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:
|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|
|WLAN standards||5GHz: IEEE802.11ac/n/a|
|Frequency||2.4GHz & 5GHz|
|Signal rate||300Mbps to 2.4GHz|
|433Mbps to 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|
|max. 20dBm to 2.4GHz|
|max. 23dBm to 5GHz|
|WLAN features||WLAN on / off|
|WLAN security||WEP with 64 / 128Bit|
|WPA / WPA2|
|WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK|
|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)|
|Quality of Service||Traffickertrolle (IP-QoS)|
|Modes||3G / 4G router|
|WAN type||Dynamic / Static IP address|
|PPTP (Dual access)|
|L2TP (Dual access)|
|DHCP client list Address|
|Port Forwarding||Virtual server|
|Access control||Parental Control|
|Firewall Security||DoS protection|
|IP address filter / domain name filter|
|IP / MAC address binding|
|Guest network||1 per WLAN band|
|IPsec VPN||Up to 10 IPsec VPN tunnels|
|Package contents||AC750 dualband LTE wireless router MR200 Archer|
|RJ45 Ethernet cable|
|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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Huawei B618s-22d Highlight Features:
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.
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
Huawei presented a new chipset for smartphones at the IFA with the HiSilicon Kirin 970. The Kirin 970 includes a processor, a graphics unit and a mobile radio modem. Especially in the modem, there is some progress compared to the predecessor - the Kirin 960. The Kirin 970 LTE Cat18 supports up to 1.2 GBit/s in the download. In addition, the dual SIM operation supports LTE on both SIM cards at the same time. The Kirin 970 chipset will be used in the Huawei Mate 10 smartphone, which will be presented in mid-October in Munich.
Modern LTE modem
The HiSilicon Kirin 970 is next to the first modem Qualcomm Snapdragon X20, which supports LTE category 18 of the downlink . Thus, speeds of up to 1.2 gigabits per second are possible in a correspondingly developed mobile radio network.
To achieve such high speeds, different 4.5G/LTE Advanced Pro technologies are combined. The Kirin 970 supports, for example, the 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology and the 256QAM modulation technology. Furthermore, a frequency spectrum of up to 100 MHz can be bundled thanks to the 5CC CA (= five-factor carrier aggregation ).
There is also news about Dual SIM. So far, no smartphone was able to use both SIM slots on LTE at the same time. One of the two cards was therefore always limited to 2G / 3G usage, which is particularly annoying if only an LTE network is available. The Kirin 970 can now also run parallel in the LTE network on both SIM cards, so you can, for example, use the first SIM card to surf via LTE and use the VoLTE in the LTE network via the second card.
Processor, graphics and AI
The HiSilicon Kirin 970 is produced in the 10nm process and is to enable a better battery life than the previous model. An octa-core CPU and a 12-core GPU are integrated in addition to the described modem. The chipset should be particularly suitable for artificial intelligence applications (AI) and be faster and 50x more efficient than a classic quad-core CPU without a AI component through a combination of on-device AI and Cloud AI 25x.
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