If you have a product that you need to get right when you buy so that you don’t need to hide it in a corner of the furniture, that product is the Wi-Fi router. Usually these products don’t match anything and are laborious to configure, besides making the process of updating the network. Huawei, on the other hand, moves in another direction, making all the user’s work easier and solving problems right on the first purchase.
To better explain Huawei’s presence in this type of product, it is important to separate into three different options and created for different audiences, but which can even work together: Huawei WiFi AX3, Huawei WiFi Mesh and Huawei WiFi WS5200.
Huawei WiFi WS5200 is a great first step
The first model on the list is the WS5200, which is more cost-effective but capable of delivering everything the user expects, even going beyond. His first important point is the Wi-Fi 5 network with two bands, the first being at 2.4 GHz and with a maximum speed of 400 Mbps; and the second at 5 GHz, which offers even more, reaching 867 Mbps.
The four antennas spread the signal to a multi-room environment, also allowing the two radios to work smarter. It is possible to deliver 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz separate, but also in a single network name.
Some devices only support one frequency, while others receive data from both, but the user doesn’t need to know where it fits. Huawei WiFi WS5200’s dual-core processor chooses the best one, depending on usage and the device at the other end – be it a smart light bulb that doesn’t even need high speed, or a TV getting the most bandwidth for seamless streaming. This router seamlessly secures up to 64 simultaneous connections.
For gamers, a Gigabit connection is available on the ethernet port. The 5 GHz network is enough for most cases, but in some cases the near zero latency is more interesting and it’s there, just plug in the cable.
Huawei WiFi AX3 is a step further into the future
If you already have a cool network and want to evolve to offer the best Wi-Fi possible, or want to start building future-ready bridges, the Huawei WiFi AX3 is an important choice as it does everything the WS5200 does, but with WiFi 6 and some extra details.
It also has four antennas and delivers signal to all sides of the house, but it has a quad-core processor to handle many connected devices at the same time. This new processor doubles the capacity to 128 devices connected to the same access point.
You know that low latency just on the cable I talked about above? On the Huawei WiFi AX3 this scenario is possible even without any ethernet port or wired connection, thanks to Wi-Fi 6. At this point, the AX3 manages to deliver a game without any choke, in addition to live streaming in high definition without wasting a moment.
In numbers, while common routers work with latency close to 30 ms, the Huawei WiFi AX3 does the same job with less than 10 ms. The smaller the better. The difference can be crucial for shooting first in an online shooting game.
Another advantage of Wi-Fi 6 is the amount of data transferred. Around here they can transit up to 1.2 Gbps. In addition, the AX3 delivers an NFC antenna so that a visitor can enter your network without you passing the password – you can turn this feature off so that an intruder doesn’t gain access without your consent, of course.
Huawei WiFi Mesh for Much, Much Range
The third router on this list is the perfect choice for those who have a bigger house or want to eliminate any blind spots on the network. Huawei WiFi Mesh creates dual-band WiFi, putting 2.4GHz and 5GHz to any device. Like the AX3, it takes advantage of the quad-core processor to choose the best bandwidth for each need, in addition to supporting many gadgets using data at the same time.
With a kit of three units, it is possible to cover an area of 600 square meters, or increase the signal strength in a smaller environment, eliminating all places without Wi-Fi connection. It can also configure the internet via NFC for a visit with Android smartphone, in addition to having six signal amplifiers to do a lot even with just one router.
The great advantage of a mesh network is that switching access points is done without dropping any video or voice calls over the internet. The other side of the conversation doesn’t even notice that you left the room and went to the bedroom, switching routers on this walk around the house.
The three routers can work together
Thinking of a scenario where you first bought a Huawei WiFi WS5200 and then decided to expand the network with the capabilities of the Huawei WiFi AX3, you don’t need to throw away the older router, just add a new access point via the Huawei AI Life app. In it you configure all the settings of the two models, such as network name, password, update firmware, insert parental controls, connection rules and also make the two different devices work together in a mesh network.
Best of all, it’s possible to merge the Huawei WiFi AX3, Huawei WiFi Mesh and Huawei WiFi WS5200 into a single mesh network, putting the AX3 where lower latency data consumption is most urgent, with the other two spread according to the needs of every room in the room.