2020 is the year when WiFi-6 is becoming more and more popular. We were deeply impressed by the Xiaomi router AX3600 at the beginning of the year. This router brings high-end routing technology and experience to popular products, allowing more public users to experience the speed increase brought by WiFi-6 technology.
Now, 2020 is coming to an end. And Xiaomi has launched a new Xiaomi router AX6000, which is an advanced version of Xiaomi router AX3600. It uses the latest WiFi technology. So both network speed and experience have been further improved.
Xiaomi Router AX6000 Design
The Xiaomi router AX6000 continues the design of the Xiaomi router AX3600. From the appearance point of view, the Xiaomi router AX6000 and AX3600 are twin brothers.
However, there are some differences between the two in details. First of all, on the appearance label, the Xiaomi router AX6000 uses a gold label and is marked with [4K QAM], which is also one of the advantages of the Xiaomi router AX6000. The latter is the world’s first Qualcomm SoC solution that supports 4K QAM technology, bringing stable and high-speed network connections.
Secondly, the difference lies in the network port on the back. The Xiaomi router AX6000 has a 2.5G rate network port. Before this, the 2.5G rate interface was mainly used on high-end routers at the thousand yuan level. The Xiaomi router AX6000 can be used to build a home NAS, which has faster transmission speed and can even meet the smooth playback of 8K movies.
The Xiaomi router AX6000 uses a 7-antenna design, including 1 IoT device antenna, 2 2.4GHz antennas, and 4 5GHz antennas. This design also ensures that the Xiaomi router AX6000 has stronger signal coverage.
In daily use, the heat dissipation of the router is also very important. The bottom of the Xiaomi router AX6000 is hollowed out, and the bottom is lifted off the desktop through the four-corner foot pads to ensure that the heat inside the router can be dissipated more quickly. Not only that, the motherboard components are also covered with a large area of metal heat sink and high thermal conductivity thermal conductive glue to improve the heat dissipation efficiency inside the machine.
In terms of configuration, the Xiaomi router AX6000 uses a Qualcomm IPQ5018 processor. It uses a 64-bit dual-core A53 architecture CPU + single-core NPU. The memory is 512MB and it supports stable connection of up to 248 devices.
The Xiaomi router AX6000 inherits the OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology in the AX3600, and has excellent performance in multi-device connection and reduction of signal interference. The 4K QAM modulation and demodulation technology added on the basis again can bring the increase in network speed more intuitively.
4K QAM modulation technology is the latest modulation and demodulation technology launched by Qualcomm. It raises the highest QAM rate from 1K to 4K. The data density is higher and more data can be transmitted at the same time. 4096 QAM is approximately 20% higher than 1024 QAM.
By setting, the Xiaomi router AX6000 can achieve a frequency band bandwidth of 160MHz under the 5G frequency band.
Xiaomi Router AX6000 Special Functions
The Xiaomi router AX6000 supports the Xiaomi Easy Connect function. The router can automatically discover the surrounding smart devices that do not support the network, and configure the network with one-click, without manual network configuration and input password. In addition, when you change the router password, the router can automatically synchronize the new password of the smart device, and the smart device will automatically connect back, eliminating the need to re-enter the password.
Through the Xiaomi WiFi app, we can understand the running status of the router in real time, including the current download speed and upload speed, and the status of connected devices. This is also convenient for users to manage WiFi. If you find a suspicious device, you can add it to the blacklist through the app. In addition, you can also limit the speed of different devices and restrict web browsing.
After using the Xiaomi WiFi app, you can also set up and upgrade the router to keep your router in the latest firmware state at all times, and the operation will be more stable. The Xiaomi router AX6000 supports both Tencent and NetEase game accelerators, giving 108-day and 90-day premium memberships respectively, full coverage of multi-terminal games such as consoles, handhelds, PCs, and mobile phones, and double acceleration guarantee.
The Xiaomi router AX6000 has now opened an appointment, and it will be available on all channels on January 8. The official retail price is 599 yuan ($92).