Huawei E5787 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

Huawei E5787 is a new mobile LTE Hotspot which has been released last year and now it’s available for many network providers in Asia and Europe. This is the successor to the popular Huawei E5786 from the year 2014. As the predecessor, the E5786 modem supports up to 300 MBit/s in the downlink (LTE category 6), technically speaking, not much has changed. The new Huawei E5787 has the large touch screen on the front, with which the hotspot is particularly easy to use. In the test, you will see the detail features of the Huawei E5787 and the specifications.

Huawei E5787
Huawei E5787

Appearance

The Huawei E5787 is available in black and white. The device is slightly smaller than the predecessor Huawei E5786 and works overall quite inconspicuous. The large touchscreen display is visible on the front, but an LED indication is not available. At the top of the hotspot is the power button, there is a micro-USB port as well as two TS-9 antenna connectors. In addition to the power supply and USB charging cable, it also includes a small hand loop in the package, which can be attached to the router.

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The first impression is quite good. After inserting the SIM card as well as the battery (nano-SIM cards with adapter on MicroSIM work safely) you have to start the Huawei E5787 over a long press on the power button. If you do not use a completely exotic provider, the LTE Hotspot configures itself completely automatically and after entering the SIM PIN you are already online.

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Technical specifications

The Huawei E5787 is sold worldwide in several variants, which support different frequency ranges. The Huawei E5787s-33a is available in Europe and is compatible with all frequency bands that are important in Europe, but can also be used on other continents. Unfortunately, with the chipset has not changed in comparison to the predecessor, there is still “only” LTE Cat6 with 300 MBit/s. Many smartphones such as the Huawei P10  or the Samsung Galaxy S8 are already offer at least 600 MBit/s in the downlink with higher-level chipst, and the Netgear AirCard 810 touch screen hotspot is also providing faster service.

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Manufacturer & Model: Huawei E5787s-33a
Technologies: LTE / 4G (Cat6) | UMTS / 3G GSM / 2G
Frequency ranges: * LTE: 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600

* UMTS: 850/900/1900/2100

* GSM: 850/900/1800/1900

Maximum speed: * LTE: 300Mbps down, 50Mbit/s up

* UMTS: 42.2 Mbit/s down, 5.76 Mbps up (when using DC-HSPA+)

* GSM: 236 kbps (when using EDGE)

WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS 802.11a/b/g/n/ac to 867 Mbps 2 × 2 MIMO | 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
Software tested: Firmware version: 21.312.11.00.00
Others: * 2 x external antenna connector (type TS-9)

* Touchscreen 2.4 inch

* Replaceable battery 3,000 mAh

* MicroUSB connector

Operation & Touchscreen

The E5787 is Huawei’s first mobile WLAN router with touch-screen operation. The display is 2.4 inches in size and provides a color display. The plastic cover over the display reflects quite strongly and the display quality of the display is not comparable to that of current smartphones, but much worse. You can recognize all the contents well, but when you look at the display, it is somewhat brighter. But the response of the screen is good, and usually one seldom uses the display at an LTE Hotspot.

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The speed of the software and the response speed of the touchscreen could be convincing. Huawei offers a much better experience in the E5787 hotspot than Netgear AirCard 790 or AirCard 810 Hotspot. Also, the software is quite appealing, without losing the functionality from the eye.

 

On the start screen, all important functions are displayed by default. This includes a large time display including the date as well as the status bar Information about reception, WLAN and battery. Access to further functions or the settings is obtained by unlocking the E5787 with a “Swipe” to the left. In the main menu, there are the 6 menu items “Connection Wizard”, “Energy Saving Mode”, “SSID and Password”, “SMS”, “Settings” and “Info”.

In addition to the touchscreen operation, a web interface is also available, which can be accessed via the IP address 192.168.8.1. In addition, the Huawei HiLink app is also available for iOS and Android, with which a configuration is also possible.

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LTE up to 300 MBit/s

Theoretically, the Huawei E5787 with its LTE Cat6 modem reaches speeds of up to 300 MBit/s in the downlink. For this purpose, the hotspot bundles two frequency bands by carrier aggregation technology, provided that the mobile radio network also makes this technology available. In the test, speed tests were carried out with SIM cards from Vodafone and Telekom, but only in the frequency range around 800 megahertz, in particular to be able to test the reception and the speed in remote areas. The Huawei E5787 made a good figure here, especially in comparison with various smartphones, reception is often better and the data rates were slightly higher. In case of doubt, an external antenna can also be connected for the purpose of improving the reception; the necessary two TS-9 connectors are hidden under a side cover. If you need the Huawei E5787 external antenna, you may try this one: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-ts-9-connector.html

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WLAN without Extender

Devices can be connected to the Internet either via the USB port or via WLAN. The cable connection worked in the test without problems, but most users will probably use WLAN. The maximum speed over WLAN is 867 Mbps, up to 10 devices can be connected at the same time. The Huawei E5787 supports both the frequency range around 2.4 GHz as well as the 5 GHz, the simultaneous use in the dualband mode is unfortunately not possible. In the test there was no problems with the WLAN. It is nice that the WLAN access data are no longer displayed in the display like on some previous Huawei hotspots, but are only displayed on demand, so as the important settings such as WLAN SSID, WLAN password.

A major disadvantage of the Huawei E5787 compared to many other LTE hotspots: a so-called WLAN extender or WLAN repeater is missing. The predecessor E5786 had still integrated the function, with which one can use an existing WLAN network as Internet access, but in the E5787, Huawei disabled the function for unknown reasons. It’s really a pity.

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Battery & Other

The battery of the Huawei E5787 has a capacity of 3.000 mAh. The battery can easily be replaced by the user, which is an advantage compared to the predecessor model Huawei E5786. So you can buy a second battery or in the case of a battery defect, quickly replace it even outside the warranty period. In continuous test operation with an average of 3 WLAN devices connected simultaneously to 2.4 GHz, the run time was around 10 hours.

The E5787 offers the possibility to also be used as an external battery (“Powerbank”), which can charge an empty smartphone with power off. For a full charge, it should not be enough with most current smartphones, so the Powerbank function is therefore more suitable for the emergency.

Conclusion

The Huawei E5787 is a very good LTE hotspot. The touch screen operation was well implemented and the software was designed appealing. The modem performance was good in the test and the maximum speed of 300 MBit/s should be sufficient for most users, but it is disappointing that Huawei “only” installed an LTE Cat6 modem and the E5787 has no great technical improvement. Also some practical functions are missing: the simultaneous spark on 2.4 and 5 Gigahertz is not supported and support of a maximum of 10 devices at the same time in comparison with the competition also somewhat obsolete. Nevertheless: if one can ignore the few criticism points, the Huawei E5787 a very good mobile LTE hotspot to recommend.

 

Huawei E5785 LTE Cat6 Hotspot Released

We had introduced the four recommended 4G LTE Cat6 mobile hotspots previous, here now a new mobile hotspot with LTE cat6 (downlink speed up to 300Mbps) released by Huawei. If you are looking for a mobile LTE Hotspot with LTE Cat6, you get a new option. The manufacturer Huawei offers the device named Huawei E5785. The LTE router with battery is technically strongly related to the predecessor model Huawei E5786, but offers a replaceable battery. In the download the E5785 MiFi reaches up to 300 MBit/s, in the upload up to 50 MBit/s.

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Huawei E5785

The Huawei E5785 is available in black and white and has a small display on the front, which displays status information such as the reception and the data volume consumed, but the display cannot be operated. We also introduced the predecessor sister model Huawei E5787 mobile WiFi, which is still the only router in the Huawei range that has a touchscreen display. The battery of the Huawei E5785 offers a capacity of 3,000 mAh and can easily be changed by the user. According to the manufacturer, approximately 12 hours of operating time are possible with a full battery charge.

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The Huawei E5785 provides a micro USB port for charging and data transfer. In addition, there are two connections for an external LTE antenna(Check Huawei E5785 external 4G antenna). The WLAN module works on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, up to 16 devices can be connected to the hotspot at the same time. Whether a WLAN Extender function was installed, is not known yet. The Huawei E5785 MiFi is operated either via a browser web interface or via an app from Android and iOS devices. Some basic settings can also be selected directly on the device, using both the menu button and the power button directly on the E5785.

 

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Availability of the Huawei E5785

So far, the Huawei E5785 LTE Cat6 Hotspot seems to be available in Europe only in Poland, with the providers Play and T-Mobile. The exact model number for the Polish market is E5785Lh-22c; the Huawei E5785 is also easily usable in other European countries due to the support for LTE 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz (band 20, 3, 7). However, you should be careful with other E5785 model numbers in Asia and the Middle East, which may support other frequency ranges. We will update more information about the Huawei E5785 later.

How to Update Huawei E5786s-32a Firmware

This article describes how to upgrade the Huawei E5786s-32a firmware to 21.297.03.00.309 firmware version. This update activates the Wi-Fi Extender function that is not implemented in the firmware of all E5786 routers, although it is mentioned in the technical specifications.

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The Wi-Fi Extender function allows the Huawei E5786 router to switch from the 4G network to a WiFi network available around so that you can access the WiFi network, in order to save your Data plan. If the WiFi signal is lost, the router switches automatically to the data network.

 

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Disclaimer:

This operation is absolutely not supported by the manufacturer HUAWEI, in case of error during the operation of flashing of your firmware, you could make your router inoperative and totally out of service. At the slightest doubt or error message, do not continue the operation. On the other hand, by performing this operation, you lose all guarantees for your device, and any repair operation would be at your expense. We 4gltemall.com are not liable for any damages on your device if you carry out this operation which takes place at your own risk.

 

 

We started with the following versions of the software (firmware) and WEB GUI (UI) installed by default on the E5786 in our possession:

Hardware version: CL3E5786SM

Software version: 21.297.03.00.309

Web UI Version: 17.100.05.00.309

 

 

To upgrade to following software (firmware) and WEB GUI (UI) versions:

Hardware version: CL3E5786SM

Software version: 21.303.07.00.00

Web UI Version: 17.100.09.03.03

 

 

Update of the 24/11/2016(New versions):

Hardware version: CL3E5786SM

Software version: 21.313.17.00.00

Web UI Version: 17.100.14.01.03

 

The new firmware version essentially fixes security issues related to open-ssl.

 

First of all, you have to install the HUAWEI drivers, for this we recommend installing the application “Mobile WiFi” whose sources are on the flash memory of the router. This application installs the appropriate drivers for a full USB connection.

 

Use a good quality USB data cable to connect your router to your PC, we recommend that you use the one provided with the device. You should see a drive containing the application; we installed this application in version 1.12.00.309 on Windows 10 without difficulty. Once this application is installed, the firmware update program is able to communicate with the E5786 Router.

 

 

Operations

 

When your router is detected after launching the program, the program may ask you for a flash code or flashcode in a small window that opens, be careful, it is not a network unlock code, but a code that allows the firmware to be updated.

 

To obtain the code of flashing, it is necessary to identify the IMEI number of your device, it is generally written on the box and the body label of the device. We can give you the flashing code, this operation is absolutely free.

 

Download the firmware file © Huawei:

Huawei_E5786s-32a_Update_21.303.07.00.00.zip

(MD5 sum 392d4c74c7ab254fa42726959931a690)

Then download the WEB_UI © Huawei:

Huawei_E5786_WEBUI_17.100.09.03.03_NE5.zip

(MD5 sum c55a341dc5e9c6844c1f744d1fc57d39)

 

Update of 24/11/2016:

Download the firmware file © Huawei:

Huawei_E5786s-32a_Update_21.313.17.00.00.zip

(MD5 sum 4ae941e2b6d3a1a2b418f2c45f6fd11c)

Then download the WEB_UI © Huawei:

Huawei_E5786_WEBUI_17.100.14.01.03_NE5.zip

(MD5 sum b0f179cc2d875c23ed03c81a45610695)

 

 

In the following procedure, simply adapt the text according to the firmware and UI versions you are using. Start by running the firmware update 21.303.07.00.00. Make sure your PC is properly charged if you are using a laptop, and that your E5786 is also fully charged so you do not risk a battery failure during the software update. And the update process would not be suspended.

We recommend that you disconnect the network connection of the PC you are using and then disable your antivirus to avoid interference with the flash.

 

Then start the program Huawei_E5786_Update_21.303.07.00.00.exe right click “run as administrator” under Windows. A dialog box starts by scanning the USB ports of the PC looking for the device, if it does not find it; make sure that your drivers are properly installed. It is during this phase that the program is likely to ask you for the code of “flashing”.

 

 

Your device will restart, in principle your settings are retained, but you will have to re-enter the PIN code of the SIM card.

 

When the operation is finished, you must update the interface

Web UI Version: 17.100.09.03.03

 

Select the program 2_Update_WEBUI_17.100.09.03.03_NE5.exe right click “run as administrator” under Windows. The sequence is identical to the previous phase, but you will not be prompted for the flash code.

 

After updating the 2 elements, your interface offers several languages; choose the one that suits you.

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And you will see the new home page.

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In the new home page, you can see a WiFi Extender button at the right side of the ON/OFF and DATA buttons. In the settings you will now see a “WIFI Extender” column.

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This Wi-Fi Extender menu allows you to select a WiFi network and enter the security key. The priority menu is used to define whether the router should automatically connect to the WiFi network. Please note that now you will also find the Wi-Fi Extender menu in the Hilink app on Android or IOS as well as in the internal menu of the router.

 

If you would like to know more about Huawei E5786, welcome to click here: http://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-e5786-4g-lte-cat6-mobile-wifi.html

Huawei E5787 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

A new router successor to Huawei MiFi E5786 Hotspot has appeared on the market in early summer last summer, it is the Huawei E5787, also named Huawei E5787 Mobile WiFi Touch.

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The Huawei E5787 Mobile WiFi Touch is a 4G+ category 6 router, allowing a download speed of 300 Mbps and a download speed of 50 Mbps. Always broadcasting WiFi 802.11ac, it broadcasts on the 2.4 GHz and 5 Ghz frequencies. It is of course backwards compatible with 2G and 3G and supports 802.11 b/g/n in addition to ac.

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There are 2 main novelties for this E5787 compared to its predecessor Huawei E5786.

 

  1. A large 2.4-inch screen is now in front, but most importantly, it is tactile and gives access to operating and configuration menus. This functionality gives it the nickname of WiFi touch. The screen of Huawei E5786 can only show the connection status and data consumption, if users want to operate the setting for WIFI and password, they have to log in the web page to setup.

 

  1. Unlike the E5786, the battery of Huawei E5787 is removable. This 3000mAh battery gives 12 hours of autonomy to this router. The battery of E5786 can’t be removed.

For the rest of the characteristics, we can find more features as below:

1. Capacity of 10 simultaneous Wifi users.

2. Possibility to connect a PC via the micro-USB port.

3. The two TS-9 connectors for an external antenna.
4.
With nano HPM Cortex A9 processor, it supported 4G bands are:

* LTE FDD: 1/3/5/7/8/20 (800/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz)
Note: It still lacks the 700 MHz (B28).
* LTE TDD: 38/40/41 (2300/2500/2600MHz)
5. Dimensions of 109 x 58 x 7.5mm, therefore significantly thinner than its predecessor E5786. And the weight of 155g, it’s easy to take away when on the go.
6. One micro SD card slot, connected users could share files in the SD card plugged in.

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We can find the metallic border that surrounds the case, which is the high-end smartphone way. Moreover, the Huawei E5787 router is available in different colors, such as Black, White, and Silver. You will have to wait a little to acquire it, because it is available only in rare countries, but no worries, you can get unlocked Huawei E5787 from www.4gltemall.com. You don’t need worry about the compatibility because it supports many LTE 4G bands. We will take the test for Huawei Mobile WiFi Touch E5787 in near future.

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Four LTE Category 6 Mobile Hotspots to Recommend

LTE networks are becoming the mainstream available in many countries and areas. With LTE technology, users can enjoy high speed surfing, online games or watching videos etc..The good news is that this is not the end. The LTE technologies are also evolved to LTE advanced and it’s said the 5G network is under test now.

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Currently, many carriers are trying to upgrade the LTE Category 3 or 4 to the latest advanced Category 6 with carrier aggregation technology (in short: CA). With LTE-advanced technology, the LTE data rate could be improved to double faster than that of the current LTE cat4. Theoretically, the peak download speed could reach 300mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. Here comes a question, which device could support the LTE Cat6 advanced networks and achieve this speed? Today, we would recommend a few similar mobile WiFi hotspot supporting LTE advanced carrier aggregation technology from vendors.

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Huawei E5786

Huawei E5786 should be the first LTE Cat6 mobile WiFi available in the market with Huawei own Hisilicon chipset. It has three branch models: E5786s-32a, E5786s-62a, E5786s-63a. The Huawei E5786s-63a and E5786s-62a are for the network providers in Australia and they had new name “Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced Pro X” and “Optu 4G WiFi modem” respectively. There are white and black colors available. But you can get the unlocked version from www.4gltemall.com for global use. Like its predecessors Huawei E5573 and E5577, the branch models could support different LTE frequency bands for different carriers and areas. Up to 10 wireless users could connect to Huawei E5786 and surf at high speed. There is a LCD screen in the front with power button. The back cover could be removed, but the 3000mAh battery is built-in. The SIM card and Micro SD card slots could be seen when back cover removed. There are two TS-9 connectors for external 4G LTE/3G antenna.

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As the world’s first LTE Cat6 mobile 4G router, Huawei E5786 is the best seller in similar gadgets. If you like this mobile hotspot, you’d better to check the network frequency bands and choose the right in the branch models.

 

Check more specification and details about Huawei E5786:

http://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-e5786-4g-lte-cat6-mobile-wifi.html

 

Netgear Aircard 790s

Netgear Aircard 790s is the second LTE cat6 mobile router available in the market. Based the predecessor Netgear Aircard 782s, it looks similar to the 782s aircard. Unlike the Huawei E5786, the screen of Aircard 790s is capacitive screen, where user can operate and do simple settings for the mobile hotspot. The power button is on the top side, the bottom side has two connectors for external antenna (TS-9 type). The USB port is also special with 3.0 port, but with the device, Netgear provides the USB 2.0 cable. The back cover could also be removed, so as the battery. The battery capacity is 2930mAh. The SIM card slot could be seen after battery is pulled out. No slot for Micro SD card. With Qualcomm MDM9230 chipset, Aircard 790s could support up to 15 wireless WiFi-enabled devices. With the touchscreen, Netgear Aircard 790s is attractive for many users in practical functions.

 

Check more specification and details about Netgear Aircard 790s: http://www.4gltemall.com/netgear-aircard-790s-4g-mobile-hotspot.html

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ZTE UFi MF970

Following the steps of the above two vendors, ZTE released the UFi MF970. It looks common like its predecessor MF910. MF970 was already available for Vodafone 4G contract. The front middle is the screen to indicate the connection status. User can do simple settings through the power and menu button. The power and menu button is on the top side. The back cover can’t be removed, so the battery can’t be changed. And there are also two connectors for external LTE/3G antenna. Like Netgear Aircard 790s, there is no slot for Micro SD card. Also with Qualcomm chipset MDM9230, ZTE UFi MF970 could support up to 14 wireless users. The battery is only 2300mAh, which is much lower than the above two similar hotspots. The design of ZTE MF970 looks cool. Other features are very similar to the competitors above.

 

Check more specification and details about ZTE UFi MF970:

http://www.4gltemall.com/zte-ufi-mf970-lte-cat6-mobile-wifi-hotspot.html

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Alcatel One Touch Y900

Alcatel One Touch Y900, also called Alcatel Link Y900 4G+, looks special in the appearance. The signal bars on the front side looks cool but are not really interesting. In all the four LTE cat6 mobile routers, the Y900 is the only which doesn’t have a LCD display. There is only a power button on the body with the WPS button on the other side of the button. The back cover could be removed for changing the battery and inserting SIM card and SD storage card. The big battery is interesting, which has 3600mAh capacity and not only working long time, but also charge other electronics to work like a power bank. What’s amazing, the Alcatel Y900 could support up to 32 wireless users to access internet. In the four devices, Alcatel Y900 seems to be the most powerful mobile hotspot. I personally like this one more.

 

Check more specification and details about Alcatel One Touch Y900: http://www.4gltemall.com/alcatel-link-y900-4g-led-mobile-hotspot.html

 

The above four LTE cat6 mobile hotspot should be the most popular for LTE advanced networks. You need prefer to the vendor brands, prices, or the functions. We suppose you would choose the right one for the high speed surfing on the go!

More images about the features:

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Huawei E5377 4G Mobile Hotspot Test

Mobile routers are now very fashionable. It is true that we can connect to the network using smartphones and tablets, however, there are still many users who having computers would like to use mobile routers to connect to the Internet. Since many users expect more from the mobile routers, the manufacturers of mobile routers supplied new models with new functions. Huawei E5377 4G hotspot is one of them.

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The Huawei E5377 router is a real pocket router. The manufacturer has equipped it a LED display, and next to LED display on the right side is a big switch. The top edge of the body is the menu button, while at the bottom microUSB slot and two antenna connectors covered flap are placed. Remove the rear cover, plug in a valid SIM card and insert the battery. Then we can get connected with internet.

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The Huawei E5377 hotspot is very light and fits comfortably in your hand. The body has a special groove that facilitates its opening. The whole is well matched; there are no gaps, no creaks. The white color looks elegant, but I have a feeling that quickly loses its charm after a few trips in your pocket. Unfortunately, the white body gets dirty easily turning to gray. Especially since the material used is rough, making it easier to absorb dust and pollen. I personally like the black color, which is also recommended by Huawei.

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As can be seen, Huawei E5377 router can handle both 3G and LTE. The difference between these technologies laid primarily in the transfer data rates. In the case of LTE, the speed can be several times higher than in the 3G (LTE, currently can achieve up to 55 ~ 85Mbps), the theoretical standard specification provides for even more than double the download speed to 150Mbps. The E5377 router can install a memory card of up to 32GB. This way we can use it, for example. As a memory stick, the contents of which we can share with other users. And maximum of 10 users could get connected with the E5377 hotspot through WiFi. The equipped battery in E5377 already wrote. The manufacturer says that it is sufficient for 6 hours operation. Reading the rest of the text, you will find out how the E5377 performs.

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Let’s see the user interface. The Huawei E5377 router can be setup in two ways: through the menu and the power buttons on the wireless router, or through the Web browser. The latter method (or browser) is definitely easier to use while offering more options, which is recommended. Just run the router, enter the password for the network (the default SSID is HUAWEI-E5377-XXX) that are on the label under the battery, enter the address into your browser: 192.168.8.1 … and that’s it. You can also download the Huawei Mobile WiFi APP for Android or iOS to setup the Huawei E5377 Router.

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The interface is very easy to use, although I admit that it could work a little faster. Some pages refresh slowly, but enough to do common settings. The application is very simple, and consists of a main menu in the upper part of the window, pop-up menu on the left and the main window where you set the individual parameters. The launch window is equipped with three large buttons, which can enable or disable the router, stop cellular data transmission, and enable/disable WiFi. At any time by selecting Statistics, you can check the amount of data sent and received, check out who is connected to the network, etc. Prepared menu also allows you to send and read SMS messages.

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The most important item on the menu are the Settings. This is where you configure network access, sharing WiFi, Ethernet settings (one can use the USB – LAN), etc.. The manufacturer has not forgotten the safety at different levels, we can verify your MAC Address, IP, etc. There are of course several custom functions such as the ability to prioritize users, the ability to define a virtual server. We also have a NAT, UPnP, DMZ … if you think this is not enough, but we need not everything if we use the router as a temporary Internet source during a weekend trip out of town. Actually, I would like to recommend use the main stationary router access to the network at home rather huawei E5377.

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The already mentioned Menu and Power buttons also enable us to navigate through it – to select various options and approve them. Using this software, we can switch the operation of the device mode 2.4GHz to 5 GHz. We can also check the settings of the wireless network, such as its SSID, password and IP address of the router, you can start the WPS function and set E5377 to the operation extender whether to enable or disable data roaming. We also have the ability to reset the router. What interesting is the ability to display 2D code (QR Code), with which we can quickly enter the security code network, or run applications that allows device management from a smartphone equipped with Android system. The menu is simple, fast, and easy to understand and do settings.

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Summary
Huawei E5377 looks elegant, fits in your pocket, and is easy to use. Here now there are many new successors available with better technologies such as Huawei E5786 or Huawei E5787. If you don’t have high demand for the pocket WiFi, huawei E5377 is recommend as a budget mobile partner!

What’s the Difference between Huawei E5787 and E5786?

A few weeks ago, Huawei’s first 4G mobile hotspot with touch screen is available in Saudi Arabia. The name is Huawei Mobile WiFi Touch, and model number is E5787, which is the second LTE Cat6 mobile pocket router from Huawei. If you are familiar with Huawei E5 mobile WiFi, you may know the first LTE Cat6 hotspot is E5876.Here comes a question: what’s the difference between Huawei E5786 and E5787? Today, we will have a talk about this.

 

 Huawei-E5786 VS Huawei E5787

 

Appearance

 

The body of E5787 and E5786 looks similar, but it’s no doubt that the touch screen of Huawei E5787 is a big selling point. In the predecessors of Huawei E5 series mobile WiFi, there is not a mobile router which has a 2.4inch touch acreen like E5787. The E5786 has a small screen only to show the connection status. But the E5787 can be operated through the 2.4 inch touchscreen. And the E5787 feels better and much slimmer than E5786 due to the thinner body.

Huawei E5787
Huawei E5787

 

Chipset

Both the Huawei E5787 and E5786 are based on the Huawei Hisilicon chipset, but Huawei E5787 is using the latest one, which is a powerful 28 nm HPM Coretx A9 processor. The chipset could support the screen and LTE-advanced network very well.

 

 

Technical specifications

 

Both the Huawei E5786 and E5787 are based on the LTE-Advanced technology on LTE Category 6, they can achieve peak download speed up to 300Mbit/s and upload speed to 50Mbit/s on the perfect networking. In practice, user may not get the speed due to weak signal or internet congestion etc…

 

Multiple WiFi terminals could get connected with E5786 and E5787 through WiFi, the maximum connected users could be 10 units. The WiFi is working on 2.4GHz and 5GHz, which is great for most situations.

HUAWEI E5786 Speed

Here now there are three variants for Huawei E5786, including E5786s-32a, E5786s-62a, E5786s-63a. They support different combination of LTE frequency bands for different network providers in areas. Here now the Huawei E5787 has only the sub-model E5787s-33a. But we believe there will be more variants available in many markets such as Europe and Asia.

 

Color

 

There are only two colors for Huawei E5786: black and white. But there Huawei E5787 provides more options: there is gold color except that black and white.

Huawei E5878 E5878s-33a (5)

Battery

 

The battery of Huawei E5786 MiFi is built-in, which means users cannot remove to change a new one, but the battery of E5787 MiFi is removable and changeable. The battery capacity of Huawei E5787 is 3000mAh, and it could support the device keep working for 12 hours per the official sayings even with the touch screen. To make the E5787 work longer time, a new chipset is inserted to reduce the consumption of power and extend the working time. The Huawei E5786 also has a battery of 3000mAh, and the working time is around 10 hours. But the thickness of Huawei E5787 is only half of that of E5786.

huawei e5786 mobile wifi app

Operation

Both the Huawei E5787 and E5786 can be operated via the web interface. And user can also download the Huawei Mobile WiFi app to manage them. But Huawei E5787 has a touch screen, so user can also setup or configure the settings via the touch screen.

 

Summary

 

Huawei E5787 and E5786 are very similar in the technical features, but Huawei E5787 seems more attractive due to the touch screen, which is more user-friendly to do the settings. They are both very good 4G pocket WiFi to recommend for latest network.

Huawei E5787 Mobile WiFi Touch Available

A few weeks ago, a new mobile LTE router from Huawei is available, the model name is Huawei E5787 Mobile WiFi Touch, which is the direct successor of the popular Huawei E5786 from the year 2014 and it’s the first Huawei hotspot with touchscreen operation. The E5787 Mobile WiFi Router provides LTE Cat6 with speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s in the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s in the uplink. Unfortunately, the Huawei E5787 has been only available in Saudi Arabia now, but we suppose it would be available in other areas.

Huawei E5878 E5878s-33a

LTE Cat6 and touchscreen

 

Technically, there is no big surprise in the Huawei E5787. The modem comes from Huawei subsidiary HiSilicon and supports LTE Category 6 with up to 300 MBit/s in the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s in the uplink. The strong battery is 3,000 mAh and makes Huawei E5787 for an operating time of up to 12 hours. At the side of the unit, there is a USB port for charging the E5787 and for use to work as a wired modem. In addition, there are two connections for an external LTE antenna. The WiFi connection to devices such as laptops or tablets is via Dual Band WLAN ac (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz).

 

Huawei E5787
Huawei E5787

 

The operation of Huawei E5787 is carried out via a touchscreen for the first time at a Huawei Hotspot. The display is 2.4 inches in size and occupies a large part of the front. The software seems to run fast and fluent. Basically, the mobile LTE hotspot with touchscreen is nothing new, Netgear has offered some devices with touchscreen in the models AirCard 790 and AirCard 810.

 

Huawei E5787
Huawei E5787

Huawei E5787 versus E5786

 

As the predecessor of the Huawei E5787, Huawei E5786 is still the best available model from Huawei. Although Huawei E5786 MiFi now is already more than 2 years old (our test from the year 2014), it has almost the same features as the E5787 technically; the biggest difference is actually the touchscreen. In the LTE speed and the WLAN, both devices are identical.

 

 

 

Some improvements can be found at E5787 in detail: the battery is now removable and it can use not only normal Micro SIM cards with appropriate adapter but also nano SIM cards. Also, the Cortex A9 used processor is faster. Presumably, the new processor is necessary primarily due to the power-hungry displays and the more complex operating system. Overall, the Huawei E5787 MiFi is certainly the better choice comparely, but the huawei E5786 is still a very good hotspot.

Huawei E5878 E5878s-33a (5)

 

The Huawei E5787 is initially available only in Saudi Arabia. It’s offered 3 colors: silver, gold and black. They provide more options for user’s color preference. We believe the Huawei E5787 would be also a global model and it would be available for other network providers in Europe and Aisa. If you want like this mobile WiFi touch, you can pre-order it here: http://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-e5787-lte-cat6-mobile-wifi-hotspot.html

 

Huawei E5577 4G Mobile Hotspot Test

Today, we present you one of the smallest mobile hotspots from Bouygues Telecom, the Huawei E5577s321, we will say E5577 instead in the article below.

 

The Huawei E5577 is a little smaller than its big brother the Huawei E5786 (4G+), a bit thicker than its little brother the Huawei E5372 (4G), the E5577 is distinguished by the gray color of its edge, but it looks very similar to the other huawei hotspots. The body is in black or white, made of plastic. The E5577 is very slim and it fits in your hand or your pocket. But it’s a pity that Huawei did not set a hole for a strap in the body.

Huawei E5577c

But what can the Huawei E5577 do for users? It can be a good partner in below the situations:

 

  • Work as theWiFi hotspot: take the air 3G/4G around you to turn on Wi-Fi, so you can connect up to 10 devices. This is the classic feature “hotspot”, when you’re in the middle of somewhere and under 3G/4G network coverage.

Huawei E5577c

For the Wi-Fi you have the choice between 2.4GHz (classical, old, but a little crowded) or 5GHz (later, to book in for more powerful). You choose according to the devices you want to connect.

The Wi-Fi in 5GHz, up to 300Mbit/s could be achieved if one parameter bandwidth in 2 channel (40MHz) instead of one (20MHz). At 2.4GHz, the Wi-Fi link is up to 150MBit/s. It’s already good enough.

 

2) Work as a 4G USB modem: take these 3G/4G mobile network waves, and connect via a USB cable to a computer, then acting as a USB modem. In reality, it is a type of “Hilink” modem which does not require installation of drivers, and is managed through a web interface in a browser: the advantage is that the ignition the connection is very fast, takes seconds.

 

Huawei E5577c

3) Work as the Wi-Fi repeater: Wi-Fi make the waves around you, open access point, and share them with up to 10 devices: the “repeater” function or “spreader” (called WiFi Extender). Useful to save its mobile data quota when in a “connected” environment. When Wi-Fi is not available, the E5577 (which is small but very clever) automatically switches to the mobile connection.

 

4) Work as the backup battery bank: with a small USB micro-B on both sides (not supplied with the device) or the micro-B USB/USB 2.0 supplied to your smartphone or tablet, you can recharge your valuable equipment to communicate. The “battery” function does not prevent normal operation of the hotspot.

Huawei E5577c

 

Huawei E5577 Features

First surprise unpacking: Huawei E5577 battery is huge and removable, almost twice as thick as that of the E5372! The listed capacity is 3000mAH, against 1.780mAH for the E5372, and is likely to last, according to the mobile network used, 400 or 600 hours standby and up to 12 hours of continuous use. This is a Lithium-ion polymer. In practice, 12 hours are for use 4G (with one machine connected).

 

Second pleasant surprise: unlike the interface in the E5372, Huawei E5577 offers that of a connection interface with a login/password. We can change the password at the earliest to avoid problems.

 

Third pleasant surprise: the connection statistics and appliance consumption are there! A special section of the interface allows you to monitor what’s going on, connected, and for how long. If you are not happy to see such a machine, you can block it by its MAC address. It is also cool to set its “data plan” for the monthly statistics. That’s useful, and it was sorely lacking on the E5372!

 

And fourth major positive surprise: the E5577 seems to better capture the mobile network than its predecessor the Huawei E5372. E5577 is much more stable when it changes place. In all cases, the difference is very clear: the connection is stable, we can walk with little fear of losing the network.

 

 

In my test, I got 4G 3 bars, 50Mbps downlink (4G) indoor and 30Mbps upstream, almost as well as the E5786 4G+ in the same place. With an external antenna (MIMO 2×2), which plugs into two small TS-9 ports under a small hatch on the front edge, it will reach comfortable DL 70Mbps/UL 30Mbps. This is a feature common to all the Huawei hotspots models I tested.

 

Other features

  • The function WPS(with PIN), which allows to connect to the hotspot without entering the security key is present.

 

  • The micro SD card is classically now available on connected devices that can download or upload files on the storage card (the SD card is not supplied). We can watch a movie stored on the hotspot from their smartphone, or listen to music. The data exchanged over the LAN obviously not count against the quota of “mobile data”, as they are traded in Wi-Fi.

 

  • The link to the customer “My Account” on the home page of the hotspot, works!

 

  • The E5577 is not simlock. That’s fine, we can compare the performance of mobile networks.

 

  • The battery indicator: 4 bars, so 100%, 75%, 50%, 25%, and the empty indicator that flashes when it recharge, rather than a specific percentage, I mean. It always shocks me to go from 25% to 0% without going through the box 15%, which is the moment you should recharge the battery.

 

  • The inability to change the login name “administrator” and it will remain “admin”.

 

  • The selection of network parameters (2G, 3G, LTE) and Network Mode (Auto/Manual), less intuitive and less accurate than previous models which can only shoot 4G (LTE), you can not choose 2G or 3G.

 

  • The E5577 hotspot IP is 192.168.1.1: The E5372 and E5786 were 192.168.8.1, fortunately, you can easily change this address.

 

  • The PIN entry screen, which always encourages box “Remember PIN” … thus disabling the PIN code request in the next ignition or next connecting a guest.We would like a safer screen.

 

 

In summary, the Huawei E5577 is a more complete version of the E5372: it has the same features – and even more, its interface is more complete, the data connection is more efficient and Wi-Fi connection faster. With a large battery capacity, it goes for a long session of work or leisure. With slim pocket size, Huawei E5577 is a good mobile router.

 

 

 

 

 

Huawei E5786 4G LTE Cat6 Mobile Hotspot

Huawei E5786 is one of the first routers with CAT6 in the world. Even in the summer of 2014, the model E5786 came on the market. Below are the key data of the huawei E5786 Mobile Hotspot for reference.

LTE features and characteristics of Huawei E5786

Manufacturer and model

Huawei E5786 Mobile Wi-Fi

Download rate

Up to 300 MBit/s

Upload rate rate

Up to 50 MBit/s

Compatible LTE Bands

800, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz

Backward compatible with

LTE CAT 3 & 4, DC-HSPA+, HSPA+, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM

Support of LTE-Advanced

Yes

MIMO Support:

MIMO 2×2

Connector for external antenna

Yes; 2 aerial socket type TS-9 available(Buy Huawei E5786 Antenna)

LTE Category

LTE modem of Category 6 (CAT6)

Chipset

Hisilicon | HPM Coretx A9 processor

Wi-Fi standards

802.11 a / b/g/n/ac

Wireless Internet Hotspot function

yes – for up to 10 devices

Others

Dimensions (WxHxD)

106 x 66 x 15.9 mm at 155 grams

USB standard

USB 2.0

Memory card expansion

Yes; MicroSD up to 32 GB

Compatible Operating Systems

Win XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8, Mac OS (from 10.4)

Release

since September via Telekom

Manual PDF

“Manual load (in English only)

Available at

www.4gltemall.com

Huawei E5786

 

The Chinese manufacturer Huawei introduced the world’s first MiFi router E5786 for LTE-Advanced at the Mobile World Congress in February 2014. The E5786 should be the first mobile router with support for LTE CAT6. But the rival ZTE has a similar device called “ZTE Flare”. This seems at higher quality than the counterpart of Huawei.

 

 

LTE-Advanced Router

 

As already indicated, Huawei E5786 is the first LTE-Advanced equipment with Category 6(CAT6). The current LTE networks comply with category 3 and 4 (CAT 3/4), which take 100-150 Mbit/s for download speed, but with Cat.6, the speed of 300 MBit/s could be achieved for download, practically doubling the current level. However, these data rates will initially only be available in selected cities and probably seldom achieved in practice.

 

Portable CAT6 Wi-Fi router

 

The Mini-Router supports LTE to almost all popular bands. For example, 800, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. Of course, it dominated Carrier aggregation at cat.6 and can thus achieve up to 300 Mbits downlink and 50 MBit upload rate. Besides the supported earlier LTE categories, it supports as well as 3G and 2G wireless standards. The Huawei E5786 sets chip on Huawei Hisilicon with a HPM Cortex 9 processor while ZTE flare has a modern block Qualcomm Gobi 9 × 30 chipset in ultrathin 20nm technology.

Users can set up a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 other terminals to log in, and over all popular wireless standards (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac). Data can be exchanged internally with up to 300 Mbit/s via WLAN AC. The operation runs in the dual-band, so either to 2.4 or 5 GHz.

 

 

Others

 

Negative falls on first, that the battery is not removable. The capacity is with 3000 mAh, practically high standard. This should make up 10 hours of online work or 500 hours standby.

As usual, the Operation can be carried out via the browser. Per QR codes, which can be displayed optionally on the display let you integrate quickly into smartphones network, which considerably facilitates the establishment. In addition, Huawei has a special app that can monitor and configure your wireless network. The interface informs the used traffic and provides the wireless data rate represents a graphical trend. There are connections for external antennas and a Micro SD slot. The antenna format is TS-9 here.

Availability

The Germany Telekom has the identical model in the form of “Speedport II mini” as an OEM version. The original Huawei E5786 was available on the online trade store www.4gltemall.com . If you like the unlocked original version Huawei E5786, welcome to have a check.