Just as 5G is the fresh network standard, there is Additionally a fresh generation of Wi-Fi technology named Wi-Fi 6. Wi-Fi 6 brings upgrades in speed (9.6Gbps against Wi-Fi 5’s 3.5Gbps) and more. Presently, Xiaomi announced its first Wi-Fi 6 router, the Mi AIoT Router AX3600 alongside the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro.
The Mi AIoT Router AX3600 is a flagship router powered by Qualcomm’s IPQ8071A chipset and paired with 512MB of RAM and 256MB of storage. The chip has 4 Cortex-A53 cores and is clocked at 1.0GHz. It also has a 1.7GHz dual-core NPU for network acceleration what is why it is marketed as a 6-core chip. Xiaomi says up to 248 devices can be connected to the router.
The router has 7 high-gain antennas. One of the antennas is an IoT gadget antenna, two are 2.4GHz antennas and the remaining five are 5GHz antennas. Products can attach via 2.4GHz or 5GHz networks. Xiaomi says the AIoT antenna Additionally supports dual-frequency and supply speeds of up to 150Mbps for IoT devices. Whenever compared to the Mi Router AC1200, the new router is 155% faster.
The router moreover supports OFDMA technology (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access) which allows the router to send information, to multiple terminal products using only one transmission. Additional routers that don’t support OFDMA have to send information, via multiple transmissions what is fewer efficient. Regrettably, the terminal device has to support OFDMA too.
The Mi AIoT Router AX3600 operates with the Mijia app and setting it up is easy. The device automatically detects IoT gadgets about you and permits you to set up a one-click configuration for easy connection. You can moreover use the dedicated WiFi App which has currently been updated to variant 5.0 that brings new options such as real-time notification whenever a device connects or disconnects from the network.
The router supports WPA3 security protocol and IPv6. It has four ethernet ports on the back and arrives with a 12V 2A power adapter
The new router has a value tag of ¥599 (~$86) and ships in black. It is in the world for pre-order on Mi.com however there is no info on after it will begin shipping to owners.