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28/08/2019

Huawei B618s-66d (Telstra 4GX Modem) Router Review

The Huawei B618 was available in many countries since 2018 and now becomes one of the best LTE routers in the market. If you are familiar with Huawei B618 router, you may know there are two variant models for Huawei B618 Router: They are B618s-22d and B618s-65d. Here we get a new variant Huawei B618s-66d. Like other Huawei 4G LTE WiFi routers, the Huawei B618s-66d supports different LTE frequency bands from the two brother models.

 

Huawei B618s-66d Appearance

 

Huawei B618s-66d is a customized router from Australian network carrier Telstra, who gives it a new name “Telstra 4GX Modem”. The Telstra 4GX Modem router has same shape as the two brother model, but it has Telstra logo on the front instead of Huawei logo. The LED indicators are still there, including three antenna indicators, Power indicator, Status indicator, LAN, WiFi and data usage indicators.

 

 

 

On the back of the Huawei B618 Telstra, the two connectors for external antennas are available and covered by a small tap. The connector type is TS-9. Below are the power button, USB 2.0 Port and two Ethernet ports for LAN. There is no battery in the Huawei B618 router, so the Power plug for adapter is also available. However, unlike the Huawei B618s-22d, the Ethernet ports in Telstra 4GX Modem B618s-66d are both for LAN. In B618s-22d, one is for LAN and the other one is for both LAN and WAN.

 

 

The SIM card slot is at the bottom of the Telstra 4GX Modem. The Reset button is at the side of the SIM card slot. And a stick indicates the model B618s-66d, SSID, WiFi Key, IP, user name, password, WPS pin, IMEI number, S/N number, and some certificates etc... The Huawei B618s-66d uses Micro-SIM card.  

 

Huawei B618s-66d (Telstra 4GX Modem) Specs Review  

  • Support 4GX Cat11
  • Support 4G LTE Frequency Band 1/3/5/7/28 700/850/1800/2100/2600MHz
  • Support 4 x 4 MIMO
  • Support up to 20 WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • SIM Type: Micro(3FF)
  • 2 x LAN ports(RJ45), 1 X USB(2.0) port to connect a printer or storage drive
  • Huawei Hilink App. Easy management by smartphone or pad

 

 

On the Telstra official site, it doesn’t list the LTE Band 28. We re-checked with Telstra and get confirmation that Huawei B618s-66d Telstra 4GX Modem supports Band 28. The Huawei official site says the Huawei B618 Australia router could support maximum up to 64 users, but the Telstra 4GX Modem supports only 20 devices simultaneously.

 

 

 

Huawei B618s-66d (Telstra 4GX Modem) Price

 

Due to specs subtraction of the Telstra 4GX Modem, the price is a little cheaper than the original model B618s-22d and B618s-65d. If you want the original functions, you may use the Huawei B618s-65d which could fully replace B618s-66d to use in Australia.

21/08/2019

Huawei B612 VS Huawei B310

Since 4G LTE networks are more and more popular, people usually need one or more home WiFi router for the terminals at home to access the internet. Huawei had provided many wireless router models for home usage and many of the Huawei Home WiFi routers are very well-known by the users. The Huawei B310 router is one of them. A few months ago, Huawei presented a new 4G home WiFi router named Huawei B612. For those people who are looking for a home WiFi router, they may want to know what the difference is between the Huawei B612 and Huawei B310, and which one is better to buy. You may check below the images of the two routers and specs comparisons, in the summary, we will list the key difference between them for the reference.

 

 

 

Huawei B612 VS Huawei B310 Specifications

 

Model Huawei B612 Huawei B310
Product type Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port LTE WiFi Router
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.4
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset Hisilicon Balong
LTE Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands Huawei B612s-25d:  B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B38/B40/B41/B42/B43 Huawei B612s-51d: B2/B4/B5/B7/B41 * Huawei B310s-927:  B1/B3/B8/B40 * Huawei B310As-852: B3/B7/B8/B38/B39/B40/B41 * Huawei B310s-22: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20 * Huawei B310s-518: B1/B2/B4/B5/B7/B28
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac, single-band 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n, single-band 2.4GHz
Max supported users 32 users 32 users
MIMO 4 x 4 MIMO n/a
Antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B612 external antenna Huawei B310 external antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Standard SIM
Battery NO No
Dimensions 240 × 155 × 78 mm 181.0mm x 126.0mm x 70.0mm
Interfaces * 3 x LAN port(RJ45) * 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45) * 1 x telephone port(RJ11) * Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-female) * One micro-SIM card slot * 1 x USB 2.0 port * 1 x power adapter port * 3 x LAN port(RJ45)(Depends) * 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45) * 1 x telephone port(RJ11)(depends) * Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5) * One SIM card slot * 1 x USB 2.0 port(depends)
Datasheet Huawei B612 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei B310 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B612 User Manual(PDF) Huawei B310 Manual(PDF)
Other features  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, VoLTE, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, NAT, DHCP, VPN, DMZ, UPnP, ALG, Voice, DHCP, NAT, ARP, ICMP, DNS Relay, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, VPN passthrough, Firewall, URL filter, LAN IP filter, DMZ, UPnP, ALG, Port forwarding
Firmware download Huawei B612 firmware Huawei B310 firmware
Driver Huawei B612 driver Huawei B310 driver
Reviews Huawei B612 Review Huawei B310 Review
Price/USD 199.00USD 139.00USD

 

 

 

 

Summary

 

From the specs table, we could see the Huawei B612 is more advanced than Huawei B310 router. The main difference between the Huawei B612 and B310 focus on below:  

  1. Speeds

Huawei B612 could support peak download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps based on LTE Cat6 while Huawei B310 supports peak download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps based on LTE Cat4.  

  1. Variant models

Huawei B612 Router has two variant models while Huawei B310 has more up to 4 variant models. They support different LTE frequency bands, users to check which frequency bands are available for their network providers and then select the right model to use.  

  1. Wireless technology

Huawei B612 and B310 both support single mode 2.4GHz for WiFi, but Huawei B612 support 4 x 4 MIMO technology, which would improve the data transfer speeds.  

  1. Interfaces

Huawei B612 has the standard configuration for Huawei 4G routers, including 3 WAN ports, one WAN/LAN port, one telephone port, two connectors for external antennas, and one USB 2.0 port. However, in the Huawei B310 variant models, some of the interfaces may be missing on specific models. If you would buy Huawei B310, you may confirm how many WAN or LAN ports are available, whether there is telephone port in case you want to use some functions but no interface to support.  

  1. Price

As the newer model and better technology, Huawei B612 price is higher than Huawei B310 price, but if you don’t have much requirements for the router, Huawei B310 is a budget router for home use.    

 

Now you could make a decision of which router to buy between the Huawei B612 and B310 router.

12/08/2019

Huawei 5G CPE Pro Review

At Mobile World Congress 2019, Huawei introduces a 5G NR router named "5G CPE Pro", the device is designed to provide neat data throughput in the fifth-generation mobile network. Up to 6.5 Gbit/s can be realized in the download and thus puts the competitors Qualcomm in the shade for the time being. Not only the sub 6GHz frequencies, but also mmWave in the range of 26 to 28 GHz are supported. By Wi-Fi 802.11ax, the data packets come in the home network fast enough on the computer. Below table shows the detail feature and specifications of the Huawei 5G CPE Pro.

 

 

 

 

Features and Specs of the Huawei 5G CPE Pro
Manufacturer and device name Huawei CPE 5G Pro H112-372 / H112-370
Supported cellular standards 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
chipset Huawei Balong 5000
Maximum 5G data rate 5100 Mbps; 1.25 MBit/s upload
5G standalone Yes
5G Non-standalone Yes
Sub 6GHz frequencies Huawei H112-372: n41 / n77 / n78 / n79 Huawei H112-370: only n78
mmWave frequencies No
Network properties (LAN & WiFi)
WLAN standards a / b / g / n / ac and ax
Maximum gross data rate with WLAN Huawei H112-372 1167 Mbps Huawei H112-370 5100 Mbps
Supported WLAN bands 2.4 and 5 GHz
WLAN guest access can be installed Yes
WLAN encryption standards WPA, WPA2, WPS
Gigabit LAN Yes
miscellaneous
Connection for external 5G & LTE antenna yes, 2 x TS9
IPv6 support Yes
NAS capability Yes
Power consumption approx. <24 watts
suitable for IPTV Yes
can be used as a media server No
USB ports on the back No
Dimension and weight 99 mm x 107 mm x 215 mm (700 grams)
Further information
Manual for download (PDF) not available
Available at » www.4gltemall.com

 

 

 5G router with high bandwidth

 

With the Balong 5000, Huawei introduced a chipset that takes the lead in terms of bandwidth. Up to 6.5 Gbps are available here in the download. It is noteworthy that not only the frequencies below 6 GHz are usable. Even in the mmWave range between 26 and 28 GHz, data can be exchanged and thus ensure the high speed in perspective. The 5G CPE Huawei is one of the fastest on the market.   As one of the first devices of its kind, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro also masters both communication possibilities of the fifth network generation. While many early implementations only offer non-stand-alone (NSA), the new CPE Pro is also capable of providing a data connection through standalone (SA). At the same time, however, it is also compatible with the old mobile network such as 4G LTE. If 5G is not available, the router 5G can automatically switch to 4G LTE networks.

 

 

 

Cool design

In the optical design, the Chinese manufacturer has given a lot of effort. Already the decision for white piano paint evokes memories of the manufacturer from Cupertino, which is responsible for the production of the iPhones. Upright and with rounded corners, it fits easily into the household. It provides information about the current status via three status LEDs. However, the Huawei 5G CPE pro has no built-in or removable battery, so it’s not for mobile.  

WiFi 802.11ax Available

For gross data throughput rates of up to 4.8 Gbps, the WLAN provides 802.11ax. It uses the MIMO technology, which transmits over several antennas in variable frequency ranges. Up to 160 MHz of spectrum can be bundled. This ensures that the external connection can be used accordingly.  

Availability

The 5G router is now open for sale in China. And Vodafone also presents this router with tariff. If your location has 5G coverage, you can get the 5G CPE Pro to enjoy amazing 5G speeds!   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=21&v=i0iw1x1CRmw[/embed]