Redmi Router AC2100 review: a powerful router offering 2,000 Mbps wireless rate and up to 128 connected devices

ByGoraud Mazanec 2019-12-11 9615

At the just-concluded Redmi K30 launch event, Redmi unveiled its first router - Redmi Router AC2100. The wireless rate of the Redmi Router AC2100 exceeds 2000 megabytes, the 5G band rate is twice that of the AC1200 router and 33% higher than the AC1900 router, breaking through the rate ceiling of the mainstream router. In addition, the AC2100 features 6 powerful antennas and supports up to 128 devices connected simultaneously.

Redmi Router AC2100

Design: Six powerful antennas

Unlike the Xiaomi router which has the same technology, the new Redmi Router AC2100 is presented with a fairly futuristic design that reminds us greatly to Asus gaming routers.

With dimensions of 259 x 176 x 184 mm, the new Redmi AC2100 router has a rectangular shape with perforations at the top and bottom to promote heat dissipation.

Redmi Router AC2100 design

It has six high gain (5 dBi) omnidirectional antennas and six high performance signal amplifiers.

Redmi Router AC2100 6 antennas

In its external part we find several LED status indicators, as well as a rear switch with a total of 4 Gigabit sockets. It should be noted that this router is neutral so it does not have a modem and therefore we will have to use with a conventional router provided by our ISP.

Dual-core CPU, 128MB memory and support stable connection to 128 devices

Redmi router AC2100 adopts dual-core four-threaded CPU. Its single-core main frequency reaches up to 880MHz. Coupled with 128MB super-large cache, it can stably connect 128 devices simultaneously without any complications. Compared with the traditional single-core processor router, Redmi router AC2100 comprehensive performance is greatly improved.

Redmi Router AC2100 supports up tp 128 devices connection

In addition, the Redmi AC2100 integrates Dual Band WiFi, so it operates in both the 2.4GHz band (300 Mbps) and the 5GHz band (1733 Mbps).

Redmi Router AC2100 supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz band

4x4 MU-MIMO and Beamforming technology

As if that weren't enough, the new Redmi AC2100 has Beamforming, a new technology capable of automatically detecting the location of connected devices in order to intensify the signal in the direction of each one of them.

Redmi Router AC2100 adopts Beamforming technology

On the other hand, the 5GHz band supports 4x4 MU-MIMO technology. Compared with the traditional 2-receive-2-send router, the Redmi router AC2100 can give full play to the Wi-Fi performance of high-end devices, bringing a smoother gaming and video experience.

Redmi router AC2100 is compatible with Mi Home APP

In the era of smart home, more and more devices in the home have the need for networking. Redmi router AC2100 enables network access optimization for Xiaomi smart home. As long as you cooperate with Mi Home APP to use Xiaomi smart home devices, you do not need to manually enter the password to configure Xiaomi IoT equipment to enter the network.

In addition, Xiaomi Wi-Fi APP gets new upgrade, it integrates anti-friction network, network optimization, restart plan, intelligent speed limit and other functions. When unfamiliar devices are found, Xiaomi Wi-Fi APP can issue active reminders to inform users that if they encounter high-risk devices, they can actively block the access of networked devices according to the level of security, and allow users to block them with one button.

Redmi Router AC2100: upgraded Xiaomi Wi-Fi APP

Combined with years of experience of Xiaomi smart home, Redmi router AC2100 can provide security protection for mainstream smart home devices in the market and prevent smart home devices from being attacked by the network.

By setting the networking time of the equipment and the range of web sites allowed to be accessed, you can effectively protect your children's online content, specify the upper and lower limits of the equipment, Internet daily newspaper and other functions, which can help you understand your children's Internet situation in more detail and give your child a safe and healthy Internet environment.

Redmi Router AC2100 supports Mi Home APP control

Redmi router AC2100: price and availability

The Redmi Router AC2100 is available for reservation at the company's online store in China and will go on sale on December 12 at a price of 169 yuan (about $24). At the moment, it is not known if it will reach other markets.

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