Xiaomi AX3600, a router designed for connected home

A good router is something that changes your life, really. Even so, the majority do not pay attention to it because the operators already give one when they contract with them the internet service at home (this is the case in UK and many other countries). But if for some reason you had to do it, change your router, surely you think the same if, in addition, you have opted for one of superior characteristics.

Well, Xiaomi has introduced a new router called Xiaomi AX3600 and beyond that it has a large number of antennas and that is less minimalist than other of its proposals, it is a Very interesting option for connected home or IoT. The reason? This router is capable of managing a maximum of 248 devices connected simultaneously to the same Wi-Fi network.

Support for up to 248 Wi-Fi devices at once, how and for what?

How and why would you want to connect up to 248 devices? Let’s go in parts, how to manage so many devices simultaneously is thanks to the support of Wifi 6. This new implementation of the wireless connection standard offers several advantages over the previous versions and one of the most important is that better management of connected devices simultaneously, especially when it is a high number.

And now, why do you want to connect up to 248 devices? Well, so that the home automation is efficient And the experience is good. Because we don’t know if you’ve ever tried to connect a significant number of Wi-Fi devices to your network. If you have done it, it is likely that from a certain number the experience is worsened by network saturation, which implies loss of packets and slower responses to different requests.

With this new Xiamo router you could, for example, connect more than two hundred Xiaomi smart bulbs and all of them would respond perfectly when you need it. Ok, so many bulbs the same is exaggerated, but having light bulbs, speakers, laptops, phones, Smart TV, locks, etc., is increasingly common and many manufacturers bet before Wi-Fi connection before Zigbee, for example, for cost issues and ease for the user that will not depend on any type of HUB or additional bridge.

For the rest, this new Xiaomi router has this usual design on devices whose focus tends more towards high performance. As you can see there are antennas, it is black and by dimensions it is not the ideal router to have in the middle of the room. But hey, that’s another story.

With a change price of about 80 euros, more when you reach other markets than the Chinese for tax, logistics, etc., it is a very good option if you are looking to strengthen the pillars of your home automation proposal.