1 minute to get Villa Wi-Fi | HUAWEI routing parent Q2 to get started

When it comes to villas, Wi-Fi in large size rooms seems to be inseparable from wireless blindness. Faced with large size, duplex rooms, villas and other complex structures, even if the purchase of high-end, then expensive wireless router, Boxing is also difficult for the enemy's four hands, 'I am afraid I can't achieve full coverage of Wi-Fi signals.

At this time, we must consider using wireless repeaters, power cats or distributed routing products.

The three major advantages of Huawei's parent and child routing Q2

As an expert in this area, Huawei's Q2 routing, which was demonstrated at the 2018 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES2018) at the beginning of the year, has already been launched in China.

There are three advantages of Huawei's daughter-to-child routing Q2:

1, Wi-Fi seamless full coverage can be achieved with power wiring

In principle, daughter-and-child routing is a set of household-level networking products that combine the common AC (controller) and AP (access point) control technologies and power line communication technologies of enterprise wireless networking. It can not only use the original power wiring in the home for network data communication, but also enable seamless roaming of Wi-Fi signals through AC and AP technology.

With the use of the original cable routing, users do not need to perform additional wiring operations. This effectively avoids the clutter of various cables and affects the aesthetics of the home improvement environment. In addition, wireless signals are also expanded to eliminate Wi-Fi dead angles. .

In other words, the parent route = router + AC + power cat, sub-routing = power cat + AP. In addition, on the parent routing Q2, the wireless standard is also upgraded from 802.11n to 802.11ac, and the wireless rate is increased from 450Mbps to 1200Mbps.

2, Gigabit speed + full Gigabit Ethernet port

Huawei son-and-mother routing Q2 supports the latest G.hn Gigabit power line communication technology. The use of OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) between the mother and the daughter can increase the maximum transmission rate to 1Gbps to ensure high-speed network transmission. The mother routing network ports are also all in Gigabit level, which can meet the high-speed connection of wired devices in the room.

3, plug and play, simple and easy to use

Since Huawei's sub-parent route Q2 follows power line communication technology, the sub-route does not need any configuration, only the parent route needs to be set, and which room signal is not good, the sub-route can be used by inserting the sub-route on the wall socket in the room. Access Network

It should be noted that the daughter-to-child routing must be used within the same household and within the same meter (a common problem in power line communication equipment), and it is recommended to be away from high-power electrical appliances during deployment to prevent interference.

At present, Huawei's routed Q2 is divided into: 3 parental flagships, 1 parent and 2 sons, 1 parent and child, and four sub-routes. According to different packages, the price will be different, but you can see 3 mothers. The flagship version is priced at around 1,399 yuan, while 1 mother and 2 children are 1,049 yuan, while 1 mother and 1 child is priced at 799 yuan.

In general, a set of 1 drag 2 sub-matrix can be applied to 4-5 rooms flat and duplex (up to 1 drag 15).

Set three steps Huawei Q2 suite deployment experience

The functions of Huawei Q2 we have seen in the previous article are indeed very powerful. As a user, the usability of the product is also an important indicator of concern. Q2 installation and deployment will not be very complicated? The answer is absolutely not, the user Use the phone to complete the setup. The entire process takes only three steps!

First, we need to turn on the power of the main router and connect the network cable. Then use the mobile phone to download the Huawei smart home app in advance. Next, use the mobile phone to connect to the WiFi signal transmitted from the main route, and then open 'Huawei Smart Home' App starts to set.

Three steps to complete the configuration

If you are using Huawei Q2 for the first time, the app will automatically detect and eject the device. If you select 'Configure Now', you can start setting up Q2.

The system will automatically detect the user's Internet access method. If dial-up Internet access, fill in the account number and password provided by the operator and click 'Next' to complete the networking and proceed to the next step.

The second step is to set the WiFi name and WiFi password. The system will also automatically change the WiFi password to the login password. The last step is to select the WiFi signal strength mode and prompt whether or not to retain the network configuration information during reset, which is very user-friendly.

After the three-step setup is completed, the other two sub-routes will be prompted to automatically join the network after power-on.

Set homepage

After the setup is complete, reconnect WiFi, open the app again, select 'Huawei Router' to see the router's status home page. The home page shows the current download speed of the router, a few Q2 sub-routes are connected, and which devices are currently working Internet access via Q2.

On the right side of the 'Routers' option, there is a 'toolbox' option, which shows the common functions of the router. Click to enter the application.

Service area features

In addition to the common features of a typical home wireless router, there is a 'Service Area' option at the bottom of the toolbox, similar to the original smart router's plug-in feature.

There are many very useful plug-ins here, users can install according to their own needs. For example, network speed up and down, WiFi smart mode, the United States and other smart features, can bring users more intimate Internet experience.

Challenge three-story villa Huawei Q2 signal transmission measured

For villas and large size homes, it's a real headache for Wi-Fi to cover every room.

Unless wiring before the renovation, so that each room is equipped with a network port, and then equipped with a wireless router or AP can achieve full house coverage. Obviously, in reality such a perfect condition is difficult to achieve. Now many villas and large users , Still using the wireless relay mode, attenuation is very powerful.

In contrast, Huawei Q2's solution has obvious advantages. In the actual scenario test, how does Huawei Q2 perform? (Note: The test data is for reference only.)

Test Methods:

We used a laptop to pass a professional wireless signal test software in a three-storey villa of about 370m2. We actually tested Huawei's Q2 suite's wireless coverage, signal strength, and actual transmission capabilities. First, we used a single Q2 parent route for coverage testing, and then used two. Auxiliary route test.

test environment:

The Huawei Q2 parent route is placed next to the television in the living room of the first floor and is set to point A. Point B is the test point. It is about 15 meters from point A. It is the kitchen. C is the bedroom. It is also about 10 meters from point A. There is a wall. Body barrier. D and E points are two bedrooms on the second floor. There is a pick-to-light with point A, about 25 meters away.

The point F is a three-level bedroom with a wall and ceiling blocking from point A. (Test network environment for the downlink 100M, uplink 4M home broadband environment)

Let's first take a look at the test results of a single Huawei Q2 parent route:

Point B wireless signal strength:

↑↑↑ Wireless signal strength is 100%

C point wireless signal strength:

↑↑↑ Wireless signal strength is 100%

Point D wireless signal strength:

↑↑↑ Wireless signal strength is 100%

E point wireless signal strength:

↑↑↑ Wireless signal strength is 100%

F point wireless signal strength:

↑↑↑ wireless signal strength is 50%

After using the wirelessmon test, we can see that a single Huawei Q2 parent route cannot be used by a third-floor bedroom user.

In the kitchen at point B, which is far away, the wireless signal strength is 100%. The distance of point C is closer to point A, and the wireless signal strength is 100%.

The two-story two-bedroom D and E-point data are similar, the wireless signal strength is 100%, and the second-floor room is a hollow state with a one-story living room. The signal attenuation is not obvious. The third floor bedroom F, the signal is very Poor or even impossible to connect to WiFi normally, the wireless signal strength is only 50%.

A Huawei Q2 parent route is difficult to cover in the third-floor room. At this time, we deploy sub-routes on the third floor to solve the signal coverage problem.

Wireless signal strength after F point expansion:

↑↑↑ Wireless signal strength is 100%

Although the wireless signal strength is full, but due to the power line transmission, many friends still have doubts about the actual transmission effect of the wireless transmission rate. We immediately carried out an extended speedtest test at point F to test the network environment for the family 100Mbps broadband. 100M downlink, 4M uplink.

Wireless transmission rate after point F expansion:

The wireless transmission test through the Q2 sub-routing shows that the download speed is 9.60MB/s and the upload speed is 0.57MB/s, which is close to the full speed of 100Mbps.

However, since there are refrigerators, microwave ovens, air conditioners and other high-power electrical appliances in the home, the quality of the wires per household is different. This will have a slight impact on the power line network transmission. This test of our Q2 one-child two-piece routing kit, only With a mother and son to solve the WiFi coverage problem of 370 square meters villa, it is awesome!

Summary: One-Step Choice Huawei Q2 Solution to Solve WiFi Dead End

If you think that routing has changed one after another, you may still be uncertain about the room signal, then Huawei Q2 may be a good choice.

Moreover, compared with other wireless large-coverage products such as mesh routers, child-parent routing also lies in its higher cost-effectiveness. The new mother-child routing Q2's 1 mother and 1 sub-division requires only 799 yuan, and a set of networks. The router of the form network starts at least 2,000 yuan.

In addition, this route also supports one-button learning broadband account and password of the old route, support remote management, Internet control, guest Wi-Fi, time switch, smart device and other functions. So how to choose, you know.