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02/03/2017

ZTE MF287 3neo LTE Cat6 Router Review

If you are looking for the latest new 4G Router with special design and supporting LTE-advanced network, you’d better have a check the ZTE MF287 4G Router which looks not like a common router. The MF287 router was presented by ZTE at CES 2016, and now it’s introduced to the carrier “3” in Austria and named “3neo”.   The 3neo design is hard to describe, below is the image in white color. In the middle, there is a line of blue color, which should be the indicator for power and network. At the bottom side, the Drei logo is listed. 

ZTE MF287 3neo (4)

Strong and reliable router 
 
With the modern design, you may curious about the technical specifications of the 3neo ZTE MF287. The 3neo LTE Router could support 4G LTE advanced Category 6 and achieve up to 300 Mbit/s for downlink and 50 Mbit/s for uplink. It is also equipped with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual band WLAN and connects a total of up to 64 devices simultaneously to the Internet. 4 Gigabit LAN connections are also available.  
 

Modern design 
 
 An LTE router now has to convince on all levels. These include ease-of-use, powerful and reliable performance, a modern mobile and wireless standard, and, of course, a cool design. Today, the ZTE MF287 3neo router can do these best. The 3neo router has to fit into every room with other furniture; the appearance of the 3neo was designed not as usual but the white color makes it looks not too special and just like one furniture. 
 
  ZTE MF287 3neo (1)


Battery on board 
 
 The 3neo has a built-in battery that performs well in the event of a power failure or on the go. When delivered, the battery can be activated online at any time on the configuration page. If no data transmission with other devices, the 3neo automatically switches to energy-saving standby. If you still need WLAN, the LTE router is ready for use again at the push of a button. Depending on the usage, the battery power is sufficient for up to 4 hours.      

Plug & Play with QR code 
 
In order to install your 3neo, you do not have to have any technical knowledge. Even SIM card and battery are already preinstalled. The principle of the 3neo is as simple as saving time, namely "PnP(Plug and Play)". This is especially convenient with the 3Home app. User simply scans the QR code of your 3neo and you will be connected to the WLAN without complicated password input.  

ZTE MF287 3neo (2)

3Home App & Online Settings 
 
 The operation of 3neo is very easy, user can download the 3Home app to the smartphone or tablet and then can remote control the LTE router. They are free for Android and iOS, so you can do the installation, the operation and various settings in the app. Further settings could also be done via web configuration page as usual.  
 

Guest access and WLAN timer 
 
With Sleep Mode, you determine the time when WLAN and Internet connection are generally deactivated. You can set up a WLAN-free nighttime or keep the interactions of your children with the Sleep Mode under the handle. Another feature: The WLAN access for friends or relatives can be managed by QR code via the 3Home app. The additional entry of guest passwords will thus become invalid.  
 
  ZTE MF287 3neo (3)
 
With the 3neo LTE Router, the streaming of films, the playing of online games, the supply of all family members with lightning fast Internet could be fulfilled. Below are the features and technical specifications of ZTE MF287/3neo for your reference.  

 
ZTE MF287 Technical Specifications
Top features  
Category LTE Category 6
Download speed Up to 300 Mbit/sec.
Upload speed Up to 50Mbit/sec.
Power supply Socket (AC adapter 12V / 1.5A - cable included in the package)
Internet connection WLAN + 4 x LAN
Number of connections Up to 64 devices
General information  
Battery 3080 mAh
Dimensions 220 x 110 x 106 mm (including socket 18mm)
Weight 730g with battery
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS  
802.11a/b/g/n/ac Yes
Dual-band: Yes
Connections  
RJ11 Yes
RJ45 Yes
USB (number of connections) Yes - 1x (only for manufacturer diagnosis)
Sim Type Standard SIM Card
Tech features  
External antenna Yes
Bridge Mode No
DMZ Yes
SSID Yes
Guest SSID Yes
Port Forwarding Yes
Watchdog Service Yes
DHCP Settings Yes
Network selection Yes
APN Settings Yes
 

28/02/2017

Netgear Presents Nighthawk M1 Gigabit LTE Mobile Router

Netgear introduced the Nighthawk M1 LTE Hotspot --the world’s first Gigabit LTE router a few days ago. The Netgear M1 with model number MR1100 has a Qualcomm modem with LTE Category 16  and reaches speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s in the downlink under correspondingly developed mobile radio networks. Up to 150 MBit/s can be achieved in the uplink. Also the other technology of the M1 hotspot is very up-to-date, for example, there is a Gigabit RJ-45 LAN port, dual band WLAN-ac and a removable battery. The Nighthawk M1 is currently available only in Australia by Telstra.

 

Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100

 

Netgear Nighthawk M1

 

The Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 differs significantly from the other Netgear LTE Hotspots in the "AirCard" series. The Nighthawk M1 router is in square shape, about 10cm wide, 2cm high and 240g heavy and offers in the center a 2.4 inch round color display. The core feature is Qualcomm's modem, which supports 4.5G or LTE Advanced Pro with LTE Cat16 (up to 1 Gbit/s downlink and 150 Mbit/s uplink). These high speeds are supported by the 4 × 4 MIMO, 4-Band Carrier Aggregation technologies and 256QAM modulation, but the mobile network must support these features in order to reach the maximum bandwidth. The hotspot of course also works in mobile networks using, for example, only 2 × 2 MIMO and 64QAM.

 

Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 4GX Gigabit LTE Mobile Router

 

Technical features

 

The connection from Nighthawk M1 to the terminals is optionally via USB, LAN or WLAN. For the USB connection, you can use the supplied USB Type C charging cable, and for the data connection, the USB type C connector is used, not the full-size USB connection (the latter is only for the Powerbank function). Alternatively, the RJ-45 Gigabit LAN connection can also be used for the internet connection. Most users will probably use the WLAN, and up to 20 devices can be connected to the router at the same time. 

 

The WLAN works in dual-band operation on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz on request, WLAN-ac is of course supported. In addition, Netgear Nighthawk M1 has again integrated the "WiFi Offload" feature, which can be used as an Internet access (also known as WLAN extender/WLAN repeater). What's more, there are two TS-9 connector in the M1 hotspot for external LTE antenna. If you are looking for a 4G/LTE external antenna for Nighthawk M1, we have one to recommend: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-ts-9-connector.html

 

Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 4GX Gigabit LTE Mobile Router

 

The Netgear Nighthawk M1 Hotspot has a 5040 mAh battery and supports the Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 technology. With the help of a QC 2.0 capable power supply, you can charge the battery up to 75% faster than with a regular power supply according to Netgear. The operating time has been further improved by the strong battery compared to the predecessor AirCard 810, with one battery charge, the Nighthawk M1 can keep working for a full day (around 24 hours).  

 

Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 4GX Gigabit LTE Mobile Router

 

Unfortunately, the Netgear Nighthawk M1 LTE mobile router is not compatible with the Netgear DC112A docking station, although it is not available for so long. With the DC112A, one can connect Netgear LTE hotspots such as AC785, AC790 or AC810 and thus turn into a full-fledged stationary LTE router. After all, the Nighthawk M1 with the integrated RJ-45 LAN port offers an alternative and is also suitable for stationary use.

 

Availability

 

Currently, the Netgear MR1100 Nighthawk M1 Hotspot is only available in Australia with the local mobile network operator Telstra. According to the information from somebody who was able to watch the Nighthawk M1 at the CES in Las Vegas, the Netgear M1 Gigabit mobile router would be available for more carriers in Europe.

 

Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 4GX Gigabit LTE Mobile Router  

 

Since many carriers over the world haven’t provided the 1 Gbit/s on all networks, the full LTE Cat16 performance of the Netgear Nighthawk M1 will not be available for the time being. Even though, considering the strong battery as well as the RJ-45 LAN connection, user can benefit even in slow mobile radio networks!  

26/02/2017

Huawei E5785 LTE Cat6 Hotspot Released

We had introduced the four recommended 4G LTE Cat6 mobile hotspots previous, here now a new mobile hotspot with LTE cat6 (downlink speed up to 300Mbps) released by Huawei. If you are looking for a mobile LTE Hotspot with LTE Cat6, you get a new option. The manufacturer Huawei offers the device named Huawei E5785. The LTE router with battery is technically strongly related to the predecessor model Huawei E5786, but offers a replaceable battery. In the download the E5785 MiFi reaches up to 300 MBit/s, in the upload up to 50 MBit/s.

 
Huawei E5785 (2)
 

Huawei E5785

The Huawei E5785 is available in black and white and has a small display on the front, which displays status information such as the reception and the data volume consumed, but the display cannot be operated. We also introduced the predecessor sister model Huawei E5787 mobile WiFi, which is still the only router in the Huawei range that has a touchscreen display. The battery of the Huawei E5785 offers a capacity of 3,000 mAh and can easily be changed by the user. According to the manufacturer, approximately 12 hours of operating time are possible with a full battery charge.
 
Huawei E5785 (3)
 
The Huawei E5785 provides a micro USB port for charging and data transfer. In addition, there are two connections for an external LTE antenna(Check Huawei E5785 external 4G antenna). The WLAN module works on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, up to 16 devices can be connected to the hotspot at the same time. Whether a WLAN Extender function was installed, is not known yet. The Huawei E5785 MiFi is operated either via a browser web interface or via an app from Android and iOS devices. Some basic settings can also be selected directly on the device, using both the menu button and the power button directly on the E5785.   
 
 
Huawei E5785 (1)
 
 

Availability of the Huawei E5785

 
So far, the Huawei E5785 LTE Cat6 Hotspot seems to be available in Europe only in Poland, with the providers Play and T-Mobile. The exact model number for the Polish market is E5785Lh-22c; the Huawei E5785 is also easily usable in other European countries due to the support for LTE 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz (band 20, 3, 7). However, you should be careful with other E5785 model numbers in Asia and the Middle East, which may support other frequency ranges. We will update more information about the Huawei E5785 later.