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Huawei Mobile WIFI Pro 2 E5885 Review

Last year, Huawei released a new version of the Mobile WiFi PRO to replace the predecessor model Huawei E5770 and simply names it Mobile WiFi PRO 2. The specific model number of the Mobile WiFi Pro 2 is Huawei E5885.

Huawei E5885 Moblie WiFi Pro 2

This new version Mobile WiFi Pro 2 mainly brings 4G LTE Category 6 with a theoretical data rate of 300 Mbps for download and 50 Mbps for upload. Also at the WLAN feature, dual band WiFi bands are available with providing WiFi 802.11ac.

The most important feature is an increase in battery capacity from 5200mAh to 6400 mAh and is offered the ability to charge other devices via its full-size USB port (in addition, it also has a microUSB charging port). Of course, the RJ 45 Ethernet port and the 0.96 inch OLED display are retained. Huawei E5885 is the first LTE Cat6 portable 4G router with Ethernet port. Currently, there is only the Netgear Nighthawk M1 which supports higher-level LTE standard with Ethernet port and could be its competitor.

The improvements of Huawei E5885 are not only on the WLAN features, battery capacity, it can also covers the most popular LTE frequency bands in American areas, such as LTE Band 4(AWS).

Comparing with its predecessor, Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro 2 can support wireless users from 11 to 32, which is the norm qty today.

The Mobile WiFi PRO 2 can let devices to connect WiFi by NFC technology or scanning the QR code QR. The Huawei HiLink APP is also useful for users to do some further settings if necessary. And we have to mention the special feature: the strap used as USB charging cable.

The Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi Pro 2 is compatible with the common LTE frequency bands in Europe and America, so users can take this device and travel to these areas without worrying the network incompatibility.

Here now, the Huawei Mobile WIFI PRO 2 has been launched in China at a price of around 200USD, it will take patience to price down since it’s a powerful mobile pocket WiFi with Ethernet and large battery capacity. And 2 colors will be available: Black and Gold & Pink and Gold.

Below is the general review of the Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi pro 2 Specs:

  • WIFI AC (802.11ac) compatible b/g/n
  • Number of users connected simultaneously: up to 32 Devices
  • WMM (WiFi multimedia) / media server feature: Yes
  • Beamforming / MultiBeam feature: Yes
  • uPNP (universal plug and play): Yes
  • Frequency range Dual Band (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
  • Speed ​​download: up to 300 Mbps
  • Special features Cat6 – 300 Mbps, HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
  • Guest network access: Yes
  • Number of ethernet port (RJ-45): Single Port (LAN) / RJ-45
  • Cards supported Micro SD / Micro SDHC / Micro SDXC
  • Color: Black
  • SIM type: Micro SIM
  • LED Indicator Strength Signal / Network / Charging / Provider / WiFi / SMS
  • Security features Encryption (WEP / WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK)
  • WPS (WiFi protected set-up) : Yes
  • Power source Lithium-ion battery battery (Li-Ion): Battery capacity 6400 mAh
  • Dimensions: 23 mm X 69.20 mm X 112 mm
  • Weight: 188 g

Huawei E5788 LTE Cat.16 MiFi Released

The fastest mobile LTE hotspot in Europe has long been the Netgear AC810, now Huawei has taken the lead with the new pocket WiFi E5788. The Huawei E5788 offers LTE Category 16, so speeds up to 1 gigabit per second download and up to 100 Mbps upload. In addition, the mobile Wi-Fi hotspot offers a touch screen and up to 10 hours of operation via the integrated battery.

Huawei E5788 Mobile WiFi

The Huawei E5788 has an integrated LTE Advanced Pro Cat16 modem. To achieve speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s, the hotspot supports 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology, 256QAM modulation and 3CC CA (triple channel bundling). The maximum possible speed depends not only on the E5788, but also on the mobile network. If the network is not equipped accordingly, the Huawei Hotspot offers lower LTE speeds. Of course, the E5788 Gigabit Hotspot is also backwards compatible with 3G/UMTS (up to 42.2 Mbps in the downlink) and GSM/2G can do the modem as well.

The Internet connection is transmitted either over WLAN 802.11b/g/n/ac or over USB type C to connected terminals. Over WLAN, up to 32 devices can be supplied at the same time, the Huawei E5788 spits on 2.4 GHz and optionally also on 5 GHz. An RJ45 Ethernet LAN port, as offered by the sister model Huawei E5885, is not available on the Huawei E5788.

If required, the Internet access can be made via an existing wireless network instead of the integrated mobile modem. The feature called “WiFi Extender” is now standard on mobile Huawei LTE hotspots, including the E5788.

In addition to the USB Type C port, which can be used to charge the battery and to connect to a computer, the Huawei E5788 also offers two TS-9 ports for an external LTE antenna. The connections are hidden on the side under a cover, which should protect against contamination.

Huawei E5788 E5788u-96a LTE Cat.16 Gigabit Mobile WiFi Hotspot
Huawei E5788: Operation via touchscreen

The Huawei E5788 has a small touch screen on the front, which makes it easy to adjust. The display shows important information about the Internet connection such as data consumption, online time and reception in the standard screen. In the first test, the touchscreen responded quickly and the operation was self-explanatory thanks to large icons. Further settings are possible via the browser web interface or the Huawei HiLink app.

The battery of the Huawei E5788 is 3,000 mAh strong and unfortunately firmly integrated in the device, so not changeable by the user. The operating time is up to 10 hours, the standby time is up to 500 hours.

The Huawei E5788 is currently not available everywhere, but can be found via Google some online retailers, which have listed the suitable for European networks version Huawei E5788u-96a. Whether and when Huawei plans an official market launch in Europe is currently unknown. Should something new arise, this article will of course be updated.

As alternatives, for example, the Huawei E5787 (with touch screen) and the Huawei E5885 (with LAN connection) are available; however, both devices reach a maximum of 300 MBit/s with the integrated LTE Cat6 modem. If you want Gigabit LTE mobile hotspot, you have to wait for the Huawei E5788.

Huawei E5770 LTE Mobile WiFi Pro

A fast LTE modem, a powerful battery and many connection possibilities: these are the highlights of the Huawei E5770 Mobile WiFi Pro LTE router. The small mobile wireless hotspot was presented to the market in the summer of 2015. The E5770 comes with a RJ45 LAN port and a full-fledged USB 2.0 port.

Huawei E5770 Mobile WiFi Pro

The manufacturer recommends the Huawei E5770 especially for small businesses and home offices, but also for private users, the device is extremely interesting. In the following information sheet you will find all the details for Huawei E5770.

Based on LTE category 4 technology, the Huawei E5770 could achieve wireless speeds of up to 150 megabits per second in the downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the uplink. Of course the device is also backwards compatible with UMTS and GSM. It is also possible to connect using the Wireless Extender function with a wireless network. User can access via an Ethernet LAN cable, which is connected to the RJ45 connector of the Huawei E5770.

Normally, mobile LTE routers have a battery capacity of about 1,500 to a maximum of 3,000 mAh. Huawei has now installed the E5770 for the first time a battery with 5,200 mAh. And thereby it allows an operating time of up to 20 hours as a wireless router. Unfortunately, the battery is not removable, although you can remove the back to insert the SIM card and the memory card. The battery can be used for charging other devices, such as smart phones or digital cameras using the built-in USB port for that matter. A short USB to microUSB cable is already included for the purpose. This is so compact and elegant, it can be taken without problems at any time.

The Huawei E5770 can be configured via a web interface in any browser or via an application for Apple iOS and Google Android either. And the Web App are ready for connection information, such as data usage, time online and network coverage. In addition, for example, settings for the WLAN module and the Ethernet interface are possible. For the most important status information, user can check the small OLED display right on the device.

Novatel Wireless MiFi 2 (MiFi 5792) Global 4G LTE Touchscreen Mobile Hotspot

MiFi 2 Global 4G LTE Touchscreen Mobile Hotspot with brilliant interactive touchscreen, 11 hour battery and 4G LTE connectivity for up to 10 devices for the best user experience.

Novatel Wireless MiFi 2

Introducing the next generation MiFi device by Novatel Wireless ‒ MiFi 2, the world’s most advanced touchscreen mobile hotspot. Novatel Wireless has again set the design and usability standard for mobile connectivity with this next generation device that quite literally puts freedom at your fingertips.

MiFi 2’s vibrant, feature-rich touchscreen makes it easier than ever to connect up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices to fast 4G LTE Internet. You can check data usage, manage connected devices, change settings, enable MiFi Media Center and more…directly on the touchscreen. With up to 11 hours of battery life and the industry’s most advanced security features, MiFi 2 lets you connect with confidence and power through your day.

Features:

  • Download speed
    • 4G LTE: 100 Mbps
    • 3G DC-HSPA+: 42 Mpbs
  • Technology/bands
    • 4G LTE: AWS, 700 MHz
    • DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS: 850/1900/2100 MHz
    • EDGE/GPRS: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Battery life
    • Continuous: Up to 11 hours
    • Standby: Up to 53 hours

Novatel Wireless MiFi 2 (MiFi 5792) will be available for ordering from Multiplex Systems online stores in the USA and the EU in early June.

New XYFI Firmware available (3.0.0) – Now with Files and Media

Since its announcement in Barcelona last year, Option XYFI has gone through a lot of improvements. Today XYFI has achieved a giant step in introducing the Files & Media sharing and the Media files streaming features on the device.

Current devices in the field can also benefit from these new features by doing a firmware update.

Major improvements in this release 3.0.0 are :

  • Files and Media storage over WiFi – in previous firmware versions, files stored on the microSD are only accessible when XYFI is plugged to a PC and through the USB connection, not over WiFi. This new firmware allows Files and Media content accessible over WiFi (upload and download)
  • Files and Media storage sharing – not only the files are accessible over the WiFi, they are also shareable amongst XYFI users if the administrator chooses to do so
  • Streaming – XYFI users can also stream media content stored on the microSD over WiFi. Media files means video or music files. That means that a streaming server is installed on the XYFI enabling all 8 XYFI users to stream simultaneously either on different files or on the same media file.
    Note: The streaming server can handle all popular media files. Please see document attached for the list of compatible media file formats
  • The user guide is updated to reflect the Files and Media and Streaming new features
  • A network compatibility problem is fixed in the module firmware. This problem was seen in operating the XYFI on some networks
  • Optimised support for WISPr
  • More stable firmware update when using Windows Internet Explorer