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11/03/2013

How to Setup HUAWEI E5332/E5332s-2 3G Mobile WiFi?

Usually, the HUAWEI E5332 Mobile WiFi, also named HUAWEI E5332s-2, don’t need any setup and it would automatically connect to the network, the devices connected to this mobile WiFi and then surf freely.

However, sometimes, the HUAWEI E5332 mobile WiFi may can’t read the SIM card and it would not auto connect the network. So user need to setup and configure the HUAWEI E5332 manually. Below are the steps to guide the setup:

1. Plug the SIM card to device HUAWEI E5332

2. Power on HUAWEI E5332

3. Connect the WiFi device to HUAWEI E5332(the SSID and WiFi key are on the back cover inner part)

4. Land the web management page: 192.168.1.1

5. Log in by user name: admin, password: admin

6. After log in, under the column “Settings”, click “Quick setup”

7. Set up a name, the name could be any name per the preference and enter in the APN of the SIM card provider

8. Then click to next step, configure dial-up settings

9. Then next to configure WLAN Settings: SSID

10. Then next to configure WLAN WiFi Key, encryption code

11. The next to configuration Summary, confirm and click “Finish”.

12. After few seconds, HUAWEI E5332 could get connected with the network. And terminal could surf under this support.  

This is the easy setup and configuration of HUAWEI E5332 Mobile WiFi. Hope this will help most of the users who are in trouble. These steps are also applicable for HUAWEI E5331 Mobile WiFi.

But before this setup, user must confirm that the SIM card operator could provide the 3G UMTS bands at 900/2100 MHz, which means if there SIM card is running on the band 850/1900 MHz, it’s incompatible with the device. Or it can only work on 2G network.  

08/03/2013

HUAWEI E589 VS SIERRA 762s 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

Following the 4G network is more and more popular, 4G gadgets are becoming more and more common. Many users get their own 4G gadgets and enjoy the changes brought from technologies. In the 4G gadgets, there are dongles and pocket WiFi. Today, we will have a review about the most popular 4G LTE mobile WiFi Sierra 762s and Huawei E589.  

 

   

 

Somebody may ask why are the two models and not others? The answer is simple; because Sierra 762s and Huawei E589 cover the most commonly deployed 4G frequency bands in Europe and Asia-pacific region. We will talk it later.    

 

Huawei and Sierra Wireless are two top LTE vendors all over the world, and they are always competing with each other for LTE share. Perhaps due the protect from US government, Huawei cannot enter US market, on the contrary, Sierra Wireless is the local US vendor, which supply telecom products mainly to North American and South American. Consequently, Huawei cooperates with many operators in Europe and Asia, but it cannot open the US gate. It’s political matter, not our topic today.  

As the competitor, Huawei E589 and Sierra 762s incorporate many same features, which depend on the network status in target markets.   From the appearance, Huawei E589 follow the classic Huawei E5 mobile WiFi design while Sierra 762s is also in good design. They both support 4G LTE FDD 800/1800/2100/2600MHz, Huawei E589 seems more powerful because it support on more frequency FDD 900MHz.  

 

With both supported download speed of 100mbps, the connection stability should the main concern from users. Based on many years professional experience, they are both reliable hotspots with good quality. Under same network condition, we have tested that the average speed is almost the same.    

 

As the same feature of 4G LTE MiFi, Huawei E589 and Sierra 762s could support up to10 users to share the network simultaneously.   Other features are almost the same, easy to take, pocket size. So in our opinion, they are same good 4G mobile WiFi, if you don't care about the brand, both Huawei E589 and Sierra 762s are worthy to have one.  

06/03/2013

What’s the difference between HUAWEI E5331 and HUAWEI E5220?

At the beginning of 2013, we found Huawei released a new pocket WiFi on CES 2013. At the first sit when we see it, we thought it was Huawei E5331 3G 21Mbps Mobile WiFi, because from the outside appearance, it's completely the same as Huawei E5331.  

 

However, after we read the specifications on the stick, we got to know we are wrong. It's the new mobile WiFi hotspot Huawei E5220. Then here comes a question: why did Huawei release a same model with different name?  

 

On the stick beside the demo of Huawei E5220, we read that Huawei E5220 supports single, dual or triple UMTS bands by its variant model. This feature is also specified on Huawei E5331.Huawei E5220 supports maximum download speed up to 21.6mbps, and upload speed to 5.76Mbps. It's also the same as E5331.    

 

The key feature of Huawei E5220 should be the link time. It says Huawei E5220 could network in 5 seconds with HiLink technology. HiLink is a new user-friendly system that users don't need install any software or setup any parameters, once the device with HiLink technology connects the supported gadgets, the gadgets can then start surfing freely.  

 

It's obvious that this system brings much convenience for customers and save much time. Take a example, in the past, if you use Huawei E372 and plug it to PC, it would take around 1 or 2 minutes to install the driver in the modem; after driver installed to PC, you need to setup the parameters, such as Profile, APN, dial number etc... and if there is something wrong in the settings, you may can't get connected to Internet. With HiLink technology, it would completely change this situation, once you plug the Huawei E3251 HiLink USB stick to PC, the PC then get connected in 5 seconds, no driver installation, no setup. And you can manage the modem through Web UI.  

 

Huawei E5220 also follows this rule. After the WiFi enabled devices get connected to E5220, they can surf in 5 seconds, or slower in 10 seconds. No setup and driver are needed. In our opinion, this should be the revolution for this new pocket WiFi.    

 

 

What's more, Huawei E5220 supports maximum 10 users to share the network while Huawei E5331 supports 8 users.  From the above two upgraded features, we can see Huawei E5220 has different system from E5331 and it also improve the user experience and functions.