Hong Kong Tech Phooey

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Video Review – MITO MU108 3.5G HSDPA USB Modem (in Chinese)

Well, got my MITO MU108 3.5G HSDPA USB modem yesterday from 3HongKong and finished up the 2-part video review at the request of a local tech forum, thus it’s in Chinese. The MITO MU108 is the replacement of the Huawei E220 HSDPA USB modem in which 3Hong Kong used to carry. Reason for the replacement is probably due to the lack of Vista drivers (poor technical support?). The Huawei E220 modem is the same one as SmarTone’s but obviously SmarTone’s technical support is a bit better as they provide their customers with the Vista drivers.

Well back to the MITO MU108, it is a very nice modem in compare to the Huawei E220 because it plugs in via the USB port instead of the mini-USB which I found to be a bit flimsy. Speed wise, both are comparable. The going price is $1,680 which I found to be pretty reasonable. If you check on Expansys Hong Kong’s website, you’ll find that the Huawei E220 is going for $3,030, which I think is a bit hefty. So check it out at a 3Hong Kong retail shop near you as 3Hong Kong have yet to post it up on their website. In the meantime, if you want to check out the specification, click here for the product page on NEC (probably the distributor).


August 24, 2007 - Posted by | Accessories, Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobility, My Gears, Review, Video | ,


  1. Hi, 想問一下,個 modem 係邊可以入手呢?大約幾多錢一個?

    另外,以上影片係用 3HK 既 HSDPA service 去 test?


    Comment by jerrychf | August 24, 2007 | Reply

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  3. 係3HK 有得買,$1680,要上3HK 個Easyplus data plan。

    Comment by hongkongphooey | August 24, 2007 | Reply

  4. Very Good, Fast. Reach 3.6Mps

    Comment by Gary | September 3, 2007 | Reply

  5. This is OLD HSDPA 3.6M, ONLY 2100MHz supported. Others are now 7.2M/HSUPA ready. Support Triband HSDPA world!

    Comment by Tom | September 5, 2007 | Reply

  6. True, but for USB, so far amongst the best in market. Of course there’s more and better choices for PC/Express card modem.

    Comment by hongkongphooey | September 5, 2007 | Reply

  7. […] do have some trade-offs.  As pointed out from one of my reader Tom today in the comments to the MITO MU108 3.5G HSDPA USB modem post, the MITO MU108 only supports UMTS 2100 band whereas the Merlin X950D 3G HSUPAHSDPA 7.2 Mbps […]

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  8. Hey there, I bought this modem too and works pretty well with my Lifebook U1010. However, I’ve a problem sharing the HSDPA network to my home pc with a router(with Lan). Can you guys suggest how the hsdpa network be shared by using Lan? (My home pc can’t be installed with bluetooth and wi-fi) thx!

    Comment by Kyusa | October 1, 2007 | Reply

  9. Do you know what kind of IP address 3HK provided(intra or public)? Smartone seems the intra ip address 10.0.0.x.

    Comment by John | October 6, 2007 | Reply

  10. See the 3G router WRG, it works good with XU870.

    Besides, 3HK is real IP, VPN passthrough for sure, we are using it with XU870 and WRG 3G router – WiFi.

    Comment by Tom | October 9, 2007 | Reply

  11. Hi, good job and I have trying to purchase this product for my NB. Anyway, still some choices between ST, PCCW and 3HK and finally I may join with 3 HK and easyplug plan, thanks a lot!

    Comment by Danny | October 14, 2007 | Reply

  12. Congratz. Glad I could be of help.

    Comment by hongkongphooey | October 14, 2007 | Reply

  13. Heh! Dovado’s just added support for Huawei E220. You need a card to translate the interfaces though….not a bad idea!

    Comment by unclesam | December 11, 2007 | Reply

  14. Hi, I use it on eee pc, but it states that” 無法建立到遠端的連線,因此已關閉用在這個連線的連接埠…” error id=619. Do you have any ideas what’s the problem? Thanks

    Comment by data | January 16, 2008 | Reply

  15. Data,

    Not sure the MITO USB Modem supports Linux. You have Windows installed on your Eee PC?

    Comment by hongkongphooey | January 16, 2008 | Reply

  16. Hi,
    already installed window xp, thx!

    Comment by data | January 16, 2008 | Reply

  17. Does it work under Windows?

    Comment by hongkongphooey | January 16, 2008 | Reply

  18. nope, the problem I mention before is happening under Windows xp!

    Comment by data | January 16, 2008 | Reply

  19. Hmm…hope other readers can help out on this one.

    Comment by hongkongphooey | January 16, 2008 | Reply

  20. How is this when comparing to the 7.2 Mps Smartone-vodatone modern? Can this be upgraded to 7.2 Mps??

    Comment by Jack | January 17, 2008 | Reply

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