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:


  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:


  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:


  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:


  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):

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 E5776s-601 Mobile 4G Router Test

We get the Huawei E5776 new model E5776s-601 and take a test per our schedule. Testing was conducted with firmware version Update in semi-automatic mode via the Internet is possible.


Getting Started

Like other similar devices, start working with the router is very simple: installing SIM-card (format Mini-SIM), charging the battery or connect the power supply, turn on the power. In a couple of seconds, you can check the status of the connection with the network. If successful, the wireless clients connect to a secure network router using WPS or entering the password. As we know, the Huawei E5776 4G Router could support up to 10 clients.

Connection parameters are set automatically by the cellular provider (at least this is true for most operators). When changing the card, to change anything in the settings is not required. We can find that the network name and password, serial number, MAC and IMEI number are marked at the back of Huawei E5776, but we would still recommend to record this information somewhere just in case or learn to output it to the screen of the router.

If you connect the E5776S-601 router to your computer via USB, it can act as a network card and a USB-drive. Normal connection speed network card is 150 Mbit/s, which corresponds to the distance to the cell and network environment Internet around.

Like many modems, Huawei E5776 router has a slot for memory cards microSD. It is difficult to call it a mandatory feature in the scenario of mobile access to the Internet, but it can be useful in some cases. Access to recorded data on the memory card is possible on the web, and local connection via USB. In the first case, the files will be accessible from the browser for all network users, and a set of operations is limited to the following options: download, upload (up to 2 GB), delete a file or folder, create a new directory. If necessary, the administrator can choose one of the directories on the map to the public, as well as to limit the rights to “read only”.


Configuring and opportunities

In case you need to change the device settings such as the wireless network name or security key, you can do it through the web interface. It is available at or When entering no password, you can see the connection status, including standard network clients, session statistics on the traffic, the duration of the connection and your phone (if registered in the SIM-card). Administrator of the system can also change the password in the settings.


Comfortable enough, you can work with SMS-messages. So that the user is able to receive newsletters from the operator or activate additional services or services without having to reinstall SIM-card in the smart phone.


Among the settings for connecting, user can setup below the settings: Select the connection mode (automatic or manual), work in roaming network selection (auto, 2G, 3G or 4G), operator selection. It is possible to create or modify an access profile (APN, username and password), and managing PIN-code card.

Automatic configuration provides clients integrated server DHCP. In its settings you can change the router’s own address and the address range for clients.

The “Security” is perhaps the most interesting setting can be considered an indication of translation rules ports. However, the situation with the white» IP-addresses for mobile Internet access today, cannot take for wide use of this function. We also mention the firewall support customizable rules, DMZ, UPnP and SIP ALG.

Difference Between ZTE MF910 and ZTE MF91D 4G LTE Router

Just like ZTE 4G LTE USB modems, ZTE 4G LTE mobile Hotspot looks the same in appearance, but there are some difference between these models. ZTE MF910 and MF91D are two 4G mobile pocket router that looks the same.




Today, we will have a Review of the two similar 4G Pocket WiFi Router. As we know, the ZTE MF91D 4G hotspot has already been presented to public for operators in many countries. It seems ZTE MF910 WiFi hotspot seems not as popular as MF91D right now. But after we review the two MIFIs, you may change this idea.



As we can see, the two mobile hotspots look very similar, we suppose the manufacturer ZTE use the same design appearance for MF910 and MF91D. There is only one button on the front of device, below the screen. There are WPS button, MicroSD card slot and external antenna connector at the side of the body. And one more USB interface for battery charge.


The SIM card slot is in the inner part of the body, user must open the back cover and remove the battery to insert SIM card.





UE category and Link Speed



ZTE MF910 and MF91D are both LTE category 3 mobile router, as the typical feature of Cat 3, the mobile 4G router could support maximum download speed up to 100Mbps, and the peak download speed could reach 50Mbps.


What’s more, the 3G UMTS and 2G GSM/GPRS networks are backward. When working on 3G DC-HSPA+ network, the peak speed could reach 42Mbps. So when user goes to somewhere 4G network is not available, the 4G MiFi could auto switch and work on 3G network in high speed.



Networks Bands


This should be the core difference between MF910 an MF91D. Because this decides where they could work and which operator they would support. The ZTE MF91D could support 4G LTE Band 8, Band 3 and Band 7 (900/1800/2600MHz) while ZTE MF91D would support the three bands and Band 20(800MHz). With this specification, they both could roam in most European countries. But in some specific areas, ZTE MF91D may be unable to work on 4g Network. For example, if user uses the MF91D in remote area far from downtown where the 4G band 20 is deployed, it may not connect to 4G and switch to 3G network.



It may not occur on ZTE MF910 because it supports the most popular three LTE bands in Europe areas. So unlock ZTE MF910 could fully replace MF91D. Someone may ask, then why the two models exist simultaneously? It’s a good question, usually, the more bands a UE decide could support, the more expensive it is. So ZTE MF91D is in lower price than MF910. And some operator didn’t adopt the LTE band 20, it’s unnecessary for them to order a device with this band supported.



By the way, almost all the LTE mobile WiFi Hotspot could support up to 10 WiFi users to access Internet and surf, including the ZTE MF910 and MF91D.




In conclusion, ZTE MF910 4G hotspot is more powerful than MF91D, but user could buy budget MF91D per the actual situation. If you want know more 4G mobile hotspots, welcome to land .





HUAWEI E5 Family –3G 4G Pocket WiFi

It would be lucky if you or your friend around have HUAWEI E5 Pocket WiFi Hotspot, you can easily share the wireless network via this device. As the world leading Pocket WiFi Hotspot, more and more people get to know the star from HUAWEI Portable 3G Router. When traveling, business trip, outdoor acctivities, you may feel enjoyable and convenient if you have a pocket WiFi HUAWEI E5.

So what is HUAWEI E5 Pocket WiFi? For Pocket WiFi, it’s easy to understand, but for HUAWEI E5, it could be a long but fantastic story.


HUAWEI E5, the original factory model should be E583X, was firstly released at  at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2009. Japan was the first country to introduce this mobile WiFi Hotspot(named HUAWEI E5830) to demestic and launched to commerce. As the developed market for electronics, Japanese like this portable 3G router very much, which made HUAWEI E5830 (The frist generation of HUAWEI E5 Pocket WiFi). Per the report from HUAWEI, the sales record of HUAWEI E5 pocket WiFi reached 300,000 units at the end of 2009. Now more than 40 networks operators are ordering HUAWEI E5 and introduce them to their domestic electronic users. Of course, they are not introducing the first generation of HUAWEI E5, HUAWEI have already launched 4th generation Pocket WiFi E5. Let us see what’s the stars of 4 generations.


First Generation– HUAWEI E583X(E5830, E5830S, E585, E583C, E560) 7.2Mbps Mobile WiFi Hotspot


As we introduced before, HUAWEI E583X opened the market for 3G Pocket WiFi based on its portability and easy use. The E5830s mobile Wi-Fi device connects to devices using its wireless interface, providing Internet access through any Wi-Fi device, mobile phone, game console, digital camera, notebook and PDA. Key features include: intelligent power control, temperature protection, web messages, web SD card information sharing, small screen page setting and screen display of statuses.



Huawei announced the launch of its next-generation mobile Wi-Fi device, the E583C in July 2010. Huawei developed the E585 based on feedback from consumers and UK wireless carrier Three, including a start-up button and OLED display detailing information such as signal strength, 3G or HSDPA connectivity, number of devices connected to the hub, battery level, and the network being used. This improvement makes HUAWEI E585 and E583C easier to operate and connection status more visible. They are equipped with a personal mobile WiFi hotspot to support maximum of 5 compatible devices. Sometimes, with USB cable, users can get one more device to access internet. These devices include notebooks, iPads, or handheld gaming consoles etc..

Huawei E583C Mobile 3G Router seems more popular because it adopts a new design with a 1-inch color OLED display that shows information such as network operator details, signal strength, Wi-Fi connection status, and battery level. And with the external antenna, users in rural area or low signal area could have external option to enhance their connection speed. The E583c converts 3.5G HSPA mobile signal into Wi-Fi coverage, automatically creating Internet access and individual Wi-Fi hotspots for up to five Wi-Fi-enabled digital devices. It can also provide simultaneous Internet access to a sixth device when it is connected to a laptop computer via a USB cable. HUAWEI E583c Pocket WiFi Router should be a revolution model fro HUAWEI because from this model, HUAWEI began to sell HUAWEI E5 with their own brand, but they maintain the channel with the operators. It’s a time of strategy change, HUAWEI want to build their own brand, not just the producer for operator carriers.


HUAWEI E560 Portable 3G Hotspot comes out recently, but seems it’s not a popular model because its price in high range and no more new style on this device, just copy the function of HUAWEI E585, and change appearance to HUAWEI E586, then E560 was born.


The key features of HUAWEI E5 first generation is that they support HSDPA 7.2Mbps and 5 WiFi enabled devices could share wireless network (one more via USB cable).

Second Generation– HUAWEI E586 E5331 E5332 E5151 3G HSPA+ 21Mbps Mobile WiFi Hotspot



With the network upgrade, there must be new devices to support the higher network. Then HUAWEI E5 second generation comes out. HUAWEI E586 Mobile WiFi Router was ther first model for 2nd generation. On 17 August 2011, UK Three announced its new high-speed mobile Wi-Fi device: the Huawei-built E586 MiFi, the first mobile Wi-Fi device in the UK to feature next generation HSPA+ mobile broadband technology.. But due to price, HUAWEI E586 3G WiFi Router seems not as popular as first generation models. If you use the device with contract, E586 is considerable. And there is branch model E586ES with external antenna ports.

New WiFi hotspots follow to meet customers’ preference. HUAWEI E5331 Mobile WiFi comes out with very good price and slim appearance, it soon become the best seller in Middle East and Europe. It supports HSPA+ data service up to 21.6Mbps and HSPA+ upload up to 5.76Mbps. With connection time in only 5 second, it becomes more attractive to the users who want easy setup and fast connection with high speed link. Few people know E5331 mobile HSPA+ router has a sister model HUAWEI E5332 with external antenna port. The main difference between them is the antenna. Other features are almost the same. Configured bands of E5331 and E5332 seem more appropriate for users in Europe and Africa.

There is one special E5 pocket WiFi HUAWEI E5151. HUAWEI E5151 pocket WiFi is different from other 2nd generation HUAWEI E5 models because besides the features of 3G UMTS bands and HSPA+ speed, E5151 has an Ethernet port to connect Ethernet cable, which can transfer the WLAN to WiFi signal. So to some extent, HUAWEI E5151 Pocket WiFi is a mobile WiFi and WLAN router.

In conclude, HUAWEI E5 2nd generation could support HSPA+ 21mbps and 5.76mbps, with support of 5 wifi users, with or without external antenna port.



Third Generation– HUAWEI E587 E5756 3G DC-HSPA+ Mobile WiFi Hotspot


Consumers always want the network moving faster, and the wireless terminals. And there HUAWEI E587 42Mbps Mobile WiFi comes into eyes. With external antenna port and larger battery capacity, HUAWEI E587 HSPA+ Pocket WiFi help the users who need high speed transmission or game player to experience much better. The workmanship of HUAWEI E587 Mobile WiFi is much more exquisite than previous model. Looking back to the old models, the path somewhat like iPhone, at the beginning, iPhone 1 or 2 are not that well know, from iPhone 3, it become hot among users. When iPhone 4 appears, it’s the hottest mobile phones in the markets. Comparing with iPhone 3, iPhone 4 has much better workmanship and many improvements in performance. HUAWEI E587 Mobile Router somewhat like iPhone 4. When you hand it, the feel is much different from normal pocket wifi.

Now, there is a new pocket WiFi Huawei E5756 42mbps WiFi hotspot available now. Due to lack of enough information, we can tell what the difference between HUAWEI E587 and E5756 is, but one point is clear that there must some improvements in E5756, we suppose it like HUAWEI E5331 with better internal design and better solution for users.

So the key features of the third generation of HUAWEI E5 family is download speed at HSPA+ 42Mbps and much better workmanship than predecessors.



Fourth Generation– HUAWEI E589 E5776 4G LTE Pocket WiFi Router


Since 4G LTE era comes, HUAWEI E5 Family develops new members to meet the requirements from networks and end users. HUAWEI E589 4G LTE Mobile Pocket WiFi comes to meet the demand and there is no doubt that HUAWEI E589 Portable 4G Router would attract many geeks or MiFi lovers’ eyes. HUAWEI E589 Support LTE download speed at 100Mbps, and support LTE FDD 900/1800/2100/2600Mhz, which almost covers all the 4G LTE networks all over the world. And in any countries deployed 4G LTE network, you can find available SIM card to use with HUAWEI E589 Pocket WiFi. That’s the most attractive core for HUAWEI E589. But it seems HUAWEI E589 4G LTE Router let consumers wait too long time. It’s expected to be available next month. Who knows…

HUAWEI E589 4G Router is not the end of HUAWEI E5, actually, HUAWEI released another HUAWEI E5 4G Pocket WiFi Hotspot with HUAWEI E589. The model number is HUAWEI E5776 4G Mobile WiFi Router, which support LTE donwload up to 150Mbps. What a amazing! The same features of HUAWEI E589 and E5776 is that they could both support up to 10 WiFi enabled devices, which is almost the double of the first generation of HUAWEI E5 Models.

So the fourth generation of HUAWEI E5 family is that they support 4G LTE network and upgrade of donwload speed. More up to 10 users could share the WiFi network.



We believe more and more HUAWEI E5 mobile devices would be available in near future. And more and more consumers will enjoy the wireless world brought from HUAWEI E5 Family.