Huawei 4G Router 3 Prime B818 Review

Huawei B818 was introduced two years ago but recently, Huawei supplied this new 4G wireless router to the market and some network providers. Huawei B818 4G router Prime has two variant models now: Huawei B818-260 and B818-263. The Huawei B818-263 is also named Huawei 4G Router 3 Prime.

 

The Huawei B818 is a 5G ready router (LTE Cat. 19). The Huawei 4G WiFi router is unlocked – works without any problems with any network with a maximum download speed of up to 1600 Mbit/s, and sending up to 150 Mbit/s. The router has many languages available for web interface settings and is easy to use. The full package content includes: Huawei B818 router, power supply, RJ-45 cable, user manual, warranty card and white box.

 

Huawei B818 is a stationary router that can support up to 64 devices (32 on 2.4 and 5.0 GHz). It has a built-in Ethernet socket; you can connect two external antennas (3G and LTE) to it. You can conveniently manage the router using the HiLink application (available on Android and iOS platforms). The Huawei B818 router has a WPS button that makes it easy to pair devices with the router. Huawei B818 is the successor to the well-known Huawei B618s.

 

The main Specifications of the Huawei 4G Router 3 Prime:

  • SIM unlocked for global use
  • Download speed up to 1600 Mbit/s (LTE category 19)
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless network
  • Support up to 64 connected devices
  • Support for every network in Poland (and Europe)
  • 2 x LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
  • 1 x WAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
  • LTE download speed up to 150 Mbit/s
  • Management option via the Huawei HiLink application

 

Huawei B818-263 Applications:

  • Huawei 4G Router 3 Prime is a very fast LTE cat. 19 router. It can support up to 64 users at the same time, so it’s perfect for both home and office. Thanks to 4×4 MIMO technology that increases the throughput of your local network several times, you will get a fantastic speed of up to 1.6 Gbit/s. The device is equipped with 4 internal antennas that extend the data transmission range by 40% and guarantee you a strong and stable signal also in large, multi-level rooms.
  • Huawei 4G Router 3 Prime is very easy to use thanks to the Huawei application. It will help you find the best location for the router, and will also allow you to independently manage network traffic, parental control, network protection or guest accounts. What’s more, the router will provide you with several levels of security: encryption, network security against unauthorized persons and quick logout of unauthorized users.

Smooth operation

  • HUAWEI B818 gives you uninterrupted Internet access thanks to the combination of a mobile network and an Ethernet connection. Get access to fast internet using Wi-Fi or a network cable. You can also create your own local network.

Powerful antenna

Support up to 64 users

  • HUAWEI B818 sensationally meets the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises supporting use by up to 64 people via a Wi-Fi connection.

 

 

Here is the general Specification of Huawei 4G Router 3 Prime B818:

Supported bands: LTE Cat19 / HSPA+ / HSDPA / HSUPA / HSDPA / HSPA / UMTS / WCDMA / EDGE / GSM

Data download: up to 1600 Mbps

Data upload: up to 150 Mbps

Connectors:

  • SIM card slot
  • 2 LAN (RJ45) inputs,
  • WAN / LAN port (RJ45),
  • Entry to the telephone port (RJ11),
  • Two switches on the external antenna.

WLAN: WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

LED diodes:

  • Cellular network signal strength indicators,
  • Power indicator
  • Status indicator
  • LAN indicator
  • Wi-Fi indicator
  • Mode indicator.

Functions:

  • Administrative website, full router management using a web browser from a computer or mobile device (also using the Huawei HiLink App mobile application),
  • 2 SSID,
  • WPS
  • Limit on the number of Wi-Fi devices (up to 64),
  • Choice of Wi-Fi channel width and number,
  • SMS support,
  • DHCP
  • Remembering the SIM card PIN,
  • Counter and data limit
  • List of blocked Wi-Fi devices,
  • Login Manager.

Dimensions: 102 x 103 x 225 mm

Weight: 620 g

Huawei B818 VS Huawei B618

Huawei B818 WiFi router was introduced for a long time but was recently available in the market. Perhaps because the 5G network development is delayed in many countries, the LTE advanced Pro network is still the main development trend. As the top equipment supplier, Huawei presented the Huawei B818 4G Router two years ago but until recently, the Huawei B818 is available to buy. The processor Huawei B618 was the best seller of 4G Wireless Routers in past years. The two Huawei 4G Wireless Routers looks similar, many customers want to know what the difference is between the Huawei B818 and B618 router. Today we will have a check the comparison of the two routers.

 

 

Huawei B818 VS Huawei B618 Specifications and Features

 

Model Huawei B818 Huawei B618
Product type LTE WiFi Router LTE WiFi Router
Category LTE Cat.19 LTE Cat.9/ Cat.11
Chipset HiSilicon Balong V7R65 HiSilicon Balong 750
LTE Data rates DL 1.6Gbps/UL 150Mbps DL 600Mbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands Huawei B818-260: Band 1/3/7/8/20/28/32/38/42
Huawei B818-263: 1/3/5/7/8/20/26/28/32/38/40/41/42/43
B618s-22d: Band 1/3/7/8/20/38
B618s-65d: 1/3/5/7/8/28/40
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 64 users 64 users
MIMO 8 X 8 MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO
Antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B818 External Antenna Huawei B618 Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO
Dimensions 103 x 103 x 225mm 95 × 95 × 208mm
Interfaces * 1 x LAN port(45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
* 2 x external LTE antenna ports
* 1 x LAN port(45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
* 2 x external LTE antenna ports
Datasheet Huawei B818 Datasheet Huawei B618 Datasheet
User Manual Huawei B818 User Manual Huawei B618 User Manual
Other features DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT, VoLTE, IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT, VoLTE, IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack
Firmware download Huawei B818 firmware Huawei B618 firmware
Driver Huawei B818 driver Huawei B618 driver
Reviews Huawei B818 Review Huawei B618s-22d Review
Price/USD 499.00USD 449.00USD

 

 

From the table, we can see the upgrade model Huawei B818 supports fast LTE download speeds and it supports more LTE frequency bands. Other features are very similar on the two Huawei LTE routers. The body of Huawei B818 is larger than Huawei B618 router. Of course the latest Huawei B818 price is higher than Huawei B618 price.

 

Huawei B818(Vodafone GigaCube Cat19) LTE Router Review

In March 2019, Huawei supplied the new LTE WiFi Router B818 to Vodafone and the B818 router got a new name “Vodafone GigaCube Cat19” as the successor to the old model Vodafone GigaCube B528. Per the description from Vodafone, the Huawei B818 router could achieve download speeds up to 1.6Gigabits per second and upload speeds up to 150Mbps based on the LTE Category 19. It’s the fastest LTE router from Huawei now. For the Vodafone GigaCube Cat19, Huawei offer the model number B818-260.

HUAWEI B818 Router

Huawei B818 Specifications and Appearance

Although the Huawei B818 GigaCube Cat19 is the successor to the first generation GigaCube Huawei B528, the appearance of B818 looks more similar to the Huawei B618 Router. The Huawei B818 router is integrated with HiSilicon Balong V7R65 modem which supports LTE Cat19 with 256QAM, and up to 8 x 8 MIMO Antenna technology. As the sayings from Vodafone, the GigaCube Cat19 B818 supports speed up to 500Mbps, but theoretically with a suitably equipped LTE network, significantly higher speeds are possible.

HUAWEI B818 Router LED indicators

The Huawei B818 router WLAN works on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and, in addition to the standard network, also enables a guest network. Thanks to 3 × 3 MIMO antenna technology, speeds of around 1.3 GBit/s can be reached via WLAN.

 

Huawei B818 Supported Frequency Bands

The Huawei B818-260 supports all the popular LTE frequency bands in Europe and Asia: Band 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 32, 38 and 42. For those who prefer to have it in MHz: 700, 800, 900, 1500, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz are supported for FDD-LTE, 2600 and 3500 MHz for TDD-LTE. The Huawei B818 is thus very well prepared for the future!

HUAWEI B818 Gigabit Ports

Huawei B818 Interfaces

The Huawei B818 has two RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports on the back. A LAN cable is already included. There is also a USB port and two TS-9 ports for an external LTE antenna. On the bottom, the micro-SIM card is inserted. Various LEDs indicate the operating status on the front.

 

The power consumption is according to Huawei at a maximum of 24 watts. A battery is not integrated in the Huawei B818 LTE router.

HUAWEI B818 IMEI and WiFi key word

Huawei B818 Price and Avaialability

Huawei B818 is now only available for Vodafone Contract, if you need the unlocked unit, you have to wait for more time. But it would be long. The Huawei B818 price in unlocked version would be more expensive than the locked one.