Today in our homes, more and more equipment with the Internet connection. However, each IP-camera or TV can take the connection speed of the smartphone and the computer. To ping has been minimal, and YouTube videos are not inhibited, Totolink company released a high-speed router with eight antennas. Let’s see what kind of a beast.
The novelty has rather big dimensions: each shelf is not fit such a whopper. It is worth considering that this router cannot be hung on the wall.
A7000R case is made of matte plastic and the perimeter is riddled with holes for ventilation. On the front panel there is only a power indicator. On the bottom there are 4 rubber feet, through which the device is securely in place. To make efficient and high-speed camera is more available, the vendor had to make some compromises. For example, eight antennas that Totolink fixed. However, it may cause only during transportation, which is unlikely to be frequent.
Speed is enough for all
Eight antennas are not decorative. They work as follows: four operate at maximum speed to 1733 Mbps (5 GHz band), the other transmit information to 800 Mbps (2.4 GHz band). The router supports MU-MIMO. That is, it is really multiplayer: even if you connect a large number of devices, the speed will not fall. Reliable connection promotes and supports Beamforming. A7000R it allows you to focus the signal on a specific gadget. This especially helps in the environment where the router and the smartphone are separated by walls or other obstacles.
In practice, the new Totolink shows good results. Throughout the apartment the signal is stable. Note that the signal in the 5 GHz band has less range and penetration than 2.4 GHz. For comparison, through two reinforced concrete walls sixteen feet from the router the signal strength in the 5GHz band was 45%. And in the case of 2.4 GHz is 55%, despite much interference.
Reinforced concrete — a serious obstacle, will the data transfer speed due to such obstacles? The rate of our provider is 100 Mbps Near the router was able to obtain speeds of 62.1 Mbit/s. The power of the signal, and hence the data transfer speed, thanks to technology Beamforming, drops slightly.
The possibility of firmware
Usually when you first enable the routers create network passwords that are listed on their housing or in the manual. Totolink but leaves them open, so be sure to set the password. Customize everything easily as using a computer and phone. The router interface multi-language and intuitive. Provides automatic firmware updates via LAN. With different functionalities, we offer you to see clearly.
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128 MB RAM
ROM 16 MB
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2.4 and 5 GHz
DATA TRANSFER RATE
800 Mbps in 2.4 GHz and 1733 Mbps in the 5 GHz
1 x WAN 1000 Mbps
4 x LAN 1000 Mbps
DHCP, static IP address, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP
4×4 MU-MIMO, Multi-SSIDs, Beamforming, QoS, IPTV
Totolink A7000R interesting not only for home users — router can be operated in small offices. From minuses we will note the lack of USB ports and a null-informative display — because the only LEDs on the case. But in terms of price and speed of analogues of the novelty, almost none. Besides, Totolink gives on its products three years warranty and online support at any time of the day.
Readers 4PDA can purchase the device with 10% discount in the promotional code TOTO4PDA. Code is valid till 28 Sep 2019.
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