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14/11/2013

Huawei E3251 42Mbps Hilink USB Stick Review

More and more operators are deploying HSPA+ netqorks, even though 4G LTE is becoming the mainstream of network upgrade. Based on dual-cell technology, DC-HSPA+ network is the upgraded 3G, or more accurately 3.5G network, which can make the data rate transmission reach up to 42Mbps. This speed is double to the link speed of HSPA+ network. Following the network upgrade, there must be new devices, such as USB Modem, wireless router, to support these networks.

 

As we can see, there are already many wireless modems or routers available in the market, but more and more wireless terminals are available with upgrade technology for data connection and stable performance. Huawei is the dominated vendor of wireless equipment and today, we would like to introduce a new Dual cell 42Mbps USB Modem - HUAWEI E3251.  

 

HUAWEI E3251 was released long time ago, but recently it is available. Like its predecessor, Huawei E3251 is also in compact design, the body cover is in plastic, but it feels good. If you have touched the iPhone 5C, the feel is the same. The mancraftship of HUAWEI is now very mature.   On the face, there is HUAWEI logo and LED indicator.And the back shows the Hilink logo. The design looks like Huawei E3131, but there are difference. The end of the E3251 is ascending, which makes users easier to remove the USB cap or from PC.

 

The demo we get is HUAWEI E3251s-6, no external antenna connector is available in this model. HUAWEI E372 has the external antenna connector (TS-9 socket). The main difference between the two models is that the E3251 is driverless, no installation and setup is needed.  It's a real plug & play USB stick.  

 

Unlike the HUAWEI E372, E3251 is managed by web UI, not HUAWEI mobile partner. That's the key features and improvement of E3251. Per the information of HUAWEI, E3251 has variant models, such as E3251s-1, E3251s-2 and E3251s-6. The 3G UMTS/HSPA+ bands they support is as below:  

 

* HUAWEI E3251s-1 

-- DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/UMTS 2100 MHz

-- EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz  

 

HUAWEI E3251s-2 

-- DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/UMTS 2100/900MHz

-- EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz  

 

HUAWEI E3251s-6 

-- DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/UMTS 2100/1900/850MHz

-- EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz    

 

You can buy anyone of them from www.4gltemall.com now. They are unlocked for any operators.    

21/10/2013

HUAWEI E372 HSPA+ 42Mbps USB Stick Review

This HUAWEI E372 modem is the first device which works in Dual Carrier HSPA+. What can users benefit from this USB Stick and what are the features of the E372? Today, we will have a review of its details.    

 

Huawei is a well known and respected manufacturer for wireless 3G or 4G modems. This time we tested the instruments in the HSPA+ Dual Carrier. This technological innovation allows you to download data from the Internet at incredible 42 Mbit/s under certain mobile conditions. This rate is several times higher than most cable Internet connections in Europe and Asia!  

 

The HUAWEI modem E372 looks simple - like a typical device of this kind, wrapped up in a pretty case. Besides, the obvious SIM card slot is hidden at the bottom of the case. On the other side, you will find the plug socket for external antenna. The connector is TS-9.  Another feature is a microSD card slot. When placed in the card, the modem can be used as a stick.  

 


HUAWEI E372 could work with qual-band UMTS 850/900/1900/2100MHz, which almost covers all the WCDMA networks all over the world. So HUAWEI E372 is one of the best 3G modem to roam around the world. This powerful function make E372 one of the most popular 3G dongle now only at the operators, but also the end users. The E372 stick can quickly be configured to work in almost all operating systems. This applies to both Windows version XP SP2, Vista and the latest Windows 7 and Linux. For T-mobile, it’s named Web Stick 42, which means it could support HSPA+ 42Mbps data rates.  

   

The installation process is extremely simple. Just put the modem into the USB port and wait for the auto installer application configure the connection. All drivers and instructions are loaded into the device into your computer, so users do not need to insert the CD-ROM drive. The entire installation takes a while and requires just a few click. After a while, we can enjoy the benefits of the Internet.  

The setup program will bring up information on the signal level and standard network connection. From the application, we can also monitor the data transfer and send SMS messages.    


Huawei E372 is a hell of a high-speed modem, so that we will be able to use the internet at speeds in many places exceeding the possibility of a cable network. It's hard to believe, but the development of technology, mobile internet connection already allows it. Weighing 33 grams, HUAWEI E372 USB modem did not cause us any problems during the test, and the installation takes very short time. With the ability to connect an external antenna and use it as a portable storage, HUAWEI E372 is really a good partner for businessmen and tourist.  

 

Here now HUAWEI has a new Hilink USB Stick which could also support DC-HSPA+ 42Mbps, the model number is HUAWEI E3251. It can auto connects in 5 seconds after plug in, no installation is needed. If you are interested in this new model, welcome to check on www.4gltemall.com .

15/10/2013

ZTE MF195 3G HSDPA Mobile Internet Stick Review

Choosing the right USB modem for mobile internet is not easy. Therefore, we have to test another model, this time it’s from ZTE, and see if you are interested in this one.   One might think that it's nothing. We need a little gadget that you insert into the USB port and configured to give us access to the mobile internet. It is worth to pay attention, both on the modem parameters, as well as any additional features that can benefit the users.  

 

ZTE MF195 USB modem is a relatively new device offered by T-Mobile, which is consistent with the standard HSPA+ technology. According to official specification, we can achieve download speeds at up to 21 Mbps. The HSUPA upload speed could reach up to 5.76 Mbps. But under real environment, the speed may be only half or more.    

 

New software for the modem ZTE MF195   There is new software that improves the performance of the MF195 modem. You can download them here - just that you click the "Downloads".   The device ZTE MF195 itself has a removable top flap, under which there are slots for SIM card and a microSD memory card (supports up to 32 GB capacity). You have to admit, it's a fantastic deal. If you just do not use a modem to connect to the Internet, we can always treat it as a normal flash drive, storing files. Of course, the same USB connector is safely protected from dust and debris particles from the environment. It is a pity that the cap is not somehow attached and can easily be lost. A great advantage of ZTE MF195 USB is built-in socket used to connect an external antenna. It certainly can be useful in areas with slightly weaker coverage. Users just need set aside a small cap and connect an external antenna (sold separately).    

 

 

Modem Setup is basically maintenance-free. When plugged in the USB port, it will automatically install the drivers and software for Internet Manager. When it starts only give the code to the SIM card and wait for the Connect button, and then it will become active. And this happens almost instantly and you can see that both the hardware and software to work fine. The modem's LED indicates the connection status.    

 

User check speed Internet connection using specialized tools - SpeedTest. At the border of Downtown and Will in Warsaw, where we have tested the modem, we were able to achieve data transfer rates of 13 to 14 Mbps, and upstream from the network was about 3 to 4 Mbps. This is a very good result. All services and web pages load quickly, even without an external antenna, the modem does not lose coverage. ZTE MF195 USB therefore works very stable. During the next day’s test, changed the location in the city, and each time the modem connect to the network instantly.        

 

In conclusion, the ZTE MF195 USB modem is definitely recommendable. It takes very little space and provides a stable access to the mobile Internet and a decent download speed and upload the data .Not to forget about the extra features, the built-in socket for connecting an external antenna and a slot for memory cards microSD.    

 

Here now, there are many upgraded USB stick, such as ZTE MF668 and ZTE MF821 available with much high speed and stable connection. If you want to experience better, you can check them on 4gltemall.com .