Huawei Honor Cube WS831 Wireless 802.11ac Router

Recently, we tested several Huawei home routers. The powerful platforms and attractive price are interesting. However, the software can not always satisfy demanding users.

Huawei WS831 Wireless Router

In this article we look at the router Huawei Honor Cube WS831, which also has a second name “Honor Cube” in some sources.


This Honor Cube model has wired ports 100 Mbit/s (one WAN and two LAN), two wireless access points in the 2.4 and 5 GHz, and it supports the current protocol 802.11ac, and is equipped with a USB 2.0 port for connecting external storage devices.


In testing, we used the unlocated devices, so it was difficult to find even English letters on the box and in the instructions and in the web interface. Provided that this model is not on the manufacturer’s website, and not even any documents, it is possible that we will miss some of the features of the device.

Huawei WS831 Wireless Router

Packing router has an almost cubic shape and unusual celadon. No technical information on it, apparently, except for references to a faster processor, support for 802.11ac and company management utilities for mobile devices.

Huawei WS831 Wireless Router

The package includes the router power supply 5.1 V 2.1 A flat Gigabit Ethernet patch cable, a brief description, a warranty card and, as a bonus, the calendar for this year.

Huawei WS831 Wireless Router


The body of the router is made of white glossy plastic. Its dimensions are 90 × 90 × 94 mm. The top cover is printed the name of the series – Honor.

On the edge, the slit are passive ventilation. The second group of holes can be seen in the lower part of the housing.

Huawei WS831 Wireless Router


On the front side is a button «Hi» with chrome rim and a built-in multi-color display, which probably used to connect wireless clients on technology WPS, and reset (with a long press).

All connectors are assembled on the rear panel – input power supply, one port WAN, LAN port and two port USB 2.0. Turn the power of this model is not provided.

Huawei WS831 Wireless Router


The bottom of the selected gray matte is plastic. Based housing has two large rubber inserts that hold it firmly on a flat surface. But you can not fix this model on the wall. There is also a sticker with information about the device, where you can find the wireless network name by default, MAC- and IP-address, serial number and other data.


The main processor unit can be found labeled “5650”. The network has information about the fact that he is a SoC HiSilicon SD5650H with a pair of ARM-cores running at 1 GHz. Given the absence of heat sinks on the chip, and the use of wired ports only at 100 Mbit/s, it is hard to believe in these characteristics. The RAM of the device is 128 MB, and has 16 MB of flash memory for firmware. The Fast Ethernet controller for network is built into the main processor.

Huawei WS831 Wireless Router

The model is equipped with two radio blocks: Realtek RTL8192ER responsible for 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz, and Realtek RTL8812AE for 802.11a/n/ac 5 GHz. Both chips use a configuration of two MIMO antennas that gives the maximum connection speed of 300Mbit/s and 876 Mbit/s, respectively. On the radio blocks, there are no radiators. Antennas are built-in in the model and are on opposite inner walls of the body.


The Huawei Honor Cube Ws831 is a cool wireless router with high speed for download. So if you would like it, welcome to purchase from .


What’s the Difference Between HUAWEI E587 and E5756?

HUAWEI recently released a new pocket WiFi Hotspot for E5 Family. The model number is HUAWEI E5756, take notice, it’s HUAWEI E5756 42Mbps Pocket WiFi, not HUAWEI E5776 4G 100Mbps LTE Pocket WiFi. Frankly speaking, we feel glad that HUAWEI products are more and more user-orentied and focusing on the market demand.

HUAWEI E5756 3G 42Mbps Mobile Power Bank WiFi Router


Someone may say HUAWEI E587 is already a pocket WiFi for 42Mbps based on DC-HSPA+ technology. With external antenna and support 5 users, it almost the top configuration of HUAWEI 3G Pocket WiFi. From HUAWEI E5756, we could see something special, that’s why we say HUAWEI is paying more attention to users and market demand.

HUAWEI E5756 3G 42Mbps Mobile Power Bank WiFi Router

HUAWEI E5756 incorpates the basic functions of 3G portable WiFi Hotspot, supporting 5 users to share WiFi network, easy to take in pocket size, LED screen to show the connection status and operator information. One key special feature is that except 3G Router function, HUAWEI E5756 could also work as a mobile power bank. What a amazing! Perhaps many users are feel tired to take a iPhone, iPad or other electronics outside. To keep the electronics continuous power supply, they must take a power bank, but more importantly, to keep them connected with network, a portable WiFi router is a necessary gadget. So they want less weight in their bag, Huawei finds this demand, and combines the router funtion and power bank function into one. Then HUAWEI E5756 HSPA+ 42Mbps Pocket WiFi and Power bank is born.


Looking at HUAWEI E587 Mobile WiFi Hotspot, it could only work as 3G WiFi Router, so the mobile power function is key difference between HUAWEI E5756 Pocket WiFi. If you have opportunity to choose between them, which one you will take?

Buy HUAWEI E5756

HUAWEI B683 3G Wireless Router Test and Review

Mobile Internet, which was synonymous with luxury – until recently it is now a very common and convenient way to access the global network and to surf internet. Continuously falling prices of the service make more and more people choose to use mobile or wireless network. Following the wake of growing demand for mobile internet devices, manufacturers are trying to create mobile broadband to maximize the easier and more enjoyable communication for us.


One of these manufacturers is Chinese company Huawei, which launched the HUAWEI B683 3G WiFi router. It could connects to 3G mobile network via LAN or SIM card based on HSPA + standard.

General Review

Huawei B683 3G Wirelss Router stands out from the “crowd” of other routers, its unusual, modern design. The outside plastic is used in glossy casing (so-called “piano”), which unfortunately can be seen virtually every fingerprint. If clean it up, it looks very shining.


At the top of the unit is the Dial-up (used to connect to the Internet) button, the side is the ports for connections in the router (external antenna, connect the telephone line, power supply, USB port, four-port LAN 10/100 Ethernet (RJ45)).

At the front of the router there are two buttons – on / off switch and a button Wi-Fi/WPS (for creating wireless Wi-Fi networks).


Behind the rear panel is reset button (used to restore the factory settings) and pendants, based on which we can put HUAWEI B683 stand like a wall. In this back, you will also find housing flap, concealed SIM slot grille.


The discrete icons on HUAWEI B683 3G WiFi Router informs us connection status, the icons are located around the dial-up button. The lights of the icons will keeping on when the B683 is working, so they could show us below the information clearly, even in a dark room:

* Using the USB port

* Wi-Fi/WPS active network

* Internet connection through mobile

* Power

* LAN status


Package Contents

In the box, we can find the router power adapter and user manual for instructions. Manufacturer unfortunately not provided us information about the gadgets that can connect to the device. And users have to look for an external antenna themselves and buy on their own.


Interface and Support

The device is taken out of the box practically ready for use. To use the mobile Internet, we only need to put a SIM card into and snap, and plug the snap into B683 Router. After power is on, a 3G LAN / Wi-Fi router starts working. Usually, you don’t even need to set up a profile , but if you are unlucky to do this, it’s simple and easy, the configuration wizard helps you through the whole process step by step, you just follow up the wizard and click finish. All finished and it will auto connect to internet.


If we want to use more advanced functions of the router, you have to delve into the administration panel. Do not fail the people who want to have access to a large number of network settings.

Huawei B683 3G Router could set up below configuration:

* MAC address filtering

* IP address filtering

* Setup DMZ

* Mobile network settings (including manual network selection)


* UPnP


Regarding the stability and speed of data transmission – during the test, they are not a big deal. Only when the Wi-Fi connected the three devices simultaneously, this is not enough for the maximum device quantity that HUAWEI B683 could connect. It could support total 32 users to share the network.

Mobile internet worked without delay, the HUAWEI B683 Wireless Router could found and correct 3G network in a few seconds. The infrastructure of the operator at the test, unfortunately, did not allow for “squeezing all the juice” from the router. The test speed that I was able to achieve a 2.05Mbit/s (download) and 0.04Mb/s (upload), even the peak speed declared by the manufacturer could reach 28MB/s (download) and 5.76Mb/s (upload). I suppose it’s due to the network environment.


Huawei also has equipped its product in several additional and very useful features. One of them is the ability to send and receive SMS messages from the admin (of course, if our operator gave this functionality).



Huawei B683 3G WiFi Router is the ideal solution for those who want to create a small network. The device is so functional that allows you to use both mobile internet and desktop – through the telephone line.


Unfortunately, the device also has disadvantages. Manufacturer begrudged accessories for the router – in the standard package, there is only power adapter, user guide, then users couldn’t anything more.


Anyhow, we still give good praise on the router performance, because the case is well fit and makes a solid impression. It is a pity that the manufacturer has applied the glossy, new material. On the other hand, this type of equipment will not touch rather too often, so the prints should not be a problem.


The most important is that when we test it, it keeps working at stable status, which is key point users concern.


Actually, HUAWEI also has other 3G Wireless Routers, such as HUAWEI B970b HSDPA 3G WiFi Router, we will introduce next time.