TP-Link M7650 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

The Chinese network specialist TP-Link was present at CeBIT 2017 and presented its new, mobile LTE router M7650. Purely optical, the model looks similar to the little brother TP-Link M7310, but inside is much more powerful hardware. With LTE Cat11 technology, the new TP-Link M7650 can handle a bandwidth of up to 600 Mbit/s in the download. Another highlight is that the M7650 provide networking with up to 32 devices via the WLAN network.

Features and characteristics of TP-link M7650
Manufacturer and type: TP Link M7650
Chipset: Qualcomm
LTE category: Cat. 11
Download rate up to: 600 Mbit/s
Upload rate up to: 50 Mbps
Supported LTE bands: B1,3,7,8,20 (800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz)
Downwards compatible with: HSPA+ (42.2 Mbit/s), UMTS, Edge, GPRS, GSM
Support for LTE-Advanced: Yes
MIMO Support: No
Connection for external antenna: No
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN Ports: no
WLAN Standards: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
5 GHz WLAN Support: Yes
Encryption: WEP / WPA / WPA2
WLAN Hotspot Function: Yes
Battery pack: 3.000 mAh
Dimension: 112.5 x 66.5 x 16mm
Memory Card Expansion: Yes
Release: 2017
Price: 469.00USD
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TP-Link M7650 – Powerful Mobile Hotspot

The new portable 4G router looks smart. In order to meet the ever-increasing maximum bandwidths in the LTE networks, a modem has been installed, which the Internet speed could achieve at up to 600 Mbps ( Cat. 11 ) via LTE accesses. The upload is, however, with a maximum of 50 Mbit/s. At the moment (at the end of March 2017) the manufacturer didn’t release detail specifications of this new model. Therefore, we cannot known all the technical specifications, such as the dimension and weight. However, TP-Link confirmed, among other things.

The first thing, the M7650 could reach download speed up 600 Mbit/s. The WiFi module of the M7650 makes a good job here, as up to 867 Mbit/s are implemented via a 5 gigahertz frequency. Devices that do not support WLAN at 5 GHz can get network with 2.4 GHz. With this spectrum, up to 300 Mbit/s can still be implemented in the download. This mobile LTE router should not be blamed for the battery life. According to the manufacturer, with 3,000 mAh rechargeable battery, a maximum of 15 hours of continuous operation is possible. A mobile device can not only be connected with the M7650 via hotspot, but also configure the router.


The Chinese corporation TP-link does not show a new design for M7650 so that it can be special out of the mobile gadgets; it just follows the appearance of the M7310. There is a color mixture of silver and black and an informative TFT display. All information relevant to the operation is displayed on the latter, including the LTE signal strength, the battery status, the current speed or the network operator identification, everything is clear. The display measures 1.44 inches in the diagonal, it can be operated via physical buttons. It’s a pity that TP-Link M7650 does not have a touch screen while the similar model Netgear Aircard 810s already provides touch screen for users. What’s more, the integrated memory card slot accommodates microSD cards with a size of up to 32 GB.


Here now, the TP-link M7650 is not yet available on the market. There is another model Netgear Aircard 810s which has similar specifications and it’s already available on the market. If you prefer TP-link M7650, 4G Mobile Broadband Mall ( accept pre-order of this future-proof 4G mobile hotspot. Once we get this TP-link M7650, we would take test and show our report soon.

Netgear Aircard 810s Hotspot Overview

Netgear AC810: a complete hotspot

Aircard 810s is a 4G mobile hotspot that works with the SIM card from a mobile operator in micro-SIM format. Compatible with category 11 for the 4G LTE, it allows download speeds up to 600 Mbps. We also note the presence of a Dual Band mode in order to benefit from better speeds. It is also compatible with 4G LTE and 3G networks throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, as well as with 3G networks around the world. This is what you must need if you are traveling.

The case of Netgear aircard 810s is really small, yet sturdy and can be stored easily in a bag or even in a pocket.


Accessories supplied with the AC810s

Obviously, we have a removable battery that allows you to get up to 11 hours of operation and 250 hours of standby time. A USB3 cable allows recharging to USB and a USB power adapter is provided.

A cable for the Jump Boost technology allows you to charge Smartphone if it has a micro USB jack, from the battery of the AC810.

Multiple Connections

Your devices can connect to Aircard 810s thanks to the very simple creation of an 802.11 ac Wi-Fi network. By default, it already has a network name and a password, all indicated under the battery but you can simply change these parameters via the embedded menu.

Automatic management of the SIM card

If you insert a SIM card that also includes calls, SMS and MMS and not just the data as in our tests, you will be able to see SMS directly on the AC 810 via the Messages menu. We have used two SIM cards from Vodafone and Orange. The PIN code of the SIM card must be entered so that the hotspot automatically retrieves the operator parameters.

Touch screen for the AC810 hotspot

The quality of the screen is correct but do not expect the retina. Here it makes settings simple and effective. It will be noted that this one is tactile and it can managed also on a smartphone in different menus. The return and home buttons are also tactile. This is a 2.4 inch color LCD.

This screen also allows you to view the connection quality and the connection type as well as the data consumed and the number of days remaining for this quota. It’s very useful.


We tested the hotspot with an iPhone , iPad and MacBook Pro connected at the same time and did not encounter any problems. Indeed, the AC810 is capable of accommodating up to 11 devices at the same time.

Autonomy of the AC810

On the autonomy side, 100% load, we can get duration up to 11 hours but in our first tests, soliciting the flow, the autonomy was not high. In the case of a more conventional use without a systematic flow test, this autonomy should indeed be approached.

Plus, a cable is provided, allowing you to charge your Smartphone if it does not have much autonomy. This is the Jump Boost technology. Thus, we will be able to transfer power to the smartphone. Unfortunately for the owners of iPhone and iPad, it is a micro USB and non lightning connectivity.

Features of the AC810 Hotspot

We note that the menu offers access to the operator settings and that it is possible to activate a 5 Ghz Wifi mode, making it possible to obtain better transfer rates, essential with 4G at high speed. Of course, your hardware must be compatible with this Wi-Fi standard in order to get the most out of it. It is actually Wi-Fi N.

Here are the full features:

Network Technology

  • 4G  LTE, category 11 with 3-band carrier aggregation
  • 4G LTE
  • 3G

Supported Network Bands

  • 4G LTE FDD 1/3/7/8/28  (700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz)
  • 4G LTE TDD (available for some carriers)
  • 3G 850/900/1900/2100 MHz


  • 802.11ac/b/g/n
  • Wifi Dual Band 2.4 or 5 GHz

Required configuration

  • Wifi compatible device 802.11ac/b/g/n 2.4 or 5 GHz
  • Windows XP (SP3, 32/64 bit Media Center Edition), or Mac OSX 7.0 or later (Windows Vista, 32, 64, 64, 64 and 64 bits)

Physical characteristics

  • Dimensions: 112 x 69 x 15.5 mm
  • Weight: 132 g
  • Type of SIM card: micro SIM (3FF)
  • Operating autonomy: up to 11 hours
  • Standby time: up to 260 hours
  • Display: 2.4 “touch screen
  • Two connectors for external LTE Antenna(Buy Netgear Aircard 810s Antenna)


  • Mobile Hotspot AirCard 810 (AC810)
  • Removable lithium-ion battery (2,930 mAh)
  • Cable Jump Boost
  • Wall charger
  • USB cable with Micro USB connector
  • Quick Start Guide

We will soon propose a test in mobile use with measurements of flows carried out in several situations. If you want to know more about Netgear aircard 4G, welcome to check here:


4.5G – LTE Advanced Pro

LTE Advanced Pro or 4.5G is a very up-to-date topic in the mobile world. Although the LTE successor 5G is talked much, 4.5G is already used by the network operators, and it already active and already contains many features, which will later also play a large role in 5G. Many carriers in Europe, such as Vodafone and Telekom, have already carried out initial tests with 4.5G or LTE Advanced Pro, which was launched to market shortly before. What you will understand exactly under 4.5G is to be explained in this article.

4.5G: Features

Right from the start: whether 4.5G or LTE Advanced Pro is the same. It is the successor of 4G and/or LTE Advanced. According to the Global Mobile Supplier Association (GSA), a network must support the following standards to be officially considered a 4.5G network:

One of the following features:

  • Ultra short latencies, ULL (ultra-low latency)
  • An extension for machine communication, eg NarrowBand-Iot (NB-IoT) or eMTC

Additionally, at least one of the following features:

  • 4 or more bundled downlink frequency ranges (4CC Downlink Carrier Aggregation, CC here for Component Carrier)
  • The aggregate spectrum aggregated with carrier aggregation exceeds 60 MHz
  • 2 or more bundled Uplink frequency bands (2CC Uplink Carrier Aggregation)
  • Advanced MIMO antenna technology (eg 4 × 4 MIMO, 8 × 8 MIMO, Beamforming, Massive MIMO)
  • 256QAM modulation in the downlink
  • 64QAM modulation in uplink
  • License Assisted Access (LAA), ie the additional use of unlicensed radio spectrum, eg in the 5 GHz frequency range
  • Vehicle-to-X communication (V2X)
  • Mission Critical Push to Talk (MCPTT)
  • Network extensions for improved indoor positioning

The V2X communication is already being tested under some carriers’ networks, for example Vodafone. Recently, there was a corresponding demo at the Mobile World Congress together with the network equipment supplier Huawei. In theory, Vodafone could also bundle significantly more frequency spectrum and thus introduce 4CC or 5CC carrier aggregation, but the provider has so far restricted itself to Triple Carrier Aggregation (LTE 800 + LTE 1800 + LTE 2600).


NB-IoT is used in the LTE band 8, that is to say in the 900 MHz range parallel to GSM, and band 20 (800 MHz) is also to be used. Up to now Telekom has bundled three frequency bands by means of carrier aggregation. In the future, however, the vendor could easily add additional carriers such as Band 8 (900 MHz) or Band 1 (2100 MHz). A significant increase in the downlink speed should therefore be possible in the near future. The use of 4 × 4 MIMO is also being tested in some locations and within the framework of its 5G, Vodafone has long been working on measures to further reduce latencies. Surely these ULL features will also be implemented in the 4.5G network.


What does 4.5G bring to the end customer?

Many 4.5G features are particularly interesting for communication with machines or between machines, eg NB-IoT or ULL. As an end customer with a modern smartphone (from LTE Cat11 or newer, eg Huawei P10 or LG G6), there is one benefit: the maximum possible speed is much higher than what is so far. The expansion of LTE on other frequency bands, eg band 8 or band 1, will allow better network coverage in some places. Massive MIMO, in particular, will have a significant improvement in the average speed for the individual user, particularly at locations with very high capacity utilization.


Netgear AirCard 810s Review

Netgear is known as a leader in the world for mobile connections and has distinguished itself in this field producing various portable 3G/4G devices, which are highly appreciated by users. In the series of wireless aircards, Netgear presented aircard 781s, 782s, 785s, and 790s and the Sierra wireless’s aircard 760s, 762s an 763s. And Netgear doesn’t stop here. New models with upgraded technology become available as time goes.

We got the new modem Netgear AirCard 810S for a long time and we present our views today. It is a Wi-Fi router with the possibility to use with 3G and 4G by your SIM card (in the format mini). On the top, we find a single physical button to switch on and to awaken the display. Once turned on the front screen you will light up and from there you can manage almost all settings, thanks to a convenient touch panel or the two keys (always touch) present alongside.

What’s more, the presence of two connections for external antennas and a removable battery (the SIM card holder is located under it) are very useful for users. If the Netgear aircard 810s is working at some places with weak signal, it’s better to connect 4G LTE MIMO antenna with two TS-9 connectors to improve the signal and surfing performance. The removable battery can provide an option for users to use spare battery.

Signal reception on both 3G and 4G are excellent for long trips by train, and the signal was stable for a long time. We have many devices connected to our Netgear AC810S router using the password supplied, but it can be changed with ease. The display gives you lot of information simultaneously: the connection status, remaining battery power, the network name, password, data consumed since the last reset of the counters and days remaining to next renewal.

After enter in the web interface, we can see three columns: WiFi, Messages and Settings. The first allows us to change the Wi-Fi network settings, such as name, password, or even activate the network in 5 GHz(2.4 GHz as default ) or a network for guests. You can also check which devices are connected. And it also presents WPS and the ability to increase or decrease coverage.


The settings for the Aircard 810s portable router can also control the brightness and screen timeout, the network preference, APN, and airplane mode. What most surprised us, however, is the autonomy of this device. With 2-3 connected devices and an normal mobile use, we found a decrease of about 10% battery every hour spent, which is a pretty good result.

This modem Netgear Aircard 810s, is now available at with unlocked version and various accessories such as external antennas. The price is a little bit high, but it is understandable considering that the aircard 810s as a top range of portable 4G modem. With good battery life, good stability performance, information-rich display and connectors for external antenna, Netgear aircard 810s is still one of the best portable 4G routers. Only the high price and lightweight plastic body are disappointing for potential users.


Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Difference

At the end of February 2017, Huawei presented the two new smartphones Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus at the MWC. Only a few days later, the two phones are already available at first dealers. We already had the opportunity to take the Huawei P10 in our hand and to test briefly, in this article I would like to describe our first impression of the Huawei P10 and, of course, a short overview of the technical data. In addition, we share the images from Huawei about the new phone, in which it presents you the details of the Huawei P10 and also the differences between P10 and P10 Plus!

Huawei P10

The Huawei P10 would be available soon in the colors black, blue, silver and gold. We could see the gold version; this version left a very positive impression. The body is completely gold, a visible frame is not available through the metal design. The display glass is slightly rounded to the sides, which makes the device very handy. It’s in extremely strong similarity to the Apple iPhone 7, which is the first expression when hand the phone. But this should not be a disadvantage, because like the iPhone, the P10 can convince with its case on full line and even offers some advantages: there is a 3.5mm headphone connector and the camera is completely integrated in the case. Nice detail: the power button is red colored like the predecessor Huawei Nova and looks particularly beautiful in connection with the gold case.

The internal memory of the Huawei P10 is 64 GB and can be expanded with a MicroSD memory card, the memory measures 4 GB. As a processor, the HiSilicon Kirin 960 is used, the same model is already used in the Huawei Mate 9. Of course, again, a fast LTE modem is on board, according to Huawei, LTE category 11 is supported, ie up to 600 MBit/s in the downlink and up to 50 MBit/s in the uplink.

The battery of the Huawei P10 is 3,200 mAh large and cannot be changed by the user, which is very common for current flagship smartphone. Huawei supplies a power supply with quick charge function so that the battery can be recharged very quickly. As a connection for charging and data transfer, USB Type C is used, wireless charging function is not available in the Huawei P10.

Huawei P10 Plus

The Huawei P10 Plus is larger than the P10: 153.5 x 74.2 x 6.98 mm are the dimensions, compared to 145.3 x 69.3 x 6.98 mm for the P10. Moreover, it is about 165 grams heavier than the P10. The reason for the larger dimensions is the 5.5 inch display with 2560 x 1440 pixels, while the P10 “only” offers a 5.1 inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels. The processor is the same as the P10, but the memory is somewhat larger with 6 GB and also the internal memory space is 128 GB twice as large as the P10.

The 12 megapixel dual camera of the Huawei P10 Plus is slightly better than the P10, which applies to both the front and the rear. So the P10 Plus has a f1.8 aperture, so more light should be on the sensor than with the f2.2 aperture of the P10. The 8 megapixel front camera of the P10 Plus also offers an autofocus, but the P10 is only a fixed focus. As with the predecessor model Huawei P9, the camera was developed in cooperation with the German company Leica. In a first test, the quality of the P10 camera in bright environments was very good, but in dark environments, the effect is not as good as expected.

Below are the main difference between Huawei P10 and P10 Plus:

Model Huawei P10 Huawei P10 Plus
Screen Size 5.1 inch 5.5 inch
Display material LCD LCD
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 2560 x 1440 pixels
CPU Hisilicon Kirin 960, octa-core, 4*Cortex A73 2.4GHz + 4*Cortex A53 1.8GHz Hisilicon Kirin 960, octa-core, 4*Cortex A73 2.4GHz + 4*Cortex A53 1.8GHz
GPU Mali G71MP8 Mali G71MP8
ROM 64GB/128GB (Expandable to 256GB) 128GB (Expandable to 256GB)
Primary Camera 20MP(Monochome) + 12MP (Color) 20MP(Monochome) + 12MP (Color)
Secondary Camera 8MP 8MP
Battery Capacity 3200mAh 3750mAh
Quick charge 5V/4.5A, Super fast charge 5V/4.5A, Super fast charge
Fingerprint Identification Front Front
NFC Yes Yes
Dimensions 145.3 x 69.3 x 6.98 mm 153.5 x 74.2 x 6.98 mm
Weight 145g 165g


According to Huawei, the P10 is commercially available from March 15, 2017, but a few providers are already delivering it. You can get more information about the P10 and the P10 Plus on the Huawei website or the distributor on .


Huawei B525 4G LTE Cat6 Router Review

More and more network providers in the world are upgrading their LTE network to LTE-advanced with carrier aggregation technology. Consequently, LTE terminals are demanded by the carriers and end users. As we had introduced before, the Huawei E5186 LTE router is the world’s first LTE-advanced router for LTE Category 6, and it was available in the market for almost two years.

Here now, huawei release a new LTE Cat6 router, the model number is Huawei B525. Supporting LTE Cat6 up to 300Mbps download speed, huawei B525 4G Router could connect easily with up to 64 users at top speed to the internet. So Huawei B525 router could be always accessible for you and your friends in office or at home for high speed internet access. The B525 router can be connected using a wireless LAN or Ethernet cable.


As we know, the Huawei B525 is already available for the network provider “Play” and “Telenor” in Europe. And the specific variant model number is Huawei B525s-23a. From the model, we can’t tell which LTE frequency bands are supported by the B525 router. But as a sub-model for European market, we suppose it should support LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38(800/900/1500/1800/2100/2600MHz,TDD 2600MHz). The router is also backward with 2G and 3G network.

From the appearance, we suppose the Huawei B525 comes from the Huawei B315 and of course get upgraded on technical specifications. In addition to 4 RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet ports, there is one RJ11 phone port. On the back, two connectors for external LTE antennas are covered by a cap. The connector type is SMA. Here we have two external LTE antenna for Huawei B525 as below. The powerful antennas ensure the best possible reception.


  1. Indoor LTE Antenna for Huawei B525 LTE Router:


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


Below are the technical specifications from the network providers in Europe for reference:


* LTE FDD (2600/2100/1800/1500/900/800 MHz), LTE TDD (2600 MHz),

* DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/UMTS (2100/900 MHz), GSM/GPRS/EDGE (1900/1800/900/850 MHz)



* Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac (max. 64 users)



* 2 x external antenna connectors (SMA J1.5)

* 4 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, one WAN port

* 1 x USB 2.0 ports

* 2 x external antennas

* 1 x power adapter

* 1 x 1.5 m Ethernet cable and 1 USB cable

Data transfer speeds

* The theoretical maximum speed of the LTE network: DL 300 Mbit/s/ UL 50 Mbit/s

* The theoretical maximum speed of DC-HSPA+ network DL 42Mbit/s / 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM: MicroSIM card slot on the side of the device

Dimensions (WxDxH): 226 × 52 × 163 mm

Weight: 370 g without power supply


If you want to get the unlocked Huawei B525 Router, welcome to check .






Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 R7000LG-100EU Presented

In the summer of 2016, Netgear introduced the LTE modem router “Nighthawk” AC1900 R7000-100LG. The new model can support LTE-Advanced and powerful WLAN for home networking. And the strong functions make the Nighthawk an interesting representative among the LTE routers. In the following, we show what potential prospects of technical finesse await and for whom the purchase is worthwhile.


Features and characteristics of AC1900
Manufacturer and type: Nighthawk AC1900 R7000
Chipset: 1000 MHz; Type unknown
LTE category: CAT6
Download rate up to: 300 Mbit/s
Upload rate up to: 50 Mbps
Supported LTE Frequency bands B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B38, B40
Downwards compatible with: UMTS DC-HSPA+ (up to 40 Mbps)
Support for LTE-Advanced: Yes
MIMO Support: Yes
Integrated telephone system No
Connection for external antenna: No
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN Ports: 4 x 1 Gbit LAN, 1 x modem port
WLAN Standards: 802.11b/g/a/n/ac
5 GHz WLAN Support: Yes
Encryption: WPA / WPA2-PSK, SPI/NAT firewall
WLAN Hotspot Function: No
Battery pack: No battery integrated
Dimension: 30.6 x 20.3 x 260 mm at 1 kg
USB: 1x USB 3.0 / 1x USB 2.0
Memory Card Expansion: No
Release: About July 2016
available at:
Installation Guide:
Detailed manual: »Download the manual (PDF, 5,5 MB, English)


Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 – thanks to LTE-Advanced

With the AC1900 Codename “Nighthawk”, you get an all-round carefree package for modern broadband connections. By using a micro SIM card equipped with a LTE data tariff, LTE speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s can be achieved in the download and a maximum of 50 Mbit/s in the upload. This corresponds to LTE-A of category 6 (CAT6). In order to realize these bandwidths, two-band carrier aggregation with up to 40 megahertz is used. The equipment of the used LTE bands is for the use in European areas without gaps. The most important 4G frequencies in Europe, 800 Megahertz, 1,800 Megahertz and 2,600 Megahertz, are supported by the Nighthawk. If the LTE reception is not sufficient, backward bands can also be used on 3G (UMTS). Here the band 1 (2,100 Megahertz) and 8 (900 Megahertz) are used.

Netgear Netgear R7000 provides powerful hardware

The hardware platform of the LTE router reads quite usable. For example, a 1 gigahertz clocked dual-core processor is working inside the device with 256 MB of RAM. In addition, 128 MB Flash-ROM was integrated. In addition to the connection via WLAN, four LAN ports can also be used for the network connection. In addition, there is an additional port for connecting a cable or DSL modem. A 1.5 meter long Ethernet cable is included to get started. Unfortunately, external LTE antennas cannot be connected.

The cable-connected connection possibilities for end devices such as USB sticks and printers were implemented with 1x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0. WPA and WPA2 with PSK provide the necessary security during data transfer with the WLAN connection, as well as two firewalls (SPI and NAT). An LED on the Nighthawk signals the current operating status. The WPS button for an uncomplicated and fast connection from the terminal to the router is also on board, in addition, the AC1900 is VPN-capable.

Maximum 1.9 Gbit/s bandwidth and open source


What is special in the Netgear AC1900 Router is the possibility to use both an LTE connection as well as cable-bound Internet. Due to the combination of WLAN frequencies 2.4 GHz (with 256 QAM support) and 5 Gigahertz, WLAN ac is theoretically possible up to 1.9 Gbit/s. The high data rate is achieved by combining WLAN at 2.4 and 5 GHz, beamforming technology and triple MIMO via the well-visible paddle antennas. The use of two Internet connections, in this case LTE/UMTS and fixed network, prevents a connection termination. If the 4G signal is weak, the fixed network takes over, the cable-bound interface is interrupted, the mobile radio jumps in. Further safety functions, System optimizations or setting possibilities can be supplemented by programmers thanks to Open Source. You can find the firmware for the AC1900 R7000 “Nighthawk” and other routers.