Huawei B525 VS Huawei B528 LTE CPE

Huawei released a series of LTE cubes for LTE-A or LTE-A Pro networks. Some people want to change their 3G router or ADSL router to 4G LTE Router or 4G LTE Cube, however, for those who don’t know well about Huawei routers, they may have trouble to choose the Huawei 4G WiFi router or Huawei LTE Cubes. Huawei B525 and Huawei B528 are two typical WiFi routers, but what’s the difference between Huawei B528 and B525, and which one is better for home or office gateway. In this article, you will find the answer from our comparison.

 

Huawei B528 VS Huawei B525 Appearance and Interfaces

As the new Huawei LTE Advanced router, Huawei Router B525 is a traditional stationary router. On the front, there are five indicators for Power, Mode, WiFi, LAN, and Signal. The Huawei B525 LTE WiFi router could stand on the desktop and in white or black colors. There are 4 LAN ports (One of them for WAN/LAN), One telephone port and one USB 2.0 port. However, if you see the Huawei B528, you would be attracted by the cool design. The Huawei B528 looks like the latest Huawei B818 5G CPE; they are both in the shape of a column. The white color Huawei B528 makes it look good when standing with the modern furniture. The LED indicators are also available, including Signal, LAN, WiFi, and Power. The power button is below the indicators. On the back, there is only one LAN port (RJ45) and one VoIP port(RJ11).

 

As the standard configuration for Huawei Router with Ethernet port, two connectors for external antennas are available. The connectors in Huawei B525 are SMA-female while the Huawei B528 has two TS-9 connectors. If you want to buy Huawei B525 antenna, the connector in the antenna should be SMA-male. And if you want to use the antenna with Huawei B528, you need an SMA-to-TS-9 adapter. The two routers both use Micro SIM card size, and the SIM card slots are both located at the bottom of the router. Some customers who are not familiar with the router may don’t know where to plug the SIM card in.

Huawei B525 VS Huawei B528 Specs and Variant Models

If you had read our review about Huawei B525, you may know Huawei B525 has two variant models in the market: B525s-23a and B525s-65a. The Huawei B528 has only one variant model B528s-23a, which is available for Vodafone and get a new name “GigaCube”. From the appearance, you may still have questions about the difference between the two routers and which one is better. Below the table including the specs, interfaces, speed, antenna, manual, datasheet, WLAN, price and other features will tell you.

 

 

Model Huawei B525s-23a/B525s-65a Huawei B528s-23a
Product type LTE WiFi Router LTE WiFi Router
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset HiSilicon Balong 722
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B525s-23a: Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38
B525s-65a: Band 1/3/4/5/7/8/20/19/26/28/32/38/40/41
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 support users 64 users 64 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO
Dimensions 163 mm x 52 mm x 226 mm 105 mm x 90mm x 181 mm
Interfaces * 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)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
* 1 x Gigabit LAN (RJ45)
* 1 x RJ11 (VoIP)
Datasheet Huawei B525 Datasheet Huawei B528 Datasheet
User Manual Huawei B525 Manual Huawei B528 Manual
Other features NAT, DHCP, VPN, SMS, VoIP, CS Voice, Firewall, DMZ, UPnP, ALG,  IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack
Reviews Huawei B525 Review Huawei B528s-23a Review
Price/USD 299.00USD 399.00USD

 

Conclusion

 

Huawei B525 and Huawei B528 (Vodafone Gigacube unlocked) are both LTE Cat.6 wireless router, which could achieve downloads speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. Ignoring the appearance and design, the interfaces (Ethernet ports and telephone port) are the main difference which should be the important concern before buying a 4G LTE WiFi Router. If you have many terminals to get network via Ethernet, then Huawei B525 LTE CPE is the right one. If your devices mainly access the internet via WiFi, the Huawei B528 can be considered because it’s really cool as a home router. They both support maximum WiFi-enabled devices up to 62 users, so you don’t need to worry about the connected device quantity is over the limit. By the way, the Huawei B525 variant models support more LTE frequency bands, which make it work well in more areas after unlocked. To summary, the Huawei B525 is more powerful in practical use while Huawei B528 is attracting in design with same specs.

Huawei B525 VS Huawei B529 HomeNet Box

With the popularity of 4G LTE networks, more and more customers are changing their home routers from ADSL to 4G LTE Gateways. Since Huawei router gateway has a good reputation, many end-users are interested in Huawei home router WiFi. However, some of them are unfamiliar with Huawei 4G LTE routers, which may cause them in trouble when trying to buy a Huawei 4G Router, especially the Huawei routers’ names are very similar, for example, the Huawei B525 and B529. From the model number, you can’t identify what’s the difference between the two routers and which one is better. In this article, you will find the answer.

Huawei B525 VS B529 Appearance and Interfaces

From the model number, you may not know the key difference, but once you get the two router in hand, you may find the two name-similar router are very different. The Huawei B525 is a traditional stationary router. On the front, there are few indicators for the internet connection, power, network mode, signal and WiFi. On the back, there are 4 LAN ports (One of them is for WAN/LAN), one RJ45 telephone and one USB 2.0 port. However, the Huawei B529 HomeNet box looks not like a router; it’s in a shape of a cube and looks like a piece of cake, really. The available specific model is Huawei B529s-23a for T-mobile. On the front, there is T-mobile logo with LED indicators of Mode, LAN, WiFi, and Power. Below the LED indicators, the power button and light button. On the back, there is only one Ethernet LAN port for PC with the power plug port. On the upper part, there are two connectors for an external antenna. The connector type is TS-9.

The design of Huawei B529 is very special and we have to mention. In the middle of the Huawei B529, there is a light line which divides the router into two parts. However, unlike its predecessor T-mobile HomeNet box Huawei E5170, the two parts of Huawei B529 cannot be divided. The highlight of Huawei B529 is the built-in battery of 3000mAh, which could let the Huawei B529 working on the go for working around 8-10 hours. The two routers have the similar feature is that the SIM card slot is at the bottom, and they both use micro SIM card size.

 

Huawei B529 VS B525 Specs and Variant Models

To support various LTE frequency bands in different areas, Huawei B525 4g cat6 router has two variant models: Huawei B525s-23a and B525s-65a. Huawei B529 has only one variant model B529s-23a, which is only available for T-mobile. From the appearance, you may not get the key difference and which one is better. Below the table will list the Huawei B525 specs and Huawei B529 specs, and other features. You may reference the two Huawei routers.

 

Model Huawei B525s-23a/B525s-65a Huawei B529s-23a
Product type LTE WiFi Router LTE WiFi Router
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B525s-23a: Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38
B525s-65a: Band 1/3/4/5/7/8/20/19/26/28/32/38/40/41
Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38
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 64 users 64 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks, buy Huawei B525 Router antenna Two, TS-9 jacks, buy Huawei B529s-23a external antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO Yes, non-removable 3000mAh battery
Dimensions 163 mm x 52 mm x 226 mm 120 x 120 x 125mm
Interfaces * 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)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
* 1 x power adapter port
* 1 x LAN port(45)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (TS-9)
* One micro-SIM card slot
Datasheet Huawei B525 Datasheet Huawei B529 Datasheet
User Manual Huawei B525 Manual Huawei B529 Manual
Other features NAT, DHCP, VPN, SMS, VoIP, CS Voice, Firewall, DMZ, UPnP, ALG,  IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack  DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT
Reviews Huawei B525 Review Huawei B529 Review
Price/USD 299.00USD 299.00

Conclusion

The Huawei B525 4G fix router and Huawei B529 cube are same level Huawei 4G routers supporting LTE Category 6, which could achieve download speed up to 300mbps. The main difference is on the interface ports and variant models for different LTE frequency bands. Huawei B525 has more Ethernet ports and a telephone port for more terminals. And the Huawei B525s-65a covers all the LTE bands on Huawei B529S-23a. So if you don’t focus on the built-in battery in Huawei B529 Router, the Huawei B525 would be the right one for your home or office. The advantage of Huawei B529 is the non-removable battery, which can make users to take the router outdoor or using it on the go. If you don’t need the Ethernet port or telephone port in Huawei B525, Huawei B529 Router would be the right one for you.

Huawei B525 VS Huawei B315 4G Router

As time goes, Huawei is always presenting new 4G WiFi routers to the public. Most of the end-users may know the old router model but may be unfamiliar with the new LTE router. Many people may know the Huawei Router B315, but may not know the latest Huawei B525 router, which is similar to the Huawei E5186 Specs. If they would buy a Huawei 4G WiFi router, you may ask what the difference between Huawei B525 and B315 LTE CPE is, and which one is better between the Huawei B315 and B525?

Huawei B525 VS B315 Appearance and Interfaces

Huawei Router B315 and B525 are both in the shape of a traditional home router. They look similar from the appearance. On the front, there are few LED indicators for power, mode, WiFi, LAN, and signal. The Huawei logo is in the middle of the front face. On the back, there are 4 LAN ports(One for LAN/WAN), One RJ11 for telephone, One USB 2.0 port for data sharing and Reset hole listed on a line. However, Huawei B315 has many variant models; the interfaces may vary on some variant models. There are two SMA-female connectors for external antenna, if you would buy Huawei B315s antenna, remember the connector should be SMA-male. The connectors are covered by a small cap.

The power and WPS buttons of the two routers are located at the top edge side. The SIM card slot of Huawei B525 router is located at the bottom of the device, where the label is also there with some important information such as model number, IMEI & S/N number, SSID, WiFi key, WPS pin, FCC ID, Manufacturer, and Made-in-China. The label of Huawei B315 is also at the bottom, however, the SIM card slot is on the side of the body. The Huawei B525 uses Micro-SIM size while the B315s uses standard SIM size.

Huawei B525 VS B315 Specifications

From the appearance, you may not get the key point about the difference between the two router because they are very similar in the appearance. Then we have to check the specs of Huawei B525 router and B315 LTE CPE for reference:

 

Model Huawei B525 Huawei B315s
Product type LTE WiFi Router with Ethernet port LTE WiFi Router with Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.4
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset Hisilicon Balong
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B525s-23a: Band  1/3/7/8/20/32/38
B525s-65a: Band  1/3/4/5/7/8/20/19/26/28/32/38/40/41
* 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
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Max supported users 64 users 32 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO n/a
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B525 external antenna Huawei B315 external antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Standard SIM
Battery NO No
Dimensions 163 x 52 x 226 mm 186.0mm x 139.0mm x 46.0mm
Interfaces * 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
* 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)
Datasheet Huawei B525 Datasheet(PDF) Huawei B315 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B525 User Manual(PDF) Huawei B315 Manual(PDF)
Other features  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN VoIP, DHCP, NAT, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, Firewall, Port forwarding, DMZ, ALG, Remote management
Firmware download Huawei B525 firmware Huawei B315s Firmware
Driver Huawei B525 driver Huawei B315s driver
Reviews Huawei B525 Review Huawei B315 Review
Price 259.00USD 169.00USD

Conclusion

 

From the specs of the two routers in the table, we can see the Huawei 4G Router B525 supports LTE Category 6 networks with carrier aggregation, so it could achieve download speed up to 300Mbps, which is almost the double of that of B315 Router. This should be the key difference between the two routers. As we can see, the Huawei B525 has only two variant models: Huawei B525s-23a and B525s-65a. Huawei B315 has more variant models such as B315s-936, B315s-22, B315s-607 and B315s-608 etc.. The variant models support different LTE frequency bands for various network carriers worldwide. So if you will use the Huawei router with rare LTE frequency bands, you may not get support from Huawei B525 currently. However, if the Huawei B525 could support the LTE bands from your network providers, buy a Huawei B525 router would be right. Of course, the advanced Huawei B525 with CA would be with a higher price than B315, but not too much. And the LTE-A router Huawei B525 would definitely provide faster speed than B315 with same network conditions.

Huawei B525 VS Huawei E5186

As the top telecom equipment supplier, Huawei 4G Routers are very popular in many countries based on high quality and stable performance for internet connection. And we also find some huawei wireless routers have similar specifications, i.e they support same LTE category, same LTE download speed etc. For example, we found Huawei had presented the LTE cat.6 routers such as Huawei B525 (new model) and E5186 (old model). Those who want to buy Huawei 4G LTE cat6 routers may feel confused which one to choose because they are too similar. Today, we will have a look at what’s the difference between the two Huawei LTE routers.

Huawei E5186 and B525 are both 4G LTE Wireless router supporting LTE CAT6, which means they both could achieve LTE download speed to 300mbps and upload speed to 50mbps technically. As the old model, huawei E5186 had been available for almost two years and very popular in Europe and Australia. The Huawei B525 was just available from second half of 2017.

 

Here now in the market, the most popular model for the two Huawei routers are Huawei B525s-23a and Huawei E5186s-22a. They cover the most common LTE frequency bands in Europe, Middle East and Asia. With support of LTE band 32, B525s-23a is more up to date than E5186. However, they both work for LTE-A network and have Ethernet interfaces for WAN & LAN. And as the typical feature for 4G LTE Routers, they both have the SIM card slot. So they are both 4G WiFi Routers with SIM card slot and Ethernet port.

Appearance 

 

Huawei B525 is the most recent desktop LTE gateway from Huawei, which is in littler size than E5186. With the measurement of 163 mm x 52 mm x 226 mm, there are control, Wi-Fi, flag quality, organize mode and LAN/WAN marker at the front board of the B525. At the back interface of the B525, there are 4 x RJ45 ports for WAN/LAN, 1 x RJ11 port, 1 x USB port and power connector plug. Furthermore, there are additionally two connectors for external antennas. Regarding the Huawei E5186, the dimension is 194 x 177 x 64 mm, and there are control, arrange mode, WiFi, voice and flag pointers on the front board. Two SMA connectors for external antenna, 4 x RJ45 ports for WAN/LAN, 2 x RJ11 ports for VoLTE and phone, 1 x USB port for capacity and power connector plug are located in a line.

From the appearance, we could get little contrast from the B525 and E5186, one is with 1 RJ45 port, and the other is with 2 RJ45 port. If you prefer black color, Huawei B525 has black color available. Huawei E5186 has only white color available.

 

From the appearance, we can’t see what the real difference is. To be perfectly honest, for single client who needs to purchase Huawei LTE CPE, they both could do well. One could fully replace the other.

Technical Features

 

The band bolt is supported by Huawei B525, which can’t discover in LTE CPE E5186. That implies you could run the B525 to a particular frequency bands from the setup menu of web UI. This is a helpful element when the administrator wants to select preferred network frequency to surf internet. Huawei B525 supports L2TP VPN setting. At the point when L2TP VPN is enabled, the throughput execution will back off, the maximum speed can up to 50Mbps (subject to network environment). On this point, Huawei E5186 doesn’t have such feature.

 

 

For all Huawei LTE CPEs, there are diverse sub-variant models for various network frequency bands and carriers. For Huawei E5186, there are two adaptations accessible: E5186s-61a (Band 3/7/28/40) and E5186S-22a (Band 1/3/7/8/20/38).  The new model Huawei B525, provides the most well known sub-models B525s-23a (Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38), in addition to Huawei B525s-65a (Band 1/3/5/7/8/19/20/26/28/38/40/41 FDD1700/1400mhz) and Huawei B525s-95a (supported LTE bands unknown now). From the sub variants, we can see that the B525 seems more powerful on the LTE bands support than that of E5186, which means Huawei B525 could be used more widely with more network providers.

 

Conclusion 

 

From the appearance and technical features, we can there are some difference between the Huawei E5186 and B525. However, for most users, the different features may not influence the usage of the Huawei LTE router. And even Huawei B525 is newer model with new features, the Huawei B525 price is not as good as Huawei E5186, which is also an important factor for users to consider. But if you need to purchase band 32 CPE, Huawei B525 is the right model. In summary, huawei B525 is newer with more feature and powerful, but with higher price. Huawei E5186 has decent functions for common use, if you don’t have specific requirements, the lower price may be attracting.

Huawei B525s-23a 4G LTE Router Review

The Huawei B525s-23a router was presented to public since 2016 and now is particularly popular with many network operators. In Austria and Germany, the Huawei B525 router is offered together with various fixed network alternatives with LTE data radio. It is a network device that can handle 4G speeds up to category 6 and supports all relevant frequencies in Europe and Aisa. The specifications of Huawei B525 is very similar to Huawei E5186s-22a. A telephone system is integrated and, if required, external SMA antennas can be mounted to improve signal reception.

Huawei B525 B525s-23a

 

Features and Specifications of Huawei B525s-23a
Manufacturer and Model Number: Huawei B525s-23a
chipset: HiSilicon Cat. 6
LTE Category: Cat. 6
Download rate: 300 Mbps
Upload rate: 50 Mbps
Supported LTE Bands: 800, 900, 1500, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz
Backwards compatible with: HSPA+ (42.2 Mbps), UMTS, Edge, GPRS, GSM
Support for LTE-Advanced: Yes
MIMO Support: No
Connection for external antenna: Yes, sma connector(Buy Huawei B525 LTE Antenna)
Telephone
With integrated telephone system: Yes
Connection for ISDN phones: No
Connection for analogue phones: Yes, 1
DECT: No
integrated answering machine: Yes
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN ports: 4
WLAN standards: WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
5 GHz WLAN support: Yes
Encryption: WEP, WPA, WPA2
WLAN hotspot function: Yes
Others
Battery pack: no battery available
Dimension: 226 x 163 x 52 mm
USB: a port (2.0)
Memory card expansion: No
release: 2017
Price: about 200 euros (as of February 2018)
available at: »On www.4gltemall.com
More Information
Manual as PDF » Download the manual here (PDF)
Detailed data sheet: » Download the Specs here (PDF)

 

 Huawei B525 B525s-23a

 

Huawei B525s-23a – fast internet without landline

The Chinese manufacturer Huawei is known to equip not only the network operators directly, but also the end customers with its routers. For example, the B525s-23a can be found in Austria as HomeNet by T-Mobile and in Germany as HomeSpot by O2. The Huawei B525 was released in the late summer of 2016 and reached the German market about a year later. Even today, the Huawei B525 LTE Router should satisfy many users as a replacement for a DSL, cable, or fiber interface, after all, up to 300 Mbit/s are offered in the download. The actual speed varies depending on the operator and location of the router. The internet connection requires a micro SIM card. If this is plugged in, the data can be transferred over the WLAN. The 5 GHz frequency is supported, which means that the bandwidth of the 802.11ac module with a maximum of 1.6 Gbit/s. A wired connection to end devices such as notebooks and desktop computers is also possible thanks to four LAN ports up to 1 Gbit/s.

Huawei B525 B525s-23a interfaces

 

 

Other features of the Huawei B525s-23a

The WPS function ensures comfortable and secure networking with the home network, and a firewall also monitors Internet traffic. Remote administration can also be done via a web interface. Alternatively, the smartphone and the app belonging to the B525s-23a Hi-Link is used for the maintenance. The telephone jack can be used to connect landline devices managed by the router with the integrated telephone system. This also has an answering machine, calls can also be made via VoIP. Furthermore, a Cortex-A9 processor is used, which takes care of the administration of the data transfers.

Huawei B525 B525s-23a label

A great feature is the ability to use two external SMA antennas to be able to infect the Huawei B525s-23a. This optimizes the signal performance of the router. The antennas are not included and must be purchased separately. Last but not least, the USB socket is mentioned, which can connect to the memory sticks. Unfortunately, this interface is not very fast due to the outdated 2.0 standard.

Huawei B525 B525s-23a sim card slot

 

Huawei B525s-23a – Design and Availability

The Huawei B525s-23a router is available in white and black colors, the body was designed restrained. The router is presented in a rectangular design with a gray bar, which has various indicators. Thus the operating mode and the LTE signal strength can be read. All ports are on the back of the B525s-23a. Here now, the unlocked Huawei B525s-23a is available on www.4gltemall.com . If you need the Huawei E5186 router or latest Huawei B618 router, you can also get from 4gltemall.com.

Huawei B525 B525s-23a power and WPS button

 

HUAWEI B315s-22 4G LTE WiFi Router Review

The Huawei B315s-22 is a 4G router for family use. Like its predecessor Huawei B593s-22, it allows sharing the 4G connection in WIFI with a valid SIM card from a network operator, and of course, the SIM card must has a data plan. Thus, in places where ADSL is of poor quality but 4G is available, it would be necessary to replace the ADSL and use the new Huawei B315s-22 with new contract from 4G network provider.

Huawei B315 4G Router

Huawei B315s-22 Technical Specifications

  • Height: 186mm Width: 139mm Depth: 46mm Weight: 275gram
  • Frequency bands: LTE/UMTS/GSM (4G LTE-FDD 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz 4G LTE-TDD 2600MHz). However, frequency 700MHz is supported on band 28.
  • LTE Speed: Donwload up to 150Mbps / Upload up to 50Mbp
  • 2 SMA antenna jacks
  • 1 USB port
  • Wifi 802.11b/g/n
  • Supported number of wireless connections: Up to 32 devices
  • 4 Gigabit LAN ports/1 WAN/LAN port
  • 1 RJ11 port
  • Normal SIM card (no micro SIM or nano SIM, you may need an adapter if you use Micro SIM or Nano SIM.)

Huawei B315 4G Router2

Configuring Huawei B315s-22

The configuration of this type of router does not pose any difficulty. It is normally enough to insert the SIM, start the router, connect to the address http://192.168.1.1 after having connected to the B315 router’s WIFI (name and wifi key available behind or below) and then launch the quick configuration in the interface (login name and password are both default as “admin”).

This router is also controllable using the mobile application HUAWEI HiLink available on android or ios. User can manage the router settings from smartphones and Pads.

Huawei B315 LTE CPE

Our Opinion about Huawei B315

The Huawei B315s-22 is an excellent 4G router. The main difference with the HUAWEI B593s-22 is that it has better 4G reception, it only has one RJ11 port, it does not support the SIP protocol and it does not allow the router to use only the 4G. Thus, if the 4G/LTE signal is not very powerful, it switches itself in 3G or worse in 2G. However, you can connect an external 4G/LTE antenna to change this situation. You can connect a phone using the RJ11 jack (you need a T/Rj11 adapter if you have an old handset) to make calls using the sim card number 06 or 07 (If it is not just a data card).

For most cases, the Huawei B315s-22 is enough for most users with the support of LTE download speed to 150mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. But if there is LTE advanced or LTE-A pro network available, it’s also better to try the latest Huawei E525, Huawei E5186 or Huawei B618 Routers. We suppose one of them would definitely meet your demand for home or office wireless network.

Huawei E5180 Cube for Congstar Homespot Test

At the IFA, congstar presented its first mobile phone tariff at the beginning of September, which also officially foresees the use of Telekom’s LTE network. However, the offer can only be used in a certain place, for example, to have a broadband internet connection in the caravan, at the campsite or in the student residence.

 

In the contract, congstar presented a WLAN Cube, also a suitable router manufactured by Huawei, which converts the LTE Internet access into a WLAN signal, which then makes it possible to provide internet for smartphones, tablets and notebooks with a wireless Internet access supply. A device can also be connected directly to the WLAN Cube using an Ethernet cable.

We have s the opportunity to test the homespot rate of congstar together with the WLAN Cube since last week. The SIM card must be inserted into the router slot. The WLAN Cube is then supplied with power via the included power supply unit. The PIN of the SIM card must then be entered. This works via the configuration menu of the router, which can be reached at address 192.168.8.1 via a connected smartphone, tablet or notebook. For future use, the SIM PIN can be stored so that it does not have to be entered again.

Congstar Homespot from Huawei E5180

 

The WLAN access data and the homespot model are to be found on the underside of the router, which in the original is called Huawei E5180. After initial commissioning, the SSID as well as the password can be customized. In addition, users have the option of switching from the automatic selection of the WLAN channel to manual selection. The WLAN Cube is supported only by the much heavily overloaded 2.4 GHz range. If you want to use a 5 GHz router, you have to check other models such as the latest Huawei B525 and Huawei E5186 wireless gateway. If you want to use your own router instead of the congstar WLAN Cube, you have to make sure that it has the LTE standard and the frequency ranges used around 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz.

 

However, the test also showed that congstar Homespot is not only working with 4G network. If LTE is not available at the desired location, the cube would work on 3G or 2G network automatically. We have switched the WLAN Cube, however, experimentally via the configuration menu to the GSM-only mode. Afterwards we were shown a strong signal.

 

In addition to the signal strength of the received mobile network, the configuration menu for the Huawei E5180 router also shows the current connection time and the transferred data volume. The WLAN status and information about the connected users are also available.

 

congstar as well as the manufacturer Huawei officially speak the E5180 Cube of a WLAN range of up to 250 meters. We have not achieved this value in practice. However, the signal is quite comparable to that of a classic DSL router like an AVM FRITZ! Box 7490. A mobile hotspot is much weaker. If, for example, a Huawei E5776 is only sufficient for supplying a small apartment or a hotel room, the congstar WLAN Cube can quite well cover a one-family house with wireless Internet access.

 

 

Speed Test Good

We have continuous operated the wireless hotspot over several days. Internet access was always reliably available. A restart of the router was not required to stay on reception. The two lights on the outside of the device, which on the one hand display WLAN availability and, at the very least, the current strength of the received LTE signal, is practical.

 

Over several days, we have examined the data transfer rates offered by congstar’s internet access. The provider itself provides up to 20 MBit/s in the downstream. This value was also achieved in the test, whereby the LTE signal strength also plays a role here. If only a medium reception level is displayed on the router, the data throughput also drops.

 

 

On average, we reached between 20 and 21 MBit/s in the downstream and 5 to 6.5 MBit/s in the upstream. The response times were between 17 and 25 ms. The congstar homespot therefore provided similar performance data, such as a VDSL-25 connection in the fixed network. Even the somewhat higher latencies compared to the fixed net do not make themselves noticeable with normal surfing, with the use of e-mails, fairs, etc. It may not be the case for gamers, who need the lowest possible ping times.

 

It should be borne in mind that our performance tests have only been carried out at the location in Hessian Spessart, which is registered as the usage address for the congstar Homespot. We also carried out measurements on different days and at different times of the day. The results were quite similar, with Telekom’s LTE-800 radio cell, which is available here, with a unrestricted data SIM generally providing data rates between 40 and 50 MBit/s in the downstream.

However, our results are not comparable to data rates and ping times at other sites. Depending on the number of users and the user behavior, depending on the network configuration and capacity, there can be significant differences. Above all, in cities it is quite possible that the well-developed LTE network of the Telekom has some overloading phenomena.

 

In summary, the Huawei E5180 congstar homespot is good for wireless supply at a house, but missing the 5GHz WiFi band. The Ethernet port is also good for desktop and the internet speed is also good for most cases. If you would like to know more Huawei 4G router, welcome to check here: https://www.4gltemall.com/4g-wireless-router/huawei-4g-lte-wifi-router.html

Huawei B525 4G LTE Cat6 Router Review

More and more network providers in the world are upgrading their LTE network to LTE-advanced with carrier aggregation technology. Consequently, LTE terminals are demanded by the carriers and end users. As we had introduced before, the Huawei E5186 LTE router is the world’s first LTE-advanced router for LTE Category 6, and it was available in the market for almost two years.

Here now, huawei release a new LTE Cat6 router, the model number is Huawei B525. Supporting LTE Cat6 up to 300Mbps download speed, huawei B525 4G Router could connect easily with up to 64 users at top speed to the internet. So Huawei B525 router could be always accessible for you and your friends in office or at home for high speed internet access. The B525 router can be connected using a wireless LAN or Ethernet cable.

 

As we know, the Huawei B525 is already available for the network provider “Play” and “Telenor” in Europe. And the specific variant model number is Huawei B525s-23a. From the model, we can’t tell which LTE frequency bands are supported by the B525 router. But as a sub-model for European market, we suppose it should support LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38(800/900/1500/1800/2100/2600MHz,TDD 2600MHz). The router is also backward with 2G and 3G network.

From the appearance, we suppose the Huawei B525 comes from the Huawei B315 and of course get upgraded on technical specifications. In addition to 4 RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet ports, there is one RJ11 phone port. On the back, two connectors for external LTE antennas are covered by a cap. The connector type is SMA. Here we have two external LTE antenna for Huawei B525 as below. The powerful antennas ensure the best possible reception.

 

  1. Indoor LTE Antenna for Huawei B525 LTE Router:

http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-sma-connector.html

 

  1. If you prefer 4G outdoor antenna to get better signal, you could try below the antenna:

http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-lte-outdoor-antenna-2-x-sma-connectors.html

 

Below are the technical specifications from the network providers in Europe for reference:

Network

* LTE FDD (2600/2100/1800/1500/900/800 MHz), LTE TDD (2600 MHz),

* DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/UMTS (2100/900 MHz), GSM/GPRS/EDGE (1900/1800/900/850 MHz)

 

WLAN

* Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac (max. 64 users)

 

Connections

* 2 x external antenna connectors (SMA J1.5)

* 4 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, one WAN port

* 1 x USB 2.0 ports

* 2 x external antennas

* 1 x power adapter

* 1 x 1.5 m Ethernet cable and 1 USB cable

Data transfer speeds

* The theoretical maximum speed of the LTE network: DL 300 Mbit/s/ UL 50 Mbit/s

* The theoretical maximum speed of DC-HSPA+ network DL 42Mbit/s / 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM: MicroSIM card slot on the side of the device

Dimensions (WxDxH): 226 × 52 × 163 mm

Weight: 370 g without power supply

 

If you want to get the unlocked Huawei B525 Router, welcome to check www.4gltemall.com .

 

 

 

 

 

Huawei B525 4G LTE Cat6 Router Released

Huawei presented a new 4G LTE advanced Router with carrier aggregation. The model number is B525, also named Huawei 4G Router Prime. With LTE cat6, Huawei B525 could achieve download speed to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. The similar predecessor Huawei E5186 router was available for almost two year and it’s the most popular 4G LTE Cat6 router.

HUAWEI B525 B525S-23A (1)

Huawei B525 is the latest desktop router LTE this manufacturer. It combines the advantages of the well-known devices Huawei B315 and B310 router. Users can use the interface WLAN 802.11ac (max. 786 Mbps) or 4 Gigabit LAN ports. Huawei B525 router allows you to get connections for up to 64 wireless devices with transfer speeds up to 300 Mbps in LTE category 6.  This means that the the use of the network is very fast and convenient regardless of the intensity. Even when using multiple devices at the same time you can browse the Internet or transfer data without losing liquidity connection.

HUAWEI B525 B525S-23A (2)

The B525 Router will also likely equipped RJ11 port for voice, which will provide telephone communication in the GSM network (2G / 3G) or based on VoIP technology (3G, 4G). Huawei router B525s has two SMA connectors for connecting external antennas and it allows you to connect up to four devices using the standard LAN ports, what’s more, up to 64 devices could access internet through WiFi. It’s perfect for people who often need to share mobile internet for several devices at the same time.

HUAWEI B525 B525S-23A (3)

To connect to the internet, you need only a few minutes. Just follow the instructions”Quick Setup” included within the web interfaces and you will enjoy access the network through Huawei B525S Router. Below are the details specifications for Huawei B525 for reference.

 

 

Huawei B525 Specifications:
* Max. Transfer speed: 300 Mbps (DL) / 50 Mbps (UL)

* Backwards compatibility: 3G, EDGE, GPRS

* Frequencies of operation:

– LTE FDD 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz

– Dual-band HSPA+ – 900 / 2100 MHz

– Quad-band EDGE / GPRS – GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
* Standard WLAN: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac

* Ethernet RJ-45: 4x 10/100 / 1000Mbps

* Internal WLAN antenna

* Socket for external antenna: 2 x SMA

* Phone Jack: 1x RJ11 (VoIP, CS voice)

* Local management of the browser

* Dimensions: 226 x 153 x 52 mm

* System requirements: Windows XP SP3 or later, Mac OS x 10.7 or later

* Built-in slot for the SIM card: yes (microSIM)

* Sim lock: no

HUAWEI B525 B525S-23A (4)

If you need the external antenna for Huawei B525 Router, we would like to recommend below the two antennas. We had tested the antennas and they can work well with Huawei B525 LTE Router:

http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-sma-connector.html

4G LTE Indoor Antenna (2 x SMA Connectors) for Huawei/ZTE 4G LTE Routers/Gateway/LTE CPE

 

If you prefer 4G outdoor antenna to get better signal, you could try below the antenna:

http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-lte-outdoor-antenna-2-x-sma-connectors.html

4G LTE Outdoor Antenna (2 x SMA Connectors) for Huawei/ZTE 4G LTE Routers/Gateway/LTE CPE

Five LTE Cat6 Home/Office Routers to Recommend

More and more people are enjoying the life with 4G LTE networks, which changes our lives invisibly. Even LTE is more and more popular; many customers are demanding faster surfing speed for large data transmission or online games. And the network providers are not stopping at the current LTE cat3 and cat4 networks. Many carriers are trying to upgrade the current LTE to LTE –Advanced to meet the customers’ requirements for better experience. With the upgraded LTE networks with carrier aggregation, customers can get much faster speed on LTE cat6 than current LTE cat4. Today, we would like to recommend a few LTE Category 6 routers for home or SOHO office.

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Huawei B525

Huawei B525 is the latest 4G Router Cat.6 supporting DL speed to 300mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps, please check the details specs below:

Model Huawei B525
Product type LTE WiFi Router with Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.6
Chipset HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B525s-23a: Band  1/3/7/8/20/32/38
B525s-65a: Band  1/3/4/5/7/8/20/19/26/28/32/38/40/41
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 64 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B525 external antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM
Battery NO
Dimensions 163 x 52 x 226 mm
Interfaces * 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 B525 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei B525 User Manual(PDF)
Other features  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN
Firmware download Huawei B525 firmware
Driver Huawei B525 driver
Reviews Huawei B525 Review
Price/USD 259.00USD

Huawei B525 is the best buy Cat6 WiFi router, if you want to buy it, click here: https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-b525-4g-lte-cat6-wireless-router.html

Huawei E5186

Huawei E5186 is the world’s first 4G LTE Cat6 router for LTE advanced networks. With the carrier aggregation technology, users can access internet and surfing at 300mbps download speed and 50Mbps upload. The download speed is almost double faster than that from LTE CAT4, which could achieve download speed to 150mbps. To support various LTE frequency bands from different carriers, the Huawei E5186 CPE has two sub-models now as below:

* Huawei E5186s-22a: LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20/38 (FDD 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz, TDD 2600MHz)

Huawei E5186s-61a: LTE Band 3/7/28/40 (FDD 700/1800/2600MHz TDD 2300MHz)

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Of course, the 3G DC-HSPA+/UMTS and quad-band GSM networks are backward compatible. The WiFi standard is 802.11a/b/g/n/ac on dual bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz). What’s more, the Huawei E5186 could support up to 64 wireless devices to access the internet through WiFi. And there are four RJ45 ports for LAN, one of which is also for WAN. Two RJ11 ports are for a telephone. One USB port and one SIM card slot are available. There is also the possibility to connect an external antenna to the E1586 router, on the back, there are two connectors for external antennas.

 

Huawei E5186 is a typical 4G LTE Router and as we know, it’s the best seller of LTE Cat6 router. If you want to know more details about it, click here: http://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-e5186-4g-cat6-802-11ac-lte-cpe.html

 

 

Huawei E5175

Very few people know the Huawei E5175 LTE Router perhaps because it’s also not listed in Huawei official site. And we also don’t get any information about the router available for any network providers. Perhaps it’s just a test model? We can’t get the answer.

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The appearance of Huawei E5175 is similar to Huawei E5186, especially the interface ports, almost copying from E5186. It’s said Huawei E5175 is presented earlier than E5186, but it’s about to end of life. The Huawei E5175 technical specifications are the same as that of E5186 router.

If you want to know more details about Huawei E5175 4G Router, welcome to click here: http://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-e5175-4g-lte-wireless-gateway.html

 

 

Vodafone B4000

If you are familiar with Huawei wireless gateways, you may know the Vodafone B4000 is the customized Huawei E5186. The predecessor model Vodafone B3000 comes from Huawei B593s-22. On the Vodafone router, the Huawei logo is changed to Vodafone. And the firmware is customized for Vodafone. Other features and functions are completely the same as Huawei E5186.

vodafone-b4000

So if you don’t like the Vodafone brand, Huawei E5186 could fully replace Vodafone B4000. If you want to know more details about Vodafone B4000, click here: http://www.4gltemall.com/vodafone-b4000-4g-lte-cat6-wifi-router.html

 

ZTE MF286

ZTE is always following the steps of Huawei and presents similar products to huawei. So the appearance of ZTE MF286 somewhat looks like Huawei E5186. The interfaces in MF286 are the same to E5186. The chipset of ZTE MF286 is Qualcomm WTR3925 and MDM9230. But Huawei E5186 is on its own chipset. The highlight of ZTE MF286 is that there is an inserted battery with 3000mAh, which means user can take MF286 outdoor or on the go. Other features are similar to E5186. We usually say ZTE is copying Huawei, but we also see the innovation in ZTE products.

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If you want to know more details about ZTE MF286, click here:

http://www.4gltemall.com/zte-mf286-4g-lte-cat6-router.html

 

 

ZyXEL LTE4506 

Unlike the three LTE routers above, the ZyXEL LTE4506 is in the shape of cube, which looks like Huawei E5180 LTE Cube. LTE4506 can support up to 32 wireless users. There is a micro-USB connector for charging and a Gigabit LAN port, for connecting wired devices. Frankly speaking, the design of the ZyXEL LTE4506 is cool, if you want to know more details about it, click here:

http://www.4gltemall.com/zyxel-lte4506-4g-lte-cat6-router.html

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We believe there will be more LTE Cat6 router available in near future, but currently the above the five LTE routers are the best for LTE advanced networks with CA. There is no doubt that Huawei is dominating this LTE advanced technology. In the above routers, Huawei E5186 is the most popular and mostly recommended. But before you get the right one, check the network compatibility first with your carriers.