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Hello,
My 4G USB modem (Huawei E3276) behaves a little erratic when I connect to my 4G wireless router (TL-MR3420), but works well when I connect it directly to my laptop. When I googled for solutions, I observed it could probably be because of insufficient power generated by the router. In this site http://www.ofmodemsandmen.com/powert.html it is suggested more power be supplied through a Y USB cable. I would like to know will this harm the router anyway? And if anyone else has tried something similar?
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Yes these work fine and will only give the power the modem needs and should not cause any problems.

Routers often don't; have the power handling needed for these purposes.

Wayne
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you can also use a POWERED usb hub, like this:
http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=158910
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Thanks for your inputs!
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