At the end of 2015, Vodafone presented a new LTE router in Hungary, the model number is Vodafone B3500. The B3500 Router is the direct successor to the Vodafone B3000, and comes from the original model Huawei B315. It has similar technical features but little innovations. The Vodafone B3500 could achieve up to 150 MBit/s in the downlink over LTE Cat4. We suppose the Vodafone B3500 is specific for Hungary market because the upgrade model Vodafone B4000 is already available in Germany, which could achieve up to 300Mbps download speed based on LTE Cat6. In this article, we will see more details about the Vodafone B3500 4g Router specifications and features.
Like many other Vodafone 4G Router, Vodafone B3500 LTE router is manufactured by Huawei. It is probably a branded version of the Huawei B315, which we had just tested recently.The router dimension is 186 x 139 x 46 mm in size and about 275 grams. The suitable operation SIM type is a Micro SIM. Vodafone sold the white model, the software has been adapted specifically for Vodafone users and differs significantly from the known Huawei user interface. Whether there is a SIM lock for Vodafone B3500 when sold in Hungary is not clear at present, but there will be unlocked version on www.4gltemall.com in near future for the smooth operation of foreign SIM cards.
The Vodafone B3500 LTE router has about four RJ45 LAN ports on the back, which operate at up to 1000 Mbit/s (Gigabit Ethernet). Furthermore, there is a RJ11 connector for an analog phone, so the router can also be used as a telephone system. Also a USB port for printer or storage media is present. The wireless connection to smartphones, tablets and other devices via Wi-Fi is possible, and it could support up to 32 wireless users.
The modem supports both LTE with up to 150 MBit/s in the downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the uplink and of course UMTS with DC-HSPA+ and GSM with EDGE. If the receive and transmit power is not sufficient or the data rates is poor, user can connect an external antenna to improve the signal and transmission speed. At the back of the Vodafone B3500, there are two SMA connectors, you can refer to below the antenna for the Vodafone B3500.
Whether Vodafone will offer the B3500 LTE router in other countries is still unclear. Here now the Huawei B315 is already available on www.4gltemall.com . If you can’t wait to use the 4G Router, you could choose B315. The advantage to choose Huawei B315 is you can use it with almost all the 4G network providers in Europe and there is original user interface in Huawei B315. You are free to any network!