Huawei E5186 is the world first CAT6 CPE LTE Router – it is said that LTE download speed up to 300 Mbit / s . Thus, the router all-in-one 4G network solution that should be ideal for work / surfing / playing on the second home or are at home. Whether this is really so, I have looked for this test.
In an unspectacular packaging we see there are the router, a power cable, a LAN cable and a Quick Start Guide. In the short instructions will be discussed in a few words on the importance of the lamp, the connections and the installation of the SIM card. The router is determined because of its size (194 x 177 x 64mm) and there is no battery for stationary use.
On the front we find LEDs that indicate the current operating status. There are the air vents at the top and bottom. The router is not particularly hot, passive thermal solution, it plays no sounds.
On the back we find a whole range of ports. In addition to the power switch which are the power connector, a USB port (for example, for a network printer), 2 telephone lines and 4x LAN Gigabit connections. Behind the white iris There is also the possibility to connect an antenna for better reception. The micro-SIM card is inserted on the right side.
- Commissioning and Usability
Extremely easy: After insertion of the SIM card and activation of the Power toggle switch to the router is connected to about 30 seconds with the mobile network. The router, the configuration for the connection brings automatically, manual input is not necessary. At terminal only needs to be searched even after the router and then connected via WLAN. Who then wants to change the wireless password or other settings, can do this on the router interface. The makes a very neat impression and you find yourself good at it rightly.
The router offers the classic configuration via browser yet another way to make settings: The Huawei Mobile Wi-Fi App. The app can be made to the mobile phone by means of a clear user interface and wireless network settings.
- Network readiness
Here, the Huawei E5186 router need not hide: He has with Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n / ac at 2.4GHz / 5GHz Dual Band all common standards and supports up to 64 devices. The range of the wireless network is about 250 meters (without obstacles), the possible bandwidth is Huawei to up to 1.1 Gbit / s. This is the standard Wi-Fi 802.11ac including simultaneous use of the 5 and 2.4 GHz bands. To thus utilize the full, you need a corresponding terminal.
- Reception and bandwidth
The Huawei E5186 4G / LTE router as mentioned LTE Cat6 cable and, thus enabling bandwidths of up to 300Mbit / s. Of course it also supports all the other standards, ie LTE Cat4, HSDPA (Dual Cell) and EDGE or GRPS. The bandwidth was great in the practical test: In 1020 Wien I have 80 Mbit / s measured Tags with LTE without Carrier Aggregation, the latency was particularly impressive with only 20ms. Since LTE provides really good value!
Reception can – should it be necessary – are also improved with an external antenna. Simply check here if LTE is already available at your address: Shortly for LTE expansion in Austria. If questions about the supply or to appear expansion, easy to A1 community post under this thread!
A mobile terminal cannot replace a connection via the fixed network. For those who need fast Internet on a second home or a more remote region, I would recommend the B5186 Huawei router fully: it is ready to go, offers a number of setting options and a very good and fast wireless. As a result, the router is not only suitable for working or surfing, but also to play. But this also depends on the network coverage: Thanks very advanced LTE roll-out in the 800 frequency large parts of Austria are already covered and LTE latency are generally low.
My recommendation: Buy Huawei E5186!