The Taiwan manufacturer D-Link introduces a new LTE Cat4 router DW-932, which serves as a mobile wireless hotspot for smartphones and tablets. The DW-932 encrypted signals reliably and is compact enough for your pocket, but it also has its weaknesses. Today, we will have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of D-link DW932.
Features and characteristics of D-link DW-932
|Manufacturer and model||D-Link DW-932|
|Download rate||Up to 150 Mbit/s|
|Upload rate||Up to 50 Mbit/s|
|Supported LTE bands:||800 MHz / 1800 MHz / 2600 MHz|
|Backward compatible with:||HSPA/UMTS/GSM|
|Support of LTE-Advanced:||no|
|External antenna connector:||no|
|With integrated telephone system:||no|
Network | LAN & WLAN
|WLAN Standards:||WiFi 802.11 b / g / n|
|5 GHz WLAN support:||no|
|Encryption:||WPS, WPA, WPA2|
|Wireless Internet Hotspot function:||Yes|
|Battery pack:||2,020 mAh|
|Dimensions:||73 x 73 x 15 mm|
|Memory card expansion:||no|
The D-Link DW-932 is an category 4 LTE router, ie, in a suitable micro-SIM card with LTE tariff, up to 150 Mbit/s could be achieved to surf the web. In upload, a maximum upload speed of 50 Mbit/s is possible. Where no LTE is available, the DW-932 can switch to UMTS network as backup. As a mobile hotspot, the device supplies a few devices could be connected to DW-932 (the exact number is not said by D-Link); the fast Wi-Fi ac is not supported.
Safety is a top priority at the DW-932: Pushing a button and get encrypted with WPA or WPA2 connection to other mobile devices made via WPS (WiFi Protected Setup). In addition, the router has an internal firewall and NAT (Network Address Translation). On the little display, D-Link DW-932 indicates the network type, signal strength, roaming status, incoming SMS, the Internet connection, the provider, the battery level and wireless encryption.
Practical travel companion
Although not exactly the black, DW-932 is a beauty, it is with dimensions of 7.3 x 7.3 x 1.5 centimeters at 77 grams of weight, which is very compact and so perfectly suited as a mobile travel companion. It can provide his services on holidays available if it supplies the whole family with “Free WiFi” with only a local prepaid card.
Battery with disappointing endurance
The DW-932 Battery has the capacity of 2,020 mAh on the paper. However, in our test, the useful life is only 4 hours, which would be below the average and very disappointing. Other manufacturer do this better, for example, the Huawei E5878 Prime with a weaker battery could runs twice long surfing time. To charge the battery, you need connect the USB port of a PC.
Even if it is handy and convenient, the D-Link DW-932 has a few weaknesses. Here now we have other alternatives from Chinese Huawei and ZTE, the recommend models are Huawei E5372, ZTE MF93D. They are popular in Europe and Asia.