For anybody working from home with increasing regularity or even just folks who are still using the router their ISP gave them when the internet was installed, it’s time to upgrade your router.
Many routers on the market are severely lacking when it comes to features and if your WiFi is feeling slow despite upgrading your internet connection, then your router could be the culprit.
This isn’t to say old routers are useless, but as technology has improved, old 802.11 b/g/n routers simply aren’t up to the task of dealing with our data hungry lives.
Enter the Huawei WiFi AX3 Gigahome Quad-core router with WiFi 6 Plus.
As you might be aware, smartphones are just one aspect of Huawei’s business. In fact, the firm’s networking solutions are where it shines, with Huawei being behind much of the infrastructure that keeps South Africans online.
This work in the networking space makes a router an obvious solution for Huawei to introduce, but the firm has gone above and beyond with the AX3.
But first, what is WiFi 6?
For the most part, WiFi 6 won’t feel much different from WiFi 5, but what you will notice is that when there are multiple devices connected to the network, your performance won’t sink to the depths of the ocean.
Huawei takes this a step further with WiFi 6 Plus.
Here, some clever band balancing and improvements in frequency bandwidth by up to 160MHz, your experience on the network will be faster the closer you are to the router and more stable the further you are.
With Huawei’s intelligent engineering, the AX3 is able to punch through walls (figuratively speaking of course) and if you have another WiFi 6 capable device, such as a Huawei smartphone or notebook, your experience won’t be hindered by the walls.
For those whose homes might be bigger than most, the Huawei WiFi AX3 quad-core sports four signal amplifiers that can be used to create a mesh network. A mesh network is a great solution for a big home or office where connectivity needs to blanket the environment. This means that if you add more Huawei WiFi AX3 routers to your network you can easily add LAN or even more WiFi connectivity.
As for security, the AX3 features enterprise-level safeguards.
The HUAWEI WiFi AX3 quad-core version incorporates HUAWEI HomeSec security protections. An independent security zone (TEE-trusted execution environment) has been built into the Gigahome quad-core chip, and the TrustZone security solution has been constructed from the microkernel. This solution has obtained the Evaluation Assurance Level-5 (EAL5) certification from Common Criteria, a globally-recognised IT product certification organisation, further attesting to the product’s financial-level security safeguards.
But this doesn’t mean something like sharing your WiFi password with guests needs to be complex.
The built in NFC chip allows users to connect to your network without having to share your complex password.
This is just the beginning, however, as Huawei will be using Gigahome chipsets in products moving forward.
Huawei has invested tens of millions of dollars in developing dedicated chips for routers. Through the combination of software and hardware at the bottom layer of chips, Huawei has eliminated more than 80 percent of problems relating to frame freezing, delays, and disconnections.
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