Published on October 7th, 2013 | by Alexis Argent0
A Quick Look and Review of the Dovado Pro 4G/LTE Router
Dovado produce 4G Routers that support USB modems for mobile broadband. There are four models in the Dovado 4G series each differing in size and specification. Today we shall look at the Dovado Pro 4G Router, the top end model of the series.
The Dovado Pro supports USB dongle modems as well as Mobile Hotspot devices for 4G/LTE and 3G. It does not have an embedded 4G module, but does have full support for EE’s range of USB modems and Mobile Hotspots; both from Huawei and Alcatel.
The Dovado Pro has a number of key features.
- Mobile broadband access in Routed/Bridged mode (150 Mbps with 4G USB modem)
- Maximal uptime with SmartUSBTM and Connection TrackerTM
- Supports many different USB modems for mobile broadband
- USB modem/Ethernet WAN automatic fail-over as backup connection
- NAS Media Storage (up to 180 Mbps)
- Home Automation
- GPS Tracking/Positioning
- Android and iOS mobile app for Remote Control/Statistics
- WLAN Encryption and MAC address Filtering
- Port-Forwarding & Remote Management
- Dynamic DNS Services SMS Mailbox/Remote Control/Notifications
- Live Firmware Upgrade (with SMS/E-Mail Notifications)
- PPTP-based VPN Client
What’s in the Box?
The box contents are as follows:
- 4G Unit
- Power Supply
- Antennas x2
- USB Dongle Port
- Installation Guide
Look and Feel
This is a small unit, meaning it will not be difficult to accommodate or transport around, considering the weight is also low. The surface is shiny and smooth.
The Pro has four LAN ports, a WAN Port and 2 USB 2.0 ports.
How Does This Compare?
The 4Gon Technical team tested the Dovado Pro 4G Router. The speed test results can be seen in the graphic below.
There are three other models in the Dovado 4G Router series, the Dovado Go, Dovado Tiny and the Dovado Doma. The The Dovado Go (see below) is a 4G-optimized USB Router with 1 WAN, 1 LAN and 1 USB 2.0 ports.
There are other manufacturers that also offer 4G routers to the market including Netcomm, CradlePoint and E-Lins. It is certain that more companies will throw their hat into the ring in the coming months, to increase the range of choice for customers looking to benefit from the next generation of mobile broadband.
The Bottom Line
The Dovado Pro is a lightweight and small 4G Router. Coming with a LAN port, 4 WAN ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports, the Pro is effective in providing high speed broadband to its users. For more information on Dovado modem support, please visit: www.dovado.com/en/support/
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