The primary characteristic of this repeater is that it incorporates compatibility with WiFi Mesh, so long as the router or Mesh node is from the identical EAGLE PRO AI household, in any other case it’s going to work as a traditional common WiFi repeater, with out the Mesh capabilities, however with the identical wi-fi efficiency by way of velocity and protection.
The primary wi-fi characteristic of this WiFi repeater is that it has simultaneous twin band AX1500 class (as much as 300Mbps on the two.4GHz band because of Wi-Fi 4 and as much as 1,201Mbps on the 5GHz band because of Wi-Fi 6). In every frequency band we now have two exterior antennas, on this case, the exterior antennas are twin. A vital element is that we’ll solely have connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 within the 5GHz band, not within the 2.4GHz band, which is Wi-Fi 4 solely.
This wi-fi repeater has all of the applied sciences of the Wi-Fi 6 commonplace, similar to MU-MIMO and OFDMA to supply the very best WiFi efficiency globally, as well as, it has BSS Coloring to cut back interference with neighboring networks, Beamforming to focus the sign on WiFi purchasers and TWT to save lots of energy on wi-fi purchasers.
This system additionally has Sensible Hook up with create a single WiFi community (SSID and password) and supply band-steering, to dynamically place wi-fi purchasers in a single frequency band or one other. In fact, this WiFi repeater when related to an R15 router or a WiFi Mesh M15 system, may have WiFi roaming with 802.11k/v requirements. Different vital options are that it has visitors optimizers, WiFi channel optimizers and even all the Mesh community based mostly on AI. Lastly, it has assist for the WPA3-Private protocol, though we even have WPA2/WPA3-Private within the occasion that we don’t have all of the WiFI purchasers appropriate with the newest commonplace.
This WiFi repeater has a Gigabit Ethernet port for the LAN, though we will carry out two clearly differentiated capabilities with it:
- We are able to join a wired system similar to a Sensible TV, console or cable field to the repeater. In case you could join a couple of system, you’ll need to purchase a swap, for instance, the DGS-105 mannequin or the DGS-108 mannequin that has 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
- We are able to join the repeater to the router or WiFi Mesh by cable, to have Ethernet backhaul and supply the very best wi-fi efficiency to clients.
Another choice is that we will configure this tools in Wi-Fi entry level mode, no matter whether or not we now have an EAGLE PRO AI router or not. Because of such a whole firmware, we will use this Gigabit port for various duties.
The firmware of this common WiFi repeater and appropriate with Mesh could be very full. By way of the configuration wizard by way of net we now have two doable configurations to carry out:
- Common WiFi repeater mode: we are going to connect with a 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequency band) and later we are going to repeat the wi-fi sign within the two frequency bands.
- Mode AP: We’ll join by way of cable to the principle router, and later we are going to broadcast wi-fi protection within the 2.4GHz or 5GHz band concurrently.
Within the firmware we may have always an inventory of all of the WiFi purchasers related to the repeater, except we combine it into the Mesh community with a appropriate R15 router or WiFi Mesh M15, then it’s going to handle all the principle router and we will solely replace the firmware if we entry by way of the net.
After we combine this WiFi repeater into the producer’s Mesh community, we will replace the firmware centrally immediately from the router, with the goal of updating all of the Mesh nodes concurrently, and saving plenty of time.
We should do not forget that this repeater will also be put in and managed by means of the EAGLE PRO AI app, which is totally free, out there for Android and iOS. Subsequent, you possibly can proceed with its obtain so to see what it’s like and what configuration choices it has.
As soon as we now have seen the principle options of this repeater, we’re going to see the unboxing and first impressions.
Unboxing and first impressions
The very first thing that caught our consideration about this new WiFi repeater is its design, and that’s that we now have a design that’s the identical because the DAP-1620 that we now have analyzed a few years in the past and that has been a greatest vendor at D-Hyperlink. On the entrance we are going to discover a sequence of LEDs that may enable us to know the protection obtained by the principle router or Mesh node, on this approach, we will transfer the wi-fi repeater in order that it receives the very best protection.
This tools is round 60 euros, a reasonably aggressive value if we take into consideration its technical specs, however above all, if we take into consideration that we’re going to have the ability to combine it right into a high-performance Mesh community and the place we may have each band-steering and WiFi roaming. between the totally different nodes.
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Quickly it is possible for you to to see a whole in-depth evaluation the place we are going to clarify the options intimately, and we will even present you the true efficiency that we now have achieved in wi-fi assessments, each utilizing an R15 router and in AP mode to examine protection at house.