After my disappointing experience with my previous Charji Cloud , I was forced to look for alternative options. Couldn’t settle for anything less than a 4G, so my only options were Zong and PTCL. Zong ruled itself out during my test use due to its Unethical Tactics. PTCL EVDO was all that I was left with, I got the PTCL EVDO Charji Cloud R600A which is a product of GadgeIT, with hopes that it will prove a better hardware than Huawei.
GadgeIT PTCL Charji Cloud R600A
The device has a limited display comprising of Power , WiFi & Signal indicators. All have different colour LED’s which indicate battery life ,WiFi devices connected and Signal Strength.Details are explained in the brochure which comes in its packing.
GadgeIT PTCL Charji R600A Features
The device comes with standard feature list :
- Device Name : R600A
- Connects upto 10 Wifi Devices
- 4G LTE – 36Mbps
- Supports CDMA2000 1x EV-DO rev.B Standard(Phase 1 & 2)
- MicroSD Support upto 32GB
- SD Card sharing over Wifi
- 2000mAh battery for upto 5 hours of constant usage
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Backward compantible for seamless 9.3 Mbps 3G connectivity
PTCL Charji Cloud R600A Interface
The most interesting thing I noticed was the interface which was really exotic and felt good to the eyes.The Web Admin panel with all its fancy looks lagged and it was not very responsive.
PTCL Charji Cloud R600A Speed Test
I conducted a SpeedTest on one of my cellular device while connecting to the new 4G device and the Results were not that bad either.
Unlock PTCL Charji Cloud R600A
GadgeIT PTCL Cloud R600A can be unlocked so that we can use Data SIMs of any other cellular company and not be bound to PTCL only.Procedure:
I have asked for PTCL permission, allowing me to provide unlock tutorial to you guys. Currently waiting for their response, although they sell Locked Devices but there is no restriction in unlocking the device nor its illegal (warranty gets void), I will update this place with the Unlock Code and you can ask for you device as well once response is received from PTCL. Comment below or subscribe so once response arrives I can let you know pronto.
Drawbacks of GadgeIT PTCL Charji Cloud R600A
Few drawbacks I noticed during my use are :
- It lacks the ability of Port forwarding, so thats a big issue for tech guys and gamers
- No manual IP binding , again issue or those who want to run a dynamic updated Server for any reason
- No MAC to IP Binding, so new IP everytime. That is indeed a turn off
- No Firewall of any sort
- No bandwidth usage limit option
- No URL / IP Blacklisting for safe guarding your data
- No TR-069 or similar protocol allowing remote configuration via ACS(s)
Update: How to Hack PTCL Charji / Wingle / EVdo : [Tutorial] Root PTCL Charji Wingle – Port Forwarding
Nice write up. waiting for PTCL response 😀
This is a quality review. Could have been EVEN interesting if you would have included unboxing video, a couple benchmarks test comparing its speeds, battery life with its predecessors and/or its rivals.
And oh, can you please start reducing the size of the pictures in your posts? Like the ones from the initial post about Zong…it had massive screenshots, even bigger than the mobile itself. It makes it difficult to read.
PS. Thanks for including my queries about the device.
Keep up the good work (Y)
Do i love positive criticism or what..
thanks ,all points noted and agreed too ..and yeah pics issue is true , will take care of that in future.
I haven’t really done unboxing video (apart from my pistols https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll-os07zBPQ) so i guess its time to work on unboxing vids too .. will incorporate.
I hope you’ll use better cam next time 😛
That’s a thing of beauty btw.
it was the famous Nokia 6600 😉
please let me know how to unlock it i need it badly as ptcl has been banned to provide 4g services by PTA
AA. i hav a r600. device is working fine but i am unable to connect to its web interface at 192.168.1.1 at all. all browsers give error”192.168.1.1 refused to connect.” dont know what’s wrong. could u plz shed some light? as i m unable to change any settings etc. apart from this device is working fine at full speeds.thanks
going through same problem, did u found any solution ???
so i pulled the charji device to see the issue and guess what , i can not open the router page aswell .. and when i used IP Scanner to see which all Local ips are running it doesnt return the ping .. very weird indeed … same result even after resetting device
got the same issue on my end
Any update on this Dr Hack ? I got the same issue - i can’t find the firmware or instructions to restore firmware on internet either . Any help would be appriciated ?
Unfortunately, due to experimenting I have deleted the interface files of my device so the device works but i can not login the admin panel of the device anymore , I was under an impression the firmware has a security check disabling us into doing such editing so now i am without a device to test it anymore . Hard Luck
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Nice way to engage traffic !
see link at bottom , that way you can access the ROM and see your web directories aswell and maybe fix it
got the same issue on my end you have any solution for R600’s Home page
i hav a r600. device is working fine but i am unable to connect to its web interface at 192.168.1.1 at all. if you have any solution pls share
i think i do have a solution , but do not have that device to test it out ..
see this tutorial : https://blog.drhack.net/root-hack-ptcl-charji-evo-nat/ follow it till the part to access the ROM of the device, from there maybe you can see whats messing up the device
ptcl charji zte mf920v firmware found.but unable to find application to writer it on modem
I need the firmware of PTCL charji R600A. Please help me out.
Doesn’t exist even the company is not branding it anymore , you can try the D-Link 4G adapter firmware given in this link : https://blog.drhack.net/root-hack-ptcl-charji-evo-nat/
it will be risky and might leave you with a non-working device
please share how can i unlock r600a
I installed this firmware on my device . Webserver is working but no signals problem .
Any solution ?