When will the huawei b618 router be available

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asked Oct 19, 2017 in Smart Mobile Devices by Allan (130 points)

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Hi Allan,

Our suppliers have communicated they’re facing a shortage of stock of the Huawei B618 Router and the indicated lead time for the new stock to arrive is around 8 weeks.

As we try to find a suitable solution to get you connected soonest, we contemplate one of the options below:

We make no changes to your existing order and we ship a unit to you as soon as stock arrives.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer any concrete commitments at this time as we’re waiting for new stock.


If you have a compatible device, you may consider ordering a SIM only service while you wait for new stock of the Huawei B618 Router.

We’ve taken the liberty of listing the current known compatible devices.

- ZTE MF253

- ZTE MF283+

- ZTE MF286

- Huawei B315

- Huawei B2338


Should you wish to go this route, please place an order for a SIM only service on our website and opt to use your own device.

You may place the order at the address below:



Once your Huawei B618 Router arrives, you may cancel your SIM only service through your Client Zone: https://clientzone.afrihost.com/


We have another Fixed Wireless router in stock, the Huawei B315 router, also on promotion at the moment.

The router ships with a SIM card as well.

If you opt to go this route, and you’re satisfied with the router, you could cancel the current order for the Huawei B618 Router.


There are a few differences between the two routers.

You can review the differences here: https://www.afrihost.com/landing/rain_fixed_wireless/#fixed-wireless-packages


Thanks for taking my recommendations into consideration, and sincere apologies for all inconveniences.

If you require further assistance please email: support@afrihost.com
or contact Afrihost support on 011 612-7200
or via live chat support on our website
alternatively you may request a call back by smsing the word 'help' to 32541

Thank you
answered Oct 19, 2017 by AfriDazzil (39,850 points)
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The Huawei B618 datasheet didn't tell about the WiFi range, but just like AfriDazzil saide, the WiFi range would be influenced by many factors. So it depends. 

answered Mar 17, 2018 by Estyle (1,890 points)