Huawei B618 VS B315 LTE WiFi Router

As the top telecom equipment supplier, Huawei LTE WiFi routers had gained great reputation worldwide based on the good performance and reasonable good price. Since there are many Huawei 4G WiFi Routers available in the market, for those who are not familiar with Huawei routers, it’s still a big problem to buy a best 4G WiFi router for them. Huawei B315 and B618 are two popular Huawei WiFi routers if a customer wants to buy one router from them, which one to choose? What’s the main difference between Huawei B618 and B315? You will find the answer in this article.

Appearance

 

Huawei 4G Router B315 was available since 2016 and it’s in a traditional router shape. However, the latest Huawei B618 was presented to public since the second half year of 2017. And Huawei B618 is in a cube shape, which makes you think it’s a kind of furniture rather than a wireless router. From the pics below, you can see the different shape of the two routers. On the front of Huawei B315, there is Huawei logo and a few LED indicators for power, WiFi, internet, signal status. Huawei B618 has the Huawei logo on the top side, the WPS button is in the middle of WiFi signal and other status indicators such as Power, WiFi, LAN, Status, Mode.

On the back, the Ethernet port and connectors for 4G external antenna are located. Since Huawei may assign the router with many variant models, the Ethernet port quantity may vary. The Huawei B618s-22d has two LAN ports (one is for LAN/WAN) and one phone port with a USB 2.0 port. As one of the variant model of Huawei B315, Huawei B315s-22 has four LAN ports (one is for LAN/WAN) and one phone port with USB 2.0 port. However, another variant model Huawei B315s-936 doesn’t have the phone port and USB 2.0 port. They all have two connectors for external antenna, the Huawei B315 connector type is SMA while the Huawei B618s-22d antenna connector is in TS-9 type.

The power button and WPS button of Huawei B315 are on the top side of the router. And the label for product detail is at the bottom side of the body. The SIM card slot of Huawei B315 is on the back side of the body while Huawei B618 locates the SIM card slot at the bottom. The Huawei B618 has the label at the bottom too with the WPS button.

 

 

Specs

From the appearance, you may still have trouble to select which one for you. Then the specs of the Huawei B618s-22d and Huawei B315 would tell what’s the key point of the difference between the two routers:

 

Model Huawei B618s-22d Huawei B315
Product type LTE WiFi Router LTE WiFi Router
Category LTE Cat.9/ Cat.11 LTE Cat.4
Chipset HiSilicon Balong 750 Hisilicon Balong
Data rates DL 600Mbps/UL 100Mbps DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands LTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B38 * 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 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Max support users 64 users 32 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO
Connectors for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Standard SIM
Battery NO No
Dimensions 95mm × 95mm × 208mm 186.0mm x 139.0mm x 46.0mm
Interfaces * 1 x LAN port(45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* 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)(depends)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5)
* One SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port(depends)
Other features DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT, VoLTE, IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack VoIP, DHCP, NAT, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, Firewall, Port forwarding, DMZ, ALG, Remote management
Price 449.00USD 179.00

 

From the specs, we can see the Huawei B618s-22d WiFi router is far more advanced than Huawei B315 router technically. It could peak download speed up to 600mbps, which is almost 4 times than that of B315 Router. It has advanced WLAN feature 802.11ac with dual-band, while up to 64 devices could access the internet when connected with B618 LTE CPE. The advantage of Huawei B315 is the multiple variant models for various LTE frequency bands while Huawei B618s-22d is mainly for Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and Middle East area. Huawei B315 could be used in more wide areas but you must select the specific right model. Another advantage is that Huawei B315 is not as expensive as Huawei B618. Because Huawei B618 is with many advanced LTE technologies, the price is higher.

Conclusion

Huawei B618 (B618s-22d) is no doubt much better than Huawei B315 technically. But Huawei B315 is attractive on the multiple variant models which would support different LTE network providers worldwide. And Huawei B315 is in a cheaper price than that of B618. For those who use the router at home, the speed of Huawei B315 is enough for daily applications. If you are a technology geek or want a future-proof LTE router and don’t care about the price, the Huawei B618 is definitely the right one.

Huawei B715 VS Huawei B525 LTE Router

In past few years, Huawei has presented many LTE WiFi routers to the market. Some are especially for the network provider in specific areas or countries; some are open for all the market (SIM-free for global travel). However, Huawei didn’t provide a full list of its 4G LTE Routers. Some models can’t be found on its official site, so as the specs of the Huawei LTE routers. Huawei B715 LTE router and Huawei B525 are the two models which cannot be found on Huawei official site, but they are definitely Huawei products for LTE-A networks. Some customers may have trouble to buy the unlocked version of the two routers for their applications at home or office etc…Today, we will have a general review of the difference between Huawei B715 and B525 router. You may get the reference if you want to buy one of them.

Appearance

Unlike the latest Huawei B618 LTE Cube, both the Huawei B715 and B525 are in the shape of a traditional wireless router. On the front, the Huawei logo and few LED indicators for power, WiFi, internet connection status and signal strength. On the back, 3 LAN ports and one LAN/WAN port with telephone port are listed at the below side. On the top side, two SMA connectors for external antennas are covered by a cap. Huawei B525 router had the label at the bottom, and we can see the crescentic shape from the bottom side. The label of Huawei B715 is just at the side of the external antenna connectors. The label and connectors are covered by a whole cap. However, like the Huawei B525 router, the SIM card slot of Huawei B715 is also located on the bottom side. Like other Huawei 4G wireless router, some important information would be printed on the label, such as the model number, IMEI number, S/N number, SSID, WiFi Key, web log in IP address, WPS pin, FCC ID, power plug voltage, WiFi certified, RoHS logo, Made in China and some model may have the supported LTE frequency bands if there is. Here now, the Huawei B715 has only white color available, but Huawei B525s-23a has black and white color available.

Variant models

Here now, the Huawei B715 has only one variant model Huawei B715s-23c with the support of 4G LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20/28/32/38 and 3G &2G network backward compatible. We are not sure whether Huawei will release more variant models to support different LTE frequency bands combination for other network providers. But as you can see, Huawei B525 has three variant models: B525s-23A, B525s-65a, B525s-95a. They support the frequency bands as below:

 

Huawei B525s-23a:

– Support 4G LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38 (FDD 800/900/1500/1800/2100/2600MHz, TDD 2600MHz)

– Support 3G DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/UMTS Band 900/2100MHz

– Support 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz

 

Huawei B525s-65a:

– Support 4G LTE Band 1/3/4/5/7/8/20/19/26/28/32/38/40/41 (FDD 2600/2100/1900/1800/1700/1400/900/850/800/700MHz, TDD 2300/2500/2600MHz)

– Support 3G DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/UMTS Band 1/2/5/6/8/19

– Support 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz

Huawei B525s-95a: Unknown yet!

Specifications

You may be attracted by the appearance of the two routers, but when if you want the router to work well at your location, you must see the specifications of the two router. Below is the list comparison of the Huawei B715s-23c and Huawei B525 WiFi router specs for your reference:

 

Model Huawei B715s-23c Huawei B525s-23a/B525s-65a
Product type LTE WiFi Router LTE WiFi Router
Category LTE Cat.9 LTE Cat.6
Chipset ? HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 450Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands LTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B28, B32, B38 B525s-23a: Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38
B525s-65a: Band 1/3/4/5/7/8/20/19/26/28/32/38/40/41
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 64 users 64 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO
Dimensions 240mm × 448mm × 47mm 163 mm x 52 mm x 226 mm
Interfaces * 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
* 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
Other features  VPN, VoLTE, IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack, DMZ, Port forwarding NAT, DHCP, VPN, SMS, VoIP, CS Voice, Firewall, DMZ, UPnP, ALG, IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack
Price 399.00USD 299.00USD

Conclusion

From the specs table, we can see Huawei B715s-23c is more advanced supporting higher LTE level networks with faster downlink. Huawei B525 provides more variant models for different LTE frequency band combination and more colors to select. Usually, the more advanced of the router, the price higher. So we can see the Huawei B715 is more expensive than Huawei B525 router. If you don’t care about the price, then Huawei B715 is the right one for you. Huawei B525 may not the most advanced, but for most customers, the downlink speed is enough for most applications cases. Almost same interfaces would not make you in trouble when you connect few devices simultaneously. The important is if you want to fulfill extra functions such as VPN, VoLTE, VoIP or DHCP, you may check the datasheet carefully to confirm.

However, if you don’t know how to select from the variant models, you may refer to this blog: Five Tips to Buy a Huawei 4G Router.

Huawei B618s-22d Firmware Versions and Update

Many people are using the Huawei B618s-22d LTE router and somebody may have the demand to update the Huawei B618s-22d firmware. Below is the collection of the Huawei B618s-22d firmware for download. And there are instructions for updating the Huawei B618 firmware and some important information for updating the firmware.

 

Warning: Use the firmware at your own risk! No liability is accepted for the use of the data provided and any damage to the device!

 

Unbranded Huawei B618s-22d original firmware versions:

B618_UPDATE_11.181.99.06.00.BIN

B618_UPDATE_11.185.01.00.00.BIN

B618_UPDATE_11.192.00.00.00.BIN

B618_UPDATE_11.192.01.00.00.BIN

B618_UPDATE_11.195.03.00.00.BIN

B618_UPDATE_11.192.01.00.00-debug.BIN

 

 

Providers related firmware versions for Huawei B618:

 

B618_UPDATE_11.189.00.00.154.BIN (CH, Sunrise)

B618_UPDATE_11.189.00.01.55.BIN (DE, Telekom)

B618_UPDATE_11.192.01.00.55.BIN (DE, Telekom)

B618_UPDATE_11.193.00.00.104.BIN (DNK, Telmore)

B618_UPDATE_11.192.00.01.170.BIN (Turkey)

B618_UPDATE_11.192.01.01.170.BIN / Turkey)

B618s-22d_Update_11.185.01. 01.264.bin (PL, Play)

B618_UPDATE_11.192.01.00.264.BIN (PL, Play)

 

 

modded firmware:

 

B618s-22d_Update_11.195.03.00.00_M_AT_04.01.bin

B618s-22d_Update_11.195.03.00.00_M_AT_04.01.exe

B618s-22d_Update_11 .195.03.00.00_M_AT_04.02

 

Balong Flash + Tools

 

B618 Balong Flash Package @ mobil.zip

Change_IMEI_2018_02_24.zip

fix_ttl_b618s_01.zip

repair_nvram_b618_01.zip

unlock B618s_01.zip

usbloader_B618_2018-03-07.rar

 

Instruction of reflashing Huawei B618 LTE router (updating the Huawei B618s-22d firmware):

  1. Install drivers (all standard, as for other Huawei devices, you will find yourself) Download the attached archive and unpack it.
  2. We connect the B618 via USB to the computer.
  3. We close BOOT and GND, hold and supply power, release the closed contact, 1 port appears in the Device Manager.
  4. From the folder load_usbloader_to_B618run go.cmd wait until the boot loader is fully loaded (oil is oiled) and 2 ports will appear.
  5. From the flash_via_balongflashfolder, we run go.cmd, thereby flashing the firmware which is in this folder, in this case the “ammo” is the firmware B618_UPDATE_11.195.03.00.00.BIN. If you want to fill in another firmware (for example, modified with the option unlock, change IMEI and fix TTL), then put the desired firmware in this folder, after removing B618_UPDATE_11.195.03.00.00.BIN. From there, confirm the desire to reflash by pressing the key.
  6. Restart the router (do not forget to connect ethernet cable instead of USB)

 

By the way, you can use the Change_IMEI_2018_02_24.zip to change the Huawei B618 IMEI number. And the fix_ttl_b618s_01.zip could be used to controlling the TTL commit for Huawei B618.

Huawei B715 VS Huawei B618 LTE CPE

As time goes, more and more network providers upgrade their LTE networks to LTE Advanced with the application of new LTE technology such as carrier aggregation and MIMO. Many customers want to surf at the faster speed than ever. So an LTE advanced router may be necessary for home or office. Huawei B618 and B715 are two latest popular routers for the LTE-A networks. Someone may ask: what’s the difference between Huawei B715 and B618? To buy one from them, which one is better? To answer this question, let’s have a compare of the two LTE WiFi routers.

Appearance

Huawei B715 and B618 router both could work well in Europe. Some network providers already introduced them to their contract plan. The Huawei B618 was available for EE, Telekom on the model number B618s-22d while B715 was available for LMV on the model number B715s-23c. The Huawei B715s-23c looks like the common Huawei 4G WiFi router such as Huawei E5186 or Huawei B525, but Huawei B618 looks like a cube. You may think it’s a smart home device rather than an LTE-A wireless router.

 

On the front of Huawei B715s-23c, there are few indicators for power, data transmission, WiFi, connected device, and signal. On the back, there are 4 RJ45 ports for LAN, one of which is for WAN/LAN. And one RJ11 port is available for connecting telephone. Huawei B618s-22d LTE router has only one port for LAN/WAN and another one for LAN only. They both have a USB 2.0 port for sharing file. Like other Huawei LTE routers, the Huawei B715s-23c has two SMA connectors for external antenna while the Huawei B618s-22d WiFi router has two TS-9 connectors for 4G external antennas. They both have the same feature that the SIM card slot is at the bottom of the body.

 

Technical Specifications

To know more about the technical specs of the two LTE-A router, the table below will give clear information about the chipset, category, data rates, supported frequency bands, interfaces, and prices etc..

Model Huawei B715s-23c Huawei B618s-22d
Product type LTE WiFi Router with SIM card slot and Ethernet port LTE WiFi Router with SIM card slot and Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.9 LTE Cat.9/ Cat.11
Chipset ? HiSilicon Balong 750
Data rates DL 450Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 600Mbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands LTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B28, B32, B38 LTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B38
WiFi 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 64 users 64 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO
Dimensions 240mm × 448mm × 47mm 95mm × 95mm × 208mm
Interfaces * 3 x LAN port(45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* 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
Other features  VPN, VoLTE, IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack, DMZ, Port forwarding DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT, VoLTE, IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack
Price 399.00USD 449.00USD

 

Conclusion

From the appearance, we can see both the Huawei B618s-22d and B715s-23c are cool, but I personally love Huawei B618s-22d better. But if you want the WiFi router to have more Ethernet ports to connect your desktop, the Huawei B715s-23c may be better. From the specs, we can see Huawei B618s-22d support higher level LTE networks with faster LTE downlink & uplink speeds. But if you need the LTE router to work for more LTE frequency bands especially for band 32 or band 28, Huawei B715s-23c should be taken into consideration. And the Huawei B618s-22d with advanced LTE technologies would be more expensive, if you don’t care about the price, Huawei B618s-22d would be the right one for your home or office.

Huawei B618 LTE Router VS Huawei B528 LTE CPE

More and more Huawei LTE advanced routers are available for many network providers in the market. Among them, Huawei B618 LTE router and B528 routers may be the most attractive models. They don’t have the appearance of common LTE routers, but they look cool in the cube shape in white color. Somebody may ask, what’s the difference between Huawei B528 and B618 LTE-A router? Which one is better? If buying from one of them, which one to buy? After reading this article, we suppose you will find the answer.

Appearance

Huawei B618 and B528 LTE CPE are both available in 2017 and firstly presented the Europe market. The popular models for them are Huawei B618s-22d and Huawei B528s-23a. The Huawei B618s-22d LTE router is now available for Telekom in Europe. The Huawei B528s-23a was introduced by Vodafone to its product range. It’s also named Vodafone GigaCube or Vodafone B528s. Another network provider A1 also gets the B528s-23a CPE for its contract plan, and named it “A1 Net Cube Plus”. So the B528 may have Vodafone logo or A1 logo on the device. And the firmware may be customized by the network providers.

The Huawei B618 is in square cube shape while Huawei B528 is in a cylinder cube. But they both look cool and the touch feel is good when handing them even though the body material is made of plastic. On the front of the Huawei B628s-22d, there are 8 indicators for the connection status and WPS button is in the indicators. Huawei B528s-23a has 4 indicators with the power button and WPS button. The power button of Huawei B618 is at the back with two gigabit LAN ports(one for LAN & WAN) and one USB port, above which, two connectors are covered a small cap. The Huawei B528s-23a has only one Gigabit LAN (RJ45) port and one VoIP port.

At the bottom of the Huawei B618 and B528, the SIM card slot is located with the device information label, where the product name, IMEI number, S/N number, SSID and WiFi key, certifications are listed. In addition, the reset button is also available at the side of the SIM card slot.

Technical Specs

Regarding the technical features, you can have a clear review of the specs:

 

Model Huawei B618s-22d Huawei B528s-23a
Product type LTE WiFi Router LTE WiFi Router
Category LTE Cat.9/ Cat.11 LTE Cat.6
Chipset HiSilicon Balong 750 HiSilicon Balong 722
Data rates DL 600Mbps/UL 100Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands LTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B38 LTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B32, B38
WiFi 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 64 users 64 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO
Dimensions 95mm × 95mm × 208mm 105 mm x 90mm x 181 mm
Interfaces * 1 x LAN port(45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
* 1 x Gigabit LAN (RJ45)
* 1 x RJ11 (VoIP)
Other features DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT, VoLTE, IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack
Price 449.00USD 399.00USD

Summary

From the specs table, we can see that the Huawei B618s-22d is more advanced than Huawei B528s-23a. It could support faster download speed than that of B528 based on more LTE technologies. And more interfaces are available in Huawei B628s-22d for more connection possibility. Huawei B528s-23a has fewer interfaces and the speed is not as fast as Huawei B618, but for most users, the speed is still fantastic. And Huawei B528s-23a supports LTE band 32, which is not available in Huawei B618s-22d. Huawei B618s-22d LTE router has advanced features; consequently, the price of Huawei B618s-22d is higher than that of Huawei B528s-23a. So you are looking for an LTE advanced router with a budget price, Huawei B528s-23s seems more suitable for you. But if you need a future-proof router and would accept the high price, it’s no doubt that Huawei B618s-22d router is the best one for you.

Huawei B618 LTE Router User Manual

Many people are already getting or planning to get the Huawei B618 4G LTE Advanced Pro router, but many users may want to know how to use or setup the Huawei B618 router. Today, we will guide you know the Huawei B618 and use the Huawei LTE router well.

 

Getting to know your LTE CPE B618

Note:

* During thunderstorms and rainy weather, turn off and disconnect the LTE CPE B618.

* The LTE B618 CPE function descriptions and illustrations in this article are for your reference only. The product you have purchased may vary.

 

Application scenario

The Huawei B618 LTE CPE can:

* Provide Internet access for Wi-Fi® devices and a computer.

* Connect to a telephone for voice services.

* Expand LAN coverage together with a hub or a switch.

 

Note:

When the Huawei LTE CPE B618 is in use, you can alter its position or orientation to improve signal reception.

 

Selecting the installation environment Obstacles such as concrete and wooden walls will affect the transmission of the network signal. It is recommended that when you install LTE CPE you choose an open space. Keep the LTE CPE away from equipment that generates strong magnetic and electric fields, for instance microwaves, refrigerators, and satellite receivers.

 

Appearance

  1. External antenna sockets (* Connect to external antennas).
  2. Power button Press and hold to power the B618 on or off.
  3. USB port Connect to a USB device.
  4. WAN/LAN port

– Working as a LAN port when connected to a computer, switch, or other LAN device.

– Working as a WAN port when connected to an Ethernet port on the wall.

  1. Landline phone port Connect to a telephone.
  2. Power input Connect to compatible power adapter.
  3. Signal indicators Green: signal reception available (more indicators mean better reception).
  4. WPS button Press and hold to active WPS connection when Wi-Fi is turned on.
  5. Indicators
  6. Micro-SIM card slot Accommodate a micro-SIM card.
  7. RESET button Restore the LTE CPE to its factory settings.

 

* Power LED indicator

Off: Power off.

On: Power on.

 

* Status LED indicator

Off: Data server connection is disconnected.

Blinking in green: Firmware update.

Green: Get IP address of WAN.

 

* LAN LED indicator

Off: No device is connected to a LAN port.

Blinking: data is being transmitted through a LAN port.

Green: At least one of the LAN ports is connected to a device.

 

* Wi-Fi LED indicator

Off: Both 2.4G and 5G Wi-Fi is closed.

Blinking in green: WPS open.

Green: Both or one of the 2.4G and 5G Wi-Fi is opened.

 

* Mode LED indicator

Steady cyan/blue/ yellow: connected to a mobile network.

Steady green: connected to an Ethernet network.

Steady red: The SIM card is not recognized, the PIN has not been entered, or the PIN verification failed.

 

 

 

Huawei B618 Setup

  1. Installing the micro-SIM card Install the micro-SIM card according to the illustration.

– Note: When removing the micro-SIM card, gently press the micro-SIM card in, then release. The card will automatically pop out.

– Do not remove the micro-SIM card when the LTE CPE is powered on. Doing so will affect the performance of your LTE CPE, and data stored on the micro-SIM card may be lost.

– Note: When removing the micro-SIM card, gently press the micro-SIM card in, then release. The card will automatically pop out.

– Do not remove the micro-SIM card when the LTE CPE is powered on. Doing so will affect the performance of your LTE CPE, and data stored on the micro-SIM card may be lost.

 

  1. Connecting to a power adapter

– Install the power adapter according to the illustration.

 

Note: Use the provided power adapter. Use of an incompatible power adapter or one from an unknown manufacturer may cause the LTE CPE to malfunction, fail, or could even cause a fire. Such use voids all warranties, whether expressed or implied, on the product.

 

Connecting to your LTE B618 router’s Wi-Fi network

Once the router has connected to a mobile data network, you can connect your computer or mobile phone to the router’s Wi-Fi network to access the Internet. Please refer to the label on the bottom of the router for the default wireless network name (SSID) and password (Wi-Fi KEY).

Note: 1.) When the Wi-Fi LED indicator is steady on, Wi-Fi is enabled. To enable or disable Wi-Fi, refer to the help section on the router’s web-based management page. 2.) Ensure that you promptly change the Wi-Fi network name and password on the web-based management page to prevent unauthorized access to your Wi-Fi network. Once you have changed the password, you will need to reconnect to the router’s Wi-Fi network.

 

 

 

Configuring your Huawei B618 router

You can configure the router using the web-based management page. Please refer to the label on the bottom of the router for the default IP address, user name, and password. More information can be found in the help section of the web-based management page.

Note: You will be prompted to change the default login password for the web-based management page to prevent unauthorized users from changing the router’s settings.

 

 

Optional configurations

Note: The features described in this section are for reference purposes only. Your router may not support all of these features.

  1. Connecting multiple devices You can connect a computer, or landline phone to the router to access the Internet, make telephone calls, and more.
  2. Installing external antennas You can install external antennas to improve signal reception. Please contact your network service provider to purchase the antennas.

Note: Turn off the router and unplug the power adapter before installing any external antennas. External antennas are only suitable for indoor use. Do not use external antennas during thunderstorms. Only use external antennas provided by your network service provider.

 

  1. Accessing the Internet through an Ethernet port

You can connect the router to a wall-mounted Ethernet port using an Ethernet cable to connect to the Internet when you have used up your data allowance. Configure the relevant settings on the web-based management page before connecting to the Internet through an Ethernet port. More information can be found in the help section of the web-based management page.

  1. Restoring to Factory Settings

If you forget some configuration parameters, you can restore the LTE CPE to its factory settings and then configure the LTE CPE again. Use a sharply pointed object to press and hold the RESET button until the Power indicator turns off. The LTE CPE is then restored to its factory settings.

 

Note: After you carry out this operation, the LTE CPE’s personal configuration parameters will all be deleted. All configurations on the web management page will be restored to the factory settings.

 

 

  1. Establishing a WPS Connection

If the Wi-Fi device to be connected to the LTE CPE supports WPS, the wireless network encryption key is generated automatically and there is no need to enter it manually. The steps for WPS connection are as follows: 1.) Turn on the CPE. 2.) Turn on the Wi-Fi device to be connected to the LTE CPE. 3.) Activate the LTE CPE’s WPS. 4.) Activate the Wi-Fi device’s WPS.

 

Note: Press and hold the WPS button for two to five seconds to set up a 2.4 GHz WPS connection, or press and hold the button for more than five seconds to set up a 5 GHz WPS connection. For specific instructions for the Wi-Fi device, refer to the device’s user manual.

 

  1. Downloading Huawei HiLink App

Scan the QR code to download the Huawei HiLink App and configure the router from your phone.

Five Tips to Buy a Huawei 4G Router

Huawei had presented many LTE Routers to the network providers worldwide, there are many models of Huawei LTE Routers, many customers are confused what’s the difference between the Huawei 4G WiFi routers? How to select a Huawei 4G Router with SIM card slot and Ethernet port for my home or small office? In this article, we will provide a guide about how to buy a Huawei 4G router.

 

To buy a Huawei router, you must know where you will use the router, in home or office, in a car, bus, boat, farm, train or basement. And what the WiFi range of the wireless router would cover, this will decide you need a huawei indoor router or outdoor router. If you use the Huawei router in a small office and at home for small space, an indoor router would be enough, but if you use the Huawei router in a large farm or basement, we think a Huawei outdoor antenna would be better. Or course, indoor router may also be enough in a basement only if a high-gain LTE outdoor antenna is connected with the huawei router.

 

For example, if you would buy a Huawei router with SIM card and Ethernet port for home, you should also know how many devices would connect to the Huawei LTE router via WiFi and how many to connect with Ethernet port. Usually, Huawei 4G router may have one SIM card slot and 4 Ethernet ports (3 ports for LAN and One for WAN & LAN). For example, the Huawei B525s-23a Router has 4 LAN ports (one of them for WAN/LAN). But some Huawei routers have only two Ethernet ports, such as Huawei E5172 and Huawei B618 router. If more than 4 devices would connect via Ethernet port, you can get one more Huawei router with more Ethernet ports or connect your devices with WiFi adapter so that the device would connect via WiFi rather than Ethernet. Regarding the WiFi users, Huawei LTE WiFi routers usually supports maximum 32 wireless devices. So this is enough for common use in most case. If you are looking for Huawei 4G Router with Two SIM card slots, as we know, Huawei doesn’t provide such product. Maybe you can check other brands.

 

After confirming the interfaces, you must concern the network compatibility of the target 4G router. For example, you would just connect the Huawei router via WiFi, then the latest Huawei B618 router would be enough. But if you would use it with AT&T or T-mobile in USA, the Huawei B618s-22d CPE may not be a good option to select because the Huawei B618s-22d would not compatible with the 4G LTE networks from AT&T and T-mobile, even though it’s already unlocked. Huawei B618s-22d supports LTE frequency band 1/3/7/8/20/38, while AT&T deployed LTE networks on band 2/4/5/17/30 and band 2/4/12/71. Now you should select the Huawei B890-66 Router, which supports LTE band 2/4/5/7/12/13/17. It could support band 2/4/5/17 for AT&T and band 2/4/12 for T-mobile. So Huawei B890-66 Router would work both for AT&T and T-mobile 4G SIM. If you would use Huawei B618s-22d in European countries, there will be no any problem because it’s compatible with almost all the network providers in Europe such as Vodafone, Telekom, Orange, EE, OnePlus, Telenor etc. Because the main LTE frequency bands on LTE is B1, B3, B7.

 

The third factor that you should concern is the location to use the Huawei router. If you are located at city center, you can ignore this. But if you are located at the place far from the city center or cell tower, it would be much important for the Huawei LTE router to have connectors for 4G external antennas. The antenna connectors provide the possibility to improve better signal with help of high gain LTE antennas. The 2 x 2 MIMO or 4 x 4 MIMO may provide better performance with the LTE antennas. But if you would use outdoor antenna, this antenna factor may be not that important because the outdoor router already has high gain antenna. When installed the outdoor router, the signal would be better enough even using it at places of weak signal.

 

Then the fourth factor to consider is the LTE speed. Since the LTE develops to LTE advanced Pro, here now there are many huawei routers with different LTE Categores, such LTE cat.3, LTE cat.4, LTE Cat.6 and LTE advanced Pro Cat.9 or Cat.11. They supports different LTE technologies with different LTE downlink & uplink speeds such as DL 100Mbps/UL 50mMbps(for LTE Cat.3), DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps(for LTE Cat.4), DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps(for LTE Cat.6), DL 600Mbps/UL 150Mbps(for LTE Cat.11). And we suppose there will be more Huawei LTE advanced Pro routers available in near future with the evolvement to 5G. Before you buy a LTE router, you need check whether your network carrier already provides the LTE or LTE-A networks, and then buy the appropriate router. But if you want the Huawei router to future proof, you can buy the LTE advanced Pro router even your network provide didn’t upgrade the LTE basic network to advanced pro.

 

Then you should consider the fifth factor: price. With more and more vendors presented their LTE routers to the markets, the price of Huawei 4G Routers is becoming cheaper and cheaper. The support of higher LTE level, the price is also higher. And with support of higher level LTE networks, the routers can achieve faster download and upload speeds. Currently, most of Huawei routers are not more than 200.00USD. Some Huawei LTE WiFi routers are even around 100.00USD. The LTE cat.6 routers are the mainstream now. But most users are interested in LTE advanced pro routers since the faster, the better. Hope you will buy the best one on your budget.

 

Huawei B525 VS Huawei E5186

As the top telecom equipment supplier, Huawei 4G Routers are very popular in many countries based on high quality and stable performance for internet connection. And we also find some huawei wireless routers have similar specifications, i.e they support same LTE category, same LTE download speed etc. For example, we found Huawei had presented the LTE cat.6 routers such as Huawei B525 (new model) and E5186 (old model). Those who want to buy Huawei 4G LTE cat6 routers may feel confused which one to choose because they are too similar. Today, we will have a look at what’s the difference between the two Huawei LTE routers.

Huawei E5186 and B525 are both 4G LTE Wireless router supporting LTE CAT6, which means they both could achieve LTE download speed to 300mbps and upload speed to 50mbps technically. As the old model, huawei E5186 had been available for almost two years and very popular in Europe and Australia. The Huawei B525 was just available from second half of 2017.

 

Here now in the market, the most popular model for the two Huawei routers are Huawei B525s-23a and Huawei E5186s-22a. They cover the most common LTE frequency bands in Europe, Middle East and Asia. With support of LTE band 32, B525s-23a is more up to date than E5186. However, they both work for LTE-A network and have Ethernet interfaces for WAN & LAN. And as the typical feature for 4G LTE Routers, they both have the SIM card slot. So they are both 4G WiFi Routers with SIM card slot and Ethernet port.

Appearance 

 

Huawei B525 is the most recent desktop LTE gateway from Huawei, which is in littler size than E5186. With the measurement of 163 mm x 52 mm x 226 mm, there are control, Wi-Fi, flag quality, organize mode and LAN/WAN marker at the front board of the B525. At the back interface of the B525, there are 4 x RJ45 ports for WAN/LAN, 1 x RJ11 port, 1 x USB port and power connector plug. Furthermore, there are additionally two connectors for external antennas. Regarding the Huawei E5186, the dimension is 194 x 177 x 64 mm, and there are control, arrange mode, WiFi, voice and flag pointers on the front board. Two SMA connectors for external antenna, 4 x RJ45 ports for WAN/LAN, 2 x RJ11 ports for VoLTE and phone, 1 x USB port for capacity and power connector plug are located in a line.

From the appearance, we could get little contrast from the B525 and E5186, one is with 1 RJ45 port, and the other is with 2 RJ45 port. If you prefer black color, Huawei B525 has black color available. Huawei E5186 has only white color available.

 

From the appearance, we can’t see what the real difference is. To be perfectly honest, for single client who needs to purchase Huawei LTE CPE, they both could do well. One could fully replace the other.

Technical Features

 

The band bolt is supported by Huawei B525, which can’t discover in LTE CPE E5186. That implies you could run the B525 to a particular frequency bands from the setup menu of web UI. This is a helpful element when the administrator wants to select preferred network frequency to surf internet. Huawei B525 supports L2TP VPN setting. At the point when L2TP VPN is enabled, the throughput execution will back off, the maximum speed can up to 50Mbps (subject to network environment). On this point, Huawei E5186 doesn’t have such feature.

 

 

For all Huawei LTE CPEs, there are diverse sub-variant models for various network frequency bands and carriers. For Huawei E5186, there are two adaptations accessible: E5186s-61a (Band 3/7/28/40) and E5186S-22a (Band 1/3/7/8/20/38).  The new model Huawei B525, provides the most well known sub-models B525s-23a (Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38), in addition to Huawei B525s-65a (Band 1/3/5/7/8/19/20/26/28/38/40/41 FDD1700/1400mhz) and Huawei B525s-95a (supported LTE bands unknown now). From the sub variants, we can see that the B525 seems more powerful on the LTE bands support than that of E5186, which means Huawei B525 could be used more widely with more network providers.

 

Conclusion 

 

From the appearance and technical features, we can there are some difference between the Huawei E5186 and B525. However, for most users, the different features may not influence the usage of the Huawei LTE router. And even Huawei B525 is newer model with new features, the Huawei B525 price is not as good as Huawei E5186, which is also an important factor for users to consider. But if you need to purchase band 32 CPE, Huawei B525 is the right model. In summary, huawei B525 is newer with more feature and powerful, but with higher price. Huawei E5186 has decent functions for common use, if you don’t have specific requirements, the lower price may be attracting.

Huawei B618 4G LTE Category 11 Router Review

In the forest of 4G WiFi routers presented by the manufacturers, LTE routers sometimes are only available in certain countries. Now the new member Huawei B618 joins the family of 4G category 11 routers. As a reminder, category 11 (3GPP rel .12) allows a downstream peak rate of 600 Mbps and 50 Mbps upstream. LTE Category 11 specifies the aggregate of 3 carriers (256 QAM) in download for a single upload frequency. MIMO 2×2 and 4×4 support are possible.

Huawei B618 data rates announced by the manufacturer Huawei:

– LTE FDD: 4 * 4 MIMO + 2CA 582Mbps
– LTE TDD: 4 * 4 MIMO + 2CA 426Mbps
– DC-HSPA+: DL 42 Mbit / s, UL 5.76 Mbit / s
– HSPA+: DL 21 Mbit/s (64QAM) / 28 Mbit/s (MIMO), UL 5.76 Mbit/s
– HSPA: DL 14.4 Mbit/s, UL 5.76 Mbit/s
– WCDMA PS: 384 kbit/s
– EDGE: DL 296 kbit/s, UL 236.8 kbit/s
– GPRS: 85.6 kbit/s

Huawei B618 B618s-22d front logo and indicators

And Wifi rates offered:

– 802.11b/g/n up to 300 Mbps
– 802.11a/ac up to 1300 Mbps

On the WiFi side, the WLAN module supports the 802.11ac standard with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies for a maximum speed of 1300 Mbps (cumulative).

 

 

We get the model Huawei B618s-22d, and it supports below the LTE/4G/3G/2G Frequency bands:

– LTE: B1/3/7/8/20/38
– FDD: 2100 MHz/1800 MHz/2600 MHz/900 MHz/800 MHz
– TDD: 2600 MHz
– Intra-band contiguous: CA_1C, CA_3C, CA_7C, CA_8B, CA_38C
– Inter-band : CA_1A-3A, CA_1A-20A, CA_3A-7A, CA_3A-20A, CA_7A-20A, CA_20A-38A
– DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS : Band 1/8 2100MHz/900MHz
– EDGE/GPRS/GSM : Band 2/3/5/8 1900MHz/1800MHz/850MHz/900MHz

 

The network compatibility makes Huawei B618s-22d would work well in almost all the countries in Europe, Asia and middle East, but as we mentioned at the beginning of this article, the Huawei B618s-22d is not marketed in some countries. If you need this router, you may purchase from oversea online trader www.4gltemall.com.

 

Huawei B618 B618s-22d USB LAN WAN Telephone ports

Huawei B618s-22d 4G LTE Router Interfaces:

On the back side, we discover the power button, a WPS activation button. A USB 2.0 port is available for media sharing (under Samba). A Gigabit Ethernet LAN port allows wired distribution and a second port allows either Ethernet or WAN input. This WAN entry option implies the presence of a Failover mode in case of loss of either the WAN link or the 4G link. An RJ11 port is also available for connecting a phone or fax. The AC power connector is located at the bottom, because the B618 does not have an internal battery for a stand-alone mode. Finally, a hatch visible here above the power button conceals the 2 external 3G & 4G antenna connectors in TS-9 format. Under the device is the SIM card slot and the reset button.

Huawei B618 B618s-22d bottom label

 

 Huawei B618 LTE Router specs

The Huawei B618 router supports 64 simultaneous WiFi connections (32 per band) via 2 internal non-removable antennas. The router offers VoLTE voice compatibility through its RJ11 port , which can be set in VoIP or CS mode (depending on the firmwares probably). It can also support IPv4 and IPv6, DHCP, DNS relay and NAT functions, and the basic protection functions are available (DDNS, deny ping ..).

Huawei B618 B618s-22d connecting external antenna

Huawei B618 Firmware

The firmware is very classic “Huawei” as shown on this page. And the Huawei B618 LTE CPE is compatible with the Hilink® smartphone app.

 

The version Huawei B618s-22d is the one we are talking about here, however, there is another brother versions B618s-65d available on the market, this declination is intended mainly for the following frequencies: Band 1/3/5/7/8/28/40 (FDD 700/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz & TDD 2300MHz). The 800 MHz is replaced by 700 (B28) and 850 MHz. If you need the Huawei B618 router, just check your network provider deployed 4G LTE networks, if they just covers these bands, you could select Huawei B618s-22d or B618s-65d to get high-level LTE surfing with much faster speed.

 

Huawei B525s-23a 4G LTE Router Review

The Huawei B525s-23a router was presented to public since 2016 and now is particularly popular with many network operators. In Austria and Germany, the Huawei B525 router is offered together with various fixed network alternatives with LTE data radio. It is a network device that can handle 4G speeds up to category 6 and supports all relevant frequencies in Europe and Aisa. The specifications of Huawei B525 is very similar to Huawei E5186s-22a. A telephone system is integrated and, if required, external SMA antennas can be mounted to improve signal reception.

Huawei B525 B525s-23a

 

Features and Specifications of Huawei B525s-23a
Manufacturer and Model Number: Huawei B525s-23a
chipset: HiSilicon Cat. 6
LTE Category: Cat. 6
Download rate: 300 Mbps
Upload rate: 50 Mbps
Supported LTE Bands: 800, 900, 1500, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz
Backwards compatible with: HSPA+ (42.2 Mbps), UMTS, Edge, GPRS, GSM
Support for LTE-Advanced: Yes
MIMO Support: No
Connection for external antenna: Yes, sma connector(Buy Huawei B525 LTE Antenna)
Telephone
With integrated telephone system: Yes
Connection for ISDN phones: No
Connection for analogue phones: Yes, 1
DECT: No
integrated answering machine: Yes
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN ports: 4
WLAN standards: WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
5 GHz WLAN support: Yes
Encryption: WEP, WPA, WPA2
WLAN hotspot function: Yes
Others
Battery pack: no battery available
Dimension: 226 x 163 x 52 mm
USB: a port (2.0)
Memory card expansion: No
release: 2017
Price: about 200 euros (as of February 2018)
available at: »On www.4gltemall.com
More Information
Manual as PDF » Download the manual here (PDF)
Detailed data sheet: » Download the Specs here (PDF)

 

 Huawei B525 B525s-23a

 

Huawei B525s-23a – fast internet without landline

The Chinese manufacturer Huawei is known to equip not only the network operators directly, but also the end customers with its routers. For example, the B525s-23a can be found in Austria as HomeNet by T-Mobile and in Germany as HomeSpot by O2. The Huawei B525 was released in the late summer of 2016 and reached the German market about a year later. Even today, the Huawei B525 LTE Router should satisfy many users as a replacement for a DSL, cable, or fiber interface, after all, up to 300 Mbit/s are offered in the download. The actual speed varies depending on the operator and location of the router. The internet connection requires a micro SIM card. If this is plugged in, the data can be transferred over the WLAN. The 5 GHz frequency is supported, which means that the bandwidth of the 802.11ac module with a maximum of 1.6 Gbit/s. A wired connection to end devices such as notebooks and desktop computers is also possible thanks to four LAN ports up to 1 Gbit/s.

Huawei B525 B525s-23a interfaces

 

 

Other features of the Huawei B525s-23a

The WPS function ensures comfortable and secure networking with the home network, and a firewall also monitors Internet traffic. Remote administration can also be done via a web interface. Alternatively, the smartphone and the app belonging to the B525s-23a Hi-Link is used for the maintenance. The telephone jack can be used to connect landline devices managed by the router with the integrated telephone system. This also has an answering machine, calls can also be made via VoIP. Furthermore, a Cortex-A9 processor is used, which takes care of the administration of the data transfers.

Huawei B525 B525s-23a label

A great feature is the ability to use two external SMA antennas to be able to infect the Huawei B525s-23a. This optimizes the signal performance of the router. The antennas are not included and must be purchased separately. Last but not least, the USB socket is mentioned, which can connect to the memory sticks. Unfortunately, this interface is not very fast due to the outdated 2.0 standard.

Huawei B525 B525s-23a sim card slot

 

Huawei B525s-23a – Design and Availability

The Huawei B525s-23a router is available in white and black colors, the body was designed restrained. The router is presented in a rectangular design with a gray bar, which has various indicators. Thus the operating mode and the LTE signal strength can be read. All ports are on the back of the B525s-23a. Here now, the unlocked Huawei B525s-23a is available on www.4gltemall.com . If you need the Huawei E5186 router or latest Huawei B618 router, you can also get from 4gltemall.com.

Huawei B525 B525s-23a power and WPS button