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The Wait is Over!
Well, MikroTik has brought you... (drum roll, if you will...) the hAP ax2, and with it, Wi-Fi 6!
Keeping the classic look of the hAP ac2 with a bit of enhancement, this newest addition to MikroTik's wireless for home & office is the very first MikroTik hardware to carry the next generation of wireless connectivty.
What Does it Have in Store?
As expected, the hAP ax2 brings about numerous enhancements compared to its predecessors. Faster wireless speed and improved security measures are sort of a given but it appears that this new product will be able to accommodate more simultaneous users as well.
The hAP ax2 has five Gigabit Ethernet ports, with PoE-in and PoE-out on Ether1 as another powering option or to enjoy the practicality of powering other devices in the vicinity. Under the hood, this device runs on a Quad-core ARM CPU and 1 GB of RAM.
Thanks to its solid hardware capabilities, in addition to regular daily activities, this wireless access point will be able to fulfill a number of heavier network workloads, including complex firewall measures and hightened security, given that, similar to the hAP ac2, the hAP ax2 also supports IPsec hardware encryption.
In terms of wireless connectivity, this device has a dual-band, dual-chain radio that reaches 4.5 dBi in 2.4 GHz mode and 4 dBi in 5 GHz.
And if you're wondering about the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax wireless), this hardware has apparently shown a 38% and 90% increase in Wi-Fi speed in 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz spectra, respectively.
With horizontal and vertical mounting options, this wireless Ethernet router can be installed anywhere you like as a handy access point at home or in the office.
It is able to carry out a wide range of tasks, from simple web-surfing and online streaming to a wide array of heavy-duty network management operations for the more tech-savvy!
You don't have to take our word for it. Watch MikroTik's experts explain below:
Ready to Experience Wi-Fi 6?
The fact that Wi-Fi 6 brings more power and speed to your network is a given. Nevertheless, you may be wondering about the expense of upgrading your network or the possible advantages of Wi-Fi 6 to your connectivity setting.
Wi-Fi 6 is definitely the norm of the future. So why not make up your mind and determine a roadmap for this upgrade? For such inquiries and any other questions that you may have, we're more than happy to be of assistance!
Images courtesy of MikroTik on YouTube.