Xiaomi Redmi AX6 Wireless Router
Xiaomi released a new Wi-Fi 6 router under the brand name Redmi router AX6, priced at 369 yuan ($53), officially launched at 10 am on August 14 in China. After reviewing the successful low-cost Redmi AX5 router, which adopted the same hardware specifications as the Xiaomi AX1800 but the more minimalist style of traditional routers. Xiaomi decided to launch this mid-range model that is externally almost identical to the AX5, offering new features and some significant improvements you can find in the more advanced AX3000 router sold for 1,099 yuan ($159).
Xiaomi Redmi AX6
Xiaomi Redmi AX6 | Back-view
In terms of performance, the Redmi router AX6 core is equipped with a Qualcomm 6-core enterprise-level chip, and the dual-band concurrent wireless rate reaches 2976Mbps (2.4GHz 574Mbps, 5GHz 2402Mbps), which is 2.55 times the wireless rate of the mainstream AC1200 router.
The 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands of the Redmi router AX6 signal are boosted by adding 2+ 4 high-performance independent signal amplifiers. respectively a total of six signal amplifiers that help in improving coverage up to 50%.
In this model, the CPU frequency is improved, and it comes with a larger memory of 512MB. The router also supports 2×2 160Hz and 4×4 80Hz MU-MIMO modes, without manual selection. It also supports Mesh networking with Xiaomi AX1800, and AX3600, so that you can expect an improved broader signal coverage.
|Processor||IPQ8071A 4-core A53 1. 4GHZ CPU|
|Network Acceleration Engine||Dual-core 1.7 GHz NPU|
|Operating system||MiWiFi ROM is a smart router operating system based on OpenWRT|
|Software Management||Management Applications: Support Web, Android, iOS|
|LAN/WAN Interfaces||1 x – 10/100 / 1000M adaptive WAN ports (Auto MDI / MDIX)|
3x – 10/100 / 1000M adaptive LAN port (Auto MDI / MDIX)
Speed of Ethernet Port: 10/100/1000Mbps
Max. LAN Data Rate: 1000Mbps
|Operation||LED indicator: 2 x (System LED * 1, Internet LED * 1)|
1 x – Power button
1 x – System reset button
|External Antennas||6 x WiFi Antennas.|
|Wireless channels||2.4 GHz channel 1 ,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 |
5GHz channel 36,40,44,48,52,56,60,64,149,153,157,161.165
|Protocols||IEEE 802.11a / b / g / b / ac / ax, IEEE 802.3 / 3u / 3ab|
Network Protocols: IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3U,IPv6,WiFi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax)
|WiFi Bandwidth||2.4G Wi-Fi: 2 * 2 (supported by IEEE 802.11ax agreement, the theoretical maximum speed of 574Mbps)|
5G Wi-Fi: 4 * 4 (maximum support IEEE 802.11ax agreement, the theoretical maximum rate of 2402Mbps)
Maximum transmission Rate: 3000Mbps
|Certification standards||GB/T9254-2008, GB4943.1-2011|
|Wireless security||WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK/WPA3-SAE |
Wireless access control system (black and white list).
English & other major languages via Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi app
|Dimensions and Weight||Product weight: 0.9000 kg|
Package weight: 1.5000 kg
Package size (L x W x H): 34.00 x 23.00 x 5.00 cm / 13.39 x 9.06 x 1.97 inches
|Package Contents||Packing List:|
1 x Router
1 x Manual
1 x Power Supply (12V / 1.5A)
What is ‘Xiaomi Changkuailian’?
Xiaomi Smart home software is now called ‘Xiaomi Changhualian’. An upgraded version of Xiaomi’s smart home networking software. It differs from the previous intelligent home access to traditional routers. Simply put, it is a faster one-key intelligent home networking.
‘Mi WiFi’ mobile app users can easily search for unconfigured Xiaomi intelligent home products, without tedious manual searching, setting, etc., and easy one-click networking. Novice users no longer need to worry about configuring complicated settings.
What is ‘Xiaomi easy connection’?
This function is very convenient, especially for none geeky users who don’t like to research these technological things. You can buy this Redmi AX6. It does not have any complicated operations, and users can quickly get new devices into the network. , Especially, when there are many Xiaomi AIoT products at home, such as the Mijia sweeping robot, Mijia desk lamp, Mijia air purifier, etc., all need to be connected to the Internet, and with this router, just open the ‘Mi Wi-Fi’ App and all devices can be discovered in a matter of few seconds.
What about language support?
Users that are living outside of China can enjoy managing the AX6 router settings under Xiaomi’s Mi Wi-Fi mobile app, which is super easy to operate and fully supports all major languages, including English. If you are planning on managing the router through the Web interface, you can use the google translation tool included in most modern chromium-based browsers.
The second great feature is the exclusive acceleration with Xiaomi/Redmi mobile phones. There is no doubt about it. After all, they are all through a manufacturer.
Xiaomi/Redmi brand mobile phones can be recognized intelligently under the network environment of Redmi AX6, and the exclusive game acceleration mode improves the gaming experience by reducing latency, so the user experience is better and smoother. However, keep in mind that this function is only available to all phone software upgraded before August 30.
Improved Network Coverage
Redmi router AX6 supports whole-house coverage supporting the WiFi 6 standard. With the help of mesh networking, eliminating signal blind spots, and multi-router networking, the theoretical wireless rate is up to 2402Mbps and supports hybrid networking with Xiaomi AX1800/AX3600/Redmi AX5.
The Redmi router AX6 uses 6 independent signal amplifiers, 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands are equipped with 2 and 4 high-performance independent signal amplifiers (PA+LNA) respectively, which enhance signal transmission power and receiving sensitivity, and make it easier to penetrate walls.
Xiaomi Redmi AX5 vs AX6
|Router Model||Xiaomi Redmi AX5||Xiaomi Redmi AX6|
|CPU||lPQ8071A4 6-core A531.4GHz||IPQ6000 4-core A53 1.2GHz|
|No’ of external antennas||4||6|
|No’ of 5G Amplifiers||2||4|
|Theoretical maximum rate||1775Mbps||2976Mbps|