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01/05/2018

Five LTE Cat.6 Portable 4G Routers to Recommend

With the development of LTE network and technology, many users are not satisfied with the wireless speed. They want faster speed. So the support of LTE advanced network is necessary to get higher LTE speed. The good news is that many network providers already upgraded their network to LTE advanced or advanced Pro with carrier aggregation and MIMO technologies. To fulfill higher speed on LTE-A networks, many network manufacturers were already presenting their mobile 4G routers to meet the requirements. Below are the recommended LTE Cat. 6 portable 4G router from famous equipment supplier:

 

 

 

  1. Netgear Aircard 790s

Netgear Aircard 790s is the world’s first LTE cat.6 mobile router and it’s the first mobile 4G router with touchscreen. Below are the highlight features of Aircard 790s:

* Manufacturer: Netgear Wireless

* Support LTE frequency band 1/3/7/8/28 (700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz)

* Chipset: Qualcomm - MDM9230 (Modem) - WTR3925 (RF) - QCA6174 (Wi-Fi)

* Connect up to 15 WiFi enabled devices on the go

* Supports Cat 6 LTE with carrier aggregation (up to 40 MHz)

* Capable of download speeds of up to 300mbps

* Future proof for the premium 700 MHz spectrum

* Removable lithium-ion (2930 mAh), Last up to 11 hours of active use

* Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, 2x2 MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4GH/5GHz

* 2.4” QVGA capacitive LCD touchscreen * SIM Type: 3FF Format (microSIM)

* Two external antenna connectors (TS-9 type)  

Check more details about Netgear Aircard 790s: https://www.4gltemall.com/netgear-aircard-790s-4g-mobile-...  

 

  1. Huawei E5786

 

* Manufacturer: Huawei

* Three variant models: E5786s-32a, E5786s-62a, E5786s-63a

* Support LTE frequency band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38 (E5786s-32a), band 1/3/8/28(E5786s-62a), band 1/3/7/8/28/40 (E5786s-63a)

* Chipset: HiSilicon LTE Cat6 chipset

* Connect up to 10 WiFi enabled devices simultaneously

* Supports Cat 6 LTE with carrier aggregation

* LTE download speeds of up to 300mbps, upload speed to 50mbps

* Non-removable lithium-ion (3000 mAh), maximum up to 10hours working time

* Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, 2x2 MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4GH/5GHz

* 2.4” QVGA capacitive LCD touchscreen

* SIM Type: 3FF Format (microSIM)

* Two external antenna connectors (TS-9 type)

 

Check more details about Huawei E5786: https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-e5786-4g-lte-cat6-mobile...

 

 

  1. ZTE UFi MF970

ZTE MF970 Screen

 

* Manufacturer: ZTE

* Support LTE frequency band B1/2/3/4/7/8/20/28/12&17

* Chipset: Qualcomm - MDM9230 (Modem)

* Connect up to 14 WiFi enabled devices simultaneously

* Supports Cat 6 LTE with carrier aggregation

* Capable of download speeds of up to 300mbps

* Future proof for the premium 700 MHz spectrum

* Non-removable lithium-ion (2300 mAh), Last up to 8 hours of active use

* Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, 2x2 MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4GH/5GHz

* 1.44” TFT screen * SIM Type: 3FF Format (microSIM)

* Two external antenna connectors (TS-9 type)  

 

Check more details about ZTE MF970 UFi: https://www.4gltemall.com/zte-ufi-mf970-lte-cat6-mobile-w...  

 

 

  1. Alcatel Link Y900

 

* Manufacturer: Alcatel One Touch

* Support LTE frequency band B1/3/7/8/20

* Chipset: Qualcomm - MDM9230 (Modem)

* Connect up to 32 WiFi enabled devices simultaneously

* Supports Cat 6 LTE with carrier aggregation

* LTE downlink speeds of up to 300mbps, uplink to 50mbps

* Removable lithium-ion (3600 mAh or 1800mAh), last up to 8 hours of active use or more 

* Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, 2x2 MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4GH/5GHz

* 1.44” TFT screen

* SIM Type: 3FF Format (microSIM)

* No external antenna connector  

Check more details about Alcatel Link Y900: https://www.4gltemall.com/alcatel-link-y900-4g-led-mobile...  

 

 

  1. Huawei E5885

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 front

* Manufacturer: Huawei

* Support LTE frequency band B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20/B19/B38/B40/B41

* Chipset: HiSilicon LTE Cat6 chipset

* Connect up to 32 WiFi enabled devices simultaneously

* Supports Cat 6 LTE with carrier aggregation

* With one Ethernet Port for LAN (RJ45)

* LTE download speeds of up to 300mbps, upload speed to 50mbps

* Non-removable lithium-ion Large battery (6400mAh), maximum up to 20hours working time

* Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, 2x2 MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4GH/5GHz

* 0.96 inch OLED display

* SIM Type: 3FF Format (microSIM)

* No external antenna connector

Check more details about Huawei E5885(Portable 4G router with Ethernet port and Sim card slot & large battery): https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-mobile-wifi-pro-2.html

 

From the specs of the mobile 4G routers, we can see each one has its own specialty. Huawei E5885 seems to be the most powerful with Ethernet port and large battery for mobile use. It’s the latest one available since 2017 but price is still at high range. Other models may not be the latest, but the price is budget. If you are looking for a portable 4G router with the support of LTE Category 6 and CA, the above mobile 4g routers are recommended.

29/04/2018

Four High Gain 4G Outdoor LTE Antennas to Recommend

More and more 4G LTE Routers and 4G LTE modems are available in the market; many users would expect faster speed on 4G networks than that from 3G networks. However, due to far from the cell tower deployed by the network providers, the 4G/LTE signal coverage is very weak. Before the network providers do something to change the situation, users can connect an external 4G antenna to the wireless device to improve the signal so as to speed up the data transmission. And it’s better to use a high gain outdoor antenna rather than indoor 4G antenna.  

 

To select a 4G external antenna, you need check how many antenna connectors there is on your device and the connector type. For example, if you are using Huawei E5186 4G LTE Router, open the cover on the back, you will find the connector for external 4G antenna. The connector type is SMA-female. In the 4G data transmission, two connectors are for the application MIMO technology. So you’d better choose an LTE Antenna with two connectors. To connect to the SMA-female, the right connector at the cable end of the antenna is SMA-male.  

 

One more thing to consider is how long the distance between the router and the location where to install the antenna. The distance determines the length of the antenna extend cable. For example, if your Huawei E5186 router is near the window and you will install the outdoor LTE antenna just outside the window less than 10 meters. So you can select the extend cable of 10 meters. Somebody may suppose the longer the cable, the better to use. However, consider the longer of the cable, the gain would lose more. So the antenna cable is better in short. If your device is far from the installation point, you’d better select to use high-quality material in the cable so as to reduce the gain loss.   The good news is that the extend cable for the outdoor LTE antenna could be customized on www.4gltemall.com. So you don’t need worry about the cable. Below are recommended Outdoor LTE External antenna to use with 4G LTE Gadgets:  

 

  1. 4G High Gain 24dBi LTE Panel Flat Outdoor Antenna(With Two connectors)

 

 

Technical Specifications:  

* Frequency Range: 698-806MHZ/824-894mhz/ 925-960mhz/1710-1885MHZ/1920-1980MHZ/2110-2170MHZ/2500-2690MHZ

* Gain: 24dbi

* Polarization Type: Vertical

* Radiation: Omni directional

* VSWR:≤1.5

* Impedance: 50Ω

* Max Power: 50w

* Connector Type: customization (The extend cable can be with SMA, TS-9, CRC or other connectors.)

* Cable Type: RG58 (best) 100% cooper

* Cable Length: for customization

* Dimensions: 9.85x 18.5x 1.2inches

* Weight: 2.58 Pound  

 

See compatible 4G LTE devices and buy this high gain antenna here:

https://www.4gltemall.com/4g-high-gain-lte-panel-flat-out...   

 

 

  1. 18dBi High Gain Flat Panel 4G Outdoor Antenna(With Two connectors)

 

 

Technical Specifications:  

* Frequency Range: 698-806MHZ/824-894mhz/ 925-960mhz/1710-1885MHZ/1920-1980MHZ/2110-2170MHZ/2500-2690MHZ

* Gain: 18dbi

* Polarization Type:Vertical

* Radiation: Omni

* VSWR: ≤1.5

* Impedance: 50Ω

* Max Power: 50w

* Connector Type: options (SMA, TS-9, CRC-9 connectors)

* Cable Type: RG58(best)100% cooper

* Cable Length: customization

* Color: White(default), Black

* Dimensions: 8.27x 8.27x 1 inches

* Weight: 1.32 Pound  

See compatible 4G LTE devices and buy this high gain antenna here: https://www.4gltemall.com/high-gain-flat-panel-4g-outdoor...  

 

 

  1. 28dBi High Gain 4G Outdoor Yagi Directional Antenna(With only one connector)

 

28dBi High Gain 4G Outdoor Yagi Directional Antenna

Technical Specifications:  

* Frequency Range: 698-806MHZ/824-894mhz/ 925-960mhz/1710-1885MHZ/1920-1980MHZ/2110-2170MHZ/2500-2690MHZ

* VSWR: ≤ 2.5

* Gain: 28dBi

* Polarization Type: Vertical

* Radiation: Directional

* Input Power: 50W

* Input Impedance: 50 Ohms

* Connector Type: SMA/TS-9/CRC-9

* Connector Quantity: one

* Cable Type: RG58 (best) 100% cooper

* Cable Length: 1.5m (more options for extend cable available.)

* Dimensions: 22.8x 2.7 x 0.8inches * Weight: 0.42 Pound  

See compatible 4G LTE devices and buy this high gain antenna here: https://www.4gltemall.com/28dbi-high-gain-4g-outdoor-yagi...    

 

 

  1. 15dBi 4G LPDA LTE Outdoor Antenna(With only one connector)

 

Technical specifications:

* Antenna type: LPDA

* Frequency Range (MHz): 698-960/1710-2700 MHz

* Bandwidth: 262/990 MHz

* Gain: 15 dBi

* beam width: H:90°/70° V:60°/55°

* VSWR: ≤1.5

* Input Impedance: 50Ω

* Polarization: Vertical or Horizontal

* Front to Back Ratio: 18dB

* Max, power: 50W

* Connector Qty: 1

* Connector Type on Antenna: SMA-Male/TS-9/CRC-9

* Cable: 10 meters/15 meters/20 meters (RG58)

* Radome material: protected ABS

* Lightning Protection: DC ground

* Working Temperature: -40~60℃

* Rated Wind Velocity: 60m/s

* Color: white

* Mounting way: hold in the pole

* Pole diameter: ¢35-50

* Dimension (mm): 410*215*65mm

* Antenna weight: 750g

* Package content: - 1 x LPDA Antenna - Extend cable - Accessories to mount the antenna  

 

See compatible 4G LTE devices and buy this high gain antenna here: https://www.4gltemall.com/wide-band-log-periodic-yagi-lte...  

 

 

28/04/2018

TP-Link Archer MR400 AC1350 4G LTE Router Review

Sometimes 3G/4G networks will broadcast a better connection than those from the ADSL network. TP-Link presents the new Archer router MR400, which is upgrading from the predecessor Archer MR200 AC750  Router, when ADSL access is not possible at home or on the move, the TP-Link Archer MR400 Router can take over to distribute the connection of 3G/4G mobile networks via WiFi.

 

 

With the MR400 Router, there is an Ethernet cable packed that can be used to wired one to four PCs via the dedicated ports. The 4G LTE router has a power button, reset or access to WPS for a fast connection and a button that allows to enable or disable the Wifi connection only. The location of the SIM card is easily accessible. Two adapters for Micro-SIM or Nano-SIM are provided; one click shows that everything is well engaged.

 

 

The MR400 Archer is light and rather pleasant at the design level. However, the black body seems to be a little textured and not glossy. It acts like a dust magnet and even with clean hands fingerprints appear from the first manipulation.    

 

 

 

Interface connection

Once the SIM inserted and the router MR400 connected to the wireless network, the LEDs give the status on the connection of the device and the availability of the wifi. They are however quite discreet. The manual prompts you to first connect to the wireless network whose name (SSID) and password are listed under the router. It is then necessary to access the interface of the router via an internet browser by entering the IP address 192.168.0.1 or tplinkmodem.net. Here it is possible to enter the default identifiers (admin / admin) to enter the interface. The password can be changed to the one per user’s preference. To configure from a smartphone or tablet is more easily, TP-Link also offers applications for iOS (download from Apple store)or Android(Download from Google Play).

 

 

  

Features and connection

A small assistant helps the user to configure the router in 3 simple steps, it was enough to leave the information by default. Before that, you have to enter the PIN code of the SIM card. The interface indicates the path to follow to access it. Once the connection is tested and the wizard finished, we connect to the interface.

 

 

It is well designed and easy to handle if you speak English. The "Basic" tab contains a graphic representation of the network and the devices connected to the routers, the possibility of modifying the Wifi parameters, activating a guest network or a parental control function. The "Advanced" tab contains everything that can be expected from a conventional router: NAT rules, security settings, bandwidth control to avoid eating too quickly his package or even what to connect to a VPN. An SMS section allows to send text messages without leaving the interface, it worked without difficulty.  

 

The bandwidth test was very convincing with an excellent bit rate that makes us forget that we are connecting to a mobile network and not to ADSL. Of course, the quality of connection depends on the presence of 3G or 4G antennas from the operator, but the result is more fluid than using the modem of the smartphone.

 

 

Below are the general specs for TP-link Archer MR400:  

  • 4G LTE maximum network speed of 150 Mbit/s
  • 4G LTE maximum speed per network 50 Mbit/s
  • 4G: FDD-LTE Cat4 (800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz)
  • TDD-LTE (1900/2300/2500/2600MHz)
  • 3G: DC-HSPA+ / HSPA+ / HSPA / UMTS (900/2100MHz)
  • 2G: EDGE / GPRS / GSM (850/900/1800 / 1900MHz)
  • WiFi with up to 450 Mbps speed at 2.4 GHz
  • WiFi with up to 867 Mbps speed at 5.0 GHz
  • Dual-band - both frequencies can be simultaneously enabled, with WiFi speed up to 1350 Mbps.
  • Fully compatible with 802.11b/g/n/ac standards.
  • Two external antennas for reception and three internal WiFi networks. External antennas can be replaced with more powerful antennas with SMA connection.
  • Ethernet WAN - One LAN port can be used as a WAN port, allowing the device to work as a wireless router.
  • The Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) feature enables wireless network encryption and devices to be connected at the touch of a button.
  • DynDns, NO-IP support
  • The DoS / SPI firewall protects the network.
  • Multiple SSIDs (up to two separate networks)
  • The Quality of Service provides more bandwidth for speed-demanding activities such as games, VoIP calls, and videos.
  • IPv6 Support: IPv6 is a new network capability that will in future replace the IPv4 protocol used by all devices. Networking IPv6 support therefore enables the device to work with future technology.
  • VPN Support: IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through
  • Operating system idle - management with a web browser
  • A separate power switch as well as a button from which the wireless network can be closed and started.
  • Interfaces: LAN x 3 RJ-45 10/100, LAN / WAN x 1 RJ-45 10/100, MiniSIM (normal size)
  • Dimensions: 202 x 141 x 33.6 mm
  • Sales Package Contents: Modem, AC Power Adapter, Ethernet Cable, 2 Antenna (SMA), MicroSIM MiniSIM Adapter, NanoSIM MiniSIM Adapter

   

Conclusion

TP-Link regularly offers new firmware for the Archer MR400 Router on the support pages of its site. For now only English is available, on the other hand it is a pity to have chosen a body material that is certainly very flattering visually, but also very messy. However, the TP-Link Archer MR400 router is doing the job well, and the configuration is very easy. The interface is quite simple to handle, even for those who do not speak English fluently and the application also allows some settings from a smartphone. In all, TP-link Archer MR400 is a good router for home or office.  

 

If you like this router, welcome to buy from here: https://www.4gltemall.com/tp-link-archer-mr400-ac1350-4g-...