Hands-On Review: Huawei E5830s – Simple Mobile Router with Extra Capabilities
Hot-Spot Internet anywhere, that’s the concept that carried the product E5830s Huawei. E5830s is a router + portable 3G modem that can instantly share Internet access with 3G connectivity to other devices using WiFi. So, what capabilities are carried by Huawei as a product called “Mobile WiFi” is? Follow the review in this article!
Usefulness in Everyday
A modem is only modem. Okay, this one could use the WiFi for the connectivity, so we don’t need to install software on the notebook. But, why not buy a regular modem which is much cheaper? There are several things that should be considered to understand the ‘value’ of the modem.More than 1 device can connect to this WiFi modem. If you’re on the road with relatives or friends who carry the device with WiFi connectivity, this modem could be all devices Access Point. It’s only need one 3G SIM card to serve 5 or more users with air-WiFi devices.This modem can be used for other devices besides notebook. So, your relatives or friends who use a smartphone or WiFi tablet can use internet connection from this WiFi modem. Even the Blackberry that is famous of its ‘picky’ for WiFi connection also can use this WiFi connectivity through this modem. In Jagatreview team when trip abroad, this WiFi modem can be used for our Blackberry. Just by buying a SIM card with 3G services, some people in the team JagatReview can stay connected his Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) without the need to replace the SIM card we had brought from Indonesia or pay extra for roaming. Economical, is not it? This condition we had tried in the United States and Taiwan.
E5830s comes in a very simple packaging, a box with not too large, only slightly larger than a USB-based 3G modem packaging in the market. This is possible because as a wireless router, E5830s has a very compact size.In addition E5830s unit, Huawei include some equipment in the sales package of the product, which is a USB to Mini USB cable, a piece of “Copyright and Safety Information”, a book “Quick Start Guide and a battery.
Huawei E5830s is designed with the concept of “Mobile WiFi”. Because that, although the title as a router, we could not find a row of the Ethernet port on this product. The only port that encountered in E5830s only a mini USB port located on the underside of the device. These ports can be used to connect devices to the computer at the same time recharge the battery device.
Battery? Yes! E5830s has a battery unit which is mounted on the back of the device that makes it able to operate without depending on a direct connection to external resources. Behind the battery, there is a slot for installing the SIM card of mobile operators that will be used.
On the left side of the device, there is a slot for microSD. Availability of support for this microSD makes E5830s can serve as storage, both of which can be used together in a network and used like a flash drive.
Meanwhile, the right side of the device is filled by three key operations, they are the power button, WiFi / WPS, and CONNECT. The power button of course serves to turn on and off the device. WiFi button/WPS is useful to enable and disable the WiFi module as well as to enable the WPS. While the CONNECT button is used to request E5830s connecting to the Internet.