Mi WiFi wireless router is equipped with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with a clock frequency of 1 GHz. The device is characterized by 256 MB of RAM, connectivity cable, Ethernet, feature WiFi, NFC technology and ports USB 2.0. Speed reaches router 1167 MBit as a miniature version of the device. Mi WiFi router is connected via a dual band WiFi network to other devices, which are the custodians of the data.
Xiaomi presented a wireless router that supports 802.11ac standard and an integrated hard drive, although this company has been known only as the creator of modern smart phones and various smart gadgets.
A router is a functional connection of many devices. Its superior design will perfectly fit into your decor, it has a fairly simple and intuitive interface and does not require a time-consuming set of settings.
The standard box is made of durable cardboard that protects the router from damage during transport from the factory to you.
On the reverse side of the box, you can see the specifications of the device. As you can see information about the presence of the hard drive size 2.5 "1 TB. Here is the internal name of the model - R1D, which is repeated in the web interface of the device.
Package Includes router, external power supply (12V 2.5 A) network patch cable.
The router has an unusually elegant design. Made from matt black plastic housing is only intended for vertical installation. The dimensions of the device are 64 × 120 × 170 mm.
Shiny glossy top panel gives it extraordinary. Like any gadget from science fiction film, itI appeared in your home. Under the upper lid mounted antenna wireless controllers and tag NFC, intended for realization of useful scripts connect client devices.
Under the top "striped" part of the body disappeared ventilation grates. They just needed to cool the powerful built-in hard drive. In the lower portion of the front panel is set multicolor LED status.
Behind you will find a port USB 2.0, two LAN ports and port WAN (Gigabit, with indicators), the hidden reset button and input power supply
At the bottom are another ventilation grille and four rubber feet. The hard disk is hidden inside the router and includes replaceable.
For optimum performance, all parts inside the closed screen that allows you to remove unnecessary interference and noise. The router is based on a chip Broadcom BCM4709, which has a dual-core architecture of ARM, clocked at 1 GHz. The amount of RAM is 256 MB. Two independent radio unit can operate with 802.11b / g / n in the range of 2.4 GHz and a maximum connection speed of 300 Mbit / s and with 802.11a / n / ac in the 5 GHz band with a maximum connection rate 867 Mbit / s. As we can see, on these parameters model is slightly behind the top devices with 450 + 1300. To connect the Internet and wired clients are three gigabit ports - one WAN and two LAN. You can emphasize the fact that the power switch is integrated into the processor.
Unusually this router caused several unique solutions. To connect the hard drive to Port PCI Express SATA-mounted controller ASMedia. The second unique feature - the use of the hard drive for storing main firmware.
Use one card eliminates the loss of data on the connecting cables. Using a metal frame to frame increases the strength and reliability of the design.
To ensure smooth operation and protection from overheating the device within the body of the router is set high revving engine cooling fan. Strong lock and specially designed bearings provide quiet operation of the fan.
Setting and opportunities
You do not need to read many pages of settings and a description of the buttons. The router has a built-in assistant for basic setup, which is automatically started on the new device or reset it. The interface for each of the customers have the opportunity to check their names, network addresses, the current speed of the network and the data volume. In addition, it is possible to individually disable client access to the Internet and network drives.
Log in to your account and you Xiaomi will be available to install additional software packages.
Intelligent router structure built for minimal user intervention in his work. The router itself is able to upgrade the firmware via the Internet. The router has the function of monitoring and traffic control for your own applications.
Working with the disk and USB-devices
Built-in hard drive works like a remote hard disk, it is formatted in the EXT4 file system and is available on the network as a shared resource with the name XiaoMi all users with no access restrictions. Additionally, you can connect via USB 2.0 the other drives.
Accessing the network is carried out on the protocols SMB / CIFS and AFP (including compatibility with TimeMachine). Built-in drive slightly faster than the outside. Prolonged simple external hard drive, the program automatically switches off it, much prolongs its life. The speed of the device in this mode is shown in the following chart.
The internal hard drive is able to show more than 60 MB / s read and 30 MB / s for writing. However, due to limitations of USB 2.0, shows the results of not higher than 28 MB / s.
In addition to the network access to the files, the drive can be used to implement the media library and DLNA services standalone download files via torrent and e2k, as well as a direct HTTP-links.
The test results suggest that the router Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi can be easily written in the segment of high-performance models - this is achieved thanks to its hardware stuffing. In modes IPoE and PPPoE you can count on the speed of the order of 850 Mbit / s, and for PPTP / L2TP we received more than 250 Mbit / s.
The 2.4 GHz speed of about 100 Mbit / s. When you go to the 5 GHz speed significantly increased. The maximum speed of reception of data is more than 600 Mbit / s in multi-threaded mode.
This router will be a great addition to your home theater as a media server and provides smooth and high-quality internet.
|Device type||Wireless Router|
|Wireless standard||Wi-Fi 802.11ac/n/g/b/a|
|Working in two bands (dual band)||+|
|The maximum connection rate, Mbit / s||1167|
|Connection interface (LAN-Port)||2x 10/100/1000 Ethernet|
|Login (WAN-port)||1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet|
|Support for MU-MIMO||-|
|The firewall (Firewall)||+|
|Support VPN (virtual networks)||+|
|Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)||+|
|Antenna type (internal / external)||internal|
|The number of antennas||2|
|Antenna gain, dBi||-|
|Transmitter power, dBm||-|
|Information security (WEP, WPA / WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA2 / RADIUS)||+/+/+/+|
|Connection (external drive / printer / 3G-modem)||+/+/+|
|Power (PoE / adapter)||-/+|
|Built-in hard drive||1 TB 2,5"|
|Other||2-core, ARM chip Broadcom BCM4709 processor with a clock frequency of 1 GHz, 256MB DDR3, support NFC|