Main router features
The first thing we should point out about this router is that it includes SD-WAN technology, which we will explain in detail in our in-depth analysis. Professional routers usually do not have WiFi, but this particular model has the ability to connect to us wirelessly.
The main wireless features are that it is Dual Band Synchronous AX3600. In the 2.4GHz band, we can achieve speeds of up to 1148Mbps, thanks to the four internal antennas with 4.5dB gain in the MU-MIMO 4T4R configuration. In the 5GHz band, we can achieve speeds of up to 2.402Mbps, thanks to the four internal antennas with 5.2dB gain in the MU-MIMO 4T4R configuration. This team It is allowed to be configured as MU-MIMO 2T2R, but the channel width is 160MHz-Ideal for maximum speed with WiFi cards like Intel AX200. Of course, with WiFi 6, we have all the improvements built into the standard like Beamforming, MU-MIMO in the frequency bands, OFDMA in the frequency bands, as well as TWT to save battery life on mobile devices. Like smartphones. And tablets and laptops.
Regarding the characteristics of the wires, we have a total 2 10GBASE-T Multigabit ports s Four Gigabit Ethernet ports. Considering that we are facing SD-WAN, any of these ports can function as a WAN or LAN, in addition, we can have multiple WANs to perform load balancing or bypass major communication failure. The hardware this router includes is higher in the range, it has a processor Qualcomm IPQ8072A Hawkeye 2 is a 2.2 GHz quad-core processor with 64-bit architecture, we also have 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of FLASH memory to store the operating system with all its registers and settings.
How could it be otherwise, this new router also has a total 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) In order to share files on the local network and the Internet, this will give us a large number of additional possibilities to get the most out of your devices.
Regarding the features of the program, the operating system is one of the aspects that we can highlight the most. We are facing an SD-WAN router, thus, it gives us a very complete connectivity, with the possibility of user servers / multi-site VPN clients to connect different offices, in addition, we can create a multi-site VPN architecture, directing all the traffic through the best way. Enabled, with the goal of creating a highly efficient and scalable network for multiple sites.
Thanks to the QuWAN technology included in this router, as well as the best-in-range QNAP switches, we will be able to create different routes between different sites very easily, without the need to know IGP routing protocols like OSPF, IS-IS or RIP. The operating system also allows us to configure the WiFi network in detail, in fact, we can configure a total of 6 SSIDs in different VLANs to properly divide the traffic. In terms of security options, we have the SPI and L7 firewall, which is also a deep packet scanning system to ensure security inside IPsec tunnels.
Opening the packaging and first impressions of this SD-WAN router
At RedesZone we already have the new QNAP QHora-301W, which is a very interesting device because we have high-end devices, with 10G Multigabit ports and also WiFi 6 with dual band. This router is ideal for home environments where we need great configuration, as well as for professional environments to divide the entire network by VLANs, and even to connect different sites between them remotely and with a VPN
Then, you can watch the video we recorded explaining its features in detail, and where you can see this new router up close.
Soon we will be providing you with a complete analysis where you can see in detail the true performance of this router and all the configuration options available in its firmware.