Xiaomi AIoT WiFi 6 Router AX3600 Experience Evaluation: Faster, Higher, Stronger!

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Nowadays, the development of routers can no longer meet the needs of consumers surfing the Internet. Major manufacturers continue to delve into the design and configuration of routers, innovate, and want to catch up with the boom of the 5G era. Xiaomi is one of the leaders. The AX3600, the Xiaomi AIoT router, was officially launched on December 12th. The feature is defined as the first router to support Wi-Fi 6 for Xiaomi. For consumers, buying a router with Wi-Fi 6 is absolutely great and compares with the market. The routers that support Wi-Fi 6 can be described as kind and costly. Here is an anticle of Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 review. Enjoy it.

1.Design

The outer packaging of the Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 still continues the simple design style. The size of the box exceeds the author ’s imagination before buying the Xiaomi router. The front is the product’s pattern and features, and the back is the product’s detailed parameters.

Unpacking the packaging box of the Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600, it was found that the original 7 antennas occupying a larger area were designed without much change in terms of accessories. They are still 12V / 2A power supply, 1 network cable and product manual (including Three packs of cards) (below the router), the length of the network cable is really a bit short.

The overall design of the Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 adopts a black triangular prism shape with copper dots, which occupies a relatively large area. There are 7 antennas on both sides and the rear, of which the 2.4GHz antenna designed by the QCN5024 chip is used on both sides, and the rear is QCN5054 The 4 5GHz antennas supported by the chip, and the AIoT antenna built for the QCA9889 chip in the middle, can be said to take into account the needs of users and products.

With the normal use of Xiaomi smart products, a blue light source will be displayed on the top of the AIoT antenna. If you want to turn off the blue light source, you can operate it in the Xiaomi Wi-Fi App. The AIoT smart antenna cooperates with the Mijia App to discover the uninitialized Xiaomi smart devices around you, and you can easily access the network with one click.

Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 has two indicator lights in the center of the fuselage, respectively representing the network status “Internet” and system status “System”. During normal operation, the two indicators are light blue, the same as the Redmi router.

The interface of Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 has not changed much. One gigabit WAN port, three gigabit LAN ports, power interface and Reset button are in line with the requirements of home use, but it is recommended to increase the interface by 1-2.

Based on the configuration of Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 is relatively high, relatively many antennas, etc., in terms of heat dissipation, it can be said to have made enough efforts. The bottom adopts a long opening design, all-round openings, the top center line of the fuselage, etc. are guaranteed The cooling effect of Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600. In the center of the bottom, there is the login information and QR code of the router (scan and download the Xiaomi WiFi App).

There are four rubber pads on the bottom of the Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600, which can play a role of non-slip fixing during home placement.

On the top of the Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600, a copper-colored metal piece is configured to accelerate the heat conduction from the inside to the outside of the router, providing stable heat dissipation support for the high-speed operation of the router.

The Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 is equipped with a 12V / 2A power adapter. Compared with the Redmi router AC2100, it is 0.5A more, which may be the demand for the loss of the entire machine.

2.Functional configuration

Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 uses Qualcomm’s IPQ8071A chip. This chip uses a six-core design, which includes a 64-bit quad-core 1.0GHz CPU and dual-core 1.7GHz NPU. In terms of memory and storage, Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 has 512MB of internal memory and 256MB of internal storage, supporting up to 248 devices connected simultaneously. In addition, the 2.4GHz band and 5.0GHz band of Xiaomi AIoT routers are equipped with 2 and 4 external high-performance signal amplifiers (PA + LNA), respectively. PA (power amplifier) effectively enhances the signal transmission power, LNA (low noise amplifier) can improve the signal reception sensitivity, the signal transmission distance is farther, and the wall is stronger.

Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 supports the latest generation of IEEE 802.11ax standard, which is the Wi-Fi 6 standard defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance, which is a great improvement over the previous Wi-Fi 5. Xiaomi’s AIoT router AX3600 has a bandwidth of 160MB, a rate of 574Mbps in the 2.4GHz frequency band, and a rate of 2402Mbps in the 5GHz frequency band. The AIoT antenna supports dual frequency, with rates of 150Mbps and 433Mbps, respectively.

Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 also supports OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology to ensure that Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 is stable and efficient. OFDMA technology can transmit data for multiple terminal devices at a time and reduce latency; MU-MIMO technology supports multiple antennas in Serving multiple devices at the same time to avoid affecting the user experience on other devices. In addition, it also supports BSS Coloring technology to reduce the previous interference of multiple routers and improve communication efficiency; Beamforming beamforming technology can detect mobile phones, smart devices, etc., enhance range signals, and strengthen communication quality, which is the same as the Redmi router design.

At the same time, Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 supports IPv6, and supports Auto ConfiguraTIon. This is an improvement and expansion of the DHCP protocol, which makes the management of the network (especially the local area network) more convenient and fast. At the same time, IPv6 encrypts the data at the network layer and verifies the IP packets, which greatly enhances the security of the network. In the near future, IPv6 application scenarios will become wider and wider.

3.Installation settings

The installation of Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 is also very simple. Just connect the power supply and the WAN port. You can set it based on the Xiaomi WiFi App or you can log in to the background of Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 to set it up. It is relatively simple and easy to get started.

Of course, you can also operate according to the Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 manual. After connecting the power and network cable, use your mobile phone to connect to the WLAN signal sent by the Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 (no password is required), and then enter the relevant broadband account and password to achieve Internet access. If there are more smart products or mobile phones and tablets bound to the user’s previous router, you can modify the router’s name and password to keep it consistent with the previous name and password.

If the user used a Xiaomi router before, it can also be directly imported with one click. ① Connect the power supply and plug in the main network cable (WAN port). Do not power off the old router; ② Plug the attached network cable into the WAN port of the old router and the Xiaomi AIoT router. LAN port of AX3600; ③ Just follow the instructions of Xiaomi Wi-Fi App. After setting, you can modify the encryption method of the router. The WPA3 encryption protocol is added this time, which greatly increases the difficulty of network cracking and makes the user’s information safe. Effective protection. Users can also turn on Wi-Fi mode and AIoT smart antenna scanning according to their needs.

Users who like to operate on the PC side can directly access the website on the manual to enter the management background of the Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600, and can directly modify and set the WiFi name and password. The author recommends that it is necessary to set the broadband upload and download speed, select ” The “Earth” shape can be popped up and set.

4.Summary

As a new product in 2020—Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600, with its “unique” and “domineering” design style, it has high performance, high speed, fast stability, strong penetration and large coverage area, and is equipped with Wi-Fi Fi 6, MU-MIMO and other technologies, plus the independent AIoT smart antenna automatic distribution function, etc., are indeed compliant with the wave of 5G. Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 is undoubtedly the most worthy of attention in Wi-Fi 6 products. For many users, Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 is a great value for money!

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