Xiaomi launched the Mi Router 3C a 2.4GHz 300Mbps router with 4 antennas for Rs. 1,199. From this Mi Router 3C Review you will know about the performance, signal strength and features. Is this router a good buy for the price, let’s find out.

The box packing is pretty good, inside you will get the WiFi router, user manual and power adapter to power the router, well that’s it, cables are not included. This router is compatible with Android and iOS platforms.

There are many 300Mbps 2.4GHz routers available in the market but what makes the Mi Router 3C different is the 4 antennas for stable performance and with good signal range up to 80m. Do note this router does not come with built in Modem you need cable modem or ADSL. Build and finishing is premium, router is light weight.

Mi Router 3C box pack

Mi Router 3C Review

Specifications

Processor : MT7628N
RAM : 64MB
ROM : 16MB
Antennae :  4
LAN Port : 2
WAN Port : 1
Reset : yes
LED : Yes (Red/Yellow/Blue indicator)
Frequency : 2.4GHz
OS : MiWiFi
Signal Range : 80m
Power Adapter : 5V/1A

Mi Router 3C review

Performance

I am using a Poe device that is connected with my router and hence was not able to use this Mi Router as primary router, but I connected cable to the LAN port on the primary router and other end into the WAN port of Mi Router 3C, so I could use it as Wired Repeater.

Mi Router 3C 4 antennas

The setup process is simple, you can either use the traditional 192.168.1.1 method or use the MiWiFi App. You get a lot of control options via the app – like reboot, firmware update, firewall, parental control, guest mode, bandwidth control and more. Some features will not work when using the router as a repeater.

Mi Router 3C bottom

Signal Strength

My current setup : Main Primary router + Repeater in mid way to amplify the signal to the far end. When I connect directly to primary router from the 3rd room (far end), I get 2 signal bar  out of 4 and it fluctuates to 1, net speed is slow and  occasionally dies out. When using repeater I get 4 signal bar out of 4, good connection, stable and decent speed.

Mi Router 3C ports

With Mi Router 3C as wired extender that is placed just near the primary router, when I connected to it from same room, I got full 4 bar, signal was stable and net speed was really good. What’s more you can connect many devices on the same 3C router thanks to 64MB RAM.

Mi Router 3C slim design

Updating Firmware

This is as easy as it gets, plus there are dual ROM partition on the system that makes it even safer, you don’t have to worry about unexpected power outage during the firmware update process.

Mi Router 3C side view

Mi Router 3C LED

Verdict

Mi Router 3C is a 300Mbps WiFi router that provides very good coverage and a very stable connection. Most low cost routers will not completely cover the area in your home / office, but the Mi Router in most cases will. Makes sense to go for the 3C that comes for a attractive price of Rs. 1,199.

Rating 4.3 out of 5

Mi Router 3C is available on Mi.com for Rs. 1,199.

Published by Gogi Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in

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  1. I bought this router a day back and I am having a hard time configuring it as my main router… I asked my ISP as to how to configure the router with ISP settings and they said MI Routers are not compatible with our internet … That’s crap, I was able to use it as a WiFi repeater but not as a main router..I am from Mumbai and ISP is HomeNet. Any suggestions for setting up the router would be very much appreciated.. 🙂 Love all your reviews Gogi… !!! Thanks in advance !!!

  2. I have an Airtel DSL connection (2Mbps) at my home. Can I use this as a Primary Router on that or will I have to use this as a repeater with my main modem?

  3. Well, Gogi Bro…

    Why No news update on Samsung Galaxy Feel launched in Japan 3 days back….

    I think it should be the best configuration device with such hand feel, just 4.7 inch with 3000 mAh, 1280*720p Amoled, 3 GB Ram, 32 GB Rom, 16/5 MP camera, fast charging in just 110 min. Full charge, fingerprint sensor…. And, some exynos 1.6 GHz octa core processor….

    But seeing recent exynos processors that too might perform nice as it has to push just HD display

  4. Spend little bit more and get a router with USB port for file sharing. Else any router is not worth it

  5. Hi Gogi…just a bit off topic, I have ordered BlitzWolf® BW-F3 IPX5 Water-resistant 2*5W Outdoor Sport Bluetooth Speaker for $24 through banggood.com.

    It had free shipping but I have selected “aramex direct mail” option for shipping, which costs extra $6.5. So the total bill is around $32.

    Have I done the right thing by selecting aramex direct mail? Please suggest.

    1. Good enough there should be no custom duty but in case they ask for duty show them the page on banggood and invoice of $24.

  6. i have jio fi. so i can make hotspot with jiofi and use mi router as repeater. i want to view remotely camera. in our town no any broadband. so it is possible we can setup camera with this combination. for camera setup router is required. but in our town no any broadband company. so i want to setup this way it is possible please answer gogi sir.

  7. Does this router support 300mbps at 2.4 GHz or 5GHZ ? If 2.4 I wonder many sub 20k phones in India can really use this, as i found most of phones are 72Mbps only.

      1. Thank God, was thinking it’s dual band.. good I got router 3.

        Gogi, it would be great if we get a list of smart phones which uses this router speeds as it helps lot of interested people.
        Thanks in advance.

  8. Gogi sir,
    Why didn’t you covered any usage of USB like 2TB hard disk, printer, modem usage?

    I think USB is also a USP for this router.

    1. There is no usb connectivity option with this router…

      Check images and video

        1. Yes Gogi Bro, I think the same…. It seems he misunderstood with some other Mi Router Model

          I heard that some of those are available at ebay.in at reasonable prices… May be mediator selling after importing from China

        2. He is talking about Mi Router 3 which supports dual band wifi upto 1200mbps and usb

        3. Oh, sorry for confusion.
          I thought it has a USB like all mi routers.

          My bad 🙁

  9. I have broadband connection and it is direct to my pc.. so how can i use it?? (Absolutely novice about this situation so please dont get angry on my silly question)

      1. Nope, he stated that cable goes directly to pc. So this router will be compatible.

        1. I think he is talking about telephone line broadband line using RJ11 port.. so modem router required or cable modem.

    1. Yes, you can.

      If needed, you can update your router’s mac id with your provider.

    2. You will need another cable if you want to use the internet on your PC too. Unless your PC supports WiFi.
      1) Unplug the cable from your PC and plug it into the blue port into the router.
      2) Connect a cable to one of the white slots on the router and the other end to your PC to use internet on your PC too.
      3) As mentioned by Gogi, visit “192.168.1.1” on your browser or use the MiWiFi App to setup the router.

      1. Thank you so much guys for your replies.. and I think Mr.Jonathon reply actually clears lots of the cloud from my head about this situation..
        thank you all..

        1. Well, SomyaBrata get a wifi plugin dongle priced somewhere around rs 200-300 and generate a wifi hotspot and access net connectivity within 30 metres with ease… I use the same.(Iball wifi mini adapter)

          I am using Windows 10 and the best part windows 10 comes with builtin wifi hotspot generating feature… No need of extra space, cable management, power source and any 3rd party windows application….

          But for larger area you must use this router for better connectivity …

          If you have any spare MI device you can generate hotspot from it using MI PC Suite

          Just install MI pc suite connect device, your MI device starts using your PC internet network… Tap hotspot from your mobile… And now you are ready to go….

          I used this trick in my college, as we used to have a faster internet connection and way too better stability rather than wifi in our campus, which was way too fluctuating and a very low data speed due to multiple connections….

          I hope you understand

  10. Mr Gogi Rana can you suggest a good Cable Modem or ADSL to use with this Mi Router 3C…?

  11. mi router 3 with usb support launch krte to lelethe warna kuch kam ka nhi hai ae mi3c router gogi bhai kitne amnt tak free import kr sakte he foreign se without custm duty??