Xiaomi WiFi 6 router AX1800 mesh networking update

Xiaomi WiFi 6 Router AX1800 Mesh Networking Added Via Update!

After Xiaomi’s first Wi-Fi 6 router the Xiaomi AIoT router AX3600, on May 13 Xiaomi launched a second Wi-Fi 6 router named Xiaomi router AX1800, priced at 329 yuan (46 USD). Today, an update was provided to Xiaomi WiFi 6 router AX1800 adding Mesh networking. This means that users can purchase multiple routers to extend the signal easily covering the entire house. Thanks to the seamless roaming of signals, you can play games while walking without worrying about dropping.

Xiaomi WiFi 6 router AX1800 mesh networking update poster

Starting today, updates will be pushed out one after another, and those who can’t wait can also go to the official website of Xiaomi Router to download the firmware.

Xiaomi WiFi Router AX1800 – What’s More Apart From the Mesh Update?

Xiaomi WiFi 6 router AX1800 changed the external antenna horizontal design of the AX3600 and adopted a vertical hidden antenna design. To be specific, it’s a hidden dual-band high-performance antenna with strong 360-degree signal coverage; tower cooling structure, large channel convection, and super-large metal heat sink to keep the router stable at all times.

Xiaomi AX1800 is equipped with Qualcomm 5-core enterprise chip IPQ6000, which is used in home routers, 4-core 64-bit A53 1.2GHz CPU + single-core 1.5GHz NPU module, computing power up to 11040DMIPS. It’s based on the 14nm process, and reduces power consumption and heat by 20%.

Officials said that compared to mainstream AC1200 routers, the speed of Xiaomi AX1800 is increased by 52%, and the concurrent wireless speed reaches 1775Mbps. Among them, the theoretical maximum rate of 2.4GHz is 574Mbps and the theoretical maximum rate of 5GHz is 1201Mbps.

In addition, Xiaomi AX1800 router has built-in in-depth customized Tencent online game accelerator, and free three-month membership. Since the mesh networking update is out for Xiaomi WiFi 6 router AX1800, let’s hope we also get the global firmware as well so that we can change the web page language and router’s location to the desired one.

Xiaomi WiFi 6 router AX1800 specs
Hardware Configuration
Processor IPQ6000 4-core A53 1.2GHz CPU
Network acceleration engine single-core 1.5GHz NPU
ROM: 128MB
Memory: 256MB
2.4GHz WiFi: 2×2 (Maximum support IEEE 802.11ax protocol, theoretical maximum rate up to 574Mbps)
5GHz WiFi: 2×2 (the highest support IEEE 802.11ax protocol, the theoretical maximum rate can reach 1201Mbps)
Product antenna: 2 built-in dual frequency antennas
Product cooling: natural cooling
Machine interface: 1 10/100 / 1000M adaptive WAN port (Auto MDIMDIX)
3 10/100 / 1000M adaptive LAN ports (Auto MDIMDIX)
LED indicator: 2 (System indicator * 1, Internet indicator * 1)
System reset button: 1
Power input interface: 1
Protocol standards: IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax, IEEE 802.3 / 3u / 3ab
Certification standard: GB / T9254-: 2008; GB4943.1-2011
Wireless parameters:
Dual-frequency: 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Wireless channel: 2.4GHz Channel: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
5GHz Channel: 36,40,44,48, 149,153,157,161,165
Modulation: 11b: DSSS: DBPSK (1Mbps), DQPSK (2Mbps), CCK (5.5 / 1 1Mbps)
11a / g: OFDM: BPSK (6 / 9Mbps), QPSK (12 / 18Mbps), 16QAM (24 / 36Mbps),
64QAM (48 / 54Mbps)
Rate set: MCS0 ~ MCS15
11ac: MIMO-OFDM: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM.
Rate set: MCS0 ~ MCS9 (support 2 streams)
11ax: MIMO-OFDM: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM, 1024QAM.
Rate set: MCS0 ~ MCS11 (support 2 streams)
Software parameters:
Operating system: Smart WiFi operating system based on OpenWRT deeply customized MiWiFi ROM
Wireless security: WPA-PSKWPA2-PSKWPA3-SAE encryption, wireless access control (black and white list), SSID hiding, intelligent anti-rub network
Management application: support Web, Android. Ios
Product accessories: Manual (including three packs of cards) * 1
Network cable * 1
Product power supply * 1
working environment:
Working environment temperature: 0 ~ 40C
Working humidity: 10% ~ 90% RH (non-condensing)
Storage temperature: ‘-40-70C
Storage humidity: 5% ~ 90% RH (non-condensing)

You can grab the router for the best price from Aliexpress. Here are the links to the top stores:

It’s also available on GeekBuying.

Source (in Chinese)