Today Let's go for the test: the Huawei E586 HSPA + UMTS router - successor to the Huawei E585, which we test in 2 years ago had. The E586 is one of the first mobile wireless router, which the HSPA + technology with up to 21.6 Mbit / s support in the download. Whether these rates can be achieved in reality and also really like the Huawei E586 them in everyday life suggests that you learn in this review. First, there are still technical data:

 

Manufacturer: Huawei
Model Name: E586
Technologies: UMTS (3G), GSM (2G)
Frequencies: UMTS: 2100MHz, 900MHz | GSM 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz
Speeds: UMTS: 21.6 Mbit / s down, 5.76 Mb / s up (taking advantage of HSPA +) | GSM: 256 kbit / s (using EDGE)
Other: OLED display, Wi-Fi b / g / n, MicroSD Slot

Delivery and first impressions

Like its predecessor, the Huawei E586 HSPA + UMTS router comes in a small, sturdy cardboard box. In addition to the mobile wireless router is of course the battery (1500mAh mAh) included. It also shows (in English) and a short manual Micro USB cable - for charging so you have to use the computer or compulsory purchase separately a standard USB charger. The Huawei E586 entirely decorated in black has a relatively high value, although it is of course made entirely of plastic. Open the battery cover is a little notchy, but whenever you have the sim card or battery, so do not change it.

 

Huawei E568 Huawei E586 delivery Huawei E586 backside Huawei E586 Front< Huawei E586 Display

 

Commissioning and configuration options

 

A few seconds after you turned on the Huawei E586 HSPA + UMTS router, you can already enter the PIN. This is done via a web interface ( 192.168.1.1 type in the address bar), so you have to first connect via WLAN with the E586, which is necessary Wi-Fi password printed on the inside back cover and battery compartment. The E586 can also very easily using WPS to connect to a PC, so it's no password needed. This has the built-E586, a separate WPS button. After entering the PIN, the Hotspot connects instantly to the wireless network settings such as APNs are not normally required. If necessary, you can the APN settings and many more also in the web interface set as desired. This web interface has been designed in comparison to the E585 again significantly better and more user-friendly. Like its predecessor, the Huawei E586 E585 also has a web interface optimized for the iPhone, which is done really well - no need to scroll and can perform perfectly well on the small screen the facility.

 

Signal strength and speed

In general, mobile hotspots are unfortunately not the strongest reception modems, this is also reflected in the Huawei E586 HSPA + UMTS router. While surfing in well-served areas is absolutely no problem, the jump in bad 3G reception hotspot relatively early on 2G back - it shows the surfing course immediately. This problem you have but mainly when dealing with the Huawei E586 is moving, for example in a car. If you stay in one place and puts the hotspot, for example to the window, so you get even with poor UMTS coverage, a stable and fast connection. The maximum speed of Huawei E586 is indicated at 21.6 Mbit / s. We conducted three tests in each case with the E586 and E585 and its predecessor, the results were compared with each other. It should be noted here that the telecom simcard tariff to 7.2 Mbit / s was limited. Overall, one can say that the speeds with the E586 throughout an entire piece were higher, but there were no major differences in the ping times. The test results you see in the following table:

 

Wi-Fi range, display and battery life

The small OLED display on the front of the Huawei E586 router displays all the important information. Compared to its predecessor, it has been improved even further, so now the consumption data of all previous connections (Resetable) and the connection time is displayed. Otherwise, one has the usual indicators: current network operator and network technology, battery level, signal strength indicator, the number of connected wireless devices and the connection status.

 

What else is important? The built-in WiFi module now supports the n standard, but this is sorely needed to complete the data rate of HSPA + can be reached in any case. Not only was the faster data transmission, but in our experience, the range also become slightly better. While the E585 transmits only through a wall, creates the Huawei E586 HSPA + UMTS router in our test by 2 walls / rooms have a connection. The battery life has compared to its predecessor but does not improve, with sustained use of the battery lasts a little over 4 hours. Also too bad: you can only connect a maximum of 5 devices via WLAN with the E586 - for many application scenarios is not enough.

 

Huawei E586 E585 backside Huawei E586 K5005 comparison Mobile Interface Web Interface Huawei E585 Huawei E586 Web Interface

 

Conclusion:

Overall, the Huawei E586 definitely a good improvement compared to its predecessor. The speeds were just as convincing as the wireless range and ease of use. Too bad, however, is the fact that no power cord included for direct charging from the wall outlet. The Huawei E586 router is currently only available through online retailers, directly from the network operator can not buy the E586. However, this has the advantage that the Huawei E586 has no network operator branding and completely without simlock or Netlock comes along.

 

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