Huawei E5170 4G LTE Cat4 150Mbps Speed Cube Review

As the world’s top telecom equipment supplier, Huawei is always bringing something amazing. Its products incorporate more and more technologies and innovation. Based on the idea of “simple world, simple life”, Huawei makes its networking products looks more like home appliance, rather than telecommunication products.

The latest Huawei E5170 4G LTE Cat4 Speed Cube is one of such products. Huawei E5170 4G Speed Cube was first presented to public on MWC 2013 in Barcelona. If you look at the device at first sight without seeing the spec stick, you will never suppose it’s a web cube. It’s somewhat like security equipment. However, it’s definitely a wireless router.

With HUAWEI E5170 Web cube, there is HUAWEI E8259 Speed box. In our opinion, HUAWEI E5170 4G LTE Cat4 Speed Cube is the successor of HUAWEI E8259. And based on the specification, Huawei E5170 is the upgraded model with higher configuration.


HUAWEI E5170 is the world’s first 4G LTE Cat4 Speed Cube; it’s one of the most attractive LTE Cat4 CPE Router for home use. As the typical feature of 4G LTE Category 4 UE, HUAWEI E5170 supports Maximum download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed up to 50mbps on FDD network; simultaneously, HUAWEI E5170 supports maximum up to 112Mbps data rates transmission. The bandwidth of HUAWEI E5170 is 20MHz.

Huawei E5170 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and up to 32 WiFi devices could share the network. To meet better signal requirement from customer, HUAWEI E5170 has two external antenna connectors for MIMO connection. What’s more, there is customized cradle for HUAWEI E5170, in the cradle; there is an Ethernet port for output data. With this cradle, the data transmission could reach much more than 150Mbps. But we haven’t seen the cradle for HUAWEI E5170.


The Speed Cube HUAWEI E5170 could support IPV 6, and the common operation is compatible with HUAWEI E5170, such as Windows and Mac. We are glad to find there is battery in this Speed cube, the internal battery capacity is 1500mAh.


We believe there will be many variant models available in near future for customization from many operators all over the world. But here now we haven’t such information about the variants. So if you are interested in this model, please keep follow on .




Difference between HUAWEI E3251 and Vodafone K4605 USB Surf stick

Huawei E3251 DC-HSPA+ USB Stick is the new 42mbps USB dongle in 2012 from Huawei, it is the upgraded model from Huawei E372 3G USB Stick. Today we will have a look at this high speed 3G dongle.



Actually, there is another model Vodafone K4605 USB Surfstick which is also from Huawei E372. Vodafone K4605 is the high speed data card customized by the world’s top operator Vodafone. K4605 is used for European customers. Except for the logo difference, Vodafone K4605 supports higher HSUPA speed up to 11mbps, while the upload speed foe Huawei E372 is 5.76Mbps. The upload speed of K4605 is almost twice faster than E372.



They both support the 42Mbps download speed with the DC-HSPA+ technology. But Vodafone K4605 could support only the 3G UMTS 900/2100MHz, which is available in Europe. Huawei E372 could support Qual-band for 3G UMTS/WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz, so Huawei could support any WCDMA operators anywhere.




Then here comes Huawei E3251 USB Stick. It’s in completely different system. Huawei E3251 is the new member for Huawei HiLink USB surf stick. As we introduced before, HiLink USB modem is very user-friendly, no extra driver needed, no installation and setup. It’s really plug and play USB dongle. Huawei E3251 could also support up to 42Mbps Data rates, unlike Huawei E372, it has many sub-models, such as E3251s-1, E3251s-2, E325s-6. They are configured to support different bands in many areas or countries.


We are glad to find all the three models have external antenna connector. Many customers has the demand for high speed, especially in remote areas, the external antenna is very important. Now all of them are SIM unlocked on , which one will you buy if you need a high speed data card?


Huawei LTE Prevails in patent dispute against ZTE

The Chinese network equipment supplier Huawei has obtained on the Mannheim Regional Court for an injunction against ZTE. After the verdict, the judge ZTE violates five of the total of 18 patent claims by Huawei. Thus, it is no longer permitted ZTE to sell certain LTE base stations in Germany.

The dispute involved a patented method of Huawei the key derivation at the handover of receiving equipment from a base station to a radio cell to another base station. Furthermore, contrary ZTE also protected against the Huwawei of product design specialized hardware. Also after court, this may caused ZTE no longer sell LTE stations in Germany. Exceptions to this are LTE surf sticks for LTE networks.

In 2011 began the patent feud

Except before the District Court of Mannheim, the two network suppliers argue in two other methods in the Düsseldorf Regional Court. Again, it’s about LTE patents. A verdict is expected later this week.

These lawsuits are part of a major offensive against its competitor Huawei and ZTE. Since in April 2011, Huawei and ZTE has sued in several courts in Germany, France and Hungary. A little later then also overtook ZTE for retaliation and has also brought actions against patents in various countries of the competitors.

FAQs for HUAWEI E5776 4G LTE Cat4 Mobile WiFi Hotspot

  1. How to insert your SIM card and set up your HUAWEI E5776 4G Mobile Hotspot?

Installing your Huawei E5776 4G LTE Cat4 Mobile Hotspot is simple and intuitive. Follow the guide!

A.) Insert the SIM card into the top slot like this


B.) Record and keep your Wi-Fi codes at the top of your 4G  Mobile Hotspot HUAWEI E5776:

* SSID: default name of the Wi-Fi signals from your Mobile Hotspot 4G

* WPA-PSK: default password to access the Wi-Fi network

C.) Turn on your 4G Mobile Hotspot by pressing and holding the power button. This starts when the Wi-Fi indicator appears on the screen.

D.) Connect your HUAWEI E5776 Mobile 4G Hotspot to your computer via the supplied USB cable and follow the instructions displayed on your computer to install the software.

 2How to use the management interface for your HUAWEI E5776 4G Mobile Hotspot?

Your interface 4G Mobile Hotspot allows you to easily manage your account, send SMS and customize the settings for your Wi-Fi


You have two options available to them:

1.)     2 Click on the icon Mobile Partner for 4G Mobile Hotspot on your desktop

2.)     open a new Internet browser page and type in the address bar of one of the two following addresses: or



3.       How to connect via your Mobile 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot?


A.) Gather codes Wi-Fi (WPA-PSK and SSID) of your HUAWEI E5776 Mobile Hotspot

B.)Enable Wi-Fi on your device and view the list of available Wi-Fi networks.

C.) Then select the SSID of your 4G Mobile Hotspot and click connect (or equivalent, depending on your equipment).

D.)Enter the code WPA-PSK .

You are now connected.




4.       How to unlock HUAWEI E5776 LTE Cat 4 Mobile Hotspot ?


You can unlock your free Huawei E5776 6 months after purchase by calling your Customer Service. Alternatively 4G Mobile Hotspot via email before the deadline of 6 months. This service will be charged for some fee by your operators.


To unlock your Huawei 4G Mobile Hotspot E5776 please follow the following 2 steps:



Step 1: Get your unlock code


A.) Note the number IMEI of HUAWEI E5776 as it will be required to get your unlock code. You can find:

  • looking at the back of your box
  • looking at the back of your Mobile Hotspot 4G under the battery
  • looking over your contract with your operator


B.) Then contact your Customer Service to get your unlock code.



Step 2: Unlock your HUAWEI E5776 4G Mobile Hotspot


1.)  Insert the SIM card from your new operator in Mobile Hotspot Huawei E5776


2.)  Start Huawei E5776 4G Mobile Hotspot (by doing a long press on the On / Off button)


3.) Then access the management interface 4G Mobile Hotspot:

A.)Connect your computer to the Wi-Fi Hotspot for your Mobile 4G Hotspot HUAWEI E5776

B.)Open a new Internet page navigation

C.)And double-click the icon Mobile partner for 4G Mobile Hotspot on your desktop if you installed it or type in the address bar of one of the two following addresses:   or  http:/ /


4.) Enter the unlock code and click the “Apply” button .

5.) Huawei E5776 4G Mobile Hotspot is now unlocked and can be used with another operator



5.       On what operating system to install your Mobile Hotspot 4G?


Your Mobile Hotspot 4G Huawei E5776 is compatible with the following systems:


1.)     Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, Windows 8

2.)     Mac OS 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8



HUAWEI E368 VS HUAWEI E369 HSPA+ 21Mbps USB Dongle

When we first see the Huawei E369 Himini 3G data card, we were attracted by the smart design and the slimness. There is only 8mm for thickness, and there are many optional colors available. The design and color should be the one of the factors that attracted us.



The most important is that Huawei E369 HSPA+ USB Surfstick has great ability to be compatible with the almost all the 3G WCDMA/UMTS networks. The UMTS bands that it could work not only include the 850MHz, which is common American 3G bands, but also 900/2100 MHz, the popular band in Europe.


What’s more, Huawei E369 supports 3G WCDMA AWS bands(1700 MHz). The AWS bands are available in only a few countries, such as Japan and USA. So if you are lucky to have a Huawei E369, you could travel around the world and it will keep you connected with network without compatibility problem.



Huawei E369 supports maximum download speed up to 21Mbps, under current network status, this should be a good speed that most user can’t reach even in good network atmosphere.



Perhaps because Huawei E368 is customized by the US operator AT&T, we didn’t see Huawei officially released this 3G USB dongle. It’s also named by AT&T as Unlocked AT&T USB Connect Force 4G E368. Unlike Huawei E369 compact USB design, Huawei E368 is in rotate USB design. The USB could be rotated for total 360 degrees. It also supports HSPA+ peak download speed up to 21Mbps.



To work with the AT&T 3G network, Huawei E368 supports 3G UMTS 850/2100 MHz that Huawei E369 could also work with. So if you have HUAWEI E369 in hand, it can work like E368 to keep connected with network for surfing.



However, HUAWEI E368 has some features that HUAWEI E369 doesn’t have. HUAWEI E368 has MicroSD card slot and external antenna, in this point, HUAWEI E368 would be more powerful. Because with the memory card slot, user could read file from the card and if in remote areas, external antenna would help to get better signal strength and higher speed for data transmission.

In most cases, HUAWEI E369 would be enough for users to get connected with Internet. And HUAWEI E368 would be optional if you need the antenna or memory card functions. In conclusion, they are both reliable 3G USB modems. If you want any of them, welcome to shop from .


Why HUAWEI E398u-11 4G LTE FDD USB modem is Hot?

Here now, many customers are looking for Huawei E398 4G LTE FDD USB modem, the accurate model number is Huawei E398u-11. However, due to the supply shortage, many customers have to wait for the new stock arrival, and they would never will to change other similar modems. Then someone may ask: why Huawei E398u-11 is hot in the market?



Usually, the frequency band that a 4G USB modem could support is important for user to choose and decide whether it is appropriate for specific areas or countries. Let’s have a look at the frequency band that Huawei E398u-11could support, it works with 4G LTE FDD 1800/2100/2600 MHz.



The FDD band 2600 MHz is the common band for FDD, and band 1800MHz is the most popular band, so there are many 4G USB dongle could support them. They are not the focus from customer, then the Band 2100MHz is the focus from customer, because comparing with the previous two bands, few modems are available on the market to support this band.



Another factor is also important for users: the external antenna connector. And there should be two antenna connectors available in the modem. Actually, Huawei E398u-18 also support band 2100 MHz, but most customers don’t change to E398u-18 because there is only one external antenna connector. The single pigtail can’t finish the task for MIMO connection.



The third factor is that Huawei brand. As the most professional vendor for USB modem, Huawei is always the most trustful brand not only for 3G USB dongle, but also on 4G LTE Surfstick.




Now that Huawei E398u-11 is in shortage, which 4G modem would be alternative foe replacement? Below are the some models for consideration:



Huawei E392u-6:

– 4G LTE bands: FDD 2600/2100/1800/900Mhz

– 3G UMTS: 900/2100Mhz

– Two external antenna connector



Sierra Wireless AirCard 320u:

– LTE 1800/2600 MHz
– WCDMA 850/900/2100 MHz

– Two external antenna connector


ZTE MF820:

– LTE-FDD 1800/2100/2600Mhz

– 3G UMTS 900/2100Mhz

– No external antenna connector


So if you can’t wait and urgent for project, the above three models could be taken into consideration or replacement.



HUAWEI E3276 4G LTE Category 4 USB Surfstick Review

Today, we get the demo of Huawei E3276 4G LTE cat4 USB Surfstick. If we say 2012 is the beginning year of 4G LTE, 2013 should be the beginning of 4G LTE Category 4. LTE Category 4 develops from 4G LTE (also called LTE Category 3) and is more efficiency in data transmission. It could support 50% faster speed than 4G LTE Category 3 with peak download speed up to 150Mbps on FDD network. What amazing speed!


The Huawei E3276 Cat4 LTE modem is the successor of Huawei E398 and E397, which are LTE category 3 USB modems. Huawei E3276 has been presented to public by many 4G operators all over the world. The Huawei E3276 we get is in white color, no operators’ logo. It’s in Huawei logo without original package box.




The total design of Huawei E3276 is very cool, in vertical direction; it looks like a burning fire. On the front of Huawei E3276, there is Huawei Logo and beside logo, there is a LED indicator to tell users the connection status.



Just like Huawei E398, the Huawei E3276 is also in rotatable USB design, the difference between them is the there is a cap to stuck the USB for E3276, press the button, the USB could auto eject, so it’s somewhat like the USB design of Huawei E397, but Huawei E398 doesn’t have this feature.



The USB could be rotated to 2D total 180 degrees. It’s a user friendly design because it will save much space when connecting this dongle to PC, and it would help to get better signal strength.





On the back of Huawei E3276, there is a stick, on which, we could see the model number Huawei E3276, Certificate information and place of origin.



At the below side of Huawei E3276, we could see the MicroSD card slot covers by a plastic cap. Open it, we can see there is a external antenna connector with the slot. And the other connector for pigtail is at another hole.




Push the back over towards to the direction to USB, the back cover could be removed from the body, and then the inner part could be seen. The Module of inner part is in plastic material, there is SIM card slot in the module. Above the module, there is the model nuber, IMEI number of Huawei E3276, and the S/N number. The model number is HUAWEI E3276s-150.


We get the information that HUAWEI E3276s-150 support 4G LTE FDD 800/2600MHz and 3G UMTS 900/1900/2100MHz with 2G GSM qual band 850/900/1800/1900MHz backward. And it has its partner model HUAWEI E3276s-151.


In conclusion, the design of HUAWEI E3276 is cool and we believe the LTE cat4 dongle would give reliable high speed support for the users. Next time, we will have a test report for HUAWEI E3276 in near future.

Huawei E8259 DC-PA+ Speed Box Review

If you have a Webcube White Huawei B183, you may get familiar with the speed box function. Actually, it’s a stationary wireless router; Huawei makes it a special design like furniture, so the WiFi router could perfectly get involved with the White goods in house.


Based on the function, Huawei wireless router belongs to Household appliances, however, the network property makes it different from other furniture. With more and more creative design, the boundary line between furniture and networking devices are more and more vague. Huawei E8259 speed box just this kind of product.



When we see the Huawei E8259 at MWC 2013, we didn’t think it’s a WiFi router, after checked the specification on the stick, we get to know it’s the successor of Huawei B183 WebCube White Router.


The appearance of Huawei E8259 is not like the usual 3G router, such as Huawei B683 or B970b. It looks like a small box in pocket size. The most important feature should be the connection speed, upgraded from Huawei B183, Huawei E8259 supports up to 42Mbps download speed, which is double faster than B183. And with upgrade in firmware, HUAWEI E8259 could better support up to 32 users to get connected with the internet and surfing.


HUAWEI E8259 also supports 2 * 2 WiFi at 2.4GHz and 5 GHz, which would reach up to 300Mbps download speed. As a wireless router, HUAWEI E8259 could edit, receive and sending SMS. And it also supports the basic functions as a wireless router: DHCP Server, NAT, DNS Relay, Router, fire wall functions. If you want to check more details, please check .


HUAWEI E5372 150Mbps 4G LTE Cat4 Mobile WiFi Hotspot Review

We are glad to inform the wireless users that Huawei released a new 4G 150Mbps LTE mobile hotspot. The model is Huawei E5372 for LTE category 4. Today, let’s have a look what the LTE cat4 mobile WiFi could bring us.



The Huawei E5372 LTE Cat4 mobile WiFi was first presented to public a one month ago on MWC 2013. This time, it’s in white color. In our memory, black color is the classic color for Huawei E5 Mobile WiFi. Per the official saying, Huawei E5372 is the smallest LTE cat4 Mobile WiFi. So even E5372 is in pocket size, it’s still much smaller than its predecessors, such as Huawei E589 Mobile Pocket WiFi and Huawei E5776 LTE Cat4 Mobile Hotspot.




There is a 1.45 inch TFT screen which will show the important information for Huawei E5372, it indicates the network signal strength, connection status, users connected, remaining battery, operator and SMS. There is only one button for power on and off. The one-button operation is very convenient for user, and it’s friendly for user experience. These features are almost the same as Huawei E5776, the predecessor of Huawei E5372.


We found the platform of Huawei E5372 is not Qualcomm chipset, it’s Huawei own Hisilicon V7R1. But the battery of Huawei E5372 is only 1780mAh, which is only a little bit more than half of Huawei E5776 battery. The Huawei E5372 could be charged via USB through USB interface.




Like other LTE Category 4 Mobile WiFi, the Huawei E5372 could support maximum download speed up to 150Mbps on FDD network and 112 Mbps download speed on TDD network. The upload speeds are 50Mbps for FDD and 10Mbps for TDD. And the Huawei E5372 supports WiFi 2 * 2 MIMO and WiFi. The WiFi spectrums are 2.4GHz and 5GHz. There are two external antenna connectors in the body of Huawei E5372.


There is another feature we have to mention that the Huawei E5372 could quick boot in 5 seconds, we are not sure whether the HiLink technology is applied in the LTE Cat4 mobile Hotspot, but the boot time is so short that it will highly improve the user’s experience. Huawei E5372 is compatible with the usual operation system such Windows and Mac.


We believe there will be many variant models for Huawei E5372, and we will review them in future. To check more new 4G LTE gadgets on


Huawei E5172 4G 150Mbps LTE Cat4 CPE Review

2012 is the beginning year of 4G LTE network, following that 2013 should be one to well develop for 4G LTE. Based on professional experience in network solution, Huawei is leading the trend of communication industry. As we can, Huawei had released many 4G UE, some of which are very popular by the operators and users.


In 2013, Huawei presents many new gadgets to public. Huawei E5172 150Mbps LTE Cat4 CPE is one of them. Today, we will have a look at this new 4G LTE CPE.


Some readers may already have the first 4G LTE CPE B593 from Huawei. The CPE is for indoor use, with SIM card plug in, it supports maximum up to 100Mbps download speed. And there are 4 Ethernet ports, one telephone slot and one interface for power charge in B593. Huawei B593 also has many sub-branch models. These variants are for different network frequency bands and operators.



Then here comes a question, since Huawei E5172 CPE is the latest model, what’s the difference between them?


At first glance, Huawei E5172 is in black color, and the size is smaller than B593. It’s key feature should be it’s a LTE Cat4 CPE, which would support maximum download speed to 150Mbps. It’s the fastest 4G CPE till now. This is speed on FDD network, but with TDD network, the speed could reach 112Mbps for downstream. The different frequency band decides many variants for Huawei E5172, such as Huawei E5172s-22, Huawei E5172s-515 and Huawei E5172s-920.


Similar to Huawei B593, E5172 also supports up to 32 users to share the wireless network. HUAWEI E5172 is also a stationary router, but there is only one port for LAN, while B593 has 4 ports for Ethernet. There is also port for power and one port for telephone. But there is only one external antenna port for HUAWEI E5172.



On the side of E5172, there is WPS, WLAN button, and reset hole is in the middle of them. Beside the LAN port, there is cover, below the cover is the battery. It’s inserted battery. On the front face, there are indicators listed on the surface.



And per the official information, HUAWEI E5172 CPE also supports IPv 6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN and VLAN. It could support firewall and voice functions. With remote management, users could easily manage this fastest CPE till now. This is the LTE category 4 CPE HUAWEI E5172, we will introduce more applications later.