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31/03/2018

Huawei B618 4G LTE Category 11 Router Review

In the forest of 4G WiFi routers presented by the manufacturers, LTE routers sometimes are only available in certain countries. Now the new member Huawei B618 joins the family of 4G category 11 routers. As a reminder, category 11 (3GPP rel .12) allows a downstream peak rate of 600 Mbps and 50 Mbps upstream. LTE Category 11 specifies the aggregate of 3 carriers (256 QAM) in download for a single upload frequency. MIMO 2x2 and 4x4 support are possible.

 

 

Huawei B618 data rates announced by the manufacturer Huawei:

 

- LTE FDD: 4 * 4 MIMO + 2CA 582Mbps

- LTE TDD: 4 * 4 MIMO + 2CA 426Mbps

- DC-HSPA+: DL 42 Mbit / s, UL 5.76 Mbit / s

- HSPA+: DL 21 Mbit/s (64QAM) / 28 Mbit/s (MIMO), UL 5.76 Mbit/s

- HSPA: DL 14.4 Mbit/s, UL 5.76 Mbit/s

- WCDMA PS: 384 kbit/s

- EDGE: DL 296 kbit/s, UL 236.8 kbit/s - GPRS: 85.6 kbit/s

 

Huawei B618 B618s-22d front logo and indicators

 

And Wifi rates offered: - 802.11b/g/n up to 300 Mbps - 802.11a/ac up to 1300 Mbps On the WiFi side, the WLAN module supports the 802.11ac standard with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies for a maximum speed of 1300 Mbps (cumulative).    

 

We get the model Huawei B618s-22d, and it supports below the LTE/4G/3G/2G Frequency bands:

- LTE: B1/3/7/8/20/38 - FDD: 2100 MHz/1800 MHz/2600 MHz/900 MHz/800 MHz

- TDD: 2600 MHz

- Intra-band contiguous: CA_1C, CA_3C, CA_7C, CA_8B, CA_38C

- Inter-band : CA_1A-3A, CA_1A-20A, CA_3A-7A, CA_3A-20A, CA_7A-20A, CA_20A-38A

- DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS : Band 1/8 2100MHz/900MHz

- EDGE/GPRS/GSM : Band 2/3/5/8 1900MHz/1800MHz/850MHz/900MHz  

 

The network compatibility makes Huawei B618s-22d would work well in almost all the countries in Europe, Asia and middle East, but as we mentioned at the beginning of this article, the Huawei B618s-22d is not marketed in some countries. If you need this router, you may purchase from oversea online trader www.4gltemall.com.  

 

Huawei B618 B618s-22d USB LAN WAN Telephone ports

 

Huawei B618s-22d 4G LTE Router Interfaces:

 

On the back side, we discover the power button, a WPS activation button. A USB 2.0 port is available for media sharing (under Samba). A Gigabit Ethernet LAN port allows wired distribution and a second port allows either Ethernet or WAN input. This WAN entry option implies the presence of a Failover mode in case of loss of either the WAN link or the 4G link. An RJ11 port is also available for connecting a phone or fax. The AC power connector is located at the bottom, because the B618 does not have an internal battery for a stand-alone mode. Finally, a hatch visible here above the power button conceals the 2 external 3G & 4G antenna connectors in TS-9 format. Under the device is the SIM card slot and the reset button.

 

Huawei B618 B618s-22d bottom label

Huawei B618 LTE Router specs

 

The Huawei B618 router supports 64 simultaneous WiFi connections (32 per band) via 2 internal non-removable antennas. The router offers VoLTE voice compatibility through its RJ11 port , which can be set in VoIP or CS mode (depending on the firmwares probably). It can also support IPv4 and IPv6, DHCP, DNS relay and NAT functions, and the basic protection functions are available (DDNS, deny ping ..).

 

Huawei B618 B618s-22d connecting external antenna

 

Huawei B618 Firmware

 

The firmware is very classic "Huawei" as shown on this page. And the Huawei B618 LTE CPE is compatible with the Hilink® smartphone app.

 

The version Huawei B618s-22d is the one we are talking about here, however, there is another brother versions B618s-65d available on the market, this declination is intended mainly for the following frequencies: Band 1/3/5/7/8/28/40 (FDD 700/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz & TDD 2300MHz). The 800 MHz is replaced by 700 (B28) and 850 MHz. If you need the Huawei B618 router, just check your network provider deployed 4G LTE networks, if they just covers these bands, you could select Huawei B618s-22d or B618s-65d to get high-level LTE surfing with much faster speed.  

26/03/2018

Huawei B525s-23a 4G LTE Router Review

The Huawei B525s-23a router was presented to public since 2016 and now is particularly popular with many network operators. In Austria and Germany, the Huawei B525 router is offered together with various fixed network alternatives with LTE data radio. It is a network device that can handle 4G speeds up to category 6 and supports all relevant frequencies in Europe and Aisa. The specifications of Huawei B525 is very similar to Huawei E5186s-22a. A telephone system is integrated and, if required, external SMA antennas can be mounted to improve signal reception.

Huawei B525 B525s-23a

 

 

Features and Specifications of Huawei B525s-23a
Manufacturer and Model Number: Huawei B525s-23a
chipset: HiSilicon Cat. 6
LTE Category: Cat. 6
Download rate: 300 Mbps
Upload rate: 50 Mbps
Supported LTE Bands: 800, 900, 1500, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz
Backwards compatible with: HSPA+ (42.2 Mbps), UMTS, Edge, GPRS, GSM
Support for LTE-Advanced: Yes
MIMO Support: No
Connection for external antenna: Yes, sma connector(Buy Huawei B525 LTE Antenna)
Telephone
With integrated telephone system: Yes
Connection for ISDN phones: No
Connection for analogue phones: Yes, 1
DECT: No
integrated answering machine: Yes
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN ports: 4
WLAN standards: WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
5 GHz WLAN support: Yes
Encryption: WEP, WPA, WPA2
WLAN hotspot function: Yes
Others
Battery pack: no battery available
Dimension: 226 x 163 x 52 mm
USB: a port (2.0)
Memory card expansion: No
release: 2017
Price: about 200 euros (as of February 2018)
available at: »On www.4gltemall.com
More Information
Manual as PDF » Download the manual here (PDF)
Detailed data sheet: » Download the Specs here (PDF)

   

 

Huawei B525 B525s-23a

 

Huawei B525s-23a - fast internet without landline

 

The Chinese manufacturer Huawei is known to equip not only the network operators directly, but also the end customers with its routers. For example, the B525s-23a can be found in Austria as HomeNet by T-Mobile and in Germany as HomeSpot by O2. The Huawei B525 was released in the late summer of 2016 and reached the German market about a year later. Even today, the Huawei B525 LTE Router should satisfy many users as a replacement for a DSL, cable, or fiber interface, after all, up to 300 Mbit/s are offered in the download. The actual speed varies depending on the operator and location of the router. The internet connection requires a micro SIM card. If this is plugged in, the data can be transferred over the WLAN. The 5 GHz frequency is supported, which means that the bandwidth of the 802.11ac module with a maximum of 1.6 Gbit/s. A wired connection to end devices such as notebooks and desktop computers is also possible thanks to four LAN ports up to 1 Gbit/s.

 

Huawei B525 B525s-23a interfaces

 

Other features of the Huawei B525s-23a

 

The WPS function ensures comfortable and secure networking with the home network, and a firewall also monitors Internet traffic. Remote administration can also be done via a web interface. Alternatively, the smartphone and the app belonging to the B525s-23a Hi-Link is used for the maintenance. The telephone jack can be used to connect landline devices managed by the router with the integrated telephone system. This also has an answering machine, calls can also be made via VoIP. Furthermore, a Cortex-A9 processor is used, which takes care of the administration of the data transfers.

 

Huawei B525 B525s-23a label

 

A great feature is the ability to use two external SMA antennas to be able to infect the Huawei B525s-23a. This optimizes the signal performance of the router. The antennas are not included and must be purchased separately. Last but not least, the USB socket is mentioned, which can connect to the memory sticks. Unfortunately, this interface is not very fast due to the outdated 2.0 standard.

 

Huawei B525 B525s-23a sim card slot

 

Huawei B525s-23a - Design and Availability

 

The Huawei B525s-23a router is available in white and black colors, the body was designed restrained. The router is presented in a rectangular design with a gray bar, which has various indicators. Thus the operating mode and the LTE signal strength can be read. All ports are on the back of the B525s-23a. Here now, the unlocked Huawei B525s-23a is available on www.4gltemall.com . If you need the Huawei E5186 router or latest Huawei B618 router, you can also get from 4gltemall.com.

 

Huawei B525 B525s-23a power and WPS button

 

 

23/03/2018

Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 Gigabit 4G Hotspot Review

Since the end of February 2018, this Nighthawk M1 MR1100 mobile LTE hotspot is available in Europe, which impresses above all by its sheer performance. The new Gigabit LTE mobile router is available in an extremely compact body. A colored LED display indicates important network information and the built-in battery has a generous capacity of 5,040 mAh. Dual-band WLAN with MIMO and USB Type C are further highlights, with an RJ45 Ethernet port.

 

 

 

Features and characteristics of Nighthawk M1 MR1100
Manufacturer and model number Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100
Chipset: Qualcomm MDM9x50
LTE Category: Cat. 16
Download rate 1,000 Mbps
Upload rate 150 Mbps
Supported LTE bands: 700/800/900/1800/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
Backwards compatible with: HSPA+, UMTS
Support for LTE-Advanced Yes
MIMO Support: Yes
Connection for external antenna: Yes, Two TS-9 Connectors(Buy Netgear nighthawk m1 antenna)
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN ports: 1
WLAN standards: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
5 GHz WLAN support: Yes
Encryption: SIM Security
WLAN hotspot function: Yes
Others
Battery pack: 5,040 mAh
Dimension: 105.5 x 105.5 x 20.35 mm
USB: 1x USB Type A 2.0, 1x USB Type C
Memory card expansion: yes, micro SD
release: 1:02:18
Price: It depends
Available at: »at 4gltemall.com
Information material
Installation Guide: » Download here (PDF, 0,5 MB, english)
Detailed manual: » Download manual here (PDF, 4,3 MB, english)

   

 

Nighthawk M1 – the Best Gigabit LTE hotspot with Ethernet Port

 

In January 2017, the Californian network expert Netgear presented its mobile LTE hotspot Nighthawk M1 at CES. The Australian network provider Telstra introduced the Nighthawk M1 to its plan. And around the end of 2017, US network provider AT&T also used the Netgear Nighthawk M1. Unfortunately, it took more than a year before the product actually landed in Europe. The wait was worth it, however, because faster 4G Internet in such a tiny terminal did not exist so far. According to the LTE category 16, up to 1 Gbit/s in the download and a maximum of 150 Mbit/s in the upload are possible. This is made possible by the modem MDM9x50 from the semiconductor manufacturer Qualcomm. With 240 grams and the approximately 10 cm wide surface fits the mini router in every pocket. Thus, you can conveniently provide yourself, friends and relatives with fast-paced Internet on the go.

 

 

 

Nighthawk M1 – Advanced LTE Technology Adopted

 

Aside from the sheer data transfer rate, the Nighthawk M1 LTE hotspot comes with other well-thought-out features. For example, thanks to 4-band carrier aggregation and 4 × 4 MIMO, optimum reception is ensured. The Netgear M1 is compatible with all LTE frequencies supported in this Europe, including the important Band 20 (800 MHz).

 

 

 

 

If the 4G Internet is not available, the Nighthawk M1 MR110 would turn to 3G network automatically. The router uses 3G bands on 850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz frequencies. The fastest bandwidth and the best signal, however, cannot be reached if the 4G Internet cannot be forwarded to connected devices accordingly. That's why Netgear built a high-performance WLAN module in the Nighthawk M1 MR1100. Dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (802.11 ac) ensure that the wireless network does not become a bottleneck. Alternatively, a PC or notebook can be connected via a LAN socket. The SIM Security function provides the necessary security, and the small box can also be managed remotely via a smartphone app.  

 

Further highlights of the Nighthawk M1

 

The microSD memory card slot can be used to transfer photos and videos to all devices connected to the Wi-Fi network. There are features for using the Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 as a media server or NAS. The 5040 mAh battery is charged via USB Type C, the interface used by most recent smartphones. The larget battery can charge other devices if necessary.

 

 

The rechargeable battery can be replaced. If the battery has a defect, it is not necessary to send the complete LTE hotspot back. Particularly practical is the large, colored display on the top of the M1. This display shows important information such as the number of connected devices, the monthly data consumption or the current network operator. In addition, the signal strength and the battery level can be read.  

 

Here now, the competitor Huawei presents its new LTE gigabit hotspot Huawei E5788. If you want to know more about Huawei E5788, welcome to check on www.4gltemall.com .