How to set up guest Wi-Fi on the Vodafone GigaCube CAT19?

With the guest Wi-Fi your guests surf with their own devices on the Internet. But do not access the contents of your home network. The guest WLAN ensures effective privacy and security.

Turn on Guest Wi-Fi – Here’s how:

  1. Make sure your Vodafone GigaCube CAT19 is connected to the internet.
  2. Open the GigaCube web interface.
  3. Click on  WLAN> Guest WLAN.
  4. Use the indicator next to Guest Wi-Fi to turn the access on or off.
  5. Set up your guest Wi-Fi now.
  6. Select the duration of use.
  7. Give your guest Wi-Fi your own Wi-Fi name (SSID)and your own Wi- Fi password.
  8. Click Save.

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Manage Vodafone GigaCube CAT19 via the HUAWEI SmartHome App

  1. Download the Huawei SmartHome App from Google Play or the App Store .
  2. Install the Huawei SmartHome app on your smartphone or tablet.
  3. Turn on the GigaCube CAT19.
  4. Open the Huawei SmartHome app.
  5. Agree to the user agreement.
  6. Swipe with your finger 3 times to the left across the display. Press Next.
  7. Select Connect.
  8. Select QR Code Scan.
  9. Scan the QR code from the bottom of your GigaCube CAT19 or the installation guide.
  10. The devices now connect via Wi-Fi.
  11. Tip in the Huawei SmartHome app to sign up.
  12. Enter the login password. Good to know: You can find it on the bottom of the GigaCube.
  13. Change to security Your login password to your own password. So you are even safer.
  14. Open under ToolsSettings > Account Settings > Change login password.
  15. Enter the current password.
  16. Enter a new password.
  17. Confirm the new password.
  18. Tip on the checkmark in the upper right corner of the display.
  19. Dial LoginEnter your new login password.
  20. You are now connected to your device and your GigaCube CAT19 via the Huawei SmartHome app.
    Manage via the app eg your Wi-Fi settings.

 

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Vodafone Gigacube Cat19 LED indicators lights and flashes means

LED indicator lights LED indicator flashes
Signal * No LED lights up: no mobile connection

* 1 green LED lights up: weak mobile radio reception

* 2 green LED lights: good mobile radio reception

* 3 green LED lights: very good mobile radio reception

LAN * No LED lightt: Ethernet cable not connected
* Green: Ethernet cable connected
Green: device connected, data transmission
Wireless Internet Access No LED is lit: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz connections are closed * Green: WLAN switched on
* Fast Green: Connecting to 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz using WPS
Power * No LED lights up: GigaCube switched off
* Green: GigaCube switched on
Status * No LED is lit: connection to the data service is disconnected
* Green: data service is connected
Fast Green: Firmware Update
Mode LED Red = Error: This indicator is solid red when the CPE 1) maintains the offline mode while the temperature protection function is running or 2) the SIM card can not be identified. Or the PIN is not entered or the PIN check fails.
3) Or does not have access to the wireless network
Mode LED Cyan: 4G | LTE mode
Mode LED Blue: 3G mode
Mode LED Yellow: 2G mode

 

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FAQs for Vodafone GigaCube Cat19

Do the Vodafone GigaCube Cat19 support public IP addresses?

– No, public IP addresses are currently not supported. With the GigaCube rates, a private IP address is automatically stored.

 

Can I connect my landline telephone to the GigaCube?

– No, that will not work. The telephone connection on the GigaCube is shut down. There are no voice services for the GigaCube rate on the SIM card. You also can not use the GigaCube’s phone port with another SIM card with voice services.

 

Can I also use the GigaCube in my motorhome?

– Yes, with the Vodafone GigaCube you can even surf in the car, motorhome and camping.
You only need Vodafone mobile reception and a car converter for the cigarette lighter or 12V connection.
Or use the GigaCube external battery.

 

Does the GigaCube have voice recognition?

– No. You can only control and set it up via the GigaCube web interface.

More about this: How to set up your Vodafone Gigacube Cat19?

Quectel BC97 LTE Cat-NB2 and GSM Module Presented

The LTE cellular module manufacturer Quectel presented its first dual-mode LTE Cat-NB2 / GSM module at the end of February at the Mobile World Congress. The module is Quectel BC97, which can switch between NB-IoT and GSM technologies according to the coverage of one to the other of networks. At the MWC, the BC97 module sample displays compact dimensions of 23.6 x 19.9 x 2.2 mm and is compatible with the GSM/GPRS M95 variant, allowing a smooth migration from one design to the next NB-IoT while minimizing costs and development time, says the Taiwanese firm.

 

Presented in a surface mount box (LCC + LGA), the Quectel BC97 Module also supports voice communications on GSM and Bluetooth Low Energy technology. Equipped with a rich set of interfaces (USB, USIM, UART, A/D conversion, SPI, GPIO, MIC audio …) and compatible with the incremental update mechanism of low-level software DFOTA (Delta Firmware Over- The-Air), the Quectel LTE module targets diverse and varied applications such as shared bikes, smart parking, Bluetooth gateways, smart meters, smart city, asset tracking, smart home appliances, electronic devices carried on oneself, agricultural and environmental monitoring devices, etc.

 

The migration of GSM to LTE and 5G is irreversible,” said Doron Zhang, vice president of Quectel. But the GSM network, because of its extensive coverage, will remain operational for many years, especially in some developing countries. With its GSM fallback mode, the BC97 module can accommodate existing GSM networks and switch to NB-IoT in a progressive and transparent manner for the user as the NB-IoT infrastructure is unfolded. ”

 

It will be recalled that the NB-IoT version known as LTE Cat-NB2 refers to Release 14 of the 3GPP specifications, the first version of the NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1) having been detailed in Release 13.

Quectel EP06 LTE Cat6 Module

The Quectel EP06 is an LTE Category 6 module, which allows downstream speeds up to 300Mbps and upstream speeds up to 50Mbps. In Mini PCIe form factor, Quectel EP06 could be easily mounted in an LTE broadband Router with a port type such as ZBT-WE826T and MTK MT7623. Since more and more LTE advanced Pro modules available now, the EP06 card is in good price now based on the main features below:

2 frequency band aggregation in most regions (depending on model):

  • Support UMTS/HSPA+ besides LTE
  • Support GNSS, GPS with dedicated antenna port
  • Support DFOTA, eCall and DTMF
  • Support MIMO technology

 

Among which, the 2 antenna ports and the GNSS port are in Ipex format. There are several version of this card such as EP06-E, EP06-A, EP06-LA, EP06-APAC etc…

The Quectel EP06-E version could support following frequency bands:

  • LTE-FDD B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28/B32
  • LTE-TDD B38/B40/B41
  • The 2AC aggregation available on:
  • B1 + B1/B5/B8/B20/B28
  • B3 + B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28
  • B7 + B5/B7/B8/B20/B28
  • B20 + B32
  • B38 + B38
  • B40 + B40
  • B41 +B41

 

Like other Quectel 4G LTE Modules, the EP06 module could be controlled by AT commands, which is documented by the manufacturer. A certain mastery of the subject is necessary, but if you have acquired your router box under OpenWRT or ROOter, it is that you have at least knowledge about it. And this will allow you to configure it with little opinions.

 

The Quectel EP06 card is basically designed for the M2M industrial market, so it meets the standards of this market. In particular, it supports the firmware update via DFOTA from an FTP server for example.

Telit Presents LM940 Module for 600 Mbit/s Connectivity

As the specialist of radio connectivity modules and publisher of software and service platforms for the Internet of Things (IoT) market, Telit unveiled the first Mini PCIe module LM940, which is the first card in the world to support LTE download speed to 600Mbps. The Telit LM940 module offers full Mini PCI Express format (50.95 x 30 x 2.8 mm) capable of supporting LTE-Advanced Category 11 (Cat-11) technology. The Telit LM940 specifications are very similar to the current hot LTE-advanced pro module Sierra Wireless AirPrime EM7565.

The LM940, which is expected to be approved by several mobile operators in the fourth quarter of 2018, is capable of operating in the temperature range of -40 ° C to + 85 ° C and achieves this through support the carrier aggregation technology (three in this case) and 256QAM modulation. Telit LM940 is based on Qualcomm’s LTE Snapdragon X12 Modem as well as a satellite positioning receiver and is also capable of transmitting 75 Mbit/s in the upstream channel.

“The LM940 module will be of particular interest to OEMs in the 4G cellular router and gateway market, which demand ever higher bandwidths to satisfy applications such as digital signage and automotive infotainment,” commented Sam Lucero, the analyst at IHS Research, “We anticipate the sale of more than six million cellular IoT gateways by 2021, compared to nearly two million in 2016, for a market that will be worth slightly more than $ 1.6 billion that year. “

Huawei Mate 20 VS Mate 20 PRO VS Mate 20 X

Huawei Mate 20 Series Main Difference

Model Mate 20  Mate 20 Pro Mate 20 X
Colors Midnight Blue, Twilight, Black Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Twilight, Pink Gold, Black Midnight Blue, Phantom Silver
Storage * 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM
* 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
* 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
* 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM
* 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM
* 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
* 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM
CPU HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
Unlock mode Fingerprint(rear-mounted) Face ID + Fingerprint(under display) Fingerprint(rear-mounted)
Front Camera 24MP 24MP 24MP
Rear Camera 12MP + 16MP + 8MP 40MP + 20MP + 8MP 40MP + 20MP + 8MP
Battery 4000mAh 4200mAh 5000mAh
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Water Proof IP53 dust and splash protection IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins) IP53 dust and splash protection
OS Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.0 Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.0 Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.0
Display 6.53 inches 6.39 inches 7.2 inches
Screen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen AMOLED capacitive touchscreen AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
PPI 381 538 346
Resolution 1080 x 2244 pixels 1440 x 3120 pixels 1080 x 2244 pixels
Dimensions 158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm 174.6 x 85.4 x 8.2 mm

TP-link M7450 VS Huawei E5885

Since Huawei 4G pocket WiFi router had been a great success in many countries, TP-link followed the steps of Huawei and also presented many 4G WiFi pocket routers. Though they are not as well-known as Huawei pocket WiFi routers, they have similar functions to provide reliable performance like TP-link WiFi routers. TP-Link M7450 is one of the 4G+ Cat6 routers. Some customers asked what the difference is between the TP-Link M7450 and Huawei E5885, and which one is better to buy. Today, we will compare the two pocket WiFi routers and see which one is better.

Huawei E5885 VS TP-Link M7450 Specifications

To know the detail functions of Huawei E5885 and TP-Link M7450, let’s have a look at the Huawei E5885 specifications comparison with TP-link M7450 Specs in the table below:

 

Model TP-Link M7450 Huawei E5885Ls-93a
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6
Chipset Qualcomm Hisilicon LTE Cat6 chipset
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B38, B40, B41 * FDD-LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20
* TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 32 users 32 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No connector No connector
Buy Antenna N/A N/A
App management tpMiFi APP Huawei Hilink APP 3.0
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Removable, 3000 mAh Non-removable, 6400mAh
Dimensions 112.5 x 66.5 x 16mm  112.00 x 69.20 x 23.00mm
Ethernet Port No On port for WAN/LAN port(RJ-45)
Datasheet download TP-link M7450 Datasheet Huawei E5885 Datasheet
User Manual TP-link M7450 User Manual Huawei E5885 Manual
Other features 2 band CA Power bank, CA, NFC
Firmware download TP-link M7450 Firmware Huawei E5885 Firmware
Drivers TP-link M7450 driver Huawei E5885 driver
Reviews TP-link M7450 review Huawei E5885 Review
Price 289.00USD 279.00USD

Summary

From the spec table, we can see the Huawei E5885 and TP-link M7450 are both LTE Cat6 mobile WiFi hotspot which could achieve peak download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. They both provide WiFi 802ac on dual-bands and support up to 32 wireless devices with 2 x 2 MIMO technology. But there are many obvious differences to note:

  1. LTE Frequency Bands

Huawei E5885 and TP-link M7450 both support FDD-LTE & TDD-LTE networks, but TP-link M7450 supports mainly the frequency bands popular in Asia and Europe. Huawei E5885 supports LTE band 4, which is widely deployed in American areas, so Huawei E5885 could not only work well in Aisa and European countries, it can also work well in American countries.

 

  1. Battery

Like other TP-link LTE mobile WiFi, he TP-link M7450 battery is removable and has the capacity of 3000mAh, while the Huawei E5885 has a battery pack of 6400mAh and the battery is non-removable. The large battery of Huawei E5885 makes it work like a power bank to charge other devices, which is a very useful function. With the large battery, Huawei E5885 is a little bit thicker than common 4G pocket WiFi routers.

  1. Interface

TP-link M7450 has only a Mini USB port for charge, but Huawei E5885 has not only the Mini USB port to charge and the USB 2.0 port to charge other devices, but also one Ethernet port for both LAN & WAN, which is also a practical function if user travel to places where only Ethernet connection is available.

 

  1. Price

The TP-link M7450 price is a little bit more expensive than Huawei E5885 price, but not too much. But we don’t think the TP-link M7450 is worth this price, on this price, you can consider the higher level pocket WiFi Netgear Aircard 810s.

 

In conclusion, we think the Huawei E5885 is more powerful and practical for users. And we recommend Huawei E5885 if you would buy one pocket WiFi router from the two.

 

Huawei B612 VS Huawei B310

Since 4G LTE networks are more and more popular, people usually need one or more home WiFi router for the terminals at home to access the internet. Huawei had provided many wireless router models for home usage and many of the Huawei Home WiFi routers are very well-known by the users. The Huawei B310 router is one of them. A few months ago, Huawei presented a new 4G home WiFi router named Huawei B612. For those people who are looking for a home WiFi router, they may want to know what the difference is between the Huawei B612 and Huawei B310, and which one is better to buy. You may check below the images of the two routers and specs comparisons, in the summary, we will list the key difference between them for the reference.

Huawei B612 VS Huawei B310 Specifications

 

Model Huawei B612 Huawei B310
Product type Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port LTE WiFi Router
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.4
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset Hisilicon Balong
LTE Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands Huawei B612s-25d:  B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B38/B40/B41/B42/B43
Huawei B612s-51d: B2/B4/B5/B7/B41
* Huawei B310s-927:  B1/B3/B8/B40
* Huawei B310As-852: B3/B7/B8/B38/B39/B40/B41
* Huawei B310s-22: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20
* Huawei B310s-518: B1/B2/B4/B5/B7/B28
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac, single-band 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n, single-band 2.4GHz
Max supported users 32 users 32 users
MIMO 4 x 4 MIMO n/a
Antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B612 external antenna Huawei B310 external antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Standard SIM
Battery NO No
Dimensions 240 × 155 × 78 mm 181.0mm x 126.0mm x 70.0mm
Interfaces * 3 x LAN port(RJ45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-female)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
* 1 x power adapter port
* 3 x LAN port(RJ45)(Depends)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)(depends)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5)
* One SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port(depends)
Datasheet Huawei B612 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei B310 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B612 User Manual(PDF) Huawei B310 Manual(PDF)
Other features  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, VoLTE, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, NAT, DHCP, VPN, DMZ, UPnP, ALG, Voice, DHCP, NAT, ARP, ICMP, DNS Relay, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, VPN passthrough, Firewall, URL filter, LAN IP filter, DMZ, UPnP, ALG, Port forwarding
Firmware download Huawei B612 firmware Huawei B310 firmware
Driver Huawei B612 driver Huawei B310 driver
Reviews Huawei B612 Review Huawei B310 Review
Price/USD 199.00USD 139.00USD

Summary

From the specs table, we could see the Huawei B612 is more advanced than Huawei B310 router. The main difference between the Huawei B612 and B310 focus on below:

 

  1. Speeds

Huawei B612 could support peak download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps based on LTE Cat6 while Huawei B310 supports peak download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps based on LTE Cat4.

 

  1. Variant models

Huawei B612 Router has two variant models while Huawei B310 has more up to 4 variant models. They support different LTE frequency bands, users to check which frequency bands are available for their network providers and then select the right model to use.

 

  1. Wireless technology

Huawei B612 and B310 both support single mode 2.4GHz for WiFi, but Huawei B612 support 4 x 4 MIMO technology, which would improve the data transfer speeds.

 

  1. Interfaces

Huawei B612 has the standard configuration for Huawei 4G routers, including 3 WAN ports, one WAN/LAN port, one telephone port, two connectors for external antennas, and one USB 2.0 port. However, in the Huawei B310 variant models, some of the interfaces may be missing on specific models. If you would buy Huawei B310, you may confirm how many WAN or LAN ports are available, whether there is telephone port in case you want to use some functions but no interface to support.

 

  1. Price

As the newer model and better technology, Huawei B612 price is higher than Huawei B310 price, but if you don’t have much requirements for the router, Huawei B310 is a budget router for home use.

 

 

Now you could make a decision of which router to buy between the Huawei B612 and B310 router.