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21/12/2016

Netgear LB1111-100EUS 4G LTE Modem Review

At the IFA 2016, the Californian network specialist Netgear showed a new LTE modem - the LB1111 for the home use. The device has been available since September 2016 in two different versions(model LB1110 and LB1111). The user has a more economical choice without PoE or a more expensive version with PoE. The Netgear LB1111 modem can establish a connection up to LTE Category 4.

 

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Features and characteristics of Netgear LB1111-100EUS
Manufacturer and type: Netgear LB1111-100EUS
Chipset: unknown
LTE category: CAT4
Download rate up to 150 Mbit/s
Upload rate up to 50 Mbps
Supported LTE bands: B3, B7, B8, B20, B40
Downwards compatible with: UMTS DC-HSPA+ (up to 42 Mbps)
Support of LTE-Advanced: No
MIMO Support: Yes
Connection for external antenna: Dual TS-9 for 4G/3G(Buy Netgear LB1111 External antenna)
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN Ports: 1x 1-Gbit WAN
WLAN Standards: no WLAN
5 GHz WLAN Support: No
Encryption: No
WLAN Hotspot Function: No
Others
Battery pack: No battery integrated
Dimension: 120 x 99 x 31 mm at 150 g
USB: No
Memory Card Expansion: No
Release: 05.09.16
available at: www.4gltemall.com
User guide
Installation instructions: " Download from here(PDF, 3.5 MB)
Detailed manual: »  Download from here(PDF, 3.5 MB)

 

Netgear LB1111

Power over Ethernet, or PoE for short, is the magic word that counteracts the cable dialect. The technology makes it possible to transfer power via a LAN connection in addition to the network signal. This allows the LB1111 to be operated without a connection to a commercial outlet. If you want, you can optionally access the included power supply. The 4G network is connected by means of a micro- SIM card and can provide bandwidths up to LTE Category 4. There is also an appropriate tariff required - up to 150 Mbit/s downstream and up to 50 Mbit/s in upload implemented. In addition, all essential in Europe are frequencies (800 MHz, 1,800 MHz and 2,600 MHz) supplied. If no LTE connection is available, the modem can also access 3G (HSPA+) with up to 42Mbps. In an emergency, GPRS is used. If the signal is bad at certain location, the two connectors for external antenna are available to improve the signal.

 

Netgear LB1111 LB1111-100EUS

 

 

Suitable for networking a server farm

Netgear itself underlines the business factor of the LB1111 and lists the model as suitable for the networking of server racks. Even in an office or for demonstration purposes, the device is well suited. As compatible operating systems, the manufacturer lists Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Vista and XP as well as Mac OS from version 10.6.8. Furthermore, the Netgear LB1111 modem can be connected to a router or a switch, if required. This allows the LTE connection to be routed wirelessly to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Practical: The Netgear LB1111 informs via an incoming SMS about an available update.

 

Netgear LB1111 LB1111-100EUS

 

 

Further features of Netgear LB1111

The LTE signal quality is visualized by a five-digit LED. To highlight the reception, the luminaries were made in different sizes. An active current supply and a LAN connection are also signaled by means of an LED. The only physical control element is a reset button. A network cable, a user manual and a power supply are included with the modem. If you like the Netgear LB1111 LTE Modem, welcome to buy it from www.4gltemall.com.   We also provide other Netgear 4G Aircards such Aircard 790s and Aircard 810s, if you like them, welcome to check more details here: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-wireless-router/netgear-4g-lt...  

14/12/2016

Huawei E8377 CarFi VS ZTE VFi MF905

More and more people show great dependence to WiFi, even when they are on the go, especially in a car. The manufacturers in China has notice the demand and provided solution for this. We had introduced Huawei CarFi E8377 many times in the past year. You may get familiar with it. And another Chinese vendor ZTE also provide the similar product ZTE VFi MF905 for the network demand in a car. Here come the questions: What’s the difference between Huawei E8377 and ZTE MF905? Which one is better? In this article, you will find the answer for this.

 

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Appearance ZTE VFi MF905 comes later than Huawei E8377, but the two mobile WiFi hotspots look alike in shape and color. They are both in black color and used for cigarette cradle in a car. There is a USB port in the body, and of course there is a slot for SIM card in the two hotspots. But the SIM card slot in Huawei E8377 is covered by a small cap. The SIM card slot in MF905 is just above the USB port.  On the top side, the logo and LED indicators are shown. The power button is at the center of the top.

 

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Technical Specifications They are both with LTE Category 4 technology, so they can achieve peak download speed to 150mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. The transmission date rates are very good for daily surfing. But whether the surfing speed could be stable when a car is in high speed driving, it still needs time to test.   As a follower, ZTE MF905 could support up to 8 wireless users to access internet while Huawei E8377 supports only 10 users. But in most cases, they are enough to use in a car. There is no official saying about the WiFi coverage distance, but we suppose there is no any problem for the WiFi to cover a whole car.

 

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Control If user want to do some setup in the CarFi, they can connect the tablets, smartphones or PCs with WiFi and log in the web interface to setup. But here now, Huawei and ZTE also provide a new option for users. User can download the apps to setup the two CarFi. For Huawei E8377 CarFi, you may use “Huawei Mobile WiFi” app. And for ZTE MF905, the app name ZTE Link could be used for settings.   Frankly speaking, the two Car WiFi hotspots are very similar. We cannot tell which one is better from the specifications and features. Only the real test would tell which would have more stable and better performance. We will take a test next time in real driving situation to see this result.

 

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If you had read some review before, there is also other solution for the Car WiFi. The model number is Huawei E8372 and Alcatel W800. They are in the shape of USB dongle, not like the E8377 and MF905. But with the cigarette plug, it would be also OK to use in a car. If you want to know more details of them, welcome to check on www.4gltemall.com .  

11/12/2016

ZTE MF79 4G LTE WiFi Dongle Review

We had introduced 1&1 Mobile WLAN LTE Stick, and today we get the new ZTE MF79 LTE Dongle which is for another carrier ALTEL. On the ZTE MF79 dongle, there is the logo of ALTEL with ZTE 4G. Between them, there are two LED indicators, one for network signal and the other for WiFi.

 

ALTEL ZTE MF79

 

On the back of the USB Stick, the model number “MF79” is printed and it indicators it’s a LTE USB Modem. There is also CE number 0979 and place of origin “Made in China” with the RoHS.   The front cover with ALTEL logo could be removed, and below the cover, it’s the inner part with model number (MF79), SSID, Password and IMEI number. And of course, there is SIM card slot, the size is for standard SIM card. Beside the SIM card slot, it’s the slot for Micro SD card, where connected users can share files through WiFi. According to the official sayings, the ZTE MF79 could support the SD card maximum to 32GB. But there is no connector for external antenna.

 

ZTE MF79 BACK

 

The ZTE MF79 LTE USB Modem looks like a 4G USB dongle, but it can work like a mobile hotspot. Up to 10 WiFi enabled devices could connect to the WiFi from ZTE MF79 and access internet. Supporting LTE Category 4, ZTE MF79 could achieve peak download speed to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. Backward with 3G UMTS and 2G GSM networks, the surfing speed could reach 43.2Mbps and upload speed to 5.76Mbps, which is good enough for most cases.

 

ZTE MF79 ALTEL

 

The functions of ZTE MF79 are very similar to the Huawei E8278 and Huawei Wingle E8372. They all look like USB Modem, but have the power to work as a mobile hotspot. Especially due to the small size, user can take them in hand or pocket easily outdoor or for business trip.  

 

The ZTE MF79 is very easy to use. You can connect it to PC or directly to the power adapter which has USB plug port. Only if there is power supply, it can work as a WiFi hotspot. So the ZTE MF79 could work as a wireless router in a car if connecting to a USB plug in the car. In this case, it would be a good network solution for a car.

 

ZTE MF79 BACK COVER

 

After connected with the ZTE MF79 WiFi, you can setup the USB Dongle through Web UI. The address is 192.168.0.1 and the default password is admin to log in. User can setup for the language, connection, WiFi, and WPS. In most cases, the setup is unnecessary. It’s just plug and play. The connected user quantity is also showed in the web UI. The ZTE MF79 can also calculate the statistic for the data consumption. The SMS can also be read from the dongle.

 

ZTE MF79 SIM card slot

 

In summary, the ZTE MF79 is a good and smart mobile USB WiFi dongle for daily use at home or on the go. Supporting high speed surfing, ZTE MF79 can also share the internet with multiple users. And no setup and plug & play features makes it very friendly to users. It’s a great partner for network access!