My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: Restart your EX-250 or DX-250 Greenpacket Modem as we await Digicel LTE Modems

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Restart your EX-250 or DX-250 Greenpacket Modem as we await Digicel LTE Modems

By now you may be aware that Digicel has stopped selling their 4G Broadband modems.

Instead, they're pushing their Digicel LTE, which they'd launched in June 2016 as I'd detailed in my blog article entitled “US$50 million 60Mbps Digicel LTE Network as Caricel and FLOW prep for August 2016 Launch”. 

Digicel has been experienced a great deal of success with their Digicel LTE as reported in my Geezam blog article entitled “How to Activate a Digicel LTE Smart Plan on your Smartphone”  , with an increasing number of persons signing up to the Faster Mobile Broadband service.

Digicel, however has not abandoned their 4G Broadband Network. They've instead increased the cost of their 4G Broadband Data Plans as of Monday August 1st 2016 as follows:

1.      1 day - JA$350
2.      3 day – JA$800
3.      7 day - JA$1350
4.      14 day - JA$2000
5.      30 day - JA$3000

Despite this and this price increase, many fans of the 4G Broadband modem, particularly the EX-250 Greenpacket modems are still waiting on Digicel to launch new modems so that they can upgrade.

I was one such persons who had hoped that Digicel would offer a program to upgrade to the DX-250 modem with Wi-Fi in exchange for carrying in the older EX-250 Greenpacket Modem as explained in my blog article entitled “No Exchange for @Digicel_Jamaica Greenpacket Dx-250 Modem as Data Prices unchanged since 2013”. 

Granted the DX-250 modem isn't perfect; it's slow in the daytime and you have to use various techniques to extend the range as detailed in my blog article entitled “How to Increase Digicel Greenpacket DX-250 Modem Wi-Fi Signal and Range”.

But once you have a Car charger based inverter, you can basically have Internet anywhere 4G Broadband has coverage. So this article is for those of you that STILL have the EX-250 or DX-250 Greenpacket modem and have decided to dust if off to use while waiting on Digicel to launch Digicel LTE modems.

EX-250 or DX-250 Greenpacket modem - How to set up you Modem all over again

After a protracted period of not using the EX-250 or DX-250 Greenpacket modem, the login and password ma have expired. To set up the EX-250 or DX-250 Greenpacket modem, first you have to power up the modem, making sure the Ethernet cable is connected to you laptop for desktop computer.

It will boot up, showing a yellow power light.

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Then the first signal light will light up, indicating it's trying to connect to Digicel 4G Broadband Network, which is still up and running.

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Eventually, once I has established full contact with Digicel's 4G Broadband Network, all three symbols will glow with a green colour.

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On the computer screen, you'll see the familiar welcome page for the Digicel Selfcare website. To re-register, click on Click here to Register on the Left.

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You'll be taken to a screen where you'll be given the option to re-enter the MAC Address, which is located on the underside of your EX-250 or DX-250 Greenpacket modem.

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You're then taken to a form where you create a new Password and login.

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Digicel, ever the data collecting company they are, also included a fairly detailed form to fill out after you've chosen a new login and password.

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After entering the information successfully, you can now restart the EX-250 or DX-250 Greenpacket modem.

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So now you've registered, how do you choose a Data Plan!?

Registering the EX-250 or DX-250 Greenpacket modem - Choosing a 4G Broadband data Plan

Once you’re restarted the modem, you'll be taken to a screen that'll tell you current status. First, you have to have some credit on your account by clicking on Prepaid Voucher.

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You'll then be taken to a screen where you can add voucher credit.

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Once you've added credit, you'll be taken back the home screen, where you can now select a Modem Data plan by selecting Click Here to purchase a Data plan.

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You have five (5) Data plan to choose from as shown below.

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The cost for these Data plans are as follows:

1.      1 day - JA$350
2.      3 day - JA$800
3.      7 day - JA$1350
4.      14 day - JA$2000
5.      30 day - JA$3000

Once you've chosen a plan, you be taken to a screen where you'll be prompted to restart the modem. Once that's done, you’ll be able to browse the Internet. Sharing is caring so share this article with your friends.

As for me, I’ll be publishing an article on Digicel 4G Broadband triumphal return .......or the coming of Digicle LTE Modems when that occurs.





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