Huawei Router AX3 Pro - Hardware

Huawei Router AX3 Pro Global Version With English Firmware Now Available

Recently, Huawei Router AX3 Pro Global version is now available on Aliexpress. According to the sellers, this version also has the Huawei Router AX3 Pro English Firmware preinstalled which allows the user to change the location and language from Chinese to English. Moreover, the boxing, the user manual, and service card are also in English labeling.

Note: The global version doesn’t have 2 x 2.4G amplifiers. That is why it doesn’t have a same signal range in comparison to the Chinese version. I suggest you not to buy it if you want to run on 2.4G for wider range and lesser performance. Moreover, the OTA updates of the global version are stuck to an old update.

You can also read our Huawei Router AX3 Pro review to know the in-depth details about the router.

Huawei Router AX3 Pro Global Version – Everything We Need To Know

Huawei Router AX3 Pro Global Version is one of the best price-performance WiFi 6 router out there which also supports 160MHz bandwidth out of the box. With the sleek and angular design, it’s also the thinnest and the most good looking router out there. It occupies a space of 225 mm x 159.2 mm x 39.7 mm and weighs only 387 g.

Huawei Router AX3 Pro - Featured

Huawei router AX3 Pro has the model name ‘WS7200‘ and features the Chinese Lingxiao quad-core 1.4 GHz CPU along with 256MB RAM and 128MB ROM. This configuration allows it to connect to multiple devices up to 128.

The router is dual-band and has a maximum speed of 2976Mbps (dual band), where on 2.4GHz it’s 574Mbps, meanwhile, on 5GHz it’s 2402Mbps.

For Huawei devices with WiFi 6 support, it can connect them with the much better WiFi 6+ technology, while for other WiFi 6 devices, it connects with the standard WiFi 6 protocol.

The router can be connected via three methods. First include the traditional, password access, second is the Hi-button access, and third is the NFC access.

In terms of function and features Huawei router AX3 Pro global version has:

  • WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK/ WPA3-SAE encryption, Huawei HiLink & 802.11v protocol, IPv4 / IPv6, PPPoE / DHCP / static IP address / Bridge WAN connection methods, Wi-Fi timer, Guest Wi-Fi, Device speed limiting, MAC address filter, Parental control, VPN pass-through, DMZ / virtual server, Game acceleration (free), hidden SSID

Previously, one was limited due to the Chinese language interface and couldn’t set these functions via the web page. However, since we have the Huawei Router AX3 Pro English Firmware preinstalled, one can easily set the advance settings from web page.

The app is Hilink which has a rating of 4.1 on the play store and is multilingual. This is the best rating given to a Chinese router app. The app function includes:

  • Child Protection
  • Intelligent IoT channel
  • One-click disconnection
  • Data statistics
  • Firewall (Anti-brute force algorithms, WPA3, Firewall, DMZ, PAP / CHAP, DMZ / DoS attack protection)
  • Internet security (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Guest SSID creation and management
  • Mesh networking
  • HiLink settings
  • Speed Test
  • Smart high priority for remote office and online course
  • Game mode
  • Connected Device management (can turn on/off internet, social app access, game networking access and more)

Price & Availability

You can grab the Huawei router AX3 Pro Global version with the Huawei Router AX3 Pro English Firmware from Aliexpress. Please read the note below Here are the links to the stores which are offering the global version:

Update 21/9/2020: According to some users, the Huawei router AX3 Pro with Global Firmware appears to have lower signal strength than the original one. This is because there’s no 2.4G amplifiers in the global version of the router (due to global restrictions).

Update 23/4/2021: Please don’t buy a global version of the Huawei AX3 Pro which doesn’t have the two 2.4G amplifiers and is stuck on an old update. Because of this, the global version’s signal range is pretty limited. The Chinese version is the best and the webpage can be translated via the Chrome auto-translate feature. There’s the enhanced version of the router as well selling on Aliexpress with the two amplifiers but still, the range isn’t the same as the Chinese version.

    1. No, it doesn’t. If it had supported the manufacturer would mention it. Moreover, I don’t see in the settings as well.

  1. Hello!
    Did you hear about the “brazil” version of the AX3 Pro? The sellers says that it has the same 4 amplifiers as the Chinese version.

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    1. Yes, I did hear about the brazil version. That one does have the 2.4GHz amplifiers. However, some people say that the Wifi range is still not the same as the Chinese version, though it’s a lot better than the Global version which was selling previously without the 2.4GHz amplifiers.

  2. What is the dual core version you can buy in EU, is that the “non pro” version and quad core is always “pro”? Mine just says “HUAWEI WiFi AX3” not anything with pro, it is the global one with non Chinese language.

    Really hope Huawei didnt scam EU people and wont release firmware updates anymore. Latest “pro” chinese firmware is already .48 or something where global one .27 is old from mid 2020.

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    1. The dual-core version is always the non-pro version ‘Huawei AX3’ while the quad-core version is the pro version ‘Huawei AX3 Pro’. Yes, whether it is the Pro or non-pro version, the so-called global version has been stuck to the old firmware version.

  3. Hi Roman,

    Thank you for sharing the info that AX3 PRO Global has no 2.4Ghz amplifier. I recent found out a Enhanced Version that you also mention here.

    Do you know if this Enhanced Version is some kind of “Mod Version” made by users or this is a genuine Huawei version.

    I’m wondering this, because if exists some global restrictions, what has change?

    Thanks again!

    1. Previously, when the global version first came, the stores like those on Aliexpress claimed that the hardware is the same and the global firmware is official. However, sadly, that was not the case. Moreover, I won’t trust any seller selling this enhanced version until Huawei confirms this. I came to know from the users of the enhanced version that though the signal strength is much better than the previous global version which should be because the 2.4G amplifiers are there or the firmware is utilizing those 2.4G amplifiers, however, still the signal strength is not equal to that of the Chinese version.

  4. Dear Roman, Kindly answer. I bought 2 months ago Huawei Wifi 6 Plus Router from AliExpress. In two story house, my previous TP Link router AC2300 giving long range powerful signals in all parts,including basement. But this Huawei is giving half of the signal range and power. I tried changing location, channels etc,but same thing. I heard this is due to old firmware, i have is 10.0.5.26 .Is stay same each time i press Update . User having V 10.0.5.33 and user having Chinese firmware claim better signal range and strength.
    Kindly provide link to download new firmware to solve the issue.

    1. Hi Mike! It looks like you ordered the global version of the Huawei AX3 Pro also known as Huawei WiFi 6+ router quad core. This version doesn’t have 2.4G amplifiers (due to some global restrictions) that is why you are experiencing lesser range than the Chinese version. Because of the change in hardware, I don’t think you can flash a Chinese firmware to the global version and because of no 2.4G amplifier, I don’t think any firmware update will make it equal to the Chinese version in terms of range.

      I already explained to the readers about the 2.4G vs 5G differences in this article: https://www.thephonetalks.com/xiaomi-redmi-router-ac2100-review/
      If you want more range and don’t prefer high speed performance go for 2.4G and if you want more performance and are not concerned with the range go for the 5G. Some routers have a mode which automatically detects which mode is best suited.

      About the firmware update, the latest one is 10.0.5.27 and if you are stuck on the 10.0.5.26, try installing this firmware first https://disk.yandex.ru/d/cNDz0JOqZpuQNw (v10.0.5.26) and then click on update to move to 10.0.5.27).

      I hope this helps.

  5. Do you know whether there now is a global ROM? Like, an official one that does not have the lesser performance?

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    1. No, I just found out that the global version has no 2.4G amplifier at all (due to the global restrictions). That is why users are complaining about the less range in comparison to the Chinese version. I don’t think this can be fixed with a firmware update as now there’s the hardware difference. If one concern is range, I would suggest one to stay away from the global version. The Chinese version like I said before is the best if you don’t want to miss out some important features and regular OTA updates. I know Chinese is really hard to understand but the webpage can be translated to somewhat broken English but still understandable.

  6. Hi Global version don’t have 2.4Ghz amplifiers only 5Ghz that is why you can’t flash chinese firmware on global and vice versa.

  7. It helps so much !!!
    Thanks a lot Roman.
    I m going to buy this chinese version very soon (and if I choose a vendor that you put on your website, I will go obviously through your link) 😉
    Take Care !

  8. Hi, do you know if it’s possible to flash the Chinese AX3 Pro variant with the global firmware? I purchased the Chinese version before the global version was released and wondering if there are any differences in hardware that would prevent this from working?

    1. Since there is no official global firmware file available on the internet, I have seen some non-official ones. However, most of them will have firmware issues.
      1. Some will refuse to flash the firmware
      2. Some features will be cut of in the non official firmware

      So, I recommend using the Chinese version of it. You can use Google chrome’s translate feature to translate the webpage and the translated page isn’t that bad at all.

      1. Agreed, it’s just a minor nuisance, I can live with it. The benefits far outweigh the negatives. The range on this little thing is pretty incredible compared with my Linksys wrt1900acs (not to mention less than half the price!)

        I really hope future firmware updates bring us OpenVPN capabilities, then I can finally ditch the Linksys for good.

      2. Hi Roman. Thanks for this article. Do you know if there are other differences between chinese ans global version except the language ? I read the chinese version would miss some bands (wifi channels) that we use in France (Europe). Thanks for your help.
        PS : I m asking that cause if it’s only different for thé language , I will but the chinese one which is cheaper.

        1. Hi Matheoh!
          There’s no difference in Chinese and Global versions apart from the language and package labeling/user manual. The features and bands are all the same. However, you won’t be able to change the region in the Chinese one from ‘China Mainland’ to any other. Yes, the Chinese version is a lot cheaper. I suggest buying the Chinese version. You can always translate the page with Google translate and the translation isn’t that bad. As for the global ROM, we might have that soon. There are some unofficial ones as well (but not that good and experience problems). So it’s better to use the Chinese version, until the official Global ROM is available on the internet.
          I hope this helps.

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