ZTE MF287 3neo LTE Cat6 Router Review

If you are looking for the latest new 4G Router with special design and supporting LTE-advanced network, you’d better have a check the ZTE MF287 4G Router which looks not like a common router. The MF287 router was presented by ZTE at CES 2016, and now it’s introduced to the carrier “3” in Austria and named “3neo”.

 

The 3neo design is hard to describe, below is the image in white color. In the middle, there is a line of blue color, which should be the indicator for power and network. At the bottom side, the Drei logo is listed.
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Strong and reliable router
With the modern design, you may curious about the technical specifications of the 3neo ZTE MF287. The 3neo LTE Router could support 4G LTE advanced Category 6 and achieve up to 300 Mbit/s for downlink and 50 Mbit/s for uplink. It is also equipped with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual band WLAN and connects a total of up to 64 devices simultaneously to the Internet. 4 Gigabit LAN connections are also available.

 

Modern design

An LTE router now has to convince on all levels. These include ease-of-use, powerful and reliable performance, a modern mobile and wireless standard, and, of course, a cool design. Today, the ZTE MF287 3neo router can do these best. The 3neo router has to fit into every room with other furniture; the appearance of the 3neo was designed not as usual but the white color makes it looks not too special and just like one furniture.

 

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Battery on board

The 3neo has a built-in battery that performs well in the event of a power failure or on the go. When delivered, the battery can be activated online at any time on the configuration page. If no data transmission with other devices, the 3neo automatically switches to energy-saving standby. If you still need WLAN, the LTE router is ready for use again at the push of a button. Depending on the usage, the battery power is sufficient for up to 4 hours.

 

 

Plug & Play with QR code

In order to install your 3neo, you do not have to have any technical knowledge. Even SIM card and battery are already preinstalled. The principle of the 3neo is as simple as saving time, namely “PnP(Plug and Play)”. This is especially convenient with the 3Home app. User simply scans the QR code of your 3neo and you will be connected to the WLAN without complicated password input.

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3Home App & Online Settings

The operation of 3neo is very easy, user can download the 3Home app to the smartphone or tablet and then can remote control the LTE router. They are free for Android and iOS, so you can do the installation, the operation and various settings in the app. Further settings could also be done via web configuration page as usual.

 

Guest access and WLAN timer
With Sleep Mode, you determine the time when WLAN and Internet connection are generally deactivated. You can set up a WLAN-free nighttime or keep the interactions of your children with the Sleep Mode under the handle. Another feature: The WLAN access for friends or relatives can be managed by QR code via the 3Home app. The additional entry of guest passwords will thus become invalid.

 

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With the 3neo LTE Router, the streaming of films, the playing of online games, the supply of all family members with lightning fast Internet could be fulfilled. Below are the features and technical specifications of ZTE MF287/3neo for your reference.

 

ZTE MF287 Technical Specifications
Top features  
Category LTE Category 6
Download speed Up to 300 Mbit/sec.
Upload speed Up to 50Mbit/sec.
Power supply Socket (AC adapter 12V / 1.5A – cable included in the package)
Internet connection WLAN + 4 x LAN
Number of connections Up to 64 devices
General information  
Battery 3080 mAh
Dimensions 220 x 110 x 106 mm (including socket 18mm)
Weight 730g with battery
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS  
802.11a/b/g/n/ac Yes
Dual-band: Yes
Connections  
RJ11 Yes
RJ45 Yes
USB (number of connections) Yes – 1x (only for manufacturer diagnosis)
Sim Type Standard SIM Card
Tech features  
External antenna Yes
Bridge Mode No
DMZ Yes
SSID Yes
Guest SSID Yes
Port Forwarding Yes
Watchdog Service Yes
DHCP Settings Yes
Network selection Yes
APN Settings Yes

 

Huawei B310 4G LTE Router Review

Every year, Huawei would present some new 4G Router to meet the market demand. Now we have the new 4G router B310 and we will have a review about this new router in the article.

With the Huawei B310 Router, you can share your data plan using Wi-Fi or Ethernet. And it has other functions which are very useful for many people, we will introduce the features in this review.

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Technical Specifications of Huawei B310

Manufacturer and model Huawei B310s-22 (There are other variant models)
3G Network Bands 850/900/1900/2100
Bands / Category 
4G LTE
B1, B3, B7, B8, B20,

LTE Cat 4 DL 150/UL 50 Mbps

Connectivity Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n with a range of 200 meters
LAN IEEE 802.3 / 802.3u
Ports Ethernet port, telephone port, two connectors for external 4G antennas of 1dBi each (included) and DC connector.

 

Design

Here we can find the LTE CPE B310 that has a very simple design, so it is pleasant to use with the furniture at home, and it occupies very little space. The equipment material is totally plastic like any other router or similar devices such as Huawei B593 and Huawei B890 Router.

 

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On its front, we find four illuminated icons that indicate the status of the router. The first one (from left to right) indicates that the B310 router is power on, the second shows the status of the connected network (3G, 4G … etc) using colors, the third indicates the status of the Wi-Fi network, the forth indicates the status of the Ethernet connector and finally we have the operator’s signal bars.

 

At the top we find the power and WPS buttons, the latter is to allow compatible devices to connect to the Wi-Fi network without entering the password.

 

At the back we will find the two external antennas, below we will see the current connector, the Ethernet port and a telephone line connector. We also see a cover, which when removed will allow us to insert our SIM card (mini SIM format) at the side.

 

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Ethernet / LAN / WAN

The main function you will find on this router is precisely the ability to share your 4G, 3G or 2G data connection via Ethernet or WiFi with many connected users. The WiFi range could cover around 200 meters. The connection is super easy, just connect the modem of your internet provider via Ethernet cable to the Huawei B310 and configure it according to the type of connection that your provider uses.

As an additional feature, the router will also offer you the possibility of cloning a MAC address, if necessary.

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WiFi

Per my personal experience, I usually have to use Wi-Fi extenders at my home, but with the Huawei B310 Router, it was unnecessary to have the extender, so the WiFi coverage from B310 CPE is really trustful. Also, the speed I had turned out to be very good and with a low ping when connecting.

In terms of configurations, the B310 router is capable of broadcasting up to 4 Wi-Fi networks and each can adjust the frequency channel manually, having channels 1 through 11.

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As for security, you can decide whether to leave the name of your Wi-Fi network visible or not, in addition to being able to select a WEP, WPA2-PSK or WPA/WPA2-PSK password. If you want even more security, you can filter up to 10 quotas using the MAC address of each device.

 

Security

The Huawei B310 router turned out to be pretty perfect, in fact I thought it was something simpler, but I was very wrong. Here we can configure a firewall, filter by MAC and IP address, even virtual servers to protect our devices.

You can also open ports easily, apply DMZ configurations, enable UPnP, adjust NAT, filter by domain names or apply Dynamic DNS.

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Phone Function

Something that totally differentiates from the other 4G routers is the possibility of being able to connect a fixed telephone and make & receive calls using the mobile network of your operator.

You pick up the handset and the Huawei B310 router itself will tone your fixed network phone, being ready to call any phone number, as long as your mobile operator allows it. It’s as if you were making a call from a cell phone, but here you do it from a landline. You can also receive calls in it, and if the landline has a viewfinder, you can see the number of the person who is calling the number assigned to you by your mobile operator.

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This function proves to be quite useful for those who want to have internet and telephone in a single device. With the Huawei B310, you will have Wi-Fi internet and fixed network telephone to call and receive calls.

Conclusion

There are many 4G Routers in the market and we had the opportunity to try several models, but I personally like the Huawei B310 router much more than the others, since I found it quite useful in terms of functions.

The first thing I liked was its Wi-Fi coverage, which reaches up to 200 meters, which in my case was more than enough to keep me good signal throughout my house without WiFi extender.

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The external antennas that this router brings, served me enough to improve the reception of the signal from the operator, as this LTE CPE B310 makes the signal is received much more intensely than what you currently receive on a smartphone, which ensures you a very good service.

I personally used Vodafone 4G network and shared it via Wi-Fi in my house, reaching speeds in excess of 50Mbps, which I found remarkable. And since I do not have a fixed telephone at my house, I took advantage of connecting one to this router. The latter is very useful for people who do not have a fixed Internet and telephone service, in addition to saving a lot of money in the monthly fixed charge, having the freedom to choose the plan yourself which suits you.

Considering the full practical functions for users, we would certainly recommend it as an excellent alternative.

Availability

The Huawei B310 4G Router is available locked with network providers, but you can also get the unlocked units from www.4gltemall.com . With unlocked one, you can change your network provider if you are unsatisfied with the networks or services. And you can even take the unlocked Huawei B310 Router to other countries or areas and work with the compatible network providers. And actually, the Huawei B310s-22 has many brother models such as B310s-927, B310As-852, B310s-518 etc. They are for various LTE network providers and compatible different network frequency bands. So before you buy the router, choose the right one for your location and your network provider.

Huawei B525 4G LTE Cat6 Router Released

Huawei presented a new 4G LTE advanced Router with carrier aggregation. The model number is B525, also named Huawei 4G Router Prime. With LTE cat6, Huawei B525 could achieve download speed to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. The similar predecessor Huawei E5186 router was available for almost two year and it’s the most popular 4G LTE Cat6 router.

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Huawei B525 is the latest desktop router LTE this manufacturer. It combines the advantages of the well-known devices Huawei B315 and B310 router. Users can use the interface WLAN 802.11ac (max. 786 Mbps) or 4 Gigabit LAN ports. Huawei B525 router allows you to get connections for up to 64 wireless devices with transfer speeds up to 300 Mbps in LTE category 6.  This means that the the use of the network is very fast and convenient regardless of the intensity. Even when using multiple devices at the same time you can browse the Internet or transfer data without losing liquidity connection.

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The B525 Router will also likely equipped RJ11 port for voice, which will provide telephone communication in the GSM network (2G / 3G) or based on VoIP technology (3G, 4G). Huawei router B525s has two SMA connectors for connecting external antennas and it allows you to connect up to four devices using the standard LAN ports, what’s more, up to 64 devices could access internet through WiFi. It’s perfect for people who often need to share mobile internet for several devices at the same time.

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To connect to the internet, you need only a few minutes. Just follow the instructions”Quick Setup” included within the web interfaces and you will enjoy access the network through Huawei B525S Router. Below are the details specifications for Huawei B525 for reference.

 

 

Huawei B525 Specifications:
* Max. Transfer speed: 300 Mbps (DL) / 50 Mbps (UL)

* Backwards compatibility: 3G, EDGE, GPRS

* Frequencies of operation:

– LTE FDD 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz

– Dual-band HSPA+ – 900 / 2100 MHz

– Quad-band EDGE / GPRS – GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
* Standard WLAN: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac

* Ethernet RJ-45: 4x 10/100 / 1000Mbps

* Internal WLAN antenna

* Socket for external antenna: 2 x SMA

* Phone Jack: 1x RJ11 (VoIP, CS voice)

* Local management of the browser

* Dimensions: 226 x 153 x 52 mm

* System requirements: Windows XP SP3 or later, Mac OS x 10.7 or later

* Built-in slot for the SIM card: yes (microSIM)

* Sim lock: no

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If you need the external antenna for Huawei B525 Router, we would like to recommend below the two antennas. We had tested the antennas and they can work well with Huawei B525 LTE Router:

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

4G LTE Indoor Antenna (2 x SMA Connectors) for Huawei/ZTE 4G LTE Routers/Gateway/LTE CPE

 

If you prefer 4G outdoor antenna to get better signal, you could try below the antenna:

http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-lte-outdoor-antenna-2-x-sma-connectors.html

4G LTE Outdoor Antenna (2 x SMA Connectors) for Huawei/ZTE 4G LTE Routers/Gateway/LTE CPE

Huawei E5771 New 4G Pocket WiFi Router

As the famous vendor for mobile MiFi 4G routers, Huawei offers us a new model that succeeds to Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro E5770. With a notable feature, the new model Huawei E5771 does not have an LCD screen.

huawei E5771

 

The highlight of the Huawei E5771 Mobile WiFi is the huge 9600 mAh internal battery (non-removable) that provides up to 38 hours of operating time.

HUAWEI E5771

On the other hand, the E5771 has a small LED’s on the slice, which indicate the essential information, one for the data transfer activity, the other 4 indicating the status of the battery. In addition to these LEDs, the power button on the upper face and having the initials “Hi  ” comes alive with different colors of green, orange and red, indicating the reception quality of the 3G/4G signal.

HUAWEI E5771

Of course and as usual, all the indications SSID, Wifi password and Barcode to flash for a smartphone, are located under the hood of the Huawei E5771. Still under the hood, there is a SIM card slot in micro-SIM format and the slot for a micro-SD storage card (up to 32 GB), for storing data. The connected devices with E5771 could share the data in the storage card.

HUAWEI E5771

To configure and administer the Huawei E5771 Mobile Hotspot, user can log in a web interface accessible not only from a PC, but also access from the Hi-Link application for smartphone, which gives you access to essential functions.

 

 

On one side of the Huawei E5771, there are 2 USB ports, one in full size is designed to recharge a device such as a smartphone, thanks to its 9600mAh battery, and the other one is in micro-USB allowing charging of the E5771 hotspot.

HUAWEI E5771

The Huawei E5771 Hotspot comes with its charger, but also with its USB cable to connect the micro-USB port to the charger or the port of a PC. The special feature of this cable is that it also serves as a carrying strap for the case. It’s not stupid to have it always with you.

 

HUAWEI E5771

Huawei E5771 Specifications

 

Huawei E5771 is a 4G Category 4 router, allowing you downlink of up to 150 Mbps and uplink to 50 Mbps. The supported frequency bands are:

* (4G) LTE FDD 850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100MHz

* (4G) LTE TDD 1900/2300/2500/2600MHzMHz

* (3G): DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSUPA/HSDPA 2100/1900/1800/1700/900/850/800MHz
* (2G) GSM / GPRS / EDGE 1900/1800/900/850MHz

HUAWEI E5771

It is therefore compatible with almost all the operators over the world. And there are many variant models for various network frequency bands such Huawei E5771s-852, Huawei E5771s-856, Huawei E5771h-937 etc.. The Wi-Fi standard is 802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz (no ac 5GHz) , and it supports 10 simultaneous wireless users. The battery is given for 38 hours of operation and 500 hours in standby, it is not removable.

 

The HUAWEI E5771 is now available at www.4gltemall.com for a price of $ 189USD. There are 3 colors are available, White, Black or Gold.

 

Conclusion

For some users, the absence of an LCD is not good, since it is compensated by various indicator lights; the Huawei E5771 presents a rather nice aesthetics and especially a huge battery that offers an excellent practical function.

With the powerful network compatibility (not totally) and at an affordable price of $ 189, the Huawei E5771 is a good compromise, knowing nevertheless that it offers neither the category 6 to 300 Mbps nor WiFi ac 5 GHz. If you want a 4G mobile WiFi router with screen or with the latest LTE category 6 carrier aggregation technology, you may check the Netgear Aircard 790s or Huawei E5786 or E5787. They are the latest new models with advanced technology, but it’s a pity, they don’t have the large battery as E5771.

 

Huawei E8377 CarFi VS ZTE VFi MF905

More and more people show great dependence to WiFi, even when they are on the go, especially in a car. The manufacturers in China has notice the demand and provided solution for this. We had introduced Huawei CarFi E8377 many times in the past year. You may get familiar with it. And another Chinese vendor ZTE also provide the similar product ZTE VFi MF905 for the network demand in a car. Here come the questions: What’s the difference between Huawei E8377 and ZTE MF905? Which one is better? In this article, you will find the answer for this.

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Appearance

ZTE VFi MF905 comes later than Huawei E8377, but the two mobile WiFi hotspots look alike in shape and color. They are both in black color and used for cigarette cradle in a car. There is a USB port in the body, and of course there is a slot for SIM card in the two hotspots. But the SIM card slot in Huawei E8377 is covered by a small cap. The SIM card slot in MF905 is just above the USB port.  On the top side, the logo and LED indicators are shown. The power button is at the center of the top.

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Technical Specifications

They are both with LTE Category 4 technology, so they can achieve peak download speed to 150mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. The transmission date rates are very good for daily surfing. But whether the surfing speed could be stable when a car is in high speed driving, it still needs time to test.

 

As a follower, ZTE MF905 could support up to 8 wireless users to access internet while Huawei E8377 supports only 10 users. But in most cases, they are enough to use in a car. There is no official saying about the WiFi coverage distance, but we suppose there is no any problem for the WiFi to cover a whole car.

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Control

If user want to do some setup in the CarFi, they can connect the tablets, smartphones or PCs with WiFi and log in the web interface to setup. But here now, Huawei and ZTE also provide a new option for users. User can download the apps to setup the two CarFi. For Huawei E8377 CarFi, you may use “Huawei Mobile WiFi” app. And for ZTE MF905, the app name ZTE Link could be used for settings.

 

Frankly speaking, the two Car WiFi hotspots are very similar. We cannot tell which one is better from the specifications and features. Only the real test would tell which would have more stable and better performance. We will take a test next time in real driving situation to see this result.

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If you had read some review before, there is also other solution for the Car WiFi. The model number is Huawei E8372 and Alcatel W800. They are in the shape of USB dongle, not like the E8377 and MF905. But with the cigarette plug, it would be also OK to use in a car. If you want to know more details of them, welcome to check on www.4gltemall.com .

 

NetGear Presents hotspot 4G AirCard 810 (AC810S)

NetGear AC810: a new hotspot for future

The Netgear AC810 is a new 4G hotspot router that works with the SIM card of a mobile operator in micro-SIM format. Compatible Class 11 for 4G LTE, it achieves data rates up to 600 Mbps. We also note the presence of a Dual Band mode (2.4GHz and 5GHz) to get better rates. We also note that it is compatible with networks 4G LTE and 3G in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, as well as 3G networks worldwide. That’s great to take the aircard 810s when traveling.

The body of netgear 810s is really small and can therefore be taken easily in a bag or even a pocket.

Netgear aircard 810s front

Accessories included with the AC810S

The Aircard 810s obviously have a removable battery for obtaining a range of up to 11 hours in use and 250 hours standby. A USB3.0 cable enables charging on USB and a USB Power Adapter is provided. A cable for the Jump Boost Technology recharges other smartphones based on the battery from the AC810.

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Multiple connections

The Netgear AC810S can connect through the simple creation of a Wi-Fi 802.11 ac standard. By default, it already has a network name and a password, which are indicated under the battery but you can easily change these settings through the onboard menu.

 

Automatic management of the SIM card

If you insert a SIM card that also includes calls, SMS and MMS and not just the data as in our tests, you can view the SMS directly on the AC810 via the Messages menu. Here we have used a SIM card from France network carrier Bouygues Telecom. We must then enter the PIN code of the SIM card so that the hotspot automatically retrieves the operator settings.

Netgear Aircard 810s sim slot

 

A touch screen for the Netgear AC810s

The screen quality is good but do not expect to the retina. Here the touch screen is simple but effective; it navigates in the menus like on a smartphone. The buttons and back home are also tactile. This is a 2.4-inch LCD colors. This screen also allows checking the quality of connection, the connection type, the data consumed and the number of days remaining for this contract. It’s very useful for users.

Netgear Aircard 810s Antenna connectors

We tested the hotspot with an iPhone, an iPad and a MacBook Pro connected simultaneously and did not encounter any problems. Indeed, the Aircard AC810 is able to accommodate up to 11 devices simultaneously.

 

AC 810 Hotspot Features

We note that the menu offers access to operators and settings that can enable WiFi 5GHz mode, allowing for better transfer rates essentially with the 4G high speed. Of course, your equipment must be compatible with the Wi-Fi standard in order to make the best. This is actually the wireless N.

 

 

Here are the full specifications for Netgear Aircard 810s for reference:

Network technology
  • 4G LTE, Class 11 with triple-band carrier aggregation
  • DC-HSPA+, HSPA+, HSPA
  • 4G LTE
  • 3G

 

Network bands supported
  • 4G LTE FDD 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
  • 4G LTE TDD 2300/2600 MHz
  • 3G 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

 

Wireless
  • 11ac/b/g/n
  • Wifi Dual Band 2.4 or 5 GHz

 

Required configuration
  • 11ac WiFi-enabled device/b/g/n 2.4 or 5 GHz
  • Windows 10, 8, 8.1 and 7 (32/64 bit), Windows RT, Windows Vista (SP2, 32/64 bit), XP (SP3, Media Center Edition 32/64 bit) or Mac OS X 7.0 or later

 

Physical characteristics
  • Dimensions: 112 x 69 x 15.5 mm
  • Weight: 132 g
  • SIM card type: Micro SIM (3FF)
  • Independent activity: until 11 am
  • Standby time: up to 260 hours
  • Display: touch screen 2.4 “

 

Package contents
  • mobile hotspot AirCard 810 (AC810)
  • removable lithium-ion battery (2930 mAh)
  • Cable for Jump Boost
  • wall Charger
  • USB cable with Micro USB Connector
  • Quick Start Guide

We will propose soon a test for mobile use with flow measurements in several situations. Check more Netgear Aircard 4G hotspots here: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-wireless-router/netgear-4g-lte-router.html

 

TP-LINK M7650 LTE Cat11 Mobile WiFi Hotspot

Internet is now very important for our daily life. So there is a great demand of gadgets for wireless connection from users. The alternative of using a mobile phone as a WiFi access point or modem is not always comfortable, and when running this function, the mobile phone may consume much battery that cannot always afford. TP-LINK gives us another option for wireless connection: TP-LINK M7650 4G LTE WiFi Router.

 

This TP-LINK M7650 is a new mobile pocket WiFi router upgrading from its predecessor TP-Link M7350 and is compatible with the standard LTE CAT11, which allows speeds up to 600 Mbps. It’s the most attractive feature on M7650 MiFi which also uses the protocol WiFi AC to work with the bandwidth of 5 GHz, less congested and more stable. The TP-link M7650 is compact to carry smoothly in your backpack or briefcase and with a battery of 3,000 mAh to use throughout an entire working day.

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The TP-LINK M7650 is very interesting for professionals who regularly work with your laptop outside the office, and it’s a great partner for travel. This portable WiFi router can insert a SIM data card and start connecting with the Internet in just seconds. This versatility is very useful as an alternative to using our own smartphone as a WiFi access point. The TP-LINK M7650 is based on Qualcomm chipset and compatible with the network 4G CAT11, with maximum speeds of up to 600 Mbps. So multiple devices could connect to TP-Link M7650 and surf in high speed. The maximum supported user could reach to 32 terminals.

 

 

This means that the M7650 Mobile WiFi is ready for the future, because currently the main operators could only provide top speeds of 300 Mbps. In addition, another advantage of TP-LINK M7650 is compatible with the network protocol WiFi AC. This protocol works simultaneously on both the bandwidth of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. This first width of 2.4 GHz is used by the vast majority of devices. However, the main problem is that it is very congested. This causes interference and loss of signal quality. Meanwhile, the bandwidth of 5 GHz is faster and more stable. The maximum speeds supported by the TP-LINK M7650 are 300 Mbps bandwidth in the 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps in the 5 GHz. 

 

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Today, most launched mid- range and high-end devices, including smartphones and tablets and laptops, already incorporate support WiFi AC. The TP-LINK M7650 uses a compact design to smoothly take in trips and journeys. Within the design of the TP-LINK M7650, we must highlight the small screen from which we can view key data as the connection speed at which we are transmitting data, consumed data, the number of connected devices or the status of the battery.

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Speaking of battery, this model integrates with a capacity of 3,000 mAh that helps us work throughout the whole day without having to worry about power-off. And there is an option to expand the internal space to save files directly to the access point through a MicroSD memory card up to 32 GB. Users connected with the M7650 could share the files freely.

 

Here now, we only know the Netgear Aircard 810s has similar specifications to TP-Link M7650 mobile WiFi hotspot. And the aircard 810s is already available for Australia network provider Telstra. TP-link M7650 would be available for Spain carrier. We would update the news on www.4gltemall.com once it’s available here.

 

ZTE MF286 4G LTE Cat6 Wireless Router Review

With the development of LTE network technology, more and more network providers are trying to upgrade the network to LTE advanced with carrier aggregation. Then more and more users are demanding for LTE Cat6 equipments so as to achieve possible fast downlink and uplink speed. Finally, ZTE presents its first LTE category 6 wireless router since Huawei had its LTE cat6 router E5186 and E5175 on sale for long time.

ZTE MF286

Built-in battery for Mobile Use

ZTE MF286 looks similar to the traditional wireless home router, but in this new router, ZTE had designed a built-in battery so that users can not only use the MF286 as a stationary router at home, but also take the MF286 router outdoor for mobile use. With the 3000 mAh battery, ZTE MF286 can support a conference call for up to 4 hours or share a 4G network for up to 3 hours. It can’t be taken in a pocket like ZTE MF970 LTE Cat6 MiFi, but it’s useful for multiple devices’ network support.

 

ZTE MF286

High-speed 4G Connection

Like the Huawei 4G LTE Cat6 routers, ZTE MF286 can achieve peak download speed to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps on LTE networks. The speed is almost the double of the current speed on LTE Cat4. If user downloads a movie of 1GB, it may only take few seconds on this speed. ZTE MF286 Router can achieve this due to the Qualcomm WTR3925 RF transceiver chipset based on the 28 nm process with the Qualcomm MDM9230 modem based on the 20 nm process. The new chipsets perform better and consume less power than its predecessors.

 

Dual-band WiFi and support for 802.11ac

Compare with the current home routers, ZTE MF286 CPE has almost the highest level to support WiFi 802.11b/g/n/ac and 3 x 3 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology with three spatial streams for maximum performance. It operates on both 2.4 GHz with great wall-penetration capabilities and 5 GHz with a lower chance of picking up interference. The powerful gadget also supports gigabit wired connections so that it is possible to copy files over a LAN at a speed higher than 80 MB/s.

 

In the test, ZTE MF286 proves to have good signal coverage; it can cover an office larger than 500 square meters. The signal attenuation is not obvious even at a point far from the device. Internet surfing is smooth, even in a meeting room separated by glass doors.

ZTE MF286

High-Definition VoLTE Call

Conference calls are an indispensible part of business interactions. As a standard feature for high-end wireless routers, ZTE MF286 supports advanced VoLTE voice calls. You can connect it to a telephone or a conference hands-free telephone system to get a much better call quality than regular telephone calls.

 

With 4 RJ-45 Ethernet ports, there is a USB port which connects a USB disk to share pictures, files or videos among the users on the same WiFi network. As ZTE’s first 4G LTE Cat6 router, the MF286 Router has many selling points which are practical for users. But Huawei E5186 has been on the market almost one year ahead of ZTE MF286, we can’t tell whether the MF286 will gain the trust from customers even though Huawei E5186 CPE doesn’t have the battery.

 

Netgear AirCard 790 4G Mobile Router Review

Now that most cell phones have features to share the wireless Internet connection, such routes may be convenient if there are multiple users to share a mobile broadband connection.

Many wireless routers for mobile broadband are either locked to a specific carrier, or they have quite a few limitations. Netgear new 4G router Aircard 790 is not locked to any carrier, which supports most frequency bands and could be used around the world, and the Netgear 790S is so packed with features that we have not seen in any of other similar routers that are usually offered from operators themselves.

Netgear Aircard AC790S (2)

The router AirCard 790 is slightly smaller but thicker than a mobile phone. Here are our first impressions:

 

Supports 4G in Category 6

Netgear Aircard AC790S (3)

The user interface is easy to use via the touch screen.

 

 

Netgear AirCard 790 price is better now than few months ago since the successor Netgear Aircard 810s is available now. Netgear 4G routers are much more advanced than the average router. The Aircard 790 support 4G (LTE) Category 6, thus speeds up to 300/50 Mbps. And when you share mobile network, the WiFi standard is made via dual-band 802.11ac at both 2.4 and 5 GHz simultaneously. Up to 15 devices can connect to the router simultaneously, and you can easily set up a guest network.

Netgear Aircard AC790S (1)

 

Handsome touchscreen

The Netgear AC790S router is very easy to use. After you’ve installed your SIM card and turned on the router, the network name (SSID) and wifi password will show on the screen. You can easily enter and change settings directly from the touch screen of the router. And enter http: //netgear.aircard in the browser on your PC, you can possibly manage the AC790S Router wirelessly.

 

The touch screen is incredibly handsome, which allows you to do everything you normally need in a browser user interface, and in a very intuitive way. Via the screen, you also have an overview of how much data you’ve used. You can also see which devices are connected to the router, limiting the number of units, and optionally block unwanted devices.

Netgear Aircard AC790S (5)

There are two connectors for an external antenna.

 

Battery life is rated at 11 hours, and you can select the transmitting power of WiFi network so you can save energy if you use the router at a short distance. You can of course use the router by connected with the USB to PC. Otherwise, the router can also be used wireless for your mobile phone.

Aircard 790s-settings-router-port forwarding

We mentioned that the router can be connected to an external antenna. Netgear even sells an antenna to increase antenna efficiency by up to 50 percent. We 4gltemall.com also provides suitable budget external antenna for Netgear Aircard 790s which had been used by many users and proved to be reliable: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-ts-9-connector.html

Netgear Aircard 790s Network-APN ADD

 

Conclusion: A super router

In all, we have a very good impression of Netgear AirCard 790. We have used it a little while when commuting by train, and the AC790S router has served impeccable. It does not get much more via the Internet sharing feature in your mobile phone, but with the mobile broadband Netgear 790s, users can do much more than expected. What’s more, it save much power consumption for mobile phone.

Netgear Aircard 810 – World’s Fastest 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

Netgear has launched a new mobile hotspot AirCard 810 on the market. The device has been shown in January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Now it is also available in this Australia for the network provider Telstra and named Telstra WiFi 4G Advanced III, and Netgear 810 is visually similar to its predecessor Netgear AirCard 790. However, the new model Netgear AC810S has some additional features that we will test in more detail.

Netgear aircard 810s front

The most important change is the support for LTE Cat. 11, which means the mobile Wi-Fi hotspot can support mobile data transfers at up to 600 Mbit/s, a speed that the bundling of three 20MHz and distribute a UMTS or LTE-based Internet access to up to 15 devices. Thus, the aircard 810 is currently the fastest mobile hotspot on the market.

 

 

In many countries, such high speeds of the mobile network are not yet available. However, the current mainstream providers offer top speeds of 300 or 225 Mbit/s over 4G networks, which achieve higher maximum data rates for mobile Internet access. Now Netgear AirCard 810 seems to be a corresponding future-proof device.

netgear aircard 810 package content

2G Network Support is Missing

However, the aircard 810 is not perfect actually. Although top speeds over LTE are made ​​possible and also in the UMTS networks downstream possible speeds are up to 42 Mbit/s due to DC-HSPA technology, netgear 810s can’t access to the GSM, GPRS and EDGE networks. The 2G access should be at least a basic supply for use in geographic areas, where simply no UMTS or LTE expansion exists. The distribution of an already very slow Internet access via WiFi to multiple other devices is certainly less sensible. The Netgear AC810S router can be but also connect directly via USB to a computer and then used as a wired modem for internet access.

netgear AC810S home

Another interesting innovation compared with the Netgear AirCard 790 is the ability to not only redistribute a mobile Internet access, but also an existing wireless network. The Aircard 810 router can ensure for better reception as a repeater, especially work as a hotel hotspot and similar Internet-access distributed over several devices.

 

Netgear Aircard 810s sim slot

A big advantage over Aircard 810s mobile hotspots from other manufacturers is the ability to make many settings directly via the touchscreen. Quick SSID or change the password? No problem. After inserting a new SIM, the Internet settings do not have to be entered manually. This could also do directly on the touch screen.

Netgear Aircard 810s Antenna connectors

 

The Netgear 810 touchscreen dimensions of 112 x 69 x 15.5 millimeter are also one of the main criticisms over its predecessor: The display reflects very strong. It also takes fingerprints on unusually strong, which looks ugly if intensity of use and you do not wipe the screen clean repeatedly.

 

About the screen, the most important is that not all operating steps for Netgear AirCard 810 are accessible. Those who need access to all settings can use the web frontend via the Internet browser of a connected computer. Here, for example, Wi-Fi hotspots also can be set to be redistributed to the Netgear handheld. Once set, the AirCard 810 automatically uses one of the configured hotspots instead of UMTS or LTE as soon as one of the wireless access is received.

Netgear Aircard 810 web interface (1)

Apps for almost all smartphones and tablets

Another possibility to adjust the configuration of the Netgear aircard 810 router is the Netgear APP. Netgear offers Mobile Apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Network access is naturally only possible if the smartphone or tablet is connected to the mobile hotspot. The Netgear AirCard 810 weighs 132 grams, making it even four grams lighter than its predecessor. Above all, the device is easier to handle and lighter than many current smartphones. The handheld is completely pocket-fit. It is important to remember that cell phone coverage and wireless range suffer if the unit is operated close to the body.

 

 

We have tested the Netgear AirCard 810 in mobile networks. The reception was well in both LTE and the UMTS field network. By eliminating the 2G, the Aircard 810 router connection has often still held to UMTS or LTE network in less-served regions, without the need for manual adjustments. In LTE 1800 network, we came up data transfer rates of 120 Mbit/s downstream. This is a good value. But we could not test Carrier aggregation at 1800 and 2600 MHz.

 

Netgear Aircard 810 web interface (2)

WLAN at 2.4 and 5 GHz

The Netgear AC810S router sends the default wireless frequency range of 2.4 GHz, as an option, 5 GHz is also available. Moreover, it is possible to establish also a guest mode. Compounds can be easily prepared by WPS. The range of the hotspot is considerably higher than that of the Huawei E5372, which we used for comparison. It is important to remember that it is not a very recent model of the Huawei MiFi.

Netgear Aircard 810 web interface (3)

The battery of the Netgear 810s hotspots has a capacity of 2930 mAh. The manufacturer promises eleven hours operating time. We have achieved more than ten hours in practice. Particularly pleasing: Unlike many competitors, aircard 810 allows the battery exchange also. Also interesting is the possibility to use the mobile hotspot as a battery pack, such as a smartphone entrained recharge.

Netgear Aircard 810 web interface (5)

 

Conclusion:

The Netgear AirCard 810 is not cheap now at www.4gltemall.com. This is a device that has convinced functions during the test even after long hours of continuous operation and thanks to LTE Cat. 11, the technology dominates the near future. The MiFi is well made and is pocket-fit. If required, connect an external antenna.

Netgear Aircard 810 web interface (6)

The pity is the lack of GPRS and EDGE. Another criticism is the supported LTE frequency ranges. Although all common in Europe bands are covered, it lacks some LTE frequencies for the American market, so you may only use 3G network in American areas with the Aircard 810. But in all, the Aircard 810s is a very good mobile router to commend for travelling over the world.