Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 VS M1 MR1100

To meet the requirements from 5G network, Netgear presented a new mobile WiFi hotspot Nighthawk M2 for the Australian network provider Telstra and carriers in Europe. Netgear Nighthawk M2 is an ultra-fast portable WiFi router with next-generation Gigabit 4G LTE connectivity with a download speed of up to 2 Gbps. The Netgear Nighthawk M2 5G router is upgraded from the predecessor Nighthawk M1, so you may ask what’s the difference between Netgear Nighthawk M2 and M1?

In the table below, you will see the details specs of Netgear Nighthawk M2 unlocked and Nighthawk M1 unlocked for your reference:

Model Netgear Nighthawk M2 Netgear Nighthawk M1
Product type 5G Mobile Hotspot 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.20 LTE Cat.16
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 Qualcomm MDM9x50
Data rates DL 2Gbps/UL 150Mbps DL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands Telstra Nighthawk M2 MR2100-1TLAUS: Band 1/3/7/8/28
Nighthawk M2 MR2100-100EUS: Band 1/3/7/8/20/28/38/40/41
Hong Kong Nighthawk M2: LTE Band 1/3/8/20/29/30/38/40/41
Telstra Nighthawk M1: Band 1/3/7/8/28
AT&T Nighthawk M1:  Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/29/30/66
Hong Kong Nighthawk M1: LTE Band 1/3/8/20/29/30/38/40/41
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 20 users 20 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Netgear Nighthawk M2 Antenna Netgear Nighthawk M1 Antenna
App management Netgear Aircard APP Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Removable, 5040 mAh Removable, 5040 mAh
Dimensions 105.5 x 105.5 x 20.35 mm 105.5 x 105.5 x 20.35 mm
Ethernet Port * One port for LAN port(RJ-45)
* One port of USB-A
* One port of USB-C
* One port for LAN port(RJ-45)
* One port for USB 2.0
Datasheet download Netgear Nighthawk M2 Datasheet Netgear Nighthawk M1 Datasheet
User Manual Netgear Nighthawk M2 Manual Netgear Nighthawk M1 Manual
Other features 3GPP, Rel. 14, 5 band CA, 256QAM DL / 64QAM UL, JumpBoost 3GPP, Rel. 12, 4 band CA, 256QAM DL / 64QAM UL,  JumpBoost
Firmware download Nighthawk M2 Firmware Nighthawk M1 Firmware
Drivers Nighthawk M2 Driver Nighthawk M1 Driver
Reviews Netgear Nighthawk M2 Review Netgear Nighthawk M1 Review
Price 999.00USD 459.00USD

 

Here you can check the general comparison of Nighthawk M2 and M1:

 

Nighthawk M2 Mobile Router (MR2100):

 

– LTE CAT 20, DL support up to 2Gbps speeds

– 3GPP, Rel. 14

– 5CA with 20 simultaneous Downlink layers

– 4×4 MIMO

– 256QAM DL / 64QAM UL CA 3C, 7C

– 11ac Dual band dual concurrent

 

 

 

Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router (MR1100):

 

– LTE CAT 16, DL support up to 1Gbps speeds

– 3GPP, Rel. 12

– 4CA with 10 simultaneous Downlink layers

– 4×4 MIMO

– 256QAM DL / 64QAM UL CA 3C, 7C

– 11ac Dual band dual concurrent

 

We can see that, based on the technology improvement, Netgear Nighthawk M2 is more advanced than M1, M2 can achieve download speed up to 2Gbps while M1 only half of it. And the Nighthawk M2 has larger touch screen to 2.4 inches. Other features are very similar.

 

 

Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 Review

Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 Mobile Hotspot is a latest LTE pocket WiFi router which not only can connect more devices than regular Wi-Fi router, but also has enough power to operate all day, and can be connected to a power outlet for a long time. The Netgear Nighthawk LTE mobile hotspot has a LAN, which can make it connect with an Ethernet cable to provide WiFi network coverage, and the USB port, which can let it charge other electronic devices.

Netgear M2 is the fastest 4G LTE mobile hotspot and equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE Modem, it supports 5CA carrier aggregation technology, up to 2Gbps download / 150Mbps upload speed.

Up to 20 devices can be connected with the Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 at the same time, and WiFi high-speed Internet access is available at any time, whether traveling for a large group of people, or for meetings and venues.

The body of the Netgear 4G mobile router comes with a LAN socket, and you can change into a Wi-Fi transmitter when connecting with an Ethernet cable at hotel. Even if the hotel does not have free Wi-Fi, it can provide wireless Internet access only if you had a valid SIM card. It also supports VPN function to make it easier to travel.

 

Here now the Netgear Nighthawk M2 router is available in Australia and Europe and it has two variant models: MR2100-1TLAUS and MR2100-100EUS. They support different LTE frequency bands as below:

– MR2100-100EUS: LTE 700/800/900/1800/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz

– MR2100-1TLAUS: LTE/4GX 700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz

Netgear Nighthawk M2 Highlight Features:

  • Fastest LTE mobile WiFi hotspot
  • 5CA carrier aggregation technology, up to 2Gbps Download
  • High-speed AC WiFi 2.4/5GHz synchronous dual-band
  • High-speed Internet access for up to 20 devices
  • Easier to use LCD touch screen
  • Up to 16 hours of battery life
  • Removable battery connection indoor power supply fixed point operation
  • 1*Gigabit LAN/WAN socket
  • 1* USB-C / 1* USB-A socket
  • JumpBoost function can provide charging for mobile phones or other devices

 

Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 Specifications:

  • LTE Modem: Qualcomm Snapdragon X24
  • LTE network speed

– support 5CA carrier aggregation

– 2Gbps down

– up to 150Mbps

  • Operation screen: 4 inch LCD touch screen
  • Connection socket

– 1*Gigabit LAN/WAN socket

– 1*USB-C / 1*USB-A socket

– 2*TS-9 external 3G/4G antenna socket

  • Battery: 5040mAh replaceable lithium battery
  • Body size: 105.5 (L) x 105.5 (W) x 20.35 (H) mm
  • Weight: 240g (with battery)

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G Specs and Features

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G – A pioneer in 5G technology

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G smartphone is the latest 5G cell phone which offers faster data transfer, higher performance, and better gaming capabilities, according to the new 5G standard. The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G delivers ultra fast uploading and downloading speeds. In April, this smartphone’s 5G flagship achieved 2Gbps download speeds on a 5G network based on EN-DC technology. This means that the phone will download a 1GB 1080p movie in just four seconds (calculated on the theoretical maximum download speed of the 5G network). The phone also offers top-notch performance on a 4G network.

Special design for cooling the phone

Externally, the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G smartphone is similar to the 4G version, especially in terms of size and thickness. Inside, however, it is quite unique. When designing the 5G phone, ZTE engineers successfully tackled a number of technical challenges related to the 5G innovation, such as electromagnetic compatibility, antenna, power consumption and overheating. For example, the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G features a new antenna slot and a Smart SAR solution. A typical problem with smartphones is that when used under high load for a long period of time, the processor becomes overheated. This will reduce performance and reduce the user experience. ZTE has solved this by using liquid cooling technology and composite heat materials in their phones.

The first Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 smartphone with F2FS file system and AI Performance Engine

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G is the world’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 smartphone with F2FS file system. It improves storage and memory capacity such as file read speed, random 4k read and write speed, storage power and access speed. The Axon 10 Pro 5G utilizes an intelligent anti-fragmentation mechanism that effectively solves the problem of freezing Android smartphones.

In addition, the phone utilizes artificial intelligence-based optimization and other technologies to give users an even faster user experience. The next-generation Artificial Intelligence engine provides faster start-up speed (up to 30% faster). Usage-based learning and application preloading ensure a seamless, seamless user experience within 20 months of phone deployment. The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G phone also features faster, more accurate fingerprint recognition, which unlocks in as little as 0.272 seconds.

Unmatched gaming experience and 4,000mAh battery

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G smartphone offers users a very enjoyable gaming experience with enhanced image processing. This allows the game to be downloaded faster and the screen refresh rate can be increased to over 60 frames per second. The phone also has an enhanced connection for stronger signal and low latency (up to 60% under heavy load) and a cooling system that dissipates heat quickly and avoids overheating delay.

Powered by ZTE’s smartphones, the 5G flagship utilizes a large number of small components in a highly accurate and integrated sandwich design. This design leaves extra space for a 4000mAh battery that supports USB 3.1 fast charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+.

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro Series is characterized by a compact, curved design. The phones are equipped with an AMOLED display and an exceptionally narrow bezel with hidden sensors. The small case also offers a wider and deeper view than other smartphones, thanks to its 6.47-inch display (screen-to-frame ratio of 92%), high resolution, and dot density (2,340 x 1080 FHD). The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G Series offers an incredible shooting experience with the AI ​​Triple Camera. It has a 48 megapixel main camera with an f/1.7 aperture and a 6P lens, a 20 megapixel and 125 degree wide angle lens, and an 8 megapixel remote camera with an f / 2.4 aperture. In addition, users can enjoy stunning audio from the ZTE Axon 10 Pro series with dual speakers, Dual SmartPA and DTS: X Ultra.

 

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G Specs:

Display

  • 47 inch FHD + (2340×1080) display, water drop, AMOLED

 

Operating system

  • Android 9 Pie

 

Memory

  • 256GB internal storage
  • 8 GB RAM

 

System on Chip

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 + SDX50M

 

Cameras

  • Rear Cameras: 48 MP f/1.7 + 20 MP 125 Wide Angle f/2.2 + 8 MP Remote Camera f / 2.4
  • Front camera: 20 MP f/2.0

 

Battery

  • 4000 mAh, QC4+

 

Maximum data rate

  • Support for high-speed 5G and 4G connectivity

 

Connections and connections

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2 x 2 MIMO)
  • Bluetooth 5.0

 

SIM-card

  • One Nano SIM

 

Change:

  • Screen fingerprint recognition
  • Super linear dual speaker with Dual SmartPA, DTS: X Ultra
  • Face ID
  • GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, Galileo and GLONASS
  • Accelerometer
  • Distance sensor
  • RGB light sensor
  • Compass
  • GyroMeter®
  • Hall sensor

 

Dimensions and weight:

  • 2 x 73.4 x 7.9mm

 

Warranty:

  • 24 months

 

 

Following the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G, the competitor Huawei presented the new 5G smartphone Huawei Mate 20 X 5G with advanced 5G technology and Huawei Balong 5000 chipset. If you are also interested in this new phone, you may check it here: https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-mate-20-x-5g.html

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G Cell Phone Review

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G was introduced for few months and now it’s available for sale in China. It’s not the first 5G phone available over the world, what’s the highlight features and price of ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G cell phone, you will find the answer in the following review.

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G review

 

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G comes with a display of screen size 6.47 inches IPS, Full HD+ with 1080 × 2340 Pixels resolution and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. It handles two SIM cards, Nano-SIM, and Nano-SIM / microSD for the second card slot. It comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM. The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G runs Android Pie and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery. The talk time is 29 hours 48 minutes and the standby time is 235 hours. The ZTE 5G phone supports wireless charging, as well as Quick Charge 4+ fast charging.

Regarding the camera, the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G on the rear packs a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.7 aperture; a second 20-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a third 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. It sports a 20-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture.

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G has sensors that include Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Fingerprint, Ambient Light, and Compass, along with 2.0, USB Type-C for fast charging. Connectivity options on the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.00, and USB Type-C.

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G dimensions are 159.20 x 73.40 x 7.90mm (height x width x thickness).

 

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G Specifications:

 

Brand ZTE
Model Axon 10 Pro 5G
Release date February 2019
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 159.20 x 73.40 x 7.90
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Fast charging Quick Charge 4+
Wireless charging Yes

Display

Screen size (inches) 6.47
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2340 pixels

Hardware

Processor octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM 6GB
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 2

Camera

Rear camera 48-megapixel (f/1.7) + 20-megapixel (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4)
Front camera 20-megapixel (f/2.0)

Software

Operating system Android Pie

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v5.00
USB Type-C Yes

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G Price

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G Price is not cheap because the 5G phones are totally new and not produced in volume. So if you want to get better price, you may wait for some time. ZTE already open the pre-order channel in online stores. You can order it now if you need it. It would be available soon. You can already buy the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G from www.4gltemall.com .

Announced 5G User Devices

This data is provided for information only, as a guide to current 5G ecosystem market development and trends. Some devices may be produced in different variants according to supported frequency bands, operator customization, etc. and may therefore not be available in all markets. Shipping dates/commercial availability are not indicated. The status is at April 2019.

 

5G Mobile Phones:

 

5G CPE or 5G Mobile WiFi Router:

 

5G Modules/Data Cards:

Telit Released Two New LTE Modules ME310G1 and ME910G1

Like its competitors Quectel and Gemalto, the British manufacturer of cellular radio modules Telit will present two LTE module models compatible with LTE-M and NB-IoT based on the Qualcomm 9205 chip, which is an LTE modem announced at the end of 2018 and combines LTE Cat-M1(eMTC or LTE-M), LTE Cat-NB2(NB-IoT) and 2G/E-GPRS connectivity, application processor, satellite geolocation (GPS, Beidou, Glonass , and Galileo) on a single chip.

The two model numbers are ME310G1 and ME910G1, which have an optional 2G fallback mode (in case the NB-IoT and LTE-M networks are not available). They are the first Telit LTE modules compatible with the Release 14 3GPP and target applications at medical devices worn on oneself, sport activity plotters and industrial sensors. The new modules are ideal for battery-powered applications via improved features such as Power Saving Mode (PSM) and extended Discontinuous Reception (eDRX), which periodically wakes up the device to transmit only the smallest amounts of data necessary before returning to sleep mode. Both modules also ensure reliable indoor connections, with a maximum coupling loss of up to +15dB/+20dB for superior in-building penetration compared to earlier LTE standards.

 

 

As the latest member of the Telit xE310 family, the Telit ME310G1 is 14.3 x 13.1 mm and can replace 2G, 3G and LTE modules that are compatible with this format in existing devices. The ME310G1 LTE-only variant is less than 200 mm2 and variant with 2G fallback is less than 300mm2 and they enable enterprises to deploy new small footprint designs across many application areas including asset tracking, health-care monitoring, smart metering, portable devices, industrial sensors, home automation, and others that benefit from low-power and low-data rate capabilities. The xE310 family’s flexible perimeter footprint includes pin-to-pin compatible 2G and 4G modules, enabling integrators to design a single PCB layout and deploy a combination of technologies.

 

The Telit ME910G1 module is in dimensions of 28.2 x 28.2 mm. And it is the latest member of Telit’s best-selling xE910 and family. The ME910G1 is also a drop-in replacement in existing devices based on the family’s modules for 2G, 3G and the various categories of LTE. With Telit’s design-once-use-anywhere philosophy, developers can cut costs and development time by simply designing for the xE910 LGA common form factor, giving them the freedom to deploy technologies best suited for the application’s environment.

 

 

Both versions are finally compatible with GSM voice calls and will eventually be used in VoLTE applications that require the ability to make phone calls (in the area of ​​personal safety for example). Samples of the ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules are already available. Volume production is planned at the end of 2019 or the first quarter of 2020 depending on the version.

 

Huawei WS331C WiFi Repeater/Expender User Manual

User Guide: Let Huawei WS331C work with Huawei Routers:

  • Huawei Hilink router with H or Hi button
  • Huawei 4G Router with Hilink function and WPS button

 

  1. Make sure the Huawei WS331c is new and unused (If used, make sure to reset it to factory default)
  2. Plug the Huawei WS331C WiFi extender to the power plug and keep it close to your Huawei router(Less than 1 meter)
  3. Wait for 1 minute and you will see the Huawei router blinking (Huawei 4G Router WLAN LED indicator blinking)
  4. Press the WPS button or H(Hi) button on the Huawei router to start pairing(The blinking acceleration means they are pairing)
  5. When the light on extender is always green, it connects with Huawei router successfully. But don’t plug it out immediately and wait for one minute configuration.
  6. Move the extender to the room where the WiFi signal is weak.
  7. The extender WiFi name and password is the same as the Huawei router.

 

How to reset the Huawei WS331C WiFi Extender to factory default?

  • Use a needle to press the hole beside the Ethernet port and hold for 2 seconds. Release it when the light off. When the light is red, the Huawei WS331C is reset to factory default successfully.

 

What’s the light indication?

  • Always Red: unconnected with any device such as a router
  • Always Green: Already connected with a device such as a router

TP-Link Presents a New 4G+ Cat6 Router Archer MR600

Many people may know the TP-Link Archer MR200 and Archer MR400, which were available in the market for years. They can achieve download speed up to 150Mbps through 4G wireless network. Recently, TP-link presents a new router to meet the demand of faster 4G LTE connection. The new router model is Archer MR600, following the series of MR200 and MR400.

TP-Link Archer MR600 Appearance

 

The Archer MR600 is a 4G Category 6 Router, which could achieve download speed up to 300Mbps. If you had read our blog, you may know we had introduced many 4G+ Cat6 routers from Huawei. On this point, TP-link is walking very slowly on 4G LTE products. The design of TP-link MR600 looks similar to the predecessors, but there is some difference. The Archer MR400 external antenna is non-removable, but now the Archer MR600 could do. And the original antenna with the MR600 could be unscrewed so that users can install outdoor antenna or change the antennas.

TP-Link Archer MR600 Specifications:

The technical specifications of Archer MR600 are very similar to the two predecessors. It supports 4G LTE Frequency bands as below:

* 4G FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28 (2100/1800/850/2600/900/800/700 MHz)

* 4G TDD-LTE: B38/B40/B41 (2600/2300/2500 MHz)

* 3G DC-HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS: B1/B5/B8 (2100/850/900 MHz)

The feature makes the TP-link MR600 could be used with almost all the network providers in Europe and Aisa. The Archer MR600 has a Micro SIM card slot on the back and will probably come with a format adapter. With support for 4G + Cat6 using Carrier Aggregation technology, you can maximize your 4G network at speeds up to 300 Mbps, plug in your SIM card and stream HD movies without interference or download files in no time. With the Archer MR600, you can connect up to 64 devices at the same time without having to worry about the connection.

Regarding the WLAN features, TP-link MR600 covers the current AC1200 stand:

  • IEEE 802.11a/n/ac 5GHz and IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • Dual-band WiFi 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Signal rate: 300Mbps at 2.4GHz, 867Mbps at 5GHz
  • Support encryptions: 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

 

The WiFi can be activated or deactivated with the possibility to activate the scheduler/daily. The Archer MR600 creates a Dual Band WiFi network that can give you speeds up to 867 Mbps. The two 2.4 and 5 GHz bands provide optimized performance and minimize interference when streaming movies, downloading files, or listening to music. Thanks to two removable and advanced antennas and the latest wireless technology, you can enjoy stable connections, high speeds and good coverage.

 

TP-Link Archer MR600 Interfaces

Archer MR600 provides 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports including a LAN/WAN port that will allow you to connect your router to your fixed network provider if necessary. In this configuration, you can designate your WAN connection as the primary connection and define your 3G/4G connection as a backup connection in case of a failover.

TP-Link Archer MR600 functions

The operating system of the MR600 remains in line with other TP-link 4G Routers, therefore we find most of the expected features:

 

  • Operating mode: 3G/4G Router, Wireless Router
  • WAN Type: Dynamic IP, IP Static, PPPoE, PPTP (Dual Access), L2TP (Dual Access)
  • DHCP: Server, Client DHCP list, Address Reservation
  • Quality of service: Bandwidth Control
  • Port forwarding: ALG, Virtual Server, Port Triggering, UPnP, DMZ
  • Dynamic DNS: DynDns, NO-IP
  • VPN Server: PPTN VPN, IPsec VPN, OpenVPN
  • Security: DoS, IPv4 SPI Firewall, IPv6 Firewall, IP and MAC Address Binding, Access Control
  • Protocols: IPv4, IPv6
  • Management: TP-link Cloud, Local Management, Remote Management
  • Administration: Upgrade Firmware, Default Factory, System Log, Diagnostic Tools
  • Network Guest: 2.4GHz Guest Network x 1, 5GHz Guest Network x 1

 

 

TP-link MR600 Installation

The Archer MR600 requires no installation or configuration with software or apps, just plug in the power cable and insert your sim card to then start the router that automatically connects to the 4G network and distributes the signal via WiFi or the four LAN ports.

 

 

The TP-link Archer MR600 is of course compatible with TP-link OneMesh networks if you have compatible equipment. The 4G LTE router allows you to quickly get started on a wireless network wherever you are. The Archer MR600 is the perfect router if you are in the cabin, in a hotel or in a remote location and need access to WiFi. With Plug-and-play, just plug it in to get started. From the exhibition center to the caravan, the MR600 gives you what you need.

Huawei B618s-66d (Telstra 4GX Modem) Router Review

The Huawei B618 was available in many countries since 2018 and now becomes one of the best LTE routers in the market. If you are familiar with Huawei B618 router, you may know there are two variant models for Huawei B618 Router: They are B618s-22d and B618s-65d. Here we get a new variant Huawei B618s-66d. Like other Huawei 4G LTE WiFi routers, the Huawei B618s-66d supports different LTE frequency bands from the two brother models.

Huawei B618s-66d Appearance

Huawei B618s-66d is a customized router from Australian network carrier Telstra, who gives it a new name “Telstra 4GX Modem”. The Telstra 4GX Modem router has same shape as the two brother model, but it has Telstra logo on the front instead of Huawei logo. The LED indicators are still there, including three antenna indicators, Power indicator, Status indicator, LAN, WiFi and data usage indicators.

On the back of the Huawei B618 Telstra, the two connectors for external antennas are available and covered by a small tap. The connector type is TS-9. Below are the power button, USB 2.0 Port and two Ethernet ports for LAN. There is no battery in the Huawei B618 router, so the Power plug for adapter is also available. However, unlike the Huawei B618s-22d, the Ethernet ports in Telstra 4GX Modem B618s-66d are both for LAN. In B618s-22d, one is for LAN and the other one is for both LAN and WAN.

The SIM card slot is at the bottom of the Telstra 4GX Modem. The Reset button is at the side of the SIM card slot. And a stick indicates the model B618s-66d, SSID, WiFi Key, IP, user name, password, WPS pin, IMEI number, S/N number, and some certificates etc… The Huawei B618s-66d uses Micro-SIM card.

 

Huawei B618s-66d (Telstra 4GX Modem) Specs Review

 

  • Support 4GX Cat11
  • Support 4G LTE Frequency Band 1/3/5/7/28 700/850/1800/2100/2600MHz
  • Support 4 x 4 MIMO
  • Support up to 20 WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • SIM Type: Micro(3FF)
  • 2 x LAN ports(RJ45), 1 X USB(2.0) port to connect a printer or storage drive
  • Huawei Hilink App. Easy management by smartphone or pad

On the Telstra official site, it doesn’t list the LTE Band 28. We re-checked with Telstra and get confirmation that Huawei B618s-66d Telstra 4GX Modem supports Band 28. The Huawei official site says the Huawei B618 Australia router could support maximum up to 64 users, but the Telstra 4GX Modem supports only 20 devices simultaneously.

Huawei B618s-66d (Telstra 4GX Modem) Price

Due to specs subtraction of the Telstra 4GX Modem, the price is a little cheaper than the original model B618s-22d and B618s-65d. If you want the original functions, you may use the Huawei B618s-65d which could fully replace B618s-66d to use in Australia.

Huawei B818 (Vodafone Gigacube CAT19) Router Test

Vodafone Gigacube CAT19 is a new 4G LTE WiFi router offered since March 2019. The device is manufactured by Huawei and the model name is B818-260. The B818 is by far the newest and fastest LTE router in the Huawei product range, with LTE Cat19 delivering speeds of up to 1.6 gigabits per second. Vodafone sells the router as a Gigacube CAT19 as the successor to the previous “small” Gigacube Huawei B528 and thus offers customers a very powerful alternative to choose from. If you want to know the performance of Huawei B818, you may continue reading.

 

Huawei B818 – First Gigabit LTE router

The Huawei B818 is Huawei’s first stationary LTE router capable of achieving speeds well above 1 Gbps in the LTE network. The device is positioned as a successor to the Huawei B618 and offers not only a very similar design but also comparable good equipment.

In addition to the Huawei B818-260 router, there is also a power adapter and a flat LAN cable. There is also a printed German-language manual and a quick-start sheet. The package contents refer to the version as Gigacube CAT19, other variants of the B818 may be delivered with a modified accessory. Vodafone is currently the only provider in Europe to offer the Huawei B818.

Huawei B818 Interfaces

 

The Huawei B818 has a slot for a Micro-SIM card at the bottom. All other connections are located on the back. There you will find the connection for the power supply and two RJ45 Gigabit LAN ports. One of these LAN ports can also be used as a WAN connection, so that one does not necessarily have to rely on the wireless modem integrated in the router. Furthermore, there is a USB 2.0 port, over this storage media can be shared in the network. Also two connections for an external antenna are present.

 

Huawei B818 Specifications

 

The Huawei B818-260 LTE Router supports 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology as well as carrier aggregation (channel bundling). The following LTE frequency bands are available: B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B28, B32, B38, B42. In the downlink, the maximum theoretical data rate could reach 1.6 GBit/s and up to 150 MBit/s in the uplink is possible.

In practice, the speeds were rarely over 300 MBit/s. Vodafone theoretically promises up to 500 MBit/s in the Gigacube tariff, but many sites offer only lower data rates. Nevertheless, the B818 was often slightly faster than other devices in the test, especially when several frequency ranges could be bundled by means of carrier aggregation. The latencies (ping) were usually between 20 and 25 milliseconds in the test.

 

 

Huawei B818 Test

 

The Huawei B818 comes with built-in cellular antennas in the device. These offer a very good reception in the LTE network, especially in comparison with many smartphones. Even with poor reception, fast speeds are still achievable. For example, in the test, a stable connection could still be established in a basement room, even though the smartphones in the room already showed no reception.

 

The Huawei B818 allows the connection of up to two external antennas or a MIMO antenna. For this purpose, two TS-9 connectors are available on the back. If the external antenna is not detected automatically by the router, then you can manually switch to the operation with an external antenna in the web interface.

 

The WLAN module of the Huawei B818 transmits by default in dual-band mode to 2.4 and 5 gigahertz. Up to 32 devices can be supported with WLAN at the same time. The maximum speed was tested by using 3 × 3 MIMO antenna technology at 1300 MBit/s, which is also the highest data rate supported by the WLAN module. The speed is at a high level compared to other Huawei 4G LTE Wireless router models. The WLAN range was also convincing in the test, a large apartment or a small family home can be supplied without additional repeaters.

 

The Huawei B818 provides a separate guest Wi-Fi network upon request. This can be equipped with a separate password. Unfortunately there is no timer function for the WLAN module.

 

 

Huawei B818 Software: Web Interface & App

 

The operation and configuration of the Huawei B818 or Gigacube CAT19 takes place either via web interface in the browser or via an app. The web interface is designed in red Vodafone design, the app comes in the original Huawei design therefore. The web interface offers significantly more options than the app, so there about the desired network technology (eg LTE-only) can be set. Overall, the web interface has left a good impression in the test.

 

Conclusion: Huawei B818 / Vodafone Gigacube CAT19

 

The Huawei B818, or Vodafone Gigacube CAT19, left a very good impression in the test. In particular, the new LTE wireless router was convincing, this offers above-average speeds and is extremely future-proof. Currently, the speed advantage of the Huawei B818 is still manageable compared to many other LTE router models. The operation and configuration was very easy in the test and if necessary, any other SIM card can be used in addition to the Vodafone SIM card.

 

The Vodafone Gigacube CAT19 or Huawei B818 is worthwhile for anyone who would like to have a particularly good LTE modem and would like to spend a little more. Even the Huawei B818 can provide high LTE and WLAN speeds for daily use, but probably only for the fewest users. Currently, a cheaper device such as the Vodafone Gigacube CAT6 (Huawei B528) is quite sufficient.