Although Wi-Fi 6 routers are becoming more and more popular, for most people, the Wi-Fi 5 routers can still meet the needs of daily use. Moreover, they cost less. This simply means more people can afford themselves to get their hands on such devices. Today, Xiaomi Mall quietly put on the Xiaomi Router 4 Pro, priced at 199 yuan ($28). Compared with the Mi Router 4 released in May 2018, the price has not been changed much. But do you imagine what changes it will bring in terms of performance?
The Xiaomi Router 4 Pro adopts a rounded cube design. Also, it uses 5 high-performance independent signal amplifiers. The wireless rate is upgraded from 1167Mbps to 1317Mbps. Among them, the 2.4GHz band supports 3 transmissions, and the maximum theoretical speed is 450Mbps.
The 2.4GHz band and the 5GHz band are equipped with 3 and 2 independent high-performance signal amplifiers (PA+LNA), respectively. They make the router signal transmission distance farther, stronger through the wall, and easily meet the larger apartment coverage. PA (power amplifier) effectively enhances the signal transmission power, and LNA (low noise amplifier) can improve the signal reception sensitivity.
Differences From Xiaomi Router 4
Our protagonist also comes with a Qualcomm processor, which supports Gigabit Ethernet port and Gigabit dual-band Wi-Fi data forwarding, and provides 1 Gigabit WAN port and 3 Gigabit LAN ports. Apart from this, there is a 128MB large memory, and this router supports up to 128 devices simultaneously and provides a stable connection for all devices. When the Xiaomi smart device connects to the Internet for the first time, it does not require you to manually enter a password with the Mijia app, making network access more convenient.
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As for the original model, the Mi Router 4 comes with one WAN port and two LAN ports. They all are Gigabit Ethernet ports. In conjunction with 2.4G/5G dual-band Wi-Fi, the strength of 100Mbps/200Mbps or even 500Mbps bandwidth can be fully utilized, enabling users to enjoy high-speed network. There is also a MiNET functionality, which allows the router to connect with smart devices just by clicking a button. Due to the supported MIOT fast Wi-Fi connection protocol and MiNET technology, you will avoid the hassle of putting in a password when setting up a new smart device.
The Xiaomi Mi Router 4 is equipped with four omnidirectional high-gain antennas. The heat sink is made of aluminum-magnesium alloy and high thermal conductivity thermal plastic. It is also packed with a 128MB of RAM and 128MB of flash storage. The CPU is upgraded to MT7621A. The maximum number of access devices has reached 128 units.