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21/05/2017

Netgear Aircard 810s Battery Uncharging Issue Resolved

You may have a Netgear Aircard 810s 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot . Aircard 810s battery for charging. However, there are some users of Aircard 810s who had a big headache for the battery charging issue. Today, we will share a case of solving the battery charging problem. Hope some users of Aircard 810s would have a reference to overcome their disorder.

 

 

This is a real case which happened on one of our customer a couple of days ago. The customer name is David Dakak from Cyprus and his company name is Conqueror Information Technologies FZE. Perhaps the Netgear aircard 810s is not presented by the network providers, he bought the unlocked aircard 810s from us(www.4gltemall.com) on May 1st, 2017. At first, we send the Aircard 810s to him via DHL, but after sending the parcel to DHL, we were informed that DHL would not send device with Li-battery. We don’t know why but have a find another shipping forwarder to make our customer to receive the device soon because they paid express shipping.

 

 

 

We are lucky to find Singapore post to send the parcel via speed post. The customer received the Netgear 810S on May 11. However, the problem comes from that time. David wrote email to us to claim that the Aircard 810s would not charge when the USB cable connect with the power adapter. Actually, we had tested the device working well before sending to him. We replied to him and want to get few images to check what the problem is. David is very kind to cooperate wih us; he had taken a short video to us about the USB connection with adapter and screen status. And when he pressed the power button and home button, there was still no any response on the Aircard 810s.

 

We guided him to pull out the battery from the Aircard 810s, leave the battery slot empty and then connect the USB cable to power adapter. This is the special feature of Netgear Aircard 810s, i.e without the battery in, it can still work when getting power from USB. This feature is also available in other Netgear devices such as Aircard 790s and Aircard 782s. Then the power lights on and we asked David to try to plug in the battery and see if the battery start charge but failed. When he plug in the battery, the screen of the aircard 810s is power off.

 

 

Then David pulled out the battery again and tried to connect the WiFi from Aircard 810s. After he connected with the WiFi, he logged in the web interface 192.168.1.1 and reset the Aircard 810 to factory default. Then he plug in the battery into aircard 810 and now the battery start charging. What amazing!   Perhaps the battery capacity is too low to keep it continuous working, David said the device may automatically switch off. After a long-time charging, this problem was also resolved finally.

 

 

This is one case on solving the battery charging issue of one of our customer. We share this and hope this would help other users of Netgear aircard 810s to find the way to overcome this disorder. In short, if the battery of Netgear aircard 810s is not charging, pull out the battery and reset the aircard 810s to factory default, and then plug into the battery for charging.

18/05/2017

Difference between Netgear Aircard 810s/790s and Huawei E5787

As Huawei's first 4G mobile hotspot with touch screen, Huawei E5787 had attracts customers' eyes when it's presented to public. Now the Huawei E5787 had already been available for many network providers in Middle East areas. However, if you had used Netgear 4G Aircards such as Netgear Aircards 790s or 810s, you may the touch screen feature on a LTE mobile hotspot is not a new feature.

 

 

On the screen point, Huawei is following the Netgear's steps. With the touch screen and easy operation, Netgear Aircard 4G hotspots had gained good reputation from many customers. Here comes the questions: what's the difference between Huawei E5787 and Netgear 4G Aircard(790s & 810s)? In this article, we will have a look at the difference between them.  

 

Appearance

 

The three 4G mobile hotspots are all in rectangle shape and have a 2.4 inch touch screen on the middle of the front. As we mentioned before, user can operate the device throigh the touch screen. Users can do simple setup without having to log in the web management page. This is also the selling point for them.

 

 

The Netgear 810s and 790s have a "home" and "back" button at the right side of the screen while the Huawei E5787 doesn't have such button. They all have two connectors for external LTE antenna, which is important if the device is used at places with weak signal. The connector type is TS-9. The external LTE antenna can improve the network speed.  

 

Technical Specifications  

 

Huawei E5787 uses Huawei own Hisilicon LTE cat.6 chipset. The Netgear Aircards 790s and 810s both use Qualcomm LTE chipset like the predecessors, but they use different chipset model, Aircard 790s is based on Qualcomm MDM9230 and Aircard 810s is on Qualcomm Snapdragon X12 LTE modem.

 

 

With LTE cat.6 chipset platform, Huawei E5787 and Netgear 790s are same level products; both could support peak download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps on LTE network. Netgear aircard 810s is on a higher level to LTE cat11 and supporting downlink to 600Mbps, which is almost double of the speed from the E5787 and 790s. And aircard 810s is more advanced with support of 3 band carrier aggregation(CA) while the other two only support dual-band CA.  

 

Perhaps Netgear 810s is targeted on top terminals, the 2G GSM network is not supported and only 3G UMTS/DC-HSPA+ is backward compatible. Both Netgear 790s and Huawei E5787 can switch to 3G UMTS/DC-HSPA+ or 2G GSM/GPRS network when LTE network is not available. Regarding the supported 4G LTE/3G/2G network frequency bands, it depends on the specific model.  

 

The Aircard 810s and Huawei E5787 both support latest WLAN standards ac, but Aircard 790s missed the ac. But they are all with 2 x 2 MIMO technology. The Netgear Aircard 790s and 810S could both support up to 15 wireless devices to access internet while Huawei E5787 only support 10 users.

 

 

Battery and SIM card

 

Unlike Huawei E5786, the Netgear Aircard 790s & 810s and Huawei E5787 are with removable battery. The Netgear 790s and 810s both have the battery of same capacity to 2930mAh; Huawei E5787 has larger battery to 3000mAh. The two Netgear Aircards has the SIM slot for Micro SIM while the Huawei E5787 uses Mini SIM.   Regarding the performance of the network connection, we will do the test later and show full report accordingly.

14/05/2017

Vodafone GigaCube (Huawei B528) LTE Router Review

At the end of April 2017, Vodafone launched a new LTE CPE called "GigaCube". Like Vodafone other 4G router, the new router GigaCube also comes from Huawei and the factory model number is B528. The Huawei B528 has a modern LTE modem with CAT6 with support of WLAN hotspot and Gigabit LAN. Today we will show what the router can do and its specifications.

 

 

Features and characteristics of Vodafone GigaCube
Manufacturer and type: Huawei B528s-23a
Chipset: HiSilicon Balong 722
LTE category: LTE CAT6 (300 MBit/s)
Download rate up to: 300 MBit
Upload rate up to: 50 MBit
Supported LTE bands 800, 900, 1500, 1800, 2100, 2600 (FDD), and 2600 MHz(TDD)
Downwards compatible with: GSM, EDGE, HSDPA, DC-HSPA+
Support for LTE-Advanced: Yes
MIMO Support: Yes, 2x2 MIMO
Connection for external antenna: Yes
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN Ports: 1 x GBit port
WLAN Standards: 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz)
5 GHz WLAN Support: Yes
Encryption: WPS/WPA/WPA2
WLAN Hotspot Function: Yes, up to 64 users
Others
Telephony VOIP via RJ11 port (eg SIP)
Others
WAN port Yes
IPv6 Dual Stack Yes
Battery pack: No
Dimension: 105 x 90 x 181 mm at 366 g
USB: No
Memory Card Expansion: No
Release: April 2017
Price: From 1 € with Vodafone Cube tariff
available at: »Vodafone and www.4gltemall.com
Information
Quick start guide: » Download (PDF)
Detailed manual: not yet available

 

LTE CAT 6 modem  

 

The Vodafone GigaCube router, also named Huawei B528s-23a, internally has a modern HiSilicon modem (Balong 722) which supports LTE category 6. In principle, the wireless connection can reach up to 300 MBit/s fast. In the upload, a maximum of 50 MBit/s can be achieved. The chip also supports the most important LTE bands for use in Europe. In detail, the LTE Bands includes band 1, 3, 7, 8, 20 and 32. If the LTE reception is not given, the GigaCube router can also switch to GMS or UMTS/HSDPA. Abroad, Vodafone excludes the use anyway! So you must get the unlocked Vodafone GigaCube if you want to use it abroad.

 

 

WLAN function with the GigaCube router  

 

The GigaCube also provide the WLAN module supporting up to WLAN ac, so that wireless LAN with gigabit speed is also possible. The hotspot can bring up to 64 devices on the Internet simultaneously. On this point, the B528 is really powerful than its predecessor Huawei E5180 and E5170.  

 

Other characteristics

 

Fortunately, there are two antenna ports on the back of the GigaCube router. According to Vodafone, the focus is on use in the stationary and in remote areas. This means you can use the router both at home as a DSL replacement or just traveling as a mobile Internet connection. Mobile use is officially excluded. Thanks to the antenna connections, the reception strength ​​can also be improved in remote areas via external LTE antenna.  The B528 also does not have an information display, but only 4 Info-LEDs on the front. These give the user the most important back-ups, such as signal strength.

 

 

The only annoyance with the GigaCube router is that it was dispensed with even a battery. Thus, a permanent, stationary power supply is required. Also the GigaCube missed an SD card slot or USB port. Telephone is not possible by the way.    

 

Conclusion

 

Based on the Huawei B528, Vodafone offers a powerful, modern router for its GigaCube. The model is practical and comes without much fault. Only the missing battery is annoying. We would do the performance test once we get the GigaCube in hand, keep close eye on www.4gltemall.com if you are interested in Vodafone GigaCube or Huawei B528 LTE Cube.