You’ll find a screen telling you where you’re connected, the bars offered, and the data received and sent, as well as network functionality, but it could do with a little most cosmetic change. Most won’t likely bother with it, connecting and forgetting about the setup, which you don’t really need to think about if all you’re worried about is sharing a 4G network amongst your peers.
That said, you will find a few options here if you need them, such as MAC address control, virtual server access, a firewall with an IP filter, and a special applications area to let you get video games and other necessities to go through the device when you need them and the wireless router isn’t playing ball.
For the most part, we found no real issues with this device, and are even happy with some of the design, with a button up top that does two things.
The first thing the button does is turn the device on, which you’ll find when you hold the button down. It’s easy to fiddle with the power, though mostly, you’ll be leaving this on, since this is a stationary wireless dongle that you won’t be taking with you.
Strangely, there is a “roaming” option in the settings of the device, and while we suspect we could take this out of the country if we wanted to, we’re not sure why someone would given overseas data pricing would likely not be a terribly fun thing to pay.
The other thing the button does is turn the light on and off without messing with the power of the Cube.
Yes, there’s a blue light that generally glows at the top of the Huawei Cube, but you can turn it off simply by pushing down the button normally used for power quickly.
Press the button to turn the light off, and press it again to turn it on, with the press and hold we mentioned previously turning the device off.
Alternatively, you could just unplug the Cube if you wanted, though letting it power down is likely going to be better for the device.
One thing is obvious from the design, and that’s Huawei’s understanding of what a cube is.
The Huawei Cube is not a cube. Rather, it’s a rectangular prism, but we suspect Huawei Rectangular Prism doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue (though “Huawei Prism” would), and this is more a thing for the marketing department at Huawei and Vodafone to grapple with.