Huawei B315 4G LTE Router Review

The Huawei B315 is a new LTE router available in Germany since summer 2015. The device has a wide range of functions and has a modern equipment with Gigabit LAN, fast wireless, telephone and of course a good cellular modem. With a comparative price without contract, the Huawei B315 is also relatively cheap to have.

Compact body with many connections

The Huawei B315 is packed in a simple cardboard box and is available in either black or white color. In addition to the router, a power supply with a 1.5 m long connecting cable and a short Ethernet cable (about 0.5 m) is included, and there is of course a printed quick-start guide. If you look at the router in more detail on, it is noticeable that it is trapezoidal in shape: Below the router is a bit thicker and thus has a secure stand on level ground, on the above the width narrows rapidly. All antennas were installed inside, thus there are no ugly antenna stub. On the front, Huawei has installed five LED indicators for the operational status. In addition, a small and discreet manufacturer logo adorns the front. All major ports are placed on the back. There are four RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet ports, one RJ11 phone connector, a USB 2.0 port and a reset button.  Besides the reset button is the connector for the power supply and two SMA connectors for an external antenna can be found under a cover. The SIM card is set on the side of B315 router, the shaft itself is protected by a cover and is very easily accessible.

 

The establishment and operation of the Huawei B315 proved very easy. The router works with any SIM card and recognizes the provider automatically. Of course, you can access data later but also adjust manually. After inserting the SIM card, user must connect to the Huawei B315 either via a LAN cable or wirelessly via WLAN. The wireless network is encrypted, and the corresponding password and wireless network name can be found at the bottom of the router.  Both the password and the wireless network name should be changed later to further increase security. If the SIM card has no PIN code, the router will be connected just in a few seconds after plugging the power adapter to the Internet. Otherwise, you must first through the web interface, which is called with the IP address 192.168.1.254, enter the PIN code. All in all, the start made extremely simple and requires no extensive computer knowledge, so the Huawei B315 is recommended for beginners.

Huawei B315 LTE CPE

 

LTE with up to 150 Mbit/s

The Huawei B315 has an integrated cellular modem for 4G/LTE, 3G/UMTS and 2G/GSM, so for all major technologies in Europe. The supported frequency bands allow use with any providers in many other countries in Asia and Middle East. The Huawei B315 router not only supports the important frequency ranges around 800, 1800, and 2600 MHz, but also the 900 and 2100 MHz. The maximum speed could reach up to 150 Mbit/s downstream and 50 Mbit/s upstream ( LTE category 4 ) on LTE network. If only the UMTS network is available or no LTE network available, up to 42.2 Mbit/s downstream and 5.76 Mbit/s upload speeds are possible in the UMTS network with the data accelerator DC-HSPA+ used. As mentioned above, the Huawei B315 also permits connection of an external antenna. In the test with a LTE MIMO antenna, the speed and the stability of the compound could be increased significantly with the internal antenna.

Home network with Gigabit LAN

Besides a fast Internet connection, the Huawei B315 LTE router also offers comprehensive functions for home networking. Thus, up to four devices to be connected via cable to the router. The maximum data transmission (speed) is then up to 1 gigabit, so around 1000 Mbit/s. About WLAN up to 32 devices are also possible at the same, but then the maximum data rate is 300 Mbit/s, well below the level via cable.

The USB 2.0 port on the back is not intended for connecting a computer, but can be used for connecting storage devices such as an external hard drive or a USB memory stick. Important to know: The memory should be formatted to FAT32, which often spread external hard drives; NTFS format is not recognized by Huawei B315. In addition, the USB port is suitable for the integration of a printer in the network, this only needs to support the Samba protocol. An HD video on a USB stick connected to the Huawei B315 could be streamed easily to a TV, jerkiness or delays did not exist and the router performance was so good that several devices could be surfing the Internet simultaneously.

Huawei B315 Antenna

Huawei B315 Antenna

Telephone over cellular

The Huawei B315 can be used as needed for telephone. So you can plug in at the back only an analog telephone with RJ11 connector. The DECT function for connecting wireless phones has been waived by manufacturer Huawei, so that one is forced to use the RJ11 connector. Another drawback: The telephone is only over cellular and Voice over IP (VoIP) is not supported. Many data-rates offer no telephone function or only with very expensive minute rates, so that the phone function on Huawei B315 for most users is likely to be useless.

 

Conclusion: LTE router with good facilities

Looking at the whole package, the Huawei B315 has a compelling features, easy setup and good performance. In the test, besides the classic functions, the Huawei B315 is well suited for families and households with multiple users. However, If you prefer to LTE router with the latest technology, you may check Huawei E5186 4G Router.

 

Asus 4G-AC55U LTE Router Review

Asus offers the 4G-AC55U in December 2015,  which is a new LTE router for stationary use. The new 4G Router offers many connections and is supplied with a current WLAN 802.11ac radio module, allowing speeds of up to 867 Mbit/s via WLAN in the 5 GHz range. The integrated cellular modem could support peak up to 150 MBit/s in the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s in the uplink with LTE networks, and UMTS and GSM are supported. The design is quite exceptional for a LTE router; there is a diamond pattern on the front and the radio antennas are designed visible clearly outside the housing.

 

With the Asus 4G-AC55U router, you can choose the Internet access via the mobile network (LTE, UMTS, GSM) or via an existing modem. For the mobile use, of course you need a SIM card (mini-SIM form factor) with a data plan, it does not matter whether it is a prepaid card or a contract card, the Asus 4G AC55U has no SIM lock and can be used with any tariff. If you want to use the router via an existing Internet connection, you need a modem (for example, a DSL or cable modem, depending on the connection). The Asus AC55U connects simply via the Gigabit WAN port to the modem, then the router acts as a pure Access Point.

 

According to the Asus official site, the 4G-AC55U could support LTE frequency bands at FDD Band 800 /1800 /2600Mhz and 4G TDD-LTE at 2500/2600MHz. Like other 4G LTE Router such as Huawei B890, 4G-AC55U is also backward with UMTS and GSM/GPRS networks.

 

 

The Asus AC55U 4G Router provides a very fast Wi-Fi connection compared with other models. The device transmits simultaneously to 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz on demand, thus reaching speeds of 300 + 786 MBit/s. Thus data-intensive applications such as UHD streams, online gaming and a NAS usage should be no problem. Alternatively, you can also use a four RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet ports on the back of the router for connecting devices with the Asus 4G AC55U. The wireless connection can be switched on and off on request with a switch on the back.

 

For the connection of a USB storage media, an USB 2.0 slot is available. So you can for example integrate an external hard drive in the network and retrieve content such as movies and photos directly on the smartphone or tablet. A printer can be integrated via USB to the network.

 

The Asus 4G AC55U is currently available at www.4gltemall.com . If you like it, you could order it.

TP-Link TL-MR6400 LTE Router

Following the top vendors, TP-Link presented new 4G LTE Router. The TP-link TL-MR6400 LTE router is now available in many European countries, such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With a budget price, the TP-MR6400 is rather low in comparison, but the router offers a decent equipment such as a 150 MBit/s LTE modem and wireless with up to 300 MBit/s. In addition to three RJ45 LAN ports, there is a fourth combined WAN/LAN port, so you can operate the TL-MR6400 also using an external cable, DSL or fiber optic modem.

External antennas and SIM Adapter
The TP-Link TL-MR6400 looks unspectacular; there are two external antenna on the body connecting to the router with a cellular modem. According to TP-Link, the antennas can be easily unscrewed by the user, if you prefer to use an LTE external directional antenna. For the operation of the modem, the router requires a SIM card in the standard mini SIM form factor, the adapters for Micro-SIM and nano-SIM are included, so any existing SIM card is ready for use immediately in the TL-MR6400.

 

 

LTE Cat4 Modem
The modem can be used at speeds up to 150 Mbit/s in the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s in the uplink, this corresponds to LTE category 4 (Cat4). It supports the FDD-LTE frequency ranges 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz in the TDD-LTE. Furthermore,  the TL-MR6400 supports dual band UMTS with up to 42.2 Mbit/s in the downlink and up to 5.76 Mbit/s in the uplink and quad-band GSM/EDGE.

 

Ethernet LAN and Wireless
Internet connection is passed either wirelessly via WLAN or via one of the four RJ45 network connections on terminals. The TL-MR6400 also supports Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n on 2.4 GHz with up to 300 MBit/s and has four 100 Mbit/s LAN ports. Here you can tell the competitive price, because Gigabit LAN would have been given the up to 150 MBit/s fast LTE modems, which is definitely required. With the 100 Mbit/s LAN ports, it is impossible to exploit the full LTE speed.

The TP-Link TL-MR6400 is  one of the best LTE router on the market. A constantly updated overview of all LTE router can be found at this link. If you prefer other brands, such as Huawei, ZTE, we would like to recommend Huawei B890 4G LTE Gateway. Actually, here now, the LTE category 6 wireless router Huawei E5186 is already available for long time, if you prefer latest possible download speed, Huawei E5186 would be the best option, but you may have to bear higher price.

 

Huawei 4G WiFi Cube E5180 Review

The telecom company “3” has introduced the Huawei E5180 4G mobile broadband router into the company’s product line, and now we have the new smart 4G router available.

The first thing you notice is the size. The entire dimensions of Huawei E5180 are 110 x 70 x 70 mm, not much bigger than a coffee mug, and on top, the router has a beautiful soft blue LED light that indicates that the router is turned on.

If the blue light is annoying, the E5180 4G WiFi Cube can be disconnected from the options menu, or simply by pressing down on the top of the router. Possibility to switch off the light is a welcome feature, since the blue light can be irritating.

huawei WiFi Cube E5180

Compared to some larger mobile broadband routers, it seems Huawei E5180 is elegant. On the front, there are two small blue LED light that indicates when the router has the connection to the mobile network and when there is Wi-Fi connection.

On the back of the Huawei E5180 Cube, there is an Ethernet port, a PSTN (phone) port and a plug for the power supply. The external power supply is white with white cord, and fits well with the small little beautiful router. You can install the SIM card at the bottom of the router. Also a flat Ethernet cable is included in the sales package, and this is also white.

Huawei 4G WiFi Cube E5180 logo

Technically, there is a Category 4 LTE modem supporting speeds up to 150 Mbit/s in 4G LTE and DC-HSPA+ up to 42 Mbit/s over 3G. The Huawei WiFi 4G Cube router supports the 4G FD-LTE on 800, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. During our test, the Cube E5180 router showed the fine reception on 3’s 4G network.

 

Wi-Fi connection is at 2.4 GHz, and the router supports 802.11 b/g/n standards. N standard runs with MIMO 2 × 2, and according to the sales package, the Huawei Cube E5180 could cover up to 250 meters – this part could not quite be confirmed, but the range of Wi-Fi signal was quite acceptable. The Huawei WiFi Cube E5180 supports up to 32 connected Wi-Fi devices simultaneously.

Huawei 4G WiFi Cube E5180 SIM Card slot

The router has only Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, and it is not possible to choose whether the router must use Wi-Fi B, G or N standard. The router uses all three standards, and it can not change.

However, it is possible that user can make four separate SSIDs (separate Wi-Fi network), but you can’t setup more advanced things such as bandwidth-limitation of the additional SSIDs. You can set up a SIP account if you wish to use the router PSTN jack to connect a landline phone on the router, and use it for Voice over IP telephone.

Huawei 4G WiFi Cube E5180 BOX

There is no possibility of connecting external antenna to this 4G WiFi Cube, so you must use the Huawei E5180 far from the nearest cell tower. The rate has been acceptable throughout the test.

Huawei 4G WiFi Cube E5180 Package details

Small, light and elegant

Two words can summarize Huawei E5180 could be “very good”. The Huawei 4G WiFi Cube is not designed to be an all-round solution like many of the other mobile broadband routers on the market. The E5180 router is designed to be small and elegant, and so easy to install that you basically only need to insert a SIM card. The router is nice and easy to use in everyday life. Huawei E5180 is an exciting 4G LTE router that fits perfectly in the frame. Good performance, easy to get started and fine speed. Huawei E5180 does really well.

 

 

Huawei E5186 4G LTE Router Test

Huawei E5186s is the name of the Chinese producer’s latest mobile broadband router on the Danish market, and the telecommunications company “3” has introduced the E5186 router into their range as the router perfectly fits 3s network. The router can support Carrier Aggregation, which the phone company uses to achieve speeds of about 140 to 150 Mbit/s.

Huawei E5186 E5186S E5186S-22 Router

The features on Huawei E5186 router:

  • 3G/4G LTE router with carrier aggregation
  • 4G LTE Category 6 router option to download up to 300 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac both on the 2.4GHz and 5 GHz
  • 4 Ethernet ports
  • USB port for sharing files
  • Antenna connector for external antenna.

 

 

Mobile broadband routers usually include not only the most basic set, and is by no means at the forefront compared to normal home routers, so this must be kept in mind to have a little quick look at the router’s functions.

The start-up of the Huawei E5186 router is very easy. You put the Sim card in, turn on the router and the name of the wireless network and the password are behind the router. So you can access the internet in two minutes.

The router is kept in white color, fit perfectly into most homes. Somebody may not exactly love the router’s blue twinkling lights. It should be mentioned that the included black power adapter is just as ugly as all other black power supplies that are currently provided in electronic products.

Huawei E5186 E5186S E5186S-22 Router

How Huawei E5186 router works

 

The first thing you notice is that the E5186 router’s configuration to be accessed via the address 192.168.8.1, which is slightly different than most other routers in the consumer market. Next, you will be presented with a login window where you see the router’s current status without having to login to.

On the statistics, you can see the statistics of one’s consumption of data. The statistics are not just useful for much, but it gives an opportunity to follow one’s consumption, although it is somewhat unclear how the statistics are generated.

It is possible to update the router software on page “update”. The software update can be performed locally via USB or downloaded online.

 

Huawei E5186 E5186S E5186S-22 Router

Many advanced options

The real fun options are listed in the settings where all the huawei E5186 router important settings hiding. Here you can change the name of the Wi-Fi network individually on both the 2.4 and 5 GHz. Unfortunately no possibility to make a guest network.

On the other hand, there are plenty of other very advanced features such as to setup a SIP server, which you use to certain types of IP telephone. The router is equipped with two phone ports, so it is possible to use the Huawei E5186 router to the IP phone. But this part, we have not tested.

It is also possible to block access to certain websites directly in the router – eg. block access to Facebook or YouTube. You simply enter the address of the web sites you do not want users to be able to access via the browser, and so prevents the router access to the site, which is quite useful if teenage daughter spend too much time on Facebook.

Finally, it is also possible to share the contents of a hard drive or a printer respectively via DLNA and Samba over the LAN. DLNA function serving as expected, and it is possible to stream video, view photos or play music. The setup of samba function caused not so many problems.

 

 

LED light shines like a beacon

The most important thing about the Huawei E5186 router is enough for daily use where you do not have to play with the functions in the menu, the router would be running rock-stable. Even with sometimes up to 14 Wi-Fi devices connected, Huawei E5186 LTE router drove stable, and there was absolutely no trouble keeping Wi-Fi connection itself far from the router. It is really convenient to be able to choose Wi-Fi at 5 GHz, when many residential areas have too many Wi-Fi network at 2.4 GHz, which creates noise and resulting low throughput of Wi-Fi.

 

Huawei E5186 4G router is also equipped with two connectors for external antennas. The router’s antennas are quite sensitive, and during the test, no trouble keeping the connection to the 3′s 4G LTE network. If you live far from the nearest cell tower or in an unfortunate area, so it is possible to connect an external antenna. You can use below the external antenna with two connectors to improve the signal strength. You may refer to below the link to buy the external antenna for Huawei E5186 Router: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-ts-9-connector.html

Huawei E5186 antenna

The only really big complaint about Huawei E5186 router is the exceptionally bright LED lights on the router’s front – LED light shines just like a lighthouse. User should not put the router in the bedroom if you are planning to get some sleep during the night, and there should be a configuration option to turn down the strong light.

 

Huawei E5186 E5186S E5186S-22 Router

Overall, Huawei E5186s router is a quite fine and sensible 4G router. It was no connection problems under the little mini-test, and the router did its good job for 12 terminals. If you are planning to buy a future proof router with good stable performance, Huawei E5186 4G LTE wireless router is recommended.

Huawei E5186 – First LTE Cat6 Router for A1

The first LTE Cat6 router Huawei E5186 arrived available for A1. Thanks to the introduction of LTE Carrier Aggregation  at the end of June 2015, so that bandwidth of up to 300 Mbit/s can be achieved. Thus, the Huawei E5186 router with appropriate tariff is ideal for work/surfing/games at home. The model number is huawei E5186s-22a, as we know, there is brother model Huawei E5186s-61a, which is for Australian market. If you are interested in the performance of this router, it’s necessary to see this test below.

 

 

 

In an unspectacular packaging, we find the E5186 router, a power cable, a LAN cable and a Quick Start Guide. In the brief instructions, we will discuss on the importance of the lamp, the connections and the installation of the SIM card. The Huawei E5186 router size is not smalle, dimensions are 194 x 177 x 64mm and lack of battery for stationary use.

On the front, we find LEDs that indicate the current operating status. The air vents are designed on the top and bottom. When working, the router is not hot, thanks to passive cooling, there is also no noise.

huawei E5186 LEDs

 

On the back we find a whole range of connections. In addition to the power connector, there is a USB port (for a network printer and USB Storage), 2 telephone lines and 4x Gigabit LAN ports. Behind the white panel, there is also the possibility to connect an antenna for better reception. If you want external antenna for Huawei E5186, we will recommend two antennas for your consideration. The micro-SIM card is inserted on the right side of body.

 

 

It’s simple to operate the E5186 LTE CPE: After insertion of SIM card and activation of the Power switch in the router, it would be connected with the mobile network after about 30 seconds. The Huawei E5186 router itself, brings the configuration of the connection automatically, manual input is unnecessary. And then other terminals can connect the WiFi and surf after the router connected with network. Those who then want to change the wireless network password or other settings, can do that on the router interface. The makes a very neat impression and you find yourself good at it rightly.

 

 

Huawei E5186 router offers the classic configuration via browser while there is another way to do the settings: The Huawei Mobile WiFi app. The app can be installed to the mobile phones or tablets by means of a clear user interface and wireless network settings.

 

 

Here, you can see the Huawei E5186 router technical features: It offers all common standards with WiFi 802.11b/g/n/ac at 2.4GHz / 5GHz Dual Band and supports up to 64 devices. The range of the wireless network is about 250 meters (without obstacles), the possible bandwidth is up to 1.1 Gbit/s. This is the WiFi standard 802.11ac including simultaneous use of 5 and 2.4 GHz bands. In order to exploit the full speed, you need a corresponding network environment.

 

The Huawei E5186 4G/LTE router supports mentioned LTE Cat6, and thus enabling download speed of up to 300Mbit/s. Of course, it also supports all other standards, so LTE Cat4, HSDPA (Dual Cell) and EDGE or GRPS. The range was great in the practical test: I have measured 80 Mbit/s with LTE Carrier Aggregation without that latency. Surfing speed was particularly impressive. Since LTE provides really good value!

 

The reception of Huawei E5186 can also be improved with an external antenna if necessary. The antenna connector is SMA socket, here we have two external antenna for Huawei E5816. They both work well in real test:

 

Antenna one for Huawei E5186:

You can buy the antenna from here:

http://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-b593-4g-antenna.html

 

Antenna two for Huawei E5186:

 

 

You can buy this antenna from here:

http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-sma-connector.html

 

 

Conclusion

For those who need fast Internet at home or a more remote region, we can recommend the Huawei E5186 router: it is ready to go, offers a number of setting options and a very stable and fast wireless internet. As a result, the E5186 LTE router is not only suitable for working or surfing, but also to play. But this also depends on the network coverage. The LTE Cat6 are already covered in more and more cities over the world and LTE latencies are generally low. We suppose the Huawei E5186 is a future proof LTE Wireless router, it’s worthy to buy!

 

If you ask whether there is similar LTE Cat6 router, there is still Huawei router to recommend. The model number is Huawei E5175. It’s a brother model like E5786, but not well-known.

 

A1 Net Cube Huawei E5180 Cube Test

Huawei E5180 Router, also better known as A1 Net Cube, has a completely new design like a cube. Today, let us have a look at the most beautiful LTE router on the market. First of all, this is from the Chinese Manufacturer Huawei. Whether the LTE cube E5180 with the beautiful appearance also has other advantages, we will have a review in this test.

 

I have rarely seen such a router: Most such devices would not necessarily have such a beauty shape. The box is kept in a very simple and pleasant design. The decorative LED is at the top. The LED top could aslo turn on and off the E5180 cube by pressing the Huawei logo. This simple design element makes this router very user-friendly. By a long press on the Huawei logo, user can turn off the cube.

 

In the package, we will find a LAN cable, power supply and a Quick Start Guide. The Huawei E5180 Wi-Fi router itself still has the following features: Two LED indicators on the front – they inform us of the WLAN and the network status.

On the back we find a network WAN port, the power connection and a telephone connection port. No more LAN or USB ports can be found. And there is no external antenna connector. The micro-SIM card is inserted into a slot at the bottom of the E5180 cube. There we also find the reset button.

 

The operation of Huawei Cube E5180 is very simple: Simply insert the SIM card and get started. The settings for the network will automatically configure normally. We find the SSID and wireless password on the bottom of the router. Connect your device to the SSID and then you can surf freely.

 

The A1 Net Cube Huawei E5180 Router uses all major network standards: GSM, UMTS (HSDPA Dual Cell) and LTE. However, LTE Carrier Aggregation, also called LTE Cat6, is not supported. But this should not be a problem because LTE Cat4 bandwidths of up to 150 Mbit/s support; for most users that is fast enough. In practice, I have achieved the download speed up to 85Mbit/s and upload speed to about 43 Mbit/s.

 

 

One of the most important purchasing criteria for a router is the network capability. The Huawei E5180 offers the current standards with the 802.11b/g/n, but only in the 2.4 GHz range, the area around 5 GHz is not supported. The wireless coverage range is 250 meters according to Huawei, in practice I had good reception in my whole house (old building). Up to 32 clients could access the WiFi network for surfing. A small disadvantage is the speed: The Ethernet LAN connection only allows a maximum of 100 Mbit/s.

A1 Net Cube Huawei E5180 Technical data at a glance

LTE: Cat 4 until max. download up to 150 Mbit/s, up to max. 50 Mbit/s upload
UMTS: DC-HSPA+, up to max. 42.2 Mbit/s for down, up to max. 5.76 Mbit/s upload
GSM: EDGE, GPRS
connections: 1x Ethernet LAN connection 100 MBit/s, 1x RJ-11 for telephone
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4 GHz for up to 32 Equipment and 4 SSIDs; 250 meter range

 

 

The web interface looks very tidy and clear. On the home page, the most important information such as the link status and network strength are displayed. In addition, SMS can be sent and interface settings are made around the network. The connection type can be changed by a few clicks, you can switch the network in 2G, 3G or 4G. Basically, the built-in router antenna seems to do a good job, with the A1 Net Cube I had better reception than at the same location with the phone.

The Huawei E5180 Cube router can also configure via App. Through the  Huawei Mobile WiFi app,  SMS can be sent, to make network settings and statistics can be accessed. The Chinese manufacturer Huawei saves us much time for unnecessary and complicated barriers to entry. Thus the Huawei E5180 router is recommended quite clear for those of us who do not want to stay long with the service or the study of manuals themselves.

 

Those who want more LAN ports, a USB port, gigabit LAN or advanced networking configuration options, the A1 Net Cube may not meet your requirements. Another Huawei E5186 4G LTE router is recommended.

 

 

Huawei E5186 LTE Router Available for 3 Austria

After 3HuiTube, there is a new model 3HuiGate offered by 3 Austria. Although the name seems rather strange, behind the marketing name hides an original model name: the Huawei E5186 LTE router. The device supports LTE Cat6 for speeds of up to 300 MBit/s in the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s in the uplink, and there are fast Dual Band WLAN, Gigabit LAN and USB port. The 3HuiTube router also provides a phone function along with two ports for connecting analog phones.

 

 

3HuiGate = Huawei E5186


Although the Huawei E5186 LTE router is already almost 2 years old (the model was introduced in February 2014), it is still very topical. Most recently, the largest Austrian mobile provider has received A1 rout in its portfolio. The unit is also available at Germany for network Telekom and named as Speedbox LTE III.

We had introduced Huawei E5186 as a solid LTE router with many features. But the price is in high range without contract, but 3HuiTube is to have clearly more favorable in conjunction with a data plan.

LTE Category 6: up to 300 MBit/s


The 3HuiGate is one of the few LTE router that supports LTE at a rate of up to 300 MBit/s in the downlink. The technology behind it is called LTE Advanced Cat6. Using Carrier Aggregation are bundled here two frequency ranges and increased the speed. In order for the high data rates, Huawei E5186 have been installed four RJ45 Gigabit LAN sockets. In addition, the data transmission via WLAN 802.11ac with up to 866 MBit/s is possible. The 3HuiGate supports Dual Band WLAN at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.

 

Besides the function as an Internet router, you can use the 3HuiTube with the USB 2.0 interface as network storage, so a corresponding USB memory must be connected. Media such as music, videos and other files are then available in the home network.

The Huawei E5186 has two RJ11 phone ports on the back. Two analog telephones can be connected, which is done via VoIP telephone or mobile network. The router can not support VoLTE currently. Also on the back you will find two type SMA connections for an external antenna. You can refer below the external antenna for 3HuiGate:

 

If you like the antenna, click here: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-sma-connector.html

 

Comparison: 3HuiTube and 3HuiGate


By 3HuiGate and 3HuiTube, the Austrian provider “3” has brought two new LTE routers to market within a short time. Here, the 3HuiTube is in good design but do not have the latest and fastest technology. The 3HuiTube is considerably cheaper than the 3HuiGate, but still offers speeds of up to 150 MBit/s via LTE. For most customers, the connection speed is certainly more than adequate.
The 3HuiGate aimed at high-end users and it’s a future proof router. And it is also useful for more sophisticated home network, such as the 4 Gigabit LAN interfaces or through the 2 connectors for external antennas.

From the simple comparison, you may conclude which 4G router is best for you. You can also check more 4G LTE router on www.4gltemall.com .

Vodafone B3500 4G LTE Router Available

At the end of 2015, Vodafone presented a new LTE router in Hungary, the model number is Vodafone B3500. The B3500 Router is the direct successor to the Vodafone B3000, and comes from the original model Huawei B315. It has similar technical features but little innovations. The Vodafone B3500 could achieve up to 150 MBit/s in the downlink over LTE Cat4. We suppose the Vodafone B3500 is specific for Hungary market because the upgrade model Vodafone B4000 is already available in Germany, which could achieve up to 300Mbps download speed based on LTE Cat6. In this article, we will see more details about the Vodafone B3500 4g Router specifications and features.


Like many other Vodafone 4G Router, Vodafone B3500 LTE router is manufactured by Huawei. It is probably a branded version of the Huawei B315, which we had just tested recently.The router dimension is 186 x 139 x 46 mm in size and about 275 grams. The suitable operation SIM type is a Micro SIM. Vodafone sold the white model, the software has been adapted specifically for Vodafone users and differs significantly from the known Huawei user interface. Whether there is a SIM lock for Vodafone B3500 when sold in Hungary is not clear at present, but there will be unlocked version on www.4gltemall.com in near future for the smooth operation of foreign SIM cards.

 

The Vodafone B3500 LTE router has about four RJ45 LAN ports on the back, which operate at up to 1000 Mbit/s (Gigabit Ethernet). Furthermore, there is a RJ11 connector for an analog phone, so the router can also be used as a telephone system. Also a USB port for printer or storage media is present. The wireless connection to smartphones, tablets and other devices via Wi-Fi is possible, and it could support up to 32 wireless users.

The modem supports both LTE with up to 150 MBit/s in the downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the uplink and of course UMTS with DC-HSPA+ and GSM with EDGE. If the receive and transmit power is not sufficient or the data rates is poor, user can connect an external antenna to improve the signal and transmission speed. At the back of the Vodafone B3500, there are two SMA connectors, you can refer to below the antenna for the Vodafone B3500.


Whether Vodafone will offer the B3500 LTE router in other countries is still unclear. Here now the Huawei B315 is already available on www.4gltemall.com . If you can’t wait to use the 4G Router, you could choose B315. The advantage to choose Huawei B315 is you can use it with almost all the 4G network providers in Europe and there is original user interface in Huawei B315. You are free to any network!

ZTE 3HuiTube MF282 4G LTE Router

The 3HuiTube, successor of 3WebCube, is the new wireless router for Austrian mobile operator Three Austria. The HuiTube is not black and angular, but white and round and offers complimentary wireless internet access as LTE connectivity for home.

Features and characteristics of the 3HuiTube
Manufacturer and type designation: ZTE MF282 3HuiTube 
Chipset: not known
LTE Category: CAT4
Download rate up: Up to 150 Mbit/s
Upload rate to: Up to 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands 800 MHz/1800 MHz/2600 MHz
Backward compatible with: DC-HSPA+ / UMTS / GMS
Support of LTE-Advanced No
MIMO Support: Yes, 2×2
External antenna connector: Yes, 3G / 4G via TS-9 (Buy 3HuiTube Antenna)
Telephone
With integrated telephone system: No
Connector for ISDN telephones: No
Connection for analog telephones: Yes (RJ11)
DECT: No
Integrated answering machine: No
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN Ports: 1x Gigabit LAN (RJ45)
WLAN Standards: WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
5 GHz WLAN support: Yes
Encryption: WPS, WEP, WPA, WPA2
Wireless Internet Hotspot function: Yes, for up to 64 devices
Others
Battery pack: No
Dimension: 128 x 107 mm
USB: No
Memory card expansion: No
Release: October 2015
available at: www.4gltemall.com

Technical Features

 

 

 

The 3HuiTube is also constructed unusual: The router part sitting on a dock and can be removed to make it operate with its own plug directly into an AC outlet. A colored LED ring on the lid indicates whether and which network the device just uses.

Configuration in the Web

The operating system of the router produced by Chinese manufacturer ZTE, based on Linux 2.6. On a special website, you can configure the router. Here the user can also program a timer, for example, so that the wireless LAN function turns off automatically at night. About the Bridge mode, you can also directly disable the wireless function. Besides the usual encryption as WPA2, a firewall is installed. Additional features include port forwarding, DynDNS, guest-Fi and DHCP server. The installation should be easy.

WiFi & connections

The 3HuiTube could support WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, both on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands (dual band) with 2 × 2 MIMO. The router automatically chooses to request the best wireless channel. User can also choose the channel, using the Channel Analysis of the device. According to operator “3”, 3HuiTube can work as a wireless hotspot for up to 64 devices. The router has a Gigabit LAN port (RJ45) and a connection for an analog telephone (RJ11). The webCube has incidentally two TS-9 sockets.

 

 

WiFi via mobile

 

After the SIM card is inserted, the router only needs to be connected to the home network and is then ready for operation. Unfortunately, ZTE has not installed CAT6 module, so with LTE category 4 at 150 Mbit/s downstream and 50 Mbit/s upload is final. If there is no LTE network available, it can continue surfing via HSPA+ with up to 42 Mbit/s.

 

 

Availability & Price

The ZTE 3HuiTube is offered by Austria operator 3 in combination with the LTE tariffs. If you would like unlocked 3HuiTube, welcome to check the online store www.4gltemall.com for SIM free units.