fyi , Huawei E220 can only support up to 3.6Mbps speed. In Malaysia, 3.6Mbps is the top speed that 3.5G broadband users can get. But the truth is, it is just a fantasy. No one will get that speed.
How u can "hack" ur Huawei E220 USB modem to make it supports up to 7.2Mbps speed? By default, Huawei E220 will only can operates at 3.6Mbps. But by doing this "hack" you can make it to operate at 7.2Mbps.
my advice is dont do this if :
your device is still under contract or warranty
you don't want to get into troubles if something goes wrong
you don't want to make your Huawei E220 supports 7.2Mbps speed
Disclaimer: I will not responsible on anything you do or happen to your Huawei E220 USB Modem.
Now, to do the "hack" is really simple. First what you need to do is to backup all files in the Huawei E220 USB modem to your computer. I forgot to copy the files and I have lost everything. So my advice, make a backup all the files into your computer hard drive. DON'T do the same mistake like I did.
Now go to:
and download firmware 11.117.09.00.00. Download it and run the update file. Follow the screen and make sure to tick "Forced Download".
The download process will take awhile and you will see the green light blinking rapidly. Once the "hack" is done, you will see your connection is able to support up to 7.2Mbps.
Again, in Malaysia, we are provided with 3.6Mbps only. This 7.2Mbps is only available in UK, US and other first and second world countries. So, even though you do this "hack", it doesn't mean you will get faster broadband connection.
i tried already and the picture above is the result even my modem is still under warranty,hehehe. but one thing for sure, i will not get a faster connection doing this hack.so what the point doing this? This Maxis Broadband still can use & work with any network connection by 3G Sim Card like Celcom Broadband. So u don't need to buy another 3G modem device. That also don't need to buy another Broadband modem device to get speed up 7.2Mb if u're going to UK, US and other first and second world countries
moreover, i've tried and the result is good enough :D hahaha.