Huawei B529s-23a 4G LTE Cat.6 Router Presented

Huawei had presented a new 4G LTE Category 6 router for network provider T-mobile Austria and named the router “HomeNet Box”. The HomeNet Box is the factory model Huawei B529s-23a.

Huawei B529s-23a (HomeNet Box)

The appearance of HomeNet Box looks cool in black color, just like its predecessor Huawei E5180 Cube and E5170 cube. The design and functions are very similar to Huawei E5170, but the HomeNet Box is with high specifications. The Huawei E5170 can be divided to two parts but Huawei B529s-23a HomeNet Box is a whole part and can’t be divided.

Huawei B529s-23a (HomeNet Box)

The Huawei B529s-23a router is equipped with an RJ45 port for connection via a traditional LAN cable. The built-in battery of 3000mAh can make the Huawei B529 router work as as a mobile internet center for multiple devices at the same time. What’s more, there are two connectors for external antennas available in the body. The connectors are at the back of the device and above the Ethernet port. A small cap just covers the two connectors. The connector type is TS-9. To ensure the fastest possible data transfer, just open the cap and connect an external LTE antenna to the Huawei B529s-23a. We had tested one 4G LTE Indoor antenna for Huawei B529s-23a for users who lives at the areas of weak signal:

4G LTE Indoor Antenna (2 x TS-9 Connectors) for Huawei/ZTE 4G LTE Modems/dongles/mobile hotspots


The great advantage of the router is its appearance, which makes it suitable for modern interiors. LED illumination informs the user of the connection status. There are four indicators to tell the Mode, LAN, WiFi and Power status. Power button is just below the indicators. Like other Huawei LTE Routers, you can control all of your device functions with Huawei HiLink, available from the Google Play store. And you can also log into the web interface to configure the router per your preference such as DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT, along with security services.

Huawei B529s-23a (HomeNet Box)

The Huawei B529s-23a router supports 4G LTE frequency bands B1/3/7/8/20/32/38. In addition, it is also backward with 3G UMTS and 2G GSM networks. With the support of LTE Cat.6, the Huawei B529s-23a delivers up to 300Mbit/s data rates and up to 50Mbit/s data rates. At the same time, up to 32 devices can connect with the B529s-23 router for surfing. The HomeNet Box uses Micro SIM card, if you get a NANO SIM, you’d better use it with an adapter. The latest WiFi standard 802.11 ac is available in the Huawei HomeNet Box on dual-band(2.4GHz and 5GHz).

Huawei B529s-23a (HomeNet Box)


In conclusion, the Huawei B529s-23a is a cool router with powerful functions including the support of LTE Cat.6, built-in battery and latest WiFi features. Actually, with the development of LTE technology, more and more network providers upgraded their networks and of course to provide new devices to support higher networks. Here now, the Huawei B525 and Huawei B618 are latest routers with similar or higher specifications. If you want to know more LTE devices, you may follow us.


Huawei B529s-23a (HomeNet Box)

Huawei E5170 LTE Cube Test

The market appeared an interesting new modem / router Huawei E5170s-22. It is interesting in that it can be used on both fixed and mobile internet connections and in all 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks. The Huawei E5170 Cube consists of two parts. The lower part of the docking connector for wired LAN. The upper part of the battery serves as a WiFi hotspot for up to 32 devices.


After unpacking Huawei E5170, we can see the simple shape with blue backlight which looks really nice. The front parts are LED indication to display 2G, 3G, 4G signal, wifi, battery charging, SMS messages. On the side of the main body and behind the upper part, there is its own power supply (for battery charging) and two CRC9 connectors for external antenna connection. The lower part of the docking connector includes RJ-45 (Ethernet port) to connect a LAN and power connector.



Inserting the SIM card and then power on the LTE Cube E5170, it then starts working. Huawei E5170 is SIM unlocked for any operators, it is therefore possible to use any sim cards.  (The battery cover has the password for wifi and battery reset button next to the entire router). After inserting the card (tested with Vodafone, T-Mobile), the Huawei E5170 connected very quickly to the network and be able to use the Internet for available networks. It was unnecessary to set anything (APN) or to download new software, as sometimes happens with other manufacturers.


When you start, I had attached a small wideband external antenna with the E5170 Cube. (I’m in the area where no external antenna to get a LTE signal). Huawei E5170 automatically connects to the Vodafone LTE network although the signal is weaker than a 2G network. After disconnecting the external antenna, the cube switches to unusable 2G networks. Just to test the SIM card from another operator, I put the T-Mobile card and to my surprise, E5170 modem with external antenna connected to LTE network from T-Mobile.


To setup the Huawei E5170, user can access the interface by entering and entering the username (admin) and the password is the same (also admin). You can do the personal settings for the network such as wifi network.


In conclusion, we can say that Huawei E5170 very elegant (compact) resolved a combination of fixed and mobile 4G router. You can simply take the upper part (hotspot) on you trips and use over WiFi for up to 32 devices. Huawei E5170 performs better than my favorite set of ZTE 4G USB modem + router. And the LAN option and built-in antenna for mobile use, the LTE Cube E5170 provide the most possibility for users to connect with network conveniently. It’s recommend in our opinion!


Huawei E5170 LTE Cat4 Cube Review

Huawei had a series of web cube for wireless networks at home. The wireless cube looks like a nice furniture rather than a wireless gateway. We had introduced the Webcube B153(7.2Mbps), Webcube B183(21Mbps), Huawei E8259 Speed box(42Mbps) before. Now we have a new 4G/LTE Speed box/Cube E5170.

HUAWEI E5170S-22 LTE CPE (6)

Huawei E5170 is a powerful LTE (4G) router. The device is a combination of fixed and mobile router, supporting a top speed of up to 150 Mbit/s for downloads (on LTE 4G). Huawei e5170 Home Net Box is one of the fastest wireless routers available in the market.

HUAWEI E5170S-22 LTE CPE (3)

Built with a rechargeable battery and docking station, Huawei E5170 Home Net Box basically consists of two parts: the current router with integrated modem and wireless module for up to 32 wireless devices, as well as a docking station that provides the router with power and also contains an RJ45 Ethernet LAN interface connection.  The special feature is the built-in battery for Huawei E5170, which allows wireless operation for up to 2.5 hours without docking stations, as expected, the E5170 cube could be working like a 4G mobile pocket router.


The configuration is usually through a web interface, so that the browser of any terminals can do the setup. Configuration through the application of Huawei Mobile WiFi is also possible.  Huawei E5170 speed Box integrates a fast LTE modem which his supports GSM, UMTS and LTE cellular standards. In the fourth generation, wireless network could reach up to 150 Mbit/s for downloads and up to 50 Mbit/s for uploads due to the use of LTE Category 4 technology. Using UMTS, the maximum speed for downloads could achieve 42.2Mbit/s provided the network is equipped with DC-HSPA+ technology.


If coverage is poor, Huawei E5170 LTE Cube has two external antenna connectors for LTE or UMTS. The connection would be much more useful for computers, tablets and other devices via Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and browsing speed could reach up to 300 Mbit/s, unfortunately, neither the 5 GHz band nor fast Gigabit 802.11ac Wi-Fi is supported.

HUAWEI E5170S-22 LTE CPE (2)

Below are the technical specifications for Huawei E5170s-22 LTE Cube:


* Support LTE FDD/TDD/UMTS/GSM networks

– 4G FDD 800/900/1800/2100/2600Mhz
– 3G UMTS/HSPA+ 900/2100 MHz
– 2G 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

* LTE Category 4 wireless gateway

* DL 150Mbps / 50Mbps UL @ 20MHz (FDD)

* 112Mbps DL / UL 10Mpbs @ 20MHz (TDD)

* Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

* Support up to 32 wireless devices

* 2 x Antenna interface

* 1 x RJ-45 interface (> 150Mbps) on cradle

* 1500mAh battery (optional)

* Support IPV6

* Support Windows XP/VISTA/7/8, Mac


Actually, Huawei also release Huawei E5180 Speed cube for LTE networks. But Huawei E5180 has larger dimensions than E5170 and without inserted battery. If you want to know more about E5180, welcome to click here:

Huawei E5170 4G LTE Router Review

Previously there were two types of LTE router models: devices for mobile use with integrated battery and device for stationary use without battery as a DSL replacement. The Chinese manufacturer Huawei has presented a new LTE router Huawei E5170 since spring 2015, which combines the advantages of both types of devices. The small modem consists of a stationary docking station with LAN connection and a removable router with integrated battery and WLAN.  The following data sheet shows all the details for Huawei E5170.




Features and specifications of Huawei E5170

Manufacturer and model number

Huawei E5170 (E5170s-22)



LTE Category:


Download rate

Up to 150 MBit/s

Upload rate

Up to 50 MBit/s

supported LTE bands:

800 MHz / 900 MHz / 1800 MHz / 2100 MHz / 2600 MHz

backward compatible with:

DC-HSPA+, UMTS, GSM (UMTS 900 and 2100MHz)

Support of LTE-Advanced:


MIMO Support:

MIMO 2×2

External antenna connector:

yes, 2x MIMO



Network | LAN & WLAN

LAN Ports:

1x RJ-45 Ethernet LAN

WLAN Standards:

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

5 GHz WLAN support:




Wireless Internet Hotspot function:

Yes (32 units)


Battery pack:

1,500 mAh


120 x 120 x 66.2 mm


USB 2.0

Memory card expansion:



Spring 2015

available at:




Battery for mobile use


The Huawei E5170 is primarily intended for stationary use, ie for example as a substitute for a DSL connection. However, unlike other stationary LTE routers, the E5170 is divided into two parts: There is the router part of the wireless technology with an integrated battery and there is the docking station. The latter includes not only the battery but also offers an RJ-45 LAN port to connect a desktop computer. Between Router and dock, the LED lighting has a unique design.

If you want to use the Huawei E5170 mobile use without external power supply, according to the manufacturer, the integrated 1500 mAh battery could provide for an operating time of more than one hour. Thus, the device is also ideally suited for regions where often fails the power. In our view, the capacity would not be enough for long time run. Rather, it is more likely to provide emergency internet service.



Fast Internet over LTE


Thanks to support for LTE category 4, the Huawei E5170 can reach speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s downstream and 50 Mbit/s upstream. But the built-in modem can do even more: If no LTE network is available, UMTS+ is used with the data accelerator DC-HSPA+, so that up to 42.2 Mbit/s in the downlink are possible. Reception may need an external LTE antenna to be strengthened, the necessary connections are integrated directly in the device.


Wi-Fi for up to 32 users

Many LTE router with battery, which are designed for mobile use, can connect up to 10 devices simultaneously via Wi-Fi. Huawei E5170 seems powerful on this point, it can support up to 32 devices simultaneously. The maximum speed is 300 Mbit/s via WLAN 802.11b/g/n. Unfortunately, the LTE router supports only the frequency band of 2.4 GHz.

Availability and price


The Huawei E5170 LTE Router is available both at various online stores such as There is unlocked version of Huawei E5170 on . User can use it with many other network providers in Europe. If you usually travel the countries around, it would be a good partner.


Huawei E5170 Home Net Box for T-Mobile Austria

Since September 2013, the Austrian provider T-Mobile offered a powerful new LTE router Home Net Box. The device is a combination of stationary and mobile router, and is manufactured by Chinese manufacturer Huawei. The factory model number is Huawei E5170s-22, which was already shown in February 2013 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With peak speed of up to 150 MBit/s for downsteam (LTE Category 4), T-Mobile Home Net Box is one of the fastest home wireless routers available on the market.

Built-in rechargeable battery and docking station

T-Mobile Home Net Box Huawei E5170s-22 basically consists of two parts: the actual router with integrated modem and the wireless module for up to 32 wireless devices, as well as a docking station that supplies the router with power and also has an Ethernet LAN interface.


A special feature is the built-in battery in the T-Mobile Home Net box. This enables wireless operation without docking station for up to 2.5 hours, just as you would expect the E5170 working as a 4G router. The operation is normally via a web interface, so the browser of any terminal is possible. The configuration via the Huawei Mobile WiFi app is also possible.

Fast modem with LTE

As we can see, there is a “s-22” in the model number, Huawei ‘s subsidiary HiSilicon chipset is integrated inside the Huawei E5170s-22 modem. This supports cellular standards GSM, UMTS and LTE. In the fourth generation, wireless network connection of up to 150 Mbit/s for the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s for the uplink are possible because of the LTE Category 4 can be used . Over UMTS, the maximum downlink speed of 42.2 Mbit/s are achievable, provided the network with DC-HSPA+ is equipped.


If the reception is poor, two external antenna connectors are ready for LTE or UMTS external antennas to be connected. The connection would be much helpful for computers, tablets and other devices via Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and the surfing speed could reach up to 300 Mbit/s, unfortunately, neither the 5 GHz band, nor the fast Gigabit 802.11ac Wi-Fi is supported.

We believe the HUAWEI E5170 is not introduced by only T-mobile Austria; the 4G LTE Cat4 Router E5170 would be in many operators’ product range.

Huawei E5170 4G LTE Cat4 150Mbps Speed Cube Review

As the world’s top telecom equipment supplier, Huawei is always bringing something amazing. Its products incorporate more and more technologies and innovation. Based on the idea of “simple world, simple life”, Huawei makes its networking products looks more like home appliance, rather than telecommunication products.

The latest Huawei E5170 4G LTE Cat4 Speed Cube is one of such products. Huawei E5170 4G Speed Cube was first presented to public on MWC 2013 in Barcelona. If you look at the device at first sight without seeing the spec stick, you will never suppose it’s a web cube. It’s somewhat like security equipment. However, it’s definitely a wireless router.

With HUAWEI E5170 Web cube, there is HUAWEI E8259 Speed box. In our opinion, HUAWEI E5170 4G LTE Cat4 Speed Cube is the successor of HUAWEI E8259. And based on the specification, Huawei E5170 is the upgraded model with higher configuration.


HUAWEI E5170 is the world’s first 4G LTE Cat4 Speed Cube; it’s one of the most attractive LTE Cat4 CPE Router for home use. As the typical feature of 4G LTE Category 4 UE, HUAWEI E5170 supports Maximum download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed up to 50mbps on FDD network; simultaneously, HUAWEI E5170 supports maximum up to 112Mbps data rates transmission. The bandwidth of HUAWEI E5170 is 20MHz.

Huawei E5170 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and up to 32 WiFi devices could share the network. To meet better signal requirement from customer, HUAWEI E5170 has two external antenna connectors for MIMO connection. What’s more, there is customized cradle for HUAWEI E5170, in the cradle; there is an Ethernet port for output data. With this cradle, the data transmission could reach much more than 150Mbps. But we haven’t seen the cradle for HUAWEI E5170.


The Speed Cube HUAWEI E5170 could support IPV 6, and the common operation is compatible with HUAWEI E5170, such as Windows and Mac. We are glad to find there is battery in this Speed cube, the internal battery capacity is 1500mAh.


We believe there will be many variant models available in near future for customization from many operators all over the world. But here now we haven’t such information about the variants. So if you are interested in this model, please keep follow on .




Huawei E5172 4G 150Mbps LTE Cat4 CPE Review

2012 is the beginning year of 4G LTE network, following that 2013 should be one to well develop for 4G LTE. Based on professional experience in network solution, Huawei is leading the trend of communication industry. As we can, Huawei had released many 4G UE, some of which are very popular by the operators and users.


In 2013, Huawei presents many new gadgets to public. Huawei E5172 150Mbps LTE Cat4 CPE is one of them. Today, we will have a look at this new 4G LTE CPE.


Some readers may already have the first 4G LTE CPE B593 from Huawei. The CPE is for indoor use, with SIM card plug in, it supports maximum up to 100Mbps download speed. And there are 4 Ethernet ports, one telephone slot and one interface for power charge in B593. Huawei B593 also has many sub-branch models. These variants are for different network frequency bands and operators.



Then here comes a question, since Huawei E5172 CPE is the latest model, what’s the difference between them?


At first glance, Huawei E5172 is in black color, and the size is smaller than B593. It’s key feature should be it’s a LTE Cat4 CPE, which would support maximum download speed to 150Mbps. It’s the fastest 4G CPE till now. This is speed on FDD network, but with TDD network, the speed could reach 112Mbps for downstream. The different frequency band decides many variants for Huawei E5172, such as Huawei E5172s-22, Huawei E5172s-515 and Huawei E5172s-920.


Similar to Huawei B593, E5172 also supports up to 32 users to share the wireless network. HUAWEI E5172 is also a stationary router, but there is only one port for LAN, while B593 has 4 ports for Ethernet. There is also port for power and one port for telephone. But there is only one external antenna port for HUAWEI E5172.



On the side of E5172, there is WPS, WLAN button, and reset hole is in the middle of them. Beside the LAN port, there is cover, below the cover is the battery. It’s inserted battery. On the front face, there are indicators listed on the surface.



And per the official information, HUAWEI E5172 CPE also supports IPv 6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN and VLAN. It could support firewall and voice functions. With remote management, users could easily manage this fastest CPE till now. This is the LTE category 4 CPE HUAWEI E5172, we will introduce more applications later.



HUAWEI New LTE Cat 4 MBBs on MWC 2013

Communication Reuters (CWW) February 27, held in Barcelona, Spain, 2013 Mobile World Congress MWC, Huawei exhibited the full range the LTE Cat4 data terminal containing:


  1. The world’s first LTE Cat4 Wingle Wi-Fi dongle E8278
  2. The 5G compact exquisite design LTE Cat4 mobile hotspot E5372,
  3. The Stylish homeb broadband of LTE Cat4 Speed Cube E5170,
  4. LTE Cat4 dongle E3272 with sports car streamlined design,


And other Smartphone and MediaQ serials terminals further highlight the strength of Huawei LTE data terminals.


In 2012, LTE set off a wave of building climax in the world. Comparing to the fixed network by the transmission rate, and a relative fixed network, LTE data service is more flexible business laying relatively 2G, 3G cheaper single-bit cost, and relatively Wi-MAX, and incorporates a much more mature industry chain. So more and more wireless operators, fixed-line operators, Wi-MAX operators are beginning to invest in LTE business. According to the GSA report shows that in January 2013, 381 operators in 114 countries are building LTE networks, and 145 LTE networks in 66 countries have officially commercial, expected at the end of 2013, total 234 providers’ LTE networks would be launched to commercial in 83 countries.


Commercial LTE network is inseparable from the support of the terminal, and the data terminal is no doubt a pioneer. With the wide range of commercial LTE network, a large number of LTE data terminals become personal essentials into the home and for small and medium-sized enterprises, and scale. Huawei played an important role in this regard. As of the end of December, Huawei has more than 90% of the commercial LTE network provides a service terminal 12 annual shipments of more than 3 million units.



“Huawei is one of the few vendors who are able to provide wide coverage, multi-band, end-to-end solutions and in current success makes us confident about the future.” Said Liu Xiaobin, vice president of Huawei mobile broadband product line, Huawei will always focus customer center, from the needs of customers and consumers, to leading-edge technology and leading design, sustainable and innovative spirit, to bring consumers leading experience and help customers achieve sustained commercial success. ”



In fact, Huawei LTE has global leader in the powerful technical strength. Huawei, the world’s first LTE CPE B390 VDF effective in helping to achieve the coverage of the dead zone of Germany rural fixed-line, the world’s first TD-LTE multi-mode data card E392 boost Saudi carriers STC offers the world’s first TD-LTE network services, the mobile hotspot GL01P, GL04P long-term rotation occupy Japan data terminal weekly sales champion. Huawei is currently the only supplier can provide the LTE Cat4 terminal, an industry-leading one year ahead, so far HUAWEI has shipped for more than 40 carriers. In 2013, HUAWEI will also give consumers exciting support LTE Cat6 terminal peak downlink rates of up to 300Mbps; With innovation, Huawei will release the world’s first LTE Cat4 Wingle E8278, support 10 Wi-Fi devices to connect at the same time, share a high-speed network, and other similar Wingle family products by Charger, Car Charger, charging treasure a variety of ways such as power supply. E8278 also supports Huawei’s own patented plug-and-play networking 15 seconds HiLink technology, reducing the failure rate significantly enhance product usability, some customers after use HiLink patented technology, product failure rate from 1.8% down to 0.3 %, not only a substantial increase user stickiness, and at the same time make the user’s Web experience more perfect.