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Three branded Huawei CPE Pro 2 and bridge mode?

rob77

Casual Member
Hi guys

Currently I have a zyxel NR5101 which isn't performing as it should. I'd like to try the CPE Pro 2 next but need bridge mode. I have read this is disabled on the ISP branded ones and just wondered if it might have been enabled on newer firmware?

Otherwise I'm going to buy an unbranded one, there is just not as many out there.

Cheers

Rob
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Hi guys

Currently I have a zyxel NR5101 which isn't performing as it should. I'd like to try the CPE Pro 2 next but need bridge mode. I have read this is disabled on the ISP branded ones and just wondered if it might have been enabled on newer firmware?

Otherwise I'm going to buy an unbranded one, there is just not as many out there.

Cheers

Rob
@TheWeeBear I believe has it on his if I am recalling correctly.
 

johnro

Regular Member
Thanks weebear

Looks like I'll have to get an unlocked one.

Cheers


i'm in the same boat (sort of)
i see a lot of cpe pro 2's on ebay from 3, Ā£250-Ā£300 range.

i'm thinking of getting one and then get an unlock code for Ā£19.99
i kinda think that that's unlocking all it's functions.

but then again, i believe i've read somewhere that when unlocking an locked one, you might not get all the perks that an unlocked comes with.

i hope someone done it and let us all know if all went well

thanks
 

rob77

Casual Member
i'm in the same boat (sort of)
i see a lot of cpe pro 2's on ebay from 3, Ā£250-Ā£300 range.

i'm thinking of getting one and then get an unlock code for Ā£19.99
i kinda think that that's unlocking all it's functions.

but then again, i believe i've read somewhere that when unlocking an locked one, you might not get all the perks that an unlocked comes with.

i hope someone done it and let us all know if all went well

thanks
You can unlock the cpe pro 2 but I believe the firmware from the ISP remains so the settings are limited. I've bought an unlocked unbranded one today and should be here in a few days :)
 

kommando828

ULTIMATE Member
Thanks. Is there a way to flash the unlocked firmware without bricking the device?
I have loaded new firmware onto a B525. Very similar to loading a rom to an android phone. I have to download the firmware, the loading program and the Huawei drivers to a PC, open up the 525 and short 2 wires while it booted up, wait for the right leds to light up and then connect it to a USB port on the PC. I then used the loading program to upload the firmware. Never looked for the CPE procedure, it may not exist and firmware is hard to find.
 

johnro

Regular Member
Well well. Who isn't:)

Anyone k ow how to copy from an unlocked device?
Is it just an eprom removal surgery and then cloning it to all those THREE devices out there?
 
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