Jan 31, 2017

Video & Photo Gallery: Unboxing Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router R1D

Gearbest.com just send me to unbox & review the Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router R1D, one of the best consumer wireless-AC router available right now in the market. The first generation of Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi still delivers high-speed connectivity and additionally offer a storage space of 1TB. The router supports 802.11 AC standard and it is powered by a Broadcom BCM4709 fast processor, clubbed with 256MB of RAM. The device sports Ethernet, WiFi, NFC and a USB2.0 port. It supports a speed of up to 1167Mbps like its mini version. A cross between an 802.11ac WiFi router and a network-attached storage device. However, it comes with a 1TB hard disk to let you store files, enough capacity to download 1000 HD movies, store 40,000 songs or keep 100,000 RAW format photos. Media files stored in the router are also accessible remotely via the Android and iOS apps. 

Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router R1D Set up Guide is exactly the same as for the newer versin R2D, you can read about it here. Unboxing full photo album here. Read here English Operating Instructions. You can also read about the unboxing of newer Xiaomi R2D Mi WiFi Router in this article here. BTW, you can also read here about unboxing his little brother, Xiaomi Mi WiFi Mini Router.

Flash Sale Alert! You can now buy Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router R1D 1TB version from Gearbest.com for only $97.99 (EU & US-LA warehouses). Hurry up, limited stock.

First impression
The standard box is made of durable cardboard that protects the router from damage during transport from the factory to you. On the reverse side of the box you can see the specifications of the device. As you can see information about the presence of the hard drive size 2.5 "1 TB. Here is the internal name of the model - R1D, which is repeated in the web interface of the device. The router has an unusual elegant design. Made from matt black plastic housing is only intended for vertical installation. The dimensions of the device are 64 × 120 × 170 mm. Shiny glossy top panel gives it extraordinary. Like any gadget from science fiction film I appeared in your home. Under the upper lid mounted antenna wireless controllers and tag NFC, intended for realization of useful scripts connect client devices. Under the top "striped" part of the body disappeared ventilation grates. They just needed to cool the powerful built-in hard drive. In the lower portion of the front panel is set multicolor LED status. Behind you will find a port USB 2.0, two LAN ports and port WAN (Gigabit, with indicators), the hidden reset button and input power supply. At the bottom is another ventilation grille and four rubber feet. The hard disk is hidden inside the router and includes replaceable. 

Hardware Configuration
For optimum performance, all parts inside the closed screen that allows you to remove unnecessary interference and noise. The router is based on a chip Broadcom BCM4709, which has a dual-core architecture of ARM, clocked at 1 GHz. The amount of RAM is 256 MB. Two independent radio unit can operate with 802.11b / g / n in the range of 2.4 GHz and a maximum connection speed of 300 Mbit / s and with 802.11a / n / ac in the 5 GHz band with a maximum connection rate 867 Mbit / s. As we can see, on these parameters model is slightly behind the top devices with 450 + 1300. To connect the Internet and wired clients are three gigabit ports - one WAN and two LAN. You can emphasize the fact that the power switch is integrated into the processor. Unusually this router caused several unique solutions. To connect the hard drive to Port PCI Express SATA-mounted controller ASMedia. The second unique feature - the use of the hard drive for storing main firmware. Use one card eliminates the loss of data on the connecting cables. Using a metal frame to frame, increases the strength and reliability of the design. To ensure smooth operation and protection from overheating the device within the body of the router is set high revving engine cooling fan. Strong lock and specially designed bearings provide quiet operation of the fan.

Set-up and opportunities
You do not need to read many pages of settings and a description of the buttons. The router has a built-in assistant for basic setup, which is automatically started on the new device or reset it. The interface for each of the customers have the opportunity to check their names, network addresses, the current speed of the network and the data volume. In addition, it is possible to individually disable client access to the Internet and network drives. Log in to your account and you Xiaomi will be available to install additional software packages. Intelligent router structure built for minimal user intervention in his work. The router itself is able to upgrade the firmware via the Internet. The router has the function of monitoring and traffic control for your own applications.

Working with the disk and USB-devices
Built-in hard drive works like a remote hard disk, it is formatted in EXT4 file system and is available on the network as a shared resource with the name XiaoMi all users with no access restrictions. Additionally, you can connect via USB 2.0 the other drives. Accessing the network is carried out on the protocols SMB / CIFS and AFP (including compatibility with TimeMachine). Built-in drive slightly faster than the outside. Prolonged simple external hard drive, the program automatically switches off it, much prolongs its life. The speed of the device in this mode is shown in the following chart. The internal hard drive is able to show more than 60 MB / s read and 30 MB / s for writing. However, due to limitations of USB 2.0, shows the results of not higher than 28 MB / s. In addition to the network access to the files, the drive can be used to implement the media library and DLNA services standalone download files via torrent and e2k, as well as a direct http-links.

This router will be a great addition to your home theater as a media server, and provides smooth and high quality internet.

Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router R1D Main Features
● Top with dual-band AC Smart router, with built-in a large 1TB hard drive
● Three times faster than traditional wireless routers
● Support for the latest 802.11ac protocol, with the top router processor Broadcom BCM4709
● Wireless speed up to 1167Mbps, ideal for internet surfing and on-line gaming
● Equipped with a Broadcom dual-core CPU and Micron / Samsung 256MB large memory, can support stable high-speed downloads, document literacy, pre-load, network acceleration, as well as a wealth of plug-in applications, perfect play 1TB capacity hard drive performance
● Features 1TB large HDD which add your Xiaomi mobile phones, computers, Pad and television’capacity, ready to back up or access, remote access, and can be viewed on your mobile device
● Super-wall model, independent external signal amplifier
● Equipped with adjustable energy-saving, standard, through-wall three modes
● 2.4G gains 4dBi, 5G gains 6dBi

Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router R1D Specifications
Brand: Xiaomi
Type: Repeater, Router
Interface: LAN,USB 2.0,WAN
Router Connectivity Type: Ethernet,Wireless
Transmission Rate: 1167Mbps
Network Protocols: IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wireless Standard: Wireless AC
Wireless Security: WPA-PSK,WPA2-PSK
Supports System: Android,IOS,Win XP,Windows 7
LAN Ports: 2 ports
Max. LAN Data Rate: 1167Mbps
Gain dBi: 6dBi
Product weight: 0.552 kg
Product size: 16.80 x 12.00 x 6.40 cm / 6.61 x 4.72 x 2.52 inches
Product Code: E-B03-A1-504 / 121756301 / Nov 8th 2016 (1) / SKU: DVB4011CN / 69541
Standards: GB9254-2008 YD/T993-1998 GB4943.1-2011 / DB123456
CMIIT ID: 2013AP2054, SN: 5610/00386033
Power adapter: model PSM30C-120, Input:  100-240V 50-60Hz 0.5A, Output: 12V 2.5A
Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router R1D actual firmware version: 2.6.103 

Package content
1 x Xiaomi 1167Mbps Dual Band AC Mi WiFi Router
1 x 1TB Internal Hard Disk
1 x Power Adapter
1 x EU Plug Travel Adaptor
1 x English Mi Wi-Fi User Guide
1 x Chinese Mi Wi-Fi User Guide
1 x Xiaomi VIP card

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