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Huawei 5G Router

More and more countries are starting the 5G trial since 2018, even though 5G commercial networks have not yet been launched, many people are keen to know the latest new 5G routers and some network carriers want to get 5G routers for network test purpose. Huawei, as the 5G standard maker and the top network equipment vendor for worldwide network providers and end-users, is, of course, dominating the 5G trend. Based on the success on 4G Router, Huawei 5G router is also attracting many potential users.



Huawei had presented the world’s first 5G chipset to the public since the beginning of 2018 at MWC and based on this 5G platform, Huawei released two new 5G CPEs: Huawei 5G CPE mmWave and 5G CPE sub6GHz. Just like the Huawei 4G Routers, the two Huawei 5G Routers also support difference 5G frequency bands. Actually, Huawei also released a new Huawei 5G Router named Huawei B818 on official site. Here now we can’t tell which one is the best 5G router because the details specifications about the three Huawei 5G routers are very limited. We list the general specs of the three Huawei 5G routers as below.




  1. Huawei B818 5G Router


  1. Huawei 5G Router mmWave
  • * World's first 3GPP Commercial CPE
  • * Chipset: Huawei Balong 5G01
  • * Peak rate 2Gbps
  • * Supports mmWave multi-frequency
  • * 4G/5G dual connectivity
  • * Supports Power Over Ethernet(POE)



Check more details about Huawei 5G Router mmWave:



  1. Huawei 5G Router sub6GHz

* World's first 3GPP Commercial CPE

* Peak rate 2Gbps

* Supports Sub6GHz multi-frequency

* 4G/5G Dual connectivity



Check more details about Huawei Router 5G sub6GHz:    



We suppose there will be more Huawei 5G routers available as time goes and we will keep updating the list for your reference about the latest 5G routers and 5G development news.


Huawei B612 VS Huawei B525

As we had introduced few Huawei 4G Cat.6 routers such as Huawei B525, B528, B529 and E5186, Huawei released a new LTE Cat.6 modem named Huawei B612. Like Huawei B525 4G Router, the Huawei B612 router cat.6 was firstly available in some countries for specific network providers. Somebody may ask: What the difference between the Huawei B525 and Huawei B612 Router? What has been improved on this new 4G Cat.6 router? We will compare the Huawei B612 Specs & features with Huawei B525 specs & features to let you know more about the two Huawei 4G Router Cat.6.



Huawei B612 VS Huawei B525 Appearance and Interfaces


If you have read our blog about Huawei B525, you may be familiar with the appearance of Huawei B525, it’s in a traditional router design. On the front, there are five indicators to show the power, mode, WiFi, LAN and signal status. On the back of Huawei B525 4G, there are two connectors for external LTE antennas which are covered by a long cap. Four Ethernet ports are available, among which 3 is for LAN and one is for both LAN and WAN. One RJ11 telephone port and one USB port is at the side of the Ethernet ports. The SIM card slot is at the bottom of the Huawei B525 modem with the label showing the model number and other corresponding information about the router.  



Like the Huawei B525, Huawei B612 router also has five LED indicators to show the power, internet, WiFi, LAN/WAN and signal status, and they both have the power button and WPS on the top edge side. The Huawei B612 also uses Micro SIM card and the SIM card slot is at the bottom. It also has two connectors for external antennas. Four Ethernet ports are available, in them, 3 are for LAN and one for both LAN & WAN. And it also has one telephone port. But there is no USB port in the Huawei B612 Router. The total appearance and interfaces are very similar to Huawei B525. The difference is Huawei B612 4G has an angled backrest, where the SSID and WiFi key are printed.  





Huawei B525 VS Huawei B612 Specs and Features


With the similar appearance, we can’t tell what the real difference is. Then let’s compare the Huawei B525 Specs and Huawei B612 Specs for more details:  


Model Huawei B612 Huawei B525
Product type Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/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 B525s-23a: Band  1/3/7/8/20/32/38 Huawei B525s-65a: Band  1/3/4/5/7/8/20/19/26/28/32/38/40/41
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac, single-band 2.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 32 users 64 users
MIMO 4 x 4 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B612 external antenna Huawei B525 external antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO
Dimensions 240 × 155 × 78 mm 163 x 52 x 226 mm
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 * 3 x LAN port(45) * 1 x LAN/WAN port (45) * 1 x telephone port(RJ11) * Two external LTE antenna ports(SMA-female) * One micro-SIM card slot * 1 x USB 2.0 port
Datasheet Huawei B612 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei B525 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B612 User Manual(PDF) Huawei B525 User Manual(PDF)
Other features  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, VoLTE, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, NAT, DHCP, VPN, DMZ, UPnP, ALG  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN
Firmware download Huawei B612 firmware Huawei B525 firmware
Driver Huawei B612 driver Huawei B525 driver
Reviews Huawei B612 Review Huawei B525 Review
Price/USD 399.00USD 259.00USD








From the specs, we can see Huawei B612 and B525 are both 4G Cat.6 routers, which could achieve download speed up to 300mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. The difference is Huawei B612 supports single WiFi band 2.4GHz while B525 supports dual-band WiFi. Huawei B525 4G modem could support up to 64 wireless devices while Huawei B612 router supports only half devices to 32 units. However, Huawei B612 adopts 4 X 4 MIMO technologies for wireless data transmission while Huawei B525 uses 2 X 2 MIMO. Other features of the two Huawei 4G LTE Cat.6 routers are very similar. Perhaps because the Huawei B612 is newly released, the price is higher than Huawei B525 price. But we suppose the Huawei B612 price would be adjusted down because the Huawei B612 specs are not better than Huawei B525 to some extent.  


The Huawei B525 and B612 routers both have two variant models for difference LTE frequency bands. If you would buy one router, you’d better check the which one is compatible with your network provider. Based on the difference, we think it’s not hard to buy a Huawei LTE Cat.6 router from the two 4G LTE WiFi Routers.


TP-Link M7450 VS Netgear Aircard 790s

We had introduced the Best Buy LTE Cat.6 Portable 4G Routers, but more LTE Cat.6 routers are available in the market now. TP-link M7450 is the new Cat.6 router for pocket use. Many people may know the world’s first LTE Cat.6 mobile router Netgear Aircard 790s, but may not know the features of the new TP-link M7450. Somebody may ask: what’s the difference between Netgear AC790S and TP-link M7450? Which one is better to buy? We will compare the two mobile WiFi hotspots to conclude answers for you.



TP-Link M7450 VS Netgear AC790S Appearance and Interfaces


As the world’s first 4G LTE Mobile WiFi hotspot with LTE Cat.6, the Netgear AC790S is also the world’s first LTE Pocket WiFi with a touchscreen. Users can see the connection status and do some basic settings through the screen. Like other Netgear LTE mobile hotspot router, Aircard 790s has two connectors for external antennas. The USB port is in the middle of the two antenna connector. The power button is at the opposite side. Like the latest ATT Nighthawk Hotspot, the back cover of Netgear 790s could be removable and the battery is also removable for changing or inserting the SIM card.




The latest TP-link M7450 doesn’t have a touchscreen, there is a home button and power button at the two sides of the screen. Users can do the settings through the two buttons. Frankly speaking, the feature is not as good as Netgear Aircard 790s touchscreen. Like other TP-link 4G mobile WiFi, there is one USB port at the edge side but no connector for external antennas, which is not good for users who are located at areas with weak signals. The back cover of TP-link Pocket WiFi M7450 could be removed, so as the battery.




Netgear Aircard 790s VS TP-Link M7450 Specifications and Features


From the appearance, we can see the Netgear AC790S is more user-friendly, the touchscreen and the connectors for external antennas are highlighted. Then let’s have a comparison of Netgear AC790S specs and TP-link M7450 Specs:  


Model Netgear Aircard 790s TP-Link M7450
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9230 Qualcomm
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B1, B3, B7, B8, B28 B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B38, B40, B41
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 15 users 32 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks No
Buy Antenna Netgear AC790s External Antenna No
App management Netgear Aircard APP tpMiFi APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Removable, 2930 mAh Removable, 3000 mAh
Dimensions 110 x 68 x 15 mm 112.5 x 66.5 x 16mm
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download Netgear AC790S Datasheet TP-link M7450 Datasheet
User Manual Netgear Aircard 790s manual TP-link M7450 User Manual
Other features 2 band CA 2 band CA
Firmware download Netgear AC790S Firmware TP-link M7450 Firmware
Drivers Netgear AC790S driver TP-link M7450 driver
Reviews Netgear AC790s review TP-link M7450 review
Price 179.00USD 289.00USD







From the specs table, we can see the TP-link Pocket WiFi M7450 and Netgear AC790S are both LTE Cat.6 router with Qualcomm chipset. They can both support download speed up to 300mbps. Netgear Aircard 790s is more user-friendly with the touch screen but they both could be managed through the APP. TP-link M7450 supports more WiFi users up to 32 while Aircard 790s supports only 15 users. TP-Link M7450 supports more LTE frequency bands which makes it work with more network providers’ SIM card.


Other features of TP-link M7450 and Netgear 790S are very similar: similar size, similar battery feature. However, the TP-link M7450 price is very high compared with similar 4G LTE Cat.6 Mobile WiFi routers such as  Huawei E5786 and ZTE MF970, perhaps because it’s a new model. The old model Netgear AC790s price is almost only the half of M7450 price. So the Netgear AC790S mobile hotspot is highly recommended considering the performance, user experience and price.