Netgear Aircard 762s (AC762S) Mobile LTE Hotspot Available in Germany

After the network specialist Netgear has recently acquired the well-known manufacturer Sierra Wireless for UMTS and LTE modems, the first mobile LTE router from Netgear comes to Germany now. The new model number is Netgear Aircard 762S, usually in short name AC762S. The MiFi hotspot AC762S still follows the typical design of the hotspot line of Sierra Wireless, now it’s available in Northern Europe. The technical data are not quite up to date, only LTE Category 3 is supported, while some LTE Category 4 devices are already offered, such as the Huawei E5776 Huawei E5372.

Good equipment

The Netgear AC762S LTE router can supply maximum of 10 wireless devices to the Internet via Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz Band. Whether an Internet connection via microUSB connector is possible, it must face a test, in any case, you can recharge the battery via the USB Interface, which would allow operation time for up to 6 hours after one charge. If the AC762s connects the computer via USB cable continuously, the Netgear 762S would keep working without any interruption. The exact capacity of the battery is 2000mAh, and the battery is removable. The operation is just like a WiFi router usually managed via a web interface in the browser, but alternatively, Netgear also offers an app for smartphones and tablets to manage the 4G hotspot . The display on the front displays important information such as the data consumption, connection speed or network technology.

Under the LTE network, the speeds of up to 100 megabits per second for the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s for the uplink are possible. The supported LTE frequency bands allow operation in every network in Germany and in most European networks: LTE800, LTE1800, LTE2100 and LTE2600 are available. The LTE Category 4 with up to 150 MBit/s is already offered by the operator Telekom and Vodafone since the summer of 2013; however, you cannot make it come true on Netgear AC762S. In the UMTS network, the frequency bands around 900 and 2100 megahertz are available; unfortunately this feature makes it impossible to use worldwide, since important bands for the Americas missing.

The maximum speed over UMTS is 42.2 Mbit/s for the downlink and 5.76 Mbit/s for the uplink, when the Aircard 762s works on the 3G network based on DC-HSPA+. If the reception at your own location is too weak, you can connect one or two external LTE or UMTS antenna with the Netgear AC762S over the two TS-9 connectors.

The LTE mobile hotspot Netgear AC762S is now available in various online stores such as .You can find a good comparison with other mobile hotspots on our site. Actually, there is a brother model Netgear Aircard 760s which was available in few months ago. It’s already known and used by many customers. The Aircard 760s is for Australia operator Telstra. They look the same from the appearance, other features are almost the same except that the frequency bands on 3G and 4G LTE. If you want to use the mobile hotspot in America or Australia, Netgear 760s would be a good option for you.


HUAWEI E589 VS SIERRA 762s 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

Following the 4G network is more and more popular, 4G gadgets are becoming more and more common. Many users get their own 4G gadgets and enjoy the changes brought from technologies. In the 4G gadgets, there are dongles and pocket WiFi. Today, we will have a review about the most popular 4G LTE mobile WiFi Sierra 762s and Huawei E589.




Somebody may ask why are the two models and not others? The answer is simple; because Sierra 762s and Huawei E589 cover the most commonly deployed 4G frequency bands in Europe and Asia-pacific region. We will talk it later.



Huawei and Sierra Wireless are two top LTE vendors all over the world, and they are always competing with each other for LTE share. Perhaps due the protect from US government, Huawei cannot enter US market, on the contrary, Sierra Wireless is the local US vendor, which supply telecom products mainly to North American and South American. Consequently, Huawei cooperates with many operators in Europe and Asia, but it cannot open the US gate. It’s political matter, not our topic today.



As the competitor, Huawei E589 and Sierra 762s incorporate many same features, which depend on the network status in target markets.


From the appearance, Huawei E589 follow the classic Huawei E5 mobile WiFi design while Sierra 762s is also in good design. They both support 4G LTE FDD 800/1800/2100/2600MHz, Huawei E589 seems more powerful because it support on more frequency FDD 900MHz.



With both supported download speed of 100mbps, the connection stability should the main concern from users. Based on many years professional experience, they are both reliable hotspots with good quality. Under same network condition, we have tested that the average speed is almost the same.



As the same feature of 4G LTE MiFi, Huawei E589 and Sierra 762s could support up to10 users to share the network simultaneously.


Other features are almost the same, easy to take, pocket size. So in our opinion, they are same good 4G mobile WiFi, if you don’t care about the brand, both Huawei E589 and Sierra 762s are worthy to have one.