Vodafone K5007 4G LTE Stick Review

The Vodafone K5007 could replace the previous generations Vodafone K5005 and K5006 in the near future. But what can the new stick do and when it is available? We have already summarized the key features of the new top-sticks together for you and tested the K5007 in advance.

LTE features and characteristics of Vodafone K5007
Manufacturer and factory model number Huawei E3276
Download rate Up to 150 MBit/s
Upload rate Up to 50 MBit/s
Supported LTE bands LTE800, LTE1800, LTE 2600
Backward compatible with: DC-HSPA+, UMTS 900/2100MHzGSM Frequency (850, 900, 1800 und 1900 MHz)
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
Connector for external antenna yes; 2 antenna sockets, type CRC-9 available(Buy Vodafone K5007 Antenna)
Chipset: HiSilicon Hi6920
LTE Category: LTE Modem to Category 4
Dimensions 92 mm x 32 mm x 14 mm; 30 Gramm
USB-Standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion Yes; MicroSD up to 32GB
Compatible Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 & 8, Mac OS (ab 10.4)
Information material not yet available
Availability On www.4gltemall.com



Vodafone K5007 is the first Vodafone surfstick that supports download speeds of up to 150 megabits per second. For this, the surf stick uses the LTE category 4 technologies, which was introduced by Vodafone in the summer of 2013. In some cities where there is no LTE network available at the current location, users could resort to conventional 3G network (or lower). Per UMTS or HSPA+, data rates of up to 42.2 Mbit/s are then still possible.

On the front of the white K5007, there is a logo of the provider Vodafone and also the software has been optimized for use with Vodafone sim cards.  After entering the SIM PIN, no additional configuration steps are necessary, since the relevant access data are already stored. The connection software is compatible with all major operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows 7, and 8 and Mac OS X. Important parameters such as the data usage, or the online time can be read at a glance in the software. The advanced configuration allows to manually selecting a network and the provider via the Setup menu.


The USB port of the K5007 provides a practical swivel joint, after plug to laptop, the modem can save much space, which is a clear advantage over many other LTE surf sticks. Through the support of LTE Category 4, Speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s for downstream and upload speed up to 50 Mbit/s are possible in the LTE network. Under the providers’ network, user can get only appropriate data rates. UMTS download up to 42.2 Mbit/s and upload 5.76 Mb/s are possible, further also the 2G network (GPRS / EDGE) is supported. However, the Vodafone network with upgraded to LTE Category 4 is available only in a few cities. It would take a few more months to cover all the cities.





On the side of the K5007, there are two connections for an external antenna. There is also an expansion slot for MicroSD type memory cards, using which one can use the device as a storage medium. The memory card may be up to 32 gigabytes in size, so that it is detected by the modem.




The K5007 stick is with a modem for extremely fast data connections, so Vodafone has a high quality stick once again in the pipeline. It is now available in the shop www.4gltemall.com. As alternatives, you can consider the technically identical offer, for example, Huawei E3276 or Vodafone K5150, or to. Both devices support LTE with up to 150 megabits per second like Vodafone K5007.


Netgear Aircard 762s 4G Mobile Hotspot

After we had introduced the Vodafone R215 4G Mobile Hotspot, Netgear brings another very similar LTE router on the German market. Visually, both devices are very similar, but in terms of the features and the price-performance ratio, there are different. Below you will find all the key data and information.


Features and characteristics of Netgear Aircard 762S
Manufacturer and Model Number Netgear 762S AirCard
Download rate Up to 100 MBit/s
Upload rate Up to 50 MBit/s
Supported LTE Bands: LTE on 800, 1800, 2100 und 2600 MHz
Backward compatible Standards HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS on 850, 900 und 2100 MHzEDGE, GPRS (2G) 850/900/1800/1900MHz
MIMO Support: Yes, 2×2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Yes, two TS-9 socket(Buy Netgear Aircard 762s Antenna )
Category: LTE Modem to Category 3 (CAT3)
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN Ports No, only wireless
WLAN Standards WLAN 802.11b/g/n
5 GHz WLAN support no
Encoding WEP, WPA/WPA2
USB 1x USB 2.0
integrated battery unknown – running time approximately 6 hours
Dimensions (H | B | T) and weight 97.5 x 57 x 15.2 mm and 100 Gramm
Information material
Manual unfortunately not yet available online
Datasheet PDF Download from netgear wireless
Available at: Since November 2013




Also, the Netgear AC762S is designed for mobile use. When traveling, you can get all the family members with few handles access to the Internet. Here, only a SIM card with high speed contract must be inserted in the device. Another application would be to use in the mobile office. Employees or customers can optionally access via WLAN grant. The integrated Hotspot allows for up to 10 devices at the same time.


The integrated modem supports LTE 4G tariffs of up to 100 Mbits per second. While this is perfectly adequate, but Vodafone R215 (or Huawei E5372) offers even LTE Category 4 (up to 150 Mbps) in direct comparison. AC762S supports the 4G bands on 800/1800/2100 and 2600 MHz. In addition, the AC762S backwards compatible with 3G (HSPA, HSPA+ and DC-HSPA+) and 2G. Unfortunately, WLAN with the latest AC standard is not supported. Instead, the common minimum configuration for 802.11 to b/g and n at 2.4 GHz offered. On the bottom there are two TS-9 ports for connecting an external antenna and a USB 2.0 connector. In the router, MicroSD up to 32 GB of memory can be inserted.



The LCD display on the front, provides an overview of all important data for connection such as the reception strength, the wireless standard currently in use, the power consumed in the session volume and the online time. Furthermore, the user can read the battery level and define the basic settings in the menu.



Easy installation

Like huawei R215, the installation and commissioning of AC762s router is a breeze. After the SIM card is inserted and the power switch is pressed, it can almost go. A software that is not necessary to install, as is common with most surf sticks. All configurations can be done easily via the browser. As an option, WPS-compatible devices can bring into your own network with a push of a button. Another similar feature for Vodafone R215 is that Netgear offers an app for Android or iOS, where use also read all the key data and settings can be made.


Since Netgear AC762S is a SIM free device, the router works with all European mobile providers. The R215 is in less price for around 30 € currently and offers better performance. To read more about Vodafone R215, you can check here about the review.


Vodafone K5150 4G LTE Cat4 USB Stick Review

The Vodafone K5150 LTE-Stick is available since August 2013, and allows for download speeds up to 150 megabits per second over the LTE mobile network. For this, the surf stick uses the Category 4 LTE technology, which was introduced LTE2600 in Vodafone network at the same time with the modem in the summer of 2013. You will learn more details on the new high-end Vodafone stick in the following overview.

LTE features and characteristics of  Vodafone K5150
Manufacturer and factory model Huawei E3276
Download rate to 150 Mbit/s
Upload rate to 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands LTE800, LTE1800, LTE 2600
Backward compatible with: DC-HSPA+, UMTS, GSM frequencies (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz)
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
Connector for external antenna yes; 2 antenna sockets, type TS-9 available (Buy Vodafone K5150 Antenna)
Chipset: HiSilicon Balong 710
LTE category: LTE modem, the category 4 (CAT4)
Dimensions 33.4 x 95.5 x 14.0 mm (35 grams)
USB standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion yes; MicroSD up to 32 GB
Compatible Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 & 8, Mac OS (10.4 or higher)

The design of the K5150 is in red and white combination of the Vodafone colors, so both the hardware and software are branded for Vodafone. A sim or netlock does not exist, so there is no problem for operation with cards from other operators compatible.


Technical Specifications

The USB port on the Vodafone K5150 is protected by a red plastic cap and cannot be folded or recessed into the modem. So if there is limited space around your PC, it would be sometimes quite annoying to plug the modem. The brother model Vodafone K5007 features a rotatable USB, which is more user-friendly. Technically, the K5150 is part of the upper class: LTE with up to 150 Mbit/s downstream and 50 Mbit/s in upload, provided that the mobile network and the tariff also allow such high speeds.


The usable frequency ranges of 800, 1800, 2100 and 2600 megahertz cover all previously used in Germany LTE frequencies. And the modem is also usable abroad. Of course, 2G GPRS/EDGE and 3G UMTS are supported, so you can even use the internet where there is no LTE network available. In the UMTS network, data accelerator DC-HSPA+ is used to produce up to 42.2 Mbit/s download and to 5.76 Mbit/s upload. The usable frequency bands are limited here to 900/2100 MHz.

Connections and extensions


On the side of the Vodafone K5150, Two ports for an external antenna are available, and there is a slot for MicroSD type memory cards, using which one can use the modem as a storage medium. Up to 32 GB can be upgraded. The software supports all major operating systems like Windows XP, Windows 7, and 8 as well as Mac OS X and provides a good overview of the important information such as the data usage and the reception strength.



The stick is available from Vodafone Germany. There is unlocked Vodafone K5150 available on 4gltemall.com without any contract. Without contract, users can use K5150 with almost all the 4G operators in Europe. It’s a good device to take when you travel around. The Vodafone K5007 stick, which are similar to the technical data here, but additionally feature a swiveling USB port.


Vodafone B4000 LTE-Advanced Router Available in Portugal

Portugal is the first country where the new Vodafone B4000 LTE-Advanced Router is available. Since mid-June you can purchase your new router there, either without contract or with a mobile phone contract. And we can see there are many shops selling unlocked Vodafone B4000 without any contract. If you don’t want to be tied with the network operators, you can consider this unlocked one. The Vodafone B4000 router is manufactured by Huawei and there carries the model name of Huawei E5186. It is the world’s first LTE router for LTE-Advanced (LTE category 6), depending on the tariff and network, up to 300 megabits per second in the downlink can be achieved.


The Vodafone B4000 LTE-Advanced Router will be available over the summer in Germany with Vodafone, we could look at the device 2014 at the CeBIT already precisely. The factory model Huawei E5186 is already available on the market without operators’ logo and customization, it would be great for those who don’t need the operators’ contract. User can buy Huawei E5186 as alternative.


LTE with up to 300 MBit/s downlink
It is the first time the carrier aggregation technology can be bundled support on LTE Category 6, with the various frequency bands. So you can reach up to 300 megabits per second in the downlink in a first stage with 2 × 2 MIMO antenna technology, uploads of up to 50 Mbit/s are as previously possible. The downlink of a doubling of speed compared to LTE Category 4 speed cannot automatically be used from any vendor supporting LTE Category 6: it is expected in Germany “only” 225 Mbit/s to apply on Vodafone, while Vodafone Portugal support up to 300 MBit/s.


WLAN ac and Gigabit Ethernet
The Vodafone B4000 or the Huawei E5186 installed the new WLAN ac for the first time in a cellular router as standard. Assuming a corresponding terminal to LTE category 6 may as well use full wireless speed. But not only the radio interface has been optimized, and the Ethernet ports on the back of Vodafone B4000 are much faster than in previous devices Vodafone B2000 and Vodafone B3000. They now offer speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s.
Vodafone has already demonstrated LTE-Advanced in live operation at the CeBIT 2014. Press representatives could see speeds well in excess of 200 Mbit/s. according to a statement, Vodafone plans from March, the introduction of LTE-Advanced category 6 for the summer of 2014. with a start to the IFA technology, trade show in early September is considered highly probable in Berlin. Here many new products, services and technologies were launched in previous years.

Huawei E3272 4G USB Stick Review

After Huawei E3276, Huawei offers a new model called E3272 for its LTE Stick series. Of course, the model supports LTE Category 4 (up to 150 Mbps) and this is the key feature for this new model. We show more details of E3272 below and reveal whether the acquisition of the mobile travel companion is worthy.

LTE features and characteristics of Huawei E3272

Manufacturer and model number Huawei E3272
Download rate Up to 150 MBit/s
Upload rate Up to 50 MBit/s
Supported LTE bands LTE800; LTE900; LTE1800; LTE2100; LTE 2600
( Band 1/3/7/8/20)
Backward compatible with: DC-HSPA+, UMTS, GSM-Frequency (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz)
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
Connector for external antenna yes; 2 antenna connectors type CRC-9 available
LTE Category: LTE Modem to Category 4 (CAT4)
Chipset HiSilicon Balong 710 (V7R1)
Dimensions (LxWxH) 93.3 mm x 30 mm x 13,3 mm; 35 Gramm
USB-Standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion yes; With 32 GB MicroSD
Compatible Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7+8, Mac OS (above 10.4)



Huawei unveiled the device for more than one year; it is easy to find shop online for Huawei E3272. Now it’s already available for many European operators.



From the appearance, we can see huawei E3272 is not similar to E3276, which has a rotatable USB, while E3272 is a compact USB. Users should not be blinded by the lower model number after the “E”. For Huawei means, confusingly, higher is not always new. User might think that the technology department rolls this out for the marketing department.

The most important is that we can benefit from Huawei sticks. Huawei E3272 supports the frequencies 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz – hence the E3272 could work with all major providers in Europe areas. With unlocked Huawei E3272, user can travel to Middle East and Asia. As already indicated, the LTE modem is compatible with LTE Category 4, which can be achieved download speeds of up to 150 Mbps and upload speed up to 50 Mbps. In addition, the Huawei E3272 is backward with all relevant previous mobile radio standards (3G/2G). If located not at LTE coverage area, your device automatically switches to the next best technology, such as UMTS or HSDPA.


A key difference for E3272 and E3276 is the built-chipset. Here Huawei E3272 relies on a HiSilicon Balong 710 (V7R1). Also new is a “HiLink” mentioned technology, which we introduce the following short.




“HiLink” hides an innovation from Huawei, which aims to accelerate the start-up and thus to connect to the Internet enormously. After plugging in, as promised by the manufacturer, Configuration shall be unnecessary and it is online only 15 seconds. 15 seconds is for driver auto installation, setup, and connection! This is a small revolution in fact. Our editorial team has already taken several tests with various sticks, such as ZTE, in the past. Some devices need only  install the software for up to 15 minutes, followed by complex configuration and excruciatingly long load times if necessary. Now it is finally turned to the Web Interface. This means installing extra software is no longer necessary – the operation easily handled via the browser, so as the Huawei E3272. However, “HiLink” is not a novelty from the E3272. Various predecessors already had the feature.



One criticism, however, is still there. While many other models of Huawei have a swiveling USB port, which proved to be user-friendly, but Huawei E3272 is unfortunately missing this feature. When used in conjunction with a laptop, user has to connect the E3272 via USB extension cable.



The E3272 is a rock solid LTE stick, which is technically on the amount of time. Those who does not need a Wi-Fi hotspot, can safely access via E3272. The relatively low price convinced. Significant innovations and improvements are attractive.


ZTE MF93E 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

Following Huawei E5776, the candidates ZTE has a new 4G mobile hotspot now with LTE support and colorful screen on offer – ZTE MF93E. We have all the key data summarized for you and show you where advantages and disadvantages are similar to Huawei models and whether the purchase worthwhile.



LTE features and characteristics of ZTE MF93E
Manufacturer and model number ZTE MF93E
Download rate up to 100 MBit/s
Upload rate up to 50 MBit/s
Supported LTE bands LTE 1.8, 2.6 GHz (FDD) & 2.3, 2.6 GHz (TDD)
Backward compatible with: DC-HSPA+ / HSPA+ / UMTS / EDGE / GSM / GPRS
Support LTE-Advanced no
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
Connector for external antenna yes; 2 antenna sockets, type TS-9 available (buy ZTE MF93E antenna)
LTE Category: LTE Modem to Category 3 (CAT3)
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9215
Dimensions (LxWxH) 107 mm x 61 mm x 16 mm and 105 Gramm
USB-Standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion yes; With 32 GB MicroSD
Battery capacity 2800 mAh,  10 hours
Compatible Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7+8, Mac OS (above 10.4)
Release March 2014
Availability on www.4gltemall.com
Handbuch PDF unfortunately not yet available online


ZTE MF93E is a so-called “mobile hotspot” router. This type of device looks like space-saving mobile phone in pocket size, but they would provide just wireless network with router function. So users can go outside not just with one terminal, actually , in this case, up to 10 wireless devices could be taken if there is ZTE MF93E in hand.




Technical data


The ZTE MF93E supports LTE category 3 at 1800 & 2600 MHz (FDD mode), and 2300 & 2600 in the TDD modulation mode. The latter, however, is largely prevalent in Asia. The LTE band 800 MHz is not covered, which means some insignificant shortcoming in certain area and countries. LTE Category 3 allowed data rates of up to 100 Mbps for downstream and 50 Mbps for upstream. In addition, however, the router can also access major 3G and 2G standards to the Internet, such as UMTS, HSPA+, EDGE or GSM.





The WLAN module is working on 802.11b/g/n, so that internal networking data rates of up to 150 Mbps can be achieved. This is not necessarily “often state the art”, but at least functional. After all, this is not self-evident; the operation in the dual band of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz is possible. In addition, there are two TS-9 ports located on the bottom for connecting an external antenna to the receiving optimization. ZTE MF93E has a battery of quite handsome capacity of 2800 mAh, which should be sufficient for 9-10 hours operating time. Of course, the user can also operate on AC power, provided a power source is present.






On the front, ZTE MF93E has built a color information display. This is partly for control and also displays any relevant connection status, such as the radio standard used or surfing data volume during the online session.




There is no doubt that ZTE MF93E is a very visually attractive device. Since the release time is too long ago in the first quarter of 2014, there are no technically new similar models for competition. The MF93E is most likely comparable with Huawei E589, which has similar specifications, but not all.




In conclusion, ZTE MF93E satisfies the LTE category 3, and supports the maximum speed to 100Mbps, which is good enough for normal use under good network condition. Also the battery is good enough with 3000 mAh capacity. But if you want LTE category 4 mobile WiFi, the best alternative would be the Huawei E5372, which is already offering LTE Category 4 and connection speed reach up to 150mbps. Whether you think ZTE MF93E is suitable for you or not, you must make your own decision if you a real good 4G pocket MiFi.


Huawei E5372 4G LTE MiFi

Huawei E5372 was supposed to be the best LTE MiFi Router since 2013. Because E5372 MiFi is characterized by the support of almost all currently popular mobile radio standards, and has excellent mobility characteristics, thus Huawei E5372 is ideally suited for travel. We have found the following the most important features of E5372, along with the test report.

Features and characteristics of Huawei E5372

Manufacturer and model number Huawei E5372
Download rate Up to 150 MBit/s
Upload rate bis Up to 50 MBit/s
Supported LTE Bands: LTE Band 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz
Backup compatible Standards HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS 850, 900 and 2100 MHz;EDGE, GPRS (2G) 850/900/1800/1900MHz
MIMO Support: Yes, 2×2
Connector for external antenna Yes, two TS-9 connector (Buy Huawei E5372 Antenna)
Category: LTE Modem to Category 4 (CAT4)
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN Ports No, only wireless
WLAN Standards WLAN 802.11b/g/n
5 GHz WLAN support Yes
Encoding WEP, WPA/WPA2
USB 1x USB 2.0
Integrated battery about 1750mAh (duration about 5-6 hours)
Dimensions (H | B | T) and weight 99 x 62 x 14.4 mm and 130 Gramm
Information material
Test Report Huawei E5372 Test Report
Review Huawei E5372 Review (of identical R215)
Available at: On www.4gltemall.com





On Huawei E5372, there is virtually nothing to be desired. It has not only mastered LTE in the popular category 3 but also supports the closest modern variant CAT4. This means that download rates can be reach as far as 100 Mbit/s, even 150 Mbit/s. The E5372 Router can be used virtually with all LTE providers in European countries, as the bands are supported at 800,900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. It’s a pity that Huawei E5372 can’t be used with 4G networks in United States. But the device offers backward compatibility to all relevant 3G and 2G standards. So the 3G DC-HSDPA+ is supported. Under poor reception conditions, an external antenna can be connected. On the bottom there are two slots for the type TS-9 antenna.

In the Wi-Fi range, up to 10 users can be connected via hotspot on the Huawei E5372. Configuration is done via a menu in the web browser. The installation of special software is therefore not necessary. The integrated battery is characterized by a capacity of 1780 mAh, which should be enough for an operating time of 6 hours according to the manufacturer. If user operates the router using the USB cable to the laptop or PC, the power supply is continuous.



And user can also control the device via app. For Apple devices, a special free version called “Mobile WiFi App” is available. Important information, such as signal strength, connection time and data volume consumed, displayed in a small front panel.


Huawei E5786 4G LTE Cat6 Mobile Hotspot Review

Huawei E5786 will be the first CAT6 router in the world, at least it is till now. In the summer of 2014, the model could come on the market. Let’s have a look which key data of the Mobile Hotspot will provide and whether the acquisition could be worthwhile.

LTE features and characteristics of Huawei E5786

Manufacturer and model number Huawei E5786 Mobile Wi-Fi
Download rate Up to 300 MBit/s
Upload rate Up to 50 MBit/s
Supported LTE Bands 800, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz
Backwards compatible with LTE CAT 3&4, DC-HSPA+, HSPA+, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM
Support LTE-Advanced Yes
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
Connector for external antenna yes; 2 antenna sockets, type TS-9 (Buy Huawei E5786 Antenna)
LTE Category LTE Modem to Category 6 (CAT6)
Chipset Hisilicon | HPM Coretx A9 processor
WLAN Standards 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
WLAN hotspot Function yes – WiFi connection for up to 10 devices
Dimensions (WxHxD) 106 x 66 x 15.9 mm and 155 Gramm
USB-Standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion Yes; With 32 GB MicroSD
Compatible Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7+8, Mac OS (ab 10.4)
Release Summer or fall 2014
User manual Not yet available




Who will be first?


In February 2014 at the Mobile World Congress, the Chinese manufacturer Huawei announced the world’s first Mifi router for LTE-Advanced, model number is E5786. Whether it is also the first mobile router available with support for LTE CAT6, is still open. The rival ZTE has a similar device, the “ZTE Flare“in the pipeline. This seems has higher quality than the counterpart of Huawei. To seem more details between them, click here.


LTE-Advanced Router


As already indicated, the E5786 is the first LTE-Advanced router for Category 6 (CAT6 supported). The current LTE networks in Europe meet Category 3 and 4 (CAT 3/4), after the release 8 In the summer, may operators are trying to upgrade the network to the next generation, which promises 300 Mbits/s in the download. In practice, the speed is still in doubt under the current level. However, these data rates will initially be available only in select cities and probably rarely achieved in practice. Definitely, it would need new devices supporting CAT6 to receive LTE-Advanced. Huawei and ZTE will provide all possibility at the first devices.


Mobile CAT6 WLAN Router


The mini router E5786 supports LTE on nearly all common bands, for example, 800, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. Of course, Huawei E5786 dominated Carrier aggregation and thus can achieve up to 300 Mbit/s down and 50 Mbps upload rate. Huawei E5786 can also support earlier LTE-categories, as well as 3G and 2G wireless standards. The display is unfortunately still not monochrome and colored, which are already offered by ZTE flare. In mobile communications, smart Huawei relies on Hisilicon with a HPM Cortex 9 processor. On the other hand, ZTE flare is with a modern block Qualcomm Gobi 9 × 30 Chipset in ultrathin 20nm technology. It is quite possible that here ZTE flare will have more follower.


Users must login to set up the E5786 Wi-Fi hotspot, where up to 10 other devices could be connected. And over all common WLAN standards (802.11 a / b / g / n / ac) are supported. Data are exchanged internally with up to 300 MBit/s via WLAN AC. The operation is running in dual band either on 2.4 or 5 GHz.



There are some negative features, such as the battery is not replaceable. The capacity is 3000 mAh, practically high standard. This capacity to create 10 hours of online work is possible or 500 hours standby. The power could be the “Power Reserve” for other devices (such as smartphones) in an emergency.


As usual, Huawei E5786 operates via the browser, you can integrate smartphones into the network in the shortest time, which greatly simplifies the setup. In addition, Huawei offered special app can monitor and configure the wireless network. The interface also provides information such as the used traffic and provides the wireless data rate. What’s more, the connectors for external antennas and a micro-SD slot, can also be found as usual.



Huawei B880 4G LTE Wireless Gateway Review

The Huawei B880 is available at www.4gltemall.com since the beginning of this year. It’s not a new LTE router on the market. But many people don’t quite know about this LTE Category 4 WiFi router. About LTE Category 4, speeds of up to 150 megabits per second downstream are achievable, provided the network and the tariff are also suitable. As a stationary router, Huawei B880 also offers a powerful WLAN module and a LAN interface for easy connection of a network-enabled device. The following data sheet you will find all the details for the Huawei B880.

Features and characteristics of Huawei B880

Manufacturer and model number Huawei B880
Chipset HiSilicon Hi6920
Download rate Up to 150 MBit/s
Upload rate Up to 50 MBit/s
Supported LTE Bands: LTE 2600 MHz / 1800 MHz / 800 MHz
backward compatible with: DC-HSPA+/ UMTS  (900 und bei UMTS 2100 MHz)
and GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
Connector for external antenna yes, 2 SMA connectors (Buy Huawei B880 Antenna)
Category: LTE Modem to Category 4 (CAT4)
With integrated telephone system yes, VOIP SIP Client
Connection for analog phones yes, 1xRJ11
integrator answering machine
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN Ports 1 LAN Port; 1 WAN Port
WLAN Standards 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi for up to 32 users
5 GHz WLAN support no
Encoding WEP, WPA, WPA2
USB yes, 1x USB 2.0
Dimensions / Weight 15cm x 18cm x 9cm/ 400g
Information material
Manual Not available online
Available to buy on 4gltemall.com



Compact design, fast LTE


The Huawei B880 is distinguished by the design quite different from its sister model, the Huawei B593. The latter is available for “Vodafone B2000” or “Telekom Speedport LTE II”. The B880 is not only smaller than the B593, and it also has a completely different design and has fewer connection ports on the back. Inside the Huawei B880, there is a HiSilicon Hi6920 modem which supports speed up to 150 Mbit/s over LTE Category 4. If there is no LTE available on site, it is accessible via the UMTS accelerator DC-HSPA+ and nevertheless still get a speed of up to 42.2 Mbit/s in the downlink and 5.76 Mbit/s in the uplink. Two rear connectors on the back allow requesting the gain of the radio signal.


Devices of all kinds are either connected via LAN cable or via WLAN with the Huawei B880 LTE router. The LAN port reaches a maximum of 100 Mbit/s, Wi-Fi speed at least 150 Mbit/s. At least one Gigabit LAN port would have it may be. The maximum 32 WiFi devices could be connected simultaneously, which is appropriate for most users. As a special feature to mention is the USB 2.0 interface. Storage media or printers on the network for several terminals are available. After configuration is done, just like a normal router, a corresponding web interface that can be opened in any browser.



VoIP Function


As one of the few LTE Routers, Huawei B880 also has a phone function. While no calls are possible directly via the mobile network, but the device is designed for Voice over IP (VoIP) and can be configured accordingly. An analog telephone can be connected to the RJ-11 port on the back.


Availability and Price


The Huawei B880 LTE router is in online trading, the unlocked Huawei B880 would work with almost all the 4G network operators in Europe, Asia and Australia. So If you are want higher link speed, Huawei B880 is a good wireless gateway to consider.


How to Update Huawei E398 Firmware

Just like mobile phone, if a 4G modem is used for long time, there will be some errors such sudden connection terminated, no signal, don’t read SIM card, no response when plug in etc.. During this time, it’s necessary to update the firmware of the 4G modem and let it work well. This process is like the re-install the operation system in PC. After update, the 4G modem will connect smoothly, and quickly. In some case, the connection speed may increase obviously with same SIM card.


Huawei E398 is one of the best 4G USB modem that was used by thousands of customers over the world. Some users may want to update the firmware of their E398 but can’t find the driver or don’t know the user guide to update. Today, we will give the guide how to update the firmware of Huawei E398, hope it would help our customer to have better surfing experience on 4G networks:

1.  Plug the Huawei E398 to your PC

2. Install the old driver that is already with the E398

3. Download the update driver for E398 here: http://speedy.sh/jGaVd/E398-Update-11.335.31.00.000.B757.rar

4. Run the driver and follow the steps to update the firmware

5. On the third step, there is flash code required to proceed. On the website http://www.modemunlock.com/huawei.php  you can enter the IMEI number of your E398 and let it calculate, you will get the flash code

6. Enter the flash code to process the update. After finished, your E398 is with new firmware now


What we have to mention is that on the step 5, you will also get the unlock code of your Huawei E398, if you want to unlock your E398, you can do it after firmware update. The website calculate your E398 unlock code, you note it and plug a SIM card that is different from the locked network, it will require unlock code to let them work together, now you can enter the noted unlocked code and get unlocked Huawei E398.


But if your E398 is already unlocked, it’s unnecessary to do the unlocking again. Any questions, welcome to leave your message on the blog.