Keeping your family connected could be one hell of a job to do, but not until today.
Some months ago I talked about the Airtel M4 Mifi and its pro and coins, a lot of people loved it. I got some comments here and there, some people sent me emails and Whatsapp messages concerning the M4 Mifi. So I decided to make a review of my old router.
In this article, we would be looking at the Airtel 4G Smartbox Vida CPE2000B model. I beg a pardon, I should have written this review a long time ago, I can’t tell why I kept it all to myself. I got the Airtel Smartbox before even thinking of getting the Airtel M4 Mifi.
With that being said, I think doing a review on a product you have used for up to or more than 7 months will be the best way to review a product. It would give you as a reader great insight into the product.
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What is the airtel 4g smartbox vida cpe2000b
Airtel has different varieties of Smartbox, but I will be specific on this one because this review is only for the Airtel Smartbox Vida CPE2000B model and not for other Airtel Smartbox.
The Airtel Vida CPE2000b 4G Smartbox is a router that can be used to access the web. The Smartbox supports LAN areas of 3 units, a WAN and WIFI. Also, the Airtel Vida CPE2000B has the capacity of connecting up to 32 devices at a go.
What is inside the airtel smartbox vida cpe2000b box
Here is a list of things found inside the Airtel Smartbox Vida CPE2000B box.
- Airtel 4G Smartbox Vida CPE2000B device
- A LAN cord
- Power cord/ charger
- Airtel 4G sim card
- Manual/warranty card
Airtel 4g smartbox vida cpe2000b specification
- Plastic body build
- Led light indications
All wifi-enabled devices
- Support up to 32 device
- LAN (3 units)
- Inbuilt High-gain LTE and WiFi antenna
Qualcomm 9×07 LTE CAT4 150Mbps
Inbuilt 4000mah battery
Airtel 4g smartbox vida cpe2000b full review
The Airtel Smartbox Vida CPE2000b is built with plastic material. On the front of the Smartbox are its led notification lights. The lights on the Vida CPE2000B indicate features that are active at the moment.
At the top of the Smartbox are some openings to enable air to penetrate through it in other to maintain temperature. On the right side of the Airtel 4G Smartbox is the sim card slot area and the reset button below it.
The back side of the Airtel 4G Smartbox Vida CPE2000B also has openings littered almost everywhere, this is also to reduce the hotness of the device. Also, the back of the Smartbox comes with spaces where you can plug your LAN, WAN, and power cord.
The Airtel 4G Smartbox Vida CPE2000B could be either placed on the top of a table or hung on the wall.
The Vida CPE2000B doesn’t come with any display feature, but rather led lights that indicate different meanings.
The Airtel 4G Smartbox supports all verities of devices that are Wifi enabled. The Airtel Smartbox Vida CPE2000B could be used on smartphones, tablets, computers, and POS machines.
The Airtel 4G Smartbox Vida CPE2000B is a router that comes with a speed of up to 150Mbps.
The Airtel Smartbox can also be connected using LAN and WAN. Connecting through this method will require a cable before you can make use of the WAN and LAN feature.
The Airtel 4G Smartbox Vida CPE2000B is 4g supported. The Smartbox supports 4G, 3G, and 2G services. Depending on your location and network coverage the Smartbox might switch services. Although you can disable this feature, but it is best to leave it that way because it selects the best network service suitable for that area for that period.
The 4G Smartbox Vida CPE2000B comes with a huge 4000mah battery. It is 1000mah bigger than the Airtel M4 Mifi. I have used it for some months now and it lasted up to 9 hours on a single charge.
Not only that, the Airtel Smartbox Vida CPE2000B seems to be the big boss in the smartbox series because it is the only model with the largest battery as of now.
How to configure the airtel 4G Smartbox vida cpe2000B
- Register your sim. For you to make use of the Airtel 4G Vida CPE2000B, you need to register your sim. You must register your sim in Nigeria before making use of it. If you bought the router in the Airtel outlet the registration will be carried out instantly.
- Login to the Airtel router link http://airtel.com.ng/hbb to set up your sim card in other to enjoy bonus data and other goodies.
- Login to any of the following addresses to change your Airtel 4G Smartbox router settings ( http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1.
The two links are working, but you must be connected to the Airtel Smartbox using the Wifi to access it (Those links cant be accessed without connecting to the Smartbox Wifi). Remember, if you try the first link and it doesn’t work try the second link.
One of the links is for mobile while the other is for desktop. The link allows you to access your router settings and also allows you to make changes to the router. For example, changing your Smartbox name, subscribing, buying data, recharging, and making password changes.
How to power on the airtel 4g Smartbox Vida cpe2000b
You can locate the power button of the Airtel Smartbox on the left side. You will need to hold the power button for 3 seconds for it to on.
How to reset the airtel Smartbox vida cpe2000b
If you forgot your login details, do not worry you can reset the Airtel 4G Smartbox Vida CPE2000B at any time you feel like it.
To reset the Airtel Smartbox Vida CPE2000B, you will need to check out the left side of the router below the WPS button you will see a reset button.
You will need to get a pin and gently put the pin inside the hole and press the reset button and hold for 3 seconds for the router to reset. You can only do this when the Smartbox is on, you can’t reset the router when it is off.
Pros of airtel 4g smartbox vida cpe2000b
It is fast: The Airtel Vida CPE2000B is very fast when it comes to surfing the net. It has a speed of up to 150Mbps.
Up to 32 devices at a go: The Vida CPE2000B supports up to 32 devices at a go. This means 32 users could use the router without distracting each other. Airtel Vida M4 Mifi supports a maximum of 10 devices while the Smartbox supports 32 devices, this is an extra 22 devices waw!
Huge battery: Unlike other Smartbox that was launched by Airtel, this is one of the best models that has a big battery of 4000mah. Also, the battery strength is impressive. It can stay on for 8 hours without shutting down.
Cons of airtel 4g smartbox vida cpe2000b
The Airtel 4G Smartbox has been serving me well. I have used it for up to 7 months now and I am yet to find any issues concerning the Airtel Smartbox Vida CPE2000B model.
Price and where to buy the airtel 4g smartbox vida cpe2000b
You can get the Airtel Smartbox Vida CPE2000B at any Airtel outlet close to you. The Airtel 4G Smartbox Vida CPE2000B is 36000 Nigerian Nairas. Airtel Nigeria is running a promo currently and the price has been slashed to 10000 Nigerian Nairas.
You can also get the Airtel Smartbox Vida CPE2000B on Jumia.
Jumia 36000 Nigerian Naira
The Airtel 4G Smartbox Vida CPE2000B is a router that is used to access the web. The Airtel Smartbox Vida CPE2000B model comes with a huge 4000mah battery and can also stay active when there’s no power, it also takes up to 8 hours or more before running out.
The Smartbox supports up to 32 devices at a time, unlike the Airtel Vida M4 Mifi which supports only a maximum of 10 users at a time. Also, the Vida CPE2000B has a download speed of about up to 150Mbps.