This tools has 4 inside antennas for every frequency band (2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6Ghz). We will obtain a pace of as much as 1148Mbps within the 2.4GHz band, a pace of as much as 4804Mbps within the 5GHz band and a pace of as much as 4804Mbps within the new 6GHz band. The one distinction between the XT12 and the ET12 mannequin is that the second frequency band in 5GHz of the XT12 now works within the 6GHz band on this new ET12. After all, in each the 5GHz and 6GHz bands we’re going to have 160MHz of channel width to be able to obtain the absolute best wi-fi efficiency.
This Wi-Fi Mesh system has all of the information of Wi-Fi 6E and from earlier Wi-Fi 6, comparable to Beamforming, MU-MIMO, OFDMA, TWT, and even Agile Multiband Wi-Fi. The Asuswrt firmware will enable us to configure WPA3-Private in all frequency bands, however within the new 6GHz band its use is obligatory, we’ve two potentialities: we use OWE to don’t have any authentication however information encryption or we use WPA3-Private. On this new 6GHz band we should not have the chance to make use of WPA2-Private or every other configuration.
Asuswrt firmware and the brand new AiMesh 2.0 will enable us interconnect all appropriate tools with out issues, nonetheless, if we solely have two ET12 the interconnection community is configured by default within the new 6GHz band, on this approach, we may have the very best pace and protection within the trunk community, in order that the units wired and linked to the Wi-Fi in 2.4GHz and 5GHz have the utmost doable pace. This ET12 mannequin could be the best companion for the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000, since we might use the ROG router as the principle tools and these new ET12 as high-performance extenders, supreme for having the quickest Mesh community on the planet at house.
As you possibly can see, on the WiFi degree this new WiFi Mesh system is essentially the most highly effective we are able to discover at present, in reality, its traits are precisely the identical as essentially the most highly effective Wi-Fi 6E router, the ASUS ROG Rapture GT- AXE11000.
On the degree of wired connectivity, this new Wi-Fi mesh system is strictly the identical because the XT12 that we’ve seen beforehand in RedesZone. The ports out there on this laptop are as follows:
- One 2.5G Multigigabit port for Web WAN. The firmware permits us to configure VLANs in WAN, VLAN per port and in addition the Movistar Triple VLAN FTTH profile.
- One devoted 2.5G Multigigabit port for LAN. This port is essential if we need to interconnect the nodes through cable, on this approach, we are able to have a trunk hyperlink at a pace of two.5Gbps, in order to not have a bottleneck.
- 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports for LANin these two ports we are able to join two PCs or every other system.
On this case, we additionally should not have a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port. The Asuswrt firmware has the principle configurations of at all times comparable to Jumbo Frames at 9K and Hyperlink Aggregation with LACP utilizing the LAN1 and LAN2 ports.
What we like most about this mannequin (and in addition in regards to the XT12) is the incorporation of the twin 2.5G Multigigabit port, each for the WAN and the LAN, supreme for getting essentially the most out of the wired community.
This Wi-Fi Mesh system has all the standard options. Probably the most exceptional factor is that we’ve the ASUS AiMesh 2.0 with all of the administration choices and centralized administration of the Mesh community, from right here we are able to configure which trunk hyperlinks we need to make (through cable or through WiFi) in addition to choose the frequency bands and their precedence. . After all, the firmware additionally permits us to decide on which backhaul hyperlink we would like. Within the Sensible Join part we are able to select between having simultaneous twin band with band-steering (2.4GHz and 5GHz) to make use of the 6GHz band as a trunk, or if we need to use the three frequency bands for wi-fi purchasers.
The remainder of the Asuswrt choices such because the visitor WiFi community, AiProtection Professional, adaptive QoS, VPN servers, the potential of configuring the firewall, compatibility with the IPv6 protocol and plenty of extra choices are additionally current on this superior mannequin from the producer ASUS. Within the facet of the firmware nothing has modified.
Unboxing and first impressions
The very first thing that caught our consideration about this new system is that it’s bodily precisely the identical because the ASUS ZenWiFi Professional XT12, each fashions are precisely the identical when it comes to design and technical traits. The one distinction between each fashions is that the XT12 has a second frequency band at 5GHz, and the ET12 mannequin has the brand new frequency band at 6GHz. The remainder of the technical specs are precisely the identical, triple band, twin port 2.5G Multigigabit and so forth.
After all, this new mannequin is very easy to configure, we merely must configure considered one of them as a Mesh router and mechanically the mesh node will probably be added to the Mesh community and can begin working collectively. There isn’t a want for guide configuration, the whole lot is completed utterly mechanically.
Subsequent, you possibly can see the whole video of the unboxing and first impressions of this high-performance WiFi Mesh system, though this video might completely be the earlier one of many XT12 solely altering the 5GHz-2 band for the brand new 6GHz band.
Quickly in RedesZone we’re going to give you an entire evaluation, we’ll test the actual efficiency within the wired LAN-LAN and LAN-WAN assessments with the totally different 1G and a pair of.5G Multigigabit ports, in addition to Wi-Fi 6E with the brand new 6GHz band, however we anticipate that the pace is totally spectacular.