Vodafone B4000 LTE Advanced Router Specifications

Vodafone has introduced its first LTE Advanced Router to the public router at Cebit in Hanover. It is the Vodafone B4000 router. Vodafone stays true to the name. The Vodafone B4000 comes from factory model Huawei E5186 LTE cat6 Router. There were already the Vodafone router B1000, B2000, B3000 and now the latest router model the B4000 comes out.

 

The new Vodafone router is the first CAT6 LTE Advanced router with a maximum possible download speed of up to 300 Mbit/s. Category 6 LTE is the same as LTE -Advanced. The Vodafone B4000 router is of course again manufactured by Huawei and is identical with the Huawei E5186s-22.

 

Vodafone B4000 Specifications:

 

* The B4000 is similar to the Huawei E5186s-22

* The LTE modem is Category 6 of HiSilicon

 

4G: LTE bands 1/3/7/8/20/38

* LTE800 / LTE900 / LTE1800 / LTE2100 / LTE2600 with FDD LTE as well as LTE 2600 MHz for TD-LTE

* LTE FDD A speed: 300 Mbit/s download

* LTE FDD A speed: 50 Mbit/s upload

* LTE TDD A speed: 20 Mbit/s upload

 

3G: UMTS bands: 900 and 2100 MHz

* DC -HSPA+ Speed: 42 Mbit/s download upload speed 5.7 Mbit/s

* HSPA+ Speed: 21 Mbit/s download upload speed 5.7 Mbit/s

* In the upload also 11 MB / s are possible with HSUPA soon

 

2G: GSM, EDGE bands 850 /900/ 1800/1900 MHz

 

Wi-Fi

* Up to 64 wireless devices simultaneously connectable

* Fast WLAN 802.11b/g/n and Wi-Fi 802.11ac with 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz

 

Router security

* Built-in firewall, ICMP support, DNS relay support, NAT, encryption, watchdog, ARP support

 

Antennas

* 2 × 2 MIMO internal antennas LTE

 

Network

* 4 x 1000 Megabit Ethernet (RJ 45)

* 2 X Analog telephone ports (RJ11) for analog phones, but they are available only via VoIP

* 1 X USB port for printer and mass storage

 

Others

* DLNA, IPv6, Print, VPN, fax

* The router color is white

* Dimensions: 194 x 177 x 64 mm

* Weight: 450g

 

Software

Windows 7, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 8 , Mac OS

 

Interfaces

* 2 x SMA connectors for external antennas LTE

* 2 x USB port

* 1 x SIM slot for standard 2FF SIM

* 2 x RJ11 analog phone lines

* 4 x RJ45 network port

 

Conclusion

 

If you want a fast LTE access, the Vodafone B4000 should be necessary to buy. However, one has to be patient until the summer of 2014, then the B4000 will be available.

Vodafone B3000 LTE Router Test

From the beginning of 2014, Vodafone has launched a new LTE Router Vodafone B3000 on the market, the successor to the B2000 LTE router, which had been tested last year. The biggest new feature is the improved speed of 150 megabits per second (LTE Category 4), which function is not available in the Vodafone B2000. I could look at the Vodafone B3000 router at CeBIT 2014 in more detail; you will find some photos of the B3000 in this article. The experience regarding reception quality and data rates based on the Huawei B593 4G Router, as the two devices are almost identical.

Scope of supply and technical data
The Vodafone B3000 LTE router is manufactured by Huawei and the corresponding model is B593s-22. As already talking about, extensive branding is used on the Vodafone B2000 and Vodafone B1000, which could be also clearly recognized on the B3000 as Vodafone device. For the user that has really no disadvantages, the functions are more or less unchanged. The Vodafone B3000 comes in a fancy box in the new Vodafone-design and the router can be found with a power cable and a short Ethernet cable. In addition, of course, there is still a quick-start guide and a safety instruction included.

 

On the back of Vodafone B3000 you will find various connections: there are 4 LAN ports, each operating at a maximum of 100 Mbit/s. In addition, there are two RJ-11 ports for analog phones and a USB 2.0 port. On the right side, a separate power switch is still attached to the left two buttons for WLAN / WPS circuit. The two telephone connections are available but only for VoIP telephone; telephone support through the mobile network (CS or VoLTE) is not available in the B3000 LTE Router.
Vodafone B3000’s internal WLAN module only works on 2.4 GHz and supports 802.11 b/g/n. The speed is depending on the distance to the router at about 90 Mbit/s, so that the full speed of LTE cannot be achieved here as well. The range of the wireless network is certainly absolutely sufficient for most users, on request, up to four separate SSIDs (network name) will be awarded.

 

Reception and data rates
With support for LTE Category 4, data rates up to 150 Mbit/s downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the uplink are theoretically possible with the Vodafone B3000. However, Vodafone is providing these data rates over LTE2600 currently available only in cities and at sites with very high data volumes, on widespread LTE800, Vodafone has so far only about 50 – 60 MBit/s in downlink. In general, the B3000 can also achieve these data rates, and allows quick and easy browsing, but a little “design flaw”. Unfortunately, there is neither over the WLAN module nor the LAN ports, the maximum speed of 150 Mbit/s is available. Of course, this is hardly relevant to a user.

 

The reception quality is good when measured. Even in regions with weak reception, good data rates are possible. Since the Vodafone B3000 router supported (LTE800, LTE1800 and LTE2600) all frequency bands used in Germany, the device is also quite future proof. Upon request, the receiving means of external antenna can be improved. For this purpose, two SMA connectors are located under a cover on the back of the router.

 

Conclusion
The Vodafone B3000 LTE is undoubtedly a good router, with which most users are likely very satisfied. However, there are also some weaknesses: the LAN ports only work with a maximum of 100 Mbit/s and the internet is not very fast. The consequence: it is impossible, the theoretical maximum speed of 150 Mbit/s to use them. If only for this reason, it is difficult to understand why Vodafone has brought the B3000 LTE Router at all on the market, while the Vodafone B4000 is already a much more powerful successor waiting in the wings. If you appreciate Gigabit LAN and WLAN radio technology, future-proof, should wait a little longer for the sequel, we will see Vodafone B4000 Later. .

 

Vodafone New 4G LTE Router B3000 Available In April

There have been rumors and speculation for long time that Vodafone and Telekom will be launching the next generation LTE router in the coming months. From April, Vodafone introduces new LTE Router B3000, the successor to the B2000.

On the back label of the Vodafone B3000, it indicates that this is another new Huawei router. It’s from the factory model Huawei B593s-22. The internal LTE modem (of Hisilicon) even supports LTE category 4 (Cat4). Thus stationary data transfer rates of up to 150 Mbit per second can be achieved. However, due to the network coverage, LTE Cat4 is not available in all the cities. It’s now only available in some specific center cities which requires large data transmission. Probably later this year, Vodafone will expand coverage of all cities with CAT4 that designate at least 100,000 inhabitants.

 

Otherwise, there are few significant differences compared to the previous models. The B3000 back has 4 LAN ports and two RJ11 connectors for telephone via VOIP. In addition, a USB port is available for printer or host sharing and two SMA sockets for special LTE antennas. The router is DLNA enabled.

So how about the 4G compatibility? At this point, there are fortunately no complaints. All popular bands are supported in Europe, including LTE 800, 1800 , 2100 and 2600MHz. Even LTE on 900 MHz can be supported by the B3000 theoretically. Per the original factory model Huawei B593s-22, it can also support the 4G TD-LTE frequency 2600MHz.

Availability and costs

Vodafone plans, which claims to introduce the B3000 in April. The surcharge for the business customer data tariffs is unique around 10 €. For private customers pay about 50 euros once. The B3000 router is already available as Huawei B593s-22 without a contract in the store 4gltemall.com . Tip: Huawei B593s-22 could fully replace Vodafone B3000 because it has the full functions as designed and no customization from operator.

 

Vodafone B3000 LTE Category 4 WiFi Router

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.

 

Huawei B880 4G LTE Router at A1 Austria

Followed Huawei E5170 Speedbox, a new LTE Router Huawei B880 offered by A1 Austria and is available now. Huawei B880 is a LTE Category 4 WiFi Router and support maximum of 150 Mbit/s downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the uplink. A1 offers these speeds currently in major cities. The router is technically quite similar to the Huawei B593s-22, which does not have a LAN connection and it’s regarded as a older version. The biggest criticism of Huawei B593 also unfortunately exists in Huawei B880: either the LAN terminal or the wireless module will be capable of the full speed of 150 Mbit/s when transfer to a terminal. So Huawei continues only on Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and the LAN port can operate with a maximum of 100 Mbit/s.

 

Ports and Wireless Technology
On the back of the Huawei B880, we can found there is a RJ11 telephone connector next to the LAN port, so you can use the B880 as a full telephone system. Furthermore, a WAN connection is available; here you can connect the router as needed without mobile to the internet. A USB port also allows the use of a printer or USB storage device on the network. Like many other routers, the Huawei B880 has two SMA connectors for external antennas. The 4G External antenna for Huawei B890 is available on 4GLTEMall.com , and there are 35 dBi, which will help users get much better signal strength and network connection.

The chipset is manufactured by Huawei and belongs to subsidiary HiSilicon series. This chipset can be found in various modems, such as the Huawei B593u-12 (Telekom Speedbox LTE II ). By supporting LTE Category 4, and associated downlink speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s, Huawei B880 could be a top 4G wireless router now. Faster devices are expected until the second half of 2014. In addition to LTE, GSM and UMTS network modes are aslo supported, in the UMTS network via DC-HSPA+, the peak link speed could reach up to 42.2 Mbit/s.

Here now there is unlocked Huawei B880 for sale at 4gltemall.com and if you want the 4G Antenna for Huawei B880, it’s also available. The Unlocked Huawei B880 would work with all the 4G operators in Europe, and most operators in Asia.

3WebCube 3 Comes With LTE

The 3 webCube 3 is now the third edition of the popular router offered by Hutchison 3 in Austria. So far, according to the operator 3, over 120,000 webCube have already been sold. The special features are the compact dimensions and good design compared to other router models. It looks like the previous model Huawei B153 and B183, also named 3 Webcube White. The 3WebCube 3 is the first LTE Webcube model produced by the top manufacturer Huawei,  the webcube 3 could support GSM and UMTS as well as DC-HSPA+, and thus can reach speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s on LTE networks.

 

Up to 16 wireless devices
Like previous models, the design of 3WebCube plays a major role as the appliance consists of two parts, which can be illuminated in a blue tone. Unlike many mobile LTE router, the terminals can be connected to the modem at the same time via Wi-Fi, not limited to 10, but at least 16 units. So the connected users should be enough for a meeting with many participants capacity to be present. The gross speed is up to 300 Mbit/s over WLAN 802.11 b/g/n.

LTE and DC-HSPA+
The 3WebCube supports the latest mobile technology LTE and operates in the frequency bands at 800, 1800 and 2600 megahertz. Webcube 3 can accommodate up to 100 Mbit/s for downlink and 50 Mbit/s for uplink. In the UMTS network, which is still significantly better developed in Austria as LTE, speeds of up to 42.2 Mbit/s can be achieved via DC-HSPA+ downlink.

Now available
The 3 webCube 3 will soon be available on www.4gltemall.com . If you decide, you get the router unlocked and uncontracted. And the unrestricted flat rate for GSM/UMTS/LTE with up to 100 MBit/s fordownload.

 

4G Surfstick/ Internet Stick/ Mobile Hotspot/ Router for Denmark 4G

You may want to enjoy the 4G LTE networks in Denmark, but if you are in trouble to choose the wireless terminals to access the 4G network, below the guide may help you:

 

First, you need to know the 4G LTE operators and their LTE frequency bands in Denmark, per our information, the main 4G operators and LTE Frequency bands in Denmark is as below:

 

  1. 3 Denmark, FDD Band 3/7 (1800/2600MHz)
  2. Telia Denmark, FDD Band 3/7/20 (800/1800/2600MHz)
  3. TDC, FDD Band 7 (2600MHz)
  4. Hi3G, FDD Band 3/7 (1800/2600MHz)

 

The four operators support the total three LTE Frequency bands (band 3/7/20). Now if you are using the SIM card from 3 Denmark, Telia Denmark, there are too many devices to support these bands. So you need to find the 4G Surfstick, 4G internet stick, 4G Router or 4G mobile hotspot that can support the band 3/7/20 and you will make a great step to access internet. It’s better to buy an unlocked device so that you can change the SIM card at any time when you want to switch to other operator’s network. So you can check below the recommend 4G Surfstick, 4G internet stick, 4G Route and 4G Mobile Hotspot for the three operators. They are all SIM unlocked and could roam in the European areas.

 

4G Surfstick/Internet stick for 3, Hi3G,TDC, Telia Denmark

  

 

  1. Huawei E398
  2. Huawei E392u-12
  3. Huawei E3276s-150
  4. ZTE MF820
  5. ZTE MF823
  6. ZTE MF825
  7. Sierra Aircard 320u
  8. Vodafone K5005
  9. Vodafone K5006Z
  10. Vodafone K5008Z
  11. Vodafone K5150

 

4G Mobile Hotspot for 3, Hi3G,TDC, Telia Denmark

 

  1. Huawei E589u-12
  2. Huawei E5776s-32
  3. ZTE MF90
  4. ZTE MF91
  5. ZTE MF910
  6. ZTE MF91D
  7. Vodafone R210
  8. Vodafone R212
  9. Sierra Wireless Aircard 760s

 

4G Router for 3, Hi3G,TDC, Telia Denmark

  1. HUAWEI B593u-12
  2. HUAWEI B593s-22
  3. Vodafone B2000
  4. Huawei B880
  5. ZTE MF28D
  6. Netgear MVBR1517
  7.  ZyXEL LTE6100

 

 

4G Surfstick/ Internet Stick/ Mobile Hotspot/ Router for Czech Republic 4G

You may want to enjoy the 4G LTE networks in Czech Republic, but if you are in trouble to choose the wireless terminals to access the 4G network, below the guide may help you:

 

First, you need to know the 4G LTE operators and their LTE frequency bands in Czech Republic, per our information, the main 4G operators and LTE Frequency bands in Czech Republic is as below:

 

  1. Telefónica O2 Czech Republic, FDD Band 3/7/20 (800/1800/2600MHz)
  2. T-mobile Czech Republic, FDD Band 3/7/20 (800/1800/2600MHz)
  3. Vodafone Czech Republic, FDD Band 3/7/20 (800/1800/2600MHz)

 

The three operators support the total three LTE Frequency bands (band 3/7/20). Now if you are using the SIM card from Telefónica O2, T-mobile or Vodafone, there are too many devices to support these bands. So you need to find the 4G Surfstick, 4G internet stick, 4G Router or 4G mobile hotspot that can support the band 3/7/20 and you will make a great step to access internet. It’s better to buy an unlocked device so that you can change the SIM card at any time when you want to switch to other operator’s network. So you can check below the recommend 4G Surfstick, 4G internet stick, 4G Route and 4G Mobile Hotspot for the three operators. They are all SIM unlocked and could roam in the European areas.

 

4G Surfstick/Internet stick for Telefónica O2, T-mobile and Vodafone Czech Republic

  1. Huawei E392u-12
  2. Huawei E398
  3. Huawei E3276s-150
  4. ZTE MF820
  5. ZTE MF823
  6. ZTE MF825
  7. Sierra Aircard 320u
  8. Vodafone K5005
  9. Vodafone K5006Z
  10. Vodafone K5008Z
  11. Vodafone K5150

 

4G Mobile Hotspot for Telefónica O2, T-mobile and Vodafone Czech Republic

 

  1. Huawei E589u-12
  2. Huawei E5776s-32
  3. ZTE MF90
  4. ZTE MF91
  5. ZTE MF910
  6. ZTE MF91D
  7. Vodafone R210
  8. Vodafone R212
  9. Sierra Wireless Aircard 760s

 

4G Router for Telefónica O2, T-mobile and Vodafone Czech Republic

  1. HUAWEI B593u-12
  2. HUAWEI B593s-22
  3. Vodafone B2000
  4. Huawei B880
  5. ZTE MF28D
  6. Netgear MVBR1517
  7.  ZyXEL LTE6100

 

 

4G Surfstick/Internet Stick/Mobile Hotspot/Router for Croatia

You may want to enjoy the 4G LTE networks in Croatia, but if you are in trouble to choose the wireless terminals to access the 4G network in Croatia, below the guide may help you:

First, you need to know the 4G LTE operators and their LTE frequency bands in Croatia, per our information, the main 4G operators and LTE Frequency bands in Croatia is as below:

 

1.) T-Hrvatski Telekom, FDD Band 3/20 (800/2600 MHz)

2.) Vipnet, FDD Band 3/7/20 (800/1800/2600MHz)

 

The two operators support the same LTE Frequency band 3/7/20. Now you just find the 4G Surfstick, 4G internet stick, 4G Router or 4G mobile hotspot that can support the band 3/7/20 and you will make a great step to access internet. It’s better to support all the three bands in case you are in a location where only one or two bands available but your terminal can’t support. Per your reference, we recommend below the popular 4G terminals that would support the LTE Band 3/7/20 and work with the above operators:

 

4G Surfstick for T-Hrvatski Telekom and Vipnet

  1. Huawei E392u-12
  2. Huawei K5150 (Vodafone, unlocked )
  3. Huawei K5005 (Vodafone, Unlocked )
  4. HUAWEI E398u-15
  5. Huawei E3276 (E3276S-150, E3276S-151)
  6. Huawei K5007 (Vodafone )
  7. ZTE K5008Z(Vodafone, Unlocked)
  8. Alcatel One Touch L800
  9. Alcatel One Touch W800
  10. ZTE MF825
  11. ZTE MF820
  12. ZTE MF821D
  13. ZTE K5006Z (Vodafone, Unlocked )

 

4G Router for T-Hrvatski Telekom and Vipnet

  1. HUAWEI B593u-12
  2. HUAWEI B593s-22
  3. HUAWEI B890-75
  4. Vodafone B2000
  5. ZTE MF25D
  6. ZTE MF28B
  7. ZTE MF28D
  8. Netgear MVBR1517
  9.  ZyXEL LTE6100

 

 

4G Mobile Hotspot for T-Hrvatski Telekom and Vipnet

  1. HUAWEI E5776s-32/E5776S-22
  2. Huawei E589u-12
  3. Huawei R210 (Vodafone, Unlocked )
  4. ZTE MF91
  5. ZTE MF91D
  6. ZTE MF910
  7. ZTE MF90
  8. ZTE MF97S
  9. ZTE MF93E
  10. ZTE R212 (Vodafone, Unlocked)

Huawei E5170 Home Net Box for T-Mobile Austria

Since September 2013, the Austrian provider T-Mobile offered a powerful new LTE router Home Net Box. The device is a combination of stationary and mobile router, and is manufactured by Chinese manufacturer Huawei. The factory model number is Huawei E5170s-22, which was already shown in February 2013 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With peak speed of up to 150 MBit/s for downsteam (LTE Category 4), T-Mobile Home Net Box is one of the fastest home wireless routers available on the market.

Built-in rechargeable battery and docking station

T-Mobile Home Net Box Huawei E5170s-22 basically consists of two parts: the actual router with integrated modem and the wireless module for up to 32 wireless devices, as well as a docking station that supplies the router with power and also has an Ethernet LAN interface.

 

A special feature is the built-in battery in the T-Mobile Home Net box. This enables wireless operation without docking station for up to 2.5 hours, just as you would expect the E5170 working as a 4G router. The operation is normally via a web interface, so the browser of any terminal is possible. The configuration via the Huawei Mobile WiFi app is also possible.

Fast modem with LTE

As we can see, there is a “s-22″ in the model number, Huawei ‘s subsidiary HiSilicon chipset is integrated inside the Huawei E5170s-22 modem. This supports cellular standards GSM, UMTS and LTE. In the fourth generation, wireless network connection of up to 150 Mbit/s for the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s for the uplink are possible because of the LTE Category 4 can be used . Over UMTS, the maximum downlink speed of 42.2 Mbit/s are achievable, provided the network with DC-HSPA+ is equipped.

 

If the reception is poor, two external antenna connectors are ready for LTE or UMTS external antennas to be connected. The connection would be much helpful for computers, tablets and other devices via Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and the surfing speed could reach up to 300 Mbit/s, unfortunately, neither the 5 GHz band, nor the fast Gigabit 802.11ac Wi-Fi is supported.

We believe the HUAWEI E5170 is not introduced by only T-mobile Austria; the 4G LTE Cat4 Router E5170 would be in many operators’ product range.