Xiaomi Router AX3600 - AIoT router with Wi-Fi 6 support
Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600
CPU: Qualcomm IPQ8071A (4-core Cortex-A53 1 GHz CPU)
NPU: Dual core 1.7 GHz
1x Gigabit WAN (Auto MDI / MDIX)
3x Gigabit LAN (Auto MDI / MDIX)
Protocols: IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax, IEEE 802.3 / 3u / 3ab
2.4G channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
5G channels: 36, 40, 44, 48, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
2.4G WiFi: 2x2 up to 574 Mbps
5G WiFi: 4x4 up to 2402 Mbps
OS: MiWiFi (Mod.OpenWRT)
Size: 41 x 17.7 x 13.4 cm
Update 27. March 2020
Xiaomi also has the AX3600 router for global market announced. The router is meant for one Price of 119,99 € come on the market. A specific publication date is not yet known.
Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600
A Wi-Fi 6 router under € 100? Currently almost a thing of impossibility, but Xiaomi does it for the equivalent of 80 €. The new Xiaomi AX3600 router is based on one hardware Qualcomm IPQ8071A chip (4x Cortex-A53 with 1 GHz clock), one Dual-core NPU chip and 512MB of memory, The software runs on the router MiWiFi ROM, This is a proprietary Xiaomi operating system based on OpenWRT.
Prism design with 7 antennas
The design of the AX3600 router is modern and striking. The black housing has the shape of a prism and is equipped with a total of 7 external antennas. One of them is one independent AIoT antenna, the other 6 antennas are divided into two 2.4GHz antennas and four 5GHz antennas. A combination of PA + LNA signal amplifiers is used, which effectively expand the signal power.
With the help of the AIoT antenna, the router is able to manage all Xiaomi devices internally. New devices can be integrated and monitored with just one click via the MIJIA app, without endangering the performance of the network. The Xiaomi AX248 can control up to 3600 IoT devices at the same time.
Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi 6
The Xiaomi AX3600 router is included a gigabit WAN port and three gigabit LAN ports fitted. Support all ports Auto MDI-X and can thus identify the send or receive line of the connected cable.
With 11ax, the Xiaoi AIoT router supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard, That results in (theoretical) Transmission speeds of up to 2976 Mbps. With the OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) method, the router can distribute the resources to its clients even more efficiently. Each client receives exactly the time and frequency ranges that it needs. No more and no less! The result is more bandwidth for other devices. At the same time, Wi-Fi 6 increases the number of MU-MIMO clients (4 × 4) that can connect to the device. This improves network efficiency and overall capacity.
Another technical function behind Wi-Fi 6 and thus also supported by the Xiaomi AX3600 router is the so-called BSS coloring, This addresses the problem of interference between two access points operating on the same channels. This “color” distinction reduces the overlap of the BSS services and has a positive effect on network performance. In terms of more security, the router supports the current one WPA3 encryption protocol.
Specially designed for the Chinese market, the router supports the NetEase UU accelerator, This reduces the ping in games, whether on the PS4, Xbox, Switch or on the PC. It is currently unknown whether Xiaomi will also market the AX3600 router globally. Interested parties will most likely not be able to avoid an import. So far, all Xiaomi routers have only been released on the Chinese market!