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31/07/2013

ZTE MF28G 4G LTE Router VS ZTE MF28D 4G LTE CPE

As the one of the most important UE device to support 4G LTE networks, 4G Router is on a replaceable position. Many vendors are trying their best to improve the research and development on this field. The Chinese vendor ZTE is also trying to present more telecommunication equipments to share the market.  

 

As we can see, just ZTE 4G Modems, ZTE 4G Routers also looks very similar in appearance. Perhaps they just want to save more budgets, just using one appearance design and change the inner core part to make up a new model. So users usually can't identify which model number of a LTE router, even when they know two model numbers of the router, they don't know what the difference between them is. ZTE MF28G and MF28D are just on the case.

 

 

 

ZTE MF28G and MF28D are the 4G LTE CPE/Router from ZTE, they are for the 4G LTE networks and provide high speed Internet connection.    

 

Appearance  

 

As we said, they are using same appearance design, from the outside, we can't tell from them. There are almost same indicators on the front screen, on the back, there are 4 RJ45 Ethernet cable ports, 2 RJ11 connector for analog telephone and one USB 2.0 interface for host file sharing.  And beside is the plug port for power supply.    

 

Network Frequency Bands    

 

The frequency bands supported should be the key difference between the two 4G Routers. ZTE MF28D router is a FDD-LTE router, which support 4G FDD band 1, band 3, band 7 and band 20 (800/1800/2100/2600MHz). And 3G DC-HSPA+/UMTS networks (900/1200MHz) are backward compatible.    

 

ZTE MF28G LTE CPE is a FDD/TD-LTE dual-mode CPE router. MF28G Router could support FDD band 7 band 20(800/2600MHz), and TD-LTE band 38 & band 40 (2300/2600MHz). Similarly, ZTE MF28G LTE router also could support 3G networks as backup.

   

Connection Speed and User Support   In good network environment, the peak download speed of ZTE MF28D could reach 100Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps when work on FDD networks. The speed ZTE MF28G varies depending on the network mode. When working on TDD mode, MF28G could allow maximum download speed up to 68Mbps and upload speed up to 17Mbps. However, if working on FDD LTE networks, the downlink could reach 100Mbps and uplink could reach 50Mbps.    

 

Of course, the speeds above for data rate speed are theoretical and can make true only in preface situation. In real life, the speeds may not as faster as expected, but it's still amazing and much faster than 3G speed.

 

 

ZTE MF28G and MF28D could both allow up to 32 users to get connected and surf. So they are good for SOHO, home and small office. The USB interface is help group users to share the files via host Memory.  

 

If you like them, you could buy them from www.4gltemall.com , and before you buy, please confirm the 4G network status and choose the right one. If you need any help, we will be always available here.  

19/07/2013

ZTE MF28B Rogers LTE Rocket Hub VS ZTE MF28G 4G LTE Router

As one of the main 4G LTE telecommunication equipment vendor, ZTE has presented many 4G LTE router to public, and most of them are already for operators' contract plan. Unlike Huawei B593 4G LTE CPE many modification models, each of ZTE 4G LTE routers has specific modem name, even though they look almost same in appearance.      

 

ZTE 4G LTE routers are designed in same appearance model, but they are not completely the same in some aspects.  Today, we will have a review of the difference between ZTE MF28B and MF28G 4G LTE Router.  

 

 

Network Bands  

 

Most of the routers with appearance differ on the network bands. They are for different operators. ZTE MF28B Router is for Canadian operator Rogers, and it's also called Rogers LTE Rocket Hub, but MF28B Hub could support single LTE band 7 (2600MHz), 3G HSPA (850/1900MHz) network is backward. As we can, it mainly for 3G network in North America.    

 

 

ZTE MF28G LTE Router is more powerful, it supports LTE dual-mode (TDD & FDD), it could support 4G TDD band 38 & band 40 (2300/2600MHz) and FDD band 7 & band 20 (800/2600). And ZTE MF28G supports 3G UMTS 900/2100MHz. ZTE MF880 4G LTE USB dongle could support these bands.   So unlocked ZTE MF28G could work with more 4G operators and in some countries, MF28G could replace MF28B.    

 

 

Data Rate Speed    

 

ZTE MF28B and MF28G could both reach peak downlink speed up to 100Mbps and uplink speed to 50Mbps on 4G FDD network. Simultaneously, MF28G could reach peak downlink up to 68Mbps and uplink speed to 17Mbps when working on TDD networks.  

 

 

 

Interfaces    

 

There are some adjustments in the bodies of the two ZTE LTE routers. MF28B has only 4 Ethernet ports (RJ45) while MF28G has 4 Ethernet. Ports, 2 RJ11 ports for telephone, and one USB 2.0 host port. So MF28G could support telephone and SD files sharing, but MF28B cannot.    

 

Logo    

 

Sometimes, the logo on the router may vary according to operators. And the firmware may also be customized for operators. As we can see, the Rogers LTE Hub ZTE MF28B has Rogers’s logo on it and the forms are version is also with Rogers logo.      

 

 

Other features of the routers are almost the same, to conclude, Unlocked ZTE MF28G is powerful when roaming globally. In certain countries, MF28B may be reliable on 3G networks.  

17/07/2013

ZTE MF91D 4G LTE Pocket WiFi Hotspot Review

Smartphones are the ideal way to access the Internet on the go, but when you want to connect more WiFi device and help a friend to access internet, things seems bad. In these cases we have to use a mobile hotspot, which provides quick access to the Internet for more than one device at a time. This time I am getting to know more detail of ZTE MF91D 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot that could connects to the Internet via a super fast LTE/4G network.

 

Last time we introduced the 3G HSDPA access point ZTE MF80, which is quite similar to the new version. Of course, the main difference is that the model MF91D hotspot is for LTE/4G network.

 

 

Appearance of ZTE MF91D

At first glance, ZTE MF91D Hotspot reminded me those nice rounded tip cell phones, which were quite common and popular one. The 4G hotspot is pleasant, easy to stow in the pocket. The front side has a simple square color display that shows the status of network connection. Below the screen is a big button, when working, it flashes of blue light. On the left side we find a slot for microSD memory card  at the side the MicroUSB connector for charging. On the other hand, there are two connectors for external antenna and in the middle of them, there is a WPS button. ZTE MF91D is made of plastic, when first use, remove the back cover and the battery, below is the slot to insert the SIM card of normal size.

 

 

ZTE MF91d Settings

To access and use the access point ZTE MF91D, computer could get connected through the USB cable or do a wireless all together. In the first application, the easiest way is by using the cable, especially if you've got a new SIM card that is locked with a PIN code. When connecting to a computer, your MF91D hotspot offer installation of software that simplifies the process of setting and place a shortcut to the settings page (we checked it also works on Mac OS X). Usually, the MF91D hotspot could auto configure and get connected after SIM card is plugged in.  

 

 

Once you have your device connected to the access point, either via cable or via WiFi, you could open a web browser by typing the title http://m.home/ or http://192.168.1.1 (the default password admin ). On the home page, you have an overview of the various settings links and an overview of the data usage. If you do not have special requirements, you can leave most of the settings alone, but usually you need to change your password to something that you will easily remember.

 

 

Advanced users could setup detailed security and configure network settings. In general Wi-Fi settings, you can define the maximum number of connected devices. Hotspot ZTE MF91D supports up to 10 devices simultaneously.

 

ZTE MF91D Hotspot in practice

 

In the past few days, I've tested ZTE MF91D access point in different situations. I tested it in the open air, in a meeting with two laptops and smart phones, when at home, up to six devices get connection at the same time and each time the Internet works fast without interruption.  

 

 

 

Speed is of course just like cellular phones, it depends on how far you are from the base station. The occupancy of cells can affect the signal quality. The battery should support 6 hours of continuous use, which was confirmed by my tests.    

 

Who is it for?

 

If you use the mobile internet mostly with your smartphone, you probably do not need mobile access point. If you often find yourself on the road even with a laptop or tablet without a SIM card, the ZTE MF91D 4G hotspot is more attractive choice because it has a relatively long life battery, and it is extremely easy to use. It can be used even in small office or home to connect multiple users at the same time, it supports up to as many as 10 devices at a time. What is most attractive, ZTE MF91D could support maximum download speed up to 100Mbps, so any connected users could surf internet in very high speed.  

 

 

Of course, there is not only ZTE MF91D 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, many other brand 4G Mobile Routersare available, welcome to check more on 4gltemall.com .