D-Link Presents New 5G Routers at MWC2021

At the Mobile Workd Congress 2021 in Barcelona, D-Link presented various new products. Some of them support the new 5G cellular standard, such as the new 5G NR M2M Gateway DWM-3010 and the 5G/LTE Outdoor CPE DWP-1010.

 

D-Link DWM-3010 for business

With the DWM-3010, D-Link is introducing a new 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA). The 5G NR M2M gateway is aimed at the business environment and enables 5G broadband connectivity. According to the manufacturer, download speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s are possible. In addition to high transmission rates, the new 5G cellular standard also shines here with its minimal latencies.

 

With the D-Link DWM-3010 5G Fixed Wireless Access, up to 50 devices can be connected, so that the D-link 5G Gateway can also be used in highly stressed work environments such as industrial or IoT environments. The FWA not only distributes the Internet to the connected devices, but also regulates efficient communication with each other. In addition, the system scores with a robust design and high temperature resistance. In this way, the device ensures reliable operation so that companies can take advantage of the benefits of reliable communication between machines (M2M). Management is carried out centrally and remotely with the in-house IoT management solution D-Link Edge Cloud Solution.

 

 

D-link DWP-1010 for the smart home

D-Link also has innovations for the MWC 2021 ready for private users. One of the innovations is the new 5G/LTE Outdoor CPE DWP-1010. It provides gigabit speeds at home or in the garden and thus ensures fast internet everywhere via 5G and LTE/4G. This D-Link 5G router is also equipped with a robust design in order to be optimally protected both indoors and outdoors. According to the manufacturer, the D-link DWP-1010 can be easily installed anywhere and offers optimal 5G connectivity for the whole family and friends.

 

There are also some other innovations. These revolve around Wi-Fi 6 and artificial intelligence (AI), among other things. A new product series consisting of a router, a mesh router and a WLAN extender was presented, which enables high-speed WLAN on a Wi-Fi 6 basis for all devices. Thanks to AI technology, connection problems are to be recognized and resolved automatically, and WLAN performance is to be continuously optimized.

 

Zyxel NR2101 Mobile 5G Router Test

Zyxel NR2101 was presented to the public last year and now the most affordable mobile 5G routers is available in mid-2021. Like the Netgear Nighthawk M5 are sold for around 850.00USD, the Zyxel 5G router is available at just around 400 euros. The Zyxel NR2101 comes with a replaceable battery, and it can use the current WiFi 6 standard and even has an integrated RJ45 Ethernet LAN connection. The 5G modem theoretically achieves speeds of up to 4 GBit/s.

The Zyxel NR2101 is delivered in a small box together with a 5300 mAh battery. There is also a Quick Charge power supply unit (output max. 18 watts) and a short USB to USB Type-C cable included in the box. A multilingual quick start guide is also included and makes it easier to use.

The setup is easy and takes 3 to 5 minutes. First, the cover must be removed from the back of the NR2101 in order to insert the nano SIM card and the battery. Here you should directly write down the WLAN name as well as the WLAN password and the access data for the web interface, the data is printed on a label in the battery compartment.

Internet access and WLAN can then be configured either directly on the large touchscreen or via the web interface in a browser; the device must of course be connected via LAN, WLAN or USB.

Connections and display

The Zyxel NR2101 5G router has a USB Type-C connection and a Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet LAN connection. The USB connection can be used both to charge the battery and to operate it directly on the power supply unit, without the battery being inserted. A data connection (“USB tethering”) can also be easily established via the USB port.

In addition to the power button, there is a small LED on the front that shows the operating status in multiple colors. Most important, of course, is the large color display, which can be used to operate all important functions thanks to the touchscreen function.

5G modem in the test

The 5G router has a Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem. All important frequency bands for Europe are supported, for example 5G bands n1, n3, n20, n28 and n78 as well as LTE bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 32, 38 and 46. UMTS/3G is still supported.

In the test, the download speeds were up to 850 Mbit/s in the 5G network, if band n78 was available. Up to 150 Mbit/s were possible in the uplink. A cable connection (USB tethering) was required for this, however, and only slightly lower download speeds of around 650 Mbit/s were usually possible via WLAN. In the 5G network with band n1 (DSS operation, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing ), download rates of around 300 Mbit/s and uploads of around 120 Mbit/s were usually possible.

The Zyxel NR2101 also delivered very good download speeds of 300 Mbit/s and more in the test in the LTE network. In the upload, the speeds of up to 80 Mbit/s were well below the performance in the 5G network.

WLAN and LAN

The 5G mobile router supports the new WiFi 6 standard and transmits on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Up to 16 devices can be connected via WLAN at the same time. This is certainly sufficient for the private sector, but the maximum of 16 devices could possibly connect with the Zyxel NR2101 Router.

In the test, the maximum speed was 1.2 Gbit/s, provided WiFi 6 could be used. With an older WiFi 5 device, 867 Mbit/s was still possible. In the 2.4 GHz band, the NR2101 theoretically achieves up to 574 Mbit/s. The WiFi range was decent in the test, an apartment of up to around 80 square meters or a small house can be supplied satisfactorily.

Battery pack

The exchangeable battery enabled an operating time of around 10 hours in the test. Depending on the application, a slightly shorter running time is also conceivable, for example if there are a lot of cell changes (in the train or in the car). Thanks to the quick charging power supply unit, the router is quickly recharged.

Software and web interface

Almost all functions can be configured directly on the device via the touchscreen, but a browser web interface is also available on request. This is clearly structured, but has the peculiarity that it can only be operated when the display is switched off. In the web interface, for example, the 5G and LTE frequency band used can be read, and the cellular technology can also be set manually, for example.

Conclusion on the Zyxel NR2101

The Zyxel NR2101 made a good impression in the test. The device is fully compatible with the 5G networks in the Europe and reached high speeds, but does not break any records. Operation via the touchscreen is simple and reliable. There is criticism for the lack of connections for an external cellular antenna, and the Internet access via LAN / WLAN as a supplement to the integrated modem would have been nice.

AVM FRITZ! Box 6850 5G Router Will be Available Soon

AVM announced a 5G router – the FRITZ! Box 6850 5G in 2019. The device never came on the market, instead a version with LTE modem – the FRITZ! Box 6850 LTE – was released in 2020. In the course of the summer of 2021, the 5G version of the FRITZ! Box 6850 should finally come onto the market. AVM has already mentioned technical details, but the company has so far been silent on the price.

Gigabit speed over LTE and 5G

Inside the AVM FRITZ! Box 6850 5G, a Qualcomm modem works, which supports speeds of up to 1.3 Gbit/s when downloading via 5G and up to 1 Gbit/s when downloading via 4G/LTE. The modem can also use 3G/UMTS, but the UMTS networks are currently being switched off in Germany, so that this technology is irrelevant, at least in this country.

The following frequency bands are supported according to AVM:

  • 5G: n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n78
  • 4G / LTE: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43

According to AVM, the FRITZ! Box 6850 5G is fully compatible with the current 5G networks, for example DSS (Dynamic Spectrum Sharing) is also supported. It is not clear from the information available whether the FRITZ! Box 6850 5G can also use 5G SA mode (standalone) in addition to 5G NSA (non-standalone).

Further Technical Specifications

The AVM FRITZ! Box 6850 5G is technically very similar to the FRITZ! Box 6850 LTE and the FRITZ! Box 7530. Both the shape of the housing and the technical data are almost identical. On the back there are two SMA connections for an external cellular antenna as well as four Gigabit LAN ports (RJ45) and a USB 3.0 interface. If you will buy the external 5G antenna for FRITZ! Box 6850 5G, we recommend this one: https://www.4gltemall.com/5g-external-antenna.html .

The FRITZ! Box 6850 5G is one of the world’s first 5G routers with an integrated telephone system and DECT function. There is also a TAE / RJ11 interface for an analog telephone.

The AVM 5G Router supports WLAN on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, the maximum speed is 866 Mbit/s in the 5 GHz band. Unfortunately, the new WiFi 6 standard is not supported.

Market launch in summer 2021

The AVM FRITZ! Box 6850 5G should appear in summer 2021, there is no price yet. As soon as it is available, the device will be tested.

Inseego Launched 5G/LTE Indoor CPE FX2000e

Inseego launches its “Wavemaker PRO” – 5G indoor router FX2000e in several countries around the world. The 5G WiFi router combines 5G / LTE broadband with Ethernet and Wi-Fi 6 and is primarily aimed at small businesses.

Small business router

Inseego, a leading provider of 5G and IoT device-to-cloud solutions, announced that the “Wavemaker PRO” 5G indoor router FX2000e has been approved for use in several markets. This means that the device can be sold worldwide. The 5G router is aimed primarily at smaller companies and decentralized employees who need fast, secure and reliable internet access.

 

The plug-and-play solution is designed for the fixed wireless area. It combines 5G / LTE broadband with Ethernet and Wi-Fi 6 – Connectivity and powers up to 32 connected devices. “5G solutions are a great choice for broadband access for businesses and consumers in their remote offices and homes,” said Ashish Sharma, Inseego’s president of IoT & Mobile Solutions. “Our FX2000e is a compact solution and supports many different use cases for broadband connectivity: Small businesses can get high-speed internet access anywhere. Companies can easily set up a secure WAN solution for their branch offices and remote employees. And SD-WAN providers can now use a 5G WAN connection as the primary broadband connection for decentralized locations. ”

Speeds in the gigabit range

The Inseego FX2000e enables speeds in the gigabit range via 5G, if the respective network allows this. The FX2000e is designed to operate in a wide range of global 5G and 4G frequency bands in order to be versatile. In addition, the compact device is equipped with a WAN interface for SD-WAN deployments so that it can also be used as an Internet solution for small residential units or as a cable modem replacement for larger houses with mesh Wi-Fi systems and other connectivity requirements.

 

The “Wavemaker PRO” -5G indoor router FX2000e is primarily intended for companies such as restaurants, retail locations, branches or home offices. The functionality of the Inseego 5G router is rounded off by the “Inseego Mobile” app. It simplifies installation for end users and offers an intuitive user interface. In addition, IT managers can remotely configure and manage the router and all connected devices using the Inseego Connecti cloud software.

 

Netgear Nighthawk M5 5G WiFi Router Test

Netgear Nighthawk M5 is a new 5G mobile WiFi hotspot which is already available in many countries. Regarding the performance for internet connection, we will take a test and you will read the detail in the following.

 

We have already shown what the Netgear 5G router looks like and which accessories are included in our picture unboxing linked above. In the first weeks of testing, the hardware of the Netgear Nighthawk M5 proved to be quite robust. Unfortunately, the touchscreen magically attracts fingerprints, so we had to clean it several times with a cleaning cloth.

However, you shouldn’t expect the Netgear Nighthawk M5 MR5200 to respond as quickly as a smartphone touchscreen. Sometimes the software took a small millisecond in our test before it responded to our input. We encountered a phenomenon with the Nighthawk M5 that owners of previous Netgear 4G routers reported. If the nano-SIM card is blocked with a PIN, a PIN query appears after the 5G WiFi router starts up. However, this screen is visually incorrectly designed. You can enter the PIN easily using the numeric keys, but the confirmation button is partly outside the visible area and must be aimed very precisely with your finger.

 

Otherwise, we did not notice any serious software errors when using the router.

 

 

Firmware: Latest version is required

At this point we still have to go into more detail about the software: If you buy the Netgear Nighthawk M5, you should make sure that you have the latest firmware in the “Settings – Software” menu immediately after booting up and connecting to the Internet the number 10.29.10.00 from November 17th and install it. With the old firmware, the router may only contact LTE networks, which is not the point of a 5G router.

 

We also observed with the Netgear Nighthawk M5 that WiFi modules from Android smartphones, which otherwise find any 5 GHz WiFi without any problems, have problems finding the 5 GHz WiFi set up by the Nighthawk M5 and connecting to it. Even manually entering the SSID and password failed in our test on at least three Android devices.

One device that the 5 GHz WiFi of the Nighthawk M5 could always find and connect to was an iPhone 11 Pro used in the test. The Android smartphones could connect to the 2.4 GHz network of the Nighthawk M5. Due to the regional overload of the 2.4 GHz band and the lower data rates, it is of course quite pointless to use a 5G router in this case if it cannot pass on the high 5G data rates via WLAN.

 

Features of the software

In terms of operation and functions, the software of the Netgear Nighthawk M5 is of course quite sophisticated, as always. On the start page, network information, time and battery charge status are displayed in the status area. This is followed by the SSID and password of the 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi hotspots. With a mobile tariff with a data throttle, you can also see how much data volume is left on the home page. At the bottom you can see how many devices are connected via WLAN and whether new SMS messages have arrived.

In the settings menu the user can configure things like the APN. The brightness of the screen can be regulated or an unlock password can be assigned. The Netgear Nighthawk M5 also supports USB tethering; the function can either be activated at the same time as the WLAN or as an alternative to the WLAN hotspot. The Netgear Nighthawk M5 can also be integrated into an existing WLAN or Ethernet network via the data-saving mode and then only serves as a network bridge for the connected devices.

 

 

Data rates in the test

For our test of the Nighthawk M5, we received 5G-capable SIM cards from CSL and PCCW. After the firmware update, the hotspot immediately logged into the available 5G networks.

 

The measured data rates come close to the values ​​that we measured with the 5G router from HTC: HTC 5G Hub. In CSL’s 5G network, we determined maximum data rates of up to 781 Mbit/s in the downstream and 134 Mbit/s in the upstream. In the PCCW network, the data rates we measured in the downstream were a maximum of 187 Mbit/s in the downstream and 82 Mbit/s in the upstream. The CSL data rates at the locations we measured actually corresponded to a typical LTE value rather than a 5G value.

Of course, we also took measurements with a laptop that was connected to the Nighthawk M5 via the Ethernet interface rather than WLAN. Here we could observe that the measured values ​​were always around 12 to 15 percent above the values ​​measured via WLAN.

 

Netgear has not received any further error messages about the problem with the 5 GHz WLAN under Android.

 

Battery life in the test

The Netgear Nighthawk M5’s 5040 mAh battery is strong, but it doesn’t work miracles either. Even if the router’s display switches off in the meantime, the maximum battery life is around 6 hours. That is a decent value, but not a top performance either. If you really have to work with the Nighthawk M5 all day long, you should have access to a socket again in between – or take a mobile power bank with you.

 

Conclusion

With the current firmware, the Netgear Nighthawk M5 did its job properly and without any real errors. In the 5G network, the router achieved peak values ​​of just below 800 Mbit/s at the locations we tested. We are in contact with Netgear about the 5 GHz WiFi problem. The battery lasted around 6 hours in the test. There was little to criticize about the intuitive operation of the router.

 

 

 

NETGEAR Nighthawk M5 5G Mobile Hotspot Review

The manufacturer NETGEAR has launched the first MiFi 5G with Wi-Fi 6 technology to achieve the best possible wireless performance in all circumstances. The new model is the NETGEAR Nighthawk M5 Mobile Hotspot, and it is designed to offer the best possible experience in the mobile broadband network, and also so that we obtain the maximum speed when we connect devices via Wi-Fi. Do you want to know all the details of this new model?

 

Thanks to this 5G portable router we have the latest mobile and WiFi technologies, with which we can stay connected at home or away from home, while enjoying a connection with fast speed, low latency and improved bandwidth.

 

This year we have seen an increase in teleworking, due to the fact that more and more work is done remotely, and the coronavirus pandemic has also contributed to accelerating the process. Since many work or study from home right now, they need to have a fast and secure Internet connection with WiFi connectivity that meets their needs.

 

 

The Nighthawk M5 Mobile Hotspot Pro will allow us to bring a quality Internet connection to our home with 5G. In small and medium-sized towns especially, we find that cable, DSL or other service is not good enough.

However, thanks to the 5G connectivity offered by this Netgear 5G mobile Hotspot, we will be able to obtain fast speed connections. That’s not all, thanks to WiFi 6 technology it will allow us to deliver those speeds to your connected devices without affecting bandwidth or connectivity when we have many wireless clients. That means we will not have delays or interruptions when working or studying at home. That extra bandwidth that WiFi 6 provides us compared to the previous WiFi 5 technology will allow us to do videoconferences or other activities in a more fluid way.

 

 

 

The Nighthawk M5 Mobile Hotspot Pro comes equipped with the chipset of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 mobile platform to offer us next- generation 5G connectivity . Thanks to this 5G modem, we can achieve high download speeds of up to 7 Gbps and upload speeds of up to 3 Gbps.

 

 

 

In addition, it has WiFi 6 technology that allows us to have more devices connected and transmitting simultaneously without penalizing performance. With a greater capacity compared to WiFi 5, we can rest assured that our smartphones, tablets and computers will have the necessary bandwidth to carry out any task.

 

 

It also allows us the 5G connection in our home or office through the use of its Gigabit Ethernet port. To do this, we can connect the 5G mobile router to our home or work router and thus we can enjoy 5G speeds in our local network from which all devices can also be used.

 

With a secure and reliable network we can avoid the risks of public WiFi networks thanks to the compatibility with VPN Pass-through and password protection. Regarding the capacity of this model, it allows us to connect up to 32 WiFi devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops regardless of where you are.

 

 

This model has a 5,040 mAh rechargeable battery that will provide us with a long duration to use it all day. We can also use it without a battery since it can be connected to a power outlet at home so that it works throughout the day. In that sense, we could keep it connected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by removing the battery.

 

As for the Nighthawk M5 Mobile Hotspot Pro, it has a 2.4-inch color LCD touch screen that is intuitively operated. Thanks to it, we can easily control the use of data, see the name and password of WiFi, as well as the strength of the mobile signal. We can also manage device and network settings. On your lock screen it shows important information such as the time, date and the use of data that we have consumed. On the other hand, we have the NETGEAR Mobile app to manage and configure our device.

 

 

D-Link Presents New 5G Router and 5G Mobile Hotspot at CES2021

At CES 2021, D-link presented a number of new products, which include some 5G products, more precisely a 5G router and a 5G mobile hotspot. Both products should go on sale in the market in the course of the year. Unfortunately, there isn’t too much information available yet

 

D-Link DWR-978

The new AC2600 Wi-Fi router DWR-978 not only supports fast WiFi, but also the new 5G cellular standard. This makes it ideal for households that do not have a fast DSL or fiber optic connection. Of course, the prerequisite is 5G reception and an inserted nano SIM card in the corresponding slot. If there is no 5G coverage, the device switches to LTE.

 

 

The internet signal is distributed wirelessly to the surrounding area via WLAN ac. A combined rate of up to 2,600 Mbit/s (AC2600) is possible here. Two external antennas are responsible for sending and receiving the signals and should ensure optimum reception. In addition, four LAN ports with gigabit speed are available. A total of 128 devices in a home network can be connected to the new DWR-978 router from D-Link.

 

D-Link DWR-2101

The D-Link DWR-2101 is a mobile hotspot with 5G support. The device not only masters the new cellular standard for fast, mobile internet, but thanks to Wi-Fi 6 it can also be quickly distributed to surrounding devices. According to the manufacturer, up to 1.8 Gbit/s are possible, whereby the two frequencies 2.4 GHz with up to 574 Mbit/s and 5 GHz with a maximum of 1,200 Mbit/s add up. WPA encryption ensures security. Alternatively, a Gigabit LAN port is available if wired devices are to be connected to the D-Link DWR-2101 while on the move. The 5,260 mAh battery of the Mobile Hotspot is charged via the USB-C port. One battery charge should provide enough energy for a constant connection throughout the day. Operation is via a 2.4 inch touchscreen.

 

D-Link DWP-1020

The D-Link DWP-1020 is a 5GNR Sub 6GHz + mmWave CPE that can be mounted on the exterior wall of a home or business to maximise signal reception, especially for mmWave frequencies.

The device is rated to IP65 which means its waterproof to protect it against the elements and is PoE-powered via a 5Gbps Ethernet port for easy installation.

 

 

 

No price has yet been given for the D-link 5G Routers. The release has not yet been precisely scheduled either, but should take place in the course of the year.

Siemens Presents Industrial 5G Router MUM856-1

Siemens has presented the first industrial 5G router that can be used to connect local industrial applications to the public 5G network. The Siemens 5G router is named Scalance MUM856-1.

Scalance MUM856-1 is coming in 2021

The new 5G router Scalance MUM856-1 should be available in spring 2021. Thanks to the new device, users can remotely access machines, controls and other industrial applications via the public 5G network. In this way, simple remote maintenance of these applications is possible. Here, users benefit from the well-known high data rates that 5G enables.

Sinema Remote Connect, a management platform for VPN connections, also enables customers to conveniently and securely access systems or machines remotely. This even works if they are also integrated in other networks.

Growing demand for remote access

Siemens is serving a booming market with the new 5G router. In industry, the demand for solutions for remote access to machines and systems is constantly increasing. In order to overcome the usually large distances between user and machine, the public cell phone network is used. Participants can even be located in other countries and service technicians can access machines to be serviced from anywhere via mobile radio.

 

5G will therefore play an important role for industry – not only for private campus networks. The public 5G networks are also important for remote access and remote maintenance solutions. Therefore, a rapid 5G expansion is essential important. The new cellular standard enables significantly faster transmission rates, as is possible with UMTS and LTE. This is especially true at the edges of radio cells and in rural areas, where lower speeds are achieved in favor of larger cells. If 5G is not available, the new Scalance MUM856-1 can also use 4G and thus ensure operation without a 5G network. In addition, the device also supports integration into private local 5G campus networks. Siemens is currently testing this application in its own automotive test center in a standalone 5G test network, where driverless transport systems are connected via 5G.

 

 

HTC 5G Hub Router Review

HTC 5G Hub is an innovative device that combines the functions of a 5G WiFi router, a Android Tablet, and a multimedia speaker. The built-in high-capacity battery makes it easy to take HTC 5G Hub on the road and surf the Internet wherever you have a reliable 4G / 5G signal.

Supports the popular European 5G standard n78

The HTC 5G router supports the 5G n78 standard, which occupies the frequency range of 3300–3800 MHz. The maximum speed of the HTC 5G Hub Internet connection in the fifth generation networks reaches 2.63 Gbps per reception, which is significantly higher than the available 4G speeds.

 

HTC 5G Hub

When working in 4G networks, the 5G router supports the LTE Band 3 and LTE Band 7 standards, which are used by all domestic operators. A wide range of operating frequencies allows HTC 5G Hub to operate not only in Asia, but also in other European countries.

The router is equipped with a slot for a Nano-SIM card and is not tied to a specific operator. The HTC 5G Hub can be freely used in the networks in Europe and Asia.

 

HTC 5G Hub

Android platform and LCD touchscreen with enhanced color reproduction

The router-hub runs on the Android 9 Pie operating system, which makes HTC 5G Hub similar to tablet computers and smart home devices. The high performance of the device is ensured by the use of an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and a modern 5G Snapdragon X50 5G modem.

HTC 5G Hub is equipped with a 5-inch high-definition touchscreen (1280×720), which allows you to not only configure the router, but also display graphics, play videos and launch various Android applications. Built-in dual speakers (90dB) play music, radio or other audio in high quality. The manufacturer declared support for broadcasting 4K video to an external screen (for example, your TV) and optimization for online games. VPN can be used to connect to a secure corporate environment.

HTC 5G Hub

The high-speed WiFi module supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards (2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies), as well as the rather rare 802.11ad standard (60 GHz frequencies). The Internet Center is designed for simultaneous operation with 20 wireless devices. Also, the router is equipped with a Bluetooth 5.0 module for connecting a wireless headset.

A gigabit LAN port is available for wired connection to devices (computer, Smart TV, game console, etc.). The multifunctional USB Type-C port can be used to charge the battery, transfer data, connect an external storage or display (DisplayPort support).

HTC 5G Hub

Autonomous operation of the router is ensured by the built-in 7660 mAh battery. Thus, HTC 5G Hub owners can freely take the device with them on the road and use it as a mobile router. According to the manufacturer, one battery charge should be enough for the whole day of intensive use of the router.

Controlling HTC 5G Hub with your voice

The advanced features of the 5G hub include a motion sensor and support for voice commands. When used with add-on software and an external display, the HTC 5G Hub can function as a game console, including cloud PC gaming.

HTC 5G Hub

Due to its portability and light weight, HTC’s 5G router is perfect for home, office, car, or on vacation. The body of the HTC 5G Hub is made of soft-touch plastic. The ergonomics of the device are thought out to the smallest detail.

The HTC 5G Hub expands the capabilities of your mobile router by introducing a hub device that can replace your tablet PC, wireless speaker and voice assistant. In addition to creating a wireless network with access to the mobile Internet, HTC 5G Hub can be used as an independent gadget that does not require the connection of peripheral devices.

 

HTC 5G Hub Router Specifications
Frequency ranges LTE FDD: Band 1/3/7/8/32 (2100/1800/2600/900/1500 MHz)
LTE TDD: Band 38/40 (2600/2300 MHz)
5G TDD: Band n78 (3500 MHz)
Maximum speed of mobile connection reception up to 2.63 Gbps, transmission up to 287 Mbps
SIM format Nano-SIM
WiFi frequency bands 2.4GHz, 5GHz, 60GHz
WiFi standards 802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ad
Maximum number of WiFi client devices 20 (802.11ad AP supports 4 devices)
Bluetooth standard Bluetooth 5.0
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (Snapdragon X50 5G Modem)
RAM 4 GB
Built-in memory 32 GB
operating system Android 9.0
Connectors 1 x LAN
1 x USB Type-C (with DisplayPort support)
1 x MicroSD
1 x Nano-SIM
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps
LCD screen 5-inch touch (capacitive) screen with 1280×720 resolution
Additional features stereo speakers (90 dB), motion sensor, Google Assistant support
Power (adapter) 12V, 2.5A
Battery 7660mAh, built-in
The size 128 x 100 x 43 mm
The weight 340 g
Equipment router, power adapter, USB cable, manual

 

Huawei 5G CPE Win (H312-371) Review

Huawei 5G CPE Win is the first 5G outdoor router from the world famous network equipment manufacturer. Placing the Huawei H312-371 router outside, the premises provides high quality signal reception and transmission and significantly increases the speed of 4G and 5G mobile Internet, including when used at the border of the cellular network.

HUAWEI 5G CPE WIN H312-371

The Huawei 5G CPE Win outdoor router is one of those universal solutions that simultaneously support the 5G n78 and n79 standards. The device can work in both 5G networks in transition (NSA) and autonomous 5G networks (SA), which guarantees compatibility at all stages of the introduction of new technology.

High speed mobile internet 4G / LTE and 5G NR

Using the state-of-the-art Balong 5000 chipset, the Huawei H312-371 outdoor router supports download speeds up to 1.65 Gbps on 5G networks. The downlink channel provides speeds up to 250 Mbps.

If there is no 5G connection, the Huawei 5G outdoor router automatically switches to 4G mode. The cellular module of the router belongs to the LTE Cat class. 19 and supports all 4G standards. Up to 5 frequency bands aggregation, 4×4 MIMO technology and state-of-the-art 256QAM modulation enable download speeds up to 1.6 Gbps. In this case, the “upload” speed corresponds to LTE Cat. 13 and reaches 150 Mbps. Such high rates make it possible to recommend Huawei 5G CPE Win today as a powerful solution for settlements with modern 4G infrastructure.

HUAWEI 5G CPE WIN H312-371

The SIM slot of the router is designed to work with Nano-SIM cards of any telecom operator. Huawei H312-371 can be used today: you don’t have to put a new router on the shelf and wait for 5G to appear. At the current stage of development of mobile technologies, the device will show itself perfectly when working in 4G networks!

 

Built-in 4×4 MIMO antennas for weak signal reception

Huawei 5G CPE Win combines the capabilities of a router, 5G modem and an outdoor 5G antenna. Supporting for MIMO 4x 4 technologies provides simultaneous data transmission in four independent streams. Antennas with a gain of 5.5 dBi (main antenna) and 4 dBi (auxiliary antenna) are installed inside the router.

 

HUAWEI 5G CPE WIN H312-371

According to Huawei research, outdoor performance, well-thought-out design and the use of additional technologies can increase the range and speed of the router by 20% compared to conventional indoor models.

Passive PoE and service WiFi

Huawei H312-371 is equipped with a single gigabit Ethernet port for indoor connection to a user’s device. This device can be a desktop computer, laptop, or a room WiFi router. An interesting find of Huawei engineers is to combine the Ethernet cable connector and the protective cover of the street block, which allows you to reliably isolate the Ethernet port and SIM slot from external influences. The case is protected against dust and moisture according to the IP65 class.

The street router is powered by Passive PoE technology (19V, 1.26A). Electricity travels over the same network cable as data. The PoE adapter plugs into the break in the Ethernet cable, which allows you to install the router outdoors (on a wall, bracket or remote mast) and not worry about the presence of an electrical outlet nearby.

HUAWEI 5G CPE WIN H312-371

The Huawei router is equipped with a WiFi service module (2.4 GHz) and can be configured using a regular smartphone or tablet. The manufacturer emphasizes that the WiFi network of the router is primarily intended for device configuration, and not for general access to the mobile Internet. Parameters can be changed via the web interface or the Huawei proprietary application.

Huawei 5G CPE Win comes with a flat coil Ethernet cable, PoE power injector, mast / bracket mount and instructions.

Huawei 5G CPE Win is an innovative solution that allows you to prepare for the arrival of 5G mobile networks today. The design of the router with built-in antennas in the outdoor case allows to significantly improve the quality of signal transmission and to operate the system not only in the city, but also outside large settlements. With many technical innovations and high-speed technologies, we can recommend Huawei H312-371 to users with high demands on home communication equipment.

 

Huawei 5G CPE Win Specifications
Frequency ranges LTE FDD: Band 1/3/5/7/8/18/19/20/28/32 (2100/1800/850/2600/900/850/850/800/700/1500 MHz)
LTE TDD: Band 34 / 38/39/40/41/42/43 (2000/2600/1900/2300/2500/3500/3700 ​​MHz)
5G TDD: Band n41 / n77 / n78 / n79 (2500/3700/3500/4700 MHz)
Supported 5G Modes SA / NSA
Maximum speed of mobile connection LTE: receive up to 1.6 Gbps (LTE Cat. 19), transmit up to 150 Mbps (LTE Cat. 13)
5G: receive up to 1.65 Gbps, transmit up to 250 Mbps
SIM format Nano-SIM
Antennas omnidirectional 4×4 MIMO antennas with up to 5.5 dBi gain
WiFi frequency range (service network) 2.4 GHz
WiFi standards (service network) 802.11b / g / n
WiFi security (service network) WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA / WPA2-PSK, WPS
Chipset Balong 5000
Connectors 1 x LAN
1 x Nano-SIM
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps
Nutrition Passive PoE 19V, 1.26A
Maximum power consumption 24 watts
Hull protection IP65
Operating temperature from -40 ° С to + 55 ° С
Storage temperature from -40 ° С to + 70 ° С
Permissible humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
The size 185 x 113 x 45 mm
The weight 567 g
Equipment outdoor router, PoE injector, Ethernet cable, mounting kit, manual