EDIMAX @ Computex 2011: taking home networking to the next level
Today, we head over to the Taipei International Convention Centre, which is home to the booths of what TAITRA calls its "stellar exhibitors". And first up on our list of stellar exhibitors to stake out is EDIMAX, which has quite a number of new networking products designed to make the wireless connectivity in digital living room more user friendly and accessible to end-users. Let's take a look at what they have to offer…
On display at EDIMAX's booth are two new routers, the EDIMAX BR-6475nD and BR-6675nD Wireless Concurrent Dual-Band Gigabit iQ Router:
This is the BR-6475nD…
…and this is the BR-6675ND.
According to EDIMAX, both the BR-6475ND and BR-6675ND sport nearly identical specifications and capabilities, with their maximum data transfer rate being the only difference which separates both the routers from each other. The BR-6475nD utilizes two antennas and is capable of a maximum speed of 300mbps, while the BR-6675nD is capable of attaining a maximum speed of 450mbps due to the use of an extra antenna.
That being said, you must be wondering about the various other features that are common to both the BR-6475nD and the BR-6675nD. Well, in addition to being capable of utilizing both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, both routers are also compatible with existing 802.11a/b/g/n standards and comes standard with EDIMIAX's iQoS technology which is supposedly capable of greatly simplifying the process needed to optimize a network's bandwidth for end users.
In addition, EDIMAX also showed off its iQ Setup technology, which goes one step further in user friendliness by granting routers preloaded with this tool to automatically configure themselves for use on a network and first debuted on EDIMAX's BR-6258n Broadband Nano Router. Furthermore, iQ Setup also allows users to access a router's configuration tools without having to remember the device's IP address by simply typing in "router" on a web browser's address bar. However, the ability to let a router perform its own automated configuration for hooking up to the Internet is probably not so relevent in Singapore due to our use of DHCP.