Difference between TP-Link M7450 and Huawei E5787 and E5786

Huawei and TP-link are two important network equipment vendor for worldwide network carriers and end-users. They provided similar wireless products, so it’s unavoidable they compete with each other, especially on specific Wireless devices. Since more and more demand on LTE Advanced mobile devices, Huawei and TP-link both presented their LTE advanced mobile WIFI hotspot for worldwide users.

Huawei had supplied Huawei E5786 to the market a couple of years ago, and last year, the upgraded model Huawei E5787 available. TP-link was always following Huawei steps and the similar model TP-link M7450 was just available around the end of 2017. If you are unfamiliar with Huawei and TP-link 4G LTE mobile WiFi, you may not know the difference between the TP-link M7450 and Huawei E5787 & E5786. We will compare the three mobile WiFi hotspots in this blog and see TP-link MiFi VS Huawei MiFi, and which one is better to buy.

TP-link M7450 VS Huawei E5787 and E5786 Appearance

We had compared the difference between Huawei E5787 and E5786 (if you want to know Huawei E5787 and E5787, check blog: Huawei E5787 VS Huawei E5786), and from the blog, you can get to know the appearance feature of Huawei E5787 and E5786. The TP-link M7450 is like Huawei E5786, on the front, there is a small display in the middle and at two sides of the screen, there is the Home button and power button. The back cover could be opened for exchange the battery or inserting the sim card, but the Huawei E5786 LTE battery is built-in and non-removable. The Huawei E5787 back cover could be opened and the battery is also removable. The E5787 has a touchscreen, but the other two both don’t have. There is only one USB port at the side of TP-link M7450 while the Huawei E5787 & E5786 both have two connectors for external antennas.

Huawei E5787 and E5786 VS TP-link M7450 Specifications

From the appearance, we can see the latest TP-link M7450 doesn’t have the connector for external antennas. Other features are very similar to Huawei E5786 except the battery. And Huawei E5787 touchscreen is also good to mention. Then let’s have a check the TP-link vs Huawei Pocket WiFi specifications with a comparison:

 

Model TP-Link M7450 Huawei E5787 Huawei E5786
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6
Chipset Qualcomm  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset (Cortex A9 Processor)  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B38, B40, B41 * Huawei E5787s-33a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20
* Huawei E5787Ph-67a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/28
* Huawei E5786s-32a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38
* Huawei E5786s-62a:
Band 1/3/8/28
* Huawei E5786s-63a
Band 1/3/7/8/28/40
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 32 users 10 users 10 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna No Huawei E5787 external Antenna Huawei E5786 external Antenna
App management tpMiFi APP Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Removable, 3000 mAh Removable, 3000mAh 3000mAh
Dimensions 112.5 x 66.5 x 16mm 109.00 x 58.00 x 7.50mm 106 x 66 x 15.90mm
Ethernet Port No No No
Datasheet download TP-link M7450 Datasheet Huawei E5787 Datasheet Huawei E5786 Datasheet
User Manual TP-link M7450 User Manual Huawei E5787 Manual Huawei E5786 Manual
Other features 2 band CA 2 band CA 2 band CA
Firmware download TP-link M7450 Firmware Huawei E5787 Firmware Huawei E5786 Firmware
Drivers TP-link M7450 driver Huawei E5787 drivers Huawei E5786 drivers
Reviews TP-link M7450 review Huawei E5787S Review Huawei E5786 Review
Price 289.00USD 269.00USD 179.00USD

Summary

From the specs table, we can see the TP-link VS Huawei routers are very similar technically. The three mobile WiFi hotspots all could support peak download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed up to 50Mbps with LTE Category 6. TP-link M7450 is based on Qualcomm chipset while two Huawei mobile WiFi are using Huawei own Hisilicon chipset. The two Huawei mobile WiFi both have variant models but TP-link M7450 has only one variant model, but TP-link M7450 could support maximum users up to 32 devices while Huawei E5787 and E5786 support only 10 wireless users. However, TP-link M7450 mobile WiFi doesn’t have the connector for external antennas, which is disappointing because the antenna connectors are very common in current 4G mobile WiFi hotspots. They all could be managed by APP which could be installed in the smartphone. Users can manage the mobile WiFi router through mobile phones.

In the three mobile hotspots, the Huawei E5787 Specifications seems to be more user-friendly because it has a touchscreen where users could manage and do simple settings for the mobile router. The two connectors also provide the possibility for connecting external antennas when the device is working in rural area of weak signal. But if you want the TP-link and Huawei router to support more users, the TP-link M7450 seems to be better.

 

Regarding the price, the latest TP-link M7450 price is not good as the old model Huawei E5786. And the newer model Huawei E5787 price is better than TP-link M7450. With more user-friendly feature, we recommend the Huawei E5787 4G mobile WiFi for you in good price and attractive features.

Huawei E5786 VS Netgear Aircard 790S

More and more LTE advanced networks are available worldwide, so more and more LTE advanced mobile hotspots are needed to support faster internet speeds. Huawei E5786 and Netgear Aircard 790s are both LTE Cat.6 routers, even they are available for few years in the market, some people still don’t know what’s the difference between Huawei E5786 and Netgear AC790S. When they want to buy one LTE Advanced mobile router, they may ask which one is better. We will review the appearance, interfaces, variant models, specs, and other features about the Netgear AC790 and Huawei E5786 to see what the key difference is so as the reference for the potential users.

Appearance

Huawei E5786 had been available in the market for more than three years. It has a small LCD screen to show the internet connection status. The power button is at the side of the screen. On the top side, there is a menu button while on the opposite side, the USB 2.0 and two connectors are located. The back cover could be opened but the battery is built-in and can’t be removable. The SIM card slot and SD card slot are at the side with Menu button.

The Netgear Aircard 790s router also has a 2.4-inch screen but it’s a touchscreen where a user can do the simple setting. Of course, users can also see the connection status through the screen. At the side of the screen, there are “Home” and “Back” buttons. The power button is on the top edge side while the USB 3.0 and two connectors for external antennas are located at the other side. The back cover could be opened but the Netgear Aircard 790s battery could be removed for exchange. They both use Micro SIM card size.

Specs and features

From the appearance, the Netgear Aircard 790 seems to be better than Huawei E5786 unlocked, not only on the touchscreen but also the removable battery. Then let’s have a look at the details about Netgear Aircard 790s specs and Huawei E5786 specs comparison in the table below:

 

Model Huawei E5786 Netgear Aircard 790s
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6
Chipset  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset Qualcomm MDM9230
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * Huawei E5786s-32a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38
* Huawei E5786s-62a:
Band 1/3/8/28
* Huawei E5786s-63a:
Band 1/3/7/8/28/40
B1, B3, B7, B8, B28
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 10 users 15 users
MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei E5786 external Antenna Netgear AC790s External Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery 3000mAh Removable, 2930 mAh
Dimensions 106 x 66 x 15.90mm 110 x 68 x 15 mm
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download Huawei E5786 Datasheet Netgear AC790S Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5786 Manual Netgear Aircard 790s manual
Other features 2 band CA 2 band CA
Reviews Huawei E5786 Review Netgear Aircard 790s review
Price 199.00USD 229.00USD

Summary

 

From the specs table, we can see the Netgear AC790S has similar specifications as Huawei E5786. They are both LTE Category 6 mobile WiFi hotspot supporting peak download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. But Aircard 790s supports maximum users up to 15 devices while Huawei E5786 support max to 10 users. The feature of the touchscreen and removable battery of Netgear Aircard 790s should be the key difference between Aircard 790s and Huawei E5786. So in our opinion, the Netgear Aircard 790s would provide better user experience than Huawei E5786.

The advantage of Huawei E5786 is that it has three variant models which support various LTE frequency bands and provides more options for users for various network providers. One point we have to mention is that the Netgear Aircard 790s price is a little bit expensive than that of Huawei E5786. If you would buy Netgear Aircard 790s or Huawei E5786 mobile hotspot, you should take care of these features.

Optus Aircard 800s VS Huawei E5786

Optus is one of the important network providers in Australia and provides LTE networks in LTE Band 3, 7, 28 and 40. It has introduced the Huawei E5786 4G Mobile hotspots to its product range and now the new product Netgear Aircard 800s available for contract. For those people who are interested in the two mobile hotspots, they may want to know what the difference is between the Huawei E5786 and the Netgear AC800S, and which one is better to buy for global use. We will review the appearance, interfaces, specs, and other features as a reference for the questions.

Huawei E5786 VS Aircard 800s Appearance and interfaces

Huawei E5786 is the first LTE Cat.6 mobile hotspot from Huawei, and the specific model for Optus is Huawei E5786s-63a. Huawei E5786 has a 2.4 inch screen to show the network provider, signal, battery, data consumed, WiFi users, SSID and password, and etc…Like other Huawei 4G pocket WiFi routers, Huawei E5786s-63a has two TS-9 connectors for external LTE antennas. The back cover of Huawei E5786 could be removed to insert the SIM card or SD card. However, the battery of Huawei E5786 is built-in and can’t be removed for exchange. The power button is on the front besides the screen while the menu button is on the top edge side of the device.

Unlike the Huawei E5786, the Netgear Aircard 800s is configured with a touchscreen, where users can do simple setting through the screen. Like other Netgear 4G Pocket WiFi routers, Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s also has two TS-9 connectors for 4G external antennas. However, the back cover of Aircard 800s could be removed for changing the battery and inserting the SIM card, but there is no SD card slot for storage sharing. The Optus AC800S has a USB 3.0 interface.

 

Netgear AirCard 800s VS Huawei E5786 Specs and features

From the appearance, we can’t see much difference between the two mobile hotspots. The main difference is on the touchscreen. Then let’s have a look at the Huawei E5786 specs and Optus WiFi modem 800S specs for more details comparison:

Model Netgear Aircard 800S Huawei E5786s-63a
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.9 LTE Cat.6
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9240  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 450Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B1, B3, B7, B28, B40 B1, B3, B7, B8, B28, B40
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 15 users 10 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Optus AC800s External Antenna Huawei E5786 external Antenna
App management Netgear Aircard APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery 2930 mAh 3000mAh
Dimensions 110 x 68 x 16.1 mm 106.00 x 66.00 x 15.90mm
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download Netgear AC800S Datasheet Huawei E5786 Datasheet
User Manual Optus 4G modem 800S Manual Huawei E5786 Manual
Other features 3 band CA 2 band CA
Reviews Netgear Aircard 800s review Huawei E5786 Review
Price 199.00USD 199.00USD

 

Summary

The specs table above shows the Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s is more advanced based on Qualcomm chipset and the support of LTE Category 9, which could achieve download speed to 450Mbps and upload speed to 100Mbps. With the 3 band Carrier Aggregation, removable battery and touchscreen, Aircard 800s seems better than Huawei 4G LTE E5786 MiFi. And they both support similar LTE Frequency bands. What’s more, the price of Aircard 800s is same as Huawei E5786 price. So if you would buy one 4G mobile hotspot from the two, Netgear Aircard 810s is recommended with higher configuration and better experience.

Five LTE Cat.6 Portable 4G Routers to Recommend

With the development of LTE network and technology, many users are not satisfied with the wireless speed. They want faster speed. So the support of LTE advanced network is necessary to get higher LTE speed. The good news is that many network providers already upgraded their network to LTE advanced or advanced Pro with carrier aggregation and MIMO technologies. To fulfill higher speed on LTE-A networks, many network manufacturers were already presenting their mobile 4G routers to meet the requirements. Below are the recommended LTE Cat. 6 portable 4G router from famous equipments supplier:

  1. Netgear Aircard 790s

Netgear Aircard 790s is the world’s first LTE cat.6 mobile router and it’s the first mobile 4G router with touchscreen. Below are the highlight features of Aircard 790s:

* Manufacturer: Netgear Wireless

* Support LTE frequency band 1/3/7/8/28 (700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz)

* Chipset: Qualcomm – MDM9230 (Modem) – WTR3925 (RF) – QCA6174 (Wi-Fi)

* Connect up to 15 WiFi enabled devices on the go

* Supports Cat 6 LTE with carrier aggregation (up to 40 MHz)

* Capable of download speeds of up to 300mbps

* Future proof for the premium 700 MHz spectrum

* Removable lithium-ion (2930 mAh), Last up to 11 hours of active use

* Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, 2×2 MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4GH/5GHz

* 2.4” QVGA capacitive LCD touchscreen

* SIM Type: 3FF Format (microSIM)

* Two external antenna connectors (TS-9 type)

 

Check more details about Netgear Aircard 790s: https://www.4gltemall.com/netgear-aircard-790s-4g-mobile-hotspot.html

 

  1. Huawei E5786

* Manufacturer: Huawei

* Three variant models: E5786s-32a, E5786s-62a, E5786s-63a

* Support LTE frequency band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38 (E5786s-32a), band 1/3/8/28(E5786s-62a), band 1/3/7/8/28/40 (E5786s-63a)

* Chipset: HiSilicon LTE Cat6 chipset

* Connect up to 10 WiFi enabled devices simultaneously

* Supports Cat 6 LTE with carrier aggregation

* LTE download speeds of up to 300mbps, upload speed to 50mbps

* Non-removable lithium-ion (3000 mAh), maximum up to 10hours working time

* Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, 2×2 MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4GH/5GHz

* 2.4” QVGA capacitive LCD touchscreen

* SIM Type: 3FF Format (microSIM)

* Two external antenna connectors (TS-9 type)

Check more details about Huawei E5786:

https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-e5786-4g-lte-cat6-mobile-wifi.html

 

  1. ZTE UFi MF970

ZTE MF970 Screen

* Manufacturer: ZTE

* Support LTE frequency band B1/2/3/4/7/8/20/28/12&17

* Chipset: Qualcomm – MDM9230 (Modem)

* Connect up to 14 WiFi enabled devices simultaneously

* Supports Cat 6 LTE with carrier aggregation

* Capable of download speeds of up to 300mbps

* Future proof for the premium 700 MHz spectrum

* Non-removable lithium-ion (2300 mAh), Last up to 8 hours of active use

* Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, 2×2 MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4GH/5GHz

* 1.44” TFT screen

* SIM Type: 3FF Format (microSIM)

* Two external antenna connectors (TS-9 type)

 

Check more details about ZTE MF970 UFi:

https://www.4gltemall.com/zte-ufi-mf970-lte-cat6-mobile-wifi-hotspot.html

 

  1. Alcatel Link Y900

* Manufacturer: Alcatel One Touch

* Support LTE frequency band B1/3/7/8/20

* Chipset: Qualcomm – MDM9230 (Modem)

* Connect up to 32 WiFi enabled devices simultaneously

* Supports Cat 6 LTE with carrier aggregation

* LTE downlink speeds of up to 300mbps, uplink to 50mbps

* Removable lithium-ion (3600 mAh or 1800mAh), last up to 8 hours of active use or more

* Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, 2×2 MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4GH/5GHz

* 1.44” TFT screen

* SIM Type: 3FF Format (microSIM)

* No external antenna connector

 

Check more details about Alcatel Link Y900:

https://www.4gltemall.com/alcatel-link-y900-4g-led-mobile-hotspot.html

 

  1. Huawei E5885

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 front

* Manufacturer: Huawei

* Support LTE frequency band B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20/B19/B38/B40/B41

* Chipset: HiSilicon LTE Cat6 chipset

* Connect up to 32 WiFi enabled devices simultaneously

* Supports Cat 6 LTE with carrier aggregation

* With one Ethernet Port for LAN (RJ45)

* LTE download speeds of up to 300mbps, upload speed to 50mbps

* Non-removable lithium-ion Large battery (6400mAh), maximum up to 20hours working time

* Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, 2×2 MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4GH/5GHz

* 0.96 inch OLED display

* SIM Type: 3FF Format (microSIM)

* No external antenna connector

Check more details about Huawei E5885(Portable 4G router with Ethernet port and Sim card slot & large battery):

https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-mobile-wifi-pro-2.html

From the specs of the mobile 4G routers, we can see each one has its own specialty. Huawei E5885 seems to be the most powerful with Ethernet port and large battery for mobile use. It’s the latest one available since 2017 but price is still at high range. Other models may not be the latest, but the price is budget. If you are looking for a portable 4G router with support of LTE Category 6 and CA, the above mobile 4g routers are recommended.

Huawei E5787s-33a Box Opening and Simple Settings

As the successor to Huawei E5786 LTE hotspot, Huawei presented a new Huawei E5787 mobile hotspot. Perhaps following the steps of Netgear Aircard 810s, Huawei makes the new LTE gadgets more smart than ever. The most obvious feature different from Huawei E5786 is that the Huawei E5787s has a touch screen, where user can do simple setting for the wireless network.

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

We get the Huawei E5787 in black color and the model number is E5787s-33a. The body of the new pocket WiFi is made of plastic but hand feel is good. On the top side, it’s the power button and it’s cool. The front 2.4 inch color touch screen is really selling point. This feature can be found on other Huawei mobile WiFi hotspots. This should be Huawei’s first LTE hotspot with color touchscreen. At the other side, it’s the USB port for charging. And two connectors for external antenna are covered by a cap. At the edge side, there is a place for lifting rope.

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

The back cover of the Huawei E5787s-33a could be opened for inserting the SIM card and battery. The battery of Huawei E5787 could be removed for exchange. The SIM card slot has a slider, user need to move the slider to open the cover and put SIM card in. Beside the SIM card slot, there is a label showing some information about the device:

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

Huawei Mobile WiFi E5787

Model: E5787s-33a

IP: 192.168.8.1

User: admin

Password: admin

SSID: Huawei-C0DD

WiFi Key: 41018956

IMEI: 86951602116xxxx

S/N: QTFDU17726001968

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd

Made in China

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

Beside the label in the device body, there is a reset button in red color, which is to reset the Huawei E5787 to factory default if necessary. From the features and appearance, we can see the huawei E5787s-33a is very similar to Netgear Aircard 790s.

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

 

After plug in the SIM card and power on the Huawei E5787, we can see the Huawei E5787 would automatically detect the SIM card’s network provider and showed it on the screen. We didn’t do anything to setup and it would provide WiFi network. Simultaneously, the WLAN signal and connected WiFi users and battery status are also showed. The touch screen also indicates “Slide to open”, after slide, user can do some simple settings on the screen. If you want to do some advanced settings, you could log into the web interface 192.168.8.1 or user Huawei Hilink APP. You can scan the QR code on the package box to download the Huawei Hilink APP or download from Google Play or Apple Store.

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

In our test, the Huawei E5787 provided fast internet connection, but we didn’t reach the peak download speed of 300mbps. And the advanced settings are very practical. The battery capacity of 3000mAh can maintain more than one day full time use. And it has the function to charge other electronic devices. According to official sayings, up to 10 wireless users could connect with the Huawei E5787 for surfing. These technical features make it useful and we recommend it for those who usually need long time fast surfing and data plan.

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

 

Difference between Huawei E5786 and E5885

It has been months since the Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro 2 was released to market and we had introduced this new 4G router in details. If you had used the Huawei first LTE cat6 mobile router, you may know the Huawei E5786 4G hotspot. Today, we will have a look at what’s the difference between the Huawei E5885 and E5786.

Appearance

As we introduced before, the Huawei E5885(available model called E5885Ls-93a) follows the design of the Huawei E5770 Mobile WiFi Pro. On the front upper side, there is only a small screen to show connection information. The upper side is made of plastic but looks cool, the below part is made of high quality leather, which makes it feels very good in hand. Huawei logo is on the leather.  The whole body of Huawei E5786 is made of plastic, but it also feels good and slippery. The Huawei logo and power button are located at each side of the screen of E5786.

On the back of Huawei E5786, there is Huawei logo with “mobile WiFi”. The Huawei E5885 back has Huawei logo and words “CAT6/6400mAh/23Wh” which indicates the mobile router is a LTE Category 6 mobile hotspot with 6400mAh battery for 23 hours working time.

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 back logo

The Huawei E5885 power and WPS button are located at the top edge. Between them, the Output and input USB ports, and the Ethernet port are covered by a small cap. The Huawei E5786 has a menu button on the top edge and USB port is at the opposite side.

Huawei E5786 back logo

The back cover of Huawei E5885 and E5786 can be opened. In the Huawei E5885, we can see the SIM card slot and Micro SD card slot are located, where there is a reset button in red. Below is a label with the model number, IMEI number, SSID, WiFi key, IP address, user name and password. One QR code is also included so as to scan and connect. The Huawei E5786 also has the SIM card and MicroSD card slot lying together. What’s more, two TS-9 connectors for external antennas are covered by a cap. However, there is no antenna connector in Huawei E5885.

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 sim card slot and sd card slot

Technical Specifications

The Huawei E5885 and E5786 are both LTE cat6 mobile hotspot which could support LTE download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. They both provide variants for different carriers and various LTE frequency bands. The WLAN standard supports latest 802.11ac with dual band. Huawei E5786 could support up to 10 wireless devices to access internet through WiFi while the latest Huawei E5885 supports maximum up to 32 users. They both use the Micro SIM card. The Huawei E5885 provides one more connection by Ethernet cable while Huawei E5786 can only keep connected with SIM card.

Huawei E5786 antenna connectors

Battery

The back cover of the Huawei E5786 and E5885 can be opened, but the battery of them can’t be removed for change. The battery of Huawei E5786 is 3000mAh, which can keep working for 10 hours. While the Huawei E5885 has larger battery of 6400mAh, which would provide 23 hours working time. They both can charge other electric devices as a mobile power bank. However, the Huawei E5786 needs an accessory call AF18 adapter to make this function true. The Huawei E5885 can directly charge other devices without any problem.

 

What’s more, the Huawei E5885 has a special USB cable with the device. The USB cable can be used as a lifting rope, which is really a smart and practical design. The Huawei E5786 uses the normal USB 2.0 cable for charging.

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 USB Cable

From the comparison, we think there is no doubt that the latest Huawei E5885 is much better than the E5786, ont only on the design but also the practical functions. So if you are looking for a wonderful mobile hotspot, we think Huawei E5885 is good to recommend.

Huawei E5787 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

Huawei E5787 4G+ is a new mobile LTE Hotspot which has been released last year and now it’s available for many network providers in Asia and Europe. This is the successor to the popular Huawei E5786 from the year 2014. As the predecessor, the E5786 modem supports up to 300 MBit/s in the downlink (LTE category 6), technically speaking, not much has changed. The new Huawei E5787 has the large touch screen on the front, with which the hotspot is particularly easy to use. In the test, you will see the detail features of the Huawei E5787 and the specifications.

Huawei E5787
Huawei E5787

Appearance

The Huawei E5787 4g+ MiFi is available in black and white. The device is slightly smaller than the predecessor Huawei E5786 and works overall quite inconspicuous. The large touchscreen display is visible on the front, but an LED indication is not available. At the top of the hotspot is the power button, there is a micro-USB port as well as two TS-9 antenna connectors. In addition to the power supply and USB charging cable, it also includes a small hand loop in the package, which can be attached to the router.

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

The first impression is quite good. After inserting the SIM card as well as the battery (nano-SIM cards with adapter on MicroSIM work safely) you have to start the Huawei E5787 over a long press on the power button. If you do not use a completely exotic provider, the LTE Hotspot configures itself completely automatically and after entering the SIM PIN you are already online.

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

Technical specifications

The Huawei E5787 is sold worldwide in several variants, which support different frequency ranges. The Huawei E5787s-33a is available in Europe and is compatible with all frequency bands that are important in Europe but can also be used on other continents. Unfortunately, with the chipset has not changed in comparison to the predecessor, there is still “only” LTE Cat6 with 300 MBit/s. Many smartphones such as the Huawei P10  or the Samsung Galaxy S8 are already offered at least 600 MBit/s in the downlink with a higher-level chipset, and the Netgear AirCard 810 touch screen hotspot is also providing faster service.

Huawei E5787 E5787s-33a

 

Manufacturer & Model: Huawei E5787s-33a
Technologies: LTE / 4G (Cat6) | UMTS / 3G GSM / 2G
Frequency ranges: * LTE: 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600

* UMTS: 850/900/1900/2100

* GSM: 850/900/1800/1900

Maximum speed: * LTE: 300Mbps down, 50Mbit/s up

* UMTS: 42.2 Mbit/s down, 5.76 Mbps up (when using DC-HSPA+)

* GSM: 236 kbps (when using EDGE)

WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS 802.11a/b/g/n/ac to 867 Mbps 2 × 2 MIMO | 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
Software tested: Firmware version: 21.312.11.00.00
Others: * 2 x external antenna connector (type TS-9)

* Touchscreen 2.4 inch

* Replaceable battery 3,000 mAh

* MicroUSB connector

Operation & Touchscreen

The E5787 is Huawei’s first mobile WLAN router with touch-screen operation. The display is 2.4 inches in size and provides a color display. The plastic cover over the display reflects quite strongly and the display quality of the display is not comparable to that of current smartphones, but much worse. You can recognize all the contents well, but when you look at the display, it is somewhat brighter. But the response of the screen is good, and usually one seldom uses the display at an LTE Hotspot.

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The speed of the software and the response speed of the touchscreen could be convincing. Huawei offers a much better experience in the E5787 hotspot than Netgear AirCard 790 or AirCard 810 Hotspot. Also, the software is quite appealing, without losing the functionality from the eye.

 

On the start screen, all important functions are displayed by default. This includes a large time display including the date as well as the status bar Information about the reception, WLAN and battery. Access to further functions or the settings is obtained by unlocking the E5787 with a “Swipe” to the left. In the main menu, there are the 6 menu items “Connection Wizard”, “Energy Saving Mode”, “SSID and Password”, “SMS”, “Settings” and “Info”.

In addition to the touchscreen operation, a web interface is also available, which can be accessed via the IP address 192.168.8.1. In addition, the Huawei HiLink app is also available for iOS and Android, with which a configuration is also possible.

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LTE up to 300 MBit/s

Theoretically, the Huawei E5787 with its LTE Cat6 modem reaches speeds of up to 300 MBit/s in the downlink. For this purpose, the hotspot bundles two frequency bands by carrier aggregation technology provided that the mobile radio network also makes this technology available. In the test, speed tests were carried out with SIM cards from Vodafone and Telekom, but only in the frequency range around 800 megahertz, in particular, to be able to test the reception and the speed in remote areas. The Huawei E5787 made a good figure here, especially in comparison with various smartphones, reception is often better and the data rates were slightly higher. In case of doubt, an external antenna can also be connected for the purpose of improving the reception; the necessary two TS-9 connectors are hidden under a side cover. If you need the Huawei E5787 external antenna, you may try this one: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-ts-9-connector.html

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WLAN without Extender

Devices can be connected to the Internet either via the USB port or via WLAN. The cable connection worked in the test without problems, but most users will probably use WLAN. The maximum speed over WLAN is 867 Mbps, up to 10 devices can be connected at the same time. The Huawei E5787 supports both the frequency range around 2.4 GHz as well as the 5 GHz, the simultaneous use in the dual-band mode is unfortunately not possible. In the test, there were no problems with the WLAN. It is nice that the WLAN access data are no longer displayed in the display like on some previous Huawei hotspots, but are only displayed on demand, so as the important settings such as WLAN SSID, WLAN password.

A major disadvantage of the Huawei E5787 compared to many other LTE hotspots: a so-called WLAN extender or WLAN repeater is missing. The predecessor E5786 had still integrated the function, with which one can use an existing WLAN network as Internet access, but in the E5787, Huawei disabled the function for unknown reasons. It’s really a pity.

Huawei-E5786 VS Huawei E5787

Battery & Other

The battery of the Huawei E5787 has a capacity of 3.000 mAh. The battery can easily be replaced by the user, which is an advantage compared to the predecessor model Huawei E5786. So you can buy a second battery or in the case of a battery defect, quickly replace it even outside the warranty period. In continuous test operation with an average of 3 WLAN devices connected simultaneously to 2.4 GHz, the runtime was around 10 hours.

The E5787 4G Hotspot offers the possibility to also be used as an external battery (“Powerbank”), which can charge an empty smartphone with power off. For a full charge, it should not be enough with most current smartphones, so the Powerbank function is, therefore, more suitable for the emergency.

Conclusion

The Huawei E5787 is a very good LTE hotspot. The touch screen operation was well implemented and the software was designed appealing. The modem performance was good in the test and the maximum speed of 300 MBit/s should be sufficient for most users, but it is disappointing that Huawei “only” installed an LTE Cat6 modem and the E5787 has no great technical improvement. Also some practical functions are missing: the simultaneous spark on 2.4 and 5 Gigahertz is not supported and support of a maximum of 10 devices at the same time in comparison with the competition also somewhat obsolete. Nevertheless: if one can ignore the few criticism points, the Huawei E5787 a very good mobile LTE hotspot to recommend.

 

Huawei E5785 LTE Cat6 Hotspot Released

We had introduced the four recommended 4G LTE Cat6 mobile hotspots previous, here now a new mobile hotspot with LTE cat6 (downlink speed up to 300Mbps) released by Huawei. If you are looking for a mobile LTE Hotspot with LTE Cat6, you get a new option. The manufacturer Huawei offers the device named Huawei E5785. The LTE router with battery is technically strongly related to the predecessor model Huawei E5786, but offers a replaceable battery. In the download the E5785 MiFi reaches up to 300 MBit/s, in the upload up to 50 MBit/s.

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Huawei E5785

The Huawei E5785 is available in black and white and has a small display on the front, which displays status information such as the reception and the data volume consumed, but the display cannot be operated. We also introduced the predecessor sister model Huawei E5787 mobile WiFi, which is still the only router in the Huawei range that has a touchscreen display. The battery of the Huawei E5785 offers a capacity of 3,000 mAh and can easily be changed by the user. According to the manufacturer, approximately 12 hours of operating time are possible with a full battery charge.

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The Huawei E5785 provides a micro USB port for charging and data transfer. In addition, there are two connections for an external LTE antenna(Check Huawei E5785 external 4G antenna). The WLAN module works on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, up to 16 devices can be connected to the hotspot at the same time. Whether a WLAN Extender function was installed, is not known yet. The Huawei E5785 MiFi is operated either via a browser web interface or via an app from Android and iOS devices. Some basic settings can also be selected directly on the device, using both the menu button and the power button directly on the E5785.

 

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Availability of the Huawei E5785

So far, the Huawei E5785 LTE Cat6 Hotspot seems to be available in Europe only in Poland, with the providers Play and T-Mobile. The exact model number for the Polish market is E5785Lh-22c; the Huawei E5785 is also easily usable in other European countries due to the support for LTE 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz (band 20, 3, 7). However, you should be careful with other E5785 model numbers in Asia and the Middle East, which may support other frequency ranges. We will update more information about the Huawei E5785 later.

How to Update Huawei E5786s-32a Firmware

This article describes how to upgrade the Huawei E5786s-32a firmware to 21.297.03.00.309 firmware version. This update activates the Wi-Fi Extender function that is not implemented in the firmware of all E5786 routers, although it is mentioned in the technical specifications.

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The Wi-Fi Extender function allows the Huawei E5786 router to switch from the 4G network to a WiFi network available around so that you can access the WiFi network, in order to save your Data plan. If the WiFi signal is lost, the router switches automatically to the data network.

 

huawei e5786 LTE 3G WIFI Offload

Disclaimer:

This operation is absolutely not supported by the manufacturer HUAWEI, in case of error during the operation of flashing of your firmware, you could make your router inoperative and totally out of service. At the slightest doubt or error message, do not continue the operation. On the other hand, by performing this operation, you lose all guarantees for your device, and any repair operation would be at your expense. We 4gltemall.com are not liable for any damages on your device if you carry out this operation which takes place at your own risk.

 

 

We started with the following versions of the software (firmware) and WEB GUI (UI) installed by default on the E5786 in our possession:

Hardware version: CL3E5786SM

Software version: 21.297.03.00.309

Web UI Version: 17.100.05.00.309

 

 

To upgrade to following software (firmware) and WEB GUI (UI) versions:

Hardware version: CL3E5786SM

Software version: 21.303.07.00.00

Web UI Version: 17.100.09.03.03

 

 

Update of the 24/11/2016(New versions):

Hardware version: CL3E5786SM

Software version: 21.313.17.00.00

Web UI Version: 17.100.14.01.03

 

The new firmware version essentially fixes security issues related to open-ssl.

 

First of all, you have to install the HUAWEI drivers, for this we recommend installing the application “Mobile WiFi” whose sources are on the flash memory of the router. This application installs the appropriate drivers for a full USB connection.

 

Use a good quality USB data cable to connect your router to your PC, we recommend that you use the one provided with the device. You should see a drive containing the application; we installed this application in version 1.12.00.309 on Windows 10 without difficulty. Once this application is installed, the firmware update program is able to communicate with the E5786 Router.

 

 

Operations

 

When your router is detected after launching the program, the program may ask you for a flash code or flashcode in a small window that opens, be careful, it is not a network unlock code, but a code that allows the firmware to be updated.

 

To obtain the code of flashing, it is necessary to identify the IMEI number of your device, it is generally written on the box and the body label of the device. We can give you the flashing code, this operation is absolutely free.

 

Download the firmware file © Huawei:

Huawei_E5786s-32a_Update_21.303.07.00.00.zip

(MD5 sum 392d4c74c7ab254fa42726959931a690)

Then download the WEB_UI © Huawei:

Huawei_E5786_WEBUI_17.100.09.03.03_NE5.zip

(MD5 sum c55a341dc5e9c6844c1f744d1fc57d39)

 

Update of 24/11/2016:

Download the firmware file © Huawei:

Huawei_E5786s-32a_Update_21.313.17.00.00.zip

(MD5 sum 4ae941e2b6d3a1a2b418f2c45f6fd11c)

Then download the WEB_UI © Huawei:

Huawei_E5786_WEBUI_17.100.14.01.03_NE5.zip

(MD5 sum b0f179cc2d875c23ed03c81a45610695)

 

 

In the following procedure, simply adapt the text according to the firmware and UI versions you are using. Start by running the firmware update 21.303.07.00.00. Make sure your PC is properly charged if you are using a laptop, and that your E5786 is also fully charged so you do not risk a battery failure during the software update. And the update process would not be suspended.

We recommend that you disconnect the network connection of the PC you are using and then disable your antivirus to avoid interference with the flash.

 

Then start the program Huawei_E5786_Update_21.303.07.00.00.exe right click “run as administrator” under Windows. A dialog box starts by scanning the USB ports of the PC looking for the device, if it does not find it; make sure that your drivers are properly installed. It is during this phase that the program is likely to ask you for the code of “flashing”.

 

 

Your device will restart, in principle your settings are retained, but you will have to re-enter the PIN code of the SIM card.

 

When the operation is finished, you must update the interface

Web UI Version: 17.100.09.03.03

 

Select the program 2_Update_WEBUI_17.100.09.03.03_NE5.exe right click “run as administrator” under Windows. The sequence is identical to the previous phase, but you will not be prompted for the flash code.

 

After updating the 2 elements, your interface offers several languages; choose the one that suits you.

HUAWEI E5786S-32A FIRMWARE UPDATE (1)

And you will see the new home page.

HUAWEI E5786S-32A FIRMWARE UPDATE (3)

 

In the new home page, you can see a WiFi Extender button at the right side of the ON/OFF and DATA buttons. In the settings you will now see a “WIFI Extender” column.

HUAWEI E5786S-32A FIRMWARE UPDATE (2)

This Wi-Fi Extender menu allows you to select a WiFi network and enter the security key. The priority menu is used to define whether the router should automatically connect to the WiFi network. Please note that now you will also find the Wi-Fi Extender menu in the Hilink app on Android or IOS as well as in the internal menu of the router.

 

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Huawei E5787 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

A new router successor to Huawei MiFi E5786 Hotspot has appeared on the market in early summer last summer, it is the Huawei E5787, also named Huawei E5787 Mobile WiFi Touch.

Huawei E5787

The Huawei E5787 Mobile WiFi Touch is a 4G+ category 6 router, allowing a download speed of 300 Mbps and a download speed of 50 Mbps. Always broadcasting WiFi 802.11ac, it broadcasts on the 2.4 GHz and 5 Ghz frequencies. It is of course backwards compatible with 2G and 3G and supports 802.11 b/g/n in addition to ac.

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There are 2 main novelties for this E5787 compared to its predecessor Huawei E5786.

 

  1. A large 2.4-inch screen is now in front, but most importantly, it is tactile and gives access to operating and configuration menus. This functionality gives it the nickname of WiFi touch. The screen of Huawei E5786 can only show the connection status and data consumption, if users want to operate the setting for WIFI and password, they have to log in the web page to setup.

 

  1. Unlike the E5786, the battery of Huawei E5787 is removable. This 3000mAh battery gives 12 hours of autonomy to this router. The battery of E5786 can’t be removed.

For the rest of the characteristics, we can find more features as below:

1. Capacity of 10 simultaneous Wifi users.

2. Possibility to connect a PC via the micro-USB port.

3. The two TS-9 connectors for an external antenna.
4.
With nano HPM Cortex A9 processor, it supported 4G bands are:

* LTE FDD: 1/3/5/7/8/20 (800/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz)
Note: It still lacks the 700 MHz (B28).
* LTE TDD: 38/40/41 (2300/2500/2600MHz)
5. Dimensions of 109 x 58 x 7.5mm, therefore significantly thinner than its predecessor E5786. And the weight of 155g, it’s easy to take away when on the go.
6. One micro SD card slot, connected users could share files in the SD card plugged in.

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We can find the metallic border that surrounds the case, which is the high-end smartphone way. Moreover, the Huawei E5787 router is available in different colors, such as Black, White, and Silver. You will have to wait a little to acquire it, because it is available only in rare countries, but no worries, you can get unlocked Huawei E5787 from www.4gltemall.com. You don’t need worry about the compatibility because it supports many LTE 4G bands. We will take the test for Huawei Mobile WiFi Touch E5787 in near future.

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