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27/12/2012

Test Report for 4G LTE Modem HUAWEI E398e

LTE mobile internet service appeared in the Plus in November 2011. The operator praises its offer as "the fastest mobile Internet in the world". Check it out in a test that we conducted in Warsaw in several locations.

Before we get into the performance tests, there are a few words about the technology LTE. LTE or Long Term Evolution is the next step in the development of cellular networks, called fourth-generation network. It gives a theoretical speed of up to 100-300 Mbit/s while maintaining very low latency. Thus it is well suited for services that require fast transfer and rapid response networks, such as voice and video, games via the Internet and Video on Demand. LTE networks operate on different frequency bands from 800 MHz to 2600 MHz. Network Plus runs on the 1800 MHz band.

In a new set of Huawei E398 4G LTE USB modem get supplied with the USIM card LTE.  Huawei E398 is equipped with a microSD slot and can be used as a portable USB flash drive. In addition to the card slot, E398 has two connectors for MIMO external antenna. Since we were at the disposal of the antenna from another, previously tested HUAWEI E392 4G LTE modem, it is also suitable for HUAWEI E398 4G modem to see how this will affect the transmission parameters. The test antenna pigtail gave about 10-20 percent increase download speeds and significant, even double increase the upload speed.

HUAWEI E398 Modem can be connected with two external antennas

Software installation went without problems. When you click on the drive icon began the iPlus Manager updated to version 2.4. In some common version of HUAWEI E398, it’s green Mobile Partner. After a while, the drivers are installed and the whole thing was ready to go.

Tests moved around to various good and services that require high-speed transfers, we used the Speedtest.net.

 

IPlus LTE Test on PC

First, Downloading files from the server 4glterouter.de located in Germany and servers located in the center Waszawie ATM. We have obtained the average transfers around 25 Mbit/s downstream and 2.3 Mbit/s when sending. Noteworthy is a very small oscillating ping usually around 22-24ms value.

Average download

Average upload

Ping

25.2 Mbit / s

2.3 Mbit / s

24ms

Second, playing Games on the biggest game center The service is one of several new services running in the cloud, which allow you to play online games installed on remote servers. There are such hits as Crysis2, FIFA, Battlefield 2, The Witcher 2 and many others. Interestingly, even in the most demanding games can be played on a relatively weak computer without a dedicated graphics card. What is more important, is the good speed, which is able to transmit commands from the mouse and keyboard so fast that the player has not felt the delay in the operation of the game. Tests of Crysisem2 were successful - I played this game on your own computer and admit that it was quick to play! Form reacted quickly and the resolution was sufficient to see small details.   3rd, Speedtest

       


IPlus LTE Test - Speedtest

 

Speedtest typically showed a speed of up to 35 Mbit/s, though there were in excess of the results of up to 40 Mbit/s or less than 25 Mbit/s. Also we managed to get impressive upload moments of over 25 Mbit/s.

4th, Video Skype video calls via Skype went smoothly. The condition is good for both sides of the link line.

 

5th  Youtube - full HD No any problem happened to launch on 2 monitors 3 videos Youtube in HD 1080p.

 

6th iPlus Neostrada LTE vs. 20 Mbit / s Fastest Neostrada now offer ADSL speed is 20 Mbit/s; the operator introduces VDSL solutions, but in our area it’s not available. How do you compare the fixed Neostrada and LTE? Virtually all the indicators are in favor Plus. The transfer rate is greater but pings are smaller. Neostrada, despite the theoretical speed of 20 Mbit/s, sync grabs at 15 Mbit/s in practice, gives about 12 Mbit/s transfer sometimes.


Summary

 

Plus LTE is the fastest network tested by us offering mobile Internet. Sometimes in excess of the transfer of 40 Mbit/s, we can instantly download the files. Also, the upload speed is very good.  If you do not need contracts with iPus, there are unlocked HUAWEI E398 4G Modems selling on www.4gltemall.com. If you are not sure whether LTE will operate in your location, you need to have a look at the map: 4gmap.info or contact us via email.  The test results were very good, and therefore can offer LTE for all users who are looking for high-speed Internet.

20/12/2012

Test Report on HUAWEI E392 Multimode 4G LTE USB modem

Previously, LTE sticks always available with branding and software of the large mobile operators Vodafone, O2 and Telekom. These sticks are printed externally with a logo of the network operator and the preinstalled software can often allow only certain SIM cards into the slot. Nowadays, Huawei E392 4G LTE Surf stick on the market can easily be used with any carrier and not tailored to a particular provider.

 

HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card


The First Impression

 

The scope of delivery is only a small strap and some instructions. The wrist strap is also attached to the stick and on the cover for the USB port, thus preventing that the cover is lost. Overall looking, the Huawei E392 4G LTE Modem has quite large and bulky for a surf stick, which is certainly the fact that the USB port is not rotatable.

 

[caption id="attachment_250" align="alignnone" width="500"]HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card

 

 

HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card[/caption] The Huawei E392 can be run on both Windows and Mac OS X. After you have inserted the SIM card and the flash drive connected to the computer, the connection software to install. Installation takes usually only a few minutes, then the LTE stick can be used immediately. If the PIN protection is enabled SIM card, you will be prompted to enter the PIN. Other settings do not normally need to be made, the connection software detects the inserted SIM card and automatically configures the matching connection parameters. If there are two different APNs with a provider, you can select them before joining in a dropdown menu. By clicking on the "Connect" the Internet connection is established - the Huawei E392 will select the fastest available network.

 

[caption id="attachment_251" align="alignnone" width="500"]HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card

 

HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card[/caption] Under the LTE network, HUAWEI E392 could reach speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s download  and the upload speed up to 50 MBit/s. Huawei E392 is not only suitable for all German LTE networks, but also in other countries, such as in Scandinavia and in Australia. When the stick is used in the UMTS network, based DC-HSPA + the speed could reach up to 43.2 Mbit/s- provided at the current location, this speed is also supported. In my test, I was able to achieve in the download about 52 Mbit/s in the Vodafone LTE network in the UMTS network of Telekom there were at least another 30 Mbit/s The high data rates are not only marketing, but with matching fare quite well in practice achievable.

 

[caption id="attachment_252" align="alignnone" width="500"]HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card

 

HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card[/caption] The reception of the Huawei E392 is not quite as good as that of the Vodafone K5005 (or Vodafone K5006 ) or by Telekom Speed Stick LTE Telekom. while the telecom Speed Stick LTE 4G connection is possible, it shows the Huawei E392 3G networks only as available. In my experience, this is also due to the Huawei E392 can’t be rotated into a vertical position where the reception is usually a bit better. If you live in an under-served area, it is advisable to use an external antenna. For it provides the LTE stick two connections for two separate external antennas or MIMO antenna with two antenna connectors - depending on use case.

 

[caption id="attachment_253" align="alignnone" width="500"]HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card

 

HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card[/caption]

Conclusion:

Finally, we can see that the Huawei E392 definitely a good LTE stick. Especially for global travelers, HUAWEI E392 could support all major bands and frequencies; it’s a good companion to go all over the world. The preinstalled software can convince with easy operation and quick setup. Unlocked HUAWEI E392 4G LTE modem is a good gadget a enjoy 4G network. Or alternatively, it can keep fast connection under 3g network. Equipped with an alternative connection software, it is also possible to use the Vodafone K5005 with all network operators.