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18/11/2017

HUAWEI B315s-22 4G LTE WiFi Router Review

The Huawei B315s-22 is a 4G router for family use. Like its predecessor Huawei B593s-22, it allows sharing the 4G connection in WIFI with a valid SIM card from a network operator, and of course, the SIM card must has a data plan. Thus, in places where ADSL is of poor quality but 4G is available, it would be necessary to replace the ADSL and use the new Huawei B315s-22 with new contract from 4G network provider.

 

Huawei B315 4G Router

 

Huawei B315s-22 Technical Specifications

 

  • Height: 186mm Width: 139mm Depth: 46mm Weight: 275gram
  • Frequency bands: LTE/UMTS/GSM (4G LTE-FDD 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz 4G LTE-TDD 2600MHz). However, frequency 700MHz is supported on band 28.
  • LTE Speed: Donwload up to 150Mbps / Upload up to 50Mbp
  • 2 SMA antenna jacks
  • 1 USB port
  • Wifi 802.11b/g/n
  • Supported number of wireless connections: Up to 32 devices
  • 4 Gigabit LAN ports/1 WAN/LAN port
  • 1 RJ11 port
  • Normal SIM card (no micro SIM or nano SIM, you may need an adapter if you use Micro SIM or Nano SIM.)

 

 

 

Huawei B315 4G Router2

 

 

Configuring Huawei B315s-22

 

The configuration of this type of router does not pose any difficulty. It is normally enough to insert the SIM, start the router, connect to the address http://192.168.1.1 after having connected to the B315 router's WIFI (name and wifi key available behind or below) and then launch the quick configuration in the interface (login name and password are both default as “admin”). This router is also controllable using the mobile application HUAWEI HiLink available on android or ios. User can manage the router settings from smartphones and Pads.

 

Huawei B315 LTE CPE

 

Our Opinion about Huawei B315

 

The Huawei B315s-22 is an excellent 4G router. The main difference with the HUAWEI B593s-22 is that it has better 4G reception, it only has one RJ11 port, it does not support the SIP protocol and it does not allow the router to use only the 4G. Thus, if the 4G/LTE signal is not very powerful, it switches itself in 3G or worse in 2G. However, you can connect an external 4G/LTE antenna to change this situation. You can connect a phone using the RJ11 jack (you need a T/Rj11 adapter if you have an old handset) to make calls using the sim card number 06 or 07 (If it is not just a data card).

 

For most cases, the Huawei B315s-22 is enough for most users with the support of LTE download speed to 150mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. But if there is LTE advanced or LTE-A pro network available, it’s also better to try the latest Huawei E525, Huawei E5186 or Huawei B618 Routers. We suppose one of them would definitely meet your demand for home or office wireless network.

17/11/2017

Huawei B618 LTE Cat11 Router Available for Europe

We had already reported about the Huawei B618 LTE router in February 2017, one of the first stationary routers with LTE Category 11 modem for up to 600 Mbit/s download. At that time, the device was available in Europe only from a single supplier in Poland, but now the availability has improved considerably. In Europe, the B618 LTE CPE is soon officially sold under the model number B618s-22d. The network provider Telekom in Germany will also introduce the router as Speedbox LTE IV in its product range, but the telephone function of the original B618 will be missing, like its predecessor Huawei E5186s-22a router.

Huawei B618 B618s-22d front logo and indicators

 

Huawei B618: Technical Specifications at a glance The Huawei B618 offers very good technical equipment and a cube design in white high-gloss plastic body. On the front, there are various LEDs and a WPS button, on the back two RJ45 Gigabit LAN connections (one also as WAN usable), an RJ11 telephone connection and a connection for the power supply. There are also two TS-9 connectors for an external LTE antenna and a USB 2.0 connector.

 

 

Huawei B618 B618s-22d USB LAN WAN Telephone ports

 

Inside the Huawei B618, there is a HiSilicon Balong 750 modem that supports LTE Category 11 (Cat11) with up to 600 Mbps downlink and up to 50 Mbps uplink. All key technologies for 4.5G LTE Advanced Pro can be found in the Huawei B618: 256QAM modulation, carrier aggregation and even 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology there. Vodafone was the first provider in Germany to officially announce the use of 4 × 4 MIMO technology for LTE, so the Huawei B618 should ideally be suitable for the Vodafone LTE advanced Pro network. The WLAN module allows the connection to a maximum of 64 WLAN devices at the same time and works in both the 2.4 GHz band and the 5 GHz band.

 

Huawei B618 B618s-22d external antenna connector

 

The Huawei B618s-22d is the European version of the B618 and the unlocked Huawei B618s-22d has been available on www.4gltemall.com since July 2017. You can use the unlocked B618 with almost all the network providers in Europe. Anyone who needs a high-level home router, the Huawei B618 is highly recommended due to the multiple practical functions. Since many network providers have not upgraded their network to LTE advanced Pro, the Huawei B618 may be too early to use and currently, the price for Huawei B618 is in high level, the Huawei E5186s-22a is still good to use on LTE cat.6 for download speed to 300mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. The most important is the price for Huawei E5186 is really budget now.  

 

Huawei B618 B618s-22d bottom label

 

 

13/11/2017

Vodafone Launches Gigabit LTE with 4 × 4 MIMO

Vodafone is the first German mobile network operator to announce the launch of LTE with gigabit speed and promises the launch of the first smartphone with Gigabit LTE modem in the market. Up to now, data rates of up to 500 MBit/s were possible in the Vodafone network, the speed is now doubled with the new 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology. Gigabit LTE is now available in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover and Düsseldorf, further cities are to follow according to Vodafone.

 

 

Gigabit LTE: new network technology for faster speed

 

Vodafone combines several different technologies to achieve gigabit data rates in the LTE network. Thus, on the one hand, Carrier Aggregation (Channel bundling) is used to bundle different frequency ranges and thus make a larger radio spectrum available to the terminal. Vodafone currently uses 3CC (3CA) with band 3, 7 and 20 (800, 1800 and 2600 MHz), but in the future LTE will also be used on 2100 MHz (band 1), so that 4CC CA and 4CA it is possible. The second technology for increasing the speed in the downlink is the 256QAM modulation. Last but not least, the 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology is now supported at the locations with Gigabit LTE, which means that it is sent and received twice as many antennas as before. To date, 2 × 2 MIMO antennas have been common.

 

 

Gigabit LTE is only available in a few locations

 

According to Vodafone, the first cities with Gigabit LTE supply are Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover and Berlin, more cities to follow. However, the high speed is not available at every transmitter; rather Gigabit LTE will only be developed in places with very high data traffic, also to increase the capacity in the network. A comprehensive expansion is not worthwhile for the operator, since for Gigabit LTE a very high transmitter density is necessary.

 

 

Gigabit LTE can only be used with a new terminal

 

If you want to use the full Gigabit in the download also on the smartphone, you need a new device, which can support at least LTE category 16 (LTE Cat16). In addition, the smartphone must possess 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology, as well as 256QAM modulation and at least three-fold carrier aggregation. If one of the features is not supported, then the speed drops dramatically: 256QAM modulation increases the speed compared to the 64QAM modulation by 33%, 4 × 4 MIMO increases the speed by 50% compared to 2 × 2 MIMO.

 

Here now, there is Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 Gigabit LTE Router is available in Australia for network provider Telstra, but you can get unlocked Netgear Nighthawk M1 from www.4gltemall.com so as to use in Germany and other European countries. It’s a Gigabit mobile hotspot for a group of people. If you want to use the stationary router for the Vodafone Gigabit LTE network, the lastest Huawei B618s-22d 4G Router is also recommended.

 

And Huawei had recently released the new flagship smartphone Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro would support the Gigabit LTE networks. These are the more latest wireless terminals for the LTE advanced pro networks. We suppose there will be more and more gadgets for the LTE-A pro. And we will keep updating on www.4gltemall.com/blog.