H721 V5 Review

Topics related to Routers
Post Reply
toddw
Posts: 139
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:43 pm
Has thanked: 23 times
Been thanked: 51 times

H721 V5 Review

Post by toddw » Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:51 pm

I’m late posting this, but I was one of the ones that bought the H721 V5 routers for testing. I been meaning to post a review sooner, but have been wrestling with the 2nd modem slot with Quectels with no success (using a Quectel EM160R-GL on the M.2 slot). So I have a Sierra 7411 that I will be adding soon!
However, to date, this is my favorite router shell, reason why….

12 antenna ports! And all of them are on attached to the chassis for safe lid removal! That means it can handle (2) 4xMIMO with GPS ports if need be. Super clean layout on the interior…
main.jpg
Ports.jpg
Like the oth3er LTEFix router I was using (NEXR5GO), its built like a tank, all metal construction, plenty of room to work with inside. It also came with a mounting kit which is nice, along with plugs for the unused antenna ports.
interior.jpg
LED.jpg
mounting kit.jpg
I paired this unit with a 2.5A power adapter, and the Quectel mentioned earlier. I have been running this as my main router since December 2020, 24/7 and have not had a single issue. No modem burn out, no real issues what so ever.

For the wifi card, I did end up using an Atheros AR9280.
wiring clean.jpg
wiring clean.jpg (79.22 KiB) Viewed 233 times
I’m going to add a V6 for testing soon, but at the end of the day, my 721 with EM160 has been solid for 3 months with no modem burn outs.

BDF1234
Posts: 53
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:10 pm
Has thanked: 18 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: H721 V5 Review

Post by BDF1234 » Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:31 am

Thanks for the review. When you add the second sim, how do you intend to run it? With one as a failover, or something more advanced?

toddw
Posts: 139
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:43 pm
Has thanked: 23 times
Been thanked: 51 times

Re: H721 V5 Review

Post by toddw » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:39 pm

No problem. I just want to test fail over and load balancing.

Post Reply