The 3HuiTube, successor of 3WebCube, is the new wireless router for Austrian mobile operator Three Austria. The HuiTube is not black and angular, but white and round and offers complimentary wireless internet access as LTE connectivity for home.
Features and characteristics of the 3HuiTube
|Manufacturer and type designation:||ZTE MF282 3HuiTube|
|Download rate up:||Up to 150 Mbit/s|
|Upload rate to:||Up to 50 Mbit/s|
|Supported LTE bands||800 MHz/1800 MHz/2600 MHz|
|Backward compatible with:||DC-HSPA+ / UMTS / GMS|
|Support of LTE-Advanced||No|
|MIMO Support:||Yes, 2×2|
|External antenna connector:||Yes, 3G / 4G via TS-9 (Buy 3HuiTube Antenna)|
|With integrated telephone system:||No|
|Connector for ISDN telephones:||No|
|Connection for analog telephones:||Yes (RJ11)|
|Integrated answering machine:||No|
Network | LAN & WLAN
|LAN Ports:||1x Gigabit LAN (RJ45)|
|WLAN Standards:||WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|5 GHz WLAN support:||Yes|
|Encryption:||WPS, WEP, WPA, WPA2|
|Wireless Internet Hotspot function:||Yes, for up to 64 devices|
|Dimension:||128 x 107 mm|
|Memory card expansion:||No|
The 3HuiTube is also constructed unusual: The router part sitting on a dock and can be removed to make it operate with its own plug directly into an AC outlet. A colored LED ring on the lid indicates whether and which network the device just uses.
Configuration in the Web
The operating system of the router produced by Chinese manufacturer ZTE, based on Linux 2.6. On a special website, you can configure the router. Here the user can also program a timer, for example, so that the wireless LAN function turns off automatically at night. About the Bridge mode, you can also directly disable the wireless function. Besides the usual encryption as WPA2, a firewall is installed. Additional features include port forwarding, DynDNS, guest-Fi and DHCP server. The installation should be easy.
WiFi & connections
The 3HuiTube could support WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, both on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands (dual band) with 2 × 2 MIMO. The router automatically chooses to request the best wireless channel. User can also choose the channel, using the Channel Analysis of the device. According to operator “3”, 3HuiTube can work as a wireless hotspot for up to 64 devices. The router has a Gigabit LAN port (RJ45) and a connection for an analog telephone (RJ11). The webCube has incidentally two TS-9 sockets.
WiFi via mobile
After the SIM card is inserted, the router only needs to be connected to the home network and is then ready for operation. Unfortunately, ZTE has not installed CAT6 module, so with LTE category 4 at 150 Mbit/s downstream and 50 Mbit/s upload is final. If there is no LTE network available, it can continue surfing via HSPA+ with up to 42 Mbit/s.
Availability & Price
The ZTE 3HuiTube is offered by Austria operator 3 in combination with the LTE tariffs. If you would like unlocked 3HuiTube, welcome to check the online store www.4gltemall.com for SIM free units.