ZTE MF275R

Aussi connu sous le ZTE MF275R Rocket/Turbo/Smart Hub

Réseaux :

Canada : Bell, Rogers, Tbaytel, TELUS
États-Unis : U.S. Cellular

Fabriqué :

October 2015

Latest Reviews

2 sur 5

TELUS good ZTE not good

Reviewed on Saturday June 24, 2017 by , West of Edmonton
The ZTE device is ok on the WAN side for basic connectivity but as a home router it is terrible.

The Good: High sensitivity in low signal areas. Has external diversity antennas on the cellular side and external antennas can be attached.

Has a battery which is useful during power outages and when walking around looking for a good signal.

The BAD:
WAN connection information is often wrong. It appears to display 4G or LTE based on the band not on actual connection type so it will often say 4g when it actually is LTE. Signal strength in db shows for only some bands.

The unit does not power up automatically; you must press and hold the power button. Fun if you stuck it in the attic and the little battery dies during a power failure. Not a good thing for rural use.

Good luck getting it to play nicely with other devices like range extenders. Sometimes it just stops responding to lease requests. DMZ, port forwarding,and other normal features are unreliable or simply don't work. Be prepared for headaches if the basic wifi coverage is insufficent.

Security questions abound. WPS can not be disabled. The firmware appears to quite old and given the general flakiness of the device, I suspect there are unpatched linux and web server issues.

There is no BYOD service option as the service is tied to the IMEI of the router. This to prevent use of the sim in other devices.

For a consumer investment of $450, something much better should have been supplied. At $49 it would be a crap device at a crap price; at $450 it is almost extortion.
4 sur 5

Antenna for ZTE Smart/Rocket Hub

Reviewed on Thursday April 20, 2017 by , Rural bc
I am in a barely 1 bar fringe area for using the ZTE as a cell signal bridge to Wifi for the Internet. I wanted to buy a booster, but at the current prices for the LTE 4G boosters I thought I would try just an antenna first. I bought a wide band Yagi antenna and hooked it up to replace one of the existing stubby antennas and found that it worked just fine without the booster, far better than my old Xplornet satellite service.
I did find though that turning off the built in WiFi and using my own Wifi Router also increased the data speeds. I suspect that since the ZTE uses the same antennas for cell and wifi spectrums creates too much noise, so just using the ZTE as a cell router and taking the Ethernet feed from the ZTE to my own router was much faster.
That means you are basically double "natting" your IP address, but that hasn't caused me any issues.
Overall I am very happy with device
5 sur 5

Good but ...

Reviewed on Sunday February 5, 2017 by , Rural Alberta
Router was supplied by TELUS with their "rural" wireless 250 plan.

I live in a low signal fringe location. Nearest tower is over 10 miles away and our cell phones get 0 or 1 bars in the house.

The MF275 gets 2 to 4 bars and consistantly provides 25 to 50 Mbits per sec down and 5 to 8 up with 35 ms latency using Ookla.

Wifi is dual band supports 10 clients on each.

Tested port forwarding and DMZ. Both work.

So...

pros: Terrific sensitivity, bandwidth, and latency. Wifi is dual band and has very good coverage. Will run on internal battery ... you can take it camping!

cons: Very basic functionality. No bridge mode, dedicated ip assignment by mac, or other nicities that modern routers provide. Statistics are poor. Data usage is by month and start date cannot be altered. No usage by mac.

Conclusion:
5 stars if your need is simply to get high quality internet connectivity in a fringe location or where there is no option of a wired connection.

4 stars if you need more sophisticated wifi options as you will have to configure another router behind it. Easy to do but would be so nice if the ZTE could be configured to provide the public ip to the wan side of the second router. For most people this is a non-issue. Techies may be frustrated.

I would research other routers if I was not getting it as part of a service package. Then again, the WAN side performance is remarkable.
1 sur 5

ZTE mf275r

Reviewed on Saturday October 15, 2016 by , St. John's n!l canada
In my opinion the mf275r is fine for connecting a device for outgoing signals to the web via LTE or whatever, but the advertised feature of the unit to allow incoming signals to access equipment connected via Ethernet to the router by configuring port forwarding I found the setup to be completely frustrating and will not work. Bell tech support covered the connection to the LTE service only. ZTE tech support was inadequate and no help with more than the basic setup, port forwarding was well above their level of assistance. I was able to return the device without any problem fortunately. Make sure you can return the mf275r if there are any problems with your device.