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03/02/2013

What’s the difference between HUAWEI E5331 and HUAWEI E5151?

Following the most popular pocket WiFi Huawei E5331, Huawei E5151 attracts the user's eyes due to the Ethernet port and 3G functions.  

 

 

Huawei E5331 mobile WiFi is the most cost-effective mobile hotspot till now. With only one button operation and cool design, it's easy to use and take. What's important, Huawei E5331 is appropriate for most users who know few about network settings. When you use it, just one power button, it would auto connects the network, no setting is needed. That' why Huawei E5331 is the most popular mobile WiFi in 2012.  

   

 

Huawei E5151 Mobile 3G and Ethernet Hotspot is new design with Ethernet port. The operations of the two models are almost same. With one button, users could easily power on or offer this device. And if users try to connect through 3G via SIM card, Huawei E5151 could also automatically detect the SIM and connect to internet. In this case, Huawei E5151 looks like E5331.  

 

The difference is on the Ethernet settings. First, the management page web address has changed to 192.168.8.1 while Huawei E5331 is 192.168.0.1 .    

 

If you had used stationary router and set up a router connection, it would be much easier to setup Huawei E5151. You just need to follow the quick setup guide and enter the information needed, then the E5151 will get connected for you to surf. Here you can check how to set up Huawei E5151.      

 

In conclusion, Huawei E5151 is a enhanced E5331 mobile wifi with Ethernet connection function which need configuration. Other features are almost same.

 

Since then, Huawei E5151 is more powerful than E5331. And Huawei E5331 is a good partner for businessmen who usually go abroad for trip. And it's good for tourists. What's more, it's also good for home, in home, it could work like a ADSL router, when take out, it then works as mobile WiFi hotspot.   If you like Huawei E5151, welcome to order from www.4gltemall.com  

Will you choose Vodafone K5005 or ZTE MF820D?

In most cases, if you have a look at a Huawei 4G USB modem, you can also the similar model from its competitor ZTE, we don't know whether Huawei followed ZTE or the contrary, but the two vendors are playing more and more important role in global telecom market.   Today, we will compare two similar LTE FDD modems Huawei K5005 (also name Vodafone K5005) and ZTE MF820D.

 

Vodafone K5005 is a customized model from Huawei, the factory model number is Huawei E398 4G LTE FDD TDD multi-mode Data card. Vodafone changed the UI of this modem to its classic red color, which looks much cooler than the other Huawei E398 branch models.  

 

ZTE MF820D is the derivative model from ZTE MF820. Also with the rotatable USB design, it’s in big sharp.

 

   


LTE Spectrum  

 

To support Vodafone 4G LTE network in Germany, Huawei K5005 could work on FDD frequency 800/2600MHz. ZTE MF820D could work on FDD band 800/2100/2600MHz, which let it support more operators. Of course, it could also support Vodafone 4G network in Germany.    


External Antenna Connector    

 

Here now, most USB modems have built-in antenna. So do Vodafone K5005 and ZTE MF820D. To gain better signal so that users could surf in higher speed, MIMO technology is used to meet this demand. The obvious feature of MIMO is that there are two external antenna connectors.  

 

We could see that Vodafone K5005 has double external antenna ports, with two pigtails; the 4G modem will provide amazing speed. However, follow the design of ZTE MF820, there is no port in MF820D.     Frankly speaking, the modem with external pigtail hole would be better than modem without antenna connector. To gain better signal and high surf speed, you will need the external antenna. But if you don’t use them, it would be the same to choose any of them. Because in our testing, the test speeds are almost the same under same networking conditions.  

 

If you need more LTE Modems, welcome to check http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-usb-modem.html

   

30/01/2013

Will you buy HUAWEI E398u-11 or ZTE MF820 for your 4G LTE Modem?

As the top telecommunication equipment suppliers in China, ZTE and Huawei are always competing from 3G to 4G market. To share the global market, they may release similar telecom products for wireless network. Huawei E398u-11 4G LTE Surfstick and ZTE MF820 4G USB dongle are two similar modems that both works for 4G LTE FDD network band 1800/2100/2600MHz.  

 

Then here comes the question: which one is better between Huawei E398u-11 and ZTE MF820 4G LTE USB Modem?    


Appearance

 

From the appearance, they both in rotatable USB design and the modem body is somewhat bigger than common 3G USB dongles. Huawei E398u-11 seems cooler because the design is inspired by luxury car.    


External Antenna Connector  

 

There are two external antenna connectors in HUAWEI E398u-11 but there is no external antenna port in ZTE MF820. With 2 x 2 MIMO antenna, the speed would be double or may even triple faster.

   

Operation

 

If you want to plug 4G SIM card to the modem ZTE MF820, you need to open the whole back cover of MF820. And according the writer's experience, the design is not user-friendly, because the first question is you don't know where to open it, second, after you find the little cap to open, you may be unable to open it if you don't too much effort. And you must two hands together to work. But if taking too much effort, you may worry to break the modem. You will never wish to break the modem before using it.

 

 

In this case, Huawei E398u-11 is easy to operate. There is only a short cap of a third of back cover. One hand can open it easily.    


Mobile partner  

 

Most of HUAWEI E398u-11 4G Modem is with mobile partner, like ZTE, it also has its own operation software. Both of them would take a little bit long time to install and get ready for connection. With large firmware, sometimes, they may let your PC run very slowly. But I personally like HUAWEI mobile partner more, because it seems HUAWEI Mobile partner is more simple and easier to setup than ZTE.

   

Connection speed  

 

HUAWEI E398u-11 and ZTE MF820 could both connect in few seconds, actually, it may depends on the external network situation to determine which could connects faster. Under the same condition, HUAWEI E398u-11 may connect faster than ZTE MF820 for only 2-4 seconds, usually, we can’t notice that.  

 

The above factors are important for a user to choose a 4G LTE USB modem, but it seems the two modems are equal to buy. HUAWEI E398u-11 is just better in appearance and antenna function, other factors are almost same, in this case, users can choose per their preference. If you like cool model and better signal and speed to surf, you should choose HUAWEI E398u-11, but if you want practical modem with better price, ZTE MF820 should be taken into your consideration.   If you want to have more options for 4G LTE USB dongles, please check http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-usb-modem.html .