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This is a very simple and easy way of increasing your internet connection speed using your SmartBRO Prepaid USB Modem. If the same applies to other USB Modems (Globe Tattoo and alike) I do not know.  What I do know is I’ve done this already to my SmartBro USB and it worked for me. Two out of five bars on the indicator and it already felt like I was in an internet cafe. (It could also be that the indicator is malfunctioning.) Before I made the adjustments, it was barely faster than a dial-up connection most of the time.  It really went a whole lot faster after the tweak, as long as you have enough credits on your account. Here on my end, I can still browse the internet even if I don’t have credits, but the downside is it’s slow. If you want to know how to do that then read my other post about FREE INTERNET. Thanks to those who have read it already, but if you haven’t then make sure you read it after this one. For now, let’s speed up your connection. Let’s get down to business shall we?

OK! First make sure that your USB Modem is plugged to your PC. Make sure it is no longer in storage mode. What I mean is it should not appear as an additional drive when you look at it using windows explorer. To make it more simple, you should see the SMARTBRO logo on your “system tray” (system tray is where you see the PC clock, volume control, antivirus, network status, etc). if you see your Smartbro logo there then your good to go. Then follow these instructions.

  1. Right-click on MY COMPUTER then select “Properties”. After that click on the “Hardware” tab, then select “Device Manager”. A new window will pop-up.
  2. In the new window, click on VIEW and select “Show Hidden Devices”.
  3. Click the plus sign beside PORTS and right-click on “Device Application Interface” then choose “Properties”
  4. Click the “Port Settings” tab. Choose the maximum speed on BITS PER SECOND. Then press OK.

Repeat steps 3 and 4 for “Device Diagnostic Interface” and you’re done!

What we just did is remove some of the limitations and/or default processes (one would be error-checking) to increase our connection. Hope this helps you enjoy your internet browsing! I don’t care if it’s bad or good just leave a comment will ya! Thanks for reading, spread the word by telling your friends to read my blog and PEACE OUT!


For those who left messages about not being able to find where  “Device Diagnostic” is,

I’ve uploaded a screenshot of my pc. I’m using windows XP, unfortunately i don’t know where to locate it in Vista, try asking my good friend (GOOGLE). maybe IT can help. Here’s my screenshot anyways, hope it helps.

device diagnostic

51 Responses to “SmartBRO USB Modem TWEAK”

  1. Julius said

    Did the changes for the smart bro device under PORTS. I can’t find Device diagnostic Interface. Will I have problems if I’m running Vista in terms of finding the proper directory? Not really sure if it’s changed anything. Can you help me find Device Diagnostic Interface? Thanks.

  2. VinzParamore said

    ya! ya! me too…

    di ko rin nakita ang “Device diagnostic Interface”

    or Something….

    tsaka na select ko na yung “Show Hidden Devices”

    taz wala pa rin…

    Any Help??

  3. vckristoffer said

    AMAZING haha domoble ung bilis sakin. super salamat..

  4. takeulo said

    hey guys gumana sa akin sa vista and i relocate the manage device just right click my computer select manage and u’ll be notified if u want to continue that action juz press continue then computer manageent will appear at the left side look for device manager and click it then u’ll be notified again if u want to continue that action juz press continue then hit te port then ZTE DIOGNOSTIC INTERFACE OR UNG ZTE NMEA DEVICE right click then properties ports settings tab then set bits per second to the maximun bale ang maximum eh ung 128000 bits the n press ok …. sna nkahelp ito sa mga vista users :) take care

  5. yudzki said

    this really works! lalo na kung i-tweak mo rin ang about:config ng firefox…

  6. Ronnel said

    i already read this on the other site and based on the comments there.. its possible na masira usb moh pag nka set sa maximum speed.. ^_^

    • Well for serial comms in theory the error bits will increase with increase in speed but I do not think the effect is on the physical layer of things it will be the BER – bit error rate. Slowing the speed maybe safer for error correction because serial communications will retry many times making it more inefficient.

    • I have just checked it on the ZTE USB Modem property under Computer Management on a Port 25 as a USB Modem this baby will run its fastest at 921,600!

  7. edge said

    u r good!!! amazing talaga, super thank you

  8. SwagBucks said

    Lamat po.. susubukan ko

  9. Mark Wendhelle Jeff Aquino said

    Hahahaha!!!! Thanks so much for the trick dude… Now I can watch youtube a little bit faster than before….


  10. Ran said

    hmmm… i tried it… sa tingin ko naman bumilis nga… pero i’ll see kung magiging mabilis siya sa mga sunod na araw… thanx

  11. kendarlyrel said

    pano malaman kung domoble ang speed

  12. Gaudencio Pacot said

    Yung Smartbro na may antenna nakakabit sa rooftop, paano kaya mapapabilis yun?

  13. Rolly said

    haha… uu nga… 0.00kbps yung connection ko eve of new year… nung ginawa ko ang tweak,, nagspike ng 1.1 mbps once… at between 300kbps to 800kbps nilalaro ng connection currently, amazing…thanks

  14. aey said

    thanks a lot.. made it super fast.. thank you! :)

  15. jayjay said

    pede mo siya i check sa

  16. gennio said

    ahahaha ii cant see the changes bcoz i have avail the unli surf 200 then i try to manipulate the max. speed but i cant see the diffrence hay nako!!! did you mean mkkaccess ka ng internet even u dnt have a load to connect? huh!!! haha jikjik<<

  17. Tefro said

    wooooowwww ty ty ty…

  18. Jason said

    It got fast,pero after a while it became slow again.. any thoughts?

  19. dARK bYTE said

    hindi kuw parin nakita ang “Device diagnostic Interface” eh!
    san bah mahahanap yun?!?

  20. jojojo said

    yoh an lupet netoh…!!!!

    mabilis na konte mag download

  21. Johnjohn said

    just read this. i was curious so i tried it…and i’m surprised(and very much relieved) that it worked! wow! thanks a lot dude! :D you’re a life saver :P

    but what are the consequences?are there even any?

    haha. thanks. ^.^

  22. kelly said

    pa help nmn po… ung sken po post paid. wala pong lumalabas na ganyan sken.. pls help.. wala po akong maxadong alam sa computer. nababagalan po ksi ako sa net ko. ty po.. :)

  23. devy said

    tnx. it work for me ^_^

  24. Jhanell said

    I tried it,.. I hope this will work,.. Thanks a lot,.

  25. jasper said

    The Best Ka!

  26. Maki said

    i still got the same speed… average speed of 25kbps

  27. chris said

    tnx mate.
    It works even for a bit……=)

  28. speedisthekey said

    it work. . salamat. . .^^

  29. Lyra said

    wow! it works.. iam so amazed! mabilis na ang internet connection ko. well, i’ll also observe my internet connection the next day. thanks for the info.

  30. Louie Hahn said

    Fabulous tweak! I’ve managed to change the settings on my windows PC (thankyou!!), just wondering if there’s a similar tweak I can do on my Mac to help out my poor little slow SmartBro connection?

  31. SAK9 said


  32. kiey said


    it works…

    sobrang bilis konti nlng prang broadband na haha …



  33. ASD said


  34. Jim said ———- all answers are in there

  35. _don_ said

    it work well thankz

  36. ghost said

    wow thanks for the info, it really helped.

  37. How do you this for a Vista OS does this need a restart after? I’m using MPF190 model for SmartBro Prepaid it still is turtle speed at the moment even if I put on MAX all the pertinent ports

  38. _don_ said

    tenks for your blog big help t.y ul8

  39. channe said

    paanp po pag windows 7 pa2long naman

  40. albert tan said

    how can i download faster at torrent using smartbro usb?

  41. mickey said

    I tried this tweak and does not work for me. :( I’m running windows 7. Any suggestions?

  42. binibiningmeg said

    try ko po cia sa xp nkaxp lng po kc ako eh…

  43. JM said

    cguro un na ung HUAWEI MOBILE CONNECT – 3G PC UI Interface?

  44. aldrin said

    what if windows 7 ung operating system..

  45. Jayson Ho Zacarias said

    pano po yung sa windows 7?

  46. ketson said

    i should say this is my first time to leave a post!! but the tweak works very well for me. I am using windows 8 and for those who can’t find the various elements mention in 3 and 4 above, use the port numbers and u are good to go.

  47. what the f.. =D Umabot ng 990kbps ang bilis ng smartbro ko.. =D salamat pare! xD

  48. grimaldogerald said

    sir panu kung naka osx lion (10.7) panu po macoconfigure yun? thanks in advance

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