Hacking Review

GadgeIT PTCL Charji Cloud R600A




After my disappointing experience with my previous Charji Cloud , I was forced to look for alternative options. Couldn’t settle for anything less than a 4G, so my only options were Zong and PTCL. Zong ruled itself out during my test use due to its Unethical Tactics. PTCL EVDO was all that I was left with, I got the PTCL EVDO Charji Cloud R600A which is a product of GadgeIT, with hopes that it will prove a better hardware than Huawei.

GadgeIT PTCL Charji Cloud R600A



PTCL Charji Cloud R600A


R600A PTCL Charji Cloud Lights


R600A battery

The device has a limited display comprising of  Power , WiFi  & Signal indicators. All have different colour LED’s which indicate battery life ,WiFi devices connected and Signal Strength.Details are explained in the brochure which comes in its packing.

GadgeIT PTCL Charji R600A Features



The device comes with standard feature list :

  • Device Name : R600A
  • Connects upto 10 Wifi Devices
  • 4G LTE – 36Mbps
  • Supports CDMA2000 1x EV-DO rev.B Standard(Phase 1 & 2)
  • MicroSD Support upto 32GB
  • SD Card sharing over Wifi
  • 2000mAh battery for upto 5 hours of constant usage
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Backward compantible for seamless 9.3 Mbps 3G connectivity





PTCL Charji Cloud R600A Interface

The most interesting thing I noticed was the interface which was really exotic and felt good to the eyes.The Web Admin panel with all its fancy looks lagged and it was not very responsive.


PTCL Admin HomePage





Firmware Upgrade


R600A SMS Settings

 

PTCL Charji Cloud R600A Speed Test

I conducted a SpeedTest on one of my cellular device while connecting to the new 4G device and the Results were not that bad either.

ptcl_r600a speed

 

Unlock PTCL Charji Cloud R600A

GadgeIT PTCL Cloud R600A can be unlocked so that we can use Data SIMs of any other cellular company and not be bound to PTCL only.Procedure:

 

 

Drawbacks of GadgeIT PTCL Charji Cloud R600A

Few drawbacks I noticed during my use are :

  • It lacks the ability of Port forwarding, so thats a big issue for tech guys and gamers
  • No manual IP binding , again issue or those who want to run a dynamic updated Server for any reason
  • No MAC to IP Binding, so new IP everytime. That is indeed a turn off
  • No Firewall of any sort
  • No bandwidth usage limit option
  • No URL / IP Blacklisting for safe guarding your data
  • No TR-069 or similar protocol allowing remote configuration via ACS(s)

 





About the author

Dr-Hack

Owner and founder of Hackology Internet Security Portal and BlackAngel. These days teach hacking so others can stay safe. Apart from hacking, a Movie Fanatic.Also run a tech Blog, small projects like encrypted paste etc and various PoC and research articles

  • Nice write up. waiting for PTCL response 😀

  • This is a quality review. Could have been EVEN interesting if you would have included unboxing video, a couple benchmarks test comparing its speeds, battery life with its predecessors and/or its rivals.

    And oh, can you please start reducing the size of the pictures in your posts? Like the ones from the initial post about Zong…it had massive screenshots, even bigger than the mobile itself. It makes it difficult to read.

    PS. Thanks for including my queries about the device.

    Keep up the good work (Y)

  • Do i love positive criticism or what..
    thanks ,all points noted and agreed too ..and yeah pics issue is true , will take care of that in future.
    I haven’t really done unboxing video (apart from my pistols https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll-os07zBPQ) so i guess its time to work on unboxing vids too .. will incorporate.

    Thanks

  • I hope you’ll use better cam next time 😛
    That’s a thing of beauty btw.

  • it was the famous Nokia 6600 😉

  • Asad M Amin

    please let me know how to unlock it i need it badly as ptcl has been banned to provide 4g services by PTA

  • Whps School

    AA. i hav a r600. device is working fine but i am unable to connect to its web interface at 192.168.1.1 at all. all browsers give error”192.168.1.1 refused to connect.” dont know what’s wrong. could u plz shed some light? as i m unable to change any settings etc. apart from this device is working fine at full speeds.thanks

  • Ali

    going through same problem, did u found any solution ???

  • so i pulled the charji device to see the issue and guess what , i can not open the router page aswell .. and when i used IP Scanner to see which all Local ips are running it doesnt return the ping .. very weird indeed … same result even after resetting device

  • got the same issue on my end