Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Netgear Aircard 800S /Unlocked Optus 4G Wi-Fi Modem (Cat.9) AC800S

Netgear Aircard 800S /Unlocked Optus 4G Wi-Fi Modem (Cat.9) AC800S

* LTE Category 9 Mobile Hotspot

* LTE Download speed up to 450Mbps

* Connect up to 15 WiFi enabled devices

* Up to 11 hours of battery life, can charge other devices

* WiFi 802.11ac and Dual-Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz 

* Two TS-9 connectors available for external antenna

Test of TP-Link Archer MR200 4G Router

The TP-Link Archer MR200 Router is a feature-rich router built to maximize performance in your mobile broadband. We had a simple test to show more about TP-link MR200 router.


TP-Link Archer MR200 is a desktop 4G router. Unlike the Netgear AirCard 810 Mobile Hotspot we tested recently, Archer MR200 is not a router you can take to town (unless you know you'll be near an electrical outlet). It is relatively large and clumsy and has no rechargeable battery. Instead, it is supposed to be used indoor where the router can get continuous power supply and then the broadband connection would be done quickly and easily.


It is also there, in a poor reception reception, the TP-Link Archer MR200 is supposed to show its strength, as it is equipped with a pair of solid external antennas to enhance the 4g reception.


User-friendly and feature-rich


Getting Started with TP-Link the Archer MR200 is really friendly. Just plug in with the 4G SIM card, turn on the router, enter the preset password that is written on the bottom of the router and start surfing. When it is time to configure the 4g LTE router, this appears to be as easy and smooth as the installation itself. The interface is exemplary quickly, easily and clearly, even when we enter the more advanced settings.



Despite its rather simple exterior, the TP-Link Archer MR200 proves to be a truly functional and configurable router. Here it is in the top layer compared with competitors in the market.  


Reception Good


Initially, the TP-Link Archer MR200 manages well in our performance tests. Reception is normal under normal conditions. The connection is always stable during the time we tested it. The WiFi results are slightly better. Here, the TP-Link Archer MR200 puts itself in the top level. The same good results goes for range tests, the TP-Link Archer MR200 gets good values ​​and performed better than most of tested routers.  


But when we come to what will be the strength of TP-Link Archer MR200, the reception under difficult conditions, we will be a little bit disappointed. Instead of getting to the top, the TP-Link Archer MR200 turns out to be worse than the average. In fact, the TP-Link Archer MR200 is far below the newly tested mobile router Netgear AirCard 810. If you are located at somewhere with bad signal, you’d better choose a wireless router with connectors for external outdoor LTE antenna, which may help the router to get better 4G/LTE network, so you will enjoy the fastest possible network.





TP-Link Archer MR200 is not a bad router, but does not do all as what we expect from a powerful 4G router. When the router work in good network condition, it performs good, but if in bad condition areas, it has much space to improve to shorten the distance to its competitors. There are many similar 4G routers on the market that are more affordable than this one such as Huawei E5186, ZTE MF286 etc. At last, we have a look at the basic features of TP-link Archer Mr200:


Features of TP-Link Archer MR200


Function : 4G router with ac-wifi

System Requirements: 2G/3G/4G LTE Mobile Broadband.

Wi-Fi: 802.11ac/b/g/n, Dual band 2.4/5 GHz.

Security: Wep, WPA, WPA2

Network Ports : 3 pcs, 1 pc wan/lan.

Connections: Charging connector, external antennas.

Screen: 2.4 inch color touch screen.

Size: 20.2 x 14.1 x 3.4 cm.

Other: 3 internal wifi antennas, 2 external 4g antennas.  



Sunday, October 22, 2017

Huawei E5186s-22a 4G LTE Router for Home Use

Whether you had read our blog post, reports from some webistes, or other news, but you've surely noticed the incredible progress which has been made in mobile technology. Not long ago, 3G was the peak of the peaks, compared to 4G networks now, 5G is on the road to dominate.



Huawei E5186s-22a 4G LTE wireless router has been available in many countries for long time. As a pure 4G LTE router, it may not be cool like Netgear Nighthawk series router, but it do good job as expected for a 4G router. In terms of Huawei CPE's goals, it is no different from the similar wireless terminals used at home. Its job is to share the internet between different devices, supplementing them with a few extra amenities. Huawei E5186s-22a has more than usual gadgets that can accommodate a SIM card.



The E5186 router itself has a sleek design, much more beautiful than the predecessor 3G routers such as Huawei B683 and B970b Router. At the front, you can find a few white and mainly blue LEDs, including the power, mode, WiFi, Voice and signal indicators. The indicators tell users the current working status of the router.  


The start-up goes exactly like a common device. Under power button, insert a SIM card, find your Huawei WiFi with your computer, enter the WiFi key on the sticker on the back of the gadget, open a browser window and enter Here is an interface that will make you ready to complete all the security, administration, and other settings that people have on a router.  



And that's all we are and the internet connection would automatically be done. Of course, no matter what location you use, there is exactly the kind of network coverage or other environmental factors (walls, mountains, etc). The most important is that Huawei CPE E5186s-22a also supports the most advanced Cat6 LTE networks.  


So far, I was pretty happy with my home provider and after running a speed test, it turned out that the download speed is far from the official saying about download speed of 300mbps. And the uploading can be done (33.57 Mbps / 16.20 Mbps / 20 ms ping), which is not quite exciting.  



Actually, there is an alternative to provide better solutions to get a higher level LTE router such as Huawei B618S-22d. However, when ordering a new net, it is worth thinking if we are not going to do better with the 4G. Perhaps it’s not the problem of the Huawei E5186 CPE, what if the problem comes from the network environment fators?  


Anyhow, the Huawei E5186s-22a could meet current home use for internet surfing. Even though 5G is coming, I think there is a long way to go to make the 5G devices budget and practical for common use. So let's get E5186s-22a in white boxes, especially with a Huawei logo and a valid SIM card in them to enjoy the LTE surfing!  




Thursday, October 19, 2017

TP-Link Archer MR200 4G LTE Router Review

With the growing demand for 4G wireless routers, the manufacturer are continuing presenting new LTE routers to the market. As the competitor of Huawei routers, TP-Link offers two new 4G routers this year; we are very interested in the most high-end router named TP-Link Archer MR200. Let us have a close look at its characteristics:



TP-Link Archer MR200 Highlights:


* High-end 3G/4G Routers

* Ideal for use on the road or in rural areas without DSL availability

* Supports the 4G/LTE mobile phone standard with download rates of up to 150Mbit/s

* No configuration required - simply insert the SIM card and put the LTE hotspot into operation

* Simultaneous dual band according to 802.11ac: up to 300 Mbit/s on 2.4 GHz and 433 Mbit/s on 5 GHz

* Freely configurable LAN/WAN port for the alternative connection via cable or fiber optic modem



TP-link Archer MR200 is ideal for use on the road or in rural areas without DSL availability. It supports the LTE/4G mobile communications standard with up to 150 Mbps in the download and 50 Mbps in the upload for uninterrupted video streaming and online gaming. Thanks to a built-in modem, you only need to use a valid 4G/LTE SIM card to set up your own WLAN hotspot for multiple users/devices.  



Dual-band Connection with 802.11ac  


Via WLAN, the Archer MR200 provides data rates of up to 733 Mbit/s according to 802.11ac. It works on both the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz band and thus ensures incredible WLAN performance. This simultaneous operation gives you the flexibility of two dedicated WLANs to which you can assign various purposes: email, chat, and surf at up to 300Mbps on 2.4GHz and simultaneous online gaming and HD video streaming at up to 433Mbps on 5 GHz.



Easy commissioning of a 4G/LTE connection  


The Archer MR200 has an integrated 4G/LTE modem and an SIM card slot. You just have to plug in an unlocked SIM card and you will have your 4G/LTE hotspot in operation. Setting up a fast and stable mobile connection has never been easier!    


WLAN where you need it  


The Archer MR200 allows you to quickly and easily set up a 4G/LTE hotspot for multiple devices. This gives you an Internet access wherever you need it - whether in the meeting room, on the building site or in the holiday home.



WAN port for more flexibility  


With its LAN/WAN port, the Archer MR200 offers another option for broadband connection via DSL, cable or fiber. This means that you are more flexible when choosing your Internet service provider, and can have the option of a backup solution. you can connect several PCs to ethernet directly, which is always better for performance.  


Below are the detail features and specifications for TP-link Archer MR200:


Hardware Features
InteIrface 3 10 / 100Mbps LAN ports
1 10 / 100Mbps LAN / WAN port
1 SIM card slot
Button WPS / Reset
Antenna 3 internal for WLAN
2 removable for LTE
External power supply 12V / 1A DC voltage
Dimensions (B * T * H) 202mm * 141mm * 33,6mm
Wireless Functions
WLAN standards 5GHz:  IEEE802.11ac/n/a
2.4GHz:  IEEE802.11b/g/n
Frequency 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Signal rate 300Mbps to 2.4GHz
433Mbps to 5GHz
Receiver sensitivity 5GHz:
11a 54M: -74dBm
11ac HT20: -67dBm
11ac HT40: -64dBm
11ac HT80: -60dBm
11n HT20: -71dBm
11n HT40: -70dBm
11g 54M: -76dBm
11n HT20: -73dBm
11n HT40: - 67dBm
Transmission power CE:
max. 20dBm to 2.4GHz
max. 23dBm to 5GHz
WLAN features WLAN on / off
WDS Bridge
WLAN statistics
WLAN security WEP with 64 / 128Bit
Network Type (V2) 4G: FDD-LTE B1 / B3 / B7 / B8 / B20
4G: TD-LTE B38 / B40
3G: DC HSPA+ / HSPA+ / HSPA / UMTS B1 / B8 (2100 / 900MHz)
2G: EDGE / GPRS / GSM Quadband (850/900/1800 / 1900MHz)
Network type 4G: FDD-LTE Cat4 (800/900/1800/2100 / 2600MHz),
TDD-LTE (2300 / 2600MHz)
3G: DC-HSPA+ / HSPA+ / HSPA / UMTS (900 / 2100MHz)
2G (EDGE / GPRS / GSM 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz)
Software Features
Quality of Service Traffickertrolle (IP-QoS)
Modes 3G / 4G router
wireless router
WAN type Dynamic / Static IP address
PPTP (Dual access)
L2TP (Dual access)
Administration Access control
Local administration
Remote maintenance
DHCP Server
DHCP client list Address
Port Forwarding Virtual server
port triggering
Dynamic DNS DynDNS
VPN passthrough PPTP
Access control Parental Control
Local Management
Host List
policy management
Firewall Security DoS protection
SPI firewall
IP address filter / domain name filter
IP / MAC address binding
Logs IPv4
Guest network 1 per WLAN band
IPsec VPN Up to 10 IPsec VPN tunnels
Certification CE
Package contents AC750 dualband LTE wireless router MR200 Archer
2 Antennas
RJ45 Ethernet cable
power adapter
Quick Install Guide
Micro and Nano SIM Card Adapter
System requirements Microsoft Windows® 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox 12.0, Google Chrome 20.0, Apple Safari 4.0 or higher
Surroundings Operating temperature: 0 ° C..40 ° C
Storage temperature: -40 ° C..70 ° C
Operating humidity: 10% .. 90%, non-condensing
Storage humidity: 5% .. 90%, non-condensing




The TP-link MR200 has undeniable strengths, including the possibility of changing the two LTE antennas for more powerful. It is also possible to turn off the wifi with a button, which allows ecologists to avoid permanent exposure to the waves.  We would take full test of the performance of this TP-link Archer MR200 and present a report for potential users’ reference.  

Monday, October 16, 2017

Huawei B525s-23a 4G LTE Cat6 Router Review

The manufacturer HUAWEI has launched the router B525-23a in 2017, and now the latest 4G router B525 is already available for some network providers in Europe, Middle East and Asia, which is to replace the same excellent predecessor router Huawei E5186s-22a.


Huawei B525 B525s-23a


The dimensions of Huawei B525 router are 22.6cm long, 16.3cm high and 5.3cm thick. Its weight is 370 grams. These features mean it’s not a portable pocket WiFi router. It supports the 4G+ LTE category 6 on the bands:  1/3/7/8/20/32/38 (800/900/1500/1800/2100/2600MHz, TDD 2600MHz). No 700MHz(Band 28), so check first whether this router is right for your areas before you pick up, i.e. your network providers broadcasts on the above bands, which will make sure you can use this new router normally without any problem.


Huawei B525 B525s-23a


The proposed WIFI is a/b/g/n/ac on dual bands 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz and supports up to 64 devices connected over 250m range. (Warning: these are the data of the manufacturer in optimal conditions; the range of the wifi depends on the thickness of the walls and other parameters.) At the back of the wireless router, there are 4 ports for LAN, of which 1 port is for LAN/WAN. An external 4G/LTE antenna can be connected via the 2 SMA ports. We recommend below two antennas for Huawei B525 for indoor and outdoor use:


Huawei B525 B525s-23a interfaces


An RJ11 port allows you to connect a phone on it to make calls via the inserted SIM card. (Provided you do not force the router only on the 4G so that it can switch to other voice frequencies and that your SIM package is not only in data) A USB 2.0 port connects a hard drive or printer. The SIM card must be in the MICRO SIM format. It has a multilingual interface that you manage from your computer to configure your network quickly and easily (DHCP, VOIP, FIREWALL, consumption management etc) but is also compatible with the mobile application Huawei Mobile WiFi for a configuration via smartphones or Pads.


Huawei B525 B525s-23a label


The Huawei B525s-23a Router 4G has an on/off button which is to turn it off when you do not use it. Likewise, a WPS button (to connect wifi easily) and 5 LEDs will allow you to know the intensity of your 4G reception. This HUAWEI B525s-23a is the latest flagship of the brand's 4G routing modems. At a relatively affordable price (compared to smatphones for example), you will be able to get rid of a deficient ADSL network and multiply your connection speed.  


Huawei B525 B525s-23a power and WPS button


Regarding what’s the real difference between Huawei B525 router and Huawei E5186 router, we will check later. Actually, they are too similar technically, we don’t know why the new B525 is presented when the Huawei E5186s-22a is good enough for current LTE cat6 networks.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Huawei Mate 10 -- Upcoming Top Smartphone

It will take a month until Huawei will present the Huawei Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro in Munich on October 16, but the discussions about the new top models are already in progress. At the moment, the web is all about the design of the new Mate models.



In the middle of the week, a video was put into the web, in which the Mate 10 is to be seen. The short clip, however, consists only of several CAD drawings (CAD: computer-aided design), which were made on the basis of the current reports on the Mate 10. Thus, the approximate look of the upcoming smartphone should have been captured, but some details might be different.  


We can see a smartphone with a dual camera on the back, but not surrounded by the glass inlay we know from the Huawei Mate 9. In addition, the fingerprint sensor is located on the front, which seems odd. Because at the start of the Huawei P10, Huawei explained that the front sensor would only be used on models with a display diagonal up to about 5.5 inches. All larger devices, such as the Huawei Mate 10 with its 5.9 inch screen, should be equipped with a fingerprint sensor on the back.  


The display of the rendering images to be seen in the video is surrounded by a comparatively wide border, considering that current top smartphones on the market are nearly borderless. Even the trend ratio of 18: 9 seems not to have been respected in the illustrated model. Would Huawei not equal on the Mate 10, or the video just misplayed a wrong picture?  


Huawei Mate 10 Pro


The fact that the Mate 10 does not seem to follow the trend could also be due to Huawei's introduction of the Mate 10 Pro on October 16. This should correspond more to the current developments in the display. Because on previously unconfirmed live pictures, a smartphone with a nearly borderless screen and without fingerprint sensor on the front looks like Mate 10 pro. The space thus saved was invested in the display, which seems to have the well-known high-gloss format of 18: 9 or 17: 9. The display diagonal is to be slightly larger with 6.3 inches than with the Mate 10, the resolution is probably 1080 x 2160 pixels.  



Whether one of the two new Huawei smartphones will have a curved display like the Huawei Mate 9 Pro, remains to be seen. It is already clear that Huawei's latest processor generation Kirin 970 will be used in the models. It is the first chip system of the manufacturer with a computing unit for neural networks and thus artificial intelligence. The Kirin 970 is manufactured in a very compact 10 nanometer process and, like the predecessor Kirin 960, has four Cortex A73 cores with a clock rate of up to 2.4 GHz and four A53 cores with up to 1.8 GHz. The graphics performance has been improved and an LTE Cat.18 modem is also included.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Huawei B618s-22d 4G LTE Router Highlight Features and Specifications

The Huawei B618s-22d is a high performance and ultra-fast router that combines LTE and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to provide users with flexible and diverse data and voice services. By connecting to a Wi-Fi network or network cable, users can access Internet services and set up a local area network (LAN). LTE Category 11 (4G+) data transmission delivers up to 582 Mbps downstream and can be used by up to 64 users at the same time. The Huawei B618 supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFI frequencies, providing maximum wireless data rates up to 1300 Mbps. It is therefore ideal for anyone who uses the Internet on multiple devices. The router is also equipped with Gigabit LAN ports.

Huawei B618 B618s-22d 4G Router  


If the 3G or 4G signal is too weak at your location, you can amplify the signal by connecting external antennas - Huawei B618 has two LTE (TS9) antenna connectors. In places where there is no 4G network coverage, the router automatically switches back to 3G or 2G. A useful feature is the ability to make a WiFi connection by scanning the QR code. Other features of this 4G LTE-A router:


  • Wireless AC (2.4 and 5 GHz)
  • WiFi for 64 devices at a time
  • 2 LAN ports (of which 1 can be used as WAN)
  • Supports VoLTE, VoIP and CS
  • 2 external antenna connectors (LTE)
  • With the Huawei B618s-22d router you create a fast and stable Wi-Fi network for 64 devices concurrently at every location.


Huawei B618 B618s-22d front logo and indicators


Huawei B618s-22d Highlight Features:

  • Wireless AC: super fast WiFi
  • The Huawei B618 supports Wireless AC at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, allowing maximum Wi-Fi speed of 1300 Mbps.


  • WiFi for 64 devices at a time
  • This 4G LTE-A router can connect 64 devices to the Internet simultaneously. It is perfect for everybody who requires mobile internet on multiple devices. Some examples: internet on a building site, in a temporary office or pop up store.


  • 2 Gigabit LAN ports (1 of which can be used as WAN)
  • The Huawei B618 features 2 Gigabit LAN ports, of which 1 can be used as a WAN port. On the LAN ports you can connect 2 devices that do not have a built-in WiFi receiver, such as a PC. The WAN port can be used if you want to use the internet via the landline.


  • 2 external antenna connectors
  • If the incoming 3G or 4G signal is limited at your location, you can improve the signal by connecting an external antenna. The Huawei B618 has 2 external antenna connectors (LTE).At locations where no 4G network coverage is available, the Huawei B618 router automatically switches back to a 3G or 2G connection.


Huawei B618 B618s-22d USB LAN WAN Telephone ports





Cube shaped Huawei router

The Huawei B618 router has a cube shape. It looks a bit like the Huawei E5180 Cube, a Huawei router that is already available in many markets.  


Huawei B618 B618s-22d bottom label



Huawei B618s-22d CAT11 4G LTE-A router Specifications | 600 Mbps | WiFi | 1 LAN | 1 LAN / WAN | VoIP


  • Download speed: up to 600 Mbps (CAT9 / CAT11)
  • Upload speed: up to 50 Mbps
  • 4G: LTE FDD 1/3/7/8/20 (800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz)
  • 3G: HSPA+ 900/2100 MHz
  • Wireless IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz)
  • Up to 64 connections at a time
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN ports, including 1 WAN
  • 1 x USB 2.0 connector
  • 2 x external antenna connectors for LTE (TS-9)
  • RJ11 connection Supports VoLTE (customizable function), VoIP and CS
  • WPS button (WiFi protected setup)
  • Reset button
  • Supports IP versions 6 and 4
  • Dimensions: 95 x 95 x 208 mm
  • Weight: 700 grams
  • SIM card slot: micro SIM card
  • Simlock free


Additional information Software:

- Supports ARP network protocol.

- Supports ICMP network layer protocol.

- Supports DNS Protocol.

- Protocols: DHCP, DNS RELAY and NAT.

- VPN client: L2TP.

- SMS: Writing / sending / receiving (also long SMS) . CS via UMTS and GSM network. Voice over LTE (VoLTE)

- Possible to make phone calls over LTE network

- Possibility to connect 64 users simultaneously via WiFi

- Gigabit Ethernet: IEEE 802.3 / 802.3u

- Supports IPv4 / IPv6 protocol

- HUAWEI Mobile WiFi App compatible

- Security services provide immediate protection by blocking potential threats and hacking attempts.

- HOTA updates (Huawei Handset Over-the-Air and Online Upgrade)

- System updates as soon as the latest version of Firewall software is available : Enable / Disable

- MAC LAN Filtering

- Filtering IP addresses LAN

- URL filtering

- DMZ host

- UPnP protocol

- supports Application Level Gateway ALG) WLAN:

- broadcast and hide SSID

- WPS 2.0

- encryption: Open, WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA / WPA2-PSK; AES; TKIP / AES

- possibility to define black and white lists of MAC addresses