Soon after the unlocking of Spectranet E5776 Huawei Nigeria WiFi mobile router, we have got the success in the unlocking of E5172s-920 router which comes locked to Spectranet Nigeria. It supports 4G LTE connectivity. You can also read about the unlocking of Huawei E5172 (E5172s-22, E5172s-515, E5172As-22 & E5172s-920) WiFi router. Unlocking of Huawei B683 Orange Uganda is also possible using FMC unlocker.

Huawei E5172Bs-925 4G LTE CPE Router Gateway

How to Unlock E5172s-920 Spectranet Nigeria 4G LTE WiFi Router?

  1. Switch off the Huawei E5172s-920 router.

2. Change the default SIM card with any other network provider (other than Spectranet SIM card).

3. Connect to PC using its default LAN cable.

4. Switch on the device.

5. Browse the default IP address of the router ( or through Internet Explorer and login to the device using admin.

5. Search option for SIMlock under Settings.

6. Enter 8-digit NCK code.

7. Click “Apply” button.

8. Now your device will be unlocked.

9. Create a new profile according to the new SIM card in E5172s-920 Spectranet and connect to the internet.

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  1. Hello Kamlesh,
    I ran the installation on my system and did as you have explained but the router was not detected. I removed the sim and put another sim but still not detected. I actually want to confirm if it detects the router before I go ahead to pay for the unlock code. Here I am, really confused. I need your assistance. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  2. Dear Kamlesh, I changed the sim and when i accessed the panel of the router through the IP –, there was nothing like NCK option among the options.
    Sorry for the inconvinience. The router does not have that option because I have checked all the options.

  3. Yes, there is option for sim lock after I reset. Is the sim lock going to unlock the router as the name implies “sim lock”. Please help me clarify this.Thanks

  4. Hello Kamlesh,
    I have used the unlock code but the challenge I am having now is that, once another sim is inserted, it shows network, connected and internet access without browsing. Please what could be the problem. Note: (There is data on the sim). Thanks

  5. Really Appreciate your response. I have done all what I taught could be but still having the same issues. I even used another sim, connected, internet access but not browsing except the default sim. Please can you direct me more on likely problem or what I need to configure.
    Thanks very much.

    • Disconnect internet and go to setting, it will be written like profile…
      Here in APN field you have to input the APN of current carrier according to the SIM. Then you will be able to connect to the internet.

  6. Hello Kamlesh,
    I have checked the admin and there is no option for the APN at all. After checking the status, I got to know that the data communication status is block and giving connection failed – Error code 289. Really stucked with this thing though it has been unlocked for other sims but getting to configure the APN, USERNAME and PASSWORD is the challenge now. I guess this router is quiet different. Buit still looking for further assistance.
    Thanks really appreciate your kind support and response. Really good of you.

  7. Will an unlocked router allow me make changes on what DNS server my router uses?

    Secondly, I found the instructions on how to unlock the E5172 tool on DC-unlocker. I also went ahead to purchase credit from unlocker , but I’ve been unable to upgrade the firmware(using the instructions they give), neither is the unlocker tool discovering my router. I’m open to any method that will unlock my modem but would like to know if the purchased dc-unlocker credit isn’t ever going to be useful for this router.

  8. Can you help with my spectranet IMEI modem already downloaded FMC Unlocker. IMEI 357500040187468
    Model E5172Bs-925

    The last guy that gave me a code didn’t unlock. He said, “it uses new algo iv, can’t be unlock by code”.

    Pls confirm if you can unlock it. Then I can proceed to payment.

  9. Than I have used the code and unlocked the modem. It has changed the status… And took me to pin management. I enabled it and used the default pin. But it say no connection. I have internet data on the sim yet it won’t browse. Pls help

  10. I have disabled the PIN. But still can access the Internet I saw error code 3254. Pls I don’t know the which one is the profile or you can tell me some specific thinks to look out for and change, because I know the modem configuration varies.

  11. Ntel is a 4G only network. They don’t support any 3G or 2G spectrum, for now. Get a 4G modem or Smart phone that supports 1800Mhz or 900Mhz, that is, band 3 or band 8. It’s best to get a device that supports both spectrum.

    I want to use the modem with a 4g Lte modem. The specifications is as above, can you tell me if I need to change any settings?
    Thanks again

  12. am newbie iin this unlock ting, i have spectranet router E5172s-920 and i download fmc unlocker , when i look at is for b620a, this is by your direction, i installed an run with my device connected, but it says DEVICE NOT DETECTED. can you send the right FMC or what do you suggest i should do?.

  13. Hi,
    Ive successfully unlocked my box with the help of kamlesh. Thank you !.

    but i cannot seem to find where to change my APN settings.

    Any help please ?

  14. Please i have made the payment for the spectranet Nigeria router for Model E5172Bs-925 and IMEI No. 357500042790228
    Transaction ID 23T69497ST386223M

  15. Hello, I have upgraded my firmware to universal, but i cant login into the router using username: user password: user. I also tried username: admin, password: admin, still i can’t login. What is the correct username and password to login for the universal firmware

  16. Hi Kamlesh I have made payment for IMEI 860453022255780
    Transaction ID Receipt number: 03S866378S747854C
    Router e5172s

  17. I made payment for the unlock code which you sent for me. After unlocking it, it can not see any network. That is no signal bar. It is spectranet e5172. What can i do?

  18. Following the thread, i observe no one have been able to EDIT APN,…please can anyone confirm if he have successfully UNLOCKED and can use other 4G sim on SPECTRANET E5172s-920 to browse. Thanks all

  19. Hello I have Stc Huwaei Router No e5172-920
    I purchased it already unlocked and I am using Zain sim in it but its showing only 1 signal bar.
    And it is showing only 3g
    How can I change to 4g and increase the signal ?



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