Nowadays, WiFi network has become an inaccessible part of our lives. Whether it is work or entertainment, it is inseparable from the support of WiFi network. Although the broadband speed of many homes has been improved, they still use the old routers before, which can not play the full speed of broadband.
As the era of the Internet of Everything in the smart home is approaching, it is time to replace a WiFi 6 router in the home. At the Xiaomi Mi 10 conference, in addition to its flagship mobile phone, Xiaomi also brought Xiaomi’s first router supporting Wi-Fi 6 network technology—Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600. This release also marks the completion of Xiaomi’s completion of the Wi-Fi -Brand fully supported by Fi 6 technology, so how does this router perform in practice?
The packaging box is very big
Appearance: What a big guy
When Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600, the first impression is that it is too big! The size of the packaging box is comparable to a notebook, and it has a lot to hold in your hand. The main body of the router adopts a wedge-shaped design.
7 antennas 7 antennas
There are also three grille plates on the top, the left and right sides are black, the middle is copper yellow, and the grille plates run through the entire router. The routers used in daily homes are mostly three-antenna or four-antenna. The Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600 is equipped with seven external antennas.
The antenna design is consistent with the router body, and the most central antenna is also equipped with an ambient light. The seven external antennas are an independent IoT device antenna, two 2.4GHz antennas, and four 5GHz antennas. Through such a design, it ensures a wider signal coverage and further enhances the router’s wall penetration performance.
Large-area heat dissipation holes at the bottom
As a device that works 7X24 hours, the router needs to consider the heat dissipation problem at the beginning of the design, and good heat dissipation can make the router work stably and reliably for a long time. There is a large area of heat dissipation holes at the bottom of the Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600, which can quickly conduct the heat of the fuselage to the outside of the body, and the grille on the top also plays a role in heat dissipation.
The overall workmanship is still very good. The overall workmanship is still very good.
At present, the routers used in daily homes mostly use single-core or dual-core processors. Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600 is equipped with Qualcomm IPQ8071A chip, adopts 4-core A53 architecture, 1GHz clock frequency, and integrates dual-core network acceleration engine chip. Compared with routers that are generally only equipped with 128MB on the market, this product also has 512MB of large memory. This configuration enables the router to be connected to more devices and has higher playability.
Network cable interface Network cable interface
In addition to the Qualcomm IPQ8071A main chip, the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi chip of the Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600 is QCN5024, which supports 4x4MIMO and 802.11ax. The 5GHz Wi-Fi chip is QCN5054, and the AIoT antenna part is QCA9889 SoC. In short, the Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600 is similar to the Xiaomi 10 mobile phone, and the stacking is still quite tough.
Speed: obvious improvement
Now let’s focus on it. Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600 is a WiFi 6 router. WiFi 6 is the latest network protocol new standard announced by the WiFi Alliance, the standard code is 802.11ax.
In terms of frequency bands, WiFi 6 covers 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Modulation mode. WiFi 6 supports 1024-QAM, which is higher than WiFi 5’s 256-QAM, with higher data capacity and faster data transmission speed. At the same time, a new OFDMA technology is added to support simultaneous parallel transmission by multiple terminals. It can be said that the emergence of WiFi 6 not only increases the upload and download rate, but also allows more devices to connect to the network, and greatly improves the network congestion.
Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600 provides two frequency bands, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and both support 11ax technology.
Let’s take a look at the performance of Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600 through actual tests.
After replacing the broadband at home with a high-speed 500M optical fiber, I felt that the router became very difficult to face the 500M optical fiber. During the period, I also replaced a lot of routers and did not achieve satisfactory results. After replacing the router with the Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600, Both network speed and experience have been significantly improved.
Significant increase in speed Significant increase in speed
First of all, in terms of network speed, the SpeedTest test found that the router download speed was 410Mbps and the upload speed was 37.4Mbps. The download speed of the Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600 is 615Mbps, and the upload speed is 42.8Mbps.
Through the wall: basically no dead ends
My room is a relatively square apartment with more than 120 square meters. In the process of daily use, the router is placed in the living room. Under the usual 5G Wi-Fi network, the master bedroom is basically unable to search for the 5G Wi-Fi network. , Can only barely connect to the 2.4G Wi-Fi network, and the signal is very poor. The main reason is that the master bedroom and the living room are separated by several walls. Before the Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600 is used, the 5G Wi-Fi network can hardly be searched in the master bedroom. Only by moving the “location” several times can it be reluctantly searched. Unstable.
The signal is very stable The signal is very stable
Through the 5G Wi-Fi on the Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600, it can be seen from the test software that the network signal is very good, and there are several walls in between. From the actual test results, the Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600 has a significant effect on wireless network expansion, enabling the signal to cover the blind zone of wireless coverage, and the signal stability is also good.
In addition, the Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600 has an independent AIoT smart antenna. When you open the Mijia App, you can automatically find uninitialized Xiaomi smart devices around you, and you can configure the network for new devices with one click, eliminating the need to manually add search devices and manually enter passwords. . This is very convenient for users who have many Xiaomi devices at home.
Summary: Is it worth starting?
Taken together, the overall performance of the Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600 has exceeded expectations, especially in terms of stability, which is really good, especially through wall performance. WiFi 6 routing brings higher wireless transmission rate and data carrying capacity, and stronger resistance. Interference and stability, Xiaomi Mi 10 series, Samsung S10 and Apple iPhone 11 series phones all provide support for Wi-Fi 6, which will further accelerate the popularity of Wi-Fi 6.
In addition, the setting of the Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600 is also very simple. If you have a large home and have a lot of Xiaomi devices, then the 599 yuan Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600 is definitely worth starting.