Huawei B315 VS Huawei B310 LTE CPE Difference

As the successor to Huawei B593 LTE Cat.3 CPE, Huawei presented two similar LTE routers Huawei B310 and B315 LTE CPE to the public. Those who want to buy a home router or want to change 3G routers to 4G wireless routers, may ask what the difference is between the Huawei B310 and B315 and which one is better to use? In this article, we will compare the Huawei B315 and B310 appearance, interfaces, specs, variant models, price and other features etc…You may get the answer finally after reading this blog.

LTE CPE B310 VS B315 Appearance and Interfaces

Huawei B310 and B315 are both typical stationary router like Huawei B593 Router, but the shape has a little difference. They both have four LED indicators on the front for Power, Mode, WiFi, Signal, and LAN. Huawei Logo is on the front in the middle. On the back, usually, there are 4 LAN ports(one for WAN/LAN), but some variant models of the Huawei B310 or B315 may reduce the LAN ports to 2 or 1. It depends. Some models may also have the telephone port or USB.2.0 port. So if you are looking for a router with multiple interfaces for Ethernet, you must take care of this. The LAN ports may not be enough for standard four. And the telephone port and USB 2.0 port may be missing.

LTE CPE B315 VS B310 Specs and Variant models

From the appearance, you may be still unable to identify the real difference. We have to look at the Specifications for Huawei B315 and B310 to see the core content of the two routers. As you may know, there are many variant models available to meet various LTE frequency bands from different network providers. Currently, the LTE CPE B310 has four variant models:  B310s-927, B310As-852, B310s-22, B310s-518. The Huawei B315 also has four variant models: B315s-22, B315s-607, B315s-608, B315s-936. As we said, the variant models support different LTE frequency bands and have different Ethernet ports and interfaces. Below you will see the details about Huawei B310 specs and Huawei B315 specs:

Model Huawei LTE CPE B315 Huawei LTE CPE B310
Product type LTE WiFi Router LTE WiFi Router
Category LTE Cat.4 LTE Cat.4
Chipset Hisilicon Balong Hisilicon Balong
Data rates DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * Huawei B315s-22: 4G LTE B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B38
* Huawei B315s-607: 4G Band 1/3/7/8/28/40
* Huawei B315s-936: 4G Band 1/3/40/41
* Huawei B315s-608: 4G Band 1/3/5/7/28
* Huawei B310s-927:  B1/B3/B8/B40
* Huawei B310As-852: B3/B7/B8/B38/B39/B40/B41
* Huawei B310s-22: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20
* Huawei B310s-518: B1/B2/B4/B5/B7/B28
WLAN 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Max support users 32 users 32 users
MIMO n/a n/a
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B315 external antenna Huawei B310 external antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Standard SIM Standard SIM
Battery No No
Dimensions 186.0mm x 139.0mm x 46.0mm 181.0mm x 126.0mm x 70.0mm
Interfaces * 1 x power adapter port
* 3 x LAN port(RJ45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)(depends)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5)
* One SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port(depends)
* 1 x power adapter port
* 3 x LAN port(RJ45)(Depends)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)(depends)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5)
* One SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port(depends)
Datasheet Huawei B315 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei B310 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B315 Manual(PDF) Huawei B310 Manual(PDF)
Other features VoIP, DHCP, NAT, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, Firewall, Port forwarding, DMZ, ALG, Remote management Voice, DHCP, NAT, ARP, ICMP, DNS Relay, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, VPN passthrough, Firewall, URL filter, LAN IP filter, DMZ, UPnP, ALG, Port forwarding
Reviews Huawei B315 Review Huawei B310 Review
Price/USD 179.00 169.00

 

Conclusion

From the Huawei 4G Router B315 and B310 specs, we cannot see much difference except the interfaces about Ethernet port and telephone port. They are both LTE cat.4 router supporting peak download speed up to 150mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. If you don’t mind the Ethernet ports in the router, both Huawei B310 and B315 are good to select as a home or office router. But if you need Ethernet ports for terminals, you’d better check the specific model and its Ethernet ports in the model. We have to mention is that the Huawei B315 external antennas could also be used with Huawei B310 as the external antenna because they have the same connectors. But if you don’t know how to buy a Huawei 4G Router, we recommend reading this blog: Five Tips to Buy a Huawei 4G Router.

 

Huawei B310 4G LTE Router Review

Every year, Huawei would present some new 4G Router to meet the market demand. Now we have the new 4G router B310 and we will have a review about this new router in the article.

With the Huawei B310 Router, you can share your data plan using Wi-Fi or Ethernet. And it has other functions which are very useful for many people, we will introduce the features in this review.

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Technical Specifications of Huawei B310

Manufacturer and model Huawei B310s-22 (There are other variant models)
3G Network Bands 850/900/1900/2100
Bands / Category 
4G LTE
B1, B3, B7, B8, B20,

LTE Cat 4 DL 150/UL 50 Mbps

Connectivity Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n with a range of 200 meters
LAN IEEE 802.3 / 802.3u
Ports Ethernet port, telephone port, two connectors for external 4G antennas of 1dBi each (included) and DC connector.

 

Design

Here we can find the LTE CPE B310 that has a very simple design, so it is pleasant to use with the furniture at home, and it occupies very little space. The equipment material is totally plastic like any other router or similar devices such as Huawei B593 and Huawei B890 Router.

 

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On its front, we find four illuminated icons that indicate the status of the router. The first one (from left to right) indicates that the B310 router is power on, the second shows the status of the connected network (3G, 4G … etc) using colors, the third indicates the status of the Wi-Fi network, the forth indicates the status of the Ethernet connector and finally we have the operator’s signal bars.

 

At the top we find the power and WPS buttons, the latter is to allow compatible devices to connect to the Wi-Fi network without entering the password.

 

At the back we will find the two external antennas, below we will see the current connector, the Ethernet port and a telephone line connector. We also see a cover, which when removed will allow us to insert our SIM card (mini SIM format) at the side.

 

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Ethernet / LAN / WAN

The main function you will find on this router is precisely the ability to share your 4G, 3G or 2G data connection via Ethernet or WiFi with many connected users. The WiFi range could cover around 200 meters. The connection is super easy, just connect the modem of your internet provider via Ethernet cable to the Huawei B310 and configure it according to the type of connection that your provider uses.

As an additional feature, the router will also offer you the possibility of cloning a MAC address, if necessary.

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WiFi

Per my personal experience, I usually have to use Wi-Fi extenders at my home, but with the Huawei B310 Router, it was unnecessary to have the extender, so the WiFi coverage from B310 CPE is really trustful. Also, the speed I had turned out to be very good and with a low ping when connecting.

In terms of configurations, the B310 router is capable of broadcasting up to 4 Wi-Fi networks and each can adjust the frequency channel manually, having channels 1 through 11.

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As for security, you can decide whether to leave the name of your Wi-Fi network visible or not, in addition to being able to select a WEP, WPA2-PSK or WPA/WPA2-PSK password. If you want even more security, you can filter up to 10 quotas using the MAC address of each device.

 

Security

The Huawei B310 router turned out to be pretty perfect, in fact I thought it was something simpler, but I was very wrong. Here we can configure a firewall, filter by MAC and IP address, even virtual servers to protect our devices.

You can also open ports easily, apply DMZ configurations, enable UPnP, adjust NAT, filter by domain names or apply Dynamic DNS.

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Phone Function

Something that totally differentiates from the other 4G routers is the possibility of being able to connect a fixed telephone and make & receive calls using the mobile network of your operator.

You pick up the handset and the Huawei B310 router itself will tone your fixed network phone, being ready to call any phone number, as long as your mobile operator allows it. It’s as if you were making a call from a cell phone, but here you do it from a landline. You can also receive calls in it, and if the landline has a viewfinder, you can see the number of the person who is calling the number assigned to you by your mobile operator.

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This function proves to be quite useful for those who want to have internet and telephone in a single device. With the Huawei B310, you will have Wi-Fi internet and fixed network telephone to call and receive calls.

Conclusion

There are many 4G Routers in the market and we had the opportunity to try several models, but I personally like the Huawei B310 router much more than the others, since I found it quite useful in terms of functions.

The first thing I liked was its Wi-Fi coverage, which reaches up to 200 meters, which in my case was more than enough to keep me good signal throughout my house without WiFi extender.

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The external antennas that this router brings, served me enough to improve the reception of the signal from the operator, as this LTE CPE B310 makes the signal is received much more intensely than what you currently receive on a smartphone, which ensures you a very good service.

I personally used Vodafone 4G network and shared it via Wi-Fi in my house, reaching speeds in excess of 50Mbps, which I found remarkable. And since I do not have a fixed telephone at my house, I took advantage of connecting one to this router. The latter is very useful for people who do not have a fixed Internet and telephone service, in addition to saving a lot of money in the monthly fixed charge, having the freedom to choose the plan yourself which suits you.

Considering the full practical functions for users, we would certainly recommend it as an excellent alternative.

Availability

The Huawei B310 4G Router is available locked with network providers, but you can also get the unlocked units from www.4gltemall.com . With unlocked one, you can change your network provider if you are unsatisfied with the networks or services. And you can even take the unlocked Huawei B310 Router to other countries or areas and work with the compatible network providers. And actually, the Huawei B310s-22 has many brother models such as B310s-927, B310As-852, B310s-518 etc. They are for various LTE network providers and compatible different network frequency bands. So before you buy the router, choose the right one for your location and your network provider.

Huawei B310 LTE CPE Review

Huawei released a new stationary router for the LTE networks. It’s named Huawei B310. The exact model number for the European market is Huawei B310s-22, in this version the B310 could support all important frequency bands for LTE, UMTS and GSM. As a highlight, the maximum speed on LTE is 150 Mbit/s in the downlink (LTE Category 4); there is not only a Gigabit Ethernet port for the connection of an analog telephone, but also a port for quick connection of the router to the local network.


The Huawei B310 is in the entry-level segment both on the price as well as the level of equipment; the top model is the Huawei E5186 with a further significant better equipment, but also a higher price. Here now the Huawei B310 is available in China, we suppose it would be available in many markets worldwide.
A major criticism of many recent LTE router models was the LAN interface, which is limited to 100 Mbps, while the built-in modem could often use up to 150 MBit/s. This of course is complete nonsense, because you have installed an annoying bottleneck in a modern device. On Huawei B310, the problem no longer exists fortunately: there is a Gigabit LAN port on the back of the router, so you can fully utilize the maximum of 150 Mbit/s of the LTE connection. Unfortunately, only one LAN port is installed, if you want to connect more than one device per cable must hang a switch behind the router.

 

 

On the back, there are connectors for LAN, telephone, external antenna and SIM card. The design of the B310 is very simple and user can easily identify the functions for the ports. There are two connectors for external antenna like Huawei B593, it could support 2 x 2 MIMO, which could improve the performance for network connection. The connector type is SMA, which are protected by a plastic cover. Even the SIM card slot is protected by a cover. If you want to buy the antenna for Huawei B310, you could check this one: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-sma-connector.html . Instead of a current wireless ac module, the Huawei B310 installed a WLAN 802.11b/g/n radio module, which operates only on the 2.4 GHz band.


The Huawei B310s-22 has one RJ-11 port for an analog telephone. What kinds of telephone over are possible, but is not yet known. Telephone would be possible either natively over the air or over the internet via VoIP. The latter would have to access a VoIP provider in the web interface of the B310.


The Huawei B310 is available in black or white, as you can see in the pictures here in the article. On the front there are LEDs for reception, Power, data connection, telephone and Wi-Fi. On the top of the unit, there is a power button and a WPS button. Pressing both buttons simultaneously, the previous software version is automatically installed according to Huawei.

The Huawei B310 is now available on www.4gltemall.com , if you are interested in this model, welcome to have a check or inquiry.