A WiFi6 wireless router with two 2.5G ports for $200

A WiFi6 wireless router with two 2.5G ports for $200

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Xiaomi AX6000 has a 2.5GbE network port, can be used as WAN can also be used as LAN, some people say only one 2.5G port how to use, no L with ah, to have two to be useful. I was thinking, you buy two units will have two 2.5G port available ah. Therefore, with this piece of testing, regardless of the reality is not realistic, just to achieve not to achieve.

Materials are: two Xiaomi AX6000,TL-SH1008 full Gigabit 8-port 2.5G Ethernet switch.

The schematic diagram is as follows.


Theoretically it works, so now it’s time to actually test it and see how much speed can be achieved.

Set up one AX6000 with 2.5GbE as WAN port and 5G wifi setting 44 channels to open 160MHz bandwidth.

Another Xiaomi AX6000 restore factory settings after following the wizard set wireless relay, but after the relay I found that 2.5GbE is WAN port, had to change the circuit routing mode, set the gigabit port as WAN port, and once again set the line relay in front of that Xiaomi AX6000 5G, OK wireless relay on. In the main routing interface can view the connected devices have its presence:

AX6000 5G中继AX6000 01

The various relationships are shown below.


PC1 is connected to the WAN port of the primary route, PC2 is connected to the 2.5G LAN port of the secondary route, and the two PCs transfer data, which is equal to the 5G bridge speed between the two routers. (The distance between the two routers is 1.2 meters)

The speed measurement was performed with IxChariot software and the results are as follows.

PC1 (2.5G WAN) to PC2 (2.5G LAN) The transfer speed is 1654Mbps


On the other hand, the transfer speed from PC2 (2.5G LAN) to PC1 (2.5G WAN) is 1805Mbps, which is significantly faster than “wan to lan”.




1654 and 1805, this result I am very dissatisfied. Not at all like 4804Mbps should be the wireless speed , I very much suspect that the wireless relay after being forced to run under 80MHz, but I have no evidence.

I was expecting a transmission speed of about 2300Mbps and wanted to add a 2.5G switch and connect the computer again 。。。。



Even if the speed is very satisfactory, this solution is still very unrealistic, because you use the phone to connect the secondary route to the Internet will be serious speed loss, unless you add a third to make the wireless 5G work above 149 channels, but then, if you do so, there is a problem, is that there is no 160MHz above 149 channels. wait for wifi 6e out and then continue to get?

It’s a real failure.

I saw someone reply that the speed of mesh networking exceeded 2Gbps, so I immediately took some time to do a little testing, before testing mesh networking first bring ASUS AX86U set wireless relay to see, because the benefit of ASUS firmware is that you can view the exact connection rate, I hope other manufacturers also join this, in the list of connected devices to add real-time wireless connection rate. Not difficult, right? If you think it’s hard, ask ASUS.

ASUS AX86U seems to have solved the compatibility issue between the 2.5GbE port and Intel X550 NIC after updating the firmware (firmware version number:

The topology diagram is as follows.


After a simple operation, the AX86U wirelessly relayed on the AX6000’s 5G, and the wireless rate displayed on the ASUS routing interface was stable at 3843.1Mbps, as follows.

AX86U 无线中继 小米AX6000速率

The edge is the rate at 4x4mimio @160MHz and 256-QAM. Proof that 1024-QAM does not often have intersection, even at an unobstructed distance of 1.2 meters.

Rarely does the rate of 4804Mbps at 1024-QAM occur. as follows.


Test the speed between the wan of Xiaomi AX6000 and the 2.5G LAN of ASUS AX86U at the same location with the same distance in the same phase.

The speed from Xiaomi AX6000 2.5G WAM to ASUS AX86U 2.5G LAN is as follows: 1847Mbps


Asus AX86U 2.5G LAN to Xiaomi AX6000 2.5G WAN speed is 2071Mbps.


It seems that the speed of ASUS AX86U after wireless relay is a little bit higher than Xiaomi AX6000.

I put the two Xiaomi AX6000 closer together and tossed the antenna placement angle a few more times, and I was able to get 1800Mbps up and down speeds, which is very close to the Asus AX86U.

Now to two Xiaomi AX6000 for mesh networking, the process is also very simple, like the Asus AiMesh, the secondary recovery settings to put the primary route next to add mesh nodes on the primary route can be, the whole process without setting the secondary. I also tried twice, it took longer to set up, about seven or eight minutes to wait.


The two Xiaomi AX6000 were tested at a distance of 1.2 meters apart. The results are as follows.

Downlink speed 2314Mbps.

小米AX6000组mesh后 2.5G wanto 2.5G lan

“2.5G LAN to 2.5G WAN” speed 2338Mbps.

小米AX6000组mesh后 2.5G lan to 2.5G wan

It can be seen that the Xiaomi A6000 reached a wireless transmission speed of 2300Mbps after networking , and this speed is quite satisfactory. And from the speed curve, it is more balanced, unlike the AX86U and Xiaomi AX6000 transmission with occasional large fluctuations.

I was surprised by the significant difference in wireless transmission speed between Xiaomi MESH networking and wireless relay for both.

You could say it’s the enhanced wireless speed after Xiaomi MESH.

I can also say that it is Xiaomi’s wireless relay capability is weak.

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