The Chinese vendor Huawei is embraced by both Telenor and Netcom equipment supplier to the development of the mobile network. But they also make products in the other end of the connection, both small USB devices and wireless router we have on the test bench: Huawei B593.The box itself is a bit larger than most broadband routers we have tested in the past.It is white and blue plastic, and is designed to standing. reverse side has four ports for wired networks that supports 100 Mbit. There are two RJ11 connectors labeled TEL1 and TEL2 for connecting the "real" phone, and a USB connector.


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There's even a USB connector on one side of Huawei B593, the on / off switch and the column on the SIM card is inserted. On the other hand, we find a multi button that acts as both reset, WLAN on / off and WPS setup (Wireless Protected Setup).


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On the back of  4G LTE router --Huawei B593 4G LTE router there is a cover that hides two antenna connectors. These are not always necessary to use, but it comes with two antennas as standard. These are a little longer and flatter than the ones we see on other routers.


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It is also possible to connect the larger external antennas, here's the special dealers with expertise in such installations. However, they can be quite expensive, expect a few thousand for a complete installation.


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Easier than this can hardly be an installation. Mon inserting the SIM card, turn on the router and wait for all symbols on, log into the router from the browser in your computer with the information on the back. You will go to basic setup where you enter your PIN. So you just have to wait a few long seconds the router has made ​​contact with the 4G network. then you are on the network with the default settings that are behind the router. We are talking about the username, password, WLAN name (SSID) and ditto password, which you often change their own. then simply connect PCs and other wired network devices to the four ports, then you are going to home network.Since ports only support 100 Mbit we have chosen to use a separate Gigabit switch for all wired devices, from here there is a cable to the router itself. When running the local network at Gigabit speeds, while the Internet is via 100 Mbit port on the router. 100 Mbit is also the maximum of the router--Huawei B593 can handle from 4G network, so the bottleneck is no matter outside the user's area. router has all the usual features, it includes support for USB storage on the memory connector or SSD / HDD to USB enclosure. The connectors support USB 2.0 make sure you do not get full speed from the drives and SSDs. You set up users and access to storage devices. There is also support for up to 4 separate wireless network with each SSID. You can create separate wireless networks for guests, bedsit dwellers, youth and so on, which are isolated from each other, but everyone has access to the internet. router also causes statistics on traffic.This is important when you have limited quota that can be downloaded / up subscription.


Huawei B593 4G LTE router In use

Compared with a limp 3 Mbit/300Kbit ADSL line which we have been referred to the difference is huge. Everything snaps into place in the browser when browsing, downloading has never been better, upload photos to online services is a snap, videos start immediately - all jolly hockey sticks! Measurements with DinSide Surfometer give varying results, but we have never measured below 20 Mbit in our residential Høybråten at the top of Groruddalen.It plays the local wireless coverage in, since it falls with distance. measured with desktop PC connected to the router with a cable we lay between 40 and 80 Mbps download and 30 Mbps around the upload.


This beats most other solutions both in speed and price! Especially uploading makes this solution clearly preferable for those who work with online solutions and send large files, images, etc. But even those who upload nonsense to Facebook to enjoy the superior upload speed. The only thing that can compete is the fiber network, which has the same speed in both directions. With the iPhone, iPad and other WLAN solutions will not rate as high, but 20 Mbit down and around 15 Mbit up is not bad on the iPhone 4 with WLAN, performance with the iPad is considerably higher. , we also measured down the center of Oslo, in our editorial offices Storgaten. There we were far lower speeds under 20 Mbps download and 10 and 15 Mbps on the upload. But this is still very good speeds housed mostly.


WLAN speeds

The wireless part of the home network is more ordinary caliber, but the range is good.It only supports 2.4 GHz and two streams.


Compared with the best routers have speed more than approved, the range is the weakest side. Possibly this can be increased by installing a pair of external antennas, but it did not come with the router. We did not have any on hand. Need faster wireless, you can use a wireless dual-band router with support for 5 GHz and multiple streams for improved WLAN performance and set this up as an interest access point and disable the router function.


Conclusion-- Huawei B593

This solution is an excellent alternative to wired broadband. Speeds vary between very good and impressive, and the only thing that surpasses the performance of the retail market are fiber network, but at a higher price. Solution is very easy to get started, and no more complicated than other routers if you want to customize and adapt the solution of specific applications. subscription price of competitive, especially if you also need fast upload speeds, when you are on the same level as with fiber. A limited data allowance has been barrier for many. We even sat on 4G fence over a year, waiting on both a router solution and that the quota should be removed or increased substantially. Finally, both would have been fulfilled, and we give the solution a good fiver.