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06/03/2014

Huawei E5776s-601 Mobile 4G Router Test

We get the Huawei E5776 new model E5776s-601 and take a test per our schedule. Testing was conducted with firmware version 21.202.19.01.778. Update in semi-automatic mode via the Internet is possible.  

 

Getting Started Like other similar devices, start working with the router is very simple: installing SIM-card (format Mini-SIM), charging the battery or connect the power supply, turn on the power. In a couple of seconds, you can check the status of the connection with the network. If successful, the wireless clients connect to a secure network router using WPS or entering the password. As we know, the Huawei E5776 4G Router could support up to 10 clients.

 

Connection parameters are set automatically by the cellular provider (at least this is true for most operators). When changing the card, to change anything in the settings is not required. We can find that the network name and password, serial number, MAC and IMEI number are marked at the back of Huawei E5776, but we would still recommend to record this information somewhere just in case or learn to output it to the screen of the router. If you connect the E5776S-601 router to your computer via USB, it can act as a network card and a USB-drive. Normal connection speed network card is 150 Mbit/s, which corresponds to the distance to the cell and network environment Internet around.

 

Like many modems, Huawei E5776 router has a slot for memory cards microSD. It is difficult to call it a mandatory feature in the scenario of mobile access to the Internet, but it can be useful in some cases. Access to recorded data on the memory card is possible on the web, and local connection via USB. In the first case, the files will be accessible from the browser for all network users, and a set of operations is limited to the following options: download, upload (up to 2 GB), delete a file or folder, create a new directory. If necessary, the administrator can choose one of the directories on the map to the public, as well as to limit the rights to "read only".  

 

Configuring and opportunities In case you need to change the device settings such as the wireless network name or security key, you can do it through the web interface. It is available at www.huaweimobilewifi.com or 192.168.1.1. When entering no password, you can see the connection status, including standard network clients, session statistics on the traffic, the duration of the connection and your phone (if registered in the SIM-card). Administrator of the system can also change the password in the settings.  

 

Comfortable enough, you can work with SMS-messages. So that the user is able to receive newsletters from the operator or activate additional services or services without having to reinstall SIM-card in the smart phone.  

 

Among the settings for connecting, user can setup below the settings: Select the connection mode (automatic or manual), work in roaming network selection (auto, 2G, 3G or 4G), operator selection. It is possible to create or modify an access profile (APN, username and password), and managing PIN-code card. Automatic configuration provides clients integrated server DHCP. In its settings you can change the router's own address and the address range for clients. The "Security" is perhaps the most interesting setting can be considered an indication of translation rules ports. However, the situation with the white» IP-addresses for mobile Internet access today, cannot take for wide use of this function. We also mention the firewall support customizable rules, DMZ, UPnP and SIP ALG.

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20/02/2014

Huawei Ascend P2 4G LTE Cat4 Smartphone

There are very few 4G Smartphones available now to support LTE Category 4 with 150 Mbit/s download speed. The Huawei Ascend P2 is one of them; it was presented in February 2013 during the Mobile World Congress. We have tested the new Smartphone in the networks of Telekom and Vodafone. Particular attention was paid to the ability in the LTE networks and the high speed data rates.

 

 

First impression and technical data

 

The Huawei Ascend P2 is available with black or white back. The front of the display is black for both models and both rounded upward as well as downward, which leaves a good impression. The size is 0.8 x 6.7 x 13.6 cm with a weight of approximately 122g, which is just acceptable; one hand operation is a little bit difficult.

 

 

 

The screen is 4.7 inches in diagonal size and display with 1280 × 720 pixels. This means the Huawei Ascend P2 doesn’t have the highest pixel density, but still offers an exceptionally good picture: it is very bright, the colors are realistic and the viewing angles are excellent. The operating system used Android not-so-current version 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.  Huawei has installed his "Emotion UI" surface, which should be a real simplification for most users. User can install the APPs to the smartphone. Based on the good solution design, the software is extremely fast, apps open almost instantly. Huawei P2 is not keeping up with current flagship Smartphones and not has the much more powerful hardware.  Huawei Ascend P2 is based on a HiSilicon K3V2 quad-core processor with 1.5 GHz clock rate, which are 1 gigabyte of memory.

 

 

 

Modem and Wireless

 

In Huawei Ascend P2 Smartphone there is built-in LTE modem that also used in various modems from Huawei, for example, the Huawei E3276 or the Huawei E5372. It allows speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s for the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s for the uplink, i.e. LTE Category 4. In the test, the maximum speed was around 120 Mbit/s with network of Deutsche Telekom, when working with Vodafone, nearly 80 Mbit/s download speed can be achieved. In addition to LTE network supported, 3G UMTS network is also supported, but only 21.6Mbps download speed could be reached. Almost all other manufacturers now offer DC-HSPA+, up to 42.2 Mbit/s could be achieved. Huawei also offers DC-HSPA+ for many years in various modems, but why here DC-HSPA+ was saved at Ascend P2, remains a mystery. The same is also for the WLAN module: this only supports the 2.4 GHz frequency band, which is absolutely not up to date for a high-end Smartphone.

 

 

The received power is overall quite good, compared to other Smartphones but not significantly better.  Which is worth mentioning is definitely the manual network search: in contrast to most other Android Smartphones, Huawei Ascend P2 displays networks as separated by wireless technology (2G, 3G, 4G), which is a nice thing, in particular for mobile enthusiasts. You can manually switch between the 2G, 3G & 4G networks.

 

   

 

Miscellaneous and Conclusion

 

The internal memory is 16 gigabytes, which is not particularly large, especially when it is not expandable via memory card. So you have to often transfer the photos in the 4G Smartphone to a computer to get back free space. The 13-megapixel camera takes pretty good photos and also also beautiful full-HD videos. The battery offers 2,420 mAh, which is comparatively good capacity and thus a solid runtime. Not connected with LTE, the Huawei P2 can get so loose over an entire working day.All in all, the Huawei Ascend P2 is a beautiful smartphone that worth to buy based on all his good display and fast software.

 

 

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25/11/2013

Vodafone K5150 (HUAWEI) 4G LTE Stick Test

Vodafone has launched the K5150 LTE stick in this year. K5150 is a new USB modem on the market. The surf stick is manufactured by Huawei and comes in red and white design in the Vodafone stores. Supporting LTE Category 4 with up to 150 MBit/s in downlink, Vodafone K5150 is one of the fastest surf sticks on the market. Backward with DC-HSPA+ technology, connectors for external antennas and a slot for MicroSD cards are available. We have tested the K5150 modem for 2 weeks on the Vodafone network!  

 

Vodafone K5150 Specifications

 

Vodafone K5150 LTE stick not only offers super-fast LTE with up to 150 Mbit/s, but also including UMTS DC-HSPA+ (up to 42.2 Mbit/s) and GSM. Vodafone is first operator in Europe to provide the maximum data rates. Under LTE networks, the practical downlink could reach approximately 120 Mbit/s, and the UMTS downlink speed could reach up to about 31 Mbit/s. The USB port is protected by a small cap, unfortunately, the connection cannot swing as you wish like other high-end surfsticks HUAWEI E3276.  Especially for use in places with limited space, such as on the train, this function would be very useful.


At the side of the 4G Stick K5150, two connectors for external antennas and a slot for MicroSD memory cards have been integrated, so you can use the surf stick as storage media if necessary and can amplify the reception with an external antenna. The external antenna is TS-9, you could buy original Huawei 4G Antenna on 4gltemall.com.



Manufacturer: Huawei
Model Name: Vodafone K5150
Technologies: LTE (4G) UMTS (3G) GSM (2G)
Bands: 4G LTE: 2600/1800/800 MHz 3G WCDMA 2100/900 MHz 2G GSM: 1900/1800/900/850 MHz
Speeds: LTE: 150 Mbit/s downstream, 50 Mbit/s upstream (Category 4), UMTS: 42.2 Mbit/s downlink, 5.76 Mbit/s uplink (when using DC-HSPA+) GSM: 256 kbit/s (at Terms of EDGE)
Other: MicroSD slot for memory cards up to 32 GB, 2 x external antenna port TS-9 Software for Mac OS X and Windows


Vodafone K5150 LTE stick is in a very nice design, just like the 4G models that we had introduced, such as Vodafone R210 and from Vodafone K5007. The top of the K5150 can forwardly away, below is the slot for the SIM card.  Most users will not need the manual, since the installation of the Vodafone connection software is largely self-explanatory: after plugging it into a computer with Mac OS X or Windows operating system, the installation wizard automatically starts and guides in a few moments through the installation. After a short time it is already connected to the wireless network.  

 

Speed and Reception

 

As you would expect from a modern LTE modem, the speeds are consistently good. However, the test was only on the 800 megahertz LTE network, even though, the performance on average is better than other 4G devices: downlink up to 55 Mbit/s were possible while the uplink of up to 23 Mbit/s. And the latency times were between 28 and 44 milliseconds, but usually in the range of 35 ms. The reception LTE800 was good, even in low-served regions, we could still surf with the Vodafone K5150 stably on the internet.    

 

In the UMTS network, the receiving performance was also above average and was as easily one of the Huawei E3276. The data rates were about the same, however, various measurements showed about 13 Mbit/s for downlink via Vodafone DC-HSPA+.  

 

Vodafone Connection Software

 

 

Vodafone provides with K5150 LTE stick from a piece of software which runs on both Windows operating systems and Mac OS X. For Windows XP, you need at least version with Service Pack 3, wherein the instructions to install even explains the basis of previously little common Windows 8.   The software has its good and bad sides. The advantages: The program is very easy for beginners to use and is pleasantly fast, if the PC is not too old. The detailed information and statistics about online time and data volume are exemplary. The cons: for experts, there are very limited possibilities to make adjustments and integrated into the software Manager interferes tremendously.    


Conclusion to the Vodafone K5150 LTE Stick

 

The Vodafone K5150 LTE stick makes a good impression and is particularly recommended for Vodafone customers who just want a fast Internet connection without having to rely on special additional functions. Alternatively, the almost identical Huawei E3276 offers, for example, as Telekom LTE Speed Stick III of which does its job well in various router models.