Hands-On: Huawei B593 LTE WiFi Router
If you have an LTE signal in your area and you want to maximize the fast speed for a 24/7 LAN operation, the Huawei B593 LTE might be the best device to deploy this.
We had the B593 for about a month now and have tested it with both Globe and Smart LTE (more often with Globe since Smart LTE has weak or no LTE signal in the house, condo and the office).
The device is intended/labeled for T-Mobile but since it is unlocked, we’re able to use it with local carriers. We’ve also tried the 3G/HSPA+ WiFi router (Huawei B683) before and have been well satisfied with it.
We used the Smart Prepaid LTE and got a Globe Postpaid LTE Nano-SIM with Plan 999 with SuperSurf and both worked just fine.
Aside from the 4 LAN ports at the back, there’s also a USB 2.0 port so you can attached a HDD or flash drive for access to network storage.
For better signal strength, there’s an also a plug for an external antenna to boost the signal. If there’s no LTE in the area, it will switch to HSPA+/HSPA/3G automatically.
We went to test out the connection via Speedtest.net and got pretty good results. Take note the results are limited to Globe LTE in our area (Makati and BGC).
The device is available over at HotGadgets for Php9,980 but if you need the panel antenna, it is sold separately for Php2,200 (with 15meter cable and adaptors).