A mini router is a small device that connects to the mobile network available, whether 2G, 3G or 4G, and forwards the connection via regular wireless networks (WiFi / WLAN). Min router is running on battery power, and it is an excellent solution for the person on the go and need network access everywhere on multiple devices – without the need for separate mobile subscription and receiver for each unit.
Previously, we tested the solution with 4G mini router from HUAWEI, the model number is HUAWEI E589. It offers highest 4G speeds up to 100 Mbps. But there is a new alternative mini router now: HUAWEI E5776 4G LTE Cat4 Mobile WiFi Hotspot
Huawei Mobile WiFi E5776
The two mini routers have many common features. The size is approximately the same, and they are both in small size, but thicker than a smartphone. There is one button operation and a small display that shows the status of the connection, battery level, and how much data is used since the last time you turned on the mini router.
Both of them could support battery charging via a micro-USB and there is slot for microSD cards.
But Huawei E5776 supports download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, and can handle up to ten WiFi users or devices simultaneously. Juar like HUAWEI E589, Huawei E5776 router also has a fixed battery of 3000 mAh. Both provide a service life of up to 6 hours. Huawei E5776 also has an app for iOS where you can see consumption, battery life, manage data on micro SD card and change the settings.
Our sample came without a SIM card, so we tested with the same SIM card that came from the operator Telenor. To get started you need to connect the router to a PC using the USB cable. The driver is installed automatically, and a configuration program is in the flash memory of the router. Here are the icons of HUAWEI E5776 web management pages:
WLAN Basic Settings
SD Card sharing page
Then you just have to log on as the router and use the 4G network or other wireless networks that may be available.
In use on Telenor’s network, performance and coverage of HUAWEI E5776 were measured in the same way as HUAWEI E589 4G LTE Mobile WiFi. The Limitations corresponding with the date rates are not in hardware but in the infrastructure and provider limitations. However, we could reach only speeds of 35 Mbps down and 30 Mbps up, even though, it is not something to complain about. This was the fastest we measure. Taking the subway the other hand, or move into the city, or deep in office buildings covering an entire city block, the rate drops noticeably. Sometimes we lose 4G and may even have to make do with 2G connection (also known as “Edge”). The same results happened throughout the country, when you are in sparsely populated areas.
If you have iPhone or iPad, you can also download a free app from Huawei. This allows you to check status, data usage, battery status and change settings.
The app controls most.
The memory card can store photos, music or video that will be available to all users on the network. If you have a 32 GB memory card, you can store a lot of entertainment when the family at the cottage or on a trip, without having to depend on the services of the mobile network. Alternatively, there is space capacity for many presentations and other data if the HUAWEI E5776 is for work usage.
This mini router HUAWEI E5776 is an excellent solution, and it works on all mobile networks and mobile network solutions. You can also buy it separately, so you can choose the service itself. , we reiterate our recommendation: That a mini router provides a great improvement in your browsing experience compared to 3G when move on the surface of a city with developed 4G network, there is no doubt. While Huawei E5776 LTE Cat4 Mobile WiFi works great as a single router in a household with one person, but there is more to talk for share. Data quota may soon be empty if you are an active user.