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What's New in the Latest Huawei B890 Firmware and How to Install It



Huawei B890 Firmware: How to Update and Troubleshoot




If you are looking for a reliable and fast 4G LTE wireless gateway, you might want to consider the Huawei B890. This device allows you to connect up to 32 Wi-Fi devices and enjoy speeds up to 100 Mbps. It also supports multiple network environments, such as LTE, HSPA+, HSUPA, HSDPA, WCDMA, and Ethernet. Moreover, it has a phone jack, four Ethernet ports, a USB port, and an external antenna port for enhanced functionality.




Huawei B890 Firmware



However, like any other electronic device, the Huawei B890 needs regular firmware updates to keep it running smoothly and securely. Firmware is the software that controls the hardware and functions of your device. Updating the firmware can fix bugs, improve performance, add new features, enhance security, and resolve compatibility issues.


In this article, we will show you how to update the Huawei B890 firmware step by step. We will also provide some troubleshooting tips in case you encounter any problems during or after the update. By following this guide, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of having an updated firmware, such as:


  • Better stability and reliability of your device



  • Faster and more consistent internet connection



  • Improved user interface and functionality



  • Enhanced security and protection from cyber threats



  • Access to new features and services



How to update the Huawei B890 firmware?




Updating the Huawei B890 firmware is not a difficult task, but it requires some preparation and patience. Here are the steps you need to follow:


Step 1: Check the current firmware version and download the latest one




Before you start updating your device, you need to check what firmware version you have and if there is a newer one available. To do this, you need to access your device's web user interface (web UI) using a computer connected to your device via Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable.


To access your device's web UI, open a web browser on your computer and enter http://192.168.20.1 in the address bar. You will be prompted to enter your username and password. The default username is admin and the default password is admin.


Once you log in, you will see your device's dashboard. Click on System > Device Information to see your current firmware version. You can also check your network status, signal strength, data usage, battery level, etc.[^3 After you check your current firmware version, you need to download the latest one from the official Huawei website or a trusted source. You can use the following link to access the Huawei Service Router Firmware & Software Download page. You can also use the search function to find the specific firmware file for your device model and region.


Alternatively, you can use this link to access a forum post that explains how to update the Huawei B890 LTE Smart Hub firmware. You can also find the download link for the firmware file in the post. However, make sure you verify the source and the file before downloading it.


Another option is to use this link to download the firmware file from a third-party website. However, this is not recommended as it may contain malware or viruses that can harm your device or compromise your data. Use this option at your own risk and discretion.


Once you download the firmware file, save it to your computer and unzip it if necessary. You should see a file named UPDATE.APP, which is the firmware file you need to upload to your device.


Step 2: Connect the Huawei B890 to a computer and log in to the web user interface




After you have the firmware file ready, you need to connect your Huawei B890 to a computer using an Ethernet cable or a Wi-Fi connection. Make sure your device is powered on and has a stable internet connection.


Then, open a web browser on your computer and enter http://192.168.20.1 in the address bar. You will be prompted to enter your username and password. The default username is admin and the default password is admin.


Once you log in, you will see your device's dashboard. Click on System > Upgrade to access the firmware update page.


Step 3: Backup your data and settings




Before you start updating your device, it is highly recommended that you backup your data and settings. This will help you restore them in case something goes wrong during or after the update.


To backup your data and settings, click on System > Backup & Restore on your device's web UI. You will see two options: Backup Device Data and Restore Device Data. Click on Backup Device Data and save the backup file to your computer.


You can also backup your data and settings using an external storage device, such as a USB flash drive or a microSD card. To do this, insert the storage device into your Huawei B890 and click on System > Storage Device on your device's web UI. You will see two options: Format Storage Device and Backup Device Data. Click on Backup Device Data and select the storage device as the destination.


Step 4: Upload the firmware file and start the update process




After you backup your data and settings, you are ready to upload the firmware file and start the update process. To do this, click on System > Upgrade on your device's web UI. You will see two options: Local Update and Online Update. Click on Local Update and browse for the firmware file (UPDATE.APP) that you downloaded earlier.


Once you select the firmware file, click on Start Upgrade to begin the update process. You will see a progress bar showing the status of the update. Do not power off or disconnect your device during this process, as it may cause damage or failure.


Step 5: Wait for the update to complete and restart the device




The update process may take several minutes, depending on the size of the firmware file and the speed of your internet connection. When the update is complete, you will see a message saying "Upgrade successful".


Click on OK to restart your device. Your device will reboot automatically and apply the new firmware settings. Wait for your device to restart completely before using it again.


How to troubleshoot the Huawei B890 firmware update?




In most cases, updating the Huawei B890 firmware should be smooth and easy. However, sometimes you may encounter some issues or errors during or after the update. Here are some common issues and solutions that can help you troubleshoot them:


The device does not power on or respond after the update




If your device does not power on or respond after the update, it may be due to a corrupted firmware file or a power interruption during the update process. To fix this issue, you can try these steps:[/p]


  • Check if Check if your device is connected to a stable power source and try to turn it on again. If it still does not power on, you may need to use a different power adapter or outlet.