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17/07/2013

ZTE MF91D 4G LTE Pocket WiFi Hotspot Review

Smartphones are the ideal way to access the Internet on the go, but when you want to connect more WiFi device and help a friend to access internet, things seems bad. In these cases we have to use a mobile hotspot, which provides quick access to the Internet for more than one device at a time. This time I am getting to know more detail of ZTE MF91D 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot that could connects to the Internet via a super fast LTE/4G network.

 

Last time we introduced the 3G HSDPA access point ZTE MF80, which is quite similar to the new version. Of course, the main difference is that the model MF91D hotspot is for LTE/4G network.

 

 

Appearance of ZTE MF91D

At first glance, ZTE MF91D Hotspot reminded me those nice rounded tip cell phones, which were quite common and popular one. The 4G hotspot is pleasant, easy to stow in the pocket. The front side has a simple square color display that shows the status of network connection. Below the screen is a big button, when working, it flashes of blue light. On the left side we find a slot for microSD memory card  at the side the MicroUSB connector for charging. On the other hand, there are two connectors for external antenna and in the middle of them, there is a WPS button. ZTE MF91D is made of plastic, when first use, remove the back cover and the battery, below is the slot to insert the SIM card of normal size.

 

 

ZTE MF91d Settings

To access and use the access point ZTE MF91D, computer could get connected through the USB cable or do a wireless all together. In the first application, the easiest way is by using the cable, especially if you've got a new SIM card that is locked with a PIN code. When connecting to a computer, your MF91D hotspot offer installation of software that simplifies the process of setting and place a shortcut to the settings page (we checked it also works on Mac OS X). Usually, the MF91D hotspot could auto configure and get connected after SIM card is plugged in.  

 

 

Once you have your device connected to the access point, either via cable or via WiFi, you could open a web browser by typing the title http://m.home/ or http://192.168.1.1 (the default password admin ). On the home page, you have an overview of the various settings links and an overview of the data usage. If you do not have special requirements, you can leave most of the settings alone, but usually you need to change your password to something that you will easily remember.

 

 

Advanced users could setup detailed security and configure network settings. In general Wi-Fi settings, you can define the maximum number of connected devices. Hotspot ZTE MF91D supports up to 10 devices simultaneously.

 

ZTE MF91D Hotspot in practice

 

In the past few days, I've tested ZTE MF91D access point in different situations. I tested it in the open air, in a meeting with two laptops and smart phones, when at home, up to six devices get connection at the same time and each time the Internet works fast without interruption.  

 

 

 

Speed is of course just like cellular phones, it depends on how far you are from the base station. The occupancy of cells can affect the signal quality. The battery should support 6 hours of continuous use, which was confirmed by my tests.    

 

Who is it for?

 

If you use the mobile internet mostly with your smartphone, you probably do not need mobile access point. If you often find yourself on the road even with a laptop or tablet without a SIM card, the ZTE MF91D 4G hotspot is more attractive choice because it has a relatively long life battery, and it is extremely easy to use. It can be used even in small office or home to connect multiple users at the same time, it supports up to as many as 10 devices at a time. What is most attractive, ZTE MF91D could support maximum download speed up to 100Mbps, so any connected users could surf internet in very high speed.  

 

 

Of course, there is not only ZTE MF91D 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, many other brand 4G Mobile Routersare available, welcome to check more on 4gltemall.com .

 

01/07/2013

Band 20 (LTE 800MHz-Digital Dividend) – Operators and UEs

LTE 800MHz is also called Digital Dividend spectrum and 4G LTE Band 20. FDD LTE Band 20 is paired to allow simultaneous transmission on two frequencies. The Uplink frequency is 832-862MHz and downlink frequency is 791-821 MHz. The Width of the band is 30MHz, duplexing spacing is -40MHz and band gap is 71MHz. The duplex configuration is reversed from the standard, having the uplink higher in frequency than the downlink.  

 

LTE Band 20 has been chosen by many operators as their 4G LTE Spectrum, expecially in Europe areas and now many 4G LTE USB Dongle/modem/Surfstick, 4G LTE CPE for band 20, and you could check below the 4G LTE Mobile router and 4G LTE Modulefor band 20.    

 

Operators that has deployed LTE Band 20:  

  1. Germany, Telekom Deutschland (TD)
  2. Germany, Telefonica O2
  3. Germany, Vodafone Germany
  4. Moldova, InterDnestCom
  5. Qatar, Oredoo (Qtel)
  6. Russia, MTS
  7. Switzerland, Swisscom
  8. Tanzania, Smile
  9. Uganda, Smile Communications
  10. Croatia, Vipnet
  11. Denmark, TDC
  12. Denmark, TT-Netvaerket
  13. France, FT/Orange, won band 20 spectrum, 2012.01.17
  14. France, SFR, deployment 2012.09, plan to launch - early 2013
  15. Italy, Telecom Italia , has spectrum
  16. Italy, Vodafone Italy, has spectrum 2x10 MHz
  17. Latvia, Triatel, some tests ..2012.09-2012.10..
  18. Netherlands, KPN Mobile, plan to start from 2013.03
  19. Norway, auction planned in 2013
  20. Poland, tender in 2012 exp.
  21. Russia, Beeline
  22. Russia, Megafon
  23. Russia, MTS
  24. Russia, Rostelecom
  25. South Africa, will free band 800 MHz for LTE 800
  26. Sweden, Tele2, as Net4Mobility joint project, from 2010
  27. Sweden, TeliaSonera, as Net4Mobility joint project, from 2010
  28. UK, DMS Ltd. (Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited),

 

4G LTE USB dongles/Modem/Surfstick for Band 20 DD800MHz:  

 

  1. Alcatel L100V, 2012.10
  2. Alcatel L800, 2013.01
  3. Huawei E3276, 2012.11
  4. Huawei E398u-15, 2012.10
  5. Huawei K5005 (Vodafone Surfstick), 2012.10
  6. Megafon M150-1 (Huawei E3276), 2012.11
  7. Samsung GT-B3740, 2012.06
  8. ZTE MF821D ..2012.06..
  9. ZTE MF880 4G LTE TDD/FDD USB Surfstick
  10. HUAWEI E392u-12
  11. Option Beemo 4G LTE USB Modem
  12. ZTE K5006Z 4G LTE Surfstick(Vodafone)
  13. ZTE MF822 4G LTE Surfstick
  14. Vodafone K5007 Connect Pen (Huawei E3276)

 

4G mobile routers / Mobile hotspots for Band 20:

 

 

  1. Huawei R210 LTE MiFi (Vodfaone 4G Hotspot), 2012.10
  2. Modacom URoad-LTE  ..2013.02..
  3. ZyHEL WAH7130, 2013.02
  4. ZTE MF910 4G LTE mobile Hotspot
  5. HUAWEI E589u-12 4G Pocket WiFi Router
  6. HUAWEI E5776s-32 4G LTE Cat4 Mobile WiFi Hotspot
  7. Ultra WiFi 4G Softbank 102z
  8. Ultra WiFi 4G Softbank 102HW
  9. Sierra 762s 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
  10. Samsung GT-BT3800 4G LTE Router
  11. BandLuxe PR51 4G Mobile Hotspot Router

 

4G LTE CPE Router for Band 20:  

 

  1. AVM Fritz!box 6810 LTE, 2012.09
  2. AVM Fritz!box 6840 LTE, 2012.12
  3. AVM Fritz!box 6842 LTE, 2012.09
  4. Huawei B390s-2(Telecom Speedport LTE), ..2011..
  5. Huawei B593u-12, 2012.06
  6. Netcomm 4G100W ..2012.08..
  7. Netcomm 4G100WV, ..2012.08..
  8. Netgear MBR1517,  b1,b3,b7,b8,b20 +fallback to 3G, 2012.06
  9. Netgear MVBR1517, VoiP/VoLTE, (b1,b3,b7,b8,b20) 2012.11
  10. ZTE MF28G 4G LTE CPE Router
  11. ZTE MF28D 4G LTE CPE Router
  12. Vodafone B2000 4G LTE Router
  13. Vodafone B1000 4G LTE Router
  14. BandLuxe R501 4G LTE VoIP WiFi Router

 

4G LTE Module for Band 20:  

 

  1. ZTE MF290 4G LTE module, 2012.10
  2. ZTE ZM8510 Mini PCIe 4G LTE Module
  3. Sierra MC7710 Wireless AirPrime
  4. HUAWEI ME936 4G LTE M.2 Module
  5. HUAWEI ME909 Mini PCIe Express 4G LTE Module
  6. HUAWEI ME906E 4G LTE NGFF Module
  7. Anydata DTP-970WK 4G LTE Module

 

4G LTE Smartphones for Band 20:  

1.      Asus PadFone 2, 2012.10

2.      HTC One XL, 2012.09

3.      Huawei Ascend P2, Android, 2013.02

4.      Nokia Lumia 920.1, 2012.09        

 

 

4G LTE Tablets for Band 20:  

 

1.      Asus PadFone 2, 2012.10

2.      Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL. 2012.10

3.      Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL, 2012.10

4.      Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE, 2012      

30/05/2013

ZTE MF91 4G LTE Pocket WiFi Hotspot Test Report

The company ZTE from China has extensive experience in the manufacturing mobile phones; this fact has a positive impact on the shape and ergonomics of the mini router. Since the mobile device and should always be at hand, the shape and size of a mini router should allow to carry in any pocket or bag. Here we get the 4G LTE Mini Router ZTE MF91 Pocket WiFi Router. Let us have a look at this smart 4G LTE Router and how it works.  

 

 

 

When we open the box, we can find these content are included in the package: ZTE MF91, power charger and USB Cable. The router is a standard rectangular box with rounded corners. On the front is a small screen and a single button switch. The user manual is also included.  

 

 

 

To prepare the router to work, you must first insert a SIM-card. Open the back cover, take out the battery. Here we see at once the place for SIM-card, at which point you have to be careful. And put the card in a special tray to move it forward.   After the SIM card in the slot, put the battery in. Before you close the back cover of the machine, you must remember to write down the password for the Wi-Fi connection, it is printed on the back cover. Then just press the round button, wait a few seconds and the device is ready for use. This is what we signals appeared on the screen legend - ALTEL 4G.

 

   

 

Just want to say a few words on the screen, despite its small size (1.44 inches), it is quite informative in addition to network status and signal strength (by the way it’s showing with a symbol and the number of sticks like a conventional phone), the screen displays the status of Wi-Fi, the number of connected devices, and battery level.   In the center of the screen, we see the total time of using 4G data, as well as the total amount of data received/transmitted during this session. The device screen is quite bright, the information could be read, even in direct sunlight.  

 

 

 

After switching on the router you just need to enter the password and connect it via Wi-Fi from your tablet, Smartphone or laptop. The manufacturer claims the simultaneous connection of 10 different WiFi devices.   The router is equipped with a powerful battery capacity of 2300 mAh, it is quite enough for me on day of use without switching off, and the network I was using for three hours, the rest of the time in standby mode. A full battery charge is approximately 2.5 hours.  

 

 

 

The stated range of the router Wi-Fi signal could be distributed to 10-15 meters, my experience of operating in principle confirms these figures, and in a normal urban 2-room apartment, signal was available at any point. On the street, the range is from 8 m to 16 m, depending on the availability of natural environment.  

 

In my opinion, the ZTE MF91 4G LTE Mobile router is very practical and convenient solution for wireless Internet in the format of 4G. Ergonomic shape, small size and relatively low weight (110 g) fully permit to carry with users. It could be easily fit into any pocket, bag or purse. If you want unlocked without any contract, welcome to buy from www.4gltemall.com .