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14/10/2013

Huawei E353 HSPA+ 21Mbps USB Stick Review

This modem HUAWEI E353 provides lightning-fast network connectivity and ultra-fast. Today, we will introduce the HUAWEI E353 3G high speed internet stick.    


HUAWEI E353 is not the latest model from Huawei, but it must be one of the most popular USB Moem and it does not cost much and has an impressive performance. The device looks like most 3G modems, connected via USB - inconspicuous. The quality of plastics used is satisfactory, and easy slide of the back cover makes it very user friendly. The E353 also has CRC9 aerial socket from which you need to use if you want to work at high speed in difficult conditions. The design is minimalist, and we can choose the following colors available: white, black, black and white, and pink. Modem weighs only 26 g.  

 

Huawei E353 connects to the internet in just 15 seconds when connected to the computer. It’s a really good result, which will save us unnecessary expectations. The speed at which your modem connects to the network is up to 21 Mbps (HSPA+) - more enough for the majority of Internet users. The uploading takes place at a maximum speed of 5.76 Mbps. Both parameters are significantly better than the performance of broadband connections in Europe and Aisa. Modem connection service can be instantly set up to work in almost all operating systems. This includes Windows versions XP SP2, Vista and the latest Windows 7 and Linux. The Mac OS X is also supported.

 

The installation process is very easy. After placing the modem into the USB port, just wait until the auto installer application used to configure the connection. All drivers and instructions are loaded into the Huawei E353 into your computer so do not need to insert any disc. The entire installation process takes a while and requires just a few clicks and entering a PIN. Then we can freely enjoy the benefits of the Internet.    

 

The setup program will bring up information on the signal level and standard network connection. We can also monitor the data transfer and send SMS messages. During the tests, the modem e353 has worked stably and did not notice problems such as breaking up or losing coverage.  

 

 

Huawei E353 is the perfect choice for reasonable money; it’s a well-built mobile internet stick. HUAWEI E353 will provide us with high speed internet access in all conditions. Rapid installation and trouble-free service will certainly appeal to all users. The external antenna connector is a nice add-on that can be useful in difficult conditions.  

 

Here now there are 42Mbps USB Stick upgraded from E353, they are HUAWEI E3251 and E372. If you want higher speed, you may check Huawei E392 or E398 4G LTE Sticks.

02/10/2013

HUAWEI E372 42Mbps USB Stick Work with Netgear MBRN3000

T-Mobile E372(Huawei) is sold under the name WEB 'N' WALK STICK BUSINESS II and it’s SIM card free without lock in Germany version. The Dual Carrier HSPA+ Huawei E372 reaches up to 42Mbit/s (according to manufacturer). The dual cell HSPA+ could support double speed than single HSPA+ network connection.

 

Huawei E372 with the Netgear MBRN3000 Router - but not with T-Mobile firmware

 

If you Plug the Huawei E372 to the router MBRN3000, it will not be recognized. The reason is the special T-Mobile firmware. In order to be able to run the E372 stick with the Netgear MBRN3000, user need a neutral firmware. This could be obtained free of charge on the Internet.


Instructions to play the firmware(User need 2 steps to play the firmware):

  • A. The current version firmware for the stick to find on dc-files.com
  • B. Flash code generator for Huawei (v4mpire_unlocker, simply v4mpire_unlocker in Google search)

 

First, you create the Flash code v4mpire_unlocker with the program. You start this program and return the IMEI number of a stick. The IMEI number can be found in the T-Mobile Connection Manager, or lay the stick in packing. Then click on Calculate the code. 

 

Now the flashing is: Code displayed. We record this or copy it. Then you start the firmware exe from dc-files.com. Shortly thereafter, we will post flash demand code we created before. Just enter the code and the stick gets filled with the new firmware. The whole takes a few minutes. Now you can plug the stick into the Netgear MBRN3000 and let run through the setup wizard. The stick is found and installed.

 

However, we have found that with the Netgear MBRN3000 loses about 40% of performance. When HUAWEI E372 stick connects to the PC directly, the speed of up to 24Mbps can be reached, but with the Netgear MBRN3000 router, only 16 Mbps can be achieved. Apparently the Netgear MBRN3000 is not designed for Dual Carrier HSPA+ and can’t not get sufficient power for such high bandwidths. The HUAWEI E372 stick also works with all providers in Austria because it is not locked to T-Mobile. It’s SIM card free and support 3G UMTS/DC-HSPA+ Qual-bands.  

05/06/2013

Unlocked Rogers LTE Aircard 330U from Sierra Wireless General Review

You may had seen a 4G LTE Modem which support 4G Band 4(1700/2100MHz) or 4G LTE Surfstick which is for 4G FDD Band 7 (2600MHz), but do you know any 4G USB modem that could support them together?

 

Today, we will recommend a 4G Aircard which could support the 4G LTE FDD Band 4 and Band 7 simultaneously. The model number is Rogers AirCard 330u LTE Rocket Stick. This is the successor of Sierra Wireless AirCard 320u. They are both from Sierra Wireless. The difference between them is that Aircard 330U is capable of LTE FDD Band 7 and Band 4, but AirCard 320U could support band 3 and band 7.

 

 

 

The Rogers LTE AirCard 330u looks cool in red color, but it's unlocked to Rogers network. It means the AirCard 330u could support any operators' SIM card.     Just like the brother model AirCard 320u, 330u is in square shape and it's bigger than AirCard 306 or 308. The USB could rotate for 180 degree. On the front, There is logo of Rogers and one the back, there is printer of "4G LTE" on it. Below the "4G LTE", we can see the icon of the manufacturer "Sierra Wireless" logo, and the indicator of data transmission.  

 

 

 

Open the back cover, we could see there is a stick indicating the model number "AirCard 330u" and the IMEI number of the 330u. Belie the stick, we can see the SIM card slot and MircroSD card slot. At the side of the SIM card slot, there are two external antenna connectors for MIMO. They are covered by two small cap, user need open the cap and then connect the external antenna.

 

 

 

The connector of the external antenna is TS-9 model, so if you want buy external antenna for AirCard, you could check here: http://www.4gltemall.com/external-antenna-for-huawei-4g-l...  

the 4G Antenna is also usable for Aircard 320U and 313U. 

 

 

After plug the two external antennas, the data link speed would improve obviously. The AirCard 330u is apt for North America 4G LTE networks band 13 and band 7, so it could also roam in Europe or Asia. In conclusion, AirCard is a cool USB modem that will be a good gadget for 4G networks.