TP-Link M7350 comes in a fairly large box that shows the device itself, its main features and specifications. Inside the package, in addition to the router itself, you will find: a 2550 mAh battery, instructions, a warranty card, a microUSB-USB cable, as well as two adapters for micro and nano SIM cards.
Router TP-Link M7350 is made of high quality plastic. It is lightweight, comfortable and quite compact, so it won’t take up much space in your bag or cause any discomfort. The minimum number of functional elements is located on the router case. At the top, to navigate the OSD, there is a “Menu” button of the same name, at the bottom there is a microUSB port, and in front there is a power button located under the 1.4-inch screen.
Push buttons to set network type, data roaming, band frequency and more, and a 1.4-inch display helps you keep track of traffic, network type, connection speed, signal quality, and the number of connected users.
The SIM card slot is located in the battery compartment with a removable cover. There is also a slot for a memory card, a place for a removable battery and a “Reset” button. On the inside of the rear panel, there is a sticker with information containing the default access point name and password.
As we have already mentioned, for ease of use, the manufacturer has equipped the router with a small 1.4-inch display, which displays the signal strength of the mobile operator’s network, the name and password for Wi-Fi, as well as the speed of sending and receiving data and some service information.
By default, the screen displays the following information:
In order for TP-Link M7350 to start working, just insert a SIM card into it and turn on the router. No additional settings are required, the manufacturer has already done everything for you.
TP-Link M7350 operates on the 802.11 a / b / g / n wireless network and connects perfectly to any device with any operating system, including Windows 10/8/7 / Vista / XP, MacOS / OS X, Android, iOS, and See also Windows Phone.
Thanks to the support of LTE 4G connection, the TP-Link M7350 router can download any content at speeds up to 150 Mbps. Router manufacturers offer two Wi-Fi bands to choose from: 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz. Also, depending on the type of network, you can choose 2G, 3G and the fastest LTE 4G.
The connection speed for the most part depends on the telecom operator and the place of use, so the choice of a SIM card is always yours. The router has a slot for memory cards with a capacity of up to 32 GB inclusive, which allows you to create network storage. You can access and share files using third-party apps such as ES File Explorer on Android or FileExplore on iOS.
As for other functional features of the router, TP-Link M7350 allows you to use:
support for multiple profiles of connection to mobile networks;
DHCP server that supports blacklists of MAC addresses,
working with SMS
Ease of use and autonomy in practice
There is no doubt about the convenience of TP-Link M7350. Surprisingly, one compact device can easily provide the Internet for even a large company.
In open areas, the signal will be available within a radius of 30-40 meters, and in the apartment, Wi-Fi can be picked up from any room. At the same time, if in any particular place the coverage of your operator is weak, he will still catch the signal.
All settings are made via the web interface. The default login and password are admin. The interface, as usual, is not translated into Russian. On the other hand, it is simple and beautiful, it will not be difficult to understand it if necessary. In addition to the main web interface, there is also a mobile version of it – it is a little simpler and contains only a part of the settings.
You can connect not only from a laptop or iPhone, but even connect a TV with support for Smart TV.
An important factor for such a gadget is the duration of its battery life. In many respects it depends on the capacity of the battery, for this model it is quite powerful – 2550 mAh. The manufacturer promises that if fully charged, the router will be able to work for about 10 hours, regardless of the number of connected users.
In practice, TP-Link M7350 really lasted about 10 hours without recharging, serving one or two clients. On a smartphone that was connected to the router, instant messengers, web surfing, YouTube, streaming music were launched – a little bit of everything.
We can conclude that TP-Link M7350 is an excellent mobile router with an optimal price / performance ratio. Today on the market you can find several decent alternatives to this router, but most of them cost significantly more.