Open the SD-WAN Router Box with WiFi Mesh

Open the SD-WAN Router Box with WiFi Mesh

Main characteristics

The main wireless characteristics of this router that integrates WiFi Mesh functions if we use other QHora routers, is that it includes Triple Band Synchronized AC2200. In the 2.4GHz band we can achieve speeds up to 400MbpsThanks to two internal antennas with a gain of 4.6dBi in the MIMO 2T2R configuration. at first 5GHz band We can achieve speeds up to 867MbpsThanks to two internal antennas with a gain of 4.9dBi in the MU-MIMO 2T2R configuration. Dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz-1 antennas, in The second frequency band is 5 GHz We have two internal antennas in MU-MIMO 2T2R configuration which we will investigate with Speed ​​up to 867 Mbps. So, we are facing the AC2200 series WiFi Mesh router, in which the 5GHz frequency band is exclusively allocated for interconnection between the different nodes and here we will have all the basic traffic of the mesh network. This router allows you to set 20 / 40MHz channel width in 2.4GHz band, 20/40 / 80MHz in 5GHz bands, and it does not support 160MHz channel width in 5GHz bands.

In the wireless network, we have the ability to configure “Smart Connect” to enable band routing, that is, it will automatically put us in the 2.4GHz or 5GHz band depending on the coverage we will receive. We also have the ability to configure guest WiFi networks, configure WiFi scheduling and typical options regarding SSID, security, MAC filtering and more. Of course, being a WiFi Mesh system, we will have WiFi roaming, to go from node to node in a transparent way. A very important detail is that we can have a maximum of 4 devices per WiFi Mesh system i.e. a router and 3 satellites.

Regarding the characteristics of the wires, we have a total One Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for internetThe firmware currently doesn’t support VLANs on WAN, so it won’t be FTTH compliant directly, we’ll have some way to de-tag VLANs. In addition to a Gigabit Ethernet port for our WAN internet, we also have it One Gigabit Ethernet LAN port.

The device that includes this router is the highest in the range, it has a processor Qualcomm IPQ4019It is quad-core at 720MHz, and we also have 512MB of RAM and 4GB of FLASH eMMC memory to store the OS with all its records and settings. Thanks to this powerful processor, the performance we will get in a VPN, WiFi or wired performance is guaranteed.

How could it be otherwise, this new router has it too 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) For sharing files on the local network and the Internet through FTP, this will give us a large number of additional possibilities to get the most out of your devices. Another interesting feature is the integration of the Bluetooth 5.0 module that will allow us to easily and quickly configure the application for the smartphone.

In terms of software features, the OS is one of the most complete operating systems we can find today. It integrates QVPN with major remote access VPN protocols like L2TP / IPsec, OpenVPN and also Qbelt, which is QNAP proprietary VPN protocol which will greatly facilitate the connection. This router allows a total of 30 tunnels to be lifted simultaneously. Other features are that it integrates web-based parental controls, and the ability to enable safe search on YouTube, Google and Bing. QNAP QMiro-201W router also supports QuWAN SD-WAN service from manufacturer QNAP, we can add and configure different offices via VPN if we want to connect our home or office with others, in addition, we will have the possibility to improve WAN, WAN aggregation performance, traffic balance and many more Other advanced configuration options. Thanks to the QuWAN included in this router, as with the QNAP QHora-301W, we can connect offices or homes in a really easy and simple way, without the need for knowledge of advanced VPN protocols or IGP routing protocols such as OSPF, IS – IS or RIP.

Finally, the new QNAP QMiro-201W router enables it to be managed through the QuRouter mobile app, we can manage the QNAP QMiro-201W locally and remotely, and also create a WiFi Mesh directly from the app. We can also add or delete different nodes.

Opening the package and first impressions

On RedesZone, we already have the new QNAP QMiro-201W, which is a very interesting device because it has WiFi with synchronous tri-band, and a full configuration program that includes multiple configuration and customization options. This router is aimed at both the professional field, for all built-in software such as QuWAN or QVPN, as well as a on-premises environment to form a full-performance WiFi Mesh. For the home environment, the most interesting thing is the possibility to configure different VPN servers, including OpenVPN or Qbelt which will be used widely, in addition to that, we can also create guest WiFi networks completely isolated from the main network.

Below, you can see the video we recorded detailing its features, where you can see this new router closely, and where we explain in detail the main hardware and software characteristics.

Soon we will be providing you with a complete analysis where you can see in detail the true performance of this router and all the configuration options available in its firmware.

Zoe Marsh

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