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11/07/2017

3neo 4G WiFi Router(ZTE MF287) Features Review

If we talk about 4G router, you may think of a 3G wireless router with external antennas or other features. Today, we will offer a presentation of a LTE router which doesn’t look like a common router but very special and beautiful! The Austrian telecommunications operator "3" makes the router available to its subscriber’s package named it as "3neo". Actually, it’s from the Chinese manufacturer ZTE and the model number is MF287.

 

This 3neo MF287 router is a LTE category 6 device that allows download speeds of 300 Mbps and uploads of 50 Mbps. At this time, this router is exclusively marketed by operator 3 and, in fact, the wireless router is simlocked on its networks. However, it can be expected that it will soon be marketed directly by ZTE. Aesthetically speaking, the router has a wide band of light on the left side that displays the status of the device and on top side, a LED that tells you the type of active connection.

 

Concerning the connection, you will see the connection possibility on the back. You will find:

* WPS activation button

* 4 gigabit LAN Ethernet ports

* 1 RJ11 port for the phone

* 1 USB port (only for manufacturer's diagnostic operations in this version)

* The supplied 12V 1.5A power port.

* The Power button  

 

You will also find the 2 covers of the external antenna connectors in TS-9 format. We recommend below the external antenna for the 3Neo/ZTE MF287 Router: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-ts-9-connector.html

 

4G LTE Indoor Antenna (2 x TS-9 Connectors) for Huawei/ZTE 4G LTE Modems/dongles/mobile hotspots

 

Regarding the power supply, as you can see, this is a 12 volt source for 1.5 amps, which makes the ZTE MF287 3Neo router can work in a vehicle. What’s more, unlike other LTE category 6 router such as Huawei E5175, this router features an internal removable battery. This 3,080 mAh Li-ion battery allows the router to run independently for up to 5 hours of operation. So user can take the 3NEO Router on the go for outdoor activities.

 

 

The dimensions of 3Neo ZTE MF287 are 220 x 110 x 106 mm with a weight of 730g. It is a portable network solution for weekend or camping and is subject to recharge via a cigarette lighter socket. Finally, you will find the location of the SIM card in micro format under the battery. On the WiFi side, the 3neo has the WLAN feature of 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with the dual band in 2.4 & 5 GHz. The 3Neo router accepts the connection of up to 64 users. The similar LTE Category 6 router Huawei E5186 could also supports same quantity of users. The ZTE MF287 can also support 3G and 2G networks if 4G/LTE network is not available. The 3neo router interface offering the features of DMZ, Port forwarding, Firewall, DHCP services with filtering, network selection and setting of the APN. However, the function of bridge mode is not supported.

 

 

At this time, we do not have accurate information about the support LTE bands and the aggregated frequency. However, Austria uses the same 4G bands as France, at least band 3 (1800), 7 (2600) and 20 (800), and operator "3" uses B3 & B7. And we suppose the cat6 aggregate is done in band 3 + 7. But this need re-confirm.  

 

Finally, user can control the ZTE MF287 router with the 3 home application on your smartphone, after flashing the QR code located on the router. We would take further test after getting the ZTE MF287 in hand. If you can’t wait to get a new LTE cat.6 router, you may try Huawei E5186 or latest Huawei B618 LTE Router.

01/01/2017

Huawei Presents B5328 4 X 4 MIMO LTE Router

Around the end of 2016, Huawei offers the world's first commercial LTE router B5328 with 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology. The B5328 LTE Router offers significantly higher data rates in a correspondingly equipped network than devices with 2 × 2 MIMO antenna technology. The Huawei B5328 is the successor to the popular Huawei E5186 LTE Router. In the free trade, the Huawei B5328 is currently not available; however, interested network operators and service providers can order the device on request and thus make available to their customers.

 

Based on the GCT’s GDM7243Q, the only LTE-A chip commercially available that offers 4x4 MIMO capability, enables Huawei B5328 LTE CPE with higher data rates and throughput while using limited bandwidth (“double speed” with the same limited bandwidth), which is a scarce commodity for network operators.

 

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By integrating the receiver with four antennas and equipping the base station with four transmitters, mobile operators can maximize the use of their spectrum. Huawei B5328 is the successor to Huawei E5186 4G LTE Router. With GDM7243Q chipset, Huawei B5328 cpedelivers LTE Category 5/6/7 throughputs with double speeds enabled by 4X4 MIMO technology, and supports Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and eMBMS (LTE broadcast) as well as other advanced features.

 

The Huawei B5328 was already introduced in December 2015, but so far only supplied to very few operators, as most LTE networks currently set to 2 × 2 MIMO antenna technology and the B5328 router has no appreciable advantage in such networks to the predecessor model Huawei E5186 Router. You can buy the B5328 for example in Tunisia with the provider mobilis. Some European network operators have already carried out tests with the Huawei B5328, for example the Czech Vodafone. Vodafone has achieved test with 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology and Carrier Aggregation around 300 Mbit/s in the downlink.  

 

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The Huawei B5328 has no telephone function in the currently available version B5328-155 and has only a single RJ45 Ethernet connection on the back. The WLAN module works only on 2.4 GHz (WiFi 802.11 b/g/n), the exact speed I could not find unfortunately. Basically, the B5328 appears not to be a high-end router in the face of quite meager facilities, while the previous Huawei E5186 LTE CPE had a much greater variety of functions (Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 4x Gigabit Ethernet).

 

The Huawei B5328 LTE router will also come to the market in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. As we know, the China Mobile will also use this device for the upgraded LTE-Advanced TD-LTE network. From today's point of view, there is not much to be in favor, as network operators rely on 2 × 2 MIMO antenna technology, higher modulation (256QAM) and frequency bundling to increase the speeds in their LTE networks. Currently, the Huawei E5186 is still dominating the market for 2 X 2 MIMO LTE networks.  

 

 

30/06/2014

Huawei E5730 – 42Mbps MiFi Router with LAN Connector

If you had read our blogs about introducing the Huawei E5730, you may get to know some features of Huawei E5730. The new Huawei E5730 MiFi router is not an ordinary mobile hotspot: the device has a LAN port and a 5200 mAh battery besides mobile hotspots. On one hand, the E5730s hotspot can thus be used for devices that do not have Wi-Fi feature, on the other hand users have also a mobile battery ("Power Bank") the same time. Then users can charge the smartphones, tablets when the power is around off.  However, the small pocket router Huawei E5730 is not perfect, because it can’t support the LTE frequency bands.

 

     

DC-HSPA+ up to 42 Mbit/s

 

Inside the Huawei E5730, a Huawei subsidiary HiSilicon modem is inserted, which allows speeds of up to 42.2 Mbit/s in the downlink and 5.76 Mbit/s in the uplink. However, these are gross data rates, the real values can’t reach this speeds. Under a little congested UMTS cell, the top speed may achieve about 30Mbit/s. Another important feature of Huawei E5730 is that a maximum of 10 wireless devices to the router can be connected simultaneously. Since UMTS is supported only on the frequency bands around 900 and 2100 megahertz, you’d better to use the Huawei E5730 in Europe, even though it can use in other areas, but usually limited in America. What’s more, the slow quad-band GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) is supported. Unfortunately, unlike the predecessors Huawei E587 and E5756, there is no connector for an external antenna in Huawei E5730, so the transmission power cannot be improved if the signal is weak.

 

A special feature of the Huawei E5730 provides a LAN and a USB port.

 

Easy charging other devices

 

Another special feature is the full-size USB port on the side of the Huawei E5730 next to the LAN port. This allows easy charging of other devices such as smart phones via the integrated 5200 mAh battery in the E5730.The output is 5V/2A, so that almost all mobile companions should be easily charged. Of course you can use hotspot runtime for much longer time based on the strong battery in Huawei E5730, because with a fully charged, Huawei E5730s can provides an operating time of at least 16 hours according to the manufacturer!  

 

The operation of Huawei E5730 is via a web interface in the browser, which is connected to the router. Alternatively, an administration via Huawei Mobile WiFi app is also possible; this program is available for all devices with Apple iOS or Google Android operating system. The Huawei E5730 is now available in the color white and gold commercially without SIM lock on www.4gltemall.com . If you feel interested in this new mobile pocket router, welcome to check more details of it.