The new Xiaomi Mesh System AX3000 is rated for wide-area Wi-Fi 6 coverage and support for over 250 devices at once
Xiaomi's new product event of today (September 15, 2021) has introduced a number of potentially exciting new mobile devices to more markets. These new phones and tablets may thus need their Wi-Fi for when they get to their new homes. The OEM has them covered with a new first-party mesh networking system.
Unlike many such multi-pack products, the Xiaomi AX3000 consists of just 2 nodes, which are also larger and look much more like a full desktop PC than usual. Nevertheless, the mesh-pair maker asserts that they are all that is needed to place at virtually opposite ends of a given home to serve the whole building as a result.
In fact, the Xiaomi AX3000 is rated to emit Wi-Fi signals of the up-to-date 6 standard over an area of up to 24,000 square feet (~372m2). It is also claimed that this wireless system offers speeds of up to 2,976 megabits per second (Mb/s), although this is in fact distributed between the 2.4GHz band (at up to 574Mb/s) and the 5GHz band (up to 2,402Mb/s).
The AX3000 will strive to live up to these max speeds through the use of the ODFMA and quad (2 x 2) MU-MIMO standards. They are supported by the node-pair's Qualcomm IPQ5000 processor, 256MB of DDR3 RAM and 128MB of internal storage. There are also 4 RJ-45 ports for Gigabit Ethernet, for a total of 3 LAN connections and 1 of the high-speed WLAN variety.
In fact, Xiaomi claims that the AX3000 can handle up to 254 connected devices, which can be managed within the mesh system's Mi Home app. Pricing and precise availability information for this new networking solution should be here soon.
Xiaomi Press Release