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07/08/2017

Huawei Mobile WIFI PRO 2 E5885

Huawei presents its new version of the Mobile WiFi PRO to replace the predecessor Huawei E5770 and simply calls it Mobile WiFi PRO 2. The specific model number is E5885. This new hotspot 4G mainly brings the 4G Category 6 with a theoretical rate of 300 Mbps in download and 50 Mbps in upload.

 

In the new Mobile WiFi Pro 2, a rise of WiFi with features bringing WiFi 802.11ac and 5 GHz. It also gains a rise in battery capacity from 5200 to 6400 mAh and is offered the ability to be able to recharge other devices via its full-size USB port (in addition to its microUSB charging port). Of course, the RJ 45 Ethernet port and the 0.96 inch OLED screen are retained. The Huawei Mobile WiFi PRO 2 also recovers the band 2600 MHz in FDD that did not have in its predecessor E5770. The wrist strap could work as a USB charging cable, which is a special and good design. Two colors will be available, Black & Gold and Pink & Gold.  

 

 

As a wireless hotspot, Mobile WiFi pro 2 E5885 could support up to 32 simultaneous WiFi users, which is the much powerful than the latest Huawei E5786 and E5787 LTE CAT.6 mobile hotspot. The Mobile WiFi PRO 2 also allows you to connect peripherals to WiFi by scanning the code QR, and with the HiLink application from Huawei without having to search for the network and enter the password.

 

 

The Mobile WiFi Pro 2 E5885 is compatible with the following LTE bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20 (800/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz) in FDD, and in addition the 2600MHz in TDD (38). Here now, the Huawei Mobile WIFI PRO 2 was launched in Saudi Arabia and China, we suppose it will be available in Europe later soon.

 

 

Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi Pro 2 Technical characteristics:

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

* 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 ​​for 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: Signal Strength / Network / Charging / Provider / WiFi / SMS

* Number of antenna: no

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

* WPS (WiFi protected set-up) Yes

* Battery type: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)

* Battery capacity: 6400 mAh

* Dimensions: 23 mm X 69.20 mm X 112 mm

* Weight 188 g

 

 

 

03/08/2017

ZTE MF980 4G Mobile Router Test

With the LTE network evolving to LTE-Advanced, more and more LTE gadgets are needed to support the advanced network so as to meet the requirements from end-users for faster internet speed. ZTE MF980, also named ZTE UFi MF980, is one of the new gadgets.

 

 

We got the ZTE MF980 4G mobile router for a couple of weeks and today we have time to take a test for this new LTE router. It’s in black color but much thinner than current popular models such as Huawei E5786 and Mobile WiFi Pro 2 E5885.

 

 

Appearance

 

The ZTE MF980 has a 1.44inch screen, but not like the high-end 4G LTE-A mobile hotspots from Netgear such as Aircard 790s and Aircard 810s, it’s not a touch screen. The ZTE and UFi are listed at two sides of the screen. On top edge, the power button and func button are there with a reset hole. At the opposite edge, two connectors for external 4G Antennas are covered by a small cap. The USB3.0 port is at the middle of the edge while the right side is SIM card slot. It uses Micro SIM. On the back of the ZTE UFi, there is only ZTE Logo. The back cover is not tight with the whole body, which makes you think it could be removed, but we tried, the back cover can’t be removed. So the battery is built-in and can’t be changed.

 

 

Operation

 

Long press the power button for 3 seconds on the top edge, the ZTE UFi MF980 will start working. The screen will show the signal bars, network provider’s name, users quantity connected from WiFi, battery status and the consumed data. For simple setup, users need to press the FUNC button to switch menu and power button to confirm.

 

 

In the simple menu, we can see it includes Data Connection, Device Info, WiFi QR Code, WPS, Global Roaming, Quick Boot. Click FUNC to next and click Power button to OK. Users can click to connect the data, and scan the QR code to connect to the router with the ZTELink APP. No more setup is allowed through the two buttons on ZTE UFi. If you want do more settings, you need log in the web page http://ufi.ztedevice.com or 192.168.0.1. Firstly, you need connect the WiFi from ZTE MF980 and enter WiFi key. When log in the web UI, the default password is admin. And there is PC and Mobile option per user preference.

 

 

On the head of the web page, user can shutdown the device, modify login password and logout by one click. Two languages are available: English and Chinese. In the middle of the page, there is a switch button to on and off LTE connection. Below is the setting button to click and enter into the setting options. Users can setup the connection by adding new APN, select preferred network (four options: 4G only, 3G only, 2G only and Automatic).

 

 

There are more options to setup the WiFi, user can setup the SSID name, security mode and password. If necessary, user can also enable the Guest SSID and WPS. In the WiFi advanced settings, user can select the WiFi band (2.4GHz and 5GHz available), Network mode (two options: 802.11b/g/n and 802.11 n only), Channel Bandwidth(20MHz/40MHz or 20MHz) and frequency channel. User can also select the country if necessary.

 

In the Advanced Settings, user can setup the power-save mode by choosing the WiFi coverage distance and WiFi Sleep time. And the router settings allow user to setup the IP address and DHCP. There are also options for firewall settings, such as Port filtering, Port mapping, UPnP and DMZ. User can also setup the firmware update check and reset or restart the router manually.

 

 

All setting for the ZTE MF980 UFI is very simple but important if you need them. User can also do the setting through the ZTELink APP, but has to install the APP in the smartphone first. We didn’t take the speed test this time, we will do the speed test by comparing it with the latest Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 in following weeks and will provide full report after test. You can follow us for coming testing report.

31/07/2017

ZTE MF910 4G Mobile Router Test

Many people are demanding higher speed for internet connection, even when they are on the go for vacation. If the LTE network is available, user just need a reliable mobile WiFi router to fulfill this. The ZTE mobile router MF910 would do this job well for a good network partner.

ZTE MF910

The model ZTE MF910 is the big brother of our previously tested model ZTE MF65+. It offers the same features, but it is faster and more durable. Hard data: the MF910 gadget can be used continuously for 8 hours downloading data at speeds up to 150Mbit/s, in standby mode, it can withstand almost a week, and the maximum use of its services may as many as 14 other devices.

ZTE MF910

 

The manufacturer does not provide any information on the overstatement. ZTE MF910 battery in fact it is difficult to unload. Internet speed is of course dependent on the extent and network environment. The router I tested using a SIM from Plus network. Even outside the city to check it perfectly, even when the coverage rate on small but readable screen does not show the five bars. Without any problems I could browse mail, Facebook, portals and watch the video on YouTube.

 

ZTE MF910

 

I was surprised how well I downloaded from the Internet file weighs about 500 MB. In fact, I did not feel the difference in speed compared with that to which I am accustomed when I use the network in your own home.   There is no any problem regarding the hardware configuration. Comparing with the ZTE MF65+, it should be the biggest advantages of this router. Just turn the whole holding down one button. That's enough to be able to enjoy access to the Internet. All the smartphones and tablets that "paired" with the MF910 did not have any problems with that hardware. I can only complain to the location of the SIM card slot. It is devilishly difficult to correctly add to the router.  

 

ZTE MF910

 

The whole body weighs 106g and the size is similar to a candy package (65x 14.6 x 104 mm). It's a little larger than the ZTE MF65+ caliber, but still there is nothing to prevent the router to throw in a bag or backpack, or put it in his jacket pocket.

 

ZTE MF910

 

ZTE MF910 is equipment that meets all the expectations from customer. It will provide high-speed internet in both the cottage and will save you and your closest collaborators, when the company's network will refuse to obey. If you are looking for a good partner for outdoor activities, ZTE MF910 is highly recommended. The most important, the price is aggressive for most users.  

 

ZTE MF910