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05/06/2018

Netgear Nighthawk M1 VS Netgear Aircard 810s

After the release of Netgear Aircard 810s, Netgear then presents the fastest mobile WiFi hotspot Nighthawk M1. The two mobile WLAN hotspots are well-known because they are with very fast LTE modems, which makes Netgear Wireless dominates the wireless gadgets equipment. Based on Qualcomm high-level chipset, the AirCard 810 Hotspot can achieve downlink up to 600 Mbit/s while the Nighthawk M1 can even reach up to 1 GBit/s in the downlink. The Nighthawk M1 also has the advanced features, but even the AirCard 810 hotspot has its advantages, as this comparison shows.

 

 

The Netgear AirCard 810 LTE Router has been available in many countries for a few years. When it’s first available in the market, it’s the fastest LTE hotspot (LTE Cat11, up to 600 Mbit/s). In our test, the AC810 proves its ability for wireless connection. The Netgear Nighthawk M1 is to be regarded as a direct successor to the AirCard 810 hotspot and has been officially available in the market since the second half of 2017. However, the concept of the AirCard series was only partially continued, and the Nighthawk open a new series for Netgear LTE advanced Pro gadgets.

 

 

 

Appearance and Interfaces

The design of the two Netgear LTE hotspots is very different. The AirCard 810 router is significantly smaller than the Nighthawk M1, but still comparatively large for a mobile LTE hotspot. The big touchscreen display on the front of the AC810 catches the eye. The Nighthawk M1 also has a very eye-catching display, but the round screen has no touch function. On the display, the AirCard 810 router seems has more advantages.  

 

In terms of connections, the Nighthawk M1 mobile router is far ahead than Aircard 810. In addition to USB Type C for charging and connecting to the computer, the M1 offers a standard USB port for use as a power bank (charging other devices) as well as an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN port. Both WLAN hotspots are equipped with two TS-9 connections, to which an external mobile radio antenna can be connected. The battery is changeable in both devices; the Nighthawk M1 has a much stronger battery of 5040mAh, compared with the AC810 2930mAh battery capacity. In addition, the two mobile routers use SIM size in Micro SIM card.

 

 

 

LTE modem: Cat.11 VS Cat.16

On the datasheet, the Qualcomm LTE modem in the Netgear Nighthawk M1 is significantly more powerful than the AirCard 810 router. The Nighthawk M1 not only supports up to fourfold channel bundling (4CC CA), but also the 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology. The AirCard 810 Router can handle a maximum of three carrier aggregation and 2 × 2 MIMO. The 256QAM modulation is available in both two routers.  

In practice, the maximum speed was limited more by the mobile network than by the router, so there were hardly any differences between the two devices (tested with unlimited rates from Vodafone and Telekom). However, there were differences in "simple" LTE reception without channel bundling. Here, the Nighthawk M1 was often a little faster on the go. Even in the UMTS network, the Nighthawk M1 has usually made a little faster speed in the downlink than the AC810. By the way, GSM/2G cannot be handled in both hotspots.

 

 

 

WLAN Features

The Netgear Nighthawk M1 offers the slightly better wireless network performance compared to the AirCard 810 router and the slightly better gross data rates, as shown by the test with multiple devices. Both devices support WLAN at dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. There is a difference in the maximum number of devices simultaneously connected via WLAN: up to 20 simultaneous users are possible with the Nighthawk M1, only 15 with the AC810.   Both the Netgear AC810 and the Netgear Nighthawk M1 offer a so-called offload function, also known as "WLAN Extender". As an alternative to the integrated mobile modem, the user can use an existing WLAN connection as Internet access. In the case of the Nighthawk M1, Internet access can alternatively also be established via the RJ45 LAN interface. The offload function is particularly interesting in hotels, at events or in the home and can help to save data volume on the mobile rate.

 

 

 

Operation and software

In terms of operation and configuration, the two Netgear LTE routers differ only minimally. Of course, the AirCard 810 hotspot offers the advantage of the touchscreen display, so some settings can be made conveniently directly on the router. With the Nighthawk M1, you either have to call up the web interface via a browser or use the Netgear Mobile App (available for Android and iOS). If you want to change the AC810 more than just basic things, you have to use the web interface or the app there as well.  

 

The web interface offers a bit more features compared to the Netgear Nighthawk M1, but the AC810 is by no means badly positioned here. Both devices are easy and uncomplicated to use, the app is suitable for less technically savvy users, maybe even better for the operation than the web interface.  

 

Conclusion

 

In direct comparison, the Nighthawk M1 is clearly the better router. The modem is better and provides for higher data rates than average, there is an RJ45 LAN connection and the battery has been improved significantly compared to the AirCard 810 again. The waiver of a touch screen is a pity, even though, it’s still given the high price of around 459.00USD. With WLAN, the Nighthawk M1 also offers advantages over the AC810, the range is slightly better and the data rates are higher in many situations.  

 

Anyone who is prepared to pay the currently quite high price, clearly gets the better mobile hotspot Nighthawk M1. But the AirCard 810 router is still far from being old-fashioned: Compared to the Nighthawk M1, the 810s aircard offers a more compact and pocket-compatible size and can be operated via touchscreen. You do not have to know too much about the technology, the software is largely identical. For around 250USD, you will not get disappointed with the AC810.  

02/06/2018

Five Huawei Mobile WiFi Hotspots with Ethernet Port to Recommend

A few years ago, Huawei presented its first mobile 3G router with Ethernet port Huawei E5151 (In China, it’s called Huawei E5 LAN). Now many mobile hotspots with Ethernet connection are available from many vendors. Today, we would like to review five Huawei mobile hotspots with Ethernet port, including Huawei 3G mobile WiFi hotspot with Ethernet port and Huawei 4G Mobile WiFi Hotspots with Ethernet Port.

 

 

Huawei E5885[/caption] Why people need a 3G/4G hotspot with Ethernet port? Usually, many people use 3G mobile hotspots or 4G mobile hotspots on the go. The mobile hotspots usually have a SIM card slot, so that users can connect to the hotspot wirelessly. However, if the SIM card signal is not available or only Ethernet connection is available, it’s the show time for the mobile hotspot with Ethernet port. And the business people or somebody who usually travel overseas may face this trouble. In this situation, you may need a 3G/4G LTE hotspot with Ethernet port.   Best Seller – Huawei 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet Port

  1. Huawei E5885 (Also named Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro 2)
  2. Huawei E5770 (Also named Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro)
  3. Huawei E5730
  4. Huawei E5351
  5. Huawei E5151

 

Huawei E5770 in black and Huawei E5730 in white

 

From the name, you may don’t know what the difference is between the five mobile hotspots with Ethernet port. The Huawei E5885 and E5770 are two 4G mobile hotspots with Ethernet port while the rest three models(E5730, E5351 and E5151) are 3G mobile hotspots. We make the table below about the specs and features of the five mobile routers for your reference. Let’s see the Huawei 4G mobile hotspots with Ethernet port:

 

 

Huawei 4G Mobile WiFi Hotspot with Ethernet Port

Model Huawei E5885 Huawei E5770
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.4
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28 * TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41/42 Band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38
Supported 3G frequency bands B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19 850/900/1900/2100MHz
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Max support users 32 users 11 users
MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No connector No connector
Ethernet Port Single WAN/LAN port(RJ-45) Single WAN/LAN port(RJ-45)
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Non-removable, 6400mAh Non-removable, 5200mAh
Dimensions  112.00 x 69.20 x 23.00mm 106.0 mm × 68.4 mm × 22.5 mm
USB port Input & Output Input & Output
Datasheet Huawei E5885 Datasheet Huawei E5770 Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5885 Manual Huawei E5770 Manual
Supported Carriers AT&T, T-mobile, Verizon, Rogers, Telus, Telstra,  Vodafone, Orange, Airtel, MTC, MTN, Vodacom etc.. Including other carriers in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Aisa. Mainly for Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, not working well in American areas on 4G/LTE
Review Huawei E5885 Review Huawei E5770 Review
Price/USD 299.00USD 229.00

 

Huawei E5351

 

And below is the Huawei 3G Mobile WiFi Hotspot with Ethernet Port:

Huawei 3G Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet Port

Model Huawei E5730 Huawei E5351 Huawei E5151
Product type 3G Mobile Hotspot 3G Mobile Hotspot 3G Mobile Hotspot
Data rates DL 42Mbps/UL 5.76Mbps DL 42Mbps/UL 5.76Mbps DL 21Mbps/UL 5.76Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands n/a n/a n/a
Supported 3G frequency bands 900/2100MHz 900/2100MHz 900/2100MHz
WiFi 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Max support users 10 users 10 users 10 users
MIMO n/a n/a n/a
Connector for external antenna No connector No connector No connector
Ethernet Port Single WAN/LAN port(RJ-45) Single WAN/LAN port(RJ-45) Single WAN/LAN port(RJ-45)
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Standard SIM Standard SIM Standard SIM
Battery Non-removable, 5200mAh Removable, 1500mAh Removable, 1500mAh
Dimensions 99.0mm×66.3mm×22.5mm 92.8mm x 63.5mm x 16.3mm 92.8mm x 63.5mm x 16.3mm
USB port Input & Output Input Input
Datasheet Huawei E5730 Datasheet Huawei E5351 Datasheet Huawei E5151 Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5730 Manual Huawei E5351 Manual Huawei E5151 Manual
Supported Carriers Mainly for Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, not working well in American areas on 4G/LTE Mainly for Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, not working well in American areas on 4G/LTE Mainly for Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, not working well in American areas on 4G/LTE
Review Huawei E5730 Review Huawei E5351 Review Huawei E5151 Review
Price/USD 148.00 139.00 139.00

 

HUAWEI E5151 Ethernet port

Huawei E5151

 

They are the best sellers of Huawei Mobile Hotspots with Ethernet port. The Ethernet Port in the devices is for WAN & LAN. Here now, there are many mobile hotspots with Ethernet from other manufacturers, but some of them are only for LAN, not for WAN, which means you can only connect to the network via 4G SIM card. You cannot connect to WLAN network via Ethernet port.  

 

 

The above mobile hotspots with Ethernet port support LTE to LTE-A networks, and 3G mobile hotspots available. You may find one for yourself if you have demand for such functions. And we have to mention that the large battery capacity in the Huawei E5885, E5770, and E5730, which can also charge other devices such as smartphones, gadgets etc…This could also be praised for the practical function.

30/05/2018

Huawei E5186 VS Huawei B315 LTE CPE

More and more network providers worldwide are upgrading their LTE networks to LTE Advanced or LTE-A Pro. So the end-users of the wireless devices are also demanding the higher-level LTE equipment. Huawei had supplied many LTE Cat.3 and Cat.4 routers to the network providers. And now the Huawei LTE advanced and LTE-A pro routers are becoming more and more popular. Huawei B315 and Huawei E5186 are two typical Huawei 4G wireless Routers; however, many people don’t know what the difference between the two LTE wireless routers is. Today, we will check what the difference between them is and which one is better.

 

 

Huawei E5186 VS Huawei B315 Appearance and Interfaces

 

Huawei B315 and E5186 LTE CPE are both traditional stationary router. On the front, there are few LED indicators such as Power, mode, WiFi, signal and Voice (on E5186). On the back, there are 4 LAN ports (One for LAN/WAN), One USB2.0 port, and two connectors for an external antenna. The Huawei B315s-22 has only one telephone port while Huawei E5186 modem has two telephone ports and has voice indicator on the front. The connectors in the two routers for the external antenna are SMA type. If you would buy Huawei B315 external antenna, you can refer to the 4G LTE Outdoor Antenna with two SMA connectors. The antenna could also be used with Huawei E5186 LTE Router.

 

 

The Huawei E5186 WiFi router uses Micro SIM card, while Huawei B315 uses Standard SIM card. The SIM card slot of Huawei E5186 modem is located at the edge side while the B315 LTE CPE SIM slot is at the back. The label of the B315 router is at the bottom side while the Huawei E5186 router label is located between the two external antenna connectors.

 

 

Huawei B315 VS Huawei E5186 Specs and Variant models

 

To meet the various LTE frequency bands from different network providers, the Huawei E5186 modem and B315 LTE CPE both have variant models. Huawei E5186 has two sub-models now: E5186s-22a and E5186s-61a. The Huawei B315 LTE CPE has more variant models: B315s-22, B315s-607, B315s-936, B315s-608 etc...The interfaces may vary on the variant models. From the appearance and interfaces, we can’t find which one is better. In the table below, the Huawei E5186 specs and Huawei B315s specs are listed, which are the key of the LTE features.  

 

 

Model Huawei B315s Huawei E5186
Product type LTE WiFi Router with Ethernet port LTE WiFi Router
Category LTE Cat.4 LTE Cat.6
Chipset Hisilicon Balong HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * Huawei B315s-22: 4G LTE B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B38 * Huawei B315s-607: 4G Band 1/3/7/8/28/40 * Huawei B315s-936: 4G Band 1/3/40/41 * Huawei B315s-608: 4G Band 1/3/5/7/28 Huawei E5186s-22a: Band 1/3/7/8/20/38 Huawei E5186s-61a: Band  3/7/28/40
WLAN 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 32 users 64 users
MIMO n/a 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B315 external antenna Huawei E5186 external antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Standard SIM Micro SIM
Battery No NO
Dimensions 186.0mm x 139.0mm x 46.0mm 190 mm × 200 mm × 32 mm
Interfaces * 1 x power adapter port * 3 x LAN port(RJ45) * 1 x LAN/WAN port (45) * 1 x telephone port(RJ11)(depends) * Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5) * One SIM card slot * 1 x USB 2.0 port(depends) * 3 x LAN port(45) * 1 x LAN/WAN port (45) * 2 x telephone port(RJ11) * Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5) * One micro-SIM card slot * 1 x USB 2.0 port
Datasheet Huawei B315 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei E5186 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B315 Manual(PDF) Huawei E5186 User Manual(PDF)
Other features VoIP, DHCP, NAT, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, Firewall, Port forwarding, DMZ, ALG, Remote management  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN
Firmware download Huawei B315s Firmware Huawei E5186 firmware
Driver Huawei B315s driver Huawei E5186 driver
Reviews Huawei B315 Review Huawei E5186 Review
Price/USD 169.00 259.00USD

 

 

 

Conclusion

Huawei B315 has more variant models than Huawei E5186. And the sub-models cover more frequency bands and have more band combination than Huawei E5186 two variant models. However, as we can see in the table, the Huawei E5186 could support peak download speed up to 300mbps, which is almost the double speed than that of B315 LTE CPE. With carrier aggregation and LTE Cat.6 chipset, Huawei E5186 would support maximum up to 64 wireless users while Huawei B315 would support only 32 users. So the Huawei E5186 price would be higher than Huawei B315 price. Huawei E5186 is more advanced for LTE advanced networks. So if you want to buy a Huawei 4G Router with faster speed, Huawei E5186 would be the right one. If you just need a router with decent speed and price is also concerned, Huawei B315 should be considered.