The Xiaomi Router is equipped with a cooling fan as the company claims the processor is so powerful that generates much heat. It reflects a fact the some Chinese players expect smart WiFi router to perform tasks any computing devices do.
When it comes to the smartness of Xiaomi Router, most of its features are similar to what HiWiFi provides. For instance, it’s much easier to set up a Xiaomi router than any traditional routers; an application platform is included.
The applications are what Xiaomi Router can differentiate from its peers. Currently five are available. The Quick Connection to Router is for all the Xiaomi devices, smartphones, smart TV, set-top box and future products, to connect to the WiFi router with one click on the Permission button on those devices. As the device supports DLNA, you can get and play media content in the hard drive on other Xiaomi devices.
Xunlei Download is the only third-party service of the five applications. Users can command the router to begin downloading a video when you’re heading home and play it right away upon arrival. Xiaomi Router users will be able to enjoy Xunlei premium download services for one year.
Another application is Cloud-based backup service that is provided by Kingsoft Cloud. No wonder it’s Kingsoft, not another better-known name like Aliyun or Tencent’s, for Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, is still the chairman of the company.
The router, of course, includes Xiaomi App Store. The last of the five is quick access to to Apple devices.
What’s more interesting with Xiaomi Router is it runs LAMP stack, which means third-party developers can install WordPress sites or other applications.
- Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Broadcom dual-core 1GHz CPU
- 1 TB Toshiba / Samsung internal hard drive
- 400 vent holes
- Body engineered by PPG
- Bottom cover
- Internal SATA port (for hard drive)
- Anti-static gloves
- Crews and screw-head covers
- Power supply