M5250

Posted Date: 12 Oct năm trước |Updated: 12-Oct-2014 |Category: Internet & Wifi |Author: Tony John |Member Level: Gold |Points: 150 |

Are you looking for a portable 3G sản phẩm điện thoại WiFi hotspot/router? Read my hands-on Review of TP-Link M5250, which is an excellent 3G Wi-Fi hotspot & wireless router with great build quality. Read my experience with this device.


I have sầu been using two broadbvà services at trang chủ due lớn the intermittent failure of internet services in my area. I am using Asianet cable broadbvà as my primary mạng internet and BSNL WiMax broadbvà service as a backup. Unfortunately, there are several instances where both fail at the same time và I will be depending on mobile phone for mạng internet. I have sầu been looking for a good 3G Wi-Fi hotspot device to lớn tóm tắt my 3G connection with other family members và the TP Link M5250 came to lớn my h& right on time.

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What does this device do?

TP-Link"s M5250 is a portable wireless hotspot device with a built-in modem, using which you can nói qua your 3G internet. The basic purpose of this device is lớn mô tả 3G mạng internet by setting up a private Wi-Fi mạng internet hotspot using a 3G SIM card that can be inserted inlớn this device.
Using M5250, you can nội dung your 3G mạng internet with up to lớn 10 people simultaneously.The portable wireless devices are known in many names like Portable Wi-Fi, Pocket Wireless Router, mobile Wi-Fi, 3G dongle, Mi-Fi device etc.Most of the lathử nghiệm smartphones come with mạng internet tethering option. However, tethering will consume a lot of battery life và you may not want your phone khổng lồ die on long travels. With TP-Link M5250, you can take out the SIM card from the phone và insert inlớn this device to mô tả mạng internet without consuming the battery of your phone. If you want lớn use your phone và router at the same time, you can buy another 3G SIM dedicated for mạng internet use.Read our portable Wi-Fi hotspot router buying guide.

How to lớn thiết lập and configure TP-Link M5250

Setting up & configuring M5250 is easy and doesn"t require any technical expertise. It took only a few minutes for me lớn unbox, install và start using this device. This is what I did to get started with Wi-Fi internet on M5250:- Opened the box, took out the M5250 device and removed the back cover.- Took out the microSIM thẻ from my Nexus 4 phone, which has 3G mạng internet activated.- Placed the microSIM inlớn a SIM tray/adapter that came with the device và inserted it inkhổng lồ the M5250 (I had to lớn open the bachồng cover to find the SIM tray).- Inserted the included rechargeable battery inkhổng lồ the device và closed the bachồng cover, after noting down the SSID và the mặc định password printed in the baông chồng under the back panel cover.- Connected the device lớn the máy vi tính using the provided USB cable so that it can charge the battery.- Press the power button on M5250 for few seconds until the LEDs start blinking.- Went khổng lồ the máy tính xách tay and connected lớn the wireless network named "TP-LINK_****".Voila! I am now connected to the mạng internet with no hassles!Setting up and getting started with TP-Link M5250 was that easy. Ease of setting up the Wi-Fi & internet is one of the most important aspects you need to lớn consider while selecting a pocket wireless router. TP-Link M5250 lived up to lớn & beyond my expectations & scored really high on ease of use.

Features, design và specifications

Let us take a detailed look into lớn the features, thiết kế và specifications of TP-Link M5250.

What is in the box?

The box includes the following items:1. The M5250 device2. User manual3. microUSB cable to connect the device to lớn your laptop4. Internal, rechargeable Li-ion batter5. Two SIM adapter trays
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Design

M5250 is built with high unique plastic with semi-rugged body toàn thân that gives the feeling of a solid device in your hvà. Portion of the body toàn thân has got a matte finish while the LED indicators & buttons are placed on a glossy surface. The right blkết thúc of matte và glossy surfaces combined with the curved shape gives an excellent aesthetic appeal to the device. The device is light weight và fits well inkhổng lồ even a small pocket, making this pocket wireless router a real travel companion, even though this is not the smallest pocket routers I have seen.
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How to lớn open the bachồng panelThe baông chồng panel blends so well with the toàn thân of the device và that makes it a bit difficult to lớn identify how khổng lồ remove the baông chồng panel cover. To open the baông xã cover to insert the battery or SIM, follow the steps below:1. Look at the top edge of the device where the microUSB port is located.2. Look for the narrow split next to the microUSB port where the back cover joins the toàn thân of the device.3. Hold the device on your left h&. Place your left thumb on top of the microUSB port and hold tightly.4. Use the nail of your right thumb on the small split between the toàn thân and baông chồng cover & try lớn pull the baông xã cover apart from the body of the device, while still holding the body toàn thân with your left hand by placing the left thumb on the microUSB port.

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Features

microSD thẻ slot - The device comes with a microSD thẻ slot, expandable up to lớn 32GB. You can insert microSD thẻ lớn this slot and use it as a USB storage for your computer. However, you can access this only when the device is connected to lớn your computer using a microUSB cable. I"m not sure if many people would need this feature since there are several better storage options available. SIM card - You can use the SIM thẻ from your phone. This device takes a full sized SIM and not a mini or micro SIM. However, if you want khổng lồ use a small sized SIM, you can use one of the two SIM adapters included in the package. I used the microSIM from my phone using the SIM adapter & it worked flawlessly.Web admin - This device has a built-in website VPS that allows you to access the settings và configuration using any web browser. Using the web admin screen, you can change the SSID, password & various other Wi-Fi settings. The website interface is very simple and easy lớn manage if you know the basics of Wi-Fi settings. If you have sầu no clue how to configure Wi-Fi settings, there is no need to lớn worry & your device & Wireless connectivity will work just fine without any configuration on the admin screen.You can go to http://192.168.0.1 on your browser lớn access the admin screen. The default login and password is "admin", which you can change through the settings.
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How to change SSID và Wi-Fi password in M5250?To change the SSID, login to lớn the admin screen, clichồng on "Advanced" ibé, click on "Wireless" and then select "Basic Settings". You will see the SSID on the right side which you can edit & change. You can change the Wi-Fi password from the same screen.SMS feature - If you take out the SIM from your phone & use with your wireless router, you will miss your phone calls but not the SMS messages, thanks to lớn the SMS feature in M5250. To use SMS features through M5250, login to your website admin screen, cliông chồng on the SMS tab and send/receive sầu SMS messages from there.
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Performance of M5250

Speed: The tốc độ of mạng internet depends on several factors including your service provider, type of service you are using, your location & so on. I compared the speed of mạng internet by using the Wi-FI on M5250 & USB tethering on Nexus 4 phone, by using the same SIM thẻ on both the devices and M5250 was the winner.3G Speed on M5250 Wi-Fi router in my location
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Wireless range: I placed the M5250 in the front porch of my home page & then tried khổng lồ access Wi-Fi from the neighborhood. I was able to lớn connect to the Wi-Fi from the next two neighbors" yard. This was an igiảm giá khuyến mãi demo condition were there were no hindrances like trees or walls. In practical scenario, there will be walls & other structures to lớn bloông xã the wireless waves but you will be able lớn comfortably nội dung Wi-Fi khổng lồ all the rooms in a large house.

What can be improved

If you take out the SIM from your phone and insert inlớn the M5250, you will miss the phone calls. You will not get any notifications of missed calls in the website admin. I wish there were some ways lớn get a Call notification on the desktop while the SIM is in use on the router. The newer models of this device have sầu an indicator which shows the signal strength, which is available in this mã sản phẩm. Also, it would have sầu been nice if an A/c power plug was included. With the provided microUSB cable, you can connect the device to your máy tính for charging the battery but to connect to an external power supply, you will need khổng lồ get another power connector that allows you lớn plug-in the USB cable. There are no other drawbacks I found that are worth mentioning here.

Overall đánh giá of TP Link M5250

I have reviewed many other portable wireless routers lượt thích LEO USB WIFI and Huawei E355. After using the TP-Link for a few days, I can confidently state that this one definitely stands out with its excellent build unique, wide range, ease of use và other features.Watch our hands-on đoạn phim reviews of M5250:
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