HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Stick

The latest LTE stick E392 is from the Chinese manufacturer Huawei, as one of the most popular and best 4G modems, HUAWEI E392 is available for many operators worldwide. Based on reliable network compatibility, HUAWEI E392 is very good 4G Dongle for user. More about the strengths, key features and other relevant characters can be found below for E392 LTE Modem.

LTE features and characteristics of the HUAWEI E392

Manufacturer and type designation E392 (Huawei)
Download rate 100 Mbit/s
Upload rate 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands LTE 800/900/1800/2100 and 2600MHz
backward compatible with: GPRS, EDGE, UMTS (2100/900 MHz),
DC-HSPA+ / HSPA+ and HSDPA, GSM frequencies 850/900/1800/1900MHz (Quad-band)
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
Connector for external antenna yes, 2 antenna connector( TS-9 is present)
LTE category: LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) modem
Chipset MDM9200 Qualcomm
Dimensions (LxWxH) (W x H x D) 14mm x 35mm x100mm and 40 grams
USB standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion Yes, MicroSD up to 32 GB
Compatible Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS (10.5)
Review E392 Review
Manual PDF unfortunately not yet available online



HUAWEI E392 Not available in Germany


So far, Huawei is the major vendor for LTE and had supplied the major LTE network operators in Germany. Previously, HUAWEI had supplied the Speed Stick LTE for Telekom, and the K5005 for Vodafone, they are from the factory modem named Huawei E398. HUAWEI E392 is actually not a typo, it’s a newer model with a lower number than the older model E398.  The original HUAWEI E392 4G Stick (without logo of Vodafone or Telekom) so far is not available in Germany. Users could get it from . The compact USB stick is also LTE Category 3 USB Stick and could completely replace HUAWEI E398.




The stick E392 supports casually pretty much everything that is common to worldwide radio standards. In LTE (4G), E392 stick supports the frequency bands 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. Here, in Germany rather LTE800, 1800 and 2600 are relevant. So the HUAWEI E392 could work with other European countries 4G networks. Also the 3G spectrum is almost completely covered. The E392 supports UMTS at 900,1900 and 2100 MHz in the standard DC-HSPA+/ HSPA+/ HSDPA and HSUPA. In the 2G networks users can access in the bands GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz (Quad-band).
Based on the LTE technology, the E392 could transmit data with both FDD and TDD. These are two different duplex methods. For FDD (frequency division duplex), which is common in Germany, there are 2 separate frequency bands to use to send and receive data simultaneously. For TDD (time division duplex), the sending and receiving transmitted on the same frequency band, but slightly delayed. FDD is to be found mainly in Asia. E-Plus also experimented with the technology, and this could perhaps bring in the future for use in Germany.



Anyone who uses a mobile LTE deal can theoretically explore the full power of the stick. This is a 100 Mbps stick for the download and it can be transmitted with a maximum of 50 Mbps. The HUAWEI E392 has provided two slots (MIMO) for connecting an external antenna. This often brings significant advantages in weak reception areas. The expandability via microSD card (up to 32GB) is now practically available. At just 40 grams of weight is also quite easy to take in hand or pocket.





The Huawei E392 is the perfect travel companion based on the huge range of supported standards. Those who usually travel the world will never be disappointed.

How to update the firmware of HUAWEI E3276 and E392?

When more and more users are enjoying the 4G LTE speed via 4G LTE Surfsticks, someone may face the problems caused by the 4G LTE modems. As one of the most popular surfstick, HUAWEI E392 is used by many operators in many countries.


If you want to update the firmware of HUAWEI E392, please follow below the steps to dashboard:


1. Download the latest firmware for HUAWEI E392

2. Disconnect from the internet and turn off your connection software

3. Make sure your computer is not connected to the internet.

4. Launch the software to update the modem

5. Follow the onscreen instructions.

6. Disconnect the USB modem from the computer and plug it again. Use the USB input as before.

7. Now the modem update


This update method and software is also usable for HUAWEI E398 and HUAWEI E3276 4G LTE Surfstick, so if you want to update your HUAWEI 4G LTE Modems, you can use the software and guide.

HUAWEI E397u-53 4G LTE FDD USB Modem Review

As one of the first group of 4G LTE USB Modem, Huawei E397 LTE FDD USB modem is not as popular as Huawei E398 or E392, perhaps because Huawei E397 supports the 4G frequency bands which are not commonly deployed by the operators.


Just like Huawei E398 4G LTE TDD FDD USB modem, there are also many variants for Huawei E397 4G USB modem, such as HUAWEI E397u-56, E397Bu-7, E397Bu-501, E397u-53 etc… Today, we get the Huawei E397 4G LTE modem in “Cricket” logo, it was customized by the operator cricket, but it’s already unlocked and SIM card free.



In the original box, the Huawei E397 looks cool. After open the box, we can see the Huawei E397 in compact design. In the back stick, the information indicates that this is the variant model Huawei E397u-53. And we can see the IMEI number of Huawei E397, code and made in China.




The USB of E397u-53 is in the body of the dongle, there is a movable button to cap it, users need to pull the button out and the USB would automatically flick out. The USB could rotate around 180 degrees. On the other side of the body, we can see the body logo “Cricket”.




At the side of the body, there is one hole for external antenna, one plastic cap covers the hole, user need to use finger to open it. At the other side, it’s the SIM card slot. So in this model Huawei E397u-53, there is only one external antenna connector for pigtail.


Per the information on the Internet, Huawei E397u-53 could support 4G LTE band 13(700MHz) and Band 20(800mMHz). So the HUAWEI E397u-53 would be more possibly usable in North America because the band 700 is the most common 4G Frequency in North America, especially in USA. What’s more, E397u-53 also supports 3G HSPA+ network 850/1900/2100MHz, which is for American bands.



The HUAWEI E397u-53 could also support extended 32GB Micro SD memory card, like other HUAWEI 4G USB Modem, it’s compatible with the usual operation system, Windows and Mac. If you want it to work with Linux, there must drive upgrade.


If you want to buy HUAWIE E397 4G LTE USB Modem, welcome to shop from .


Test Report of ZTE MF820D Web Stick on Sonera’s 4G Network

We received Sonera’s 4G USB dongle ZTE MF820D some time ago, so we decided to take a closer look clear what 4G is capable of. The timing is better now because the network is better and unlike a year ago.


The stick ZTE MF820D itself is quite slim, and fortunately the drive manufacturer ZTE, has equipped the device with comfortable compact design, so stick may be a usable position also signed two USB port HP despite the fact that the second port is connected to a USB mouse receiver.

This is a big plus, for example, ZTE MF820D could be change to another side if there is no enough space between two USB ports. And it would be hard for HUAWEI E392 4G TDD FDD Compact Stick to do this.

When the stick ZTE MF820D plug to PC, it starts Mobile Broadband application installation automatically. This is usual steps for all USB sticks, and it’s very nice that the installation is easy and seamless.


After starting the application asks for a PIN code, and this is required as long as the network is found. The delivery of a small error caused the PIN code window, and it shows that “You have 3 time remaining”, which should of course be “You have 3 tries left.”


Finding a network available seemed insanely slow, and before your stick found a network, it would take several minutes. This is a little bit disappointing, especially when we are trying the very fast networks.

After find the network, we started to test the speed of this 4G LTE stick. On the positive side were low pings, only HSPA+ network is usable, pings were about 40-50 ms range, which is enough to start playing in some degree of well.


Our office is in connection with the auto setting up a HSPA+, but even in practice, the data was transferred to a single channel speeds of truly commendable and we received 10 test average of 14.38 Mbit /s and the top result of 17.85 Mbit/s for download. The upload speed of the average, is 2.1 Mbit/s and a peak speed of 2.5 Mbit/s.


Then we let the ZTE MF820D 4G stick increased to 4G, by setting the network to “only 4G”, although the rates of test sites were weaker than HSPA+, respectively. It is only when we moved to the other side; we got to DC-HSDPA speeds. This is probably due to the fact that the test bench side of the base station Sonera does not support DC or LTE speeds and 4G speeds were forced into two within the post due to a low level. Only one side of the house, we got full use of poles, the speed increased commendable level. Speed tests average came now 30.68 Mbit/s, and the outside lane for outbound 19.01 Mbit/s with 30-40 ms level. Despite the fact that Sonera’s map, the office is “true 4G” in the region, these speeds were still better than DC-HSPA+, so the “real” about 4G was not yet in sight. Thus, we had to leave the sea to fish farther, to find the right 4G network.

So we packed our drive and the laptop in the car and we went to a place the Finnish phone manufacturer’s parking lot in the vicinity of which would certainly be an LTE base station. When we got to the scene, we immediately started to run speed tests and speeds up comfortably. Now, we average the resulting download 68.73mbps (peak 92.15 Mbit/s) and outgoing 33.25mbps (peak 35.54 Mbit/s). We also tested the speed by download a file from, and this became the fastest machine 7.5 MB/s and 729 MB download size took a total of 3 minutes and 22 seconds, so the average speed is 3.3 MB/s.


While the 100 Mbit/s speed was missed, offering a 4G stick speed is found near the base, while maintaining strong coverage and interference. This is especially appreciated by those who transfer over the Internet to a lot of large files and multimedia. However, it’s usually hard to get the peak download speed to 100Mbit/s. At this early stage, I would see myself DC-HSPA+ to bring the best value for the money until the LTE network is properly spread in all population centers even though the DC-HSPA+ seems slow at the beginning, the speed can always upgrade by calling your operator’s customer service.

As the results, it can be concluded that the 4G functionality of a 4G stick is strongly location-dependent and although the operator’s coverage map promises 4G speeds, this does not yet mean that the broadband speeds that reached the desired level. Before you purchase, it’s better for you to take a stick to test first, which many operators offer. It is the easiest, then select the contract, or buy unlocked 4G dongles from which certainly offers a sensible value for the money.


How to Set Up Huawei E392 Wireless Connection

4G LTE modems are more and more popular, when users experience the new technology; they also face the problem about setting the new dongles.


Actually, it’s not difficult to set a 4G modem. Today we will have a short introduction of how to set up Huawei E392 4G LTE FDD TDD Surf sticks. Huawei E392 is the most popular 4G LTE dongle all over the world, that’s why we choose this modem.



First step, users must install the software- named Mobile Partner, to PC. For different operators, the version of Mobile partner may vary, but basic functions are the same. If there is already Mobile Partner, it’s better to uninstall it and reinstall the new. Of course, I mean the first time you use the 4G modem.


Secondly, after the drivers are installed to PC, it’s time to set up the modem. Sometimes, the mobile partner may cannot detect SIM card or detected the SIM card is invalid, you need to switch out the E392 Modem from the PC and pull SIM card out and Re-plug it. Usually, it’s due the slow reflection from PC. The 4G software is configured with many new technology of data transmission, when it runs, it may cause the PC system run very slowly.



After the Mobile partner detected Huawei E392 and the SIM. Now click the head column “tools”, there is “Options”, then you can see there are “General”, Text Message, Profile Management and Network.


And then in the Profile Management, you need set below information:


– Profile Name:  4GLTEMALL (It’s just a name, you could write any name you like, default starts automatically)

– APN: Static check

– APN: @@@ (you need to check the APN of your SIM card provider and then enter the right one)

– Access number: * 99 #

– User name: 4GLTEMALLCOM

– Password: 4GLTEMALLCOM

(User name and password could write anything you can remember)


Then set this profile as default and Click “OK”.

Next step, click Tools– Network.

There are 4 options in the dropdown-LTE only, WCDMA only, GSM only and Auto. If you are using 4G SIM card, you can choose “LTE only”, the other 3 options are also usable. But if you are using 3G card, “LTE only” is not workable. Usually, choose “Auto” is good to choose because the modem will switch automatically for users to choose available fastest speed. If the fastest network disconnect, the mobile partner will switch lower lever network and auto connects so that users could keep surfing.

After choose the network, click “apply” and “ok”, then back to home Manu. Click “Connect” button. You can easily get connected with network and access to surf.


This setting method is also applicable for HUAWEI 4G LTE USB Modem such as E398, E397 etc…So if you are in trouble using your HUAWEI 4G LTE Dongles, you can follow the steps to get 4G networks connected.






Test Report on HUAWEI E392 Multimode 4G LTE USB modem

Previously, LTE sticks always available with branding and software of the large mobile operators Vodafone, O2 and Telekom. These sticks are printed externally with a logo of the network operator and the preinstalled software can often allow only certain SIM cards into the slot. Nowadays, Huawei E392 4G LTE Surf stick on the market can easily be used with any carrier and not tailored to a particular provider.

HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card


The First Impression

The scope of delivery is only a small strap and some instructions. The wrist strap is also attached to the stick and on the cover for the USB port, thus preventing that the cover is lost. Overall looking, the Huawei E392 4G LTE Modem has quite large and bulky for a surf stick, which is certainly the fact that the USB port is not rotatable.

HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card
HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card

The Huawei E392 can be run on both Windows and Mac OS X. After you have inserted the SIM card and the flash drive connected to the computer, the connection software to install. Installation takes usually only a few minutes, then the LTE stick can be used immediately. If the PIN protection is enabled SIM card, you will be prompted to enter the PIN. Other settings do not normally need to be made, the connection software detects the inserted SIM card and automatically configures the matching connection parameters. If there are two different APNs with a provider, you can select them before joining in a dropdown menu. By clicking on the “Connect” the Internet connection is established – the Huawei E392 will select the fastest available network.


HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card
HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card

Under the LTE network, HUAWEI E392 could reach speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s download  and the upload speed up to 50 MBit/s. Huawei E392 is not only suitable for all German LTE networks, but also in other countries, such as in Scandinavia and in Australia. When the stick is used in the UMTS network, based DC-HSPA + the speed could reach up to 43.2 Mbit/s- provided at the current location, this speed is also supported. In my test, I was able to achieve in the download about 52 Mbit/s in the Vodafone LTE network in the UMTS network of Telekom there were at least another 30 Mbit/s The high data rates are not only marketing, but with matching fare quite well in practice achievable.


HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card
HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card


The reception of the Huawei E392 is not quite as good as that of the Vodafone K5005 (or Vodafone K5006 ) or by Telekom Speed Stick LTE Telekom. while the telecom Speed Stick LTE 4G connection is possible, it shows the Huawei E392 3G networks only as available. In my experience, this is also due to the Huawei E392 can’t be rotated into a vertical position where the reception is usually a bit better. If you live in an under-served area, it is advisable to use an external antenna. For it provides the LTE stick two connections for two separate external antennas or MIMO antenna with two antenna connectors – depending on use case.


HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card
HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card



Finally, we can see that the Huawei E392 definitely a good LTE stick. Especially for global travelers, HUAWEI E392 could support all major bands and frequencies; it’s a good companion to go all over the world. The preinstalled software can convince with easy operation and quick setup. Unlocked HUAWEI E392 4G LTE modem is a good gadget a enjoy 4G network. Or alternatively, it can keep fast connection under 3g network. Equipped with an alternative connection software, it is also possible to use the Vodafone K5005 with all network operators.