Choosing the right USB modem for mobile internet is not easy. Therefore, we have to test another model, this time it’s from ZTE, and see if you are interested in this one.
One might think that it’s nothing. We need a little gadget that you insert into the USB port and configured to give us access to the mobile internet. It is worth to pay attention, both on the modem parameters, as well as any additional features that can benefit the users.
ZTE MF195 USB modem is a relatively new device offered by T-Mobile, which is consistent with the standard HSPA+ technology. According to official specification, we can achieve download speeds at up to 21 Mbps. The HSUPA upload speed could reach up to 5.76 Mbps. But under real environment, the speed may be only half or more.
New software for the modem ZTE MF195
There is new software that improves the performance of the MF195 modem. You can download them here – just that you click the “Downloads”.
The device ZTE MF195 itself has a removable top flap, under which there are slots for SIM card and a microSD memory card (supports up to 32 GB capacity). You have to admit, it’s a fantastic deal. If you just do not use a modem to connect to the Internet, we can always treat it as a normal flash drive, storing files. Of course, the same USB connector is safely protected from dust and debris particles from the environment. It is a pity that the cap is not somehow attached and can easily be lost. A great advantage of ZTE MF195 USB is built-in socket used to connect an external antenna. It certainly can be useful in areas with slightly weaker coverage. Users just need set aside a small cap and connect an external antenna (sold separately).
Modem Setup is basically maintenance-free. When plugged in the USB port, it will automatically install the drivers and software for Internet Manager. When it starts only give the code to the SIM card and wait for the Connect button, and then it will become active. And this happens almost instantly and you can see that both the hardware and software to work fine. The modem’s LED indicates the connection status.
User check speed Internet connection using specialized tools – SpeedTest. At the border of Downtown and Will in Warsaw, where we have tested the modem, we were able to achieve data transfer rates of 13 to 14 Mbps, and upstream from the network was about 3 to 4 Mbps. This is a very good result. All services and web pages load quickly, even without an external antenna, the modem does not lose coverage. ZTE MF195 USB therefore works very stable. During the next day’s test, changed the location in the city, and each time the modem connect to the network instantly.
In conclusion, the ZTE MF195 USB modem is definitely recommendable. It takes very little space and provides a stable access to the mobile Internet and a decent download speed and upload the data .Not to forget about the extra features, the built-in socket for connecting an external antenna and a slot for memory cards microSD.
Here now, there are many upgraded USB stick, such as ZTE MF668 and ZTE MF821 available with much high speed and stable connection. If you want to experience better, you can check them on 4gltemall.com .