Huawei B525s-23a LTE Router Manual

Huawei B525s-23a LTE Router Manual

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Huawei B525s-23a LTE Router Manual

Product Overview

The HUAWEI B525s-23a LTE CPE (B525s-23a for short) is a wireless gateway that integrates LTE and high-speed Ethernet uplink access, which provides users with flexible and diversified data access and voice services.

NOTE
The frequency bands of the product are as follows.

B525s-23a support:

  • LTE: B1/3/7/8/20/32/38
    FDD: 2100 MHz/1800 MHz/2600 MHz/ 900 MHz/800 MHz/1500 MHz/
    TDD: 2600 MHz
    Intra-band contiguous: B3+B3, B7+B7, B38+B38
    Inter-band: B3+B7, B3+B20, B7+B20, B7+B8, B3+B8, B1+B20, B1+B8, B20+B32
  • DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS:Band 1/8 2100MHz/900MHz
  • EDGE/GPRS/GSM:Band 2/3/5/8 1900MHz/1800MHz/850MHz/900MHz

The B525s-23a supports the following standards:

  • LTE(Long Term Evolution)
  • DC-HSPA+(Dual Carrier High Speed Packet Access Plus)
  • HSPA+(High Speed Packet Access Plus)
  • HSUPA(High Speed Uplink Packet Access)
  • HSDPA(High Speed Downlink Packet Access)
  • UMTS(Universal Mobile Telecommunications System)
  • EDGE(Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution)
  • GPRS(General Packet Radio Service)
  • GSM(Global System for Mobile Communications)

The B525s-23a supports wired and wireless network access, and provides data routing service.

The B525s-23a provides the following services:

  • Data service
  • Voice service
  • SMS
  • Security service
  • Local maintenance management function

Product Overview
Figure 1-1 B525s-23a appearance

Features

The B525s-23a mainly supports the following features:

  • Access to LTE wireless networks
  • Access to Gigabit Ethernet networks
  • High-speed data access
    • LTE FDD: DL 300 Mbit/s, UL 50 Mbit/s
    • LTE TDD: DL 220 Mbit/s, UL 10 Mbit/s
    • DC-HSPA+: DL 42 Mbit/s, UL 5.76 Mbit/s
    • HSPA+: DL 21 Mbit/s (64QAM) / 28 Mbit/s (MIMO), UL 5.76 Mbit/s
    • HSPA: DL 14.4 Mbit/s, UL 5.76 Mbit/s
    • WCDMA PS: 384 kbit/s
    • EDGE: DL 296 kbit/s, UL 236.8 kbit/s
    • GPRS: 85.6 kbit/s z Complies with wireless 802.11b/g/n standards with data rates up to 300 Mbit/s
  • Complies with wireless 802.11a/ac standards with data rates up to 1300 Mbit/s
  • SMS
  • IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack
  • Compatibility with RJ11 telephone ports; can be set to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) voice mode or Circuit Switch (CS) voice mode
  • External LTE antenna port
  • Support for HUAWEI HiLink App
  • WPS 2.0 z HOTA updates
  • Built-in DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT
  • Security services. Provides instant protection to block potential security risks and intrusion attempts
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (does not support Windows RT), MAC OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10 with latest upgrades
  • User-friendly design of LED indicator. Easy to observe the status of equipment.

Technical Specifications

Hardware Specifications

Table 3-1 Technical specifications of the B525s-23a main unit

Item Description
Technical standard WAN LTE/DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM
LAN IEEE 802.3/802.3u
WLAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Working frequency band LTE

B525s-23a support:

LTE: B1/3/7/8/20/32/38

FDD: 2100 MHz/1800 MHz/2600 MHz/900 MHz/800 MHz/1500 MHz/

TDD: 2600 MHz

Intra-band contiguous: B3+B3, B7+B7,B38+B38

Inter-band: B3+B7, B3+B20, B7+B20, B7+B8, B3+B8, B1+B20, B1+B8, B20+B32

DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/ HSPA/UMTS Band 1/8 2100 MHz /900 MHz
EDGE/GPRS/GSM Band 2/3/5/8 1900 MHz/1800 MHz/850 MHz/900 MHz
WLAN
  • 2.4GHz 2.402 GHz~2.472 GHz
  • 5GHz 5.150GHz~5.350GHz & 5.470GHz~5.725GHz
External port
  • One power adapter port z Three LAN port (RJ45) z One LAN/WAN port (RJ45) z One phone port (RJ11) z Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5) z One micro-SIM card slot
  • One USB 2.0 port (Supports a maximum of 500mA current)
Antenna
  • Built-in LTE/UMTS/GSM primary antenna
  • Built-in LTE/UMTS secondary antenna
  • Built-in WLAN 2.4G antenna
  • Built-in WLAN 5G antenna
Indicator
  • One power indicator
  • One Internet status indicator
  • One WLAN/WPS indicator
  • One LAN indicator
  • One group of signal strength indicators
Button
  • One Power ON or OFF switch
  • One WPS button
  • One Reset button
Maximum transmit power LTE Conform to 3GPP Power Class 3 Definition
WLAN 2.4G 802.11b 16 dBm
802.11g 17 dBm
802.11n 17 dBm
5G

Low band

802.11a 17 dBm
802.11n 16 dBm
802.11ac 16 dBm

Middle band

802.11a 17 dBm
802.11n 16 dBm
802.11ac 16 dBm

High band

802.11a 21 dBm
802.11n 21 dBm
802.11ac 21 dBm

Receiving sensitivity LTE Conform to 3GPP Definition
UMTS Conform to 3GPP Definition
GSM -104 dBm
WLAN 802.11a:-71 dBm(54 Mbit/s)
802.11b:-85 dBm(11 Mbit/s)
802.11g:-71 dBm(54 Mbit/s)
802.11n:-69 dBm(65 Mbit/s)
802.11ac:-65 dBm(78 Mbit/s)
Power consumption < 20W
AC/DC
power supply
  • AC: 100 V - 240 V
  • DC: 12 V/2 A
Dimensions
(Maximum)
226mm × 163mm × 52mm
Weight About 370g (excluding the power adapter)
Temperature
  • Working temperature: 0°C to 40°C
  • Storage temperature: -20°C to +70°C
Humidity 5% - 95%

Antenna and Radio Frequency Specifications

Table 3-2 LTE main diversity antenna specifications

Item Description
Frequency 703 MHz~960 MHz /1452 MHz~1496 MHz /1710 MHz~2690 MHz
Input impedance 50 Ω
Standing wave ratio < 3
Efficiency ≥ -4dB@703MHz~960MHz
≥-4 dB@1452 MHz~1496 MHz
H side gain ≥ 1dBi
Polarization Linear polarization

Table 3-3 WLAN 2.4 GHz antenna specifications

Item Description
Frequency 2.401 GHz~2.495 GHz
Input impedance 50 Ω
Standing wave ratio < 2
Efficiency ≥ -3dB
H side gain ≥ 1dBi
Polarization Linear polarization

Table 3-4 WLAN 5 GHz antenna specifications

Item Description
Frequency 5.15-5.35GHz / 5.47-5.725GHz
Input impedance 50 Ω
Standing wave ratio <2
Efficiency ≥ -3dB
H side gain ≥ 1dBi
Polarization Linear polarization

Table 3-5 External antenna specifications

NOTE

  • The external antenna is an optional accessory. Signals may be weak in some areas; thus, you can choose whether to use the external antenna.
  • The external antenna can be used indoor only. Put it near the window when using to get better signal.
  • Avoid thunderstorms when using.
Item Description
Technical standard LTE/DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/WCDMA/EDGE/GPRS/GSM
Frequency
  • 703 MHz - 960 MHz
  • 1452 MHz~1496 MHz
  • 1710 MHz - 2690 MHz
Input impedance 50 Ω
Standing wave ratio < 3
H side gain ≥ 3 dBi (horizontal level)
Polarization Linear polarization
Interface standard SMA-J1.5

Software Specifications

Table 3-6 Software specifications

Item Description
Gateway Supports the default route: 0.0.0.0.
Supports the default gateway address: 192.168.8.1.
Supports the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP).
Supports the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP).
Supports the domain name service (DNS).
NAT Supports NAT and Network Address and Port Translation (NAPT), which complies with RFC2663, RFC3022, and RFC3027.
Supports CONE NAT.
Supports fragmented message identification during common NAT.
DHCP server Enables and disables the DHCP server.
Configures DHCP server address pools.
Sets the lease time.
VPN client Support L2TP VPN client (When L2TP vpn client function is enabled, the throughput performance will slow down, the maximum speed can up to 50Mbps (dependent on network environment).)
SMS Writing/Sending/Receiving
Writing/Sending/Receiving extra-long messages
Voice(optional) VoIP Supports the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).
Supports G.711a/G.711u/G.726 (-24/-32)/G.722 for encoding and decoding.
CS voice Supports CS voice communication over UMTS and GSM networks.
Supports the circuit switched fallback (CSFB).
Firewall Enables and disables the firewall.
Filters LAN MAC addresses.
Filters LAN IP addresses.
Filters URLs.
Supports demilitarized zone (DMZ).
Supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP).
Supports Application Level Gateway (ALG).
WLAN Broadcasts and hides service set identifiers (SSIDs).
Complies with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
Supports WPS
Authentication Supports OpenSystem authentication.
Supports encryption using wired equivalent privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi protected access preshared key (WPA /WPA2-PSK), and WPA2-PSK authentication.
Supports the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption algorithm.
Supports the TKIP and AES hybrid encryption algorithm.
MAC address authentication Supports the MAC address authentication whitelist.
Supports the MAC address authentication blacklist.
Supports a maximum of 10 MAC address entries.
Supports automatic transmission rate adjustment.
Station management Supports station status queries.
Supports a maximum of 32+32 connected stations.
IPv6/IPv4 dual stack DHCPv6/v4 server and client
DNSv6/v4 server and client
Display IPv6/v4 WAN address
HUAWEI HiLink App View the data traffic usage and SMS.
Manage the connected devices.
Change CPE's SSID and password.
System requirements Operating system: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (does not support Windows RT), MAC OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10 with latest upgrades
Hardware configuration: meets the configuration requirements of the operating system.

Services and Applications

Data Services

The B525s-23a can access the Internet through mobile networks, and Ethernet networks. By connecting to the B525s-23a using Wi-Fi or a network cable, users can get access to high-speed Internet services and establish a local area network (LAN).

Accessing the Internet Through a Mobile Network (LTE/UMTS/GSM)

The B525s-23a can access the Internet through mobile networks.

Accessing the Internet Through a Mobile Network
Figure 4-1Accessing the Internet through a mobile network

Accessing the Internet Through an Ethernet Network

Connect the B525s-23a's LAN/WAN port to a wall-mounted Ethernet port using a network cable.

Accessing the Internet Through an Ethernet Network
Figure 4-2 Accessing the Internet through an Ethernet network

Voice Services

The B525s-23a provides one telephone port that can be connected to telephones for calling.

Voice Services - Connecting telephones
Figure 4-3 Connecting telephones to the B525s-23a

SMS

The B525s-23a supports message writing/sending/receiving and group sending (up to 50 contacts at a time). You can manage messages through the Web page, such as inbox, outbox, draft.

Security Service

The B525s-23a supports various security features, such as the firewall, user authentication, and PIN protection, protect users against security threats from the Internet when users are using network services.

Local management and maintenance

The B525s-23a supports local configuration through the Web page. You can accomplish device management, network configuration and ensure normal and stable performance.

System Structure

System Architecture Diagram

System Architecture Diagram
Figure 5-1 System architecture

Functional Modules

  • Mobile network access: The B525s-23a adopts the LTE/UMTS/GSM access technology at the WAN side, can access the wireless broadband packet-based.
  • WLAN AP function: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant WLAN AP interface is provided, used for wireless networking at home. The interface is compliant with the IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standard and the WPA/WPA2-PSK/WPA2-PSK/WEP security authentication.
  • DHCP/DNS: The DHCP server dynamically allocates IP addresses to PCs. The DNS parses domain names.
  • Web management: You can configure, modify and query the configuration information of the B525s-23a.
  • Routing and NAT: High-speed routing capability. With the built-in NAT, the B525s-23a, together with wireless broadband packet-based network devices, can provide flexible broadband access solutions and networking schemes.

Packing List

Table 6-1 Packing list

Description Quantity Remarks
Wireless Gateway 1 Standard
Power supply adapter 1 Standard
Quick Start 1 Standard
Ethernet cable 1 Standard
Warranty card 1 Optional
Phone cable 1 Optional

HUAWEI B525s-23a wireless gateway also provide external antenna as optional for you to choose.

Acronyms and Abbreviations

A
AC Alternating Current
ARP Address Resolution Protocol
AP Access Point
APN Access Point Name
C
CPE Customer Premises Equipment
CS Circuit Switch
CSFB Circuit Switched Fallback
D
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DL Downlink
DNS Domain Name Server
G
GE Gigabit Ethernet
H
HSPA High Speed Packet Access
HSPA+ High Speed Packet Access Plus
HSDPA High Speed Downlink Packet Access
HSUPA High Speed Uplink Packet Access
I
IP Internet Protocol
ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol
L
LAN Local Area Network
LED Light Emitting Diode
LTE Long Term Evolution
M
MCS Modulation and Coding Scheme
N
NAT Network Address Translation
P
POTS Plain Old Telephone Service
T
TKIP Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
U
UMTS Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
UL Uplink
V
VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol
W
WAN Wide Area Network
WLAN Wireless Local Area Network
WCDMA Wideband Code Division Multiple Access
Wi-Fi Wireless Fidelity

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