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Xiaomi Mi 3C Router Review

Are you planning to buy a new router? The Xiaomi Mi 3C Router should be on your list of the next-to-buy networking device. The router has been all over the internet and there are a lot of reasons why it is so popular. And since you are already here, why not learn all the things that this router can do. You will be surprised that there is more than meets the eye on this one.Xioami Mi 3C Router

And before we start, you should keep in mind of all the things that you are looking for in a router. That is because you will all that information as a guideline as to why the Xiaomi Mi 3C Router is worth your attention, time, and money. Or perhaps it is the other way around. Who knows? Just read on and let’s find out together.

Features

  • It is powered by the MT7628N processor which power efficient and with improved radio frequency performance.
  • The device has 64MB DDR2 of RAM at 800 MHz and 16MB of ROM in NorFlash
  • Simultaneous single band frequency at 2.4GHz running at 300Mbps
  • Comes with four external antennas for amplified and better coverage
  • Two LAN ports and one WAN port
  • Mi Router or any wireless router can be login easily. The login address for MI Router is either 192.168.l.l or 192.168.0.1.
  • Supports Mi WiFi app through Play Store
  • This router also comes with QoS feature to handle data prioritization between apps and tasks.

PROS

If you are on a tight budget but want a router that can deliver great performance on a daily basis, the Xiaomi Mi 3C router is a no-kidding device. Despite the fact that it only has a single core to handle all the tasks, it can keep up. And as far as our usage is concerned, it never failed on us. For most of the time, it brought us a high-end level of performance.

Although having a single band frequency is not an ideal hardware specification nowadays, it never gave us any feeling that it caused lag or anything. The single band frequency surprisingly kept its ground and still provided satisfying overall output.

Having four antennas helped a lot with how the Xiaomi Mi 3C Router is broadcasting the WiFi signal. Just when you thought that it has a small and a very limited range, it actually is not that bad. Although there are some noticeable warming up on the router’s surface, at least it only became more obvious when there were seven of us connected simultaneously within the network.

The best part about this router is its support for mobile apps. You can access the Mi 3C Router Admin Login and Password within the app itself. So you take control of your network right at the palm of your hands.

CONS

The downside of this router is that it only supports up to two LAN ports. So if you have more than two wired devices, you will be having an issue. And buying another router will only prove a hassle as that would cost money, effort, and time.

Also, the single processor, despite that it can actually keep up still a cause for concern when there are so many things that are happening inside the network all at once. Although not frequently, there are some lags on online gaming and occasional buffering with video streaming.

Given that our internet subscription is at 100MBPS, these types of lags and buffer are not supposed to happen at all. But those issues are not so often that it could cause a shift of preference. Well, maybe it is for hardcore gamers and demanding online professions but for a normal tech guy, I don’t think it is such an issue especially when all you do is web browsing or web designing.

Another worth mentioning is the Quality of Service on this router. This is where a significant reduction in performance occurred. When we activated it, the streaming and other heavy bandwidth using apps suffered from internet slow down. Turning back off the QoS solved the issue so that kind of made us assume that the software or the processing power could be the main cause of the issue. If it is just the software, I hope there is something that the developers could do about it since it is just based on OpenWRT firmware. But if it is the hardware’s fault, I guess that should be one of the router’s biggest downside and fail.

In Conclusion

For users that plan to get a low-cost router, the Xiaomi Mi 3C Router is perfect for you. It has most of the basic features that for the right person could be the perfect tool. This could also be a router for those who want a quick fix with their broken gaming routers. It does not have to be permanent. But if you think that it is enough to handle all the online tasks that you require, why not buy this one?

The 2.4GHz is not a bad thing. But for those who have enough experience with this type of frequency alone, it could be a holdout or a bottleneck to your other devices’ potential. When almost the majority of wireless devices that are being released can support 2.5GHz and 5GHz, it would be such a waste. Having only the traditional 2.4GHz frequency to power your internet life would be a sad story.

But then again, since it is a matter of preference, in the end, the decision is still up to you. If this is the one that suits your needs then I commend you. If you think the 2.4GHz will suffice, then I suppose, there is nothing more perfect than this for your everyday online activities.

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