Xiaomi Mi AX9000 WiFi 6 Enhanced router supports up to 1000 clients

Xiaomi launched the Mi AX6000 WiFI 6 Enhanced router, not to be confused with WiFI 6E, at the beginning of the year.  The router offers up to 4804Mbps link at 5 GHz, and up to 574Mbps with a 6+1 antenna configuration, as well as one 2.5GbE port, and several Gigabit Ethernet ports.

But for people requiring even more bandwidth, Xiaomi Mi AX9000 WiFi 6 Enhanced router offers even more wireless throughput using three frequency bands with four antennas each, and up to 1148 Mbps at 2.4 GHz,  up to 4804Mbps at 5.2GHz, and up to 2402Mbps at 5.8GHz, which the company refers to as the 5G_Game band.

Xiaomi Mi AX9000 wifi 6 enhanced router

Xiaomi Mi AX9000 WiFI 6 Enhanced Edition router specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm IPQ8072 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor @ 2.2 GHz with dual-core 1.7GHz NPU (network acceleration engine / processing unit)
  • System Memory – 1GB RAM
  • Connectivity
    • Wired
      • 1x 2.5GbE LAN/WAN port
      • 1x Gigabit Ethernet LAN/WAN port
      • 3x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
    • Wireless
      • 2.4 GHz WiFi 6 with 4×4 MIMO up to 1148Mbps
      • 5.2 GHz WiFi 6 with 4×4 MIMO up to 4804Mbps
      • 5.8 GHz WiFi 6 with 4×4 MIMO up to 2402Mbps
      • Antenna – External high-gain antennas + one external AIoT antenna
      • Up to 1000 devices connected at the same time on a single router
      • Mesh networking with up to 10 routers
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 port
  • Misc – 8x LED indicators, Power button, System reset button, Mesh networking button, fan cooling
  • Power Supply – 12V/4A power supply
  • Dimensions – 408mm x 133 x 177mm
  • Temperature Range – Operating: 0 to +40°C; storage: -40 to +70°C
Mi AX9000 antennas design Ethernet ports
Antennas design and Ethernet ports

Like other Xiaomi router, Mi AX9000 runs MiWiFi smart router operating system based on OpenWrt with WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK/WPA3-SAE security, Wireless access control, and a control interface available via a browser or Android/iOS MiWiFi app. The router ships with a 12V/4A power adapter, one Ethernet cable, and a user manual.

Now you may wonder how a new frequency band can work with other devices… But based on the chart below from National Instruments, 5.2 GHz and 5.8 GHz are actually already supported by 802.11ax standard. It’s just that both frequencies may not be supported by all routers, so Xiaomi’s marketing team pushed it a bit by claiming this is a tri-band router.

802.11ax frequenciesXiaomi Mi AX9000 WiFI 6 Enhanced is still an interesting router for people wanting higher performance, or many clients connected to a router. It is currently offered on Aliexpress for $223.99 plus shipping.

Via AndroidPC.es

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2 years ago

How come you only cover Xaomi routers? Also, this one is US only, as no other country allows WiFi in the 6GHz range, as yet.

2 years ago

The Linksys E8450 / Belkin RT3200 is a nice Wifi 6 device (mt7622 (2x cortex A53) + mt7915 (4×4 wifi)).The device is supported by OpenWrt with open source drivers and the chips are supported by the upstream Linux kernel.

2 years ago

1000 clients is really something, we can use these devices in fairs and crowded places, but I wonder how they would perform with hundreds of devices around.

2 years ago

1k clients is a serious number. I suspect it die after few hundreds.

itchy n scratchy
itchy n scratchy
2 years ago

Maybe just for iot?!

2 years ago

“runs MiWiFi smart router operating system based on OpenWrt”

Companies cannot just contribute to OpenWrt instead of making their own forks?

itchy n scratchy
itchy n scratchy
2 years ago

No because if you do so you loose the lock-in factor and the fun with a chinese app 😉

2 years ago

Isn’t this based on OpenWrt 15.05 which is unsupported since 5 years or so?
The normal Quallcomm SDK (QSDK) for this SoC is based on OpenWrt, but I think it uses OpenWrt 15.05:

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