When you look up WiFi 6 routers, you tend to end up with a bunch of nightmare-inducing designs that resemble gigantic dead spiders. Luckily, brands like Netgear and TP-Link have shown that such products can don a more humble outfit, and ASUS is finally following suit for this year’s Computex. The company’s freshly announced AiMesh AX6600 kit consists of two RT-AX95Q routers that, to our surprise, look very much like standard networking hubs (remember the Blue Cave?). Most notably, all six antennas are hidden inside each device, with two of them placed diagonally in the middle to boost reception.
Spec-wise, these new switches use Broadcom chipsets and backing up to tri-band 6,600Mbps WiFi availability. That is fundamentally quicker than the most extreme 4,804Mbps speed on their forerunner, the RT-AX92U in the AiMesh AX6100 unit. Moreover, the new switches use WiFi 6 for both backhaul (between work switches) and front-pull (among switches and customer gadgets) associations, though the past adaptation utilized WiFi 6 only for backhaul. This means quicker exchange rates in all cases, civility of how WiFi 6 all the more proficiently handles information crosswise over with various gadgets.
Also, indeed, you can include any current ASUS AiMesh switch as another hub to expand your work organize inclusion. Simply flip the matching capacity in the authority application and you ought to be a great idea to go. There’s additionally a 2.5G WAN port at the back for the individuals who have a multi-gig association, alongside three LAN ports and a USB port. You’ll additionally get ASUS’ AiProtection Pro switch security programming (controlled by Trend Micro), which gives continuous malware discovery in addition to parental controls.
Similarly as with numerous Computex declarations from ASUS, there’s no word on how much the AX6600 will cost, however you can anticipate that it should appear in certain business sectors as ahead of schedule as Q3 this year.