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03/10/2013

Vodafone B1000 4G LTE Router

Vodafone B1000 is a new 4G LTE router for Vodafone. Behind the router, there is a stick indicating the model number of "B390s-2" and the manufacturer company Huawei. The noble, handsome white case houses an LTE modem router with WLAN. Following you will find all the important details including specifications, characteristics and overview about Vodafone B1000 4G Router.  

 

 

Features and characteristics of the Vodafone B1000

Manufacturer and type designation Huawei B390s-2
Download speed Up to 50 Mbit/s
Upload speed up to 10 MBit/s
Supported LTE bands: LTE800 (band 20)
MIMO Support: MIMO 2x2
Connector for external antenna Yes, 2 SMA female
Category: LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) Router
Telephone
With integrated telephone system no
Port for ISDN phones -
Connection for analog phones -
DECT -
integrator answering machine -
Networking | LAN & WLAN
LAN ports 4 LAN ports (RJ45)
WLAN standards Wi-Fi 802.11b/g for up to 32 users
5 GHz Wi-Fi support no
Coding WEP, WPA, WPA2
USB no
the provider side » Vodafone

 

 

Technically speaking, the Huawei B390s-2 is in the B1000 series. In the industry it is common to "brand" hardware from original manufacturers but with their own logo on the appearance. Also the appearance may vary slightly from the "original". The integrated 4G-LTE modem B1000 is only compatible with the LTE band around 800 MHz. More specifically, it can on the band of 832 MHz - 862 MHz send (upload) and in the band of 791 MHz - 821 MHz receive (download).The supported bandwidth is 10 MHz. So the router is only unique for rural use up to 50 Mbit/s and is not suited for urban use. The chipset is "HiSilicon" (Hi6910), which is HUAWEI own chipset.  

 

 

 


Telephone:

 

Unfortunately, the router does not have a PBX. In the LTE tariffs from Vodafone, there is no telephone available, which is of course no problem. However, the provider also offers complete packages with phone line and optionally with fixed flat rate. Customers who order the version with telephone, will note get the B1000. Alternatively, a pure LTE router together with a conventional DSL router is supplied, which is named Vodafone B2000. The Vodafone B2000 is upgraded from B1000, which is not only better in network coverage, but also the functions and performance.  

 


LAN & wireless network properties:

 

The B1000 provides 4 LAN ports and of course Wi-Fi functionality for setting up a home network. The wireless network provided can be operated with standard 802.11b and 802.11g. With up to 54 Mbps integrated into the network, it can therefore support a maximum of 32 devices wirelessly (eg, laptop, internet radio). The latest "N" standard is not supported yet, which is a shame. Neither dominates the B1000 the spark in WLAN operation at 5 GHz. The LTE B2000 Router provides significantly more. And WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption is possible options.      


Extras:

 

The Vodafone B1000 is curiously almost twice as heavy as the technically virtually identical Telekom Speedport LTE. The weight is 900 grams, if user worry about the place to lay this device, here are the exact dimensions: 177 x 193 x 34 mm (width x height x depth).  

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.  

30/09/2013

Vodafone B2000 4G LTE Router

 

Vodafone B2000 is the direct successor to the B1000 LTE Router from Vodafone. This new 4G wireless gateway for housing is from the Chinese manufacturer Huawei. Someone may the B2000 looks similar to LTE CPE B593, but more specifically, it is just the Huawei B593 in Vodafone logo. Below we could see the key features and specifications of Vodafone B2000 4G LTE Router.        

Features and characteristics of B2000 Vodafone LTE Router

Manufacturer and type designation B2000 (Huawei B593u-12)
Download Speed up to 100 Mbit/s
Upload Speed Up to 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands: LTE Band 7/20 (800/2600MHz)
backward compatible with: HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS (900, 2100 MHz), GSM
MIMO Support: MIMO 2x2
Connector for external antenna Yes, 2 SMA female
Category: LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) Router
Telephony
With integrated telephone system yes
Port for ISDN phones ?
Connection for analog phones yes, 2xRJ11
DECT ?
integrator answering machine -
Networking | LAN & WLAN
LAN ports 4 LAN ports (RJ45)
WLAN standards Wi-Fi 802.11b / g for up to 32 users
5 GHz Wi-Fi support no
Coding WEP, WPA, WPA2
USB Yes, USB 2.0
Information material
Manual Vodafone B2000 User Manual (PDF)
Available since ... since April 2012 on Vodafone
Read Review B2000 Review
the provider side Vodafone

   


B2000 = Huawei B593  

 

 

Following the Vodafone B1000, B2000 is with improved hardware based on support from the Chinese manufacturer Huawei. The appearance of B2000 looks like the " Speedbox LTE "by Telekom, they are both from the original model Huawei B593u-12. With the demand from the operator, they adapted to the design for the respective mobile provider and logo. Thus, the B2000 from Vodafone comes in a white gown, while Telekom is focusing on noble black.  

 

   


More power with LTE  

 

 

First, the positive features with improved LTE attract eyes. While the B1000 "only" supported up to 50 Mbit/s, the B2000 now offers full support of up to 100 Mbps download speed and 50 Mbps upload transmission. The data is based on perfect network reception conditions. Huawei has also broadened the network support on Vodafone B2000. Instead of only on the LTE800 band, the B2000 can now also be used for LTE 2.6GHz (1.8 GHz would possibly be available after later firmware update). With backward compatible with 3G or 2G networks, when LTE is not available, it switches to HSPA, UMST, GSM or necessary. But for the B1000, this feature was not yet operational. Two external antennas can be connected via SMA connector to B2000 in case that the local reception conditions are not sufficient. A new feature is the telephone support, which is not supported by B1000.    


Telephone and WLAN  


Vodafone B2000 is the first time to bring telephones connection. If using B1000 Router, you had to combine with a DSL router to set up an LTE phone system or analog. B2000 LTE Router also supports VOIP, there are 2 RJ11 telephone interface. Local wireless networks can now be operated with the contemporary 802.11n WLAN standard with the B2000. That means up to 300 Mbps transfer rate could make true. Unfortunately, B2000 Router is lack of support the 5GHz band, but WEP encryption, WPA and WPA2 and 4 LAN Ports are available.   Now you can get the Vodafone B2000 4G LTE Router from www.4gltemall.com .