Tenda will soon launched the AC5 AC1200 Smart dual band Wi-Fi router in India, somewhere around 20th May and it will be priced at around Rs. 1,800. The Tenda AC5 supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz band and will easily switch if the device supports it.
Inside the box you will get the router, user manual and a power adapter. The router is compact, light weight and made of plastic. The upper body has got a unique wave like texture that gives a premium look. Build and finishing is very good.
There are 4 antennas, 1x WAN, 3x LAN, power on/off and WPS / Reset button. Another unique thing about this router is the automatic migration. Yes the Tenda AC1200 can automatically migrate the Wi-Fi Settings from your old router on to the new router. You just need to follow the steps as mentioned in the user manual. Also the ISP user name / password migration works only with PPPoE account.
Tenda AC5 is powered by 1GHz CPU, supports MU-MIMO and makes use of Beamforming+ technology. Users can also use Tenda App to remotely manage the router. This router can deliver high speed as high as 1167Mbps. The 5GHz band has less interference, more stable connection and higher speed this makes it best for 4K streaming and for Gaming.
MU-MIMO improves quality of simultaneously connected devices. Using the app you can check how many devices are connected to this router and how many are using 5GHz or 2GHz band. AC5 integrates the Router, WISP, and AP modes for various scenarios. It also supports wireless relay, extending your WiFi network to your whole home.
The signal range is pretty good and stable, as good as the Mi Router that I was using, this one however is better as it supports 5GHz technology, except for my Laptop all other devices that I am using support dual band Wi-Fi and in most cases are using 5GHz band.
Rating 4.5 out of 5
The Tenda AC5 will be launched sometime around May 20th 2018 and price will be around Rs. 1,800.
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