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 Mangement
  • 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 B612 VS Huawei E5186

We had introduced the Huawei E5186 and Huawei B525 Cat6 router a few months ago and now Huawei presents a new 4G Cat6 router B612 to Europe market. We had compared the Huawei B612 with Huawei B525 router and today we will check what the difference is between Huawei B612 and Huawei E5186 router.

Huawei B612 VS Huawei E5186 Appearance and Interfaces

 

The front of the two routers are similar, they both have a few indicators for power, mode, WiFi and signal with Huawei Logo on the front. The Huawei E5186 has one more indicator for Voice. One the back, Huawei E5186 router has 3 LAN ports and one LAN/WAN port. It also has two telephone ports and one USB port, but Huawei B612 has only one telephone port and no USB port available. The Huawei B612 router has an angled backrest which makes it stand more stable.

 

The SIM card slot of Huawei E5186 modem is at the edge side of the device while the Huawei B612 SIM card slot is at the bottom. The Huawei E5186 has the WiFi button and WPS button with the reset hole at the below side of the SIM card slot. The Huawei B612 power button is at the top side with WPS button. They both have two connectors for external antennas. The connector type is SMA and covered by a cap.

Huawei E5186 VS Huawei B612 Specs and Features

 

The two routers Huawei B612 and E5186 are both in the typical design of Huawei 4G wireless router. Then let’s compare the specifications of Huawei B612 and Huawei E5186 to see more difference:

 

Model Huawei B612 Huawei E5186
Product type Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
LTE Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands Huawei B612s-25d:  B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B38/B40/B41/B42/B43
Huawei B612s-51d: B2/B4/B5/B7/B41
Huawei E5186s-22a: Band 1/3/7/8/20/38
Huawei E5186s-61a: Band  3/7/28/40
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac, single-band 2.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 32 users 64 users
MIMO 4 x 4 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B612 external antenna Huawei E5186 external antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO
Dimensions 240 × 155 × 78 mm 190 mm × 200 mm × 32 mm
Interfaces * 3 x LAN port(RJ45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-female)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
* 3 x LAN port(45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 2 x telephone port(RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
Datasheet Huawei B612 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei E5186 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B612 User Manual(PDF) Huawei E5186 User Manual(PDF)
Other features  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, VoLTE, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, NAT, DHCP, VPN, DMZ, UPnP, ALG,  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN
Firmware download Huawei B612 firmware Huawei E5186 firmware
Driver Huawei B612 driver Huawei E5186 driver
Reviews Huawei B612 Review Huawei E5186 Review
Price/USD 399.00USD 169.00USD

 

Summary

 

From the specs table, we can see the two Huawei Cat6 routers both could achieve peak download speed up to 300Mbps. They both have two variant models now. The Huawei E5186 supports dual-band WiFi while Huawei B612 supports only a single band on 2.4GHz. Huawei E5186 router could support up to 64 wireless users while Huawei B612 supports up to 32 WiFi users. However, the Huawei B612 supports 4 x 4 MIMO technology while Huawei E5186 supports 2 x 2 MIMO. Except for the interface difference, the MIMO technology should be the key difference.

 

One more thing we have to mention is that perhaps the Huawei B612 is a latest new model, the price is more expensive, but we suppose the Huawei B612 price would become cheaper soon. If you want to buy a 4G LTE modem router, we think the Huawei E5186 is very good to recommend based on the price/performance ratio.

Huawei B612 VS Huawei B715

Since 4G LTE is becoming the mainstream, many people abandoned their ADSL router to change to LTE 4G Wireless routers for their home or offices. As the top network equipment worldwide, Huawei 4G LTE Router has gained a great reputation from the thousands of worldwide users. However, there are many Huawei 4G LTE Routers available in the market, if someone wants to buy one Huawei 4G LTE router, which one to buy? Today, we would like to recommend two latest Huawei 4G Routers: Huawei B612 and Huawei B715 WiFi Router. You may ask: What’s the difference between the B612 and 715? Then read the following content and we suppose you will find the answer.

Huawei B612 VS Huawei B715 Appearance and Interfaces

The Huawei B612 and B715 are both in traditional Huawei design like predecessor model Huawei E5186 and B593. On the front, there are few indicators to show the status of Power, Mode, WiFi, LAN and Signal. Huawei logo is located below the indicators. On the back, there are four RJ45 ports for Ethernet connection, actually, 3 ports for LAN and one is for both LAN & WAN. They also both have the RJ11 port for a telephone. The Huawei B715 has one more USB port but B612 doesn’t have the USB port.

 

They both have two SMA connectors for external LTE antennas which are located at the top back and covered by a cover. Users need to open the cover to see and connect antennas. And they both have the SIM card slot located at the bottom of the router. The difference is on that modem Huawei B612 has an angled backrest, which makes it stand stably.

 

Huawei B715 VS B612 Specifications and Features

From the appearance, we can see the Huawei B715 and Huawei B612 WiFi routers are very similar. Then let’s have a comparison of Huawei B715 specs and Huawei B612 specs:

Model Huawei B612 Huawei B715s-23c
Product type Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.9
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset ?
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 450Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands Huawei B612s-25d:  B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B38/B40/B41/B42/B43
Huawei B612s-51d: B2/B4/B5/B7/B41
LTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B28, B32, B38
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac, single-band 2.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 32 users 64 users
MIMO 4 x 4 MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B612 external antenna Huawei B715 External Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO
Dimensions 240 × 155 × 78 mm 240mm × 448mm × 47mm
Interfaces * 3 x LAN port(RJ45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-female)
* 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
Datasheet Huawei B612 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei B715 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B612 User Manual(PDF) Huawei B715 User Manual(PDF)
Other features  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, VoLTE, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, NAT, DHCP, VPN, DMZ, UPnP, ALG,  VPN, VoLTE, IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack, DMZ, Port forwarding
Firmware download Huawei B612 firmware Huawei B715s-23c firmware
Driver Huawei B612 driver Huawei B715s-23c driver
Reviews Huawei B612 Review Huawei B715s-23c Review
Price/USD 399.00USD 399.00USD

 

Summary

From the specs table, we can see even though the two Huawei LTE routers has the similar appearance. They are different in the specs. Huawei B715 is more advanced in the specs, it could support LTE category 9 and could achieve download speed up to 450Mbps while the Huawei B612 modem supports LTE Cat6 and achieve download speed to 300mbps. Huawei B612 has two variant models: B612s-25d and B612s-51d while Huawei B715 has only one model now. The variant models make the unlocked B612 could work in more widespread areas with more possible network providers. We suppose there will be new variant models available for the B715 router in future like Huawei B593 Router.

 

The Huawei B715 could support up to 64 wireless devices while Huawei B612 could support only half to 32 users simultaneously. Actually, in most cases, the support of 32 users would be enough for daily use. Since the Huawei B612 is latest 4G+ Cat6 router, the Huawei B715 price is very close to it. But we suppose the price of Huawei B612 would be down soon when there is mass supply of the unit. In our opinion, the Huawei B715 and B612 are both very good WiFi router for home and office use. Their functions are very similar and even though they support different LTE Category, in real use, you may not find the real difference in connection speeds.

Huawei 4G+ Cat6 Routers

As the top network equipment supplier from China, Huawei had presented many Cat6 routers to the market for worldwide network providers. The Huawei Cat6 routers include stationary WiFi router and 4G+ Cat6 MiFi. The stationary WiFi routers usually have Ethernet ports to connect PC for desktop use and SIM card slot so as to connect with WAN networks. They usually don’t have a built-in or exchangeable battery and get power supply from the adapter. The 4G+ Cat6 MiFi are usually in small size which could be easily put in pocket or handbag for outdoor use. They usually have a built-in battery or removable battery like the smartphone, and the battery usually could be rechargeable. Then what is cat6 router?

What is Cat6 router?

Cat6 router is a kind of wireless terminals with LTE advanced standard, bringing higher speeds and more capacity to LTE networks around the world. As the typical Cat6 feature, multiple LTE carriers can be combined to achieve greater total bandwidth in a process called carrier aggregation (CA). Carrier aggregation plays a fundamental role in particular when the mobile device operates in a congested network and therefore the available band is shared among many devices. With CA, the 4G+ Cat6 router could reach a maximum speed of 300Mbps. The Cat6 router LTE with this technology could help user to achieve faster speed and better surfing experience.

 

We list the Huawei 4G+ Cat6 Router and Huawei 4G+ Cat6 MiFi with their specs and features. From the comparison, you may find the best Cat6 Router.

 

Huawei 4G+ Cat6 Router list for Desktop use:

Model Huawei B612 Huawei B525 Huawei E5186
Product type Huawei WiFiRouter with Ethernet port Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port LTE WiFi Router
Category LTE Cat6 Router LTE Cat6 router LTE Cat6 Router
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands Huawei B612s-25d:  B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B38/B40/B41/B42/B43
Huawei B612s-51d: B2/B4/B5/B7/B41
Huawei B525s-23a: Band  1/3/7/8/20/32/38
Huawei B525s-65a: Band  1/3/4/5/7/8/20/19/26/28/32/38/40/41
Huawei E5186s-22a: Band 1/3/7/8/20/38
Huawei E5186s-61a: Band  3/7/28/40
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac, single-band 2.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 32 users 64 users 64 users
MIMO 4 x 4 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B612 external antenna Huawei B525 external antenna Huawei E5186 external antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO NO
Dimensions 240 × 155 × 78 mm 163 x 52 x 226 mm 190 mm × 200 mm × 32 mm
Interfaces * 3 x LAN port(RJ45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-female)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
* 3 x LAN port(45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports(SMA-female)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
* 3 x LAN port(45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 2 x telephone port(RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
Datasheet Huawei B612 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei B525 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei E5186 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B612 User Manual(PDF) Huawei B525 User Manual(PDF) Huawei E5186 User Manual(PDF)
Other features  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, VoLTE, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, NAT, DHCP, VPN, DMZ, UPnP, ALG,  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN
Firmware download Huawei B612 firmware Huawei B525 firmware Huawei E5186 firmware
Driver Huawei B612 driver Huawei B525 driver Huawei E5186 driver
Reviews Huawei B612 Review Huawei B525 Review Huawei E5186 Review
Price/USD 399.00USD 259.00USD 259.00USD

 

Huawei also present the Cat6 WiFi router in the shape of Cube, they look cool in design like fashion furniture:

Model Huawei B529s-23a Huawei B528s-23a
Product type LTE WiFi Cube LTE WiFi Cube
Category LTE Cat.6 WiFi Router LTE Cat.6 WiFi Router
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset HiSilicon Balong 722
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38 LTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B32, B38
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 64 users 64 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B529 External antenna Huawei B528 External Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Yes, non-removable 3000mAh battery NO
Dimensions 120 x 120 x 125mm 105 mm x 90mm x 181 mm
Interfaces * 1 x power adapter port
* 1 x LAN port(45)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (TS-9)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x Gigabit LAN (RJ45)
* 1 x RJ11 (VoIP)
Datasheet Huawei B529 Datasheet Huawei B528 Datasheet
User Manual Huawei B529 Manual Huawei B528 Manual
Other features  DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack
Firmware download Huawei B529s-23a firmware Huawei B528 firmware
Driver Huawei B529s-23a driver Huawei B528 Driver
Reviews Huawei B529 Review Huawei B528s-23a Review
Price/USD 299.00 399.00

 

 

Huawei 4G+ Cat6 MiFi list:

Model Huawei E5885Ls-93a Huawei E5787 Huawei E5786
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet port LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category 4G+ Cat.6 MiFi 4G+ Cat.6 MiFi 4G+ Cat.6 MiFi
Chipset Hisilicon LTE Cat6 chipset  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset (Cortex A9 Processor)  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * FDD-LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28
* TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41/42
* Huawei E5787s-33a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20
* Huawei E5787Ph-67a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/28
* Huawei E5786s-32a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38
* Huawei E5786s-62a:
Band 1/3/8/28
* Huawei E5786s-63a
Band 1/3/7/8/28/40
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 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 32 users 10 users 10 users
MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No connector Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna N/A Huawei E5787 external Antenna Huawei E5786 external Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP 3.0 Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Non-removable, 6400mAh Removable, 3000mAh 3000mAh
Dimensions  112.00 x 69.20 x 23.00mm 109.00 x 58.00 x 7.50mm 106 x 66 x 15.90mm
Ethernet Port On port for WAN/LAN port(RJ-45) No No
Datasheet download Huawei E5885 Datasheet Huawei E5787 Datasheet Huawei E5786 Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5885 Manual Huawei E5787 Manual Huawei E5786 Manual
Other features Power bank, CA, NFC 2 band CA 2 band CA
Firmware download Huawei E5885 Firmware Huawei E5787 Firmware Huawei E5786 Firmware
Drivers Huawei E5885 driver Huawei E5787 drivers Huawei E5786 drivers
Reviews Huawei E5885 Review Huawei E5787 Review Huawei E5786 Review
Price 279.00USD 269.00USD 179.00USD