Xiaomi MI wireless router, features a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, 256MB of RAM, Ethernet, WiFi, NFC and a USB 2.0 port. It supports a speed of up to 1167Mbps like its mini version. A cross between an 802.11ac WiFi router and a network-attached storage device. However, it comes with a 1TB hard disk to let you store files, enough capacity to download 1000 HD movies, store 40,000 songs or keep 100,000 RAW format photos. This wireless router supports dual-band WiFi 802.11 ac and comes with its own 1 TB hard drive.Latest comments
It's a great router, but doesn't have a support to download firmwares.
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.
Hardware CPU BCM4709 Cortex-A9 Dual Core 1.0GHz ROM 16MB SPI Flash RAM 256MB DDR3-1600 Disk Storage 2.5 Inch 1TB 2.4G WiFi 2*2(up to 300Mbps) 5G WiFi 2*2(Up to 867Mbps) Antenna Built-in Dual Frequency All way antenna 2 pcs Device Port 1USB 2.0 Port(DC output:5V/1A) 2*10/100/1000M Portable LAN Port(Auto MDI/MDIX) 1*10/100/1000M Portable WAN port(Auto MDI/MDIX) 1 Red/Blue/Yellow three color LED Light 1 system standby /Factory Reset 1 DC port NFC Tag Storage(144Bytes) Wireless SPEC 2.4GHz and 5GHz Dual Frequency send Support beam forming technology Wireless Channel 2.4GHz Channel: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 5GHz Channel: 149,153,157,161,165 5GHz DFS Channel:36,40,44,48,52,56,60,64 Modulation 11b:DSSS:DBPSK(1Mbps),DQPSK(2Mbps), CCK(5.5/11Mbps) 11a/g:OFDM:BPSK(6/9Mbps), QPSK(12/18Mbps),16QAM(24/36Mbps), Q64QAM(48/54Mbps) 11n:MIMO-OFDM:BPSK,QPSK,16QAM,64QAM. Q Speed:MCS0~MCS15 11ac:MIMO-OFDM:BPSK, QQPSK,16QAM,64QAM,256QAM. Q Rate Set: MCS0 ~ MCS9 (supports two streams) Receiver sensitivity 11Mbps:≤-90dBm,54Mbps:≤-72dBm, HT20 QMCS7:≤-69dBm, QHT40 MCS7:≤-66dBm, VHT20 MCS8:≤-65dBm, Q VHT40 MCS9:≤-60dBm, QVHT80 MCS9:≤-58dBm Software SPEC system Based on the depth of customization intelligent Open WRT router operating system MiWiFi ROM Support language Chinese Senior Management For advanced users/developers to provide root access routers and provide native toolchain and SDK Wifi security WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSKEncryption, wireless access control (black list), SSID hiding Open Platform Support Thunder, Jinshan Yun, search dogs and other plug-ins, third-party developers to plug-in development tools Management Applications Support Web,Windows,Android,MacOS,iOS Accessories Manual*1 Warranty Card*1 Charger(12V/2.5A)*1 Protocol Standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac,IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab Certification standards GB9254-2008 YD/T993-1998 GB4943.1-2011 Work environment Working environment temperature 0-40Celsius Humidity 10%-90%RH(Non-condensing) Stand Temperature -40-65Celsius Storage humidity 5%-90%RH(Non-condensing)
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It's a great router, but doesn't have a support to download firmwares.