10
May

postedbyMishary

Do you remember when I was looking for the BandLuxe router? well a couple of days ago I got a phone call from Hameed telling me that it is available in Hawalli for KD51. I wanted and needed one. So I went ahead and bought it.

Since this is my second 21.6 Mb/s router after the Dovado 3GN router, I’m going to go through the same review process, which will be based on:

  • Shape
  • What’s inside the box
  • Installation
  • Speed
  • Compatibility
  • Price
  • Drawbacks
  • Conclusion

Shape

I’m going to compare it to the Dovado 3GN coz I thought that one was relatively very small, but not anymore. The Bandluxe R300 is even smaller. Dimensions of 103.2 x 116 x 24 mm. Weight 170g.

What’s inside the box

  • The Router
  • Manual
  • Installation CD

Installation & Compatibility

The installation process was a absolutely easy, no updating for the firmwall to get the advantage of the highest speed like the Dovado 3GN, just plug your sim card & set your APN to hspps and thats it! its really fast and easy, and also you can do the installation with Mac unlike the other routers i came across.

Speed

This is awesome you will get almost the same speed that you used to get with the USB. I get great speeds, But when the weather isn’t clear, I get around 350-400 kbps.

Price

Its KD51 which I think is a reasonable since its unlocked (huge plus). So you can use Zain, Wataniya and VIVA sim cards. your call!

Drawbacks

i don’t think their is a drawback for this router at the moment.

Conclusion

I don’t have anything bad to say about it. I recommend it.

 

This entry was posted on Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

14 Responses to “Review: BandLuxe R300”

  1. s. says:

    what’s you connection?? Zain?

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  2. Mishary says:

    Mine is 21.6 mbps and its from Zain

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  3. Rommel says:

    Can you please tell me which shop in Hawalli sells it? I need one bad!!!!

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  4. superhidden says:

    antenna not included? can i use other antenna’s for this product. coz i want to share my connection with my neighbors.

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  5. Koodz says:

    Hi, I just purchased this router and I can’t seem to have the ethernet sockets to work. I have my configuration as Automatic – DHCP but that doesn’t seem to work at all! :S

    I’m reaaaallly getting frustrated!

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  6. Faisal says:

    Just bought this router and using my zain 14.4 chip. Whats the apn settings you used? I used pps, but my speeds are comparable to using the 7.2 Mbps stick. In the apn setting there are 3 fields: APN, username, and password. Can you tell me what you put in those fields? Also what authentication type are you using? I had to change mine to PAP in order for it to work. I think i might upgrade to the 21 Mb chip and use the same settings as you.

    Thanks

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  7. Faisal says:

    I upgraded to the 21Mbps chip. When I run a speed test i’m getting only 380 kb/s download, and 90 kb/s upload. Either my settings are wrong or zain is giving me the wrong chip

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  8. Mishary says:

    Faisal, change ur user name, password and apn to hspps .. All of them should be hspps and you gonna see the change

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  9. faisal says:

    I changed my username, password and apn to hspps…but i’m not getting an ip address. I will exchange my zain chip today or tomorrow and hopefully it will work. Thanks for your help.

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  10. faisal says:

    I exchanged the chip…it works!!!! It seems the older chip wasnt connecting to the 3.5G network. I’m getting much faster speeds, but to be honest I was expecting it to be faster. The speed kind of fluctuates…I ran speed test yesterday and only got 600 kb/s. I ran it again today and got 1455 kb/s.
    Thanks for the help. Overall its a decent router…never hangs up or needs to be restarted. Its the only sim card router in the market, so its not a bad option.

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  11. jared says:

    I also have bandluxe r250 and im here in jubail saudi arabia.I need to know the type of connector used in this modem.Because i need to buy an external antennaCan anyone help me pls.

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  12. john says:

    I am looking for 3G antenna for bandluxe R300 in Kuwait. Can somebody help me to locate, I checked with Cameoo at Hawally and they do not have in stock.

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  13. ricktik says:

    guys where to buy the antenna for r300 please me the address

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  14. jith says:

    i was using WATANIA sim with bandluxe R300 and want to change it to ZAIN. what are all the settings to be altered for this transition

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