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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.

11/04/2013

HUAWEI AF23 4G LTE Sharing Router Review

After long time waiting, finally we get the Huawei AF23 LTE sharing dock today. Many clusters are eagerly looking forward to getting the New LTE sharing dock. Let's have a review for this AF23 LTE Sharing router.

 

   

 

Like other Huawei 4G modems, Huawei AF23 is in original new box. There is plastic cover to see the AF23 directly from outside of the box. It's in white color and looks very mini size. And at first glance at it, we are attracted by the USB slot on the face of AF23.

 

   

 

Open the package box, we can see the AF23 and one USB cable. Below the USB cable, it's the power adapter. When we touch the Huawei AF23, we found it's smaller than its predecessor Huawei D100. There are 5 indicators on the top face, besides the indicators, USB slot is there. Users could plug 3G or 4G modems here to change the 3G modem work like a 4G Wireless router.

 

   

 

At one side of Huawei AF23, there is an Ethernet port for connecting the network cable. So it could also change WLAN to WiFi. Jusst like the already available 4G LTE CPE Huawei B593u-12, HUAWEI AF23 supports maximum 32 users to access network.  

 

 

 

On the back of Huawei AF23, there is a stick indicating the information about model number AF23, Power adapter information, FCC ID, SSID, Wi-Ki Key and IP address. And we can see the S/N and MAC number. There is logo of CE and RoHS, WiFi certified. At the side of the stick, there is the reset hole.

 

   

 

On the package box of HUAWEI AF23, it explains that HUAWEI AF23 LTE/3G Sharing Router:  

* Support LTE USB dongles

* Support 3G USB dongles

* Wireless 2 x 2 design

* Up to 300Mbps transmission

* Up to 32 wireless connections  

 

We had tested it with the HUAWEI E398 4G LTE USB Modem, and we will presents a report for HUAWEI E398 with the HUAWEI AF23 LTE Sharing Router.