ASUS is preparing its new wireless mesh networking system for launch in the form of the previously unveild ZenWiFi AX featuring the latest WiFi 6 standard for a total data rate of up to 6600 Mbps and covers up to 5,500 square feet or to put that in perspective approximately six rooms. The wireless mesh networking system is powered by a quad core processor to provide users with the “full performance potential of WiFi 6” says ASUS.
“The ZenWiFi system offers an intuitive setup process with upgraded AiMesh technology that makes getting a whole-home mesh network up and running fast and easy. For users who prefer more hands-on control, ZenWiFi offers advanced configuration options that lets them fine-tune every aspect of their network. To ensure a safe and enjoyable home-networking experience, ZenWiFi also comes with AiProtection Pro, built-in network security with free lifetime signature updates from Trend Micro for ongoing protection. AiProtection also includes advanced parental controls to keep kids safe online.
Unlike other mesh systems on the market, ZenWiFi gives users the ability to configure different SSID names for each of the three WiFi bands, so they can easily connect to either 2.4 GHz for wide coverage WiFi, or to the 5 GHz band for high-performance WiFi. Alternatively, users can simply let the ASUS Smart Connection feature automatically assign devices to either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band depending on detected wireless signal strength and traffic. A specially engineered algorithm ensures seamless roaming along with stability, speed and wide coverage.
Another differentiating feature is the ability to configure a full 5 GHz WiFi band as a dedicated backhaul connection while the other 5 GHz band is used for device connections, unlike traditional dual-band mesh WiFi systems that sacrifice half of the total wireless bandwidth to the backhaul connection. With this upgraded design, users will experience fast and stable WiFi, even when data transfers through multiple hubs to reach connected devices. ZenWiFi also has a vertical housing that holds a specially designed antenna and circuit board that optimizes WiFi signal strength and provides better airflow, improving thermal performance for reliable operation.”
ASUS ZenWiFi AX offers the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and ZenWiFi AC with WiFi 5 (802.11ac) connectivity. Unfortunately, no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by ASUS, but as soon as information comes to light, we will keep you updated as always.