Vodafone Mobile Broadband Release 11.1.1.52318 RC2 ReadMe

Vodafone Mobile Broadband Release 11.1.1.52318 RC2 ReadMe
Vodafone Mobile Broadband
Release 11.1.1.52318 RC2
ReadMe
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Contents
Summary ............................................................................................................................................................. 3
What’s new in this release ............................................................................................................................... 3
Integrated third-party components ................................................................................................................ 3
Component versions ...............................................................................................................................................3
Scope ................................................................................................................................................................... 4
System requirements and installation instructions .....................................................................................4
Supported operating systems .......................................................................................................................4
Installation Notes ..............................................................................................................................................4
Windows 10 ........................................................................................................................................................4
Determining which version is installed ...........................................................................................................4
New Features......................................................................................................................................................... 5
Supported devices ................................................................................................................................................. 6
Huawei - Routers...............................................................................................................................................6
ZTE - Routers .....................................................................................................................................................7
Huawei - USB Sticks ........................................................................................................................................8
ZTE – USB Sticks ..............................................................................................................................................9
Built-in Mobile Broadband Modules ..........................................................................................................10
Built-in Mobile Broadband Modules device drivers notes ...................................................................10
Firmware ........................................................................................................................................................... 11
Determining which firmware is installed ......................................................................................................11
Supported languages and networks ............................................................................................................ 12
Supported VPN Clients ................................................................................................................................... 12
Removal instructions ...................................................................................................................................... 13
Removing profile data .......................................................................................................................................13
Known issues and limitations ....................................................................................................................... 14
General limitations .............................................................................................................................................14
VMB Software ......................................................................................................................................................14
General device issues .......................................................................................................................................15
Huawei devices ...................................................................................................................................................16
ZTE devices ..........................................................................................................................................................16
Other devices .......................................................................................................................................................17
Trademarks.......................................................................................................................................................... 18
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Summary
Software Name:
Version:
Issue date:
Vodafone Mobile Broadband
11.1.1.52318 RC2
October_2015
The Vodafone Mobile Broadband application is designed specifically for use with the range of
Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB sticks, Hotspots and Built-in modules.
This ReadMe is intended for the full variant of Vodafone Mobile Broadband 11, and does not
address specific information on Vodafone Mobile Broadband Lite.
What’s new in this release


VMB 11.1.x bring the same features and functionality as VMB 10.x but on a Windows 10
OS.
Support Routers
Integrated third-party components
Component versions
Component
File
Version
VMB
MobileBroadband.exe
Wdkdi.exe
setup_vmb.exe
DeviceLookupTable.xml
Vodafone.Dali.Mbnsdk.dll
Infragistics2.Win.v9.2.dll
DataCardSetup.exe
NdisConfig.exe
FilterConfig_x86.exe
ResetCDROM.exe
11.1.1.52318
11.0.0.51762
52123
52040
3.1.1.52301
14.1.20141.2035
1.0.0.6
1.0.0.7
1.0.0.12
1.2.1.16
MBN SDK
Infragistics
Huawei
ZTE
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Scope
System requirements and installation instructions
Supported operating systems
Operating system
Windows 10
(Home, Pro, Enterprise and Education) 32 bit / 64 bit editions
Installation Notes
 Please note that this table only indicates the Operating System on which the Vodafone
Mobile Broadband application works. The mobile devices supported by this version can be
determined from the following tables.
 If your computer runs without problems now, it may not be necessary to update the software.
To determine if you should update the software, refer to the version Information section.
 For deployment in corporate environments please refer to the Vodafone Mobile Broadband
Standard Install Guide and Enterprise Install Guide.
Windows 10
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
If .Net Framework 4.5.1 is not installed it will be downloaded during the installation of
VMB.
When downloading the .Net Framework 4.5.1 during the installation of VMB an internet
connection is needed.
Determining which version is installed
1.
2.
3.
4.
Run the Vodafone mobile Broadband application
Navigate to <Advanced View>
Select <About VMB> from the application menu
Check the “Release”
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New Features
VMB 11.1.1.52318 Support Routers:
When Wi-Fi Router is plugged in via USB cable, automatically launches WebUI.
VMB offers a button in ShortcutsBar (near the SMS button) called "Web Application", which
launches WebUI for both USB and WiFi-connected routers.
VMB displays notification for plugged-in routers:
Connected, Disconnected, new SMS, Enter Pin, Enter password.
Note: For supported routers and routers that support notification, refer to supported devices
section
Note: SMS application installed with VMB only function with USB devices.
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Supported devices
Supported Routers
Huawei - Routers
Model
Vendor
Min. required
Firmware
Win10 32
Win10 64
R201 1,2,3
Huawei
4.17
√
√
R205 1,2,3
Huawei
8.0
√
√
Huawei
3.0
√
√
R207
Huawei
4.0
√
√
R208 1,3
Huawei
8.1
√
√
2,4
Huawei
4.1
√
√
R215
Huawei
2.0
√
√
R216
R206
2,3
R210
R226
W5101
Huawei
5.0
√
√
3
Huawei
6.0
√
√
1,3
Huawei
2.1
√
√
√
Min. required firmware
Integrated, tested, and supported.
Please use the latest VF approved firmware version. At least the mentioned
firmware version is required.
(1) Supported using the VMB Additional Drivers Package
(2) With known limitations (not supported by hardware vendor)
(3) Notification not supported
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ZTE - Routers
Model
Vendor
Min. required
Firmware
Win10 32
Win10 64
R206-Z 2,3
ZTE
3.3
√
√
R207-Z
ZTE
3.1
√
√
ZTE
2.0
√
√
R212-Z 2,3
ZTE
4.5
√
√
R216-Z
ZTE
3.3
√
√
R226-Z
ZTE
2.0
√
√
H209-Z 2
ZTE
2.0
√
√
R209-Z
3
√
Min. required firmware
Integrated, tested, and supported.
Please use the latest VF approved firmware version. At least the mentioned
firmware version is required.
(1) Supported using the VMB Additional Drivers Package
(2) With known limitations (not supported by hardware vendor)
(3) Notification not supported
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Supported USB Sticks
Huawei - USB Sticks
Model
Vendor
Min. required
Firmware
Win10 32
Win10 64
K3770 1,2
Huawei
3.0
√
√
K3772 1,2
Huawei
1.6
√
√
1,2
Huawei
2.13
√
√
K4510 1,2
Huawei
3.1
√
√
K4511 1,2
Huawei
3.1
√
√
1,2
Huawei
5.2
√
√
K5005 1,2
Huawei
9.2
√
√
K4201
Huawei
3.0
√
√
K4203
Huawei
4.1
√
√
K4203 Enterprise
Huawei
1.0
√
√
K4305
Huawei
5.0
√
√
K4606
Huawei
4.1
√
√
K4606 Enterprise
Huawei
3.0
√
√
K5150
Huawei
8.1
√
√
K5150 Enterprise
Huawei
4.0
√
√
K5160
Huawei
1.0
√
√
K4505
K4605
√
Min. required firmware
Integrated, tested, and supported.
Please use the latest VF approved firmware version. At least the mentioned
firmware version is required.
(1) Supported using the VMB Additional Drivers Package
(2) With known limitations (not supported by hardware vendor)
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ZTE – USB Sticks
Model
Vendor
Min. required
Firmware
Win10 32
Win10 64
K3806-Z 1,2
ZTE
R1.5.12
√
√
K4505-Z 1,2
ZTE
2.13
√
√
K4510-Z 1,2
ZTE
5.0
√
√
1,2
ZTE
3.2
√
√
K4201-Z *
ZTE
3.0
*
*
K4203-Z
ZTE
3.2
√
√
K4607-Z
ZTE
3.3
√
√
K5008-Z
ZTE
4.3
√
√
K5006-Z
√
Min. required firmware
Integrated, tested, and supported.
Please use the latest VF approved firmware version. At least the mentioned
firmware version is required.
(*) This device is end-of-life and has been replaced by K4203-Z. See ‘Known limitations’ for limitations
(1) Supported using the VMB Additional Drivers Package
(2) With known limitations (not supported by hardware vendor)
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Built-in Mobile Broadband Modules
Device Name /
Generic Name
Sierra Wireless
Alternative
Names /
OEM branded
Names
MC8305
Sierra Wireless
MC7710
√
Win10 32
Win10 64
√
√
√
√
Integrated, tested, and supported.
Please note that drivers for embedded devices are not installed by VMB but by the OEM and that not
every firmware version works with every driver version.
Built-in Mobile Broadband Modules device drivers notes
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Please note that the driver for your Built-in Mobile Broadband module is supplied by your
notebook manufacturer.
Installing the driver for this module is a prerequisite for installing the Vodafone Mobile
Broadband application.
Not every firmware version works with every driver version.
Please only use combinations that have been approved by your vendor
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Firmware
 If the device is detected and works properly it is usually not necessary to update the
firmware.
 A working installation of Vodafone Mobile Broadband on a computer is required to perform a
firmware upgrade.
 We recommend contacting the support hotline in your country for instructions on firmware
upgrades.
In case you would like to perform an upgrade of your Built-in Mobile Broadband module
firmware, please contact your computer manufacturer for further instructions.
Determining which firmware is installed
1.
2.
3.
4.
Start the Vodafone Mobile Broadband application
Go to <Advanced> view
Select <Diagnostics> in the
menu
The <Device> tab will show the “firmware version” of the device
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Supported languages and networks
The table below lists the languages supported by application
Supported languages
English
Estonian
Finnish
French
French (Belgium)
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Albanian
Arabic
Bulgarian
Chinese (Hong Kong)
Chinese (Taiwan)
Croatian
Czech
Dutch
Dutch (Belgium)
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonia
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Slovenian
Spanish
Turkish
The table below lists the Networks supported by application
A1
Airtel-Vodafone
Bite Latvija
Bité Lietuva
Celcom Malaysia
Cytamobile-Vodafone
DIALOG
du EITC
Elisa
Elisa Estonia
Entel PCS
MobileOne
M-Tel BG
Proximus
SFR
Si.mobil
Supported VF and partener Networks
Swisscom
Tango
TDC Denmark
TDC Norway
TDC Sweden
Vip operator
Vipnet Croatia
Vodacom Congo
Vodacom Lesotho
Vodacom Mozambique
Vodacom Tanzania
Vodafone Albania
Vodafone Australia
Vodafone Brazil
Vodafone CZ
Vodafone DE
Vodafone FO
Vodafone Ghana
Vodafone Greece
Vodafone Hungary
Vodafone Iceland
Vodafone IE
Vodafone India
Vodafone IT
Vodafone Malta
Vodafone NL
Vodafone NZ
vodafone P
Vodafone Qatar
Vodafone RO
Vodafone TR
Vodafone UK
SmarTone-Vodafone
Vodafone Egypt
Zain BH
SRR
vodafone ES
Vodafone Fiji
Supported VPN Clients
The table below lists the VPN clients supported by application
Supported VPN clients
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
VPN client name
Cisco VPN V5
Checkpoint VPN
Fortinet VPN
Cisco AnyConnect
F5 Networks
NCP Juniper
Nortel
Sonic Wall
Microsoft VPN
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n/a
4.0
3.0.x
7
1.0 Jupiner edition
10.01
n/a
n/a
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Removal instructions
Windows control panel
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open the Windows <Control panel>
Double click <Uninstall programs> and select <Vodafone Mobile Broadband>
R,Click <Vodafone Mobile Broadband>
Select <Change> and follow the instructions on screen
Removing profile data
To remove profile settings and user specific data please delete the data folder in the user
profile. This will delete SMS and contact information, as well as device profiles.
On Windows 10



Please make sure that showing hidden files and folders is turned on in your folder
options
Open C:\Users\%USER_NAME%\AppData\Roaming\Vodafone\
Delete the “Vodafone Mobile Broadband” folder
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Known issues and limitations
General limitations
 LTE network does not yet support the APN “event.vodafone.de”. Therefore customers using
WebSessions cannot connect via LTE network.
 If the own number (MSISDN) cannot be accessed or found a link to the relevant section of the
Help file is displayed on the Help/Diagnostics window. Please select “Device” on this page of the
Help file to get further information to get the MSISDN.
 VMB does not support more than one attached device at the same time.
 for some wireless LANs, automatic authentication is done as soon as the connection is
established. This authentication needs some data from the SIM card. If the SIM card is inserted
for the first time, there is a possibility that the data is not ready for successful authentication.
Workaround: Disconnect and connecting again.
 Automatic authentication which is done for some wireless LANs is dependent on the server side
as well, and can last up to 30 seconds.
 On Display DPI settings from 175% onwards VMB cannot be shown correctly. Some buttons &
strings might become difficult to read.
 Wifi Reordering issue, is a Windows 10 issue
 R210 is working only in non-tethering mode
VMB Software
 A MobileBroadband stopped working can occur if a Cisco Anyconnect Client before 3.1.05160 is
used.
 If the error message 'The File "filterconfig_x86.exe1" is not marked for installation' appears
during an upgrade scenario, then do the following workaround:
1. Cancel the installation process, 2. Reboot the system, 3. Start the installation again.
 VMB stops working when Cisco Anyconnect Client 3.1.03103 is installed. Not reproducible using
Cisco Anyconnect Client 3.1.04072 or 3.1.05170.
 F5 BIG-IP VPN-Client: Autoconnect VPN on connect does not work although VPN is configured to
connect automatically the VPN on mobile connect. The resulting message "You are not
connected" when connecting to the mobile network does not mean that there is no mobile
connection but that there is no open VPN session to the VPN gateway (F5 Edge gateway in the
current case).
 Exiting VMB always closes all dial-up connections. Consequently, in Germany, exiting VMB will
close connections over Alice DSL, because these are also dial-up connections.
 When upgrading VMB 10.1.000.25677 RC6 Full to a higher VMB version a critical exception may
occur while uninstalling the old version.
Workaround: First uninstall VMB 10.1.000.25677 RC6 Full manually before installing the new
version.
Alternative workaround: After rebooting and a 2nd attempt to install the new VMB version, the
old version gets uninstalled and the new version can be installed.
 Disconnect not possible while sending/receiving a SMS (sequence). This is a design limitation.
 Malware warning for VmbServiceConfig.exe from Avast because the file is new and unknown.
For more information please have a look at https://blog.avast.com/2012/03/20/autosandbox-whyare-you-annoying-me/
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
Mobile device switched off when deactivating Wlan module while ABC automatic mode is
switched on.
VPN traffic is not measured by VMB when VPN client is not 'connected' with VMB, e.g. for Cisco
VPN client: you have to click VPN tab>Application>Cisco>VPN profile if you want the data traffic
be measured by VMB.
Limitations in selecting a network manually with MBN:
When a network and a bearer is selected manually MBN works quite well. The chosen settings
become active when a connection gets established.
BUT:After a few moments MBN selects the best available bearer if one is available (see
PacketServiceStateChanged-Event (CurrentDataClass)) – so it’s quite useless to preselect a
bearer with MBN.
VMB MBN does not support USSD and Sync Contacts Option in SMS application.
When device is inserted with an INACTIVE SIM, no message pops up saying SIM NOT ACTIVATED.
K5150 mobile connection is not possible when the connect is too fast.
If VMB is not usable after resume, please restart VMB (exit via Application button-Exit)
Send SMS might fail if internally a parallel read is active
General device issues
 If for a specific device the SMS functionality is not working properly, then (besides user-SMS),
the following business logic for the following OpCos might be affected:
o Vodafone NZ:
Voucher Top-up
o Vodafone Ireland:
Voucher Top-up, Balance Information, Retrieve MSISDN
o SFR:
Retrieve MSISDN
o SRR:
Retrieve MSISDN
o du:
Retrieve MSISDN
o Vodafone Hungary: Balance Information
o Vodafone.de:
Outside Homezone notification
o Vodafone Egypt:
Balance Information
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
[334] If a mobile device is not mentioned in the list of supported devices (Error! Reference
source not found.) , then the following services may not be available:
- Dial-up functionality
- Pre-pay account handling (for example checking or topping up the balance of a pre-pay
account)
- Location services using the Cell Id and Local Area Code of the current cell
[017] Contacts: Unicode is implemented but most of the devices do not support Unicode. Only
Sierra Wireless, Motorola and LG devices support Unicode phonebooks. All other devices do not
support them: Novatel, Option, Sony Ericsson, Seiko, Nokia 6282, Samsung, Rim, HTC.
No phonebook import possible if contacts contain special Unicode characters.
No phonebook export (add contacts) to SIM / device possible if contacts on SIM / device contain
special Unicode characters (Mantis 11351).
Phonebook is currently not working for some of the devices
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Huawei devices
 K5005 (FW 9.2): The session data counter is not resetted after disconnect and re-connect a 4G
LTE connection. When establishing a new LTE connection the session data counter starts with
the value of the last session. The wrong data are delivered by the device (FW).
 K5005: Wrong data transfer reported, flow values drop down while connected. Tested with
Firmware 9.2 (FW=11.533.03.10.11 Driver=2.0.6.719). This device is end of life, so we will not
get a new FW.
 [K5005 with FW8.2: all non-VF networks are available.
 K5005, K4605 / MBN SMS: Receiving an SMS while the storage is full, a random SMS is deleted
to accommodate the new one. (Firmware: 8.2 (K5005), Drivers: 4.25.05.11).
 K5005 gets hot and stops responding after using it a long time. At first the speed slows down
and finally it stops responding. After unplugging and cooling down it works again.
 K5005 does not support PIN2/PUK2.
 K5005 has no AT command to report back the LTE cat in used by UE.
 K3772: Device category in "Start / Devices and Printers" is displayed as "Optical drive".
 K5150: Sometimes VMB does not recognize the K5150 when inserted in a laptop with Sierra
Wireless Gobi 2000 before the laptop is started. In such a case try to remove and insert again
the K5150 into the same USB port. Or try to use a different USB port.
 EM770W (FW: 11.126.08.31.00): After hibernate mode VMB remains in status "Mobile device
detected". Connect button is greyed out. Tested with Aspire 1410.
 K5160: Connect failed after fast click on connect button.
 K5160: A very long time in 'Searching for network'.
 K5150: attempt to delete 1 phonebook entry deletes all entries.
 K5150 and K5160 VAN shows 3G signal and the device 4G.
ZTE devices
 K5008-Z: In very rare cases VMB might not process a certain SMS.
 When using ZTE K5008-Z VMB ignores connection profiles which have undefined authentication
value (pap).
 K4201-Z does not receive SMS.
 K4607-Z: Device cannot receive long SMS.
 K4201-Z: Device does a reset all the time.
 K4607-Z: Signal strength is 0
 K4203-Z and K4607-Z does not support USSD
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Other devices
 Sierra Wireless Gobi 2000 installed in Fujitsu laptops doesn't work after resume from hibernate
with the TAed device driver version 1.01.18. Workaround: Update to non-TAed driver version
1.1.180.
 [Gobi 2000: Mbnsdk: Device not detected after resume from hibernate. Gobi 2000 is an end of
life product.
 Gobi 2000: Mbnsdk: Sometimes no SIM found after resume from hibernate. Gobi 2000 is an end
of life product.
 In rare cases Windows OS freezes during VMB app restart using a Sierra Wireless Gobi2000.
 Generic Gobi 3000 reports a wrong SIM-PIN state when using a SIM that doesn’t support
PIN2/PUK2. The issue only happens if the SMSI SDK is used.
 Fujitsu Celsius H Series with Sierra Gobi 2000 using an IE SIM: the internet cannot be accessed
because of very little received data.
 Gobi 2000: Sometimes RAS error 770 occurs when trying to connect
 Gobi 2000: Provider name cropped for Vodafone. It will be fixed with Gobi3000.
 Gobi 2000: Manual changes in DNS settings are not taken into account. It will be fixed with
Gobi3000.
 Embedded Gobi2000 module (Dell D5620 und Lenovo Qualcomm Gobi 2000 HS-USB Modem):
no connection possible using FW xx-3574 and UltraCard SIM. Reason: not supported USSD
command regarding the UltraCard SIM. Solved using FW xx-3600 / driver version 2.0.7.1
 N5321gw: Import/export of contacts to/from SIM not possible using VMB 10.3.407. N5321gw is
a new MBN device and not yet fully supported in VMB 10.3.407.
 F3307 R2: Bearer indication is stuck in "HSDPA" even in R99 coverage (bearer indication is
"HSDPA" instead of "UMTS"). Issue is fixed in later products
 D5540 - F3607, hs2340 - F5521: Network name not displayed in VAN with a Roaming SIM that
does not contain the Home Provider name in SPDI file.
 Phonebook functionality works erroneous with Ericsson devices when synchronizing contacts if
a contact contains a “\”.
 EM7345: Not possible to set bearer preference. If the EM7345 finds the LTE network, all settings
of the VMB Bearer Preferences tab of the setting screen are ignored except "4G Preferred".
 In very rare cases, on laptops with Sierra Wireless embedded device, MBN-supported-devices
are not recognized by VAN or VMB. Workaround: Shut down the laptop, maybe remove the
battery and power supply for 30 seconds and reboot. After that the corresponding device will be
recognized.
 GT3300 (FW Y3300BUKB1, dr. 5.35.8292.0) on Windows 7 32-bit SP1:
o MS VAN: Roaming partner name is not correct: "Vodafone.de vodafone" instead
of "Vodafone.de".

NC10/Y3100: In rare cases VMB closed after first connection. Workaround: Restart VMB.
NC10/Y3100 has reached EOL.
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Trademarks
© Vodafone Group 2015. Vodafone, the Vodafone logos and Vodafone Mobile Connect are trademarks
of the Vodafone Group. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks
of their respective owners. The Vodafone Mobile Connect data card is the subject of a European
Community Design Application No. 000093539. Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries. Mac and PowerBook are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries.
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