In short the Xiaomi Mi WiFi Mini Router is a budget high performance router with great functions and high transmission rate. With its slick design it looks like an Apple Trackpad. The router supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz, has a WiFi repeater option and has fast transmission speed compared to other wireless routers. Due to its USB interface the router can be used as a home server to play photos, music and videos. The basic setup and the manual is in Chinese, in this blog a translation solution is given. Afterwards installation is quite easy and has a stable working connection within 10 meters of the Xiaomi Mi Wifi Router is realized.
Gearbest gave us the opportunity to review the Xiaomi Mi Wifi Mini Router. For a Gearbest price of only $28,99 you can buy this Router. On most China wholesale websites customers a very positive about the router! So time to test it out ourselves.
Pro’s and Con’s
Xiaomi Mi Wifi Mini Router
|Model||Xiaomi Mi Wifi Mini Router|
|Transmission Rate||2,4GHz max. 300Mbps / 5GHz max. 867 , 300Mbps|
|Network Protocols||IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac,IEEE 802.3/3u|
|Wireless Security||WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK|
|Support System||Windows XP, Android, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 98SE, Mac OS, Windows ME, Windows 8, Linux, Windows 2000, IOS|
|Product Weight||0.255 kg|
|Product Size (L x W x H)||15.0 x 13.5 x 2.8 cm / 5.90 x 5.31 x 1.10 inches|
After unboxing the Xiaomi Mi Wifi Router the product looked very promising due to its white slick design (white is default). The package contains one Xiaomi Mi WiFi Mini Router, on US adapter, one EU Plug Power Adapter and one Chinese User Manual. The router has a two 180 degree rotatable external antenna’s and a body part. The antennas are separately responsible for the 2.4Ghz and 5GHz signal transmission. The back of the router has a reset button, an USB 2.0 port, 2 LAN Ports, a WLAN port and a AC Adapter plug.
First thing that we tested was the installation of this router. Powering the route gives a status LED indicator on the front side. Yellow means that the router is initializing and blue means correctly operating. The router gives you the ability to choose from two different WiFi Connections namely Xiaomi_xxxx and Xiaomi_xxxx_5G. After choosing the desired connection type open your browser and go to www.miwifi.com, alternatively you could and 192.168.31.1 directly into the address bar. The configuration screens are all Chinese but if you will follow the next steps it is very easy:
1. Wait till you see the following button, accept the terms and then click on the blue box.
2. In the next screen click on the router image
3. Insert your WiFi name and password
4. Click on the green beam for the latest update and go to the next step by clicking the blue boxe.
When this does not work you can install the English Patched Setup : en.miui.com
After the setting up our configuration installation the wireless connection, wired connection and data transmission was tested. Within 10 meters the wireless connection works flawless and no difficulties occurred. Within an area of 20-30 meters there is a weak WiFi signal of the router and internet is slower. Although the stated transmission speed of 1167 Mbps wasn’t achieved, a much faster speed was given then my default router, which is provided by the provider. In other words, a fast and good working high speed router. With such a low price this Xiaomi Mi WiFi router is another must have!
A few things we didn’t tested but Xiaomi claims to have are the following:
-An intelligent home controller center to operate all the smart home appliances
-A key switch, become a universal repeater
-A MiWifi router mobile application
We would like to thank Pauline from Gearbest Facebook for let us reviewing this Xiaomi Mi Wifi Router.