Huawei B715 LTE CPE is Available

The latest wireless gateway B715 from Huawei is available in some European countries, like Poland. This new LTE router with LTE category 9 which could support up to 450 Mbit / s in the downlink. The device has four RJ45 Gigabit LAN interfaces and a USB port, as well as an integrated telephone function with RJ11 connection. This makes the router a direct successor to the popular Huawei B525s. When the device will also come to other countries in the market, is currently not clear.

Huawei B715s-23c
The Huawei B715 is currently available in Europe with the exact model B715s-23c. This designation recognizes the modem optimized for the European market – in other parts of the world the B715 may have a slightly different designation and thus a different frequency band equipment. Since the frequency ranges used in Poland largely coincide with those in Germany, as well as in Austria and Switzerland, the B715s-23c can also be used without problems in German-speaking countries.

Huawei B715 Modem Technology
There are two internal LTE antenna at the body of Huawei B715, but it also has two SMA connectors for inserting an external LTE antenna. This LTE modem can connect up to three frequency ranges by means of carrier aggregation (channel bundling), which theoretically allows up to 450 Mbit / s in the downlink. In the uplink, up to 50 Mbps are possible via LTE. In addition to LTE, UMTS (3G) and GSM (2G) are also supported.
The RJ11 connector on the back panel of the B715 can be used to connect an telephone, as well as a USB port for integrating a printer or storage media into the network. Wired devices can be connected via the four LAN ports. If required, one of the four LAN ports also acts as a WAN port, so you can also use the B715 with an external modem.

Huawei B715 VS. B618
As a normal LTE CPE, B715 is the first choice. However, there is also a LTE cube router Huawei B618. It offers up to 600 Mbps via LTE Cat11. The Huawei B618 also has the 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology installed, the B715 can seem only on 2 × 2 MIMO antenna technology fall back. Nevertheless, the Huawei B715 also has advantages over the B618: there are four RJ45 Gigabit LAN ports and not only two like the B618 and also the SMA ports of the B715 are not available on the B618, there are “only” 2x TS9 ports.

Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 Test

TEST: Do you want Wi-Fi in your car, bag or in the hotel room so check out the Netgear Nighthawk M1. It is a good device for fast internet without cables. If you want “portable battery-powered mobile broadband”, take this into account.

Compared with a fixed installation of mobile broadband, the Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 is far more an all-round product. For example, you can put a SIM card and bring this mobile router on the journey. You will have mobile Internet everywhere you go.

Data Transfer
After testing we got very nice speeds from this M1 router. At indoors it could deliver up to 70-80 mbit / s download and about 60 mbit / s upload. In generally, the speed depends on many factors. Among other things, the damping of the signal from windows, buildings and other obstacles. You are also limited by the load on the mobile masts, which are used by the router.

The Nighthawk M1 supports 4x Carrier Aggregation (and 4 × 4 MIMO). It can open more data streams to the mobile end, and combine it to one connection (if the provider supports it). This is a clear advantage.
Even though the router is very compact, there is still room for 2x TS-9 connectors. These are used if an external antenna is to be connected (optional). It’s quite impressive that this is also an option.

Also connect via Ethernet cable
Computers or smart devices can be connected via Wi-Fi connection (2.4 or 5 GHz), beside, there is also an Ethernet port behind the router so you can use a wired connection. When running wirelessly (Wi-Fi), up to 20 Wi-Fi devices can be connected at the same time.
Compared to fixed-mounted mobile broadband, the Nighthawk M1 is slower, but it is also not intended as a fixed network connection at home.

If you’re nervous about clearing your data packet, data offloading is an option. When the router has known Wi-Fi network within range, it automatically connects to this. Leave the Wi-Fi zone switched back to the mobile connection.

Display on the router
The detailed thing is displayed on the screen of the M1 router ( ). From the screen you can view the current status of connections, batteries, connected devices, etc. You can also see the name of the network and password to use. If you don’t want to show this, you could disable the display in the settings.
If you need to share content from a USB key on the network, it can be connected to either a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 (Type C) port on the back of the router. The USB part is used via a browser interface on the computer. The files can also be viewed via the Netgear app for Android and iPhone.
Immediately it does not seem like a special obvious function. At any rate, I could not make it appear as a network drive on my PC.
The router has a wide range of features built-in, so you can use it in almost every connection. The web interface or app is very simple and very user-friendly, though it requires basic knowledge about networks and routers.
You either run battery operation with Nighthawk M1 or connect a solid power supply. Netgear promises up to 10 hours of operation on one charge.

Pros and cons
* Easy installation and clear display
* Fast upload and download speeds with low response times
* Supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and Carrier Aggregation
* Possibility of connecting external antennas
* Long battery life

* High price
* Occasionally mobile data noise on nearby speakers
* USB interface to work is robust

The Netgear Nighthawk M1 delivers remarkable performance on the mobile network. If you want to stay connected on the go, there is simply no better way. It is definitely a top grade product. It delivers everything you expect plus a little extra. The most negative thing I can find is the price. Speaking of the price, another 1Gbps Huawei Mobile Wi-Fi E5788 ( ) is more expensive.