If not for many numerous Africans out there who are finding it difficult using 3g modem on qsat q23g, this article wouldn’t have been necessary. Today, I will give a simple guide on how you can use 2g network to connect your cccam account. This guide shall be divided into two: the first one is strictly for qsat users while the second one applies to any cccam-compatible decoder that has wifi capabilities. I will personally advice you to go with second method, if you have the equipment.
- A sim card that is internet enabled(I will advice etisalat or glo if you are not sure of your network. In fact use etisalat or glo, only when etisalat or glo is not working should you try MTN or Airtel)
- Your phone with mobile hotspot– If you are using Method 2(It maybe android, iphone 4 and above, a windows phone 7 or 8, or a blackberry 10 phone)
- A wifi Adapter compatible with your decoder… If you are using Method 2.(You can learn about compatible wifi adapters here , and you can learn how to setup your decoder to use wifi here)
- Data Bundle of your choice: you are not advised to use your pay-as-you-go airtime to power your decoder. And as for glo network, please make sure you load a data plan as glo doesn’t work with pay as you go airtime in the first place. Finally, please don’tuse a blackberry plan(airtel blackberry social works though but others don’t)
METHOD 1 WORKS ONLY WITH QSAT AND SPEED HD S1
Please note that using your 2g sim card with your cccam account doesn’t qualify you to be able to use it to watch YouTube or other iptv channels on your qsat. Similarly, in extreme network instability conditions, you must disconnect your cccam account so that you won’t a soft ban from the cccam manufacturers Now let us go to How to do this;
- Insert your internet active sim card directly to the sim slot which is positioned at the back of your qsat decoder
- Configure your sim card so that it can get connected to the internet.If you don’t know how to setup different internet connections on qsat please read my tutorial here.
- After successfully connecting your sim card, go and watch dst* channels for a few minutes, After that, enter your cccam details>>then connect your cccam>>switch off your avatarcam code>> and your cccam should connect and you will be able to use it to watch your dst* channels on your speed hd s1 or qsat in place of the default qsat account. If you don’t know how to setup a cccam on qsat, please read
METHOD 2 – IT IS APPLICABLE TO ALL CCCAM-COMPATIBLE DECODERS AND IT IS VERY SAFE
The joy about this second method is that, you it is very safe to use without the fear of getting your cccam banned. However, like the the first method, it doen’t open iptv channels. 2g network no matter how stable in Nigeria, is too weak to successfully stream satellite videos. The list of compatible decoders here, are enormous e.g: azsky G6, Qsat, Tlink, skybox, Strong 4922A and newer, openbox, dreambox speed hd s1 and so on
- Connect your wifi adapter to your decoder by attaching it either of the USB ports located on the decoder>> Next, set your phone or router’s hotspot to use only 2g network(you can do that of your phone under the Network / cellular settings of your smartphone. As for your router, you can do it from the dashboard of your router e.g vodafone router supports 2g but most routers out there doesn’t so, your phone is still your surest bet)
- Connect your wifi to your decoder: to learn how to setup wifi on your decoder, have the idea here
- After successfully connecting your decoder to the internet, enter your cccam account details and connect your cccam account. Your cccam account will get connected.
You can’t compare the stability of using a 3g modem with that of using a direct sim card or 2g via wifi. Don’t be surprise if your neighbor next door who is using a 3g modem is having an uninterrupted viewing experience, while your own channels scrambled intermittently. Please only use 2g / edge network when you have no options and when you do, make sure you use either glo or etisalat, unless circumstances forces you to decide otherwise. To wrap it all up, method 2 above is safer with your cccam than method 1, though if your connection is stable, you will not be penalized for going with method 1