Asus Announces ZenWiFi AX Mini and ZenWiFi AC Mini Compact Knife Routers

Asus announces the ZenWiFi AX Mini and the ZenWiFi AC Mini. These are two compact mesh routers for WiFi 6 and WiFi 5 respectively, which the company supplies in bundles with a router and two access points.

The ZenWiFi AX Mini is, as the name implies, a router with support for 802.11ax, or Wi-Fi 6. The router includes integrated antennas and a mu-mimo configuration of 2×2 for 2.4GHz and 2×2 for 5GHz. The maximum data throughput for 5GHz connections is 1201Mbit/s, while 2.4GHz maximizes at 574Mbit/s. The router has a quad-core soc and 256MB flash storage and 256MB ram. The router has Gigabit Ethernet ports for LAN and WAN, and the ZenWiFi AX Mini’s satellite also has a Gigabit LAN port. The dimensions are 8x9x9cm.

ZenWiFi AC Mini is slimmer at 14x7x7cm, but also a lot higher. This router has four integrated antennas and a 4×4 mimo configuration for 2.4GHz and 2×2 for 5GHz. There are also more gigabit Ethernet ports: one for WAN and three for LAN at the router, and two for the access point. On the other hand, this system has to make do with a single core soc and 32MB flash and 128MB ram. Asus reports maximum speeds of 867Mbit/s for 5GHz and 600Mbit/s for 2.4GHz connections for the AC Mini.

The ZenWiFi AX Mini comes in white and black, the AC Mini only in white. Asus does not announce recommended retail prices yet.

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