We already have for sale the new Xiaomi Redmi AX5 router, a mid-range Wi-Fi 6 device that goes on sale at a very reasonable price. This product is very similar to the Xiaomi Mi Router AX1800 but with external antennas and a more conventional blank design.
This Xiaomi Redmi AX5 router has the connectors of its four antennas soldered to the board that allow us to use the Dual Band MU-MiMo 2 × 2, the box has numerous perforations that allow ventilation. Inside we have two signal amplifiers that can improve coverage by up to 50%. This router supports the connection of up to 128 devices at a time, WPA3, IPv6 network management and is compatible with Wi-Fi Mesh (although it seems that it must be updated to work).
Inside the Xiaomi Redmi AX5 we have a Qualcomm IPQ6000 Quad Core SoC, manufactured in 14nm with 4 ARM Cortex-A53 processors capable of reaching 1.2Ghz and a NPU (Network Acceleration Engine) that reaches 1.5Ghz and is in charge of optimize traffic. We also have 256MB of RAM, 128GB of ROM and support for IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab protocols. The 2.4Ghz band has a 2 × 2 antenna and reaches a maximum speed of 574Mbps and while the 5Ghz band also has other independent 2 × 2 antennas that go up to 1201Mbps.
In the Xiaomi Redmi AX5 we have a good number of ports, we have a Gigabit WAN port for the connection bridge with our router and three Gigabit LAN distribution ports. In the field of operating system we have one based on OpenWRT with the corresponding MiWiFi layer, we can also manage and monitor it through a Xiaomi app.
- The new Xiaomi Redmi AX5 router can be purchased at the Gearbest.com online store only for $52.99 (€48.12) with free shipping, shipments will start very soon.