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Author Topic: Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701  (Read 2952 times)

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Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701
« on: April 03, 2018, 03:03:48 PM »

I have made my first sighting of a Huawei MT992 Modem (for a G.9700/9701 service) available on eBay. It has a "Buy it now" price of 400!  :o

I wonder how long it will be before the installed software is fully analysed and modified to unlock its GUI?
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Re: Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 03:16:22 PM »

400 lol.. hope its gold plated internally for that
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Re: Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 05:36:29 PM »

Ouch at that price! :o

I'd rather get an Asus DSL-AC88U which is supposed to contain a BCM chip.   Still not cheap at ~200 but the first VDSL2 combined modems where >200.  Hopefully the prices of combined units will drop when other manufacturers start making G.fast modem/routers to the general public.

Wouldn't be surprised if the seller has actually bought a DSL-AC88U and why he is selling the MT992.
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Re: Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 07:20:42 PM »

When I saw the listing, I thought that the seller had probably been given a BT SmartHub X and been left the MT992 when their line was installed.

Regardless, if I could get g.fast etc., I wouldn't want to use any unapproved kit like an Asus on the line atm - the technology is just too new imho.
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Re: Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2018, 08:13:23 PM »

I wondered if the seller had access to goods being dispatched out from Magna Park, to be issued as van stock to Openreach technicians.  :-X
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Re: Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 10:54:08 PM »

I wondered that too at first, but when I looked the other night (granted not in great detail), but he appeared to use ebay mostly to purchase and if he did work at a certain location, then I would have expected there to be more than one. 
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Re: Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2018, 11:28:53 PM »

On checking the eBay listing I now see --

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This listing was ended by the seller because there was an error in the listing.

I wonder what was the error? Decimal point, of the price, in the wrong position? Or . . .  :-\
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Re: Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2018, 01:15:05 PM »

Not sure but certainly far in excess of what it should be.  :o  I notice that he's also selling an Airport Extreme for 120 when the usual buy-it now price is ~85 or 60-65 in auction.

The fact that he was selling a MT922 & an Airport Router suggests that he has got a new (and decent) AIO unit to me, otherwise you'd think he'd keep hold of the Airport Extreme. 
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Re: Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2019, 10:40:55 PM »

Earlier this evening I came across another Huawei MT992 modem, on eBay, with a buy it now price of 275:o  ::)
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Re: Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 02:38:57 AM »

Earlier this evening I came across another Huawei MT992 modem, on eBay, with a buy it now price of 275:o  ::)

I was notified of the listing by eBay
I offered 1 with an accompanying message conveying my disgust at the price.
Needless to say it was rejected.

I have a hunch they are either a member here or they lurk.

I honestly hope some "Muppet" buys it and screws them over with a PayPal claim.
"Not as described" and return the item with an old Huawei HG612.
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Re: Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2019, 09:15:28 AM »

Listing ended 08 Apr, 2019 04:27:18 BST

I can't comprehend why they are being listed at such ridiculous high prices.  >:(  They probably only cost Openreach <20. 
That is way too much money to be wanting to pick one up as a spare and anyhow if you had a problem then you'd just get a replacement from either Openreach or your ISP.

Personally if I had g.fast I'd be wanting an all in one unit, just because I like less clutter and once set up I never have any need to mess around with the LAN/WLAN or PPP side.   My daughter hates their MT992 and the Fritz!box which she says is fugly in their front room.

I'd much rather get an ASUS DSL-AC88U with the BCM61638 & decent wifi for 190, as opposed to an overpriced locked down box you can't do stuff all with.
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Re: Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2019, 09:16:04 AM »

I offered 1 with an accompanying message conveying my disgust at the price.

 :lol: :lol:
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Re: Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2019, 09:11:29 PM »

I have a hunch they are either a member here or they lurk.

We have a significant number of lurkers, some of whom are definite eBay cowboys.  :-X  >:(
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Re: Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2019, 08:46:21 PM »

Oh, look . . .

Here's another Huawei MT992 that has been listed for auction on eBay, with bids starting at 300-00.  ::)
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Re: Huawei MT992 Modem for G.9700/9701
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2019, 11:01:30 AM »

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For anyone wanting to use BT's G.Fast service and wanting a modem to work with there router. 
Currently there are very few modems that work with BT's G.Fast service which makes this box a "Most Wanted Item".

Not at that price it doesn't  :o  300 for a modem only worth about 20  >:(   
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