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14/10/2013

Huawei E353 HSPA+ 21Mbps USB Stick Review

This modem HUAWEI E353 provides lightning-fast network connectivity and ultra-fast. Today, we will introduce the HUAWEI E353 3G high speed internet stick.    


HUAWEI E353 is not the latest model from Huawei, but it must be one of the most popular USB Moem and it does not cost much and has an impressive performance. The device looks like most 3G modems, connected via USB - inconspicuous. The quality of plastics used is satisfactory, and easy slide of the back cover makes it very user friendly. The E353 also has CRC9 aerial socket from which you need to use if you want to work at high speed in difficult conditions. The design is minimalist, and we can choose the following colors available: white, black, black and white, and pink. Modem weighs only 26 g.  

 

Huawei E353 connects to the internet in just 15 seconds when connected to the computer. It’s a really good result, which will save us unnecessary expectations. The speed at which your modem connects to the network is up to 21 Mbps (HSPA+) - more enough for the majority of Internet users. The uploading takes place at a maximum speed of 5.76 Mbps. Both parameters are significantly better than the performance of broadband connections in Europe and Aisa. Modem connection service can be instantly set up to work in almost all operating systems. This includes Windows versions XP SP2, Vista and the latest Windows 7 and Linux. The Mac OS X is also supported.

 

The installation process is very easy. After placing the modem into the USB port, just wait until the auto installer application used to configure the connection. All drivers and instructions are loaded into the Huawei E353 into your computer so do not need to insert any disc. The entire installation process takes a while and requires just a few clicks and entering a PIN. Then we can freely enjoy the benefits of the Internet.    

 

The setup program will bring up information on the signal level and standard network connection. We can also monitor the data transfer and send SMS messages. During the tests, the modem e353 has worked stably and did not notice problems such as breaking up or losing coverage.  

 

 

Huawei E353 is the perfect choice for reasonable money; it’s a well-built mobile internet stick. HUAWEI E353 will provide us with high speed internet access in all conditions. Rapid installation and trouble-free service will certainly appeal to all users. The external antenna connector is a nice add-on that can be useful in difficult conditions.  

 

Here now there are 42Mbps USB Stick upgraded from E353, they are HUAWEI E3251 and E372. If you want higher speed, you may check Huawei E392 or E398 4G LTE Sticks.

03/10/2013

Vodafone B1000 4G LTE Router

Vodafone B1000 is a new 4G LTE router for Vodafone. Behind the router, there is a stick indicating the model number of "B390s-2" and the manufacturer company Huawei. The noble, handsome white case houses an LTE modem router with WLAN. Following you will find all the important details including specifications, characteristics and overview about Vodafone B1000 4G Router.  

 

 

Features and characteristics of the Vodafone B1000

Manufacturer and type designation Huawei B390s-2
Download speed Up to 50 Mbit/s
Upload speed up to 10 MBit/s
Supported LTE bands: LTE800 (band 20)
MIMO Support: MIMO 2x2
Connector for external antenna Yes, 2 SMA female
Category: LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) Router
Telephone
With integrated telephone system no
Port for ISDN phones -
Connection for analog phones -
DECT -
integrator answering machine -
Networking | LAN & WLAN
LAN ports 4 LAN ports (RJ45)
WLAN standards Wi-Fi 802.11b/g for up to 32 users
5 GHz Wi-Fi support no
Coding WEP, WPA, WPA2
USB no
the provider side » Vodafone

 

 

Technically speaking, the Huawei B390s-2 is in the B1000 series. In the industry it is common to "brand" hardware from original manufacturers but with their own logo on the appearance. Also the appearance may vary slightly from the "original". The integrated 4G-LTE modem B1000 is only compatible with the LTE band around 800 MHz. More specifically, it can on the band of 832 MHz - 862 MHz send (upload) and in the band of 791 MHz - 821 MHz receive (download).The supported bandwidth is 10 MHz. So the router is only unique for rural use up to 50 Mbit/s and is not suited for urban use. The chipset is "HiSilicon" (Hi6910), which is HUAWEI own chipset.  

 

 

 


Telephone:

 

Unfortunately, the router does not have a PBX. In the LTE tariffs from Vodafone, there is no telephone available, which is of course no problem. However, the provider also offers complete packages with phone line and optionally with fixed flat rate. Customers who order the version with telephone, will note get the B1000. Alternatively, a pure LTE router together with a conventional DSL router is supplied, which is named Vodafone B2000. The Vodafone B2000 is upgraded from B1000, which is not only better in network coverage, but also the functions and performance.  

 


LAN & wireless network properties:

 

The B1000 provides 4 LAN ports and of course Wi-Fi functionality for setting up a home network. The wireless network provided can be operated with standard 802.11b and 802.11g. With up to 54 Mbps integrated into the network, it can therefore support a maximum of 32 devices wirelessly (eg, laptop, internet radio). The latest "N" standard is not supported yet, which is a shame. Neither dominates the B1000 the spark in WLAN operation at 5 GHz. The LTE B2000 Router provides significantly more. And WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption is possible options.      


Extras:

 

The Vodafone B1000 is curiously almost twice as heavy as the technically virtually identical Telekom Speedport LTE. The weight is 900 grams, if user worry about the place to lay this device, here are the exact dimensions: 177 x 193 x 34 mm (width x height x depth).  

02/10/2013

HUAWEI E372 42Mbps USB Stick Work with Netgear MBRN3000

T-Mobile E372(Huawei) is sold under the name WEB 'N' WALK STICK BUSINESS II and it’s SIM card free without lock in Germany version. The Dual Carrier HSPA+ Huawei E372 reaches up to 42Mbit/s (according to manufacturer). The dual cell HSPA+ could support double speed than single HSPA+ network connection.

 

Huawei E372 with the Netgear MBRN3000 Router - but not with T-Mobile firmware

 

If you Plug the Huawei E372 to the router MBRN3000, it will not be recognized. The reason is the special T-Mobile firmware. In order to be able to run the E372 stick with the Netgear MBRN3000, user need a neutral firmware. This could be obtained free of charge on the Internet.


Instructions to play the firmware(User need 2 steps to play the firmware):

  • A. The current version firmware for the stick to find on dc-files.com
  • B. Flash code generator for Huawei (v4mpire_unlocker, simply v4mpire_unlocker in Google search)

 

First, you create the Flash code v4mpire_unlocker with the program. You start this program and return the IMEI number of a stick. The IMEI number can be found in the T-Mobile Connection Manager, or lay the stick in packing. Then click on Calculate the code. 

 

Now the flashing is: Code displayed. We record this or copy it. Then you start the firmware exe from dc-files.com. Shortly thereafter, we will post flash demand code we created before. Just enter the code and the stick gets filled with the new firmware. The whole takes a few minutes. Now you can plug the stick into the Netgear MBRN3000 and let run through the setup wizard. The stick is found and installed.

 

However, we have found that with the Netgear MBRN3000 loses about 40% of performance. When HUAWEI E372 stick connects to the PC directly, the speed of up to 24Mbps can be reached, but with the Netgear MBRN3000 router, only 16 Mbps can be achieved. Apparently the Netgear MBRN3000 is not designed for Dual Carrier HSPA+ and can’t not get sufficient power for such high bandwidths. The HUAWEI E372 stick also works with all providers in Austria because it is not locked to T-Mobile. It’s SIM card free and support 3G UMTS/DC-HSPA+ Qual-bands.