Huawei CarFi E8377 Bring Internet in a Car

Permanent access to the internet in the car is sometimes useful. Of course, if you ride alone, and you are using only a smartphone, then just turn off the mobile data and no any trouble. Sometimes, however, it is not enough to have only mobile data from smartphone.

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A good example is a longer trip with your family or a business trip with colleagues. Then plain hotspot on your smartphone may not be enough. Firstly, because it does not always provide the appropriate connection speed to several people at the same time, and secondly because the burden on smartphone.

 

 

Therefore it comes the new gadget Huawei CarFi – small WiFi router, which need to put the SIM card and connect to the cigarette lighter socket in the car. The Huawei CarFi connects to the fast 4G LTE mobile network and Internet broadcasts up to 10 people at once. It is therefore suitable both for use in typical passenger cars and busses. Users can connect a couple of laptops, tablets, and even (if necessary) smartphones wirelessly.

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Huawei CarFi (E8377) is a small router, consisting of a plug into the car’s 12 V and an upper part, enlarged section in which there is a push button switch, antenna connector and of course a slot for a SIM card.

 

On the leg there is a sticker with the Network ID and the default password. User should take a picture to save, because the sticker is easy to damage. In addition, there are two stickers with the name and password, which are glued. Under the cap at the top part, with the slot, there is a small connector for an optional external antenna. It is optional but can be useful at a time when we are trying to connect to faster cellular network in an area of ​​weak coverage.

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At the top of the side, a USB output port is built-in. It could be connect to an ordinary USB cable and charge the smartphone. In practice, Huawei CarFi is not only a router, but also a car charger.

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Configuration and operation

The setup process is very simple. After inserting the SIM card and placing the router in the slot 12 V, user only need to hold down the button on the top and the Huawei CarFi turns on. Now your smartphone searches the network created by the WiFi router and connects to it after stating the default password.

 

 

Theoretically we can keep longer use Internet connectivity from now, but definitely recommend installing the program Huawei HiLink on your smartphone. Download it free from Google Play (Android) and the App Store (iOS). The WiFi name and password can be changed in the future in the HiLink application settings.

 

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The main task of the application on the smartphone is not only changing the settings. Other management could also be done when connected to the Huawei CarFi, and user can control the consumption of a data packet.

When we checked the data rate in the big city, we can gain typically 30-35 Mb/s. Even if we divide the speed on several devices, it will still be able to use the Internet easily, such as check email, use Google calendar, work on documents in the cloud and send & receive small files. The connection was stable. There I had not met with cases of disconnecting one of the CarFi E8377.

 

Summary

 

Huawei CarFi was doing a positive test. First of all, it was very easy to install and use (management from a smartphone). Secondly, you can connect up to 10 different devices at the same time to use them from the Internet. Thirdly, featured router is not a big financial expenditure, and may prove to be very useful during a business trip (work in a car) or a long trip with friends and family. If you drive often in the car with a few people and your car does not have its own WiFi router, the Huawei CarFi is recommendable.

 

Final assessment:

* fast 4G LTE Mobile Communications

* WiFi hotspot, the ability to connect up to 10 devices simultaneously

* stable operation

* built-in USB port for charging smartphones

* very simple setup and operation

* operation via smartphone (application HiLink)

* the ability to connect an additional antenna

 

 

Buying Huawei CarFi router is most cost-effective when the car will be benefited for a few people (some devices) at the same time. Therefore, a good idea is to buy a large package of data plan on the mobile phone number. With an average, load should be at least 10 GB per month, and at a higher 25 GB or more. The cost of purchasing the router is not very big. You can buy the Huawei CarFi E8377 from www.4gltemall.com at good price now.

 

 

 

How to update the firmware of Huawei E5786

Huawei E5786 is world’s first LTE mobile hotspot with LTE Advanced Cat6 and WLAN ac, and it’s one of the fastest mobile LTE router on the market. Thanks to good facilities and powerful battery, Huawei E5786 is popular with many users. However, there is also a small problem with the device, which annoys some users recently.

Huawei has announced the E5786 in February 2014 with the so-called WiFi Extender feature, a feature that we already know from many other Huawei MiFi routers. However, Huawei provides the appliance with different firmware versions, in which some of the WiFi Extender is disabled. In this article, I want to show how to flash the firmware of Huawei E5786 to the version which is equipped with the WiFi Extender.

 
On some forums, we has found a firmware for the Huawei E5786 LTE router, a user who has already integrated the WiFi Extender function. The firmware should be OK with both the original Huawei E5786 and the unit from Germany Telekom (Telekom Speedbox LTE mini II ), at least there are already reports from users who have their device successfully updated to version 21.303.07.00.00. If one has a E5786 with telecom brand, after the flash, you will get a new firmware with no more branding. Below are the procedure how to update the firmware:

 

 

  1. download the Huawei E5786 new firmware zip and unzip all programs on PC
  2. Connect Router with USB cable and at least 10% battery(Better more !!)
  3. Starting the firmware .exe file with admin rights and follow the instructions
  4. also flash GUI. exe

After about 5 minutes of process, the flash should be completed. Some devices may require a Pin code to flash, it can be generated using IMEI number on relevant websites – here you should try Google shortly. I personally have no customized E5786 with telecom brand to test, but in the above linked LTE Forum, there are some opinions that are positive, so I decided to publish the guide here. Nevertheless:

Warning: After flashing the firmware, you lose any warranty. 
we have no liability for damage to the device.

 

Netgear Aircard 782s Mobile Hotspot Review

Netgear Aircard 782s is not the first 4G mobile WiFi hotspot from Netgear. We had introduced the first generation 4G mobile hotspot Netgear Aircard 762s. Now the Netgear Ac782s comes with better and pure LTE technology. The AirCard 782S, also known as the Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced, so we can see the Telstra logo beside the screen. The AC782S is perfect for mobile lifestyles, surf and stream almost anywhere using the most efficient technology available. We get the Netgear 782s on hand and let’s have a look the features about this new 4G pocket router.

Netgear AC782S Appearance

The Netgear 782s thinner than the Aircard 762s and the craftsmanship is better. There is a 2.4 inch QVGA resistive LCD touchscreen, where use can see the parameters such as Network status, battery status, network providers, SSID and pwssword etc..On the back, the Netgear logo is there. On the top side, it’s the power button. On the below side, there are two connectors for external antenna. They are covered by two caps. Move the cap to side, we can see the connectors. The connector type is TS-9, if you want to buy external antenna for Netgear 782s, you can click here: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-ts-9-connector.html

Beside the left antenna connector, it’s the slot for SIM card. Open the back cover, we can see the battery port for Netgear aircard 782s.  There is a stick showing the model number ” Netgear Aircard 782s” and the IMEI number. The Wi-Fi name, WiFi password and s/n are included. It’s a pity that we didn’t find the slot for SD card, we are afraid the Aircard AC782S can’t support SD card sharing.

 

Wireless Technology

As a second generation mobile hotspot, Netgear AC782S could support new the LTE category 4 technology which could achieve peak download speed to 150Mbps. Based on the Qualcomm MDM9225 & WTR1605L chipset, Netgear 782s could perform well for network connection. Up to 10 wireless terminals could connect to this network for surfing. The WiFi technology could support 802.11 b/g/n with 2 x 2 MIMO on dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

Since Netgear 782s was first available for Telstra, it can support all the network frequency bands for Telstra: FDD  band 1/3/7/8 (900/ 1800/2100/2600 MHz). And UMTS and WCDMA networks are backword, with the DC-HSPA+ technology, the peak download speed could reach 42mbps on 3G network.

Battery

As the official sayings from Netgear, the battery capacity of Aircard 782s is 2500mAh, which could support up to 10 hours of active usage and up to 10 days of standby. The battery is removable, if you have a spare battery, you can change the battery when the power is off.

 

Now there is unlocked Netgear 782s available on www.4gltemall.com , you can use other network providers’ SIM cards from Europe and Aisa. It’s a good partner for business trip or tour.

 

How to unlock Netgear 341u Aircard

Netgear Aircard 341u is a latest new 4G USB Modem; it follows its predecessors Sierra Aircard 320u and 330u in appearance. But after Netgear acquired the Sierra Wireless Aircards, Netgear didn’t change the body design, the good news is that there is improvement on the application. There is LED screen which will help user read more information about the connection status about the Aircard, which is much more user-friendly than Aircard 330u and 320u.

 

However, since Netgear 341u is presented to public by US operator Sprint, the Aircard 341u is locked to its network and can’t use other providers’ SIM cards or roam over the world. So if you want to use the Netgear Aircard 341u with other SIM cards, or take the Aircard 341u with you to overseas, it’s necessary to unlock the 341u. But many people don’t know how to unlock it. Today we will give instruction about how to unlock Netgear Aircard 341u, below is the unlocking guide:

  1. Download the unlock tool here: https://www.dc-unlocker.com/downloads/get/HtYMTyib and install it to your PC
  2. Plug the Aircard 341u to your PC and install the driver.
  3. After driver installation, run the DC-unlocker
  4. Login the tool at the right side(if you don’t have account, you need register a new account)

 

5. In the Dc-unlocker window, Select manufacturer in step 1, Select model in step 2 and press detect in step 3 (check below image for reference)

 

 

6. After the DC-unlocker detect the full information about the Aircard 341u, press the unlocking at the right side.

 

7. After get the unlock code, you can unlock the Aircard 341u easily.

 

 

If you want to unlock Netgear 340u or other Sierra Wireless Aircards, you could also use this method. However, you need buy credits to enjoy this service.

 

 

Vodafone USB Sticks for Windows 8

Since Windows 8 is commonly used in many PC and desktops, many users ask which USB Stick could work the latest Windows 8 operation system. New Technology usually brings new problem. Then we need find a new solution for this issue. We list below the Vodafone USB Sticks for Windows 8 for your reference. Simultaneously, we also summarize the compatibility with other Windows systems.

 

USB Sticks

Windows System

XP
32-bit
Vista
32-bit
Vista
64-bit
7
32-bit
7
64-bit
7
NDIS 6.2
8
32-bit
8
64-bit
8
NDIS 6.2
Novatel Wireless MC950D
Vodafone E172
Vodafone K3520
Vodafone K3520-Z ×
Vodafone K3565 ×
Vodafone K3565-Z
Vodafone K3570-Z
Vodafone K3571-Z
Vodafone K3760
Vodafone K3765
Vodafone K3765-Z
Vodafone K3770
Vodafone K3770-Z
Vodafone K3771
Vodafone K3772
Vodafone K3772-Z
Vodafone K3805-Z
Vodafone K3806
Vodafone K3806-Z
Vodafone K4505
Vodafone K4505-Z
Vodafone K4510
Vodafone K4510-Z
Vodafone K4511
Vodafone K4605
Vodafone K5005
Vodafone K5006-Z
Huawei E220
Huawei E270
Vodafone E272
Option GI0301

 

 

 

 

 

Huawei E5776s-601 4G LTE Cat4 Mobile Hotspot

Our site has been published several stories about 4G Mobile routers, access points and Wi-Fi with built-in cellular modems that support 3G. These equipments can be used to provide mobile access to the Internet in a variety of scenarios: working devices (e.g.: tablets) without a built-in modem, a backup channel for home, outdoor activities in the nature and on the road. We should also mention using the WiFi router can roam globally among the local operators and support several gadgets simultaneously. Thus it is possible to save much cost, as well as consume less battery.

 

Huawei E5776s-601 appearance and features

Today we tested another sub-model of this E5776 router family. Among the interesting features, the ability to support 4G/LTE network is most attractive one; with large capacity built-in battery, LCD screen and a wireless speed up to 150 Mbit/s is practical functions. Huawei E5776 offered several versions to the market, which may differ based on a range of cellular module. Our sample had a full name E5776s-601 and, according to the presented documentation, it supports 3G on 900 and 2100 MHz bands and LTE in 3, 7 and 40 (FDD 1800/2600MHz & TDD 2600MHz). We note that this E5776s-601 is also sold in a branded version of MTS named 821FT (only works with SIM-cards of this operator and its range if the device is SIM locked). There is user manual, power adapter and Micro-USB in the package box.

The size of Huawei E5776s-601 is 107 × 65 × 17 mm, and weight is approximately 140 g. However, we must realize that the battery is built-in with large capacity and a two-antenna configuration access point. At the same time, there is no wired port in the router. So the E5776 could be easily put in the bag and the pocket. The body is made of sturdy black plastic. There is no doubt that the frequent use in mobile mode, the surface becomes coated with scratches. However, the E5776 body is smooth and user friendly.

Huawei E5776s-601 4G router Settings

Huawei E5776 displays the current mode of the connection to the cellular network and the level of the signal, the number of wireless clients that connect to the internet status, battery level, the name of the operator and the amount of processed data, duration of call, the arrival of new SMS-messages. Users also have the opportunity to change the name and password of the wireless network. During normal operation, after a few second short press, the device will start to work and the screen will show the information above.

 

On the “lower” end of the router is WPS button to connect wireless clients, and there is Micro-USB connector for PC and charge the battery. There is one connector for external antenna for 3G or 4G. On the opposite side you can see the slot for memory cards microSD, hidden reset button and the standard Mini SIM-card format.

 

In terms of appearance and design, the gloss on the top panel is only one important note. You can also complain about the lack of rubber feet or other elements for mounting the router.

Huawei E5776S-601 Technical characteristics

Per the official information, the Huawei E5776s-601 4G router supports 2G networks  (GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz), 3G (UMTS 900/2100 MHz), 4G (LTE FDD 1800/2600 MHz, TDD 2300 MHz) with support for GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ and LTE Cat4 FDD/TDD technology. The maximum data acquisition rate for 3G is 43.2 Mbit/s, and for 4G up to 150 Mbit/s (FDD). If your Huawei E5776s-601 is SIM card unlocked to one operator, you can use any SIM-card over the world.

 

Clients connect to the E5776s-601 router by Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, who works in the 2.4 GHz band with a maximum connection speed of 300 Mbit/s. PCs and laptops can connect with the router through a wired connection via port Micro-USB. The E5776 has inserted driver support for Mac OS 10.5-10.8 and Windows operating systems from XP SP3 to 8. When working on Wi-Fi, it does not require any drivers, and compatibility is related with the operating system on the client.

The same USB port is used for charging the built-in non-removable battery, which has an impressive capacity of 3000 mAh. With this battery, the battery can keep work for 10 hours and standby time is up to 500 hours.

 

For most users, they can take the Huawei E5776 mobile WiFi in bag or pocket for outdoor activities. And a group of people will share the wireless network simultaneously. Here now there is SIM unlocked Huawei E5776s-601 with Yes Optus logo available on 4gltemall.com . If you can wait to access the 4G network locally, you can take the HUAWEI E5776s-601 as your good partner for your hand electronics.

 

Vodafone R210 Firmware Update

A few days ago a firmware update for the Vodafone R210 LTE MiFi router is available. The new software fixes a problem with the automatic APN setting, which led to connection problems for many users of the R210. The Vodafone R210 is made by Huawei, the software problem cause the result: an internet connection came up with a normal data contract does not set up the APN automatically and you had to manually change the APN back to web.vodafone.de. With the update available now, this problem has been fixed. The new firmware is available on the Vodafone website to be downloaded, and the installation is done via the USB cable. Important note: After updating the Vodafone R210 firmware, it should be reset to factory settings.

 

 

The Vodafone R210 MiFi router was the first LTE mobile hotspot in Germany. It came on the market in the summer of 2012 and is still available today: up to 100 Mbit/s for the downlink and 50 Mbit/s for the uplink with the R210 and up to 10 users can use the Internet connection via WiFi at the same time. Now as the successor of Vodafone R210, Vodafone R215 (Factory model Huawei E5372) and Huawei E5776 on the market already support LTE with 150 Mbit/s and are technically more sophisticated.

 

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

 

 

Huawei Guide the development of LTE Commercial Networks at 1800 MHz

The latest report published by GSA (Global Mobile Suppliers Association) on the evolution of broadband (Evolution to LTE) shows an increase of 331% in the available number of commercial LTE networks in 1800 MHz compared to 2012.

 

According to the study, 69 of the 156 commercial LTE networks in the world are exploiting the spectrum at 1800 MHz (last year there were 16), and 41 of these use Huawei SingleRAN LTE technology around the world.

 

According to the GSA report in 2013, it appears that the spectrum band 1,800 MHz is considered as the most important for the LTE technology because it allows the use of global roaming. Currently the frequency band 1800 MHz serves almost 15 million users (data from the last quarter of 2012) with a share of 44% of commercial LTE networks. But as this technology becomes more and more popular available, many more operators launch LTE networks at 1,800 MHz and the mobile phone licenses for the 1,800 MHz were allocated to 150 countries.

 

Huawei has created several LTE networks at 1,800 MHz, for example in the UK. With the SingleRAN LTE solution, Huawei has supported the operators in the allocation of frequencies to 1800 MHz LTE network in order to facilitate the migration from GSM technology.

 

In Hong Kong, the solution of Huawei LTE SingleRAN allowed to upgrade GSM 1000 to 1800 MHz base stations, enabling them to offer LTE services in six weeks. And in Japan Huawei has witnessed the operator in the implementation of the first commercial network of UMTS/LTE 1800 MHz through a solution UMTS/LTE 1800 MHz simplified, retaining and reusing the UMTS antennas, the system of OSS and infrastructure fixed the original UMTS network.

 

Finally in Singapore was realized always on Huawei technology and LTE network is capable of simultaneously supporting the LTE frequency bands at 1,800 MHz and 2,600 MHz.

 

Huawei AF23 Surf stick Dock/Router Test

After a long time, HUAWEI offered a new router again– the AF23, which can help a number of users to surf the Internet with Huawei 3G & 4G surf sticks via LAN or WLAN. Huawei AF23 has no built-in modem, so it must operate with a USB surf stick. We must pay attention to the highest possible speed of the HUAWEI AF23: the amazingly small router provides speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s over Wi-Fi and it’s also suitable for excellent Huawei E3276 LTE sticks.

Included a USB cable and a power adaptor, Huawei AF23 is not expensive as a wireless router. Huawei AF23 is not integrated with a battery which keeps the price low, but the HUAWEI AF23 can’t work as mobile 4G router like HUAWEI E5776. So it’s better to use the HUAWEI AF23 as a stationary router. The English Short Guide describes the basic features, no further information is provided.

 

 

 

Huawei AF23 supports two modes of operation:

 

  1. Work as pure access point with the DSL or cable connection via WAN port on the back
  2. Operation with USB surf sticks to access the wireless Internet

 

Normally, it’s easy to let HUAWEI AF23 working as 4G wireless router if you have a 4G Surfstick: simply plug a Huawei surf stick into the router, wait a few seconds and then you can connect via LAN or WLAN to the internet. The APN will be entered only in rare cases, most SIM card and network provider are detected automatically. If some adjustments are necessary, user can enter the web UI (192.168.8.1) in the browser and change the parameter accordingly.

Like other routers, Huawei AF23 LTE Sharing dock also shows the important information such as the data consumption and reception strength about the mobile Internet. But the exact radio technology (only 2G, 3G or 4G) cannot be seen through this router. Nevertheless, the usual settings about the encryption can be made, and also an FTP server can be configured when using a memory card to the USB port instead of a surf stick.

 

The speeds of Huawei AF23 are amazing and convincing in every respect. This is evident for connecting to the internet: after 20-25 seconds, the router is connected to the Internet. Wherever many networks are available, HUAWEI AF23 will always choose the fastest network.  In the test with Huawei E3276, the Vodafone LTE network was connected in almost 20 seconds. At the same time, we test with the Huawei E3331, which takes only took a little longer to connect to the Telekom UMTS network. The integrated Wi-Fi module, unfortunately only works in the 2.4 GHz band and abandoned the use of the 5 GHz range. For the use of LTE Category 3, the almost perfect downlink speed could reach up to 90 Mbit/s in my test under Deutsche Telekom LTE network. But when working with AF23, the speed could up to 300Mbps via WiFi.

 

 

The range of the wireless network from HUAWEI AF23 could cover around 50meters, which is suitable for a small house or a bigger apartment with thick walls. LEDs on the AF23 dock router indicate the current operating status, so users can have a quick glance whether the device is connected to the Internet and working normally.

All in all, Huawei AF23 is a good WiFi router. The unit does exactly what it should do: to provide the Internet connection with a USB surfstick to support multiple devices quickly and easily surf. There are no compatibility issues there: all Huawei surf sticks manufactured since middle of 2009 are supported, future models can easily be added via firmware update.