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23/10/2017

Huawei E5186s-22a 4G LTE Router for Home Use

Whether you had read our blog post, reports from some webistes, or other news, but you've surely noticed the incredible progress which has been made in mobile technology. Not long ago, 3G was the peak of the peaks, compared to 4G networks now, 5G is on the road to dominate.

 

 

Huawei E5186s-22a 4G LTE wireless router has been available in many countries for long time. As a pure 4G LTE router, it may not be cool like Netgear Nighthawk series router, but it do good job as expected for a 4G router. In terms of Huawei CPE's goals, it is no different from the similar wireless terminals used at home. Its job is to share the internet between different devices, supplementing them with a few extra amenities. Huawei E5186s-22a has more than usual gadgets that can accommodate a SIM card.

 

 

The E5186 router itself has a sleek design, much more beautiful than the predecessor 3G routers such as Huawei B683 and B970b Router. At the front, you can find a few white and mainly blue LEDs, including the power, mode, WiFi, Voice and signal indicators. The indicators tell users the current working status of the router.  

 

The start-up goes exactly like a common device. Under power button, insert a SIM card, find your Huawei WiFi with your computer, enter the WiFi key on the sticker on the back of the gadget, open a browser window and enter 192.168.8.1. Here is an interface that will make you ready to complete all the security, administration, and other settings that people have on a router.  

 

 

And that's all we are and the internet connection would automatically be done. Of course, no matter what location you use, there is exactly the kind of network coverage or other environmental factors (walls, mountains, etc). The most important is that Huawei CPE E5186s-22a also supports the most advanced Cat6 LTE networks.  

 

So far, I was pretty happy with my home provider and after running a speed test, it turned out that the download speed is far from the official saying about download speed of 300mbps. And the uploading can be done (33.57 Mbps / 16.20 Mbps / 20 ms ping), which is not quite exciting.  

 

 

Actually, there is an alternative to provide better solutions to get a higher level LTE router such as Huawei B618S-22d. However, when ordering a new net, it is worth thinking if we are not going to do better with the 4G. Perhaps it’s not the problem of the Huawei E5186 CPE, what if the problem comes from the network environment fators?  

 

Anyhow, the Huawei E5186s-22a could meet current home use for internet surfing. Even though 5G is coming, I think there is a long way to go to make the 5G devices budget and practical for common use. So let's get E5186s-22a in white boxes, especially with a Huawei logo and a valid SIM card in them to enjoy the LTE surfing!  

 

 

 

19/10/2017

TP-Link Archer MR200 4G LTE Router Review

With the growing demand for 4G wireless routers, the manufacturer are continuing presenting new LTE routers to the market. As the competitor of Huawei routers, TP-Link offers two new 4G routers this year; we are very interested in the most high-end router named TP-Link Archer MR200. Let us have a close look at its characteristics:

 

 

TP-Link Archer MR200 Highlights:

 

* High-end 3G/4G Routers

* Ideal for use on the road or in rural areas without DSL availability

* Supports the 4G/LTE mobile phone standard with download rates of up to 150Mbit/s

* No configuration required - simply insert the SIM card and put the LTE hotspot into operation

* Simultaneous dual band according to 802.11ac: up to 300 Mbit/s on 2.4 GHz and 433 Mbit/s on 5 GHz

* Freely configurable LAN/WAN port for the alternative connection via cable or fiber optic modem

 

 

TP-link Archer MR200 is ideal for use on the road or in rural areas without DSL availability. It supports the LTE/4G mobile communications standard with up to 150 Mbps in the download and 50 Mbps in the upload for uninterrupted video streaming and online gaming. Thanks to a built-in modem, you only need to use a valid 4G/LTE SIM card to set up your own WLAN hotspot for multiple users/devices.  

 

 

Dual-band Connection with 802.11ac  

 

Via WLAN, the Archer MR200 provides data rates of up to 733 Mbit/s according to 802.11ac. It works on both the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz band and thus ensures incredible WLAN performance. This simultaneous operation gives you the flexibility of two dedicated WLANs to which you can assign various purposes: email, chat, and surf at up to 300Mbps on 2.4GHz and simultaneous online gaming and HD video streaming at up to 433Mbps on 5 GHz.

 

 

Easy commissioning of a 4G/LTE connection  

 

The Archer MR200 has an integrated 4G/LTE modem and an SIM card slot. You just have to plug in an unlocked SIM card and you will have your 4G/LTE hotspot in operation. Setting up a fast and stable mobile connection has never been easier!    

 

WLAN where you need it  

 

The Archer MR200 allows you to quickly and easily set up a 4G/LTE hotspot for multiple devices. This gives you an Internet access wherever you need it - whether in the meeting room, on the building site or in the holiday home.

 

 

WAN port for more flexibility  

 

With its LAN/WAN port, the Archer MR200 offers another option for broadband connection via DSL, cable or fiber. This means that you are more flexible when choosing your Internet service provider, and can have the option of a backup solution. you can connect several PCs to ethernet directly, which is always better for performance.  

 

Below are the detail features and specifications for TP-link Archer MR200:

 

Hardware Features
InteIrface 3 10 / 100Mbps LAN ports
1 10 / 100Mbps LAN / WAN port
1 SIM card slot
Button WPS / Reset
WLAN
Power
Antenna 3 internal for WLAN
2 removable for LTE
External power supply 12V / 1A DC voltage
Dimensions (B * T * H) 202mm * 141mm * 33,6mm
Wireless Functions
WLAN standards 5GHz:  IEEE802.11ac/n/a
2.4GHz:  IEEE802.11b/g/n
Frequency 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Signal rate 300Mbps to 2.4GHz
433Mbps to 5GHz
Receiver sensitivity 5GHz:
11a 54M: -74dBm
11ac HT20: -67dBm
11ac HT40: -64dBm
11ac HT80: -60dBm
11n HT20: -71dBm
11n HT40: -70dBm
 
2.4GHz:
11g 54M: -76dBm
11n HT20: -73dBm
11n HT40: - 67dBm
Transmission power CE:
max. 20dBm to 2.4GHz
max. 23dBm to 5GHz
WLAN features WLAN on / off
WDS Bridge
WMM
WLAN statistics
WLAN security WEP with 64 / 128Bit
WPA / WPA2
WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
Network Type (V2) 4G: FDD-LTE B1 / B3 / B7 / B8 / B20
4G: TD-LTE B38 / B40
3G: DC HSPA+ / HSPA+ / HSPA / UMTS B1 / B8 (2100 / 900MHz)
2G: EDGE / GPRS / GSM Quadband (850/900/1800 / 1900MHz)
Network type 4G: FDD-LTE Cat4 (800/900/1800/2100 / 2600MHz),
TDD-LTE (2300 / 2600MHz)
3G: DC-HSPA+ / HSPA+ / HSPA / UMTS (900 / 2100MHz)
2G (EDGE / GPRS / GSM 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz)
Software Features
Quality of Service Traffickertrolle (IP-QoS)
Modes 3G / 4G router
wireless router
WAN type Dynamic / Static IP address
PPPoE
PPTP (Dual access)
L2TP (Dual access)
Administration Access control
Local administration
Remote maintenance
DHCP Server
Client
DHCP client list Address
reservation
Port Forwarding Virtual server
port triggering
UPnP
DMZ
Dynamic DNS DynDNS
No-IP
VPN passthrough PPTP
L2TP
IPsec
Access control Parental Control
Local Management
Host List
schedule
policy management
Firewall Security DoS protection
SPI firewall
IP address filter / domain name filter
IP / MAC address binding
Logs IPv4
IPv6
Guest network 1 per WLAN band
IPsec VPN Up to 10 IPsec VPN tunnels
OTHERS
Certification CE
FCC
RoHS
Package contents AC750 dualband LTE wireless router MR200 Archer
2 Antennas
RJ45 Ethernet cable
power adapter
Quick Install Guide
Micro and Nano SIM Card Adapter
System requirements Microsoft Windows® 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10
MacOS®
NetWare®
UNIX®
Linux
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox 12.0, Google Chrome 20.0, Apple Safari 4.0 or higher
Surroundings Operating temperature: 0 ° C..40 ° C
Storage temperature: -40 ° C..70 ° C
Operating humidity: 10% .. 90%, non-condensing
Storage humidity: 5% .. 90%, non-condensing

 

 

 

The TP-link MR200 has undeniable strengths, including the possibility of changing the two LTE antennas for more powerful. It is also possible to turn off the wifi with a button, which allows ecologists to avoid permanent exposure to the waves.  We would take full test of the performance of this TP-link Archer MR200 and present a report for potential users’ reference.  

17/10/2017

Huawei B525s-23a 4G LTE Cat6 Router Review

The manufacturer HUAWEI has launched the router B525-23a in 2017, and now the latest 4G router B525 is already available for some network providers in Europe, Middle East and Asia, which is to replace the same excellent predecessor router Huawei E5186s-22a.

 

Huawei B525 B525s-23a

 

The dimensions of Huawei B525 router are 22.6cm long, 16.3cm high and 5.3cm thick. Its weight is 370 grams. These features mean it’s not a portable pocket WiFi router. It supports the 4G+ LTE category 6 on the bands:  1/3/7/8/20/32/38 (800/900/1500/1800/2100/2600MHz, TDD 2600MHz). No 700MHz(Band 28), so check first whether this router is right for your areas before you pick up, i.e. your network providers broadcasts on the above bands, which will make sure you can use this new router normally without any problem.

 

Huawei B525 B525s-23a

 

The proposed WIFI is a/b/g/n/ac on dual bands 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz and supports up to 64 devices connected over 250m range. (Warning: these are the data of the manufacturer in optimal conditions; the range of the wifi depends on the thickness of the walls and other parameters.) At the back of the wireless router, there are 4 ports for LAN, of which 1 port is for LAN/WAN. An external 4G/LTE antenna can be connected via the 2 SMA ports. We recommend below two antennas for Huawei B525 for indoor and outdoor use:

 

Huawei B525 B525s-23a interfaces

 

An RJ11 port allows you to connect a phone on it to make calls via the inserted SIM card. (Provided you do not force the router only on the 4G so that it can switch to other voice frequencies and that your SIM package is not only in data) A USB 2.0 port connects a hard drive or printer. The SIM card must be in the MICRO SIM format. It has a multilingual interface that you manage from your computer to configure your network quickly and easily (DHCP, VOIP, FIREWALL, consumption management etc) but is also compatible with the mobile application Huawei Mobile WiFi for a configuration via smartphones or Pads.

 

Huawei B525 B525s-23a label

 

The Huawei B525s-23a Router 4G has an on/off button which is to turn it off when you do not use it. Likewise, a WPS button (to connect wifi easily) and 5 LEDs will allow you to know the intensity of your 4G reception. This HUAWEI B525s-23a is the latest flagship of the brand's 4G routing modems. At a relatively affordable price (compared to smatphones for example), you will be able to get rid of a deficient ADSL network and multiply your connection speed.  

 

Huawei B525 B525s-23a power and WPS button

 

Regarding what’s the real difference between Huawei B525 router and Huawei E5186 router, we will check later. Actually, they are too similar technically, we don’t know why the new B525 is presented when the Huawei E5186s-22a is good enough for current LTE cat6 networks.