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 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.

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.

 

Five LTE Cat.6 Portable 4G Routers to Recommend

With the development of LTE network and technology, many users are not satisfied with the wireless speed. They want faster speed. So the support of LTE advanced network is necessary to get higher LTE speed. The good news is that many network providers already upgraded their network to LTE advanced or advanced Pro with carrier aggregation and MIMO technologies. To fulfill higher speed on LTE-A networks, many network manufacturers were already presenting their mobile 4G routers to meet the requirements. Below are the recommended LTE Cat. 6 portable 4G router from famous equipments supplier:

  1. Netgear Aircard 790s

Netgear Aircard 790s is the world’s first LTE cat.6 mobile router and it’s the first mobile 4G router with touchscreen. Below are the highlight features of Aircard 790s:

* Manufacturer: Netgear Wireless

* Support LTE frequency band 1/3/7/8/28 (700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz)

* Chipset: Qualcomm – MDM9230 (Modem) – WTR3925 (RF) – QCA6174 (Wi-Fi)

* Connect up to 15 WiFi enabled devices on the go

* Supports Cat 6 LTE with carrier aggregation (up to 40 MHz)

* Capable of download speeds of up to 300mbps

* Future proof for the premium 700 MHz spectrum

* Removable lithium-ion (2930 mAh), Last up to 11 hours of active use

* Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, 2×2 MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4GH/5GHz

* 2.4” QVGA capacitive LCD touchscreen

* SIM Type: 3FF Format (microSIM)

* Two external antenna connectors (TS-9 type)

 

Check more details about Netgear Aircard 790s: https://www.4gltemall.com/netgear-aircard-790s-4g-mobile-hotspot.html

 

  1. Huawei E5786

* Manufacturer: Huawei

* Three variant models: E5786s-32a, E5786s-62a, E5786s-63a

* Support LTE frequency band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38 (E5786s-32a), band 1/3/8/28(E5786s-62a), band 1/3/7/8/28/40 (E5786s-63a)

* Chipset: HiSilicon LTE Cat6 chipset

* Connect up to 10 WiFi enabled devices simultaneously

* Supports Cat 6 LTE with carrier aggregation

* LTE download speeds of up to 300mbps, upload speed to 50mbps

* Non-removable lithium-ion (3000 mAh), maximum up to 10hours working time

* Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, 2×2 MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4GH/5GHz

* 2.4” QVGA capacitive LCD touchscreen

* SIM Type: 3FF Format (microSIM)

* Two external antenna connectors (TS-9 type)

Check more details about Huawei E5786:

https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-e5786-4g-lte-cat6-mobile-wifi.html

 

  1. ZTE UFi MF970

ZTE MF970 Screen

* Manufacturer: ZTE

* Support LTE frequency band B1/2/3/4/7/8/20/28/12&17

* Chipset: Qualcomm – MDM9230 (Modem)

* Connect up to 14 WiFi enabled devices simultaneously

* Supports Cat 6 LTE with carrier aggregation

* Capable of download speeds of up to 300mbps

* Future proof for the premium 700 MHz spectrum

* Non-removable lithium-ion (2300 mAh), Last up to 8 hours of active use

* Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, 2×2 MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4GH/5GHz

* 1.44” TFT screen

* SIM Type: 3FF Format (microSIM)

* Two external antenna connectors (TS-9 type)

 

Check more details about ZTE MF970 UFi:

https://www.4gltemall.com/zte-ufi-mf970-lte-cat6-mobile-wifi-hotspot.html

 

  1. Alcatel Link Y900

* Manufacturer: Alcatel One Touch

* Support LTE frequency band B1/3/7/8/20

* Chipset: Qualcomm – MDM9230 (Modem)

* Connect up to 32 WiFi enabled devices simultaneously

* Supports Cat 6 LTE with carrier aggregation

* LTE downlink speeds of up to 300mbps, uplink to 50mbps

* Removable lithium-ion (3600 mAh or 1800mAh), last up to 8 hours of active use or more

* Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, 2×2 MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4GH/5GHz

* 1.44” TFT screen

* SIM Type: 3FF Format (microSIM)

* No external antenna connector

 

Check more details about Alcatel Link Y900:

https://www.4gltemall.com/alcatel-link-y900-4g-led-mobile-hotspot.html

 

  1. Huawei E5885

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 front

* Manufacturer: Huawei

* Support LTE frequency band B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20/B19/B38/B40/B41

* Chipset: HiSilicon LTE Cat6 chipset

* Connect up to 32 WiFi enabled devices simultaneously

* Supports Cat 6 LTE with carrier aggregation

* With one Ethernet Port for LAN (RJ45)

* LTE download speeds of up to 300mbps, upload speed to 50mbps

* Non-removable lithium-ion Large battery (6400mAh), maximum up to 20hours working time

* Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, 2×2 MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4GH/5GHz

* 0.96 inch OLED display

* SIM Type: 3FF Format (microSIM)

* No external antenna connector

Check more details about Huawei E5885(Portable 4G router with Ethernet port and Sim card slot & large battery):

https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-mobile-wifi-pro-2.html

From the specs of the mobile 4G routers, we can see each one has its own specialty. Huawei E5885 seems to be the most powerful with Ethernet port and large battery for mobile use. It’s the latest one available since 2017 but price is still at high range. Other models may not be the latest, but the price is budget. If you are looking for a portable 4G router with support of LTE Category 6 and CA, the above mobile 4g routers are recommended.

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 Mobile WIFI PRO 2 E5885 Review

Last year, Huawei released a new version of the Mobile WiFi PRO to replace the predecessor model Huawei E5770 and simply names it Mobile WiFi PRO 2. The specific model number of the Mobile WiFi Pro 2 is Huawei E5885.

This new version Mobile WiFi Pro 2 mainly brings 4G LTE Category 6 with a theoretical data rate of 300 Mbps for download and 50 Mbps for upload. Also at the WLAN feature, dual band WiFi bands are available with providing WiFi 802.11ac.

The most important feature is an increase in battery capacity from 5200mAh to 6400 mAh and is offered the ability to charge other devices via its full-size USB port (in addition, it also has a microUSB charging port). Of course, the RJ 45 Ethernet port and the 0.96 inch OLED display are retained. Huawei E5885 is the first LTE Cat6 portable 4G router with Ethernet port. Currently, there is only the Netgear Nighthawk M1 which supports higher-level LTE standard with Ethernet port and could be its competitor.

The improvements of Huawei E5885 are not only on the WLAN features, battery capacity, it can also covers the most popular LTE frequency bands in American areas, such as LTE Band 4(AWS).

Comparing with its predecessor, Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro 2 can support wireless users from 11 to 32, which is the norm qty today.

The Mobile WiFi PRO 2 can let devices to connect WiFi by NFC technology or scanning the QR code QR. The Huawei HiLink APP is also useful for users to do some further settings if necessary. And we have to mention the special feature: the strap used as USB charging cable.

 

The Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi Pro 2 is compatible with the common LTE frequency bands in Europe and America, so users can take this device and travel to these areas without worrying the network incompatibility.

Here now, the Huawei Mobile WIFI PRO 2 has been launched in China at a price of around 200USD, it will take patience to price down since it’s a powerful mobile pocket WiFi with Ethernet and large battery capacity. And 2 colors will be available: Black and Gold & Pink and Gold.

Below is the general review of the Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi pro 2 Specs:

* WIFI AC (802.11ac) compatible b/g/n

* Number of users connected simultaneously: up to 32 Devices

* WMM (WiFi multimedia) / media server feature: Yes

* Beamforming / MultiBeam feature: Yes

* uPNP (universal plug and play): Yes

* Frequency range Dual Band (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)

* Speed ​​download: up to 300 Mbps

* Special features Cat6 – 300 Mbps, HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset

* Guest network access: Yes

* Number of ethernet port (RJ-45): Single Port (LAN) / RJ-45

* Cards supported Micro SD / Micro SDHC / Micro SDXC

* Color: Black

* SIM type: Micro SIM

* LED Indicator Strength Signal / Network / Charging / Provider / WiFi / SMS

* Number of antenna: unknow

* Security features Encryption (WEP / WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK)

* WPS (WiFi protected set-up) : Yes

* Power source Lithium-ion battery battery (Li-Ion): Battery capacity 6400 mAh

* Dimensions: 23 mm X 69.20 mm X 112 mm

* Weight: 188 g

 

 

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

 

Huawei E5787s-33a Box Opening and Simple Settings

As the successor to Huawei E5786 LTE hotspot, Huawei presented a new Huawei E5787 mobile hotspot. Perhaps following the steps of Netgear Aircard 810s, Huawei makes the new LTE gadgets more smart than ever. The most obvious feature different from Huawei E5786 is that the Huawei E5787s has a touch screen, where user can do simple setting for the wireless network.

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

We get the Huawei E5787 in black color and the model number is E5787s-33a. The body of the new pocket WiFi is made of plastic but hand feel is good. On the top side, it’s the power button and it’s cool. The front 2.4 inch color touch screen is really selling point. This feature can be found on other Huawei mobile WiFi hotspots. This should be Huawei’s first LTE hotspot with color touchscreen. At the other side, it’s the USB port for charging. And two connectors for external antenna are covered by a cap. At the edge side, there is a place for lifting rope.

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

The back cover of the Huawei E5787s-33a could be opened for inserting the SIM card and battery. The battery of Huawei E5787 could be removed for exchange. The SIM card slot has a slider, user need to move the slider to open the cover and put SIM card in. Beside the SIM card slot, there is a label showing some information about the device:

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

Huawei Mobile WiFi E5787

Model: E5787s-33a

IP: 192.168.8.1

User: admin

Password: admin

SSID: Huawei-C0DD

WiFi Key: 41018956

IMEI: 86951602116xxxx

S/N: QTFDU17726001968

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd

Made in China

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

Beside the label in the device body, there is a reset button in red color, which is to reset the Huawei E5787 to factory default if necessary. From the features and appearance, we can see the huawei E5787s-33a is very similar to Netgear Aircard 790s.

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

 

After plug in the SIM card and power on the Huawei E5787, we can see the Huawei E5787 would automatically detect the SIM card’s network provider and showed it on the screen. We didn’t do anything to setup and it would provide WiFi network. Simultaneously, the WLAN signal and connected WiFi users and battery status are also showed. The touch screen also indicates “Slide to open”, after slide, user can do some simple settings on the screen. If you want to do some advanced settings, you could log into the web interface 192.168.8.1 or user Huawei Hilink APP. You can scan the QR code on the package box to download the Huawei Hilink APP or download from Google Play or Apple Store.

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

In our test, the Huawei E5787 provided fast internet connection, but we didn’t reach the peak download speed of 300mbps. And the advanced settings are very practical. The battery capacity of 3000mAh can maintain more than one day full time use. And it has the function to charge other electronic devices. According to official sayings, up to 10 wireless users could connect with the Huawei E5787 for surfing. These technical features make it useful and we recommend it for those who usually need long time fast surfing and data plan.

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

 

Huawei B612 LTE Router Features and Specs

Huawei offers a new wireless LTE CPE B612 with powerful LTE modem recently. The B612 CPE supports LTE Advanced Cat6 with up to 300 MBit/s in the downlink and up to 50 MBit/s in the uplink, which is similar to the predecessor Huawei E5186 and B525 technically. A special feature compared to the predecessor model is the support for 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology. The router also offers a telephone function and connections for external LTE antennas, which are common specs for the Huawei LTE routers. Here now in some countries, the Huawei B612 LTE CPE is already available.

 

Huawei B612: design and comparison

The Huawei B612 looks like a classic router, there is no special design or visual highlights. The case is held in matt white plastic. On the front several LEDs show the operating status, on the back you will find the connections.

 

But where can you roughly classify the Huawei B612 compared to other Huawei LTE router models? One thing is clear: the Huawei B618 with 600 MBit/s and 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology has a much more powerful modem, but puts the focus much more on the body design and has fewer connections. The Huawei B715 LTE router can also use much higher speeds than the B612 at 450 MBit/s, but does not use 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology. The B715 also has the most connections in the comparison with B612 and B618.

Huawei B612: Specifications

As we know, Huawei had presented two sub-models for Huawei B612. We suppose there will be more models available in near future, just like the Huawei B593 LTE CPE. The Huawei B612 offers a LTE Cat6 modem for up to 300 MBit/s in the downlink. In addition to 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology, 2CC CA (dual channel bundling) is also supported. In addition to FDD LTE, TDD LTE is supported, so the router is very universal. The following LTE frequency bands are supported in detail as below:

 

Huawei B612s-25d support:

* LTE: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B38/B40/B41(2545~2655MHz)/B42/B43

* DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/WCDMA: B1/B8

* EDGE/GPRS/GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8

* 4*4 MIMO:B3/B7/B20/B38/B40/B41/B42/B43

 

Huawei B612s-51d support:

* LTE: B2/B4/B5/B7/B41(2545~2655MHz)

* DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/WCDMA: B1/B2/B5

* EDGE/GPRS/GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8

The WLAN module of the Huawei B612 operates both in the frequency range around 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and supports the 802.11ac standard. For connection to computer and game console, there are also four RJ45 Ethernet LAN ports on the back of the router. If you want, you can also use one of the four LAN ports as a WAN connection, ie an external modem can be connected there. The internal mobile modem is then disabled and you can use the router as a normal wireless access point.

 

On the back you will find other connections besides the RJ45 LAN ports. On the one hand, there is the RJ11 connection for an analogue telephone, because the B612 supports telephone connections. On the other hand there are two SMA connections for an external LTE MIMO antenna, the connections are well protected under a cover.

Huawei B612: availability

Here now the Huawei B612 is only available for few network provider in Poland and Chile, and the online retailers don’t have this new LTE CPE available. We suppose it would be available soon around the beginning of 2018, just like the predecessor huawei LTE router. We will take further test on this router once we get it. And we would also inform the availability if we have news from 4gltemall.com.

 

Huawei B529s-23a HomeNet Box Test

In mid September, T-Mobile unveiled its new LTE home internet service. The internet service comes with a new upgraded offer. With the new offer, the network has introduced a new “fixed” router Huawei B529s-23a Cube(T-mobile named it HomeNet Box), and we are now focusing on this device.

The Huawei B529s-23a is a new LTE router that is exclusively available on T-Mobile networks. The router is easy to use and does not require any additional installation. The user will get it with a SIM card inserted without a PIN code and the whole thing will be ready to use when you return home. Let’s start with Huawei B529s-23a router specification:

  • Dimensions: 120 × 120 × 127 mm, weight: 672g
  • Frequency bands EDGE/GPRS/GSM: 2/3/5/8 (1900/1800/850/900 MHz)
  • 3G / HSPA / DC-HSPA+ frequency bands: 1/8 (2100/900 MHz)
  • LTE frequency bands: 1/3/7/8/20/32/38 (FDD: 2100/1800/2600/900/800/1500 MHz, TDD: 2600 MHz)
  • Speeds: DC-HSPA+: 42 / 5.76 Mbps, LTE cat.6: 300/50 Mbps
  • WLAN: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band 2.4/5 GHz)
  • External Antenna Connections: Two TS-9 ports
  • LAN / WAN connection (RJ45)
  • Slot for microSIM card
  • Built-in lithium-ion battery: 3000 mAh
  • Dedicated power supply: DC 12V / 2A
  • Support: DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT, along with security services
  • The router supports up to 64 devices

The appearance of the Huawei B529s-23a router is pleasing to the eye. Cube-shaped body with rounded edges, made of black plastic with a matte surface. It looks like the predecessor router Huawei E5170 LTE Cube. The accent is horizontal, through the middle of the belt in magenta. As it turns out, it is a glowing item, but luckily the backlight can be turned off with a button. In addition to the button mentioned above, the front panel and the four status LEDs, mode, LAN, Wi-Fi, power, are also included on the front panel. On the rear panel is a power connector, LAN/WAN port, antenna connectors, and WPS button (for automatically configuring Wi-Fi connections). The bottom of the “box” is the SIM card connector and the reset button. In addition, there is a label with predefined Wi-Fi network names and passwords.

As I mentioned, after being removed from the cardboard, the HomeNet Box B529 should be ready for operation. All accustomed to chargers with microUSB connector may be surprised, because there is a power adapter with a different connector, giving the output of 12V and 2A. It was probably easier and cheaper, especially since it was rather stationary. But as if you were going to take him away from home, it’s the first of the popular chargers you will not use.

When connected to the power and start up, the user can use the provided password to connect to the wireless network and use the Internet. There will be two networks: one in the 2.4 GHz band and the other in the 5 GHz band. The name scheme is:
WLAN1-JYABAG
WLAN1-5G-JYABAG
And that “-5G-” means a 5 GHz band, which is currently less used and less disturbed. Therefore, it is worth choosing.

 

We join and enjoy the benefits of the Internet and for many users it is enough to get the best possible coverage of a fast LTE network. In addition, the router provides the possibility to connect two external antennas. If you use the Huawei B529 Router at the location with weak signal, you can use LTE external antenna to get better surfing experience.

The Huawei B529s-23a is a device that offers far more capabilities than simple LTE modems. The first function is that the RJ45 port can works in both LAN and WAN mode, which means users can connect an Ethernet cable to the router and get wireless network from network provider. There is one SIM card slot in the Huawei B529s-23 router, user can insert a valid SIM card with data plan into the router and get wireless internet from the mobile network carriers. The two connection option makes users choose the data plan which suit best.

 

What’s more, the built-in battery with a capacity of 3000 mAh can provides about 1 hour of working time. This is not too much, but it is a protection against momentary power shortages and is a continuation of our backup communications. And user can take it outdoor and keep it working on the go.

 

User can connect to the Huawei B529 router via the Huawei HiLink application, which gives you access to basic information. After logging in, you can check your connection status, the number of transferred data in the set billing period, and the connected devices. What is important for many people is to read and send text messages. You can also change settings for operator selection and preferred network type, eg “4G only”.

 

However, access to the settings will only be possible after you log in to the administration panel. To get there, connect to a web browser with 192.168.8.1. To log in, users nee to use the standard login and password: admin / admin (we recommend to change immediately). When logged in to the panel, you will see basic connection information and device status. The next three menu items, Statistics, SMS and Update are also in the application. On the Settings tab, the most important options are grouped into eight items in the side menu. I will discuss them briefly in turn.

 

Quick Setup

Allows you to change the wireless network ID and password and to enable automatic updating of the device.

 

Connection settings

In this menu, you can set new APN access point profiles (default is already defined), select cellular mode (auto, only 2G, 3G only, LTE only) or network search mode (automatic / manual). We will also be able to disable data transfer or enable roaming data. However, there is no separate option for domestic roaming.

 

Ethernet

This is a menu in which, apart from the connection status, the RJ45 network interface mode can be set. Here we will determine whether the port works as a LAN or WAN, with additional parameters. In addition, there is also a MAC clone option – the hardware address of the network adapter.

 

 

VPN

 

VPN is a private network based on public links. Properly configured ensures confidentiality and communication security. Options built into the router allow you to establish a connection using the L2TP protocol. This menu will be used by more advanced users.

 

WLAN

Unlike the previous position, this should be used by almost every user. Wireless networks can operate both in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, and for each band you can select the channel and bandwidth (defaults to automatic mode). Interestingly, for each band you can run two SSIDs, which gives you four visible networks. However, we will not find any additional options for separating users connecting to the router. Additional options are available for MAC address filtering and WPS settings to help you connect new devices to your wireless network.

How do networks work in practice? Very good. The received network signal is stronger than the one that is offered by me, eg Horizon router from UPC. It is also slightly better compared to my second Asus RT-N16 router, which the manufacturer has armed with 3 external antennas.

 

DHCP

 

DHCP is a protocol for assigning network settings (including IP address) to the device connected to the router.

 

Security

It’s extremely powerful option that allows you to make changes to the default firewall settings. You can also block and filter devices, filter domains, and run port forwarding. DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name) is also available, but profiles are available for only three defined service providers. Interestingly, this group also includes the option to enable or disable the PIN code on the SIM card.

 

 

System

 

In this position you can check the status of the device, perform network diagnostics, change system settings and password, or restore factory settings. At this point you will need to make changes when you connect the external antenna to the router.

 

 

Summary

The Huawei B529s-23a router proved to be very solid and well equipped gateway for home users. Good performance, connectivity, good hardware and a decent enough (for such hardware) software functionality is the most important of its advantages. And the stability and strength of the wireless network proves to be good. The built-in rechargeable battery make the device can also be used as a mobile WiFi router.