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21/02/2017

Huawei B310 4G LTE Router Review

Every year, Huawei would present some new 4G Router to meet the market demand. Now we have the new 4G router B310 and we will have a review about this new router in the article. With the Huawei B310 Router, you can share your data plan using Wi-Fi or Ethernet. And it has other functions which are very useful for many people, we will introduce the features in this review.

 

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Technical Specifications of Huawei B310

 

Manufacturer and model Huawei B310s-22 (There are other variant models)
3G Network Bands 850/900/1900/2100
Bands / Category  4G LTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, LTE Cat 4 DL 150/UL 50 Mbps
Connectivity Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n with a range of 200 meters LAN IEEE 802.3 / 802.3u
Ports Ethernet port, telephone port, two connectors for external 4G antennas of 1dBi each (included) and DC connector.

 

Design Here we can find the LTE CPE B310 that has a very simple design, so it is pleasant to use with the furniture at home, and it occupies very little space. The equipment material is totally plastic like any other router or similar devices such as Huawei B593 and Huawei B890 Router.  

 

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On its front, we find four illuminated icons that indicate the status of the router. The first one (from left to right) indicates that the B310 router is power on, the second shows the status of the connected network (3G, 4G ... etc) using colors, the third indicates the status of the Wi-Fi network, the forth indicates the status of the Ethernet connector and finally we have the operator's signal bars.  

 

At the top we find the power and WPS buttons, the latter is to allow compatible devices to connect to the Wi-Fi network without entering the password.   At the back we will find the two external antennas, below we will see the current connector, the Ethernet port and a telephone line connector. We also see a cover, which when removed will allow us to insert our SIM card (mini SIM format) at the side.  

 

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Ethernet / LAN / WAN

The main function you will find on this router is precisely the ability to share your 4G, 3G or 2G data connection via Ethernet or WiFi with many connected users. The WiFi range could cover around 200 meters. The connection is super easy, just connect the modem of your internet provider via Ethernet cable to the Huawei B310 and configure it according to the type of connection that your provider uses. As an additional feature, the router will also offer you the possibility of cloning a MAC address, if necessary.

 

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WiFi

Per my personal experience, I usually have to use Wi-Fi extenders at my home, but with the Huawei B310 Router, it was unnecessary to have the extender, so the WiFi coverage from B310 CPE is really trustful. Also, the speed I had turned out to be very good and with a low ping when connecting. In terms of configurations, the B310 router is capable of broadcasting up to 4 Wi-Fi networks and each can adjust the frequency channel manually, having channels 1 through 11.

 

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As for security, you can decide whether to leave the name of your Wi-Fi network visible or not, in addition to being able to select a WEP, WPA2-PSK or WPA/WPA2-PSK password. If you want even more security, you can filter up to 10 quotas using the MAC address of each device.  

Security

The Huawei B310 router turned out to be pretty perfect, in fact I thought it was something simpler, but I was very wrong. Here we can configure a firewall, filter by MAC and IP address, even virtual servers to protect our devices. You can also open ports easily, apply DMZ configurations, enable UPnP, adjust NAT, filter by domain names or apply Dynamic DNS.

 

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Phone Function

Something that totally differentiates from the other 4G routers is the possibility of being able to connect a fixed telephone and make & receive calls using the mobile network of your operator. You pick up the handset and the Huawei B310 router itself will tone your fixed network phone, being ready to call any phone number, as long as your mobile operator allows it. It's as if you were making a call from a cell phone, but here you do it from a landline. You can also receive calls in it, and if the landline has a viewfinder, you can see the number of the person who is calling the number assigned to you by your mobile operator.

 

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This function proves to be quite useful for those who want to have internet and telephone in a single device. With the Huawei B310, you will have Wi-Fi internet and fixed network telephone to call and receive calls.

 

Conclusion

There are many 4G Routers in the market and we had the opportunity to try several models, but I personally like the Huawei B310 router much more than the others, since I found it quite useful in terms of functions. The first thing I liked was its Wi-Fi coverage, which reaches up to 200 meters, which in my case was more than enough to keep me good signal throughout my house without WiFi extender.

 

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The external antennas that this router brings, served me enough to improve the reception of the signal from the operator, as this LTE CPE B310 makes the signal is received much more intensely than what you currently receive on a smartphone, which ensures you a very good service. I personally used Vodafone 4G network and shared it via Wi-Fi in my house, reaching speeds in excess of 50Mbps, which I found remarkable. And since I do not have a fixed telephone at my house, I took advantage of connecting one to this router. The latter is very useful for people who do not have a fixed Internet and telephone service, in addition to saving a lot of money in the monthly fixed charge, having the freedom to choose the plan yourself which suits you. Considering the full practical functions for users, we would certainly recommend it as an excellent alternative.

 

 

Availability

 

The Huawei B310 4G Router is available locked with network providers, but you can also get the unlocked units from www.4gltemall.com . With unlocked one, you can change your network provider if you are unsatisfied with the networks or services. And you can even take the unlocked Huawei B310 Router to other countries or areas and work with the compatible network providers. And actually, the Huawei B310s-22 has many brother models such as B310s-927, B310As-852, B310s-518 etc. They are for various LTE network providers and compatible different network frequency bands. So before you buy the router, choose the right one for your location and your network provider.

15/02/2017

Huawei B525 4G LTE Cat6 Router Released

Huawei presented a new 4G LTE advanced Router with carrier aggregation. The model number is B525, also named Huawei 4G Router Prime. With LTE cat6, Huawei B525 could achieve download speed to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. The similar predecessor Huawei E5186 router was available for almost two year and it’s the most popular 4G LTE Cat6 router.

 
HUAWEI B525 B525S-23A (1)Huawei B525 is the latest desktop router LTE this manufacturer. It combines the advantages of the well-known devices Huawei B315 and B310 router. Users can use the interface WLAN 802.11ac (max. 786 Mbps) or 4 Gigabit LAN ports. Huawei B525 router allows you to get connections for up to 64 wireless devices with transfer speeds up to 300 Mbps in LTE category 6.  This means that the the use of the network is very fast and convenient regardless of the intensity. Even when using multiple devices at the same time you can browse the Internet or transfer data without losing liquidity connection.
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The B525 Router will also likely equipped RJ11 port for voice, which will provide telephone communication in the GSM network (2G / 3G) or based on VoIP technology (3G, 4G). Huawei router B525s has two SMA connectors for connecting external antennas and it allows you to connect up to four devices using the standard LAN ports, what’s more, up to 64 devices could access internet through WiFi. It's perfect for people who often need to share mobile internet for several devices at the same time.

 
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To connect to the internet, you need only a few minutes. Just follow the instructions”Quick Setup” included within the web interfaces and you will enjoy access the network through Huawei B525S Router. Below are the details specifications for Huawei B525 for reference.     

Huawei B525 Specifications: 
* Max. Transfer speed: 300 Mbps (DL) / 50 Mbps (UL) 
 * Backwards compatibility: 3G, EDGE, GPRS 
 * Frequencies of operation: 
 - LTE FDD 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz 
 - Dual-band HSPA+ - 900 / 2100 MHz 
 - Quad-band EDGE / GPRS - GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 
* Standard WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 
 * Ethernet RJ-45: 4x 10/100 / 1000Mbps 
 * Internal WLAN antenna 
 * Socket for external antenna: 2 x SMA 
 * Phone Jack: 1x RJ11 (VoIP, CS voice) 
 * Local management of the browser 
 * Dimensions: 226 x 153 x 52 mm 
 * System requirements: Windows XP SP3 or later, Mac OS x 10.7 or later 
 * Built-in slot for the SIM card: yes (microSIM) 
 * Sim lock: no


 
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If you need the external antenna for Huawei B525 Router, we would like to recommend below the two antennas. We had tested the antennas and they can work well with Huawei B525 LTE Router: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-sma-connector.html
4G LTE Indoor Antenna (2 x SMA Connectors) for Huawei/ZTE 4G LTE Routers/Gateway/LTE CPE


If you prefer 4G outdoor antenna to get better signal, you could try below the antenna: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-lte-outdoor-antenna-2-x-sma-c...
 
4G LTE Outdoor Antenna (2 x SMA Connectors) for Huawei/ZTE 4G LTE Routers/Gateway/LTE CPE
 

09/02/2017

Huawei E5771 New 4G Pocket WiFi Router

As the famous vendor for mobile MiFi 4G routers, Huawei offers us a new model that succeeds to Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro E5770. With a notable feature, the new model Huawei E5771 does not have an LCD screen.

 
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  The highlight of the Huawei E5771 Mobile WiFi is the huge 9600 mAh internal battery (non-removable) that provides up to 38 hours of operating time.
 
HUAWEI E5771
 
On the other hand, the E5771 has a small LED's on the slice, which indicate the essential information, one for the data transfer activity, the other 4 indicating the status of the battery. In addition to these LEDs, the power button on the upper face and having the initials "Hi  " comes alive with different colors of green, orange and red, indicating the reception quality of the 3G/4G signal.
 
 
HUAWEI E5771

Of course and as usual, all the indications SSID, Wifi password and Barcode to flash for a smartphone, are located under the hood of the Huawei E5771. Still under the hood, there is a SIM card slot in micro-SIM format and the slot for a micro-SD storage card (up to 32 GB), for storing data. The connected devices with E5771 could share the data in the storage card.
 
HUAWEI E5771

To configure and administer the Huawei E5771 Mobile Hotspot, user can log in a web interface accessible not only from a PC, but also access from the Hi-Link application for smartphone, which gives you access to essential functions.     


On one side of the Huawei E5771, there are 2 USB ports, one in full size is designed to recharge a device such as a smartphone, thanks to its 9600mAh battery, and the other one is in micro-USB allowing charging of the E5771 hotspot.
 
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The Huawei E5771 Hotspot comes with its charger, but also with its USB cable to connect the micro-USB port to the charger or the port of a PC. The special feature of this cable is that it also serves as a carrying strap for the case. It’s not stupid to have it always with you.  
 
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Huawei E5771 Specifications   

 Huawei E5771 is a 4G Category 4 router, allowing you downlink of up to 150 Mbps and uplink to 50 Mbps. The supported frequency bands are: 
 * (4G) LTE FDD 850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100MHz 
 * (4G) LTE TDD 1900/2300/2500/2600MHzMHz  
* (3G): DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSUPA/HSDPA 2100/1900/1800/1700/900/850/800MHz 
* (2G) GSM / GPRS / EDGE 1900/1800/900/850MHz
 
HUAWEI E5771

It is therefore compatible with almost all the operators over the world. And there are many variant models for various network frequency bands such Huawei E5771s-852, Huawei E5771s-856, Huawei E5771h-937 etc.. The Wi-Fi standard is 802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz (no ac 5GHz) , and it supports 10 simultaneous wireless users. The battery is given for 38 hours of operation and 500 hours in standby, it is not removable.  

The HUAWEI E5771 is now available at www.4gltemall.com for a price of $ 189USD. There are 3 colors are available, White, Black or Gold.  

Conclusion 

For some users, the absence of an LCD is not good, since it is compensated by various indicator lights; the Huawei E5771 presents a rather nice aesthetics and especially a huge battery that offers an excellent practical function. With the powerful network compatibility (not totally) and at an affordable price of $ 189, the Huawei E5771 is a good compromise, knowing nevertheless that it offers neither the category 6 to 300 Mbps nor WiFi ac 5 GHz. 

If you want a 4G mobile WiFi router with screen or with the latest LTE category 6 carrier aggregation technology, you may check the Netgear Aircard 790s or Huawei E5786 or E5787. They are the latest new models with advanced technology, but it’s a pity, they don’t have the large battery as E5771.