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Huawei B525-4G 300Mbps mobile WiFi Router, unlocked to all networks £99.99 - Sold by Livewire Telecom / FBA @ Amazon
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Huawei B525-4G 300Mbps mobile WiFi Router, unlocked to all networks £99.99 - Sold by Livewire Telecom / FBA @ Amazon

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Posted 9th Nov

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  • SPECS:
  • Download speed: 300Mbps
  • Upload speed: 50Mbps
  • Sim Card Size: MicroSim
  • Dimensions: 16.3 x 22.6 x 5.2 cm
  • Share: Connects up to 64 WiFi enabled devices.


  • Features & details
  • Huawei B525 router is UNLOCKED to all networks, so use the data SIM of your choice (SIM card not provided)
  • Produce a Wi-Fi hotspot connecting up to 64 devices, with a powerful Wi-Fi coverage
  • 4G Router supports a rapid download speed of 300 Mbps, so enjoy your incredibly fast internet experience
  • A stylish and slim design to fit in perfectly with your home furniture
  • Able to connect to your smartphone, tablet, iPad, computer/ laptop, gaming consoles, plus much more!
  • Wi-Fi Protocol is 802.11b/g/n/ac, 2.4G & 5G dual-band. Communication system: HSPA+/ UMTS/ GSM
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Another top tip...... My b525 also allows the phone socket to be used for VoIP services. Sipgate free account allows you to receive calls for free and you can transfer your landline number (albeit for a fee). Then just plug home phone into router and ditch the landline rental.
Edited by: "Wheresmylaptop" 9th Nov
DontPayFullPrice09/11/2019 09:03

I have the b310 coupled with tenda mw6's at the moment, looking to …I have the b310 coupled with tenda mw6's at the moment, looking to upgrade and cant decide this or the mr600. Does anyone know if the wifi signal can be turned off on this Huawei??


I used to have b310 paired with MW3s and got 54 Mbps constant using external antenna. When I tried a b525 it wouldn't play nice with MW3s for some reason and speed plummeted.

Now have b525 with BT whole home mini and get constant 90 - 105Mbps. For £18.75/month to Smarty I am very happy!

In answer to your question, yes you can switch off WIFI on b525.

Top tip...... These routers connect to the band with the strongest signal, not fastest speed. If you manually change bands you may find a massive speed increase, as I did. This can be done in setting for some, but others require use of a third party app like HManager.
Edited by: "Wheresmylaptop" 9th Nov
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I have the b310 coupled with tenda mw6's at the moment, looking to upgrade and cant decide this or the mr600. Does anyone know if the wifi signal can be turned off on this Huawei??
Trump says this is a bad deal 😁
DontPayFullPrice09/11/2019 09:03

I have the b310 coupled with tenda mw6's at the moment, looking to …I have the b310 coupled with tenda mw6's at the moment, looking to upgrade and cant decide this or the mr600. Does anyone know if the wifi signal can be turned off on this Huawei??


I used to have b310 paired with MW3s and got 54 Mbps constant using external antenna. When I tried a b525 it wouldn't play nice with MW3s for some reason and speed plummeted.

Now have b525 with BT whole home mini and get constant 90 - 105Mbps. For £18.75/month to Smarty I am very happy!

In answer to your question, yes you can switch off WIFI on b525.

Top tip...... These routers connect to the band with the strongest signal, not fastest speed. If you manually change bands you may find a massive speed increase, as I did. This can be done in setting for some, but others require use of a third party app like HManager.
Edited by: "Wheresmylaptop" 9th Nov
Another top tip...... My b525 also allows the phone socket to be used for VoIP services. Sipgate free account allows you to receive calls for free and you can transfer your landline number (albeit for a fee). Then just plug home phone into router and ditch the landline rental.
Edited by: "Wheresmylaptop" 9th Nov
Can anyone confirm that the rj11 socket is unblocked when bought from this seller?

I know that some people have previously bought b525's from amazon and it works.

Oh, and these were considerably cheaper than this on lightening sales late last year and early this, but then the price rocketed to £130+.
Wheresmylaptop09/11/2019 09:23

Another top tip...... My b525 also allows the phone socket to be used for …Another top tip...... My b525 also allows the phone socket to be used for VoIP services. Sipgate free account allows you to receive calls for free and you can transfer your landline number (albeit for a fee). Then just plug home phone into router.


You don't need and VOIP providers is you have a sim with bundled minutes (I ended up with the unlimited Three £10 sim) you should be able to just plug and play with a dect phone, as long as the rj11 port hasn't been blocked at firmware level (I know 3 and EE do this)

Where did you buy your router from?
woldranger09/11/2019 09:24

Can anyone confirm that the rj11 socket is unblocked when bought from this …Can anyone confirm that the rj11 socket is unblocked when bought from this seller? I know that some people have previously bought b525's from amazon and it works.Oh, and these were considerably cheaper than this on lightening sales late last year and early this, but then the price rocketed to £130+.


Prices rise and fall, this is a good price if you want one right now, no?
Thanks Wheresmylaptop . Now I'm more swaying towards the mr600 due to your issues with conecting with tenda.
Now you've got me thinking external Ariel :/ 🏻.
My best speeds are 60mbps with 3. However this can go as low as 3mbps depending times of day !!!
woldranger09/11/2019 09:31

You don't need and VOIP providers is you have a sim with bundled minutes …You don't need and VOIP providers is you have a sim with bundled minutes (I ended up with the unlimited Three £10 sim) you should be able to just plug and play with a dect phone, as long as the rj11 port hasn't been blocked at firmware level (I know 3 and EE do this) Where did you buy your router from?


Absolutely. I just wanted to keep landline number we've had for 15 years.

My b525 came second hand from eBay. Appears to be a standard one rather than unlocked 3/EE.
DontPayFullPrice09/11/2019 09:34

Thanks Wheresmylaptop . Now I'm more swaying towards the mr600 due to your …Thanks Wheresmylaptop . Now I'm more swaying towards the mr600 due to your issues with conecting with tenda. Now you've got me thinking external Ariel :/ 🏻. My best speeds are 60mbps with 3. However this can go as low as 3mbps depending times of day !!!


It may just have been my setup, but I'm usually pretty good at these things. I spent a couple of hours on it before giving up.
Didnt last long!
Unexpire????

This is still available if you choose the the seller from the "New and used from £99".
Wheresmylaptop09/11/2019 09:48

Unexpire????This is still available if you choose the the seller from the …Unexpire????This is still available if you choose the the seller from the "New and used from £99".


Cheers mate, unexpired
DontPayFullPrice09/11/2019 09:03

I have the b310 coupled with tenda mw6's at the moment, looking to …I have the b310 coupled with tenda mw6's at the moment, looking to upgrade and cant decide this or the mr600. Does anyone know if the wifi signal can be turned off on this Huawei??


Yes they can. One channel or both if using as modem only.
or if you don't need Ethernet,

use your smartphone
ws00709/11/2019 10:49

or if you don't need Ethernet,use your smartphone


How many devices can you connect via your phone?
woldranger09/11/2019 10:59

How many devices can you connect via your phone?


google says 10, othe peopl say more depending on your phone.
woldranger09/11/2019 09:24

Can anyone confirm that the rj11 socket is unblocked when bought from this …Can anyone confirm that the rj11 socket is unblocked when bought from this seller? I know that some people have previously bought b525's from amazon and it works.Oh, and these were considerably cheaper than this on lightening sales late last year and early this, but then the price rocketed to £130+.



I can confirm that the rj11 port is unblocked by this seller, I bought one a few months ago when they had the £22 off voucher taking it down to £100
Does anything like this exist that can kind of merge two sims so you get closer to double the internet speed/redundancy between providers if one happens to go down?

Edit bit of googling suggests this: "I would buy 2 single sim routers and put a linux machine between them and you to bond / load balance / backup the network. You can do this on your own PC - or you can dedicate a machine for this purpose. Even gently used PCs (say anything within the last ~10 years) make surprisingly good router/switches.".
Edited by: "anewman" 10th Nov
Just check your "new" modem isn't actually used when you receive it...
popoyaya09/11/2019 11:17

10 enough?


Not for me. Sky, 2 laptops, 2 tablets, 3 wifi bulbs are the basics before I consider mobiles etc.
hot, but recently got an AI cube
Livewire are the official Huawei suppliers in UK so this will be an unlocked model (this means you’ll be able to use the free minutes on sim to make phone calls.

No band steering (or ability to see which band you are on) on this model. As mentioned above other tools exist to make this happen
woldranger09/11/2019 12:20

Not for me. Sky, 2 laptops, 2 tablets, 3 wifi bulbs are the basics before …Not for me. Sky, 2 laptops, 2 tablets, 3 wifi bulbs are the basics before I consider mobiles etc.


All connected to a single sim network??
Wheresmylaptop09/11/2019 09:23

Another top tip...... My b525 also allows the phone socket to be used for …Another top tip...... My b525 also allows the phone socket to be used for VoIP services. Sipgate free account allows you to receive calls for free and you can transfer your landline number (albeit for a fee). Then just plug home phone into router and ditch the landline rental.


Not all of these routers have this function. I have one from Three and that feature is blocked
Considering this as I’ve just sold the B535 that I bought from three a couple of months back, I was very unimpressed with the B535, the signal would drop completely and more frequently than the one I was replacing (b315). I went back to the B315 as the stability was without a doubt better. I couldn’t get the B535 to work with Hmanager or LTE inspecteur due to the way it logs you in as an admin. I’d rather buy direct from Amazon and wondering if they will likely price match for Black Friday :/ .
Wheresmylaptop09/11/2019 09:23

Another top tip...... My b525 also allows the phone socket to be used for …Another top tip...... My b525 also allows the phone socket to be used for VoIP services. Sipgate free account allows you to receive calls for free and you can transfer your landline number (albeit for a fee). Then just plug home phone into router and ditch the landline rental.



Is the call sound quality decent with sipgate and can you still blacklist numbers from dodgy callers? Thanks.
My parents live in rural France and use 4g/5g for their internet and FaceTime calls. It works very well they get 100mbps most of the time via 4g but there are very few users where they live. I am pretty sure they have this model, it is 5g ready so I think that is why they went for it. It was £99 about 18 months ago when they got it. Lucky for them the French gov. have been subsidising the 4g/5g network so they pay €1 a month for unlimited downloads.
thetarget09/11/2019 15:13

Is the call sound quality decent with sipgate and can you still blacklist …Is the call sound quality decent with sipgate and can you still blacklist numbers from dodgy callers? Thanks.


Call quality is same as regular landline, though I imagine it varies with network speed. As for blocking I can't remember - we don't use it. With the b525 you do get weird high pitched ring tone, but that wasn't really a deal breaker.

Other good thing is we have set up voip software on mobiles, so when someone calls the house our home phone and mobiles all ring and can be used for the call.

Dj.CUE09/11/2019 15:35

My parents live in rural France and use 4g/5g for their internet and …My parents live in rural France and use 4g/5g for their internet and FaceTime calls. It works very well they get 100mbps most of the time via 4g but there are very few users where they live. I am pretty sure they have this model, it is 5g ready so I think that is why they went for it. It was £99 about 18 months ago when they got it. Lucky for them the French gov. have been subsidising the 4g/5g network so they pay €1 a month for unlimited downloads.



This router is 4g LTE only, not 5g ready unfortunately. It does have 5GHz WiFi.
Edited by: "Wheresmylaptop" 9th Nov
@Wheresmylaptop what's the best sim currently available to use with the router?
Wheresmylaptop09/11/2019 09:16

I used to have b310 paired with MW3s and got 54 Mbps constant using …I used to have b310 paired with MW3s and got 54 Mbps constant using external antenna. When I tried a b525 it wouldn't play nice with MW3s for some reason and speed plummeted.Now have b525 with BT whole home mini and get constant 90 - 105Mbps. For £18.75/month to Smarty I am very happy!In answer to your question, yes you can switch off WIFI on b525.Top tip...... These routers connect to the band with the strongest signal, not fastest speed. If you manually change bands you may find a massive speed increase, as I did. This can be done in setting for some, but others require use of a third party app like HManager.


Hi, to you have a link to hmanager?
K44HNO09/11/2019 17:15

@Wheresmylaptop what's the best sim currently available to use with the …@Wheresmylaptop what's the best sim currently available to use with the router?


Depends totally on where you live and even that could vary massively from one side of house or street to the other.
Edited by: "gary333" 9th Nov
gary33309/11/2019 17:51

Depends totally on where you live and even that could vary massively from …Depends totally on where you live and even that could vary massively from one side of house or street to the other.


People don't seem to realise that there's no, "one size fits all" solution.
qw3rtyhhng09/11/2019 17:27

Hi, to you have a link to hmanager?


Think I took a chance and downloaded APK from link below. It's in Polish (I think) but managed to figure it out. You need to enter your router's log in details and then can change bands. The slightly weaker band gave me twice the speed.

Should say I cannot vouch for the software in the link at all beyond that it worked for me and no sign of any malicious content.

dobreprogramy.pl/HMa…tml
woldranger09/11/2019 18:01

People don't seem to realise that there's no, "one size fits all" solution.


Indeed. Downstairs I get max of 1 bar and terrible speeds. Upstairs in one specific point I can get 4 bars on band 3 from a cell 1.5km away, and 5 bars from band 20 from a cell 0.5km way. Signal is only decent on either cell/mast with the router pointed exactly inline with either cell site.

4 bars on band 3 (Smarty) gives peak 25-35mb and off peak up to 55mb.

5 bars on band 20 only gives 4-8mb peak and 10-12mb off peak.

Bear in mind one cell might give a stronger signal but poorer speeds.
Edited by: "gary333" 9th Nov
gary33309/11/2019 17:51

Depends totally on where you live and even that could vary massively from …Depends totally on where you live and even that could vary massively from one side of house or street to the other.


Absolutely agree. Need to try different networks.

Interms of value, Smarty (which is owned by Three) has been great for me. Unlimited data is £22/month at the moment, though it regularly has offers at £18.75/month. Big advantage is no contract. You just pay each month in advance which can be set to automatic. Can cancel any time so if it doesn't work well for you, just cancel. I've been using since June with no problems. Probably best for low population density areas.
Edited by moderator: "." 9th Nov
Wheresmylaptop09/11/2019 18:17

Absolutely agree. Need to try different networks.Interms of value, Smarty …Absolutely agree. Need to try different networks.Interms of value, Smarty (which is owned by Three) has been great for me. Unlimited data is £22/month at the moment, though it regularly has offers at £18.75/month. Big advantage is no contract. You just pay each month in advance which can be set to automatic. Can cancel any time so if it doesn't work well for you, just cancel. I've been using since June with no problems. Probably best for low population density areas.


Yup, it's been common knowledge for a while that Three's coverage in high population density areas is pants! But that doesn't mean it's terrible everywhere. Some people just get a bit self involved and don't realise that circumstances can vary!
gary33309/11/2019 17:51

Depends totally on where you live and even that could vary massively from …Depends totally on where you live and even that could vary massively from one side of house or street to the other.


You can use the following app to find the best speed for all the networks available in you area.

Download the app called Open signal from the Playstore / itunes

play.google.com/sto…_GB
apps.apple.com/us/…030

click on the location icon in the app, then click on view network stats, this should give you a list of what the best speeds users are getting on all the networks in your area.
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Wheresmylaptop09/11/2019 09:23

Another top tip...... My b525 also allows the phone socket to be used for …Another top tip...... My b525 also allows the phone socket to be used for VoIP services. Sipgate free account allows you to receive calls for free and you can transfer your landline number (albeit for a fee). Then just plug home phone into router and ditch the landline rental.


B525 lets you plug in a regular telephone and use the SIM card's phone number too. I'm on an unlimited everything contract, and it's also my phone so when I have to swap on to 4G when Virgin Media dies which it does regularly, I just plug a phone into it and still get all my calls. Texts I have to log into the router but whatever...
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