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Edimax BR-6478AC

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Edimax BR-6478AC review: specs and price

Edimax BR-6478AC
Edimax BR-6478AC

Why is Edimax BR-6478AC better than the average?

  • WiFi speed
    867MB/svs506.02MB/s
  • External antennas
    2vs1.01
  • LAN ports
    4vs3.72
  • Thickness
    114mmvs135.79mm
  • Height
    36mmvs41.65mm

Top specs and features

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General info

1.LAN ports

4

With more LAN ports you are able to connect more computers to the network directly using LAN cables.

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8

2.WAN ports

1

A WAN (Wider Area Network) port is most commonly used to connect the router to the Internet. It can also be used to connect to an external private network.

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2

3.USB ports

0

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

4.thickness

114mm

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12mm

5.width

196mm

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21mm

6.height

36mm

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16mm

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Performance

1.WiFi speed

867MB/s

A higher maximum Wi-Fi speed results in better performance. This is measured in megabytes per second.

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Asus GX1008B V5

2000MB/s

2.Has dual-band technology
Edimax BR-6478AC

Dual-band devices can transmit data quickly on the newest 5GHz band, using recent standards (eg. 802.11n, 802.11ac). They can also use the older 2.4GHz band if needed.

3.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Edimax BR-6478AC

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

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Antennas

1.external antennas

2

More antennas result in increased signal strength. External antennas can be repositioned in order to improve the signal, and replaced with a longer antenna if needed.

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3

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Security

1.Has a built-in network firewall
Edimax BR-6478AC

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

2.Has a static IP address
Edimax BR-6478AC

Static IP addresses remain consistent on each connection. This means the IP address can be used to allow remote access/configuration. Most home devices have a dynamic IP address, whereas larger companies usually use a static IP address.

3.Has a URL filter
Edimax BR-6478AC

URL filters are particularly useful if you want to allow different web access depending on the time of day, for instance allowing employees to use personal email outside of working hours.

4.Has MAC address filtering
Edimax BR-6478AC

This is a security feature in which network access is granted to devices based on their unique MAC address. It can provide increased security, but it can be a risk if the user loses the device.

5.Has PPTP Passthrough
Edimax BR-6478AC

You can enable PPTP (Point-to-point tunneling protocol) Passthrough. This allows VPN connections using PPTP to pass through the router with ease. This method is less secure than L2TP passthrough.

6.Has WPA2-PSK
Edimax BR-6478AC

WPA2-PSK is a method of securing your network using WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) as well as a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) password. This was designed for home users without an enterprise authentication server.

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Features

1.Has QoS
Edimax BR-6478AC

With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimise performance by deciding which traffic to prioritise when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and type of Internet service.

2.Has Universal Plug n Play
Edimax BR-6478AC

Universal Plug n Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as PCs, printers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to find each other and exchange information on the network.

3.Has static routing
Edimax BR-6478AC

Static routing is a simple form of routing, recommended if you have just one, or a small number, of routers to connect. They need to be configured and updated manually.

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