It seems the LTE category 4 UEs are now the mainstream in the market. More and more wireless routers, mobile hotspots or USB dongles are available to better support the upgraded networks from the operators. But we also see some new devices with new technology which is available for some providers. We had introduced two LTE Category 6 mobile hotspots last year: Huawei E5786 and ZTE flare. Today, we will intoduce a new LTE pocket WiFi router Netgear 790s.
The Netgear 790s also named aircard AC790s. It's now available for Australian network provide Telstra. And it's named Telstra 4G WiFi Advanced II which is upgraded from its predecessor Netgear AC782s. The Aircard 782s is a LTE Cat4 mobile WiFi which supports peak download speed to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. The upgraded Aicard 790s could achieve double speed than AC782s, i.e 300Mbps for downstream. It's amazing!
The appearance of AC790s looks similar to Aircard 782s but seems cooler. With more powerful battery, AC790s could work much longer time than its predecessor. Aircard 790s is decently sized, fitting into your palm. On the bottom, you can find two external antenna ports, a microUSB 3 port (though only a microUSB 2 cable is included in the box) – presumably to make the most out of tethering over USB. On top, there is a power button.
The front of Netgear AC790S is a touchscreen, with home and back capacitive buttons on the right side. User can operate the major features and the settings here and don’t need to open up the Aircard APP or the web based UE. User can see the connected devices quantity and change WiFi settings(enable dual band WiFi, block/unblock devices by MAC, turn on guest wifi, easily connect devices that support WPS). User can also enable the airplane mode, change network settings such as lock to 3G, 4G or Auto mode, view the network status, and see the data usage at a glance.
The back of Aircard 790s is equipped with a removable battery, with the micro-SIM slot hidden underneath. So before power on, you’ll need to pull the battery out to swap cards around. The “Telstra” logo is on the top left, with ‘WiFi Advanced’ also stamped on the front. The battery cover on the back has a subtle ‘Netgear’ logo included.
The Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced II is a excellent mobile hotspot for anyone who needs the internet while on the go; with support for to get the best out of 4G today, and ready for more 4G into the future.
Huawei E5776s Mobile WiFi is a high-speed packet access mobile hotspot. This multi-mode wireless router for SOHO and business professionals, it can support 10 Wi-Fi devices to connect and stay online anytime and anywhere. Huawei E5776s-601 is one sub-model in the E5776 series. You can connect Huawei E5776s-601 with Wi-Fi or connect computer with Huawei E5776s-601 via a USB interface in the service area of LTE/DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS and EDGE/GPRS/GSM network, you can surf the Internet and send/receive messages and posts cordlessly. Huawei E5776s offer fast, reliable wireless network and easy to operate. Mobile users can experience many new features and services with the E5776s.
Huawei E5776s-601 Key Features and Specifications:
- 4G LTE Networks: Cat4 FDD 2600/1800 MHz, TDD 2300 MHz. DS-HSPA+/HSUPA/HSDPA/UMTS
- LTE (DL) data transmission service to a 150 Mbit/s (FDD)
- LTE (UL) data service up to 50 Mbit/s (FDD)
- LTE (DL) data services up to 112 Mbit/s (TDD)
- LTE (UL) data transmission service to a 10 Mbit/s (TDD)
- DC-HSPA+ (DL) data service up to 43.2 Mbit/s
- DC-HSPA+ (UL) data transmission service to 5.76 Mbit/s
- HSPA+ (DL) data service up to 21.6 Mbit/s
- HSPA+ (UL) data transmission service to 5.76 Mbit/s
- HSDPA (DL) data transmission service to 14.4 Mbit/s
- HSUPA (UL) data transmission service to 5.76 Mbit/s
- UMTS data services up to 384 kbit/s
- EDGE data service up to 236.8 kbit/s
- GPRS data transmission up to 85,6 kbit/s
- PS area data services based on LTE technology and UMTS
- SMS available - Exchange of data stored on the MicroSD-card
- Wi-Fi 802.11.b/g/n, 2.4G
- Fast loading
- bootstrapping (PnP)
- IPv6 / IPv4 dual-stack
- Displays the current SSID and Wi-Fi button on the screen
- Built-in DHCP-server, DNS relay and NAT
- Online software updates
- Traffic statistics
- Standard Micro USB interface
- From the TFT-LCD screen
- Windows XP Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7
4G: LTE CAT4, FDD / TDD
3G: DC-HSPA+ / HSPA+ / HSUPA / HSDPA / UMTS
2G: GSM / GPRS / EDGE Data transfer rate DL150Mbps/UL50Mbps _at_ 20M (FDD) DL112Mbps/UL10Mbps _at_-20M (TDD)
- Dimensions (L × W × H): 106.4mm × 66mm × 15.5mm
- Weight <150 g (including battery)
- Operating system: Windows XP / Vista / Windows7 / Mac OS 10.5 / Mac OS 10.6 / Mac OS 10.7
The Vodafone B3000 LTE Router is available in stores now. The device is the successor to the Vodafone B2000 , which came on the market in spring 2012. The highlight of B3000 is the support for LTE with up to 150 MBit/s in the downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the uplink (LTE Category 4), in addition, the router can be used for calls via VoIP. The design is largely identical to its predecessor, and also the target group has not changed: Vodafone offers the B3000 primarily business customers.
LTE Category 4 and VoIP
On the back and on the sides of Vodafone B3000, we can find all sorts of connections. The four LAN ports connect to network-enabled devices and two RJ11 connectors allow the connection of analog phones. Furthermore, two USB connections for the integration of a printer or USB storage device available and under a cover there are two connectors for external antennas (type: SMA). For example, the LTE reception quality can be improved by the LTE MIMO antenna .
On the front, various LEDs indicate the operating status. The user can see at a glance, for example, the signal strength and network technology here. The Vodafone B3000 LTE router is manufactured by Huawei and it carries on the model number of Huawei B593s-22. Besides LTE Category 4, the modem allows UMTS including DC-HSPA+ (up to 42.2 Mbit/s) and of course GSM/EDGE. The supported frequency bands include the 800 MHz and 2600 MHz for LTE used by Vodafone, if there are more bands are supported, it is not clear from the documents at our disposal. But we are sure that the original model Huawei B593S-22 would support the LTE FDD 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz & TDD 2600MHz. The WLAN module operates at 2.4 GHz and supports up to 32 simultaneously connected Wi-Fi devices. According to the manufacturer Huawei, the power consumption of Vodafone B3000 is under 12 watts.
Price and Availability
According to Vodafone, the B3000 LTE Router available until early April in the Vodafone online shop as well as in retail stores(www.4gltemall.com for unlocked version). However, some traders already now offer the B3000 with prices. But it’s better to get unlocked one before purchasing, the unlocked one would use with any other operators besides Vodafone.