WiFi 6 is the new standard for home wireless data transfer. Sure, you could get decent results from a little 802.11AC but that’s so 2013. Xiaomi wants you to move up to the current decade with its batch of WiFi 6 (AX3000) enabled hardware.
The benefits of speeding connections across the board, for streaming and online gaming that’s smoother than a buttered bowling ball, are obvious. Xiaomi’s Mesh tech represents a significant jump over the previous AC1200 standard.
An AX3000 to grind
Internet access isn’t just for a few people. Everyone and their dog (yes, even dogs need WiFi) is making use of hotspots around their homes. That means network overlap and possible network congestion. Just because Jerry needs to check his emails at home, you have to suffer a poor connection? Xiaomi’s Mesh products beg to disagree.
Multi-user multiple-input multiple output (MU-MIMO) and orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA) aren’t just difficult to spell correctly on the first try. They’re also technologies able to improve the performance of your network when loads of devices are converging on a single signal source.
Meet Xiaomi’s Mesh master
Xiaomi’s AX3000 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6 unit comes in two flavours – there’s the single (DVB4315GL), which is a stunning black tower of speedy data connection. There’s also the double (DVB4287GL) which consists to two of these sturdy units working in tandem to blanket your home in more than 350m2 of incredibly speedy WiFi.
How speedy? That’s somewhat dependent on what you’ve got connected to this setup but Xiaomi’s Mesh technology supports speeds of up to 2,976Mbps. Your home probably doesn’t contain anything nearly this fast but it could… oh, it could. And, if you have up to ten of these AX3000 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6 units in one place, they can all be connected to spread that tasty WiFi 6 goodness over a particularly massive area. If you wanna. You know you wanna.
Less need for speed?
If your home a) isn’t large enough or b) doesn’t have any WiFi 6 kit in it, Xiaomi’s network offerings still extend to WiFi 5. The Wireless Router 4C (DVB4231GL) will get you up and running on a home network with speeds of up to 300Mbps. The Xiaomi WiFi Range Extender AC1200 (DVB4270GL) will let you spread that network over a wider area, letting you reach every concealed corner where internet access is essential. That means, of course, that guest bathroom that just doesn’t connect to TikTok as well as the other rooms in the house do.
Xiaomi where to get it
Whether you’re looking to outfit your home with the best of WiFi 5, from routers to extenders, or with Xiaomi’s shiniest WiFi 6 Mesh hardware, you’ll find them available in locations around South Africa. You’ll get what you need from Takealot, Makro, or Incredible Connection.