100M fiber artifact! Huawei routing Q2 evaluation: Wi-Fi has no dead ends
I. Preface: A good horse with a saddle A Huawei route Q2 with a 100M fiber artifact
The faster and faster Internet speed is undoubtedly the immediate feeling of many netizens. After a few years of speed-up and fee reduction, the broadband fees have been reduced to a very reasonable level. The 100M broadband that could not be used in previous years has gradually become a phenomenon for Chinese netizens. Basic equipment.
According to statistics by the end of 2017, The proportion of broadband users in China with 50 trillion and above has reached 70%, and 100 million users have already approached 40%.
Among them, the proportion of 100M broadband subscribers reached 38.9%. In 2016, the proportion of 100M broadband subscribers was only 16.5%. In just one year, it increased by more than 30 percentage points.
However, unlike 10M broadband and 20M broadband upgrades, 100M broadband is not just an ordinary speed upgrade. Higher network speeds also impose higher requirements on users' broadband devices, and users have encountered many problems in their use. such as:
1, Why does my 100M broadband download only a few M?
Speaking of this, we must first popularize the basic common sense of routers for many small white users. We often say 4M/50M/100M broadband in broadband, The M here is not the common data unit MByte (megabytes), but the bandwidth unit Mbit (megabytes), the exchange rate of both is 1Mbyte=8Mbit.
in other words, Calculate the actual download speed of broadband is divided by 8, so the actual download speed of 100M broadband is 12.5MB/s.
The general low-end 2.4GHz 100M router supports only 802.11b/g protocols. The theoretical maximum rate is 54Mbps, which is 6.75MB/s, and only half of the 100M broadband speed!
It can be seen that although the 100-megabit router is known as 100Mbps, it is totally unable to exert the true strength of 100M broadband. Therefore, if you want to use 100M broadband, you must select a Gigabit router that supports the 802.11ac protocol.
This is because the Gigabit router's 5G-band 802.11ac protocol can run up to 40-60MB/s, which can run 100M broadband.
2. Why is my 100M broadband speed unstable and fast?
This problem has a certain relationship with the brand physique of the router, but the congestion in the 2.4GHz band also bears great responsibility for this.
2.4GHz is the most widely used wireless frequency, including Bluetooth, 4G signal, wireless mouse and keyboard, drones and even microwave ovens will send out 2.4GHz signal, not to mention the wireless router signal upstairs downstairs, 2.4 in the city The GHz band has long been congested.
Therefore, using 2.4GHz signals, they often run dissatisfied with theoretical peaks. Even if there are too many interferences, the speed must be doubled, not to mention using a laptop to connect 2.4GHz signals to online games, which is tantamount to suicide.
The solution here is to use the 5GHz band. First, because the 5GHz band has less interference, it will not be dragged down by other devices. Secondly, the delay in the 5GHz band is comparable to that of the cable. In addition, the 802.11ac protocol working at 5GHz is faster and meets higher bandwidth. The demand.
However, it should be noted that 5GHz is not perfect. Because of frequency issues, 5GHz signal attenuation is much worse than 2.4GHz , It often happens that there is a direct wall-to-wall slamming on a wall signal, and the coverage is very limited. This is also the most direct cause of the impact of 5GHz.
3, my home XX square meters, buy a few routers can fully cover it?
Signal coverage is an eternal topic for routers. Since many people do not consider broadband routing during the renovation, many large houses/multi-tiered partners or small teams will encounter this problem.
But in essence, this has a lot to do with the material of the house. If it is a typical rebar brick wall structure in a city, a router should not be said to be a small apartment of 80 square meters, and sometimes 50 square meters of small two-room full coverage is a bit difficult.
If it is 200 square meters of wooden / glass wall structure of the warehouse or other buildings, even if the 1-2 99 low-end router, the coverage should be no problem.
As for the solution, The simplest is undoubtedly buying more routers. However, different routers do not have the same ssid, and they cannot switch to Wi-Fi seamlessly. In other places, they need to change Wi-Fi. The cost is low but it is very troublesome.
The second method is wireless bridging or relaying , However, the current efficiency of bridge or relay equipment is not high, plus wireless access to wireless, the intermediate loss will increase exponentially. Otherwise, it will be very serious to delay packet loss.
At the CES 2018 show held at the beginning of this year, Huawei officially released the latest flagship routing product - Huawei route Q2. As a flagship, Huawei routed the Q2 configuration to be luxurious.
Huawei router Q2 is The standard Gigabit router supports the 5GHz 802.11ac protocol with a maximum download speed of 1167Mbps. It also extends the Huawei Q series' unique daughter-and-child routing design. , Wi-Fi signal coverage can be increased by sub-routing.
From the book surface, Huawei router Q2 almost perfectly solved the Gigabit routing mentioned earlier, 5GHz and multiple routes covering these three pain points, called the 100M broadband artifact.
But what about the specific performance of Huawei's route Q2? Just follow me.