H685 3G Router Overview
The Proroute H685 3G Router is an ideal product for industrial applications owing to its small form factor, feature set and tough construction. H685 is designed to support any high speed mobile broadband applications in M2M, CCTV, Security, Media, Utilities and any other area that requires IP connectivity between a device and a host on the internet. The device can be used with Fixed IP SIMs or normal data SIMs. It also supports Dynamic DNS where it is possible to use this across the operators network.
Mobile data communications using embedded Routers is fast becoming an essential tool for providers field based communications solutions. The Proroute H685 3G Router is designed to stay on line and connected, it has various stay-alive features giving you peace of mind with remote site communications, particularly CCTV and Telemetry
The Proroute H685 provides high capacity HSPA+ connection whilst maintaining a reliable, secure and discrete communications service. H685 provides an excellent technical capability whilst still offering a commercially proposition so far not seen in the market compared to other products in this field.
the Proroute H685 3G Router is supplied with both the magnetic mount antennas and stick type antennas shown in the pictures. The H685 Router has both a GSM MAIN antenna connection and a GSM AUX antenna connection. The router will function perfectly well with just a single GSM antenna connected to the GSM MAIN connector.
The AUX GSM antenna is the one located on the side panel of the router, the GSM MAIN and WiFI antenna connectors are located on the opposite end to the LAN and WAN ports.
The WAN port of the Proroute H685 3G router can be configured to operate as a LAN port, thus providing the ability to connect two wired devices if required.
Proroute H685 Features
- Industrial, robust construction
- Small and easy to install
- Ideal for remote unmanned applications
- Easy to set up and will work out of the box in simple installs i.e. internet access only.
- Supports external antennas so ideal for remote and low signal strength areas.
- HSPA+ capable of up to 21Mbps download and 5.76Mbps upload
- Keep alive features utilising PING and SMS
- high Speed N Wireless and 802.11 b/g WiFi access for local connections
- Port forwarding facilities for efficient data transfer and connection to multiple devices as well as remote admin.
- Discrete and robust - does not look like an office product so less likely to be interfered with.
- Wide voltage range for industrial applications
- VPN and security functions of normal business router within a secure corporate network
H685 3G - Technical Specification
UMTS WCDMA (HSUPA/HSDPA/HSPA/HSPA+)
UMTS/HSPA/HSUPA/HSPA/HSPA+ (WCDMA/FDD) - 850/1900/2100 MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE - 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz
HSPA+ Downlink 21 Mbps / Uplink 5.76 Mbps
HSPA Downlink 14.4 Mbps / Uplink 5.76 Mbps
HSUPA Downlink 7.2 Mbps / Uplink 5.76 Mbps
HSDPA Downlink 7.2 Mbps / Uplink 384k bps
WCDMA/UMTS Downlink 3.6 mbps / Uplink 384 kbps
EDGE Downlink 236,8 kbps / Uplink 118 kbps
GPRS Downlink 85.6 kbps / Uplink 42.8 kbps
These are maximum hardware speeds and are subject to network availability, distance to basestation and network load. 3G services are a shared service and the 3G network providers do not guarantee any minimum data throughput.
SMS/Voice features to control the router, checks status, reboot or notify of alarm incidents
TCP, UDP, SMTP, POP, ICMP, FTP, PPP, PPPoE, DHCP, DDNS, DNS, SNMP, NAT, DMZ, ALG
VPN, IPSec, PPTP Client
Security 64/128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
WPA & WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
Advanced Firewall Features
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Media Access Control
CSMA/CA with ACK Certifications
RADIUS Client Interface
Dynamic Route Feature (BGP, OSPF)
1X 10/100M LAN port (RJ45 interface)
1X antenna connection for Wi-Fi (50 Ohm SMA female interface) - supplied with Mag Mount and Stick WiFi Antennas
2 X antenna connection for Cellular (GSM MAIN and GSM AUX (50 Ohm SMA female interface) - supplied with Mag Mount and Stick Cellular Antennas
LAN, WAN, WIFI, CELL, Signal, VPN, SYS - Activity
Web/Telnet, Local RJ45 and WiFi
UIM/SIM Card Slot
Supports 1.8V/3V UIM/SIM cards
Power supply DC7V-30V, typical DC9V 1A
Storage: 72°F to 153°F (-40°C to 90°C)
Working: 36°F to 126°F (-30°C to 80°C)
Humidity: 95% Maximum (Non-condensing)
Item (L x B x H): 72mm x 55mm x 23mm
Packaging (L x B x H): 260mm x 190mm x 65mm (10.3" x 7.5" x 2.6")
Weight Item: 400g
Packaging: 800g total weight incLuding product
WEB interface (Internet Explorer v6 or Later; Mozilla Firefox v1.5 or Later, or other Java-enabled Browsers, Chrome, Opera, Safari, IE6)
Minimum System requirements computer with:
Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows 2000 SP4, or Mac OS® X (v10.4/v10.3), Linux
Internet Explorer 6 or Mozilla Firefox
Network Interface Card / WiFi
H685 3G Router
CAT5 Ethernet Cable
UK Mains Power Adapter
2 x Cellular Antenna - Mag Mount
2 x Optional cellular antennas - stick type
1 x WiFi Antenna - Mag Mount
1 x Optional WiFi antenna - stick type
Quick start guide
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What antennas come with the Proroute H685 3G Router?
A. The proroute H685 3G Router is supplied with both stick type and magnetic mount antennas for both the Cellular and WiFi connections - these 3G antennas are for indoor use only and the different types are inlcuded for your installation convenience. Many users will just use the stick type antennas except when installing the router in a cabinet or other enclosed unit where there may be signal interferrence in which case the magnetic mount antennas installed outside the enclosure may provide better signal reception. Please note that when using the magnetic mount antennas that these are ground plane dependent which means that they will need to be placed upright on a metal surface at least 30cm x 30cm and spaced 60cm apart for ideal performance.
Q. Can I use an external 3G antenna with my Proroute H685 3G Router?
A. Yes - the Proroute H685 3G router has screw type SMA antenna connectors so can be used with an external antenna. The typical reason for using an external antenna is that the 3G router is positioned in a location with very poor or no signal eg. inside a metal cabinet or metal construction building (portacabin / site office) but there is a strong 3G signal outdoors. The 3G antenna can be positioned in a location with a good signal and deliver this to the router. The higher gain on these outdoor antennas is not to improve the download speeds, the extra gain is required to compensate for the additional signal loss down the length of the antenna cable.