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Huawei E8372 LTE WiFi Stick

Huawei has presented a new LTE Stick E8372 at the IFA in Berlin with integrated Wi-Fi hotspot. Huawei E8372 combined the function of a simple USB modem with a portable Wi-Fi hotspots if you take it with a mobile power bank. To work with a computer is unnecessary, a power adapter to supply power for Huawei E8372 is sufficient. Technically, huawei E8372 is available in Germany named Huawei E8278, therefore, at first glance we are not quite sure why Huawei brings here a new modem on the market with almost same functions.

Huawei-E8372-lte stick

LTE with up to 150 MBit/s
The Huawei E8372 has a built-in modem of Huawei subsidiary HiSilicon. This chipset can support LTE Category 4 with up to 150 megabits per second on the downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the uplink. If no LTE network available, up to 42.2 Mbit/s is possible via the UMTS network with the data accelerator DC-HSPA+. Furthermore, of course you can use the GSM network, including EDGE. Those who wish to optimize the reception need an external antenna. These are two TS-9 connectors in Huawei E8372.

 

The integrated wireless module operates on the 802.11b/g/n standard and accordingly transmits only on 2.4 GHz. The advantageous in some situations, the 5 GHz band is not supported. A maximum of 10 devices can connect simultaneously via Wi-Fi with the E8372 stick. The operation of the Huawei E8372 is either via the browser or the Huawei Mobile WiFi app, which is available for Android and iOS devices.

 

Like many other modems, the Huawei E8372 can also be used as a storage medium. For this purpose, a MicroSD memory card must be used. Upon request, the files can be shared with other users in the network, the access rights can be assigned individually.

 

3Webcube 3 LTE Router

We had introduced two webcube white for Three yesterday, they are from the Huawei B153 and B183 with very good appearance. Now Three Austria brings the third version of 3WebCube, which had already sold 120,000 on the market. The new LTE Router unlocked version is available now on 4g-store.com . Huawei, the Chinese mobile phone supplier has completely redesigned the router hardware. Upgraded from Webcube B183, 3WebCube 3 supports faster data transmission on LTE than its predecessors. THREE has placed particular emphasis on ease of use and an attractive design value. It’s easy to surf with the 3WebCube3. The user just need insert the SIM card and get PC connected with the router, then user can surf freely.

 

3WebCube 3 4G Router

 

3Webcube 3 LTE Router Technical Specifications:

 

* Manufacturer: Huawei

* Tri-band LTE router for fast broadband access

* Internal Category 3 LTE modem

 

4G Support:

* The 3Webcube 3 WLAN router supports the following LTE frequencies and bands:

– LTE FDD Band 20 (800MHz)

– LTE FDD Band 3 (1800MHz)

– LTE FDD Band 7 (2600MHz)

* LTE download speeds up to 100 MBit/s and upload speed to 50 MBit/s

 

3G Support:

– DC-HSPA+ download speed up to 42.2 Mbit/s and 5.76 Mbit/s upload

– HSPA/HSPA+/ WCDMA/ UMTS (2100/900 MHz)

 

* Wi-Fi Support:

– Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with up to 16 Wi-Fi connections simultaneously

– WIFI router for wireless data transfer up to 300 Mbit/s

– The WLAN 802.11ac standard is not supported

 

The Cube consists of 2 parts with blue interior lighting, when power on, it shines in blue color after connected. Simple installation router via a web browser is possible.

 

Conclusion:

 

With the THREE 3WebCube 3 you get a powerful designer router for fast THREE Hui tariffs. With the new 3WebCube 3, you can now also use the 100 Mbit/s rates correctly. We can offer the unlocked version of 3Webcube 3, then you can use it with any operators, including the THREE. Most of the European operators would work well with it without any limit.

Vodafone K5005 LTE 4G Stick

Vodafone K5005 is the first generation 4G Stick for Vodafone LTE stick. It comes from the Huawei E398. But with customized design, Vodafone K5005 is in red and white color. Vodafone K5005 is a LTE Category 3 USB Stick, suitable for LTE 800 MHz frequency band ( LTE800, 10 MHz bandwidth) and the LTE 2.6 GHz ( LTE2600, 20 MHz bandwidth) frequency band.

vodafone K5005

Vodafone K5005 Technical Specifications:

 

* 4G LTE Datacard(Unlocked for all operators in Europe)

* LTE Category 3 USB Stick

* 4G LTE Frequency bands(800/1800/2600MHz)

* LTE transfer rates up to 100 Mbit/s downstream and upload up to 50 Mbit/s

* UMTS transmission rates up to 42.2 Mbit/s downstream, up to 5.76 Mbit/s upload

* USB Type: Rotatable USB for 180 degree

* UMTS Broadband (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+)

* In the Vodafone network, HSPA+ downstream up to 14.4 Mbit/s

* HSUPA up to 3 Mbit/s in upload

* Quad band (GSM/EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz),

* Operating Systems: Windows 7 / Windows Vista (SP2) / Window XP SP3, Mac OS (R ) X 10.4.11 (Intel ) or 10.5.8 or higher, 10.6.2 or higher

 

Vodafone K5005 Body features:

* Rotatable USB port

* Memory card slot for MicroSD memory card

* Increase its internal memory through a memory card

* 2 antenna connectors for external antenna (type TS-9, buy Vodafone K5005 Antenna)

* Built-in MIMO Antenna, 2 x 2 MIMO

* preinstalled including dial-up software

* Size: 9.2  x 1.5 x 3. 2 cm

* Boxed-product Weight: 41 g

 

Contents with the Vodafone K5005 LTE surf sticks

 

* Vodafone LTE USB stick K5005

* USB extension cable

* Vodafone Mobile Broadband Manager preinstalled on the surf stick

* User manual

Telekom Speedstick LTE III – Huawei E3276

Although Telecom Speed ​​Stick II LTE offered at Telekom is still very successful and reliable, the successor model to the next generation Speed ​​Stick is now available. The telecom Speed ​​Stick LTE III comes available for months now.  The identical model of the Telekom Speed ​​Stick LTE III is Huawei E3276s-150, they are both already for some time on the market and is winner of numerous tests. The Speed ​​Stick III LTE supports LTE Category 4 (LTE plus) and therefore offers the possibility with LTE download speed up to 150 Mbit/s. The Telecom Speed ​​Stick LTE III is not locked by the Telekom network, so it can also be used with Vodafone SIM or O2 SIM card. The Speed ​​Stick III can also roam working with all the 4G operators in Europe.

Telekom Speedstick LTE III

Technical specifications of Germany Telekom LTE Speed ​​Stick III:

* Identical with the Huawei E3276s-150

* Space saving and elegant “rotator design”

* LTE modem category 4

* Support LTE plus

* Integrated modem HiSilicon with the new chipset Hi9620

* Very high connection quality of the Speed ​​Stick III

* Supported LTE/4G frequency bands:

– LTE800 / LTE900 / LTE1800 / LTE2100 / LTE2600 megahertz

– Compatible 3G frequency bands: 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1900Mhz, 2100MHz

– Download up to 150 Mbit/s, with LTE Category 4

– Upload up to 50 Mbit/s, with LTE Category 4

* The Telecom Speed ​​Stick LTE III is backward compatible with 3G UMTS and DC-HSPA+ at up to 43.2 Mbit/s

* The Telecom Speed ​​Stick LTE III is backward compatible with 2G GSM and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Telekom-Speedstick-LTE-III-E3276

* The existing USB 2.0 port is fastened in the body

* Optional memory expansion with microSD memory card (max. 32 GB)

* Standard 2FF SIM card slot for microSIM (Nanosim need a SIM adapter )

* Built-in antennas and external antenna connectors (two TS-9 Antenna connectors)

* LTE external antenna with MIMO 2×2 Support

* Messaging:  SMS functionality (SMS Messages )

* Supported Operating Systems:

– Windows XP / Vista / W7,

– Mac OS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8

* Dimensions: 92x 32 x 14 mm

* Weight: about 30 grams

 

Speedstick-LTE-3-HUAWEI E3276

 

Application of the telecom Speed ​​Stick LTE III

The use of the Telekom LTE Speed ​​Stick III is very simple. Insert SIM card into the Speed ​​Stick, then connect your Speed ​​Stick with a notebook via USB. Connection is Done.

Self-installing driver and Self-installing software (Telecom Internet Manager) , some of the stick are inserted Huawei Mobile partner. Till now, the Telecom Speed stick III is one of the best wireless 4G stick.

 

 

Huawei E5186 LTE CAT6 Router Preview

In a few weeks the German Telekom and Vodafone launch LTE-Advanced Category 6 offered speeds up to 225 Mbit/s in the downlink with Vodafone, at Telekom even up to 300 Mbit/s. At MWC, Huawei released the mobile WLAN hotspot E5786 which is already a first LTE CAT6 shown terminal at CeBIT. It was followed with another model Huawei E5186 router now. The Huawei E5186 is the successor to Huawei B593 and was not only technically upgraded, but also the design and functions are now much of higher quality.

 

High Speed ​​by Carrier Aggregation
The heart of the Huawei E5186 LTE router is new modem chipset. This is manufactured by the subsidiary HiSilicon and supports LTE-Advanced to Category 6, so depending on the network configuration, up to 300 MBit/s in downlink is possible. To this end, Carrier aggregation is used, ie different frequency ranges are combined. However, the maximum speed is only achieved when the supported bandwidth of 40 MHz is fully available.
For Germany Telekom, the frequency bands are 20 MHz LTE1800 and 20 MHz LTE2600 in cities, however, in the country you will probably encounter more often the combination of LTE1800 (20 MHz) and LTE800 (10 MHz) here and the speed with 225 Mbit/s is lower. Vodafone uses Carrier Aggregation with LTE800 (10 MHz) and LTE2600 (20 MHz), so it will also be possible here a maximum speed of 225 Mbps.

 

 

Gigabit LAN and WLAN ac
Not only the modem has been renewed at Huawei E5186, the remaining technical data have been considerably improved compared to the previous B593. The four LAN ports on the back are now working at gigabit speed, the WLAN module now supports the standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and thus allows wireless transmission rates of up to 1.3 gigabits/s Thus, the high speeds of LTE-Advanced can also use easily on the terminal.

 

The on-off switch has been moved from the side to the back side in comparison to B593, the USB interface is completely saved. A single USB port is still on the back, so printer or storage media can be integrated into the E5186 network. The two RJ-11 ports for analog phones still exist, the new functions are that not only VoIP is supported, but also VoLTE and CSFB, ie telephone directly via the SIM card in the router. The two connectors for external antennas are still available at the usual place (under the cover).

 

 

Huawei E5186 on Vodafone and Telekom
The Huawei E5186 LTE CAT6 router with the Huawei E5786 is record as the first Category 6 devices to Vodafone portfolio from summer. Both devices are again provided with the new name, for example, the E5186 has the new name as Vodafone B4000. Also at Germany Telekom, there are plans, the Huawei E5186 included in the assortment. Here, however, a final selection is not yet made ​​- whether the device comes as “Speedbox III LTE”  to the portfolio is unclear.

 

Alcatel One Touch L100V LTE Stick Test

In this review, I’d like to introduce the Alcatel One Touch L100V LTE Stick. What Alcatel One Touch L100V can do for us and what about the specifications, and how about in comparison to competition from Huawei, learn it in this test.

Alcatel One Touch L100V

The Alcatel One Touch L100V LTE stick is currently only be purchased via the online trading site www.4g-store.com . In brief, the Telekom will take the stick under his own name LTE Speed ​​Stick 2 in their range, we have already reported. We have sent the black L100V for the test. The LTE Stick comes in a small cardboard box without a lot of accessories; just a USB cable and a quick start guide are included. From the outside, the Alcatel One Touch L100V looks unimpressive from: it is completely made ​​of plastic, as big as a Huawei E392 stick and has a compact USB port, which is not as good as LTE stick Huawei E398. The specifications can be seen as below:

Manufacturer: Alcatel
Model Name: One Touch L100V (tested firmware version: EX153700XX)
Technologies: LTE (4G) UMTS (3G) GSM (2G)
Frequencies: * LTE: 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz * UMTS: 900/1800/2100* GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
Speeds: LTE: 100Mbit/s down, 50Mbit/s up UMTS: 42.2 Mbit/s down, 5.76 Mb/s up (when using DC-HSPA+)  GSM: 256kbit/s (when using EDGE)
Other: MicroSD slot

Alcatel One Touch L100V LTE Stick

Installation and commissioning

The upper half cover of Alcatel L100V can be removed completely. Below the cover, there are the slots for SIM-card and MicroSD memory card. After any simcard was used in the standard format, the stick can be connected to the USB port of the computer. Because the USB port is not in the center but slightly to the side sitting in L100V, possibly other ports cannot be used directly next to the USB port, which I personally do not like this design so much. Exemplary contrast, the installation of the software is installed with a few clicks of the connection manager that is completely in English language.

sim Card and memory card

 

After installation, you do not need the SIM PIN if you get the unlocked Alcatel L100V from 4G-Store.com, and then you can connect instantly to the Internet. Special settings are not necessary in most cases because the Alcatel software has already stored the needed connection profiles.

Alcatel connection software

The Alcatel L100V connection software is convincing in every respect. Also it runs relatively fast and reacts quickly on weak systems. The design is simple and easy even for non-technical users. Despite the simplicity and experts do not come too short, there are various settings, such as the stick to adjust “LTE only”. Besides the usual configuration options, there is also a SMS Manager to send and receive short messages as well as a diagnostic tool that the exact analysis of the compound allowed. Here about the online time and the consumed volume of data to be collected.

Alcatel-L100V-Manager

Call quality, reception and data rates

Unfortunately, there is no connector for external antennas in the Alcatel One Touch L100V LTE Stick. Even without a separate antenna, the stick provides a very good reception. In poorly served regions with LTE, the L100V still achieve decent data rates, as I have noted in the test LTE on 800 and 1800 megahertz. In the UMTS network, Alcatel L100V can achieve similarly good data rates as in the LTE network, which is due to the DC-HSPA+ technology. With around 36 megabits/s download, the L100V has surpassed my previous speed record in the telecom UMTS network.

Speedtest-Alcatel-L100V speed

The connection stability of Alcatel L100V has convinced me in the data rates: handover went smoothly and fluently in most cases, only rarely the LTE stick lost the power. But if use the stick on a train or in a car, the link speed of the L100V stick may be flexible depending on the network environment.

MicroSD-Slot in Alcatel L100V

 

Conclusion

Unfortunately, the Alcatel L100V lacks the compatibility with various popular router models such as the AVM Fritz box or Dovado Tiny. This is due to the compatibility with the firmware of the routers; the routers do not recognize the drive of Alcatel USB modem. All in all, the Alcatel One Touch L100V is a very recommendable LTE Stick which comes with good software and properly fulfilled its role as a wireless modem. The low price without contract is also acceptable over small weaknesses such as the lack of connectors for external antennas or the rigid USB connection.

 

Vodafone B3000 4G LTE Cat4 Router Specifications and Features

With the B3000 router, Vodafone upgrade the LTE Router from the previous B2000. The technical data contribute to part of the ongoing LTE network modernization and promise some new features. Find out what the B3000 LTE router distinguishes and where there are differences to the Vodafone B2000.

LTE-Rout_Vodafone B3000

Features und Specifications of Vodafone B3000

Model Number and Manufacturer Huawei B593s-22
Download speed bis 150 MBit/s
Upload speed bis 50 MBit/s
Supported 4G LTE Bands LTE 2600 MHz / 2100 MHz / 1800 MHz / 900 MHz / 800 MHz (FDD) + LTE 2600 MHz TDD
Compatible Networks Modes HSPA, HSPA+; UMTS (900/2100 MHz); GSM
MIMO Support MIMO 2×2
Connector for external Antenna Yes, two SMA connectors
Category LTE Category 4 (CAT4) Modem
Telephone
Integrated Telephone yes, VOIP SIP Client
Port for analog Telephone Yes, 2xRJ11
DECT No
integrator answering machine
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN Ports 4 LAN Ports (RJ45)
WLAN Standards WLAN 802.11b/g/n for up to  32 terminals
5 GHz WLAN Support No
Encryption WEP, WPA, WPA2
USB yes, 2x USB 2.0
Dimensions / Weight 194 x 177 x 64 mm and 450 g

 

 

From the appearance, we can find little difference to the B2000. Under the OEM body with Vodafone logo, however, we can find a new version of the Huawei B593, accurately, B593S-22. The most important innovation: The LTE modem now also dominates LTE category 4, therefore, theoretical data rates of 150mbps. CAT4 is currently only available in urban centers, so in the cities with over 100 thousand inhabitants, WLAN with A standard is unfortunately not yet on the specification list. Users must therefore continue to take maximum 802.11n to be achieved. The B3000 provides total 4 LAN ports on the back along with 2 USB ports.

Telephone and reception

About two RJ11 jacks analog telephones can be operated via VOIP. A SIP client is integrated. Regarding the wireless network compatibility, the B3000 shows exemplary. In addition to all the important German LTE bands, LTE900 and LTE TDD at 2600 MHz are further supported. In addition, of course, all the relevant 3G and 2G standards predecessors including the 3G data turbo DC-HSPA+, which data rates of up to 42.2 Mbit allowed. the B3000 does not have SIM lock, so it can be used with other network operators besides Vodafone.

Availability and costs

The B3000 will be available from April 2014 on Vodafone shop. The target should focus on the ​​business customers. Those who want to order the model may find the B3000 Router in the form of B593s-22 selling on 4g-store.com at some outrageous prices. The final price of the Vodafone Store is not yet clear.

Conclusion

Many elementary improvements are not offered on the B3000. But currently, Vodafone B3000 is still one of the best LTE routers available.

Telekom Speedbox LTE mini II E5786 Hands-On

Named the Speedbox LTE mini II, the German Telekom brings a new LTE MiFi router on the market the summer of 2014. The Speedbox mini II LTE is the first LTE mobile hotspot for LTE Category 6 Up to 300 MBit/s in downlink achievable, provided appropriate tariffs and power supply. The successor of the Speedbox LTE mini is again manufactured by Huawei and Huawei E5786 MiFi are technically the original factory router. We were already able to watch the Telekom Speedbox LTE mini II accurate at CeBIT.

The world’s first LTE Cat6 modem
We have already seen many details of the Huawei E5786 LTE router at Mobile World Congress. The model is the successor to the popular Huawei E5776 ( Speedbox LTE mini ) and features the world’s first device with a modem for LTE Category 6 (LTE-Advanced) with up to 300 MBit/s. The Speedbox LTE mini II are technically the E5786, only the software and appearance will be provided with a slight branding in all likelihood, as you already know that from previous modems.

huawei E5786 WHITE

WLAN ac and strong battery
The design of Speedbox LTE Mini II has changed little compared to its predecessor: on the front is still a square, monochrome display built in, which provides information clearly such as data consumption and reception quality. Also the key functions could come true via the Power and the Menu button, this feature is already known from the middle-class device Huawei E5372. Furthermore, there is again connections for external antennas, a slot for a microSD memory card and a microUSB connector. The battery is 3000 mAh strong as its predecessor and is designed to provide working time for approximately 10 hours. But the battery is built-in and could not be removable.

Huawei E5786-LTE-MiFi

In addition to LTE, the LTE Cat 6 modem, of course, continue to UMTS with DC-HSPA+ and GSM/EDGE. On the other hand, of course, it must also be ensured that the velocities can be transferred from the router to the terminals anyway. Huawei has therefore installed for the first time in a MiFi router wireless ac (“Gigabit Wi-Fi”). What is the maximum speed can be achieved about it is not yet known, but one may assume that the full 300 Mbit/s is possible.

Market launch in the summer
At CeBIT the German Telekom has shown only a pre-production model of Huawei E5786. The device may have some changes, for example, the color (there is also a black version of the E5786) or the logos on the front. The Speedbox LTE mini II will arrive in the summer of 2014 per the official information.

 

Vodafone LTE Cardstick 4G Cat4 WiFi Stick

Vodafone presents the LTE Carstick W5101 at CeBIT, a portable Wi-Fi hotspot specifically for use in the car. The device is a Stick from Huawei E8278 with Vodafone design, in addition to the usual power adapter, there is an adapter for the cigarette lighter in the car. In the car, Vodafone Carstick can be plugged in via USB. Vodafone provides the device for the wireless network solution in moving cars, users in a card can access internet through this Mini hotspot. For new cars, many manufacturers of LTE or UMTS hotspots now already offer this solution, which are factory installed in the car. For example, the BMW or Audi Car Hotspot.

Vodafone-LTE-Carstick-E8278

 

Huawei E8278 on Vodafone Design
The Vodafone Carstick is manufactured by industry leader Huawei and there carries the model number W5101.The LTE WiFi Stick had been presented originally at the Mobile World Congress in 2013 and now it is already available for many network operators, such as in Australia or England. In Germany, Vodafone is the first provider who offers the W5101, but not the first with an LTE WLAN stick. Actually, the German Telekom has the Speed ​​Stick LTE IV (Alcatel W800) in the range, which provides similar functionality since early 2014.

LTE Category 4 to 150 Mbit/s
Inside the Huawei E8278, there is a Huawei subsidiary HiSilicon modem. This allows Vodafone Carstick LTE Category 4 speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the uplink. If no LTE network available, it can also work on GSM/EDGE and UMTS, including DC-HSPA+. The convenient USB swivel joint and the black design allow possible installation in the car. At the side of the Vodafone LTE WiFi Stick, there are two connectors for external antennas, and a MicroSD slot could also be installed. By means of a suitable memory card, you can put files like photos and videos on the card and share the files with all users of the network.

 

Taxi test in Berlin with NFC and QR Code
Vodafone subjects the new LTE WiFi stick in his own words from the 04/03/2014 an endurance test in some Berlin taxis. Users of these vehicles can easily connect with the Wi-Fi network using NFC tag or QR code without fumbling enter the wireless code. If you have a car and lack of the wireless terminals supporter, Vodafone Carstick W5101 or Huawei E8278 would be considerable to be a part in your cars.