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13/04/2018

Huawei B525 VS Huawei E5186

As the top telecom equipment supplier, Huawei 4G Routers are very popular in many countries based on high quality and stable performance for internet connection. And we also find some huawei wireless routers have similar specifications, i.e they support same LTE category, same LTE download speed etc. For example, we found Huawei had presented the LTE cat.6 routers such as Huawei B525 (new model) and E5186 (old model). Those who want to buy Huawei 4G LTE cat6 routers may feel confused which one to choose because they are too similar. Today, we will have a look at what’s the difference between the two Huawei LTE routers.

 

 

Huawei E5186 and B525 are both 4G LTE Wireless router supporting LTE CAT6, which means they both could achieve LTE download speed to 300mbps and upload speed to 50mbps technically. As the old model, huawei E5186 had been available for almost two years and very popular in Europe and Australia. The Huawei B525 was just available from second half of 2017.  

 

Here now in the market, the most popular model for the two Huawei routers are Huawei B525s-23a and Huawei E5186s-22a. They cover the most common LTE frequency bands in Europe, Middle East and Asia. With support of LTE band 32, B525s-23a is more up to date than E5186. However, they both work for LTE-A network and have Ethernet interfaces for WAN & LAN. And as the typical feature for 4G LTE Routers, they both have the SIM card slot. So they are both 4G WiFi Routers with SIM card slot and Ethernet port.

 

 

Appearance   

 

Huawei B525 is the most recent desktop LTE gateway from Huawei, which is in littler size than E5186. With the measurement of 163 mm x 52 mm x 226 mm, there are control, Wi-Fi, flag quality, organize mode and LAN/WAN marker at the front board of the B525. At the back interface of the B525, there are 4 x RJ45 ports for WAN/LAN, 1 x RJ11 port, 1 x USB port and power connector plug. Furthermore, there are additionally two connectors for external antennas. Regarding the Huawei E5186, the dimension is 194 x 177 x 64 mm, and there are control, arrange mode, WiFi, voice and flag pointers on the front board. Two SMA connectors for external antenna, 4 x RJ45 ports for WAN/LAN, 2 x RJ11 ports for VoLTE and phone, 1 x USB port for capacity and power connector plug are located in a line.

 

 

From the appearance, we could get little contrast from the B525 and E5186, one is with 1 RJ45 port, and the other is with 2 RJ45 port. If you prefer black color, Huawei B525 has black color available. Huawei E5186 has only white color available.   From the appearance, we can’t see what the real difference is. To be perfectly honest, for single client who needs to purchase Huawei LTE CPE, they both could do well. One could fully replace the other.

 

 

Technical Features  

 

The band bolt is supported by Huawei B525, which can't discover in LTE CPE E5186. That implies you could run the B525 to a particular frequency bands from the setup menu of web UI. This is a helpful element when the administrator wants to select preferred network frequency to surf internet. Huawei B525 supports L2TP VPN setting. At the point when L2TP VPN is enabled, the throughput execution will back off, the maximum speed can up to 50Mbps (subject to network environment). On this point, Huawei E5186 doesn't have such feature.    

 

For all Huawei LTE CPEs, there are diverse sub-variant models for various network frequency bands and carriers. For Huawei E5186, there are two adaptations accessible: E5186s-61a (Band 3/7/28/40) and E5186S-22a (Band 1/3/7/8/20/38).  The new model Huawei B525, provides the most well known sub-models B525s-23a (Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38), in addition to Huawei B525s-65a (Band 1/3/5/7/8/19/20/26/28/38/40/41 FDD1700/1400mhz) and Huawei B525s-95a (supported LTE bands unknown now). From the sub variants, we can see that the B525 seems more powerful on the LTE bands support than that of E5186, which means Huawei B525 could be used more widely with more network providers.

 

 

Conclusion   

 

From the appearance and technical features, we can there are some difference between the Huawei E5186 and B525. However, for most users, the different features may not influence the usage of the Huawei LTE router. And even Huawei B525 is newer model with new features, the Huawei B525 price is not as good as Huawei E5186, which is also an important factor for users to consider. But if you need to purchase band 32 CPE, Huawei B525 is the right model. In summary, huawei B525 is newer with more feature and powerful, but with higher price. Huawei E5186 has decent functions for common use, if you don’t have specific requirements, the lower price may be attracting.

12/04/2018

Huawei Mobile WIFI PRO 2 E5885 Review

Last year, Huawei released a new version of the Mobile WiFi PRO to replace the predecessor model Huawei E5770 and simply names it Mobile WiFi PRO 2. The specific model number of the Mobile WiFi Pro 2 is Huawei E5885.

 

 

This new version Mobile WiFi Pro 2 mainly brings 4G LTE Category 6 with a theoretical data rate of 300 Mbps for download and 50 Mbps for upload. Also at the WLAN feature, dual band WiFi bands are available with providing WiFi 802.11ac.

 

 

The most important feature is an increase in battery capacity from 5200mAh to 6400 mAh and is offered the ability to charge other devices via its full-size USB port (in addition, it also has a microUSB charging port). Of course, the RJ 45 Ethernet port and the 0.96 inch OLED display are retained. Huawei E5885 is the first LTE Cat6 portable 4G router with Ethernet port. Currently, there is only the Netgear Nighthawk M1 which supports higher-level LTE standard with Ethernet port and could be its competitor.

 

 

The improvements of Huawei E5885 are not only on the WLAN features, battery capacity, it can also covers the most popular LTE frequency bands in American areas, such as LTE Band 4(AWS). Comparing with its predecessor, Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro 2 can support wireless users from 11 to 32, which is the norm qty today.

 

 

The Mobile WiFi PRO 2 can let devices to connect WiFi by NFC technology or scanning the QR code QR. The Huawei HiLink APP is also useful for users to do some further settings if necessary. And we have to mention the special feature: the strap used as USB charging cable.   The Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi Pro 2 is compatible with the common LTE frequency bands in Europe and America, so users can take this device and travel to these areas without worrying the network incompatibility.

 

 

Here now, the Huawei Mobile WIFI PRO 2 has been launched in China at a price of around 200USD, it will take patience to price down since it’s a powerful mobile pocket WiFi with Ethernet and large battery capacity. And 2 colors will be available: Black and Gold & Pink and Gold.

 

 

Below is the general review of the Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi pro 2 Specs:

* WIFI AC (802.11ac) compatible b/g/n

* Number of users connected simultaneously: up to 32 Devices

* WMM (WiFi multimedia) / media server feature: Yes

* Beamforming / MultiBeam feature: Yes

* uPNP (universal plug and play): Yes

* Frequency range Dual Band (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)

* Speed ​​download: up to 300 Mbps

* Special features Cat6 - 300 Mbps, HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset

* Guest network access: Yes

* Number of ethernet port (RJ-45): Single Port (LAN) / RJ-45

* Cards supported Micro SD / Micro SDHC / Micro SDXC

* Color: Black

* SIM type: Micro SIM

* LED Indicator Strength Signal / Network / Charging / Provider / WiFi / SMS

* Number of antenna: unknow

* Security features Encryption (WEP / WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK)

* WPS (WiFi protected set-up) : Yes

* Power source Lithium-ion battery battery (Li-Ion): Battery capacity 6400 mAh

* Dimensions: 23 mm X 69.20 mm X 112 mm

* Weight: 188 g  

 

 

  

08/04/2018

ZTE MF980 4G LTE Category 9 Hotspot Review

The ZTE MF980 Hotspot is a 4G mobile hotspot that offers LTE Category 9 carrier aggregation technology. This 3-band technology achieves a download speed of 450 Mbps and upload speed to 50 Mbps. The supported FDD-LTE frequency bands are:  B1 / B3 / B5 (26) / B7 / B8 / B20 / B28 / B32

 

 

For Europe area, the bands in 4G are mainly B3, B7, B20 but also some carriers support the B28(700 MHz). In addition, the ZTE MF980 Mobile Hotspot also support below LTE/UMTS/GSM frequency bands:

* TDD-LTE: B40 (or B38 or B41 gold)

* UMTS: B1 / B2 / B5 / B8

* GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz  

 

So the ZTE MF980 MiFi 4G could cover fairly wide areas, and it’s good to take as a wireless partner when traveling. We do not have precisely the supported aggregates of bands in 3 CA, we look for the info, but with the bands supported, we remain optimistic for a support in France (B20 + B7 + B3 or B28 + B7 + B20).

 

 

Wireless Specifications

 

The ZTE MF980 4G hotspot also offers Wi-Fi to the 802.11 ac standard operating in simultaneous dual band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Up to 32 simultaneous users can connect for internet access. And it is of course compatible with 802.11b/g/n and offers a 2 × 2 MIMO technology. Equipped with a 2200 mAh battery, it is given for a battery life of 10 hours by the manufacturer.

 

 

The 1.44-inch TFT color display allows you to view the usual information, such as operator, signal strength, connection type and level, battery level, number of users connected, and data consumption. The small size of the ZTE MF980 fits easily in the pocket or in a bag. There are 2 connectors for external antennas in MF980 MiFi. It also has a micro-USB port, a slot for micro-SIM and a cover on the 2 antenna connectors (TS-9 type). If you want to buy the external lte antenna for ZTE MF980, we recommend the tested model: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-ts-9-connector.html  

 

The setup of ZTE MF980 could be done through the web interface, or the Android application (or IOS) ZTELink APP. From the APP, user can do the settings for the mobile 4g router and can see the information about consumed data and battery status clearly.

 

 

In the market, ZTE MF980 is the first LTE cat.9 mobile hotspot. And we know another model Netgear Aircard 800s which also support LTE category 9. We would take further test between the two LTE cat9 mobile hotspots.  

 

Below are the highlights of ZTE MF980 Technical specifications:

* Sleek Design

* 1.44 TFT Display

* Support 3CA High Speed

* Support FDD-LTE network: B1 / B3 / B5 (26) / B7 / B8 / B20 / B28 / B32

* Support TDD-LTE network: B40 (or B38 or B41 gold)

* UMTS: B1 / B5 / B8 / B2

* GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

* Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac

* Wi-Fi 2 × 2 MIMO

* 2.4GHz & 5GHz

* Support 32 devices at the same time

* LTE-FDD Data Rate: DL 450Mbps/ UL 50Mbps (Category9)

* LTE-TDD: DL 330Mbps / UL 11 Mbps

* Dimensions: 122 * 65 * 10.6mm

* Battery: 2200mAh

* Other features

- 1 x Micro USB port

- 1 x Func Button,

- 1 x Power Switch,

- 1 x Reset Hole; SIM socket, Micro USIM

- 2 x External Antenna slot (TS-9 connector)