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Huawei E586 Mi-Fi 21.1 Mbps Mobile Hotspot

by Huawei
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Price: £56.25
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  • Wifi Conectivity
  • One Touch Connection
  • Multi Point
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Technical Details
Item Weight281 g
Product Dimensions16.4 x 9.6 x 6.4 cm
Item model numberE586
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 13,802 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight281 g
Date First Available5 Sep 2011

Product Description

Product Description

Huawei E586 premium Mobile WiFi hotspot
With the Huawei E586 you can create a Wifi hotspot anywhere you have 3G mobile network coverage
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The pocket sized premium Huawei E586 premium Mobile WiFi hotspot – mobilise up to five WiFi enabled gadgets wherever you are!

The stylish looking, pocket sized Huawei E586 Mobile WiFi hotspot enables you to connect up to FIVE WiFi enabled gadgets to the Internet at any one time, including tablets, laptops, handheld game consoles, Smartphones, eBooks and cameras.

The Huawei E586 is great for sharing with your family, friends and work colleagues. Any WiFi enabled gadget can be connected to the Internet through Huawei’s Mobile WiFi hotspots.

Just imagine being able to connect multiple devices to the Internet wherever you are and whenever you want – at home (sharing your hotspot with your family and friends’ WiFi gadgets), at work (sharing it with your work colleagues in a meeting) or working and socialising remotely (connecting your laptop, tablet, game console or Smartphone whilst in the car, on the train or in the middle of a campsite when you are on holiday and you want to connect to the Internet).

Huawei E586 premium Mobile WiFi hotspot
Onboard screen lets you see battery and network status at a glance
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Speedy Internet connection

Fuss free, the E586 Mobile WiFi hotspot is installation and configuration free. It couldn’t be easier to use. It boasts auto detect software which allows you to use any O2, Orange, T-Mobile or Vodafone data enabled SIM card* to connect to the Internet in just 15 seconds. It offers super fast download speeds of up to 21.6Mbps and upload speeds of up to 5.76Mbps. *The auto detect software does not recognise Three and MVNO data enabled SIM cards.

Great cost savings

The E586 Mobile WiFi hotspot, by offering you five Internet connections at the same time, has the potential to create cost savings for the value conscious and those on a tight budget.

Easy to charge

The E586’s battery can be recharged using any USB power source such as a laptop, car charger or power chargers with a USB port.

User friendly LED display

The Huawei E586 features a user friendly LED display. The data counter allows you to track your data traffic consumption, check the strength of your signal and view the number of devices which are connected to the E586. You can also view your Internet connection speed, battery level, connection duration, international roaming status (for when you are overseas), view new messages and change your settings. All this information is displayed clearly on the small screen.

WPS button

The E586 also has a great new feature – the one touch WPS (WiFi Protected Set Up) connection button. The WPS button allows users to view their WiFi user name and password on the screen for pairing with new WiFi enable gadgets.

Battery life

The battery offers five hours continual usage time and 280 hours stand by time*. *Depending on the network and environment.


The E586 is compatible with the main computer operating systems, including Windows, Mac and Linux.


The E586 comes with a Micro SD digital memory slot which can support Micro SD cards* of up to 32GB. This means you can save, transfer and share all your favourite content such as music and video files. *The actual Micro SD memory card is an optional accessory and is not included in the package.

Data and SMS service

The E586 can also send and receive text messages via the dashboard homescreen and you will be notified of all incoming messages on the LED display.


The E586 is available in silver (on the front) and white (on the back).

Key features

  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • HSPA+ data service up to 21.6 Mbps
  • HSUPA data service up to 5.76 Mbps
  • Equaliser and receive diversity
  • MicroSD Card Slot (up to 32GB)
  • Data and SMS service
  • Plug and play
  • System requirements: Windows XP SP2/SP3, Windows Vista SP1/SP2, Windows 7
  • Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7
  • Hardware system should meet the recommended requirements for the installed OS version
  • Display resolution: 1024*768 or above

Box contents

  • Device
  • 1500 mAh Battery
  • USB data cable
  • Safety information
  • Quick Start guide

Product Description

What's in the box: Unlocked E586 device Battery (HB7A1H) Charger (Std. 3-pin) Charging Cradle (POD charger) 2 x Micro USB 2.0 cable: 1x 17cm and 1 x 1.2m Quick Start Guide Cradle User Guide Keep sake card with predefined SSID and Network key Safety and Warranty leaflet

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151 of 151 people found the following review helpful By Simon Gardner on 16 Sep 2012
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Day 1) I bought this device back in late June 2012 when it became rapidly apparent how absolutely awful Vodafone's data service was and how even worse was the support - with the Vodafone dongle. The Dongle expired and I've today [mid September 2012] moved over to the Unlocked Huawei E586. I had bought three three-month '3' PAYG SIMs 3 Original Broadband Ready to Go 3GB Preloaded Data Sim for Mobile Devices and just dropped one into the already charged device. My MacBook Pro found it immediately (press the button on the side of the device to bring up the password on its screen) and it worked straight away at what seemed a blazing speed. TweetDeck was turning over at the normal rate. Emails went back and forth. This was all a bit of a surprise as all networks have very poor cover where I live. OK it worked outdoors anyway.

With a 3 SIM it really is very easy and I note you have to use alternative settings with other networks (see below) and with a local SIM with networks abroad. There are easily found sources for these APNs on the Net.

The Huawei E586 is sleek and really very small and pocketable. There is a front screen and two buttons on the side - a power button and a key button that brings up information including the password. You also get a couple of cables (USB to mini USB), a mains charger and an optional charger cradle. The book of words is minimal to say the least.

I've also dug out a tiny cheap camera case Lowepro Altus 10 Small Camera Pouch to slip the Huawei E586 device into.
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139 of 146 people found the following review helpful By Crookedmouth HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 Jun 2012
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OK, so I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (WiFi) - UK Version, but being too cheap and too iggerent, I only got the wifi version, trusting, naiively that I could generally rely on my home wifi or, away from home, on complimentary wifi. This didn't seem too much of a stretch - McDonalds, my local hospital and most airports provide such a service, but it quickly became obvious that I was perhaps expecting too much. I never go to McDonalds, spend little time at Frimley Park Hospital (thank god) and my home wifi router is pretty feeble. So, on the advice of a relative, I bought this.

For those of you of a similar level of stupidity to me, this is basically a 3G/4G mobile phone: it lacks a keypad and microphone/speaker, but that's as good a description as I can provide. Despite being pretty useless as a moby, it DOES emit a wifi signal, allowing your wifi device (iPad, Tablet, laptop or gaming handset) to access teh interwebz via the mobile network. Fab, innit?

What you get in the pack is the hotspot device itself, a charging cradle, a couple of USB cables (one short and one long) and a 3-pin power plug. there is also the battery which needs to be installed and charged (either by connecting the 3-pin to the hotspot via one of the USB cables or using the cradle). There you go. That's it!

Well, not quite. You do need a SIM card. I bought this one, which gives you a 1GB download capacity with a life of 1 month and
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 11 Feb 2012
This dongle provides a superior signal to others I have used and even though I wanted it unlocked due to issues with 3 in the past, I have to admit that on the 3 network the signal and speed is outstanding even in areas where other networks provide poor coverage.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Paul Madge #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 July 2012
I bought this device to allow my partner and I to use our WiFi only iPads when we are out and about. We were both reluctant to sign up to yet another monthly payment as our usage is uncertain, and, so adopted the PAYG route. You can get 3GB SIMs for this MiFi unit on Amazon at prices which make buying a new SIM each time far better value for money than topping up the supplied SIM.

I am highly satisfied with this device. This MiFi unit is made for 3 by Huawei and comes complete with a USB lead to charge it from your PC together with a mains adapter and dock which is well weighted and provides an ideal stand for the device at home. I have found the performance to be good in most places I have used it (mostly in Sussex and Herts) and we have both managed to connect our iPads whilst parked up in the car and surf without difficulty (you can connect up to 5 devices). One thing you should be conscious of is that the closer the device is to your PC/iPad the better it works - you cannot compare the range with a mains powered router. Also, I have found that a good signal does not always mean the speed of the connection will be higher - there appear to be other factors which influence speed.

Turning to the device itself - it is small, slim, well made and a bit smaller than a mobile phone so it easily fits in your pocket. It has a display which gives you signal strength, battery level and the amount of data you have used etc. The display is helpful, and, in particular, the "data used" information is very useful this being a feature omitted from a more basic version of this device being sold by 3. Not having a "data used" display to me is a bit like driving a car without a fuel gauge. The display could be bigger, but, no doubt that would exert more strain on the battery.
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