In a bid to expand its portfolio in India, Xiaomi has launched its first home Wi-Fi router, Mi Router 3c, in India.
Priced at just Rs. 1,199, Mi Router 3C has 4 copper antennas to provide a claimed 300Mbps Wi-Fi speed over the 80-meter range, making it one of the best VFM Wi-Fi routers out there for people with large homes.
Mi Router 3C is powered by MiWiFi OS based on the OpenWRT firmware, which is a Linux-based open source firmware for routers, providing great functionality and security along with regular updates. In fact, Mi Router 3c has 16mb ROM for the firmware with dual ROM partition to provide recovery in case of a failed firmware update, even due to a power outage.
It also comes with 64MB RAM, which is a lot more than what other routers in similar price range have. Allowing the router to handle multiple Wi-Fi devices at high speed simultaneously, without slowing down.
Mi Router 3c supports IEEE 802.11b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u standards and comes with 1 x 10/100Mbps RJ45 WAN port for internet connection and 2 x 10/100Mbps LAN ports to connect your desktop or smart TV with.
Mi Wi-Fi app lets you control the router from anywhere on the network or even through the internet, though for the safety cautious, it is best to switch off remote administration completely.
Overall, Mi Router 3C looks like a good deal and it will be available on Mi.com, Amazon and Flipkart on 23rd of May, in a flash sale.