Vodafone R210 4G Mobile Hotspot LTE Router

Vodafone R210 is a new 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot which to support most of the European LTE network. With the LTE connection, users can enjoy the same advantages of stationary routers. By mid 2012, there were few models that could support LTE networks. Vodafone now offers the R210 for the first time and all common frequency bands in Germany could be supported. Below are the key features and specifications of Vodafone R210 4G LTE Router.


Vodafone R210 4G Mobile Hotspot


Features and Characteristics of Vodafone R210

Manufacturer and type designation Huawei R210 LTE Mobile Wi-Fi
Download Speed 100 Mbit/s
Upload Speed 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands: LTE Band 3/7/20 (800/1800/2600MHz)
other compatible standards UMTS 900 and 2100 MHz, EDGE, GPRS (2G)
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
Connector for external antenna One TS9 Connector
Category: LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) hotspot
Networking | LAN & WLAN
LAN ports No, only wireless
WLAN standards Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
5 GHz Wi-Fi support no
Coding WEP, WPA/WPA2
USB 2x USB 2.0
Integrated battery 3000mAh
Dimensions (H | D | B) & Weight 113 x 62 x 13.5 mm at 140 grams
Information material
Review Vodafone R210 Review



The Vodafone R210 is from the Chinese supplier HUAWEI, and is customized from the model HUAWEI E589. The R210 should be a god partner for business trips. If you put his SIM card in the device, it allows up to 10 other Wi-Fi devices access 4G (LTE) network. This device could be be tablets, laptops or smartphones. The R210 router supports all three relevant LTE bands at 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz. Of course, there is a “fall-back” option. In other words, if LTE is not available locally, the R210 would automatically switch to the next best available network. To optimize the reception, an external antenna can be connected via TS9 connector. The Vodafone R210 is identical with the Huawei E589, except that Vodafone logo emblazoned on the front. It’s a pity they has only one external antenna connector.



As you can see from the picture, the R210 offers operator information via a small display. The display also provides information about the current signal strength, network technology used (eg LTE) and the battery status. And you don’t need worry about the battery supply, it’s has total capacity of 3000 mAh, which is even larger than most smartphones.



What’s more, the R210 is unlimited to Vodafone 4G LTE network, so if you other SIM which works on Band 3/7/20 or single one of them, the Vodafone R210 will also work well without any trouble. Since band 3/7/20 are the most common 4G Frequency bands in Europe, the HUAWEI R210 support almost all the LTE network and 3G UMTS networks in Europe. So HUAWEI R210 is one of the best potable 4G Router to surf and take around.



Unlocked Vodafone R210 4G LTE Router Review

The mobile hotspot router for LTE users
Since early August in 2012, Vodafone offers the R210 mobile Wi-Fi hotspot with built-in battery, which could work with GSM and UMTS and LTE networks. Today, we get the unlocked Vodafone R210 here for test review. Unlocked means it’s not limited to Vodafone SIM card, it could support other operators’ SIM card when the network frequency band is compatible.


First impression

In the package you will find next to the Vodafone R210, there are a USB cable and an AC adapter to charge the battery at the socket. If desired, the device can also be charged directly to the USB port of the computer.

The device itself is about the size of a cell phone and weighs, on the basis of very generously a battery of 3000mAh capacity, a little more than other mobile hotspots. Unfortunately, the battery is permanently installed in the device, so it cannot be easily changed by the user. The casing is made entirely of plastic. However, the R210 is well in hand. The side of the device you will find the power button and the button for the WPS encryption, which makes the wireless connection to computers significantly. In addition, a small reset button has been installed – it is right next to the microUSB port to charge the battery.


Also on the other sides of the R210 are the slots for the SIM card and a microSD memory card type. If desired, an external antenna can be connected. For the usual TS9 port is hidden behind a cover.


Operation of Vodafone R210

The operation of the Vodafone R210 is actually quite simple; it is not immediately clear what position the SIM card to be inserted into the device. Although it displays a small icon next to the slot as it goes, but the icon is extremely small and barely visible. A magnifying glass might help! If you have inserted the SIM card then you have to do is to run the hotspot with a short press on the power button. Then chooses the R210 into the best available wireless network – ideally, of course, the LTE network, if available locally. Connection settings, such as the APN must be entered only when a SIM card from another provider is used – which is generally no problem, because the Vodafone R210 is SIM unlocked. Vodafone cards generally require no configuration.



General information about the current wireless connection will be displayed directly on the screen of the Vodafone R210. These include the online time, the data volume, the current battery charge level or the network technology that is being used by the device. On request, you can also use a corresponding app for Apple iOS or Android smartphones and tablets, download from the respective app store and view the data directly on the smartphone. If you want to make any major settings, but this must still be done via the web interface in the browser. To this are added in the address bar “vodafonemobile.wifi” and after entering the password “admin” are various configuration options given. It can be determined, for example, that the mobile hotspot only uses the LTE network and not to fall back to the 3G or 2G network.



Power and data rates

Let’s talk about data rates. Technically speaking, the Vodafone R210 is perfectly equipped: The integrated modem LTE can handle up to 100 Mbit/s download and affairs up to 50 Mbit/s upload, and if the network and mainly used the plan, this also allows for data rates. In the UMTS network figure is still 43.2 Mbit/s based on the possible data accelerator DC-HSPA+. In a pinch, of course, also the 2G network can be used – here, then with EDGE about 250 kilobits per second.




In my test, I used a SIM card from Vodafone, which supports up to 50 Mbit/s downstream. In addition, tests were conducted in the telecommunications network; the SIM card is limited to 100 Mbit/s. In 4G mode (LTE), it quickly became apparent that it is not about the power or the rate is the limiting factor, but the wireless interface of the Vodafone R210: more than 30 Mbit/s are possible. A look at the technical data also opens soon discover why this is so: While the router supports Wi-Fi to the current n-standard, but only with a maximum of 72 MBit/s – which explains the low net data rates. That’s a shame, but for most users, 30 Mbit/s is also likely to to be perfectly adequate. In the UMTS network in the telecom, Speedtest incidentally reached almost 28 Mbit/s. A use of a modem via USB is not possible; the USB port is only for power.


Conclusion for Vodafone R210 4G Hotspot Router

The reception of Vodafone R210 is absolutely fine, but sets no new standards – in LTE and UMTS network, it could beat Vodafone K5005 4G Surfstick. Nevertheless, the reception is better than most smartphones. The internal battery is 3000mAh with pocket size and it kept six and a half hours of continuous use in test. This is considerably longer than most by keeping other mobile hotspots.


To sum up, the Vodafone R210 is a highly recommended device. Finally it is a mobile hotspot, with LTE, UMTS and GSM combines all three wireless standards in one device and also confident in continuous operation.  The Vodafone 4G Mobile Wi-Fi R210 allows you to connect to the internet with 4G speeds of the smartphone, the tablet, or laptop. If you need one, welcome to shop from www.4gltemall.com

Will you buy Huawei E589 or Unlocked Vodafone R210 4G Pocket WiFi?

It has been a long time since Huawei E589 and Vodafone R210 available in the market. But there are still many users who haven’t gotten their 4G mobile WiFi.


Today, we will have a general review of the two similar 4G LTE mobile WiFi. Huawei released Huawei E589 at the beginning of 2012, then Vodafone customized this factory model per its preference, then Vodafone R210 was presented to public.



Vodafone R210 4G Pocket WiFi was first available in European areas for Vodafone 4G LTE network.  With Vodafone logo below the screen, it looks cool. The classic combination of red and black color makes Vodafone R210 attractive. However, following the factory model of Huawei E589, Vodafone R210 has only one external antenna connector, which may not be a good solution for MIMO. The battery is inserted and cannot be detachable. But the battery is rechargeable with capacity of 3000mAh, which could support the R210 to work for 6 – 8 hours.



Here comes a question, what’s the key difference between Huawei E589 and Vodafone R210? Are they just different from the logo? It’s a good question.



Vodafone R210 is for the commercial 4G LTE network from Vodafone in Europe. So when Vodafone ordered R210, it set R210 to support its deployed 4G LTE frequency band 800/1800/2600MHz. However, Huawei E589 is the model in Huawei brand, so it’s not limited to any network, per the specification, we found it would work on 4G FDD 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz, which covers almost 80% 4G FDD network available now. Based on good reputation in 3G mobile WiFi, Huawei E589 4G LTE pocket WiFi will lead the market demand.




So Huawei E589 would support more operators over the world, unlimited to Vodafone. Per current sales record, Huawei E589 is the most popular mobile WiFi for 4G LTE network, especially in Asia and Europe. The good news is that there are unlocked Vodafone R210 available in 4gltemall.com , it means Vodafone R210 could not only work with Vodafone 4G network, but also support the 4G FDD network operators in other countries or areas. And the price is better than Huawei E589, so if you like Vodafone R210, and don’t want contract, to buy an unlocked Vodafone R210 from 4gltemall.com is a good idea.