Huawei E5180 LTE Cube Review

The Austrian provider A1 Telekom Austria presented an 4G/LTE+Internet box( also a new LTE router), the model number is Huawei LTE Cube E5180, which is hidden technically. The Box proves that a router does not have to look dull or even ugly: The technology of E5180 puts in a chic, white square whose design amazingly reminiscent of Apple.

Features and characteristics of Huawei LTE Cube E5180
Manufacturer and type designation Huawei E5180 LTE Cube
Download rate Up to 150 MBit/s
Upload rate Up to 50 MBit/s
Supported LTE bands: 800 MHz/1800 MHz/2600 MHz
LTE-Advanced Support No
Backward compatible with: UMTS; GSM; HSPA+
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
Connector for external antenna No
Category: LTE modem category 4 (CAT4)
With integrated PABX No
VoLTE Support (Voice over LTE) No
Operating Internet (VOIP) Yes
Connection for analog phones yes, 1 x RJ11
Connection for ISDN phones No
integrator with Voice Mail No
HD voice possible No
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN Ports 1 LAN (RJ45), 100 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi standards WLAN 802.11b / g / n for up to 32 devices
5 GHz Wi-Fi support No
Coding WPA, WPA2, WPS
WLAN guest access installable ev. not available
Mass weight 110 x 70 x 70 mm / 250 g
IPv6 Support k. A.
NAS capability No
Power consumption ca. k. A.
used as a Media Server No
Information material
Manual: Not yet available as a PDF
available since … 01/11/2014
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Technical Features


With 11 x 7 x 7 centimeters and 250 grams in weight, the A1 Internet box 4G/LTE E5180 is portable enough to be used as a mobile LTE router. The micro-SIM card comes in a slot on the bottom of the unit. In addition to the technical specifications, the design attracts the eyes. It is probably no exaggeration to say that Huawei E5180 is the currently most fashionable LTE router in the world.


Mobile Internet


With the support LTE Category 4 and provided an appropriate collective as well as a developed network, Huawei E5180 Cube could achieve download speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s and 50 Mbit/s speeds for upload at 800, 1,800 and 2,600MHz. If no LTE network available, thanks to the support of DC-HSPA+, the E5180 Cube could reach download speed up to 42 Mbit/s. The only drawback that we could find in the router: It has incomprehensibly no connections or ports for external antennas. Therefore, one should keep a close eye on reception quality. If the signal is weak, you should move the location of the cube.


Wireless LAN


Up to 32 devices in the house can be supplied with the A1 Internet box 4G/LTE E5180 via WLAN. The connection is elegantly solved: By pressing the blue backlit lid of the box, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n is activated. Huawei promises a wireless range of up to 250 meters with a possible maximum speed of 300 Mbit/s.




At the same time, the cover also serves as a WPS button, with the click of a button easily and quickly WPS encryption is built (WPA and WPA2 are also supported). The A1 E5180 dominated UPnP (Universal Plug & Play) and is also protected by an integrated firewall.




For wired Internet connections, the E5180 has only one Ethernet port, here you would already want multiple ports. On the back there are the RJ45 output, the RJ11 port for an analog phone or fax machine as well as the connection for the 12-volt power adapter.




The Internet box 4G/LTE E5180 there are offered by A1 for new customers at no extra charge when booking an A1 mobile Internet tariff (S/M/L). If you want the unlocked version of Huawei E5180 A1 Internet box, you can check the online website . We provide international shipping with one year warranty.