Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 Gigabit LTE Router

Netgear now also offers the world’s fastest mobile LTE hotspot – Netgear Nighthawk M2 with the model number MR2100. The Nighthawk M2 MR2100 allows downlink speeds of up to 2 gigabits per second. This makes it twice as fast as its predecessor Netgear Nighthawk M1 (MR1100) in 2018.

 



Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem



Responsible for the high speeds is the most modern and powerful LTE modem that Qualcomm currently offers: the Snapdragon X24. In addition to 2 Gbit/s in the downlink (LTE Cat20), up to 150 Mbit/s in the uplink (LTE Cat13) are supported.

 

The speeds are made possible by the combination of different mobile technologies. For example, up to 5 frequency bands in the downlink and up to 2 in the uplink can be bundled (carrier aggregation). The support of 256QAM modulation as well as support of 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology also contributes to the speed increase.
 
 

How fast the Netgear Nighthawk M2 is in the mobile networks, however, also depends on other factors such as network expansion and network utilization. Some network providers already offer some sites with 4 × 4 MIMO, 256QAM and multiple carrier aggregation, so that in certain situations, the modem performance can be used in any case.

  
 

Gigabit at LAN and WLAN

The Netgear Nighthawk M2 is a high-end 4G LTE router, so the price of Nighthawk M2 is higher than current 4G mobile routers. And the other technical features are also good. On the front there is a touch screen for operation; further settings can also be made via web interface.

 

Gigabit WLAN is available at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz for connection to end devices and up to 20 devices can be connected simultaneously via WLAN. There is also a RJ45 Gigabit LAN port. If required, this can also be used as a WAN connection and thus replace the mobile radio modem.

Other connections: a USB type C port for charging the battery and for connecting to a computer and a USB type A port for charging other devices (power bank function) as well as for NAS functions.


On the side of the Netgear Nighthawk M2 are two TS-9 ports ready for an external UMTS or LTE external antenna. (If you need the 4G External antenna for Netgear Nighthawk M2, welcome to click: https://www.4gltemall.com/netgear-nighthawk-m2-external-antenna.html ). This can be very helpful in poor reception areas to improve connection quality. These features follow the predecessor Nighthawk M1 but very practical and helpful.

For world travel only partially suitable

With dimensions of 105 x 105 x 20 millimeters and a weight of around 240 grams, the Netgear LTE Hotspot is well suited for mobile use. The replaceable 5040 mAh strong battery allows a long operating time away from the power outlet.

For worldwide use of the Nighthawk M2, however, is only partially suitable, as a look at the supported frequency ranges shows. The Nighthawk M2 cannot use important LTE bands for the North American market, and the band 32 (1500 MHz), which is available in many European countries, is not supported.

 
 

Price and availability

The Netgear Nighthawk M2 is available in many online stores without a contract and without a SIM lock. The device can be ordered online from various electronics distributors such as 4gltemall.com or via the local mobile phone retailer. Here now only very few network providers such as Telstra in Australia had offered this new mobile hotspot.

 

Sourcing from https://www.4gltemall.com/blog/netgear-nighthawk-m2-gigabit-lte-router/

Alcatel EE70 LTE Cat7 Mobile WiFi Router Review

Alcatel EE70 is a high-quality pocket 4G/3G WiFi router, primarily designed to work in the network of mobile operators Vodafone, Kyivstar and Lifecell for Ukraine, or other operators around the world. Full support for working in 4G/3G networks, at a maximum data transfer rate of up to 300 Mbps using 4G LTE technology and 43.2 Mbps using HSPA/HSPA+ technology. For work, it is necessary to install a SIM card of any GSM operator in the router, an Internet connection will automatically occur, without additional settings. It’s suitable for home use, trips or foreign travel, as well as for use in the countryside as a home access point.

 

 

Design and Management

 

The 4G Alcatel EE70 router is small, compact, lightweight, fits in your trouser or shirt pocket, and you can take it with you everywhere. The Alcatel EE70 router is made in a yellow-black combined case made of high-quality plastic (in the spirit of the company’s latest developments). On the front panel of the case are LED indicators of the device – the signal strength of the cellular network, battery level, WiFi activity and received messages. Settings are managed via the settings web interface. Above is the power button, below are a slot for charging Micro USB format. Under the back cover there is a battery, under it there is a SIM card slot.

 

 

 

Compatibility

 

The Alcatel 4G Router is very easy to configure and use. You just need to connect it via WiFi to your phone, computer, or laptop, after a few seconds you will be connected to the Internet. OS Support: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Mac OS X, Linux. The Alcatel EE70 model with a 2150 mAh battery can last up to 8 hours without recharging. The device is charged from the 220V network using the power supply that comes with the kit. It is also possible to charge the router from a car charger or from a computer’s USB port.

 

Additional features

 

The Alcatel EE70 has a dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) Wi-Fi module 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, which provides a reliable wireless WiFi network within a range of 15 meters, which can connect up to 20 devices at the same time. All types of devices with WiFi module are supported: smartphones, tablets, laptops, set-top boxes, TV, etc.

 

 

 

Below you will see the general specifications of Alcatel EE70 MiFi:

* 4G LTE Mobile WiFi hotspot

* Frequencies: 2G 850/900/1800/1900MHz || 3G 900/1800/2100MHz || 4G 800/1800/2600MHz

* LTE download speed up to 300Mbps, upload speed to 50Mbps

* WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)

* Technologies: GSM GPRS / EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+, LTE

* WiFi support up to 20 wireless devices

* Removable battery of 2150mAh

 

Sourcing from https://www.4gltemall.com/blog/alcatel-ee70-lte-cat7-mobile-wifi-router-review/

Netgear Nighthawk M2 – Fastest LTE Router Test

Earlier this year, Netgear introduced the Nighthawk M2, a new mobile hotspot that transforms UMTS or LTE-based Internet access into a Wi-Fi hotspot to provide wireless network for multiple devices such as smartphones, tablets or laptops. The successor of the Nighthawk M1 supports LTE Cat. 20 and in theory allows data transfer rates of up to 2 Gbit/s downstream and 150 Mbit/s upstream.

 

Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 LCD Screen

 

In practice, there are hardly any 4G networks supporting such high data transfer rates. Is still worth the purchase of the mobile hotspot, which is not a bargain with a purchase? We had the opportunity to put the heavy square device to a thorough test.

 

Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 back cover

 

The Netgear Nighthawk M2 mobile router comes in a convenient package. In addition to the router itself, there is the battery and a quick start guide with the power supply and connecting cable. The supplied battery has a capacity of 5040 mAh. The WLAN standards 802.11a, b and g are supported. The 4G mobile hotspot is working on 2.4 and 5 GHz. The Netgear M2 has a USB-A and USB-C as well as an Ethernet interface. There are also connection options for external antennas (Buy Netgear Nighthawk M2 External Antenna). The LAN port can be used to use a wired Internet access instead of the mobile modem and to redistribute it via WLAN.

 

Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 interfaces

 

 

Good workmanship and shiny surface

 

The processing of the Netgear 4G mobile router is impeccable. You can argue about the shiny surface. Here you can see very clear fingerprints very quickly, especially since the Nighthawk M2 has a touch screen, so it regularly gets into the embarrassment of touching the display. The complete initial setup can also be made via the touch-sensitive screen. A separate app or the web-based access to the M2 pocket WiFi router menu is possible, but not mandatory.

 

Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 external antenna connectors

 

We have set up the router right on the touchscreen made, which was not easy. For one thing, the virtual keyboard is quite small due to the display size. So you always catch the wrong letter when typing. In addition, the screen does not respond as well to inputs as used by higher quality smartphones. If the setup of a network identifier (SSID) and the associated password worked quite well, then setting a (somewhat complicated) administrator password was not possible on the second attempt, so we skipped this step and later have made on the configuration via the Netgear Mobile App.

 

Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 side

 

 

After the initial setup, the Netgear Nighthawk M2 mobile hotspot was immediately ready for use. The configuration for SIM cards is made automatically. As soon as the MiFi was set up, the availability of a firmware update was already displayed. We have installed this over the existing LTE data connection. In the process, around 160 MB of data was transferred. What changes the update brings is unknown. The internet connection via the Netgear Nighthawk M2 was very stable in the test for several hours. It did not matter if we used an Apple iPhone XS Max, a Samsung Galaxy S10+ or an Apple MacBook Pro.

 

Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 SIM card slot

 

 

The display of the router shows the current data consumption, the ID of the SIM card provider and the network technology used. There is also a small S-meter, which provides information about the quality of mobile reception. The battery level is also displayed. By default, you can also find the names of the Wi-Fi hotspot and the password via the touchscreen. This display can be deactivated if desired.   Numerous settings are possible via the touchscreen menu. First, there is a WPS function. Then the user can limit the hotspot to one of the two WLAN frequency ranges (2.4 or 5 GHz). The connected devices can be displayed and, for example, you can specify whether the hotspot is put into standby mode after a period of non-use to save battery capacity.  

 

Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 data used

 

 

Other features

 

Other possibilities are the restriction of Wi-Fi hotspots to a smaller reception area in order to save battery capacity or the automatic WLAN detach when USB tethering is used. The brightness of the display can be adjusted and the user can decide whether he wants to use the Internet access only in the home network or in international roaming.   SMS messages can be sent and received via the Netgear Nighthawk M2. As we have already mentioned regarding the initial setup: The touch screen does not always respond reliably to inputs and the virtual keyboard is quite small. Apart from that, the menu is functional and intuitive to use.

 

Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 settings options

 

 

Good performance even in mobile operation

 

With a SIM card from Vodafone, we have achieved data transfer rates of up to 110 Mbps in the downstream and 61 Mbps in the upstream. This is far from the peak speeds that the Netgear Nighthawk M2 allows, but is more or less equivalent to what the mobile telecom Internet access does with the smartphone. Even in mobile mode, such as a Wi-Fi hotspot in the car, the router performed well in the test. At speed 120Mbps on the highway, the performance of Internet access was still fine. Compared to a WLAN adapter such as the Huawei E8377 CarFi, the Netgear device earns more scores by the possibility to connect an outdoor LTE antenna. In regions with bad LTE coverage, a magnetic base antenna on the car roof provides a significant improvement in reception, which also affects the performance of Internet access.    

 

 

Conclusion: Good hotspot with slight weaknesses

 

 

Although Netgear Nighthawk M2 is well-made and provides stable Internet access for up to 20 devices, flaws such as the only moderately good touchscreen provides bad experience for users. For almost half of the purchase price, the Netgear Nighthawk M1 is available, which supports data transfer rates of up to 1 GBit/s via LTE, more than what the nets usually give out, so this model offers the much better price/performance ratio.  

Netgear Nighthawk M2 VS M1

To meet the requirements from 5G network, Netgear presented a new mobile WiFi hotspot Nighthawk M2 for the Australian network provider Telstra and carriers in Europe. Netgear Nighthawk M2 is an ultra-fast portable WiFi router with next-generation Gigabit 4G LTE connectivity with a download speed of up to 2 Gbps. The Netgear Nighthawk M2 5G router is upgraded from the predecessor Nighthawk M1, so you may ask what’s the difference between Netgear Nighthawk M2 and M1?

 

 

In the table below, you will see the details specs of Netgear Nighthawk M2 unlocked and Nighthawk M1 unlocked for your reference:

 

Model Netgear Nighthawk M2 Netgear Nighthawk M1
Product type 5G Mobile Hotspot 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.20 LTE Cat.16
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 Qualcomm MDM9x50
Data rates DL 2Gbps/UL 150Mbps DL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands Telstra Nighthawk M2 MR2100-1TLAUS: Band 1/3/7/8/28 — Nighthawk M2 MR2100-100EUS: Band 1/3/7/8/20/28/38/40/41 — Hong Kong Nighthawk M2: LTE Band 1/3/8/20/29/30/38/40/41 Telstra Nighthawk M1: Band 1/3/7/8/28 — AT&T Nighthawk M1:  Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/29/30/66 — Hong Kong Nighthawk M1: LTE Band 1/3/8/20/29/30/38/40/41
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 20 users 20 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Netgear Nighthawk M2 Antenna Netgear Nighthawk M1 Antenna
App management Netgear Aircard APP Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Removable, 5040 mAh Removable, 5040 mAh
Dimensions 105.5 x 105.5 x 20.35 mm 105.5 x 105.5 x 20.35 mm
Ethernet Port * One port for LAN port(RJ-45) * One port of USB-A * One port of USB-C * One port for LAN port(RJ-45) * One port for USB 2.0
Datasheet download Netgear Nighthawk M2 Datasheet Netgear Nighthawk M1 Datasheet
User Manual Netgear Nighthawk M2 Manual Netgear Nighthawk M1 Manual
Other features 3GPP, Rel. 14, 5 band CA, 256QAM DL / 64QAM UL, JumpBoost 3GPP, Rel. 12, 4 band CA, 256QAM DL / 64QAM UL,  JumpBoost
Firmware download Nighthawk M2 Firmware Nighthawk M1 Firmware
Drivers Nighthawk M2 Driver Nighthawk M1 Driver
Reviews Netgear Nighthawk M2 Review Netgear Nighthawk M1 Review
Price 999.00USD 459.00USD

 

Here you can check the general comparison of Nighthawk M2 and M1:  

Nighthawk M2 Mobile Router (MR2100):  

– LTE CAT 20, DL support up to 2Gbps speeds – 3GPP, Rel. 14

– 5CA with 20 simultaneous Downlink layers

– 4×4 MIMO

– 256QAM DL / 64QAM UL CA 3C, 7C

– 11ac Dual band dual concurrent      

 

Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router (MR1100):  

– LTE CAT 16, DL support up to 1Gbps speeds – 3GPP, Rel. 12

– 4CA with 10 simultaneous Downlink layers

– 4×4 MIMO

– 256QAM DL / 64QAM UL CA 3C, 7C

– 11ac Dual band dual concurrent  

 

We can see that, based on the technology improvement, Netgear Nighthawk M2 is more advanced than M1, M2 can achieve download speed up to 2Gbps while M1 only half of it. And the Nighthawk M2 has larger touch screen to 2.4 inches. Other features are very similar.    

Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 Review

Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 Mobile Hotspot is a latest LTE pocket WiFi router which not only can connect more devices than regular Wi-Fi router, but also has enough power to operate all day, and can be connected to a power outlet for a long time. The Netgear Nighthawk LTE mobile hotspot has a LAN, which can make it connect with an Ethernet cable to provide WiFi network coverage, and the USB port, which can let it charge other electronic devices.

 

 

Netgear M2 is the fastest 4G LTE mobile hotspot and equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE Modem, it supports 5CA carrier aggregation technology, up to 2Gbps download / 150Mbps upload speed. Up to 20 devices can be connected with the Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 at the same time, and WiFi high-speed Internet access is available at any time, whether traveling for a large group of people, or for meetings and venues.

 

 

The body of the Netgear 4G mobile router comes with a LAN socket, and you can change into a Wi-Fi transmitter when connecting with an Ethernet cable at hotel. Even if the hotel does not have free Wi-Fi, it can provide wireless Internet access only if you had a valid SIM card. It also supports VPN function to make it easier to travel.  

 

Here now the Netgear Nighthawk M2 router is available in Australia and Europe and it has two variant models: MR2100-1TLAUS and MR2100-100EUS. They support different LTE frequency bands as below:

– MR2100-100EUS: LTE 700/800/900/1800/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz

– MR2100-1TLAUS: LTE/4GX 700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz

 

 

Netgear Nighthawk M2 Highlight Features:

  • Fastest LTE mobile WiFi hotspot
  • 5CA carrier aggregation technology, up to 2Gbps Download
  • High-speed AC WiFi 2.4/5GHz synchronous dual-band
  • High-speed Internet access for up to 20 devices
  • Easier to use LCD touch screen
  • Up to 16 hours of battery life
  • Removable battery connection indoor power supply fixed point operation
  • 1*Gigabit LAN/WAN socket
  • 1* USB-C / 1* USB-A socket
  • JumpBoost function can provide charging for mobile phones or other devices

 

 

 

 

Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 Specifications:

  • LTE Modem: Qualcomm Snapdragon X24
  • LTE network speed

– support 5CA carrier aggregation

– 2Gbps down

– up to 150Mbps

  • Operation screen: 4 inch LCD touch screen
  • Connection socket

– 1*Gigabit LAN/WAN socket

– 1*USB-C / 1*USB-A socket

– 2*TS-9 external 3G/4G antenna socket

  • Battery: 5040mAh replaceable lithium battery
  • Body size: 105.5 (L) x 105.5 (W) x 20.35 (H) mm
  • Weight: 240g (with battery)

Alcatel LinkHub HH70 VS HH40

Many people know Alcatel 4G WiFi Hotspot, but few Alcatel 4G wireless router with Ethernet ports are well-known. Now Alcatel presented a new LinkHub series of wireless router for home use. The Alcatel LinkHub HH70 and HH40 are the two models for the home station. If you want to know the difference between LinkHub HH40 and HH70, you can check the specification table below for the comparison of the two 4G wireless wifi routers.

 

 

Model Alcatel LinkHub HH70 Alcatel LinkHub HH40
Product type 4G WiFi Router with Ethernet port 4G WiFi Router with Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.7 LTE Cat.4
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9240-1 Qualcomm MDM9207
LTE Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 100Mbps DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands Band 1/3/7/8/20/38/B40 – EU Version(Alcatel HH40V): Band 1/3/7/8/20 – APAC/MEA Version(Alcatel HH40CM): Band 1/3/5(26)/7/8/20/28/38/40/41
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Max supported users 64 users 32 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Alcatel LinkHub HH70 external antenna Alcatel LinkHub HH40 external antenna
App management Alcatel WiFi Link App Alcatel WiFi Link App
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO
Dimensions 146 x 146 x 32 mm 134 x 134 x 31.5mm
Interfaces * 2x 1000Mbps RJ45 port (WAN/LAN) * 1x RJ11 telephone port * Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA) * One Micro-SIM card slot * 1 x USB 2.0 port * 1 x LAN port(RJ45) * 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45) * Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA) * One micro-SIM card slot * 1 x Micro USB for power supply
Datasheet LinkHub HH70 Datasheet(PDF) LinkHub HH40 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual LinkHub HH70 User Manual(PDF) LinkHub HH40 User Manual(PDF)
Other features
Firmware download Linkhub HH70 firmware Linkhub HH40 firmware
Driver Linkhub HH70 driver Linkhub HH40 driver
Reviews LinkHub HH70 Review LinkHub HH40 Review
Price/USD 279.00USD 169.00USD

 

Summary

 

From the specs table, we can see the main difference focus on below point:

 

Speed:

  • Alcatel Linkhub HH70 supports LTE Cat7 and achieves download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed to 100Mbps based on Qualcomm MDM9240-1
  • Alcatel LinkHub HH40 supports LTE Cat4 and achieves download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps based on Qualcomm MDM9207

 

Variant models:

 

LinkHub HH70 has only one variant model now, but Alcatel Linkhub HH40 has two models for different markets: Alcatel HH40V for EU and Alcatel HH40CM for APAC/MEA areas.

 

Interfaces: Comparing with Linkhub HH40, Alcatel LinkHub HH70 has an extra USB 2.0 port for external disk connection and printer, but it doesn’t has the Micro USB port which is available in LinkHub HH40.

 

Dimensions: Alcatel LinkHub HH70 is a little bit larger than Linkhub HH40   The Alcatel Linkhub HH70 is advanced than HH40, so the Linkhub HH70 price is higher than HH40. If you would like to buy one home router from the two routers, we recommend the LinkHub HH70.

Alcatel LinkHub HH70 Cat7 LTE Router Review

At the IFA 2018, Alcatel presented a new LTE wireless router for the Linkhub series. The new LTE router model number is Linkhub Cat7 HH70. The Linkhub HH70 is very similar to the predecessor model Linkhub HH40 in appearance, which we had introduced before (check Alcatel Linkhub HH40 review). But there is much difference in the new HH70 linkhub. 

Alcatel Linkhub HH70 cat7

Alcatel Linkhub HH70 Appearance and interfaces

  

On the front, there is the Alcatel logo with five indicators for power, WiFi, telephone, network, and signal. The power button is on one edge side while the opposite side locates the power plug, one USB port, two Ethernet ports(one RJ45 for LAN/WAN and the other for LAN only), one RJ11 telephone port and two connectors for LTE antennas which are covered by two round cap.   The antenna connector type is SMA-female. If you would like to buy the external LTE antenna for Alcatel Linkhub HH70, you’d better buy the external antenna with SMA-male connectors. The WPS button is at another side. The Reset button and SIM card are hidden under a cover. The SIM card slot is for NANO-SIM card size.   
Alcatel Linkhub HH70 cat7

Alcatel Linkhub Cat7 HH70 Specifications

  

Upgrading from the Alcatel Linkhub HH40, Linkhub HH70 supports LTE cat7 which could achieve download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed to 100Mbps based on Qualcomm MDM9240 chipset and 2CA carrier aggregation technology. And Linkhub Cat7 HH70 supports maximum WiFi users up to 64 devices while the HH40 supports only half to 32 devices.   Alcatel HH70 Linkhub provides WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac on dual-band while the HH40 missing the 802.11 ac and only on single band 2.4GHz. The WiFi could cover around 250 meters, which is very strong.   
Like other Alcatel 4G router, Linkhub HH70 supports 4G LTE frequency bands on FDD B1/3/7/8/20 & TDD B38/B40, and the 3G UMTS network(B1/B3/B8) & 2G GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz) are backward compatible. 
Alcatel Linkhub HH70 cat7
The management and control of the Linkhub HH70 could be done via the Alcatel WiFi Link APP, which could also be used with Alcatel Linkhub HH40.   However, there is no integrated battery for mobile use in the Alcatel Linkhub HH70, but you can still operate the router via a corresponding power supply, for example, in the motorhome, in the car or in the house.    

Alcatel Linkhub HH70 Availability and Price


Regarding the availability of Linkhub HH70, there is no more information to provide now. We will keep updating when we get the information about the availability and price in near future.

ZTE R218 4G Mobile WiFi Router Review

If you had known the ZTE MF920 4G MiFi router, you will know the ZTE R218 soon after we tell you the R218 comes from the ZTE MF920 with Vodafone customization. Vodafone introduced the MF920 to its product range and rename it as R218. The official name is Vodafone R218 Mobile WiFi and someone may also call it ZTE R218. Even though the ZTE R218 is newly presented by Vodafone the public, but the Vodafone R218 specs is not latest new comparing with other ZTE 4G LTE hotspots. Below you will see more details for the Vodafone R218 review. 

  

First, we list the details specs and feature for the ZTE R218 in a table:

Features and Specs of the Vodafone R218
Manufacturer and model Vodafone R218 from ZTE
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9207
LTE Category Cat.4
Download rate Up to 150 Mbps
Upload rate Up to 50 Mbps
Supported LTE bands 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2600 MHz
Backward compatible with HSDPA (42.2 Mbps), EDGE, GPRS
Support for LTE-Advanced No
MIMO Support No
Connection for external antenna No
Integrated telephone system No
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN ports no
WLAN standards 802.11 n (2.4 GHz)
5 GHz WLAN support No
Encryption WEP, WPA, WPA2
WLAN hotspot function: Yes
Others
Battery pack 2,300 mAh
Dimension 105 x 64 x 14 mm at 102 g
USB 1x micro USB
Memory card expansion No
Release time 07/01/2018
Price 129.00USD
available at: » www.4gltemall.com
Document download
Datasheet » Download Vodafone R218 datasheet
User manual » Download Vodafone R218 manual

    

Vodafone R218 – LTE Download Speed to 150Mbps 
The Vodafone R218 was available in the summary of 2018 in Germany, but if you don’t like the customized one, you may turn to the original model ZTE MF920. Behind the Vodafone R218 branding, the model number ZTE MF920V could be seen. With a Micro SIM inserted, the Vodafone R218 could achieve download speed up to 150Mbps, which allows devices such as a smartphone, a notebook and a tablet to receive 4K movies simultaneously via Netflix. Those who want to share multimedia files with others can access a speed up to 50mbps for upload. The WiFi network itself transmits up to 300Mbps to connected devices. The removable battery is designed to provide up to 10 hours of internet access. Interestingly, the battery of Vodafone R218 comes from the competitor Huawei
 
The LCD display keeps the user up to date with the operating status such as battery level, received SMS, signal strength and the WiFi status. The ZTE MF920V could be configured via a web interface or APP for mobile devices. In the manual, there is QR code for smartphones to scan and download the APP. The Vodafone R218 is compatible with all mobile devices with Android or IoS OS. The 4G wireless mobile router does not offer many configuration options, but the firewall is integrated and WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption standards are supported. The IP assignment is either static or dynamic. And the current data consumption and the number of sent and received SMS can be seen in the web interface at any time.   


Summary 
As we said, the Vodafone R218 (also ZTE MF920V) is not a high-end mobile WiFi hotspot. So it would be enough for daily use, but don’t expect too much from it if you want to surf at very fast speed through this mobile WiFi. Actually, ZTE also presents many LTE advanced mobile WiFi models to the public, such as ZTE MF971V, ZTE MF970, ZTE MF980 etc…If you want to get faster surfing speeds, you may check the higher-level LTE MiFis.

ZTE MF971V LTE Cat6 MiFi Review

We had introduced ZTE LTE Cat6 MiFi MF970 last year, actually, ZTE also presented another LTE Cat6 MiFi MF971V and it’s available for many network providers worldwide. Even though it’s already an old mobile WiFi hotspot, many people don’t know this ZTE 4G mobile hotspot and its specs & features. Today we will review the ZTE MF971V LTE mobile hotspot.

 


ZTE MF971V Appearance 
The appearance of ZTE MF971V looks very similar to ZTE MF970 uFi, there is a small LED screen on the front. The ZTE logo is at the left side while the LTE word on the other side. On the top edge side, there is a WPS button with the power button. And there is a connector for external 4G Antenna. On the opposite side, there is also a connector for a 4G LTE antenna. The SIM card slot is available with the USB port. The back cover of the ZTE MF971V could not be removed, unlike the competitor Huawei E5786. But both the ZTE MF971V and Huawei E5786 batteries are built-in and non-removable. 

ZTE MF971V Technical Specifications and Features 
With LTE category 6 bandwidth technology (carrier aggregation), ZTE MF971V could achieve download speed up to 300mbps and upload speed up to 50mbps. As a WiFi Router, ZTE MF971V hotspot 4G could allows simultaneous connection via WiFi up to 10 devices or with a PC using a USB cable. This makes the ZTE MF971V ideal for use at home, taking with you on holidays, for business meetings and on a longer journey. In places with a weaker range, an external antenna can be connected to the device. ZTE MF971V WiFi Router is also distinguished by its small size and modern design, and the clear display informs about the current status of the battery, Wi-Fi networks, coverage of the cellular network and about received SMS messages. The built-in 2300 mAh battery provides up to 500 hours of standby time and up to 11 hours of operating mode. ZTE MF971V weighs approximately 100 g. 
Here we list the details specifications of ZTE MF971V for general review:  

  • Support 4G Band: LTE FDD B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/17/12/20/28 TDD B38/40
  • (FDD 2100/1900/1800/1700/850/2600/900/700/800Mhz TDD 2600/2300Mhz)
  • Carrier Aggregation: 4G LTE band B3+B7 / B3+B3 / B20+B7 / B3+B20 / B7+B20 / B3+B5
  • 3G Band: DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS B1/B2/B5/B8
  • 2G BAND: GSM/GPRS/ED GE
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • LTE Category 6 download up to 300Mbit/s, upload to 50Mbit/s
  • DC-HSPA+DL (Download) up to 43.2Mbps, UL (Upload) u p to 5.76Mbps

Other Features:

  • 1 x SIM card slot – Micro SIM (12 x 15mm)
  • 1 x micro USB connector for charging
  • 1 x 1.44 TFT-LCD
  • Power switch, a MENU switch, RESET switch
  • Built-in LTE/UMTS/GSM and WLAN high gain antenna
  • Battery: 2300 mAh (Max Work 11 hours, Max Standby 500hr)
  • 2 X TS9 external antenna connection
  • Maximum of 32 wireless users
  • Operating: 0℃ to +35℃
  • Dimension: 104 x 65 x 14.3 mm
  • Weight: 101g (including the battery)

  

If you want to know more details about ZTE MF971 LTE-A Mobile WiFi hotspot, click here: https://www.4gltemall.com/zte-mf971v-lte-cat6-mobile-wifi-hotspot.html

Huawei E5788 VS Netgear AC810s

Many people may have known the Netgear Aircard 810s 4G mobile WiFi hotspot because it has been available for years in many countries. Huawei E5788 is a new 4G LTE Modem available recently; so many people may don’t know this new pocket WiFi router. Here also comes a new question: what’s the difference between the Huawei E5788 and Netgear AC810S? And which one is better to buy in the two MiFi router 4G? Today, we will compare the Huawei E5788 and Netgear Aircard 810s to find the answers.   

Huawei E5788 VS Netgear AC810S Appearance and Interfaces



If you are familiar with Netgear LTE modem, you may know the Netgear aircard series have very similar feature. On the front of Netgear Aircard 810s, there is a LED touchscreen with a home and back button at the side of the screen. The power button is on the top side while the opposite side locates the USB port for charging and two connectors for external 4G LTE antennas. The back cover could be removed to change the battery and insert the SIM card.   The latest Huawei E5788 is thinner than Netgear AC810S. It also has a touch screen to do settings and show the connection status. The power button is on the top side while the SIM card slot and USB port at the opposite side. But there is no connector for external antennas. Unlike the Aircard 810s, the Huawei E5788 battery is non-removable like the predecessor Huawei E5786. 

 
 

Netgear AC810S VS Huawei E5788 Specs and Features


From the appearance, we can see the Huawei E5788 and Netgear AC810S are very different. Then let’s have a check the Huawei E5788 specs and Netgear AC810S specs for a comparison:  

Model Huawei E5788u-96a Netgear Aircard AC810s
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.16 LTE Cat.11
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9250 Qualcomm Snapdragon X12
Data rates DL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps DL 600Mbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28 * TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41/42 B1, B3, B7, B8, B28
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 32 users 15 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No connector Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna N/A Aircard 810s External Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Non-removable, 3000mAh Removable, 2930 mAh
Dimensions 129 x 65 x 13.5mm 112 x 68.6 x 15.45mm
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download Huawei E5788 Datasheet Netgear AC810S Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5788 Manual Telstra 4GX Advanced III Manual
Other features 4CC CA 3 band CA
Firmware download Huawei E5788 Firmware Aircard 810s Firmware
Drivers Huawei E5788 Driver Aircard 810s driver
Reviews Huawei E5788 Review Netgear Aircard 810s review
Price 499.00USD 229.00USD
 

Summary 
From the specs table, we can see the Huawei E5788 is more advanced than Netgear AC810S. The Huawei E5788u-96a could support peak download speed up to 1Gbit/s while Netgear AC810S supports peak speed to 600Mbps. They both have only one variant model now. Huawei E5788 could support more LTE frequency bands than that of Netgear Aircard 810s. Huawei E5788 supports the maximum of up to 32 users with 4 x 4 MIMO while Netgear AC810S supports the maximum of up to 15 users with 2 x 2 MIMO. However, Huawei E5788 doesn’t have the connectors for an external antenna. The Netgear Aircard 810s has two TS-9 connectors for external LTE antennas. 
 
From the specs, there is no doubt that Huawei E5788 is better to buy than Aircard 810s. However, the Huawei E5788 price is much higher than Netgear AC810S price. Considering the decent good specs of Aircard 810s, we think Netgear AC810S is a budget mobile router with comparably good specs for daily use. So if the Huawei E5788 price is out of your budget, Netgear AC810S is good to buy.