So, my Iptime Router died suddenly yesterday.
I got a new one. It’s Xiaomi Router 3. Of course, as tradition, I’m doing an unboxing and review of it.
This is the backside of the router. It got numerous features, like USB, security, and such. Probably none which I’ll use. It also got 128mb of storage. Which is something that I will also not use.
If you unbox the package, you get this. The router itself covered with white plastic. It was straight and unwrinkled at first, but I got it wrinkled, so… sorry.
You also get a power adapter, and an owner’s manual. You don’t get a lan cable, so you’ll have to prepare one for yourself.
This is the picture of it set up under my desk. That small light in the middle changes depending on what state the router is in. It’s orange as it’s not yet set up properly, but now it’s blue, which means it’s working correctly.
Setting up the router is fairly easy. The router does everything for you.
But for advanced users, they give you this page to work on. Everything’s here, including the ddns and such.
So, what do I think of it?
Well, I got this router for 35 bucks. For 35 bucks, I think it’s a deal. It got 2 2.4ghz antennas, and 2 5ghz anthennas. It supports 1gzh ethernet, and although I don’t have a gigabit internet, I’m fairly happy with the results. It’s considerably faster loading stuff than my broken one, and It got more settings you can mess with.
My finaly score is 4 out of 5.
Do I recommend it? Well… yeah. But beware! This router might have some unclear stuff cuz it’s chinese! (Not being racist. I just don’t trust some of the makers yet, that’s all. My apologizes if you got offended.)
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