Alcatel One Touch IK40V LTE Stick Overview

Alcatel recently launched a new inexpensive LTE-Stick IK40V on the market. The model is solid, but quite rudimentary equipped. Following other manufactures such as Huawei and ZTE, Alcatel IK40V LTE stick is not of fashion. This is mainly due to the fact that there are hardly any new versions on the market. Every now and then, the new sticks are upgraded with new technology and presented into the shops, so also the Alcatel IK40V (2AALDE1). In this article, we will show you all basic data and features of the IK40V surfsticks.

 

LTE Features and characteristics of Alcatel IK40V
Manufacturer and model Alcatel IK40V
LTE Category: LTE Modem of Category 4 (3GPP Release 8)
Download rate up to 150 Mbps
Upload rate up 50 Mbps
Supported LTE Bands: LTE 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz
Downwards compatible with: HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GSM
MIMO Support: Yes, MIMO 2×2
Connection for external antenna No
Hot spot function via WLAN No
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9207
Others
Dimensions (H/w/d) 88 x 29 x 11 mm
USB standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion Yes; MicroSD up to 32 GB
Supported Operating Systems Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 (32 & 64 bit) / Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.11 (32 & 64 bit)
Info material
Download manual »Online not available
Availability www.4gltemall.com

 

 

 

The IK40V has the whole range of mobile radio standards practically, which are relevant for a problem-free operation in city and country. There would be GSM, EDGE (2G), UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, (3G) and, of course, LTE (4G). LTE bands B1/B3/B7/B8 and B20 are supported by the integrated LTE modem, which corresponds to the frequencies at 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. It meets the category 4 (CAT4) standard. Users can thus achieve speeds of up to 150 MBit with corresponding LTE data rates.

 

Other features

 

The WLAN operation is not possible and ports for additional antennas the stick does not offer unfortunately. If you would like to use the device as a USB stick (2.0), you can upgrade to 32 GB with an SD card (microSD). By the way, the SIM slot for the mobile tariff has the form factor Micro SIM. The IK40V does not have a display for operating status, but relevant operating information is signaled with a few LEDs. A small user manual is included.

 

Conclusion

As a new LTE stick, the Alcatel IK40V is not at expensive, the price is quite good. The similar models Huawei E3276s-150 and E3372h-607 had been available for many network providers and carriers worldwide, but prices are comparatively expensive. The unlocked Alcatel IK40V is also available at www.4gltemall.com. The unlocked one would work with any network providers in Europe and Asia. It provides more option if you usually travel to other countries or areas.

 

Alternatives & CAT6

If you are looking for a device for speed with more than 300 MBit, therefore at least CAT6 (LTE-Advanced) supports, however, so far no suitable stick could be found. Instead, we recommend a mini-hotspot router as replacement. They are also suitable for use on the roadside and are technically more up-to-date, such as the Huawei E5787 or the somewhat larger Netgear Aircard 790s. What’s more, the LTE Cat11 mobile router for download speed to 600Mbps is available; if you want to know more LTE models, welcome to check www.4gltemall.com .

 

Telekom Speed Stick V LTE Stick

The Germany operator Telekom offers the 5th version of the stick-series now named Speed Stick V. The new model is distinguished by a number of improvements. It is a worthy successor of the Speed Stick III. We show what the device can do and what advantages it offers compared to earlier versions.

 

 

 

LTE features and characteristics of Speed Stick V LTE Stick

Manufacturer and Model

Hauwei E3372s-153

Download rate

Up to 150 MBit/s

Upload rate

Up to 50 MBit/s

Compatible LTE Bands

LTE800, LTE900, LTE1800, LTE2100, LTE 2600MHz

Backward compatible with:

DC-HSPA+, UMTS, GSM frequencies (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz)

MIMO Support:

MIMO 2×2

Connector for external antenna

Yes; 2 aerial socket type CRC-9 available(Buy Huawei E3372 Antenna)

LTE Category:

LTE modem of Category 4 (CAT4)

Chipset

HiSilicon

Others

Dimensions (LxWxH)

88 x 28 x 11.5 mm with 24 grams

USB standard

USB 2.0

Memory card expansion

Yes; MicroSD up to 32 GB

Compatible Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Mac OS (from 10.7)

 

Solider successor of the Speed Stick III

 

Now from an unspecified reason, the Telekom changes the model name with each generation between the two manufacturers Huawei and Alcatel. The first Speed Stick came from Huawei, later model from Alcatel, so now Huawei was on train again. In any case, the Speed Stick IV has not been a really big hit. The Speed Stick III was the best model in the range, now the Speed stick V dominates. The former is for detached in the shop and will no longer be available.

 

first impression

First, it is noticeable that Huawei continues to focus on shrinkage rate. The Speed Stick V is 4 millimeters smaller than Version III and with only 24 grams of even 25 percent lighter. And also the height has been reduced by the same length. Here Huawei has unfortunately saved considerably on material.

 

 

 

Technical Data

 

Under the Telekom logo hides the Huawei model with the serial identifier E3372, specifically E3372s-153. However, the LTE stick is not compatible with the device category 6 (CAT6).  The Hisilicon chip allows for connections up to 150 Mbps download rate on category 4 (CAT4).  If with the LTE category 6, the life cycle of the stick back should be far more than 1 year. Thus it can be assumed that there will be an extra Surfstick for LTE-Advanced. Another positive feature relates to the network compatibility. The Speed Stick V supports LTE on the frequencies 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. If 4G network is unavailable, it is possible to switch to GPRS, EDGE, UMTS or HSPA. This is done as always automatically and is based on the next best alternative available locally. In this regard, there are no changes to the Speed Stick III.

 

As usual, Huawei E3372 is also possible to be used as storage, if a microSD is implemented in the slot. The card may be up to 32 GB. The customer can switch an external antenna for reception optimization. And there are 2 CRC-9 ports ready on the side. And the SIM card is on the standard format (2FF). So if you have a micro SIM, it requires an adapter. And there is not SIM lock as usual.

 

 

Availability

The Speed Stick V is available at online store www.4gltemall.com. With the Speed Stick V, user can get good network support as a successor of Speed Stick 3. In our opinion, this is currently one of the best sticks on the market.

 

 

Netgear LB1110 4G LTE Modem Review

At IFA 2016, Netgear had presented the two LTE modems LB1110 and LB1111, and the LB1110 is finally arrived to the test around the end of December. The LB1110 is an external LTE modem with Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 connection, but other functions such as battery operation, WLAN or a telephone interface are deliberately omitted. The Netgear LB1110 requires an external power supply, the sister model LB1111 additionally has Power over Ethernet (PoE), ie the power can be supplied directly via the Ethernet cable. In this review, you can read more about the performance from Netgear LB1110 modem.

netgear_lb1110_lb1111-2

Appearance

The Netgear LB1110 modem is packed in a small cardboard box. Besides the device, there is also a short LAN cable as well as the power supply (with adapter for Europe and British plug format). Furthermore, there is a brief guide, which should help for operation.

 

The Netgear LB1110 is completely made of plastic and offers some green LEDs on the front for signal reception, network status and LAN connection. At first glance the modem looks solidly processed and it makes a good impression. With dimensions of 120 x 99 x 31 mm (W x D x H), it is quite compact and can also be attached to the wall if required.

netgear_lb1110_lb1111-3

Hardware & Speed

The Netgear LB1110 modem has a single RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port on the back. Here, a single computer can be connected directly, or the connection to a router or switch can be established. Furthermore, you will find the connection for the power supply (DC, 12V, 1A), a reset button and a power button on the back.

 

The Netgear LB1110 modem allows speeds of up to 150 MBit/s in the downlink and up to 50 Mbps in the uplink via LTE Category 4. In addition to the FDD LTE frequency bands around 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz currently in use in Europe, FDD LTE is also supported on 900 MHz and TDD LTE on 2300 MHz. UMTS is supported with the data accelerator DC-HSPA+, the theoretically maximum possible speed is 42.2 Mbps in the downlink and 5.76 Mbps in the uplink. Here, the bands are supported by 900 and 2100 MHz. As a fallback, the LB1110 modem can also use Quadband GSM.

Netgear LB1111 LB1111-100EUS

In the test, the Netgear LB1110 modem with SIM cards from O2 and Telekom was used; the tariffs had no limitation of the speed. With a good UMTS reception in the network from the Telekom, about 26 MBit/s in the Downlink were possible, with O2 it reached up to 21 MBit/s. LTE was considerably slower at O2 despite a good reception with only around 7 MBit/s – here the network was certainly overloaded. The ping times were 25 milliseconds on the LTE network and 40 milliseconds on UMTS. In the Telecom LTE network at 1800 MHz, some 130 MBit/s were possible. Depending on the location, reception and network load, these values ​​vary widely, this is completely normal.

 

The reception via the internal antennas is good and is clearly superior to that of most smartphones. Nevertheless, it may be useful to connect an external mobile radio antenna at some locations. The LB1110 has two TS-9 connectors on the rear panel. Netgear itself provides as a passive antenna, which is also suitable for mobile use.

 

Software & Operation

The Netgear LB1110 can be operated from any browser. The web interface is encrypted with a password and the PIN code for the SIM card must be entered after switching on for the first time. On request, the router remembers the PIN, so you do not have to re-enter it every time. By the way, the SIM card is inserted in a small compartment on the back of the LB1110, a MicroSIM is required, but a Nano SIM with adapter is also OK.

Netgear LB1111 LB1111-100EUS

 

The web interface is available in several languages, looks modern, tidy and functional. The start screen displays the most important information, such as the reception strength and the data volume consumed. On request, a tariff can also be stored and thus the data volume can be limited, if necessary, the router even sends a warning SMS as soon as the volume has been used up. The settings can be used to configure various functions, for example, it is possible to set the router so that only the UMTS network or the LTE network is used. Also, it is possible in the settings to disable the LEDs on the router when they are not needed.

 

LB1111 Power over Ethernet

With LB1110, there is the sister model Netgear LB1111. Compared to the LB1110, it looks identical and offers the same functions, but it also has Power over Ethernet (PoE, ie power supply over Ethernet cable). With a PoE-capable router or switch, it is possible to operate the LB1111 modem completely without an external power supply. This is especially interesting in buildings, where there is no socket near the modem.  With an ideal placement of the modem and the power supply via PoE, one could dispense an external LTE antenna in many cases.

netgear_lb1110_lb1111-4

Conclusion: Netgear LB1110

The Netgear LB1110 modem is convincing by good reception, good speeds and easy operation thanks to modern software. The connection is stable and the status LEDs are very easy to read. If you are looking for a good LTE modem with RJ-45 LAN connection and do not want further technology such as telephone and WLAN, the LB1110 is in any case well advised.

 

The only fault: even if the maximum LTE speed of 150 MBit/s in the downlink and 50 MBit/s in the uplink would be absolutely enough, Netgear would have to face the competition from other similar faster modem such as Huawei E5771 and E5770, ZTE MF903. The similar models have inserted large battery and can work on the go. The only slightly more expensive models Netgear AirCard 790 and AirCard 810 hotspots are more powerful and support higher LTE networks.

 

ZTE MF79 4G LTE WiFi Dongle Review

We had introduced 1&1 Mobile WLAN LTE Stick, and today we get the new ZTE MF79 LTE Dongle which is for another carrier ALTEL. On the ZTE MF79 dongle, there is the logo of ALTEL with ZTE 4G. Between them, there are two LED indicators, one for network signal and the other for WiFi.

ALTEL ZTE MF79

On the back of the USB Stick, the model number “MF79” is printed and it indicators it’s a LTE USB Modem. There is also CE number 0979 and place of origin “Made in China” with the RoHS.

 

The front cover with ALTEL logo could be removed, and below the cover, it’s the inner part with model number (MF79), SSID, Password and IMEI number. And of course, there is SIM card slot, the size is for standard SIM card. Beside the SIM card slot, it’s the slot for Micro SD card, where connected users can share files through WiFi. According to the official sayings, the ZTE MF79 could support the SD card maximum to 32GB. But there is no connector for external antenna.

ZTE MF79 BACK

 

The ZTE MF79 LTE USB Modem looks like a 4G USB dongle, but it can work like a mobile hotspot. Up to 10 WiFi enabled devices could connect to the WiFi from ZTE MF79 and access internet. Supporting LTE Category 4, ZTE MF79 could achieve peak download speed to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. Backward with 3G UMTS and 2G GSM networks, the surfing speed could reach 43.2Mbps and upload speed to 5.76Mbps, which is good enough for most cases.

ZTE MF79 ALTEL

The functions of ZTE MF79 are very similar to the Huawei E8278 and Huawei Wingle E8372. They all look like USB Modem, but have the power to work as a mobile hotspot. Especially due to the small size, user can take them in hand or pocket easily outdoor or for business trip.

 

The ZTE MF79 is very easy to use. You can connect it to PC or directly to the power adapter which has USB plug port. Only if there is power supply, it can work as a WiFi hotspot. So the ZTE MF79 could work as a wireless router in a car if connecting to a USB plug in the car. In this case, it would be a good network solution for a car.

ZTE MF79 BACK COVER

After connected with the ZTE MF79 WiFi, you can setup the USB Dongle through Web UI. The address is 192.168.0.1 and the default password is admin to log in. User can setup for the language, connection, WiFi, and WPS. In most cases, the setup is unnecessary. It’s just plug and play. The connected user quantity is also showed in the web UI. The ZTE MF79 can also calculate the statistic for the data consumption. The SMS can also be read from the dongle.

ZTE MF79 SIM card slot

In summary, the ZTE MF79 is a good and smart mobile USB WiFi dongle for daily use at home or on the go. Supporting high speed surfing, ZTE MF79 can also share the internet with multiple users. And no setup and plug & play features makes it very friendly to users. It’s a great partner for network access!

 

 

Vodafone K5160 (Connect USB speed 6) Stick Review

After a long time, Vodafone introduced a new LTE Surfstick again since early 2016 in its product range: the K5160 or also called “Connect USB Speed ​​6“. However, the LTE-Advanced  is not supported. You can see more details specifications in below blank:

Vodafone K5160 K5160-H Connect USB Speed 6 (3)

LTE features and characteristics of Vodafone K5160
Manufacturer and model Huawei E3372s-153
Download rate up 150 MBit/s
Upload rate up 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands LTE800, LTE900, LTE1800, LTE2100, LTE 2600
Backward compatible with: DC-HSPA+, UMTS, GSM frequencies (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz)
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
External Antenna Yes; 2 aerial sockets type CRC 9 available(Buy Vodafone K5160 Indoor antenna or Vodafone K5160 Outdoor antenna)
LTE Category: LTE modem of Category 4 (CAT4)
chipset HiSilicon Balong 711M
Others
Dimensions (LxWxH) 88 x 28 x 11.5 mm at 35 grams
USB standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion Yes; MicroSD up to 32 GB
Supported Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Mac OS (from 10.7)
Quick Start Guide Vodafone ” Quick Start Guide Vodafone (PDF)
manual PDF not yet available online
Available at www.4gltemall.com

 Vodafone K5160 K5160-H Connect USB Speed 6 (5)

LTE CAT4 stick

 

For a long time, Vodafone only has the predecessor Vodafone K5150 for sale, which are already LTE category 4 dominated. With the new K5160 Stick, Vodafone operates more facelift, but LTE CAT6 is still in vain. With LTE Cat6, up to 225 Mbps could be reached. But we can only achieve with a CAT6-device, which so far only the Vodafone R226 offers.

 

 

 

 

From the basic information here, the Vodafone K5160 is similar to Telekom Speed ​​Stick 5. Since Vodafone unfortunately does not specify, it is strongly expected that it also is a E3372s-153 from Huawei. Therefore be supported at least 5 LTE frequency bands – LTE800 more specifically, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. In particular, the former and the latter is essential for Vodafone customers. In addition, the 4G Stick naturally offers backward compatibility with GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA and HSPA+ networks. Thus, surfing the 3G network, after all, also up to 42 Mbps fast.

Vodafone K5160 K5160-H Connect USB Speed 6 (6)

External antenna

The “Connect USB speed 6” (K5160) has 2 ports for operation with an external LTE antenna . As jack comes Type CRC-9 used. MIMO 2 × 2 is also supported accordingly. You can get the indoor and outdoor antenna for Vodafone K5160 from the above link in the blank.

 

Installation and App

The key installed during initial operation on your computer, the “Vodafone Mobile Broadband App” (VMB). Here the settings can be made and users can request information for the connection, such as connection time spent, surfing volume etc. User can download the app from the Windows Store for Windows 8 & 10.

 

 

Availability

Amazingly, the Vodafone K5160 is not directly offered. If you like this 4G LTE Stick, you can get unlocked Vodafone K5160 from www.4gltemall.com . Actually, if you don’t need the customized version from Vodafone, you can directly get the Huawei E3372s-153, which has all the features of Vodafone Connect USB Speed 6. The difference between them is the logo and customized firmware for Vodafone. Other functions are completely the same.

Huawei E3372 LTE Stick Test

Those who want to buy a date LTE stick, will certainly choose the Huawei E3372. The stick is very convenient to get on the Internet. Since the Huawei E3372 was launched in the 2014 Autumn, there has been no review for this new LTE Stick. In recent years, Huawei has brought few new LTE sticks monthly on the market and I thought more interesting models with LTE Advanced Cat6 will surely come on the market soon. Here we already have the LTE router Huawei E5786 and the Huawei E5186.

Now I had the opportunity to test the Huawei E3372 and see more details. The full report of LTE stick test is in this article.

Appearance
As I have already indicated in my introduction, there is no special feature on the Huawei E3372 LTE stick. However, in comparison with older devices, the E3372 is a low-cost model. Huawei is likely to have very low production costs and the LTE stick is also available at very reasonable prices. The direct predecessor Huawei E3276 (also known as Telekom Speed Stick LTE III), for example, had the similar technical data as the E3372, but E3276 has a rotatable USB port, which was very convenient. The E3372 has a compact design and also has its own advantages.

 

The Huawei E3372 is made entirely of plastic, but looks quite stable. No accessories are included with the stick. Only a Quick-Start Guide and Safety Instructions are hidden in the little box.

LTE Cat4 Modem
The modem in the Huawei E3372 allows speeds of up to 150 MBit/s for the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s for the uplink based on LTE category 4. In the test, I have achieved approximately just 140 MBit/s for download. The latencies were under 20 milliseconds in the LTE network. In the uplink, I could reach about 40 Mbit/s. Of course, the data rate will vary depending on usage and reception situation.

Of course, the Huawei E3372 can also work with UMTS networks including DC-HSPA+ with up to 42.2 Mbit/s in the downlink and 5.76 Mbit/s in the uplink when LTE network is not available. And the GSM and EDGE networks are supported. The LTE modem could support the frequency ranges of 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 megahertz (both FDD LTE), making it well suited for use in Europe. If you use it in America, it can be only conditionally recommended. In UMTS, it supports dual band (900/2100MHz) and in GSM supports Quadband.

 

If you want to improve reception and data rates, Huawei E3372 could connect an external antenna. Under two covers, there are two CRC-9 ports available to fasten a MIMO antenna. Below is the suitable antenna for Huawei E3372 recommended.

 

If you want to buy the Huawei E3372, click here: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-crc-9-connector.html

Appliances and Software
The Huawei E3372 is designed to operate on the notebook or desktop PC. User just need plug the LTE stick to a free USB port. After a brief driver installation, the drive already connects to the Internet. The connect software does not need be installed due to “Huawei HiLink”. The complete operation and configuration is performed via the browser, just as you would know from an ordinary DSL router or a MiFi router .The Huawei E3372 automatically recognizes the operator based on the inserted SIM card and takes an appropriate configuration ahead, so you make no further settings.

 

To operate the Huawei E3372, you need a standard mini SIM card in 2FF format, which is currently the largest available SIM-card format. Micro or nano-SIM card with an adapter to go but also easily and adapter can cause the stick no harm. By the way, users can also insert a microSD memory card and use the E3372 as USB memory stick.

 

Operating the Router
The Huawei E3372 LTE Stick can basically be operated on a wide variety of router models. Here it is important to distinguish: I have tested in my test version “E3372h-153“, which works significantly less router models than the version “E3372s-153“. So small differences exist between h and s. I was able to operate my E3372h successfully with the Dovado Tiny AC  and a Dovado GO. With AVM Fritzbox 7490, the stick did not work.

 

Telekom Speed Stick LTE V
Telekom also offers the Huawei E3372 for about a year, named “Telekom Speed Stick LTE V”. It is the 5th generation LTE stick at Telekom as the name suggests.

 

Conclusion
The Huawei E3372 is no doubt a good LTE Stick! Although it doesn’t support current LTE Advanced Cat6 technology for very high data rates, the LTE Cat4 modem makes the stick cut a good figure. The receive and transmit performance is well above average and the latency satisfyingly low. Actually, there is no LTE cat6 stick available now.

 

O2 ZTE MF823D 4G LTE USB Stick

ZTE had offered a new LTE surfstick for Germany network providers. The model ZTE MF823 is for 1&1. The brother model ZTE MF823D is also available for the operator O2. Below are the details features for ZTE MF823D.

 

LTE features and Characteristics of ZTE MF823

Manufacturer and Model

ZTE MF823D

Download rate up

Up to 100 MBit/s

Upload rate up

Up to 50 MBit/s

Compatible LTE Bands

LTE800, LTE900, LTE1800, LTE 2600MHz

Backward compatible with:

DC-HSPA+, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS

MIMO Support:

MIMO 2×2

Connector for external antenna

Yes; 2 aerial socket type TS-9 available(Buy ZTE MF823D Antenna)

LTE Category:

LTE modem category 3 (3GPP Release 8)

Chipset

Qualcomm

Others

Dimensions

90 mm x 28.4 mm x 13 mm

USB standard

USB 2.0

Memory card expansion

Yes; MicroSD up to 32 GB

Compatible Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS (from 10.4)

 

Technical Specifications

 

The ZTE MF823 from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor ZTE, replaces the current model MF821D from O2. All thing should be mentioned that ZTE MF823 is not the best USB stick when the ZTE MF825 is also in its product range. It supports LTE category 3 (max. 100 Mbit) and therefore with all networks from O2. In any case, the mobile service provider can offer data connections on the basis of category 4, which allows data rates up to 150 Mbps. It supports the LTE frequencies at 800, 900, 1800 and 2600 MHz – for operation in European countries. Likewise, the MF823 could also support DC-HSPA+ (to 42.2 Mbps), UMTS and GSM networks.

 

 

Unlike the Speed Stick 4 by Telekom, the stick fortunately has two connectors for an external antenna – optional to improve reception. Like almost all other models, user can insert a MicroSD memory card of up to 32GB of storage space for data of all kinds.

 

 

Others

Users do not have to install an extra software for the MF823, which would be auto connect to network. It is controlled conveniently from the browser via the web interface. It is enough to enter the following IP in the browser: http://192.168.3.1. The interface shows all important data at a glance. And you can see, how much volume you have already used in the current billing month. The stick is also compatible with the IPv6 protocol. According to the manufacturer ZTE, the MF823 uses about 1/4 less power than even the previous generations. It’s special for operation on a laptop or tablet. We are also pleased that quite modest dimensions of the model. At just 13 mm in height and 26 grams, it is one of the shallower representatives of its kind. It is alleged that the world’s smallest LTE data modem. Important to mention would be that there is no SIM lock, so the drive can be used with Contract card of other network operators.

 

Conclusion

The ZTE MF823 for O2 can provider users at an acceptable price for mobile Internet. With slim size and decent network support, it could be good partner for laptop. It’s available on www.4gltemall.com . But if you want to find better models, the Speed Stick III or the Huawei E3276, may be good options, but they are also more expensive.

 

1 & 1 Mobile WLAN LTE Stick- ZTE MF79

1 & 1 has a new LTE-Stick on sale, it’s based on the model ZTE MF79 and it provides wireless networks for laptops and tablets, regardless of an Internet or public WLAN. The Mobile Wireless LTE Stick ZTE MF79 can provide as a hotspot for up to ten devices.

LTE features and specifications of ZTE MF79
Manufacturer and type designation ZTE MF79
LTE Category: CAT4
Download rate up to 150 MBit/s
Upload rate up Up to 50 MBit/s
Supported LTE bands 700 MHz/1800 MHz/2600 MHz
Backward compatible with: UMTS / GSM
MIMO Support: Yes
Connector for external antenna no
Hot spot function via WLAN Yes, for up to 10 devices
Chipset not known
Others
Dimensions 101 x 30.5 x 13.5 mm
USB standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion Yes; MicroSD up to 32 GB
Compatible Operating Systems WindXP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10, Mac OS (from 10.4)

Technical specifications

 

If the 1 & 1 stick connected via USB to a PC, laptop or even a TV, it can provide these with Internet and Wi-Fi. The wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n supports at 2.4GHz. Whether the 5-GHz band can be used, is unclear. The ZTE MF79, which replaces its predecessor MF70, could work on LTE network – providing matching mini-SIM and an LTE tariff. With LTE CAT4 technology, the theoretical download speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s are possible; in the upload it can take up to 50 Mbit/s. However, the offer of 1 & 1 are initially limited to up to 50 Mbps.

 

 

WiFi Hotspot for 10 devices

If there is no LTE network available, it goes seamlessly with 3G or 2G speed. To write and receive SMS is possible. As a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, 1 & 1 stick can also provide up to ten devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops or other Wi-Fi-enabled devices in parallel with wireless internet. The connection between stick and terminal is established automatically via Wi-Fi, an installation is not necessary. Of course, all of the latest encryption including WPA/WPA2 and TKIP/AES are possible in order to ensure reliable data transmission.

 

The 1 & 1 stick should of course make good traveling services primarily. Therefore, a USB cigarette lighter adapter is included in delivery for the drive. So the MF79 can be recharged while driving and provide for all occupants mobile internet via WLAN. The LTE-Stick can be also charged on a laptop or home PC with the included USB cable. Of course with the USB power adapter, the fast charging via outlet is possible.

Second function as a USB stick

The ZTE MF79 is about eleven centimeters long and weighs 32 grams. On the front two LEDs are installed that indicate the connection with either the WLAN or the cellular network. The 1 & 1 stick can also be easily used as a USB storage device: It has a Micro SD slot, which accommodates memory cards up to 32 gigabytes.

 

Availability

The ZTE MF79 Mobile WLAN stick LTE is now available on www.4gltemall.com in good price. No SIM lock, no contract required. You can use the LTE stick with any network providers in Europe and Asia. And there is similar models such as Huawei E8278 and Alcatel W800, if you like other brand, you can try them.

 

 

 

Telekom Speedstick V LTE Stick Review

The German network carrier Telekom offers the Speed Stick V now, it’s the 5th version of the stick-series. The new model is distinguished by a number of improvements. This is much anticipated – it is a worthy successor of the Speed Stick III. We will show what the device can do and what advantages it offers compared to earlier versions.

 

 

LTE features and Specifications of the Speed Stick V LTE

Manufacturer and Model

Huawei E3372s-153

Download rate

Up to 150 MBit/s

Upload rate

Up to 50 MBit/s

Compatible LTE Bands

LTE800, LTE900, LTE1800, LTE2100, LTE 2600

Backward compatible with:

DC-HSPA+, UMTS, GSM frequencies (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz)

MIMO Support:

MIMO 2×2

Connector for external antenna

Yes; 2 aerial socket type CRC-9 available(Buy Huawei E3372 Antenna)

LTE Category:

LTE Category 4 (CAT4)

Chipset

HiSilicon

Others

Dimensions (LxWxH)

88 x 28 x 11.5 mm with 24 grams

USB standard

USB 2.0

Memory card expansion

Yes; MicroSD up to 32 GB

Compatible Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Mac OS (from 10.7)

Available at

www.4gltemall.com

 

 

Successor of the Speed Stick III

The Speedstick V should be named Speedstick IV, but we found it missed and IV and directly to V. Perhaps there is a model between the Speedstick V and III. In any case, the Speed Stick IV has not been a really big hit. The Speed Stick III was the best model in the range – this status is now taking over the 5. And it will no longer be available.

 

First impression

First, it is noticeable that Huawei continues to focus on the size of the sticks. The Speed Stick V is 4 millimeters smaller than Version III and with only 24 grams of even 25 percent lighter. And also the height has been reduced by the same length. Unfortunately, Huawei also rationalized the articulated steering away. Actually, this is often helpful when using the laptop, so we rather see it as a deterioration. Solving space issues then creates only the use of an extension cord. In terms of design, optics and processing’s are unfortunately some drawbacks that affect not only the noble silver edge and slightly curvy concept of its predecessor. Here Huawei has unfortunately saved considerably on material. In this price range you must not ask for anything more. We hope that these savings will no established line at Huawei. But what ultimately counts are the intrinsic values.

 

 

 

 

Technical Data

Under the Telekom logo hides the Huawei model this time with the serial identifier E3372, specifically E3372s-153. Again the LTE stick is not compatible with the category 6 (CAT6). In other words, he has mastered yet a LTE-Advanced. The Hisilicon chip allows for connections up to 150 Mbps download rate on category 4 (CAT4). That’s not so tragic, because it is expected with the launch of the new Super-LTE network eventually only in a few months. Why the Telekom is not equal to CAT6 is nevertheless remains questionable because the life cycle of the stick back for sure should be far more than 1 year. Thus it can be assumed that there will be an extra Surfstick for LTE-Advanced. Another positive feature relates to the network compatibility. The Speed Stick V supports LTE on the frequencies 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. In the event that no 4G is available, it is switched to GPRS, EDGE, UMTS or HSPA. This is always done automatically and is based on the next best available alternative locally. In this regard, so there are no changes to the Speed Stick III.

 

As usual, it is possible the Surfstick also be used as storage medium, if a microSD is implemented in the slot provided for it. The card may be up to 32 GB in size. The customer can switch an external antenna for reception optimization. There are 2 CRC 9 ports ready on the side.  Here on the standard format (2FF) will continue to set. So if you have a micro SIM, requires an adapter. There is no SIM Netlock as usual.

 

Availability

The Speedstick V is now available on www.4gltemall.com without any contract. In our opinion, it’s on of the best stick now on the market.

 

 

 

 

Huawei E3276 and Huawei E398 in Good Price in August

Hello,

We offer special price for Huawei E3276 and E398 4G USB Stock in this month.

 

Huawei E3276 is a LTE Category 4 USB Stick that can support peak download speed to 150Mbps. It has rotatable USB for 180 degree, and has two connectors for external antennas. Below is the specification for Huawei E3276s-150:

NETWORK BANDS LTE FDD: 800/900/2600/ 1800 /2100
UMTS: 2100/AWS/900/1900
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
MAX DOWNLOAD SPEED up to 150 Mbps under 20M bandwidth
ANTENNA External Antenna Interface, Receive Diversity
EXTERNAL INTERFACES USB 2.0 High Speed, SIM/USIM card: standard 6-pin SIM card interface, Micro SD Card Slot
DIMENSIONS 92mm x 32mm x 14mm
WEIGHT 30g

 

Below are the images for Huawei E3276s-150 pacakge and logo:

 

Below are the firmware version and Parameters:

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Found modem : E3276
Model : Huawei E3276
IMEI : 863781011882850
Serial NR. : A2F5TC92B2200237
Firmware : 21.190.03.00.00
Compile date / time : Aug 16 2012 18:03:06
Hardware ver. : CH1E3276SM
Dashboard version : UTPS23.009.05.03.74_MAC23.009.05.03.74
SIM Lock status : unlocked
Wrong codes entered : 10 (unlock attempts left : 0)

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Supported Frequency Bands:

at^syscfgex=?
^SYSCFGEX: (“00″,”01″,”02″,”03″),((2000000400380,”GSM900/GSM1800/WCDMA900/WCDMA2100″),(2a80000,”GSM850/GSM1900/AWS/WCDMA1900″),(3fffffff,”All bands”)),(0-2),(0-4),((800c5,”LTE2100/LTE1800/LTE2600/LTE900/LTE800″),(7fffffffffffffff,”All bands”))
OK

 

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Huawei E398 is one of the best seller for LTE Category 3 USB modem. It’s with Qualcomm MDM9200 chipset and support peak download speed to 100mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. Except Huawei E398u-18, all other models has two antenna connectors.

 

Images for Huawei E398u-15:

Huawei E398 firmware version and parameters:

Found modem : E398
Model : Huawei E398
IMEI : 354217040459218
Serial NR. : 7HA5TC1192200042
Firmware : 11.433.57.00.000
Compile date / time : Aug 14 2012 10:48:07
Hardware ver. : CD2E398M
Dashboard version : UTPS21.005.20.01.260_MAC21.005.20.01.260
Chipset : Qualcomm MDM9200
NAND Flash : HY27SF081G2A
Voice feature : not supported in current firmware
SIM Lock status : unlocked
Wrong codes entered : 10 (unlock attempts left : 0)

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AT^SYSCFGEX=?
^SYSCFGEX:(“00″,”03″,”02″,”01″,”99″),((2000000400380,”GSM900/GSM1800/WCDMA900/WCDMA2100″),(280000,”GSM850/GSM1900″),(3fffffff,”All Bands”)),(0-2),(0-4),((c5,”LTE2100/LTE2600/LTE1800/LTE800″),(7fffffffffffffff,”All Bands”))
OK

 

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