TP-Link Archer MR200 VS Huawei E5186

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Since more and more network providers worldwide had deployed LTE wireless networks, when the end-users want to buy a 4G WiFi router with SIM card slot(, they usually consider the top brand Huawei and TP-link. As the famous Chinese network equipment manufacturers, Huawei and TP-link provide similar LTE routers and the similar LTE devices are of course becoming the competitors. The TP-link Archer MR200 and Huawei E5186 router are the two similar routers. For those who are unfamiliar with the 4G WiFi routers, they may find it’s hard to make a decision to buy one. We compare the specs and features of the two routers. If you are interested in the two routers, you may find some tips.

Huawei E5186 VS TP-link Archer MR200 Specs

Model: TP-link Archer MR200

Product type: TP-link 4G Router with SIM card slot and Ethernet port(

Category: LTE Cat.4

Chipset: MediaTek MT7620A

LTE Data rates: DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps

Supported 4G LTE frequency bands

* 4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B7/B8/B20 (2100/1800/2600/900/800MHz)

TDD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41 (2600/1900/2300/2500MHz)

* 3G: DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS B1/B8 (2100/900MHz)

* 2G: EDGE/GPRS/GSM Quad Band (850/900/1800/1900MHz)"


* IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5GHz, DL to 433Mbps

* IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz, DL to 300mbps"

Max supported users: 64 users

MIMO: n/a

Antenna: 3 Internal Wi-Fi Antennas,

2 Detachable External 4G LTE Antennas

Buy Antenna: TP-link MR200 external antenna(

App management: TP-Link Tether APP

SIM Size: Standard SIM

Battery: No

Dimensions: 202 x 141 x 33.6 mm


* 1 x power adapter port

* 3 x LAN port(RJ45)

* 3 x 10/100Mbps LAN Ports

* 1 x 10/100Mbps LAN/WAN Port

* 1 x SIM Card Slot

Datasheet: TP-Link Archer MR200 Datasheet(PDF)

User Manual: TP-Link Archer MR200 Manual(PDF)

Other features: Traffic Control, Dynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE/PPTP(Dual Access)/L2TP(Dual Access), Access Control, Local Management, Remote Management, DHCP, Port Forwarding, Dynamic DNS, VPN, Access Control, Firewall, Supports IPv4 and IPv6, IPSec VPN

Firmware download: Archer MR200 Firmware

Driver: Archer MR200 driver

Reviews: TP-link Archer MR200 Review(

Price/USD: 329.00


Model: Huawei E5186

Product type:Huawei 4G WiFi Router with Ethernet port(

Category: LTE Cat.6

Chipset: HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset

LTE Data rates: DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps

Supported 4G LTE frequency bands:

Huawei E5186s-22a: Band 1/3/7/8/20/38

Huawei E5186s-61a( Band 3/7/28/40

WLAN: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz

Max supported users: 64 users

MIMO: 2 x 2 MIMO

Antenna: Two, SMA-female jacks

Buy Antenna: Huawei E5186 external antenna(

App management: Huawei Hilink APP

SIM Size: Micro SIM

Battery: NO

Dimensions: 190 mm × 200 mm × 32 mm


* 3 x LAN port(45)

* 1 x LAN/WAN port (45)

* 2 x telephone port(RJ11)

* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5)

* One micro-SIM card slot

* 1 x USB 2.0 port

Datasheet: Huawei E5186 Datasheet(PDF)

User Manual: Huawei E5186 User Manual(PDF)

Other features: Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN

Firmware download: Huawei E5186 firmware

Driver: Huawei E5186 driver

Reviews: Huawei E5186 Review(

Price/USD: 169.00USD


From the specs table, we can see the Huawei E5186 is more advanced with the support of LTE Cat6 and could achieve download speed up to 300Mbps, which is almost double of the speed from TP-link Archer MR200. They both have one SIM card slot, four Ethernet ports, and two external antennas. Huawei E5186 modem has two variant models for different LTE frequency bands but TP-link MR200 has only one model, but MR200 supports more LTE network frequency bands. Whether which router is more suitable for you, it depends on your network carrier’s LTE frequency bands. Besides the network compatibility, you may also concern the price of the two routers. Perhaps because Huawei E5186 is more popular worldwide, the price of Huawei E5186 is better than TP-link Archer MR200 price( In our opinion, we think the Huawei E5186 router is better than TP-link Archer MR200.

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