specifications

2. Weight :  about 30g

3. Form : Rotator

4. Communication system : 3G:CDMA2000 1X EV-DO REV.A , 2G:CDMA2000 1X RTT

5. Speed : Download up to 3.1Mbps / Upload upto 1.8Mbps

6. microSD card slot : Supported upto 16GB

7. Operation System :  Support Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7,Mac


If you are planning to purchase CDMA dongle, then you can also prefer EC1561.

Share your thoughts here!