TP-link Archer MR200 VS Huawei B315 Router

Huawei 4G LTE WiFi Routers are very popular in many countries around the world. As the competitor from China, TP-link also has some LTE SIM WiFi routers available, but not well-known as Huawei routers. So many people usually compare the routers from Huawei and TP-link, such as the hot model TP-link Archer MR200 router and Huawei B315 modem router. They want to know which one is better to buy for home or office. To answer the question, it’s necessary to see the difference between the Huawei B315 and Archer MR200 and then conclude.

TP-link Archer MR200
TP-link Archer MR200

TP-Link Archer MR200 VS Huawei B315 in Appearance and Interfaces

Like other TP-Link 4G LTE WiFi router, the Archer MR200 stands horizontally on a desk. The TP-link logo is on the top front. There are some indicators on the front, including the Power, Internet, 4G, Wireless, LAN, WPS and Signal strength. On the back, there are 3 LAN ports and one LAN/WAN port with the power on/off button, WPS reset button, WiFi on/off button, and SIM card slot. The TP-link MR200 has two external antennas available with the router.

TP-link Archer MR200
TP-link Archer MR200

Huawei B315 is standing vertically like other Huawei 4G routers. On the front, there are indicators available for Power, Mode, WiFi, Ethernet and Signal strength. On the back, there are 3 LAN ports and one WAN/LAN port with one USB port and one Telephone port. The SIM card slot is at the side of the router. There are two connectors for high gain lte antennas. Since Huawei B315 has many variant models, some of the interfaces may be missing on specific variant models.

 

Huawei B315 Router
Huawei B315 Router

Huawei B315 VS TP-link Archer MR200 Specs and Features

From the appearance, we can see the two routers are in different design, but some basic indicators are interfaces are similar. Then let’s have a comparison of the TP-link Archer MR200 Specs and Huawei B315 Specs to know features of the two routers:

 

Model TP-link Archer MR200 Huawei B315s
Product type 4G Router with SIM card slot and Ethernet port LTE WiFi Router with Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.4 LTE Cat.4
Chipset MediaTek MT7620A Hisilicon Balong
LTE Data rates DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * 4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B7/B8/B20 (2100/1800/2600/900/800MHz)
TDD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41 (2600/1900/2300/2500MHz)
* 3G: DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS B1/B8 (2100/900MHz)
* 2G: EDGE/GPRS/GSM Quad Band (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
* Huawei B315s-22: 4G LTE B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B38
* Huawei B315s-607: 4G Band 1/3/7/8/28/40
* Huawei B315s-936: 4G Band 1/3/40/41
* Huawei B315s-608: 4G Band 1/3/5/7/28
WLAN * IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5GHz, DL to 433Mbps
* IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz, DL to 300mbps
802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Max supported users 64 users 32 users
MIMO n/a n/a
Antenna 3 Internal Wi-Fi Antennas,
2 Detachable External 4G LTE Antennas
Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna TP-link Archer MR200 outdoor antenna Huawei B315 external antenna
App management TP-Link Tether APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Standard SIM Standard SIM
Battery No No
Dimensions 202 x 141 x 33.6 mm 186.0 x 139.0 x 46.0mm
Interfaces * 1 x power adapter port
* 3 x LAN port(RJ45)
* 3 x 10/100Mbps LAN Ports
* 1 x 10/100Mbps LAN/WAN Port
* 1 x SIM Card Slot
* 1 x power adapter port
* 3 x LAN port(RJ45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)(depends)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-female)
* 1 x SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port(depends)
Datasheet TP-Link Archer MR200 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei B315 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual TP-Link Archer MR200 Manual(PDF) Huawei B315S Manual(PDF)
Other features Traffic Control, Dynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE/PPTP(Dual Access)/L2TP(Dual Access), Access Control, Local Management, Remote Management, DHCP, Port Forwarding,  Dynamic DNS, VPN, Access Control, Firewall, Supports IPv4 and IPv6, IPSec VPN VoIP, DHCP, NAT, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, Firewall, Port forwarding, DMZ, ALG, Remote management
Firmware download Archer MR200 Firmware Huawei B315s Firmware
Driver Archer MR200 driver Huawei B315s driver
Reviews TP-link Archer MR200 Review Huawei B315 Review
Price/USD 329.00 169.00
Huawei B315 interfaces
Huawei B315 interfaces

Summary

From the spec table, we can see the both the TP-link Archer MR200 and Huawei B315 are LTE Category 4 routers which could support peak download speed up to 150mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. As the typical home router, they both have similar router functions for wireless connection or Ethernet cable connection. The Huawei B315 has many variant models, which may have one telephone port. The variant models of Huawei B315 makes it could support more network providers. The TP-link Archer MR200 has only one variant model and focus on the common LTE frequency bands in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa markets.

 

When we see the price, we feel confused. The TP-link Archer MR200 price is much higher than Huawei B315 price. We suppose the Archer MR200 is not as popular as Huawei B315 modem. For those who want to buy a good home router, we recommend Huawei B315 router. But the LTE frequency bands may vary on different carriers, you must select the right model per your network provider.

ZTE MF286 VS Huawei B525s

Huawei had many LTE Cat6 routers available now but the competitor ZTE has very few Cat6 routers in the market. ZTE MF286 router is one of the ZTE LTE Cat6 routers, since Huawei B525s LTE Cat6 router, some people want to know what the difference between Huawei B525 and ZTE MF286 is. We would compare the Huawei B525s with ZTE MF286 from the appearance, interfaces, specs, and features in this blog.

Huawei B525s VS ZTE MF286 Appearance and Interfaces

 

ZTE MF286 and Huawei B525s are both in the typical design of 4G WiFi router. On the front, there are some indicators for Power, WiFi, and Signal. The ZTE MF286 has also the indicators for Telephone, 3G/4G Data and Battery. Huawei B525 doesn’t have the indicator for telephone and battery. But it has the indicator for Ethernet connection. On the back, they both have 3 LAN ports and one LAN/WAN ports. Huawei B525 has only one telephone port while ZTE MF286 has two telephone ports. They both have the power adapter plug and USB port, but the ZTE MF286 has the power on/off button.

 

The SIM card slot of Huawei B525 is located at the bottom while the ZTE MF286 sim card slot is at the edge side. They both have two SMA connectors for external LTE antennas. The unique feature of ZTE MF286 is the removable battery which makes it work like a mobile WiFi router. Huawei B525s has the WPS and Power buttons on the top side while the ZTE MF286 has the WLAN and WPS buttons with the Reset hole on the top side.

 

ZTE MF286 VS Huawei B525 Specs and Features

 

From the appearance, we can see the interface difference and then let’s have a check the ZTE MF286 specs and Huawei B525 specs for a comparison:

 

Model Huawei B525 ZTE MF286
Product type Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port LTE WiFi Router with Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset Qualcomm MDM9230
LTE Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands Huawei B525s-23a: Band  1/3/7/8/20/32/38
Huawei B525s-65a: Band  1/3/4/5/7/8/20/19/26/28/32/38/40/41
ZTE MF286: Band 1/3/7/8/28
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 64 users 64 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 3 x 3 MIMO
Antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B525 antenna ZTE MF286 outdoor antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP ZTELink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Standard SIM
Battery NO Removable, 3000mAh
Dimensions 163 x 52 x 226 mm 180 × 170 × 30 mm
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
* 3 x LAN port(RJ45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45)
* 2 x telephone port(RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-Female)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
Datasheet Huawei B525 Datasheet(PDF) ZTE MF286 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B525 User Manual(PDF) ZTE MF286 User Manual(PDF)
Other features  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN
Firmware download Huawei B525 firmware ZTE MF286 firmware
Driver Huawei B525 driver ZTE MF286 driver
Reviews Huawei B525 Review ZTE MF286 Review
Price/USD 259.00USD 199.00USD

 

Summary

From the specs table, we can see the Huawei B525s and ZTE MF286 are both LTE Cat6 router which could achieve download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. The Huawei B525 router has two variant models now but ZTE MF286 has only one variant model. They both support maximum up to 64 wireless devices but ZTE MF286 supports 3 X 3 MIMO while Huawei B525 supports 2 X 2 MIMO. The removable battery adds many bonuses for ZTE MF286 router because it can make the MF286 router used as a mobile WiFi router. Then the ZTE MF286 could be used in much more circumstances. With the similar technical feature, ZTE MF286 price is cheaper than Huawei B525 price. Perhaps because the Huawei B525 is the latest router and ZTE MF286 is an old model. We didn’t take the speed test for Huawei B525 and ZTE MF286, but from the specs, we think the ZTE MF286 is better than Huawei B525 Router.

ZTE MF286 VS Huawei B315

As two important network equipment manufacturers from China, Huawei and ZTE supplied similar networking products to the network providers and users worldwide. As the typical network terminals, Huawei and ZTE both have a series of 4G LTE Router for hundreds of network carriers and thousands of end-users all over the world. The ZTE MF286 and Huawei B315 are two of the most popular 4G WiFi routers. Those who don’t use the two routers may don’t know what the difference between Huawei B315 and ZTE MF286 is. To buy one of the two routers, they may feel hard to decide. We will compare the Huawei B315 and ZTE MF286 router to give a clue.

 

Huawei B315 VS ZTE MF286 Appearance and Interfaces

Huawei B315 and ZTE MF286 are both typical WiFi router for home. On the front, there are some indicators for Power, WiFi, Data, and Signal. ZTE MF286 has also the indicator for telephone and battery. The Huawei B315 doesn’t have the telephone port and battery, so there is no indicator for a telephone. On the back, they both have 1 port for WAN/LAN and 3 ports for LAN. The ZTE MF286 router has two telephone ports and one USB port, which are not available in Huawei 4G Router B315.

 

They both have the interface for an external power adapter, the Huawei B315 also have the reset hole at the side of the adapter. ZTE MF286 provides a button switch to power on or off the router. The SIM card slot is both located at the side of the two routers.

 

ZTE MF286 VS Huawei B315 Specs and Features

From the appearance and interfaces, we can see the ZTE MF286 and Huawei B315 are very similar in shape but there is the obvious difference in the interfaces and battery; they are both designed for the home WiFi router. Then we compare the ZTE MF286 specs with Huawei B315 specs:

 

Model Huawei B315s ZTE MF286
Product type LTE WiFi Router with Ethernet port LTE WiFi Router with Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.4 LTE Cat.6
Chipset Hisilicon Balong Qualcomm MDM9230
LTE Data rates DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * Huawei B315s-22: 4G LTE B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B38
* Huawei B315s-607: 4G Band 1/3/7/8/28/40
* Huawei B315s-936: 4G Band 1/3/40/41
* Huawei B315s-608: 4G Band 1/3/5/7/28
ZTE MF286: Band 1/3/7/8/28
WLAN 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 32 users 64 users
MIMO n/a 3 x 3 MIMO
Antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B315 external antenna ZTE MF286 outdoor antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP ZTELink APP
SIM Size Standard SIM Standard SIM
Battery No Removable, 3000mAh
Dimensions 186.0 x 139.0 x 46.0mm 180 × 170 × 30 mm
Interfaces * 1 x power adapter port
* 3 x LAN port(RJ45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 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)
* 3 x LAN port(RJ45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45)
* 2 x telephone port(RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-Female)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
Datasheet Huawei B315 Datasheet(PDF) ZTE MF286 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B315 Manual(PDF) ZTE MF286 User Manual(PDF)
Other features VoIP, DHCP, NAT, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, Firewall, Port forwarding, DMZ, ALG, Remote management  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN
Firmware download Huawei B315s Firmware ZTE MF286 firmware
Driver Huawei B315s driver ZTE MF286 driver
Reviews Huawei B315 Review ZTE MF286 Review
Price/USD 169.00 199.00USD

Summary

 

From the specs table, we can see that the ZTE MF286 is more advanced than Huawei B315. ZTE MF286 router could support LTE Cat6 achieving download speed up to 300mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. But unlike Huawei 4G Wireless router, ZTE MF286 has only one variant model while Huawei B315 has many variant models supporting various LTE frequency bands. The unique feature of ZTE MF286 is that it has a removable battery of 3000mAh, which makes it would work like a mobile WiFi router. The feature is not common in similar routers.

ZTE MF286 could support up to 64 wireless users while Huawei B315 router could support half to 32 WiFi-enabled devices. They both use standard 6 pin SIM card. With the advanced feature, ZTE MF286 price is a little bit higher than that of Huawei B315. If you are looking for a router that can provide faster speeds, it’s better to buy ZTE MF286. But if you concern about the price, Huawei B315 is a decent and budget router to buy.

Huawei B612 VS Huawei E5186

We had introduced the Huawei E5186 and Huawei B525 Cat6 router a few months ago and now Huawei presents a new 4G Cat6 router B612 to Europe market. We had compared the Huawei B612 with Huawei B525 router and today we will check what the difference is between Huawei B612 and Huawei E5186 router.

Huawei B612 VS Huawei E5186 Appearance and Interfaces

 

The front of the two routers are similar, they both have a few indicators for power, mode, WiFi and signal with Huawei Logo on the front. The Huawei E5186 has one more indicator for Voice. One the back, Huawei E5186 router has 3 LAN ports and one LAN/WAN port. It also has two telephone ports and one USB port, but Huawei B612 has only one telephone port and no USB port available. The Huawei B612 router has an angled backrest which makes it stand more stable.

 

The SIM card slot of Huawei E5186 modem is at the edge side of the device while the Huawei B612 SIM card slot is at the bottom. The Huawei E5186 has the WiFi button and WPS button with the reset hole at the below side of the SIM card slot. The Huawei B612 power button is at the top side with WPS button. They both have two connectors for external antennas. The connector type is SMA and covered by a cap.

Huawei E5186 VS Huawei B612 Specs and Features

 

The two routers Huawei B612 and E5186 are both in the typical design of Huawei 4G wireless router. Then let’s compare the specifications of Huawei B612 and Huawei E5186 to see more difference:

 

Model Huawei B612 Huawei E5186
Product type Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
LTE Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/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 E5186s-22a: Band 1/3/7/8/20/38
Huawei E5186s-61a: Band  3/7/28/40
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac, single-band 2.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 32 users 64 users
MIMO 4 x 4 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B612 external antenna Huawei E5186 external antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO
Dimensions 240 × 155 × 78 mm 190 mm × 200 mm × 32 mm
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
* 3 x LAN port(45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 2 x telephone port(RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
Datasheet Huawei B612 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei E5186 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B612 User Manual(PDF) Huawei E5186 User Manual(PDF)
Other features  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, VoLTE, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, NAT, DHCP, VPN, DMZ, UPnP, ALG,  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN
Firmware download Huawei B612 firmware Huawei E5186 firmware
Driver Huawei B612 driver Huawei E5186 driver
Reviews Huawei B612 Review Huawei E5186 Review
Price/USD 399.00USD 169.00USD

 

Summary

 

From the specs table, we can see the two Huawei Cat6 routers both could achieve peak download speed up to 300Mbps. They both have two variant models now. The Huawei E5186 supports dual-band WiFi while Huawei B612 supports only a single band on 2.4GHz. Huawei E5186 router could support up to 64 wireless users while Huawei B612 supports up to 32 WiFi users. However, the Huawei B612 supports 4 x 4 MIMO technology while Huawei E5186 supports 2 x 2 MIMO. Except for the interface difference, the MIMO technology should be the key difference.

 

One more thing we have to mention is that perhaps the Huawei B612 is a latest new model, the price is more expensive, but we suppose the Huawei B612 price would become cheaper soon. If you want to buy a 4G LTE modem router, we think the Huawei E5186 is very good to recommend based on the price/performance ratio.

Huawei B612 VS Huawei B715

Since 4G LTE is becoming the mainstream, many people abandoned their ADSL router to change to LTE 4G Wireless routers for their home or offices. As the top network equipment worldwide, Huawei 4G LTE Router has gained a great reputation from the thousands of worldwide users. However, there are many Huawei 4G LTE Routers available in the market, if someone wants to buy one Huawei 4G LTE router, which one to buy? Today, we would like to recommend two latest Huawei 4G Routers: Huawei B612 and Huawei B715 WiFi Router. You may ask: What’s the difference between the B612 and 715? Then read the following content and we suppose you will find the answer.

Huawei B612 VS Huawei B715 Appearance and Interfaces

The Huawei B612 and B715 are both in traditional Huawei design like predecessor model Huawei E5186 and B593. On the front, there are few indicators to show the status of Power, Mode, WiFi, LAN and Signal. Huawei logo is located below the indicators. On the back, there are four RJ45 ports for Ethernet connection, actually, 3 ports for LAN and one is for both LAN & WAN. They also both have the RJ11 port for a telephone. The Huawei B715 has one more USB port but B612 doesn’t have the USB port.

 

They both have two SMA connectors for external LTE antennas which are located at the top back and covered by a cover. Users need to open the cover to see and connect antennas. And they both have the SIM card slot located at the bottom of the router. The difference is on that modem Huawei B612 has an angled backrest, which makes it stand stably.

 

Huawei B715 VS B612 Specifications and Features

From the appearance, we can see the Huawei B715 and Huawei B612 WiFi routers are very similar. Then let’s have a comparison of Huawei B715 specs and Huawei B612 specs:

Model Huawei B612 Huawei B715s-23c
Product type Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.9
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset ?
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 450Mbps/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
LTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B28, B32, B38
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac, single-band 2.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 32 users 64 users
MIMO 4 x 4 MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B612 external antenna Huawei B715 External Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO
Dimensions 240 × 155 × 78 mm 240mm × 448mm × 47mm
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(45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
Datasheet Huawei B612 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei B715 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B612 User Manual(PDF) Huawei B715 User Manual(PDF)
Other features  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, VoLTE, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, NAT, DHCP, VPN, DMZ, UPnP, ALG,  VPN, VoLTE, IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack, DMZ, Port forwarding
Firmware download Huawei B612 firmware Huawei B715s-23c firmware
Driver Huawei B612 driver Huawei B715s-23c driver
Reviews Huawei B612 Review Huawei B715s-23c Review
Price/USD 399.00USD 399.00USD

 

Summary

From the specs table, we can see even though the two Huawei LTE routers has the similar appearance. They are different in the specs. Huawei B715 is more advanced in the specs, it could support LTE category 9 and could achieve download speed up to 450Mbps while the Huawei B612 modem supports LTE Cat6 and achieve download speed to 300mbps. Huawei B612 has two variant models: B612s-25d and B612s-51d while Huawei B715 has only one model now. The variant models make the unlocked B612 could work in more widespread areas with more possible network providers. We suppose there will be new variant models available for the B715 router in future like Huawei B593 Router.

 

The Huawei B715 could support up to 64 wireless devices while Huawei B612 could support only half to 32 users simultaneously. Actually, in most cases, the support of 32 users would be enough for daily use. Since the Huawei B612 is latest 4G+ Cat6 router, the Huawei B715 price is very close to it. But we suppose the price of Huawei B612 would be down soon when there is mass supply of the unit. In our opinion, the Huawei B715 and B612 are both very good WiFi router for home and office use. Their functions are very similar and even though they support different LTE Category, in real use, you may not find the real difference in connection speeds.

Huawei B612 VS Huawei B618

Since more and more Huawei LTE WiFi routers are available in the market, sometimes they had the similar name which may confuse the customer. At the beginning of 2018, Huawei presented a new 4G modem router Huawei B612, following the Huawei B618 router. As you can see, the Huawei B612 and Huawei B618 router names are very similar. For those who are unfamiliar with Huawei routers, they may don’t know what the difference is between the Huawei B618 and B612 LTE router. If they want to buy one of the two routers, they may be in trouble to make the decision which one to buy. Today, we will compare the two routers specs and features so the customers may get some reference.

Huawei B612 VS B618 Appearance and Interfaces

Simply from the router name, it may not be easy to identify the two routers, but if you see them, it would be easy to recognize. The Huawei B612 4G LTE Modem is in a traditional router shape, on the front, there are indicators for Power, Mode, WiFi, LAN and Signal. On the back, there are 3 LAN ports and One port for both LAN & WAN. And there is also a telephone port with the Ethernet ports. Like other Huawei 4G wireless routers, there are two SMA-male connectors at the back of the router and the connectors are covered by a long cap. The special design of the Huawei B612 router has an angled backrest for stand stability.

 

Huawei B618 LTE is not in a usual router design. It’s in a shape of cube, which looks cool like home furniture. Like Huawei B612, Huawei B618 Cube is also in white color. On the front face, there are indicators for Power, Status, Lan, WiFi, Mode and Signal. The WPS button is in the middle of the indicators. On the back of Huawei B618 WiFi router, there is One USB port, one LAN port, one telephone port and One WAN/LAN port. The power button is above the USB port. And there are also two connectors are for external antennas. The connectors are TS-9, not the common SMA connectors. The SIM card slot is at the bottom of the router.

 

Huawei B618 VS B612 Specs and Features

The appearance of Huawei B618 and Huawei B612 are very different, then let’s have a comparison of the Huawei B618 specs and Huawei B612 specs:

Model Huawei B612 Huawei B618
Product type Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.9/ Cat.11
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset HiSilicon Balong 750
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 600Mbps/UL 100Mbps
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 B618s-22d: Band 1/3/7/8/20/38
Huawei B618s-65d: 1/3/5/7/8/28/40
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac, single-band 2.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 32 users 64 users
MIMO 4 x 4 MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B612 external antenna Huawei B618 external Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO
Dimensions 240 × 155 × 78 mm 95 × 95 × 208mm
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 LAN port(45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* 1 x USB 2.0 port* Two external LTE antenna ports (TS-9)
Datasheet Huawei B612 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei B618 Datasheet
User Manual Huawei B612 User Manual(PDF) Huawei B618 User Manual
Other features  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, VoLTE, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, NAT, DHCP, VPN, DMZ, UPnP, ALG, DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT, VoLTE, IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack
Firmware download Huawei B612 firmware Huawei B618 firmware
Driver Huawei B612 driver Huawei B618 driver
Reviews Huawei B612 Review Huawei B618s-22d Review
Price/USD 399.00USD 449.00USD

Summary

From the specs table, we can see the new Huawei B612 is just a 4G+ Cat6 router, the Huawei B618 LTE is with more advanced technology, which could achieve download speed up to 600mbps and upload speed to 100Mbps. The Huawei B612 could support only LTE Cat6 up to 300Mbps. They both have two variant models for difference LTE frequency bands. Huawei B618 seems to be more suitable for home use but Huawei B612s-25d supports LTE B42 and B43, which are usually for industrial applications. Huawei B618 supports up to 64 wireless users while Huawei B612 support only half to 32 users. But they both use 4 X 4 MIMO technologies. Of course, the more advanced Huawei B618 price is higher than Huawei B612 price. Considering the LTE frequency bands at your location and your network providers, and the price & interfaces, you can easily make the decision which one to buy now.

Huawei 4G+ Cat6 Routers

As the top network equipment supplier from China, Huawei had presented many Cat6 routers to the market for worldwide network providers. The Huawei Cat6 routers include stationary WiFi router and 4G+ Cat6 MiFi. The stationary WiFi routers usually have Ethernet ports to connect PC for desktop use and SIM card slot so as to connect with WAN networks. They usually don’t have a built-in or exchangeable battery and get power supply from the adapter. The 4G+ Cat6 MiFi are usually in small size which could be easily put in pocket or handbag for outdoor use. They usually have a built-in battery or removable battery like the smartphone, and the battery usually could be rechargeable. Then what is cat6 router?

What is Cat6 router?

Cat6 router is a kind of wireless terminals with LTE advanced standard, bringing higher speeds and more capacity to LTE networks around the world. As the typical Cat6 feature, multiple LTE carriers can be combined to achieve greater total bandwidth in a process called carrier aggregation (CA). Carrier aggregation plays a fundamental role in particular when the mobile device operates in a congested network and therefore the available band is shared among many devices. With CA, the 4G+ Cat6 router could reach a maximum speed of 300Mbps. The Cat6 router LTE with this technology could help user to achieve faster speed and better surfing experience.

 

We list the Huawei 4G+ Cat6 Router and Huawei 4G+ Cat6 MiFi with their specs and features. From the comparison, you may find the best Cat6 Router.

 

Huawei 4G+ Cat6 Router list for Desktop use:

Model Huawei B612 Huawei B525 Huawei E5186
Product type Huawei WiFiRouter with Ethernet port Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port LTE WiFi Router
Category LTE Cat6 Router LTE Cat6 router LTE Cat6 Router
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/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 B525s-23a: Band  1/3/7/8/20/32/38
Huawei B525s-65a: Band  1/3/4/5/7/8/20/19/26/28/32/38/40/41
Huawei E5186s-22a: Band 1/3/7/8/20/38
Huawei E5186s-61a: Band  3/7/28/40
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac, single-band 2.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 32 users 64 users 64 users
MIMO 4 x 4 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B612 external antenna Huawei B525 external antenna Huawei E5186 external antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO NO
Dimensions 240 × 155 × 78 mm 163 x 52 x 226 mm 190 mm × 200 mm × 32 mm
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
* 3 x LAN port(45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports(SMA-female)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
* 3 x LAN port(45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 2 x telephone port(RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
Datasheet Huawei B612 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei B525 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei E5186 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B612 User Manual(PDF) Huawei B525 User Manual(PDF) Huawei E5186 User Manual(PDF)
Other features  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, VoLTE, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, NAT, DHCP, VPN, DMZ, UPnP, ALG,  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN
Firmware download Huawei B612 firmware Huawei B525 firmware Huawei E5186 firmware
Driver Huawei B612 driver Huawei B525 driver Huawei E5186 driver
Reviews Huawei B612 Review Huawei B525 Review Huawei E5186 Review
Price/USD 399.00USD 259.00USD 259.00USD

 

Huawei also present the Cat6 WiFi router in the shape of Cube, they look cool in design like fashion furniture:

Model Huawei B529s-23a Huawei B528s-23a
Product type LTE WiFi Cube LTE WiFi Cube
Category LTE Cat.6 WiFi Router LTE Cat.6 WiFi Router
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset HiSilicon Balong 722
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38 LTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B32, B38
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 64 users 64 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B529 External antenna Huawei B528 External Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Yes, non-removable 3000mAh battery NO
Dimensions 120 x 120 x 125mm 105 mm x 90mm x 181 mm
Interfaces * 1 x power adapter port
* 1 x LAN port(45)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (TS-9)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x Gigabit LAN (RJ45)
* 1 x RJ11 (VoIP)
Datasheet Huawei B529 Datasheet Huawei B528 Datasheet
User Manual Huawei B529 Manual Huawei B528 Manual
Other features  DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack
Firmware download Huawei B529s-23a firmware Huawei B528 firmware
Driver Huawei B529s-23a driver Huawei B528 Driver
Reviews Huawei B529 Review Huawei B528s-23a Review
Price/USD 299.00 399.00

 

 

Huawei 4G+ Cat6 MiFi list:

Model Huawei E5885Ls-93a Huawei E5787 Huawei E5786
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet port LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category 4G+ Cat.6 MiFi 4G+ Cat.6 MiFi 4G+ Cat.6 MiFi
Chipset Hisilicon LTE Cat6 chipset  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset (Cortex A9 Processor)  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * FDD-LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28
* TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41/42
* Huawei E5787s-33a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20
* Huawei E5787Ph-67a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/28
* Huawei E5786s-32a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38
* Huawei E5786s-62a:
Band 1/3/8/28
* Huawei E5786s-63a
Band 1/3/7/8/28/40
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 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 10 users 10 users
MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No connector Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna N/A Huawei E5787 external Antenna Huawei E5786 external Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP 3.0 Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Non-removable, 6400mAh Removable, 3000mAh 3000mAh
Dimensions  112.00 x 69.20 x 23.00mm 109.00 x 58.00 x 7.50mm 106 x 66 x 15.90mm
Ethernet Port On port for WAN/LAN port(RJ-45) No No
Datasheet download Huawei E5885 Datasheet Huawei E5787 Datasheet Huawei E5786 Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5885 Manual Huawei E5787 Manual Huawei E5786 Manual
Other features Power bank, CA, NFC 2 band CA 2 band CA
Firmware download Huawei E5885 Firmware Huawei E5787 Firmware Huawei E5786 Firmware
Drivers Huawei E5885 driver Huawei E5787 drivers Huawei E5786 drivers
Reviews Huawei E5885 Review Huawei E5787 Review Huawei E5786 Review
Price 279.00USD 269.00USD 179.00USD

 

 

Huawei B612 VS Huawei B525

As we had introduced few Huawei 4G Cat.6 routers such as Huawei B525, B528, B529 and E5186, Huawei released a new LTE Cat.6 modem named Huawei B612. Like Huawei B525 4G Router, the Huawei B612 router cat.6 was firstly available in some countries for specific network providers. Somebody may ask: What the difference between the Huawei B525 and Huawei B612 Router? What has been improved on this new 4G Cat.6 router? We will compare the Huawei B612 Specs & features with Huawei B525 specs & features to let you know more about the two Huawei 4G Router Cat.6.

Huawei B612 VS Huawei B525 Appearance and Interfaces

If you have read our blog about Huawei B525, you may be familiar with the appearance of Huawei B525, it’s in a traditional router design. On the front, there are five indicators to show the power, mode, WiFi, LAN and signal status. On the back of Huawei B525 4G, there are two connectors for external LTE antennas which are covered by a long cap. Four Ethernet ports are available, among which 3 is for LAN and one is for both LAN and WAN. One RJ11 telephone port and one USB port is at the side of the Ethernet ports. The SIM card slot is at the bottom of the Huawei B525 modem with the label showing the model number and other corresponding information about the router.

 

Like the Huawei B525, Huawei B612 router also has five LED indicators to show the power, internet, WiFi, LAN/WAN and signal status, and they both have the power button and WPS on the top edge side. The Huawei B612 also uses Micro SIM card and the SIM card slot is at the bottom. It also has two connectors for external antennas. Four Ethernet ports are available, in them, 3 are for LAN and one for both LAN & WAN. And it also has one telephone port. But there is no USB port in the Huawei B612 Router. The total appearance and interfaces are very similar to Huawei B525. The difference is Huawei B612 4G has an angled backrest, where the SSID and WiFi key are printed.

 

Huawei B525 VS Huawei B612 Specs and Features

With similar appearance, we can’t tell what the real difference is. Then let’s compare the Huawei B525 Specs and Huawei B612 Specs for more details:

 

Model Huawei B612 Huawei B525
Product type Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/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 B525s-23a: Band  1/3/7/8/20/32/38
Huawei B525s-65a: Band  1/3/4/5/7/8/20/19/26/28/32/38/40/41
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac, single-band 2.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 32 users 64 users
MIMO 4 x 4 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B612 external antenna Huawei B525 external antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO
Dimensions 240 × 155 × 78 mm 163 x 52 x 226 mm
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
* 3 x LAN port(45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports(SMA-female)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
Datasheet Huawei B612 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei B525 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B612 User Manual(PDF) Huawei B525 User Manual(PDF)
Other features  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, VoLTE, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, NAT, DHCP, VPN, DMZ, UPnP, ALG  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN
Firmware download Huawei B612 firmware Huawei B525 firmware
Driver Huawei B612 driver Huawei B525 driver
Reviews Huawei B612 Review Huawei B525 Review
Price/USD 399.00USD 259.00USD

 

Summary

From the specs, we can see Huawei B612 and B525 are both 4G Cat.6 routers, which could achieve download speed up to 300mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. The difference is Huawei B612 supports single WiFi band 2.4GHz while B525 supports dual-band WiFi. Huawei B525 4G modem could support up to 64 wireless devices while Huawei B612 router supports only half devices to 32 units. However, Huawei B612 adopts 4 X 4 MIMO technologies for wireless data transmission while Huawei B525 uses 2 X 2 MIMO. Other features of the two Huawei 4G LTE Cat.6 routers are very similar. Perhaps because the Huawei B612 is newly released, the price is higher than Huawei B525 price. But we suppose the Huawei B612 price would be adjusted down because the Huawei B612 specs are not better than Huawei B525 to some extent.

 

The Huawei B525 and B612 routers both have two variant models for difference LTE frequency bands. If you would buy one router, you’d better check the which one is compatible with your network provider. Based on the difference, we think it’s not hard to buy a Huawei LTE Cat.6 router from the two 4G LTE WiFi Routers.

Netgear Nighthawk M1 VS Huawei B618

More and more LTE advanced Pro devices are available in the market because most of the LTE-A pro devices are new, when the users try to buy one LTE advanced Pro gadgets for personal use, they may feel confused because they may not be familiar with the specs of the LTE devices. Netgear Nighthawk M1 and Huawei B618 are two latest new LTE Advanced Pro routers. Somebody may ask: what’s the difference between Huawei B618 and Nighthawk M1 LTE router? Which one is better to buy? We will take a comparison between the two LTE-A pro routers to find the answers for potential users.

Huawei B618 VS Nighthawk M1 Appearance

If you are familiar with Netgear 4G Mobile WiFi routers, you may get to know Netgear Nighthawk M1 mobile hotspot router. As the upgraded model from Netgear AC810S mobile router, the Nighthawk LTE mobile hotspot router adopted a new design different from the predecessors in Aircard series. On the front, there is a 2.4-inch screen in round shape with two LED indicators to show the battery and signal status. It looks cool in black color and can be handed in one hand, but it’s thicker than a normal 4G pocket WiFi router. It’s a mobile WiFi router which can be taken outdoor and work on the go.

 

If you had used Huawei E5180 LTE Cube, you will not feel strange about the Huawei B618 Router design. Unlike a traditional 4G WiFi router, the Huawei B618 is in a shape of a cube and in white color. When it stands at your home, you may though it’s a kind of fashion furniture actually its function is a WiFi router with Ethernet port. The body of Huawei B618 is much larger than Nighthawk M1 but it’s stationary router without battery. It has to work with power adapter.

Huawei B618 VS Nighthawk M1 Interfaces

As a mobile WiFi router, the Nighthawk M1 mobile hotspot router could be used at home or for outdoor activities. In the display, it would show the connection status. The power button is on the top edge side while on the opposite side locates the USB ports and Ethernet port. It’s the world’s first LTE Advanced pro mobile hotspot with Ethernet port. The back cover could be opened and the battery is removable for exchange or inserting the SIM card. The SIM Card in Micro SIM size could be used.

 

Unlike the Nighthawk M1 router, the Huawei B618 has no display, on the front, there are few indicators for Signal strength, power, status, LAN, WiFi and mode. The WPS button is below the signal indicators. On the back, two connectors for external antennas are covered by a small cap and the power button is below the antenna connectors. Below the power button, there is one USB port and two Ethernet port & one Telephone port available. One of Ethernet ports is for LAN and the other is for both LAN & WAN. And the power plug is available for an adapter. Like the Huawei B525 modem, the SIM card slot is at the bottom with the reset button.

Netgear Nighthawk M1 VS Huawei B618 Specs Comparison

From the appearance, we can see the Nighthawk M1 and Huawei B618 router are both LTE WiFi routers with Ethernet port and SIM card slot. The Nighthawk M1 is portable for outdoor use while the Huawei B618 CPE is mainly for indoor use. Then let’s have a comparison of Nighthawk M1 Specs and Huawei B618 Router Specs:

 

Model Netgear Nighthawk M1 Huawei B618
Product type LTE Mobile WiFi Hotspot with Ethernet port LTE WiFi Router with Ethernet Port
Category LTE Cat.16 LTE Cat.9/ Cat.11
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9x50 HiSilicon Balong 750
Data rates DL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps DL 600Mbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands Telstra Nighthawk M1: Band 1/3/7/8/28
AT&T Nighthawk M1: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/29/30/66
Hong Kong Nighthawk M1: LTE Band 1/3/8/20/29/30/38/40/41
Huawei B618s-22d: Band 1/3/7/8/20/38
Huawei B618s-65d: 1/3/5/7/8/28/40
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 20 users 64 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Netgear Nighthawk M1 Antenna Huawei B618 Antenna
App management Netgear Aircard APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Removable, 5040 mAh NO
Dimensions 105.5 x 105.5 x 20.35 mm 95 × 95 × 208mm
Interfaces * On port for LAN port(RJ-45)

* 1 x USB 2.0 port

* 1 x USB 3.0 port

* 1 x LAN port(RJ45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
Datasheet Netgear Nighthawk M1 Datasheet Huawei B618 Datasheet
User Manual Netgear Nighthawk M1 Manual Huawei B618 User Manual
Other features 4 band CA, JumpBoost DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT, VoLTE, IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack
Firmware download Nighthawk M1 Firmware Huawei B618 firmware
Driver Nighthawk M1 Driver Huawei B618 driver
Reviews Netgear Nighthawk M1 AT&T Review Huawei B618s-22d Review
Price/USD 459.00USD 449.00USD

 

Huawei B618 VS Nighthawk M1 Speed Test

Summary

From the specs table, we can see that Netgear Nighthawk M1 Router is more advanced with the support of LTE Category 16, which could achieve downloads speed up to 1Gigibit/s. The Huawei B618 download speed is also very aggressive for up to 600Mbps with the support of LTE Cat.11. They both have two variant models for different network providers. The ATT Nighthawk M1 is mainly for North American areas while the Telstra Nighthawk M1 could be used in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, but may work only on 3G if travel to North Americans. The Huawei B618s-22d and B618s-65d cover the same areas as Telstra Nighthawk M1, but the different LTE bands are especially for some network providers.

 

Regarding the applications, the Nighthawk M1 Mobile Hotspot router has a removable battery which could let M1 work on the go and the large battery could provide the JumpBoost function to charge other devices like a mobile power bank. The Huawei B618 is mainly for indoor use at home or in office due to the limit of the power supply. And the size of Huawei B618 is inconvenient to take outside. As a stationary router, the Huawei B618 provides more practical functions for users. Many functions can’t be found in Nighthawk M1. Anyhow they both can be managed through the APP from a smartphone. It’s cool and user-friendly.

 

Regarding the price, the price of Nighthawk M1 and Huawei B618 are both at the high range now since they are latest new. As time goes, the price would be down but not expect too much. If you want to buy a Huawei B618 router or Nighthawk M1 mobile hotspot, consider your applications and the functions, and then make your decision. You will never get disappointed by the two LTE-A pro devices.

Telekom Speedbox LTE IV (Huawei B618s-22d) Review

Last year, the Germany network provider Telekom puts its logo on a Huawei WiFi router 4G again and assigned the new LTE router as the name of Speedbox LTE IV. If you are familiar with Huawei LTE router, you can immediately recognize the Speedbox LTE IV is from original Huawei B618s-22d router. On the basic hardware of the Huawei B618 Router, Telekom may customize some firmware of the router, but the highlight features are still maintained as below

 

Features and characteristics of Speedbox LTE IV (Huawei B618s-22d)
Manufacturer and model number Huawei B618s-22d / Telekom Speedbox LTE IV
chipset Balong 75
LTE Category LTE Cat. 11
Download rate Up to 600 Mbps
Upload rate Up to 50 Mbps
Supported LTE bands 800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz
Backwards compatible with HSPA+ (42.2 Mbps), UMTS, Edge, GPRS
Support of LTE-Advanced Yes
MIMO Support Yes
Connection for external antenna Yes, two TS-9 connectors (Buy Speedbox LTE IV Antenna)
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN ports: 2
WLAN standards: WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
5 GHz WLAN support: Yes
Encryption: WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPS
WLAN hotspot function: Yes
Others
Battery pack no battery available
Dimension 95 x 95 x 210 mm
USB two USB ports
Memory card expansion No
Release November 2017
Price: 449USD (as of April 2018)
available at: » www.4gltemall.com
Docs download
Datasheet: » Download Huawei B618 Datasheet (PDF, 190 KB)
Detailed manual: Download Huawei B618 Manual (PDF)

 

 

Huawei knows a lot about the network business, so it’s no wonder that local operators often rely on solutions from this company. Based on the LTE category 11, the redesigned router B618s-22d is particularly future-proof. Up to 600 Mbit/s can be achieved in the download, in the upload a maximum of 50 Mbit/s is possible. To ensure good 4G reception, Huawei has integrated the multi-antenna technology 4 × 4 MIMO. However, if the LTE network is not available, the data can also be transmitted via HSPA with a peak bandwidth of 42.2 Mbit/s. Backward compatibility with 2G radio (GSM / GPRS) finally provides the last straw in mobile communications. Regarding the LTE frequency bands, the Speedbox LTE IV covers all relevant frequency bands on B1, B3, B7, B8, B20.

Interfaces of the Speedbox LTE IV

A good LTE reception at the router is of course only half the task, the data packets must also be forwarded accordingly quickly and efficiently to the terminals. With the Wifi connection 802.11 ac, smartphones, tablets and notebooks can benefit from a fast connection. Thanks to dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), up to 1.9 Gbit/s are possible. Alternatively, an Ethernet connection is available via two Gigabit-capable LAN ports. In terms of USB, the Telekom has upgraded with his variant. The original model “Huawei B618s-22d” comes only with a USB port and high quality telephone is also possible with this router, however, the Speedbox LTE IV gets with only two LAN ports.  A telephone system does not exist; but the Huawei B618 router is originally VoLTE- compatible and can handle VoIP. The Telekom Speedbox LTE IV has cut the telephone function.

 

Special features of the Speedbox LTE IV

If the reception is not sufficient, the buyer can use an external antenna solution.  The SIM card slot is a bit out of date and comes in the micro-SIM version. If necessary, an adapter must be used. An integrated firewall provides the necessary security, and the router can be configured via a web interface.

 

The package content consists of a plug-in power supply, a LAN cable and a quick start guide. The maximum power consumption of the Speedbox LTE IV is 24 watts. The price of Speedbox LTE IV is not cheap now. If you want to get an unlocked device, we suggest you take the original Huawei B618s-22d with the WAN & LAN ports, and the USB & VoIP telephone ports.