Edimax AC750 V2 dual-band router : Review

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Convergence India, which is the best place to showcase latest trends and technologies related to Telecom, IoT, Mobile devices, Broadcast and more is scheduled to begin on February 8th, 2017 and one of the crucial member of the event is Taiwan Excellence.

Taiwan Excellence, which is one of the associate partner of Convergence India 2017, brings to us the latest and award winning innovations one such product is the Edimax BR-6208AC V2 AC750 Dual-Band Router. We recently got hold of the router for a review.

In the Box:

  • BR-6208AC v2
  • Installation Guide
  • CD
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter

Hardware & Functionality:

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The Edimax AC750 V2 is an ultra-lightweight 5-in-1 Router, which supports Wi-Fi router, Access Point, Wi-Fi Bridge, Wi-Fi Range Extender and WISP (wireless Internet service provider). The Edimax AC750 supports dual-band; 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wireless connectivity and has 3 long antennas. The one at the center provides 5 GHz wireless connectivity while the two on its either side are capable of 2.4GHz connectivity.

The Edimax AC750 has 6 LED lights on the top of it, each indicating Power, VPN, Internet, 2.4G and 5G. Next to the LEDs is the WPS button, which also doubles as the Reset.

At the rear of the Router is the Power Power, Internet/WAN Port and 3 100Mbps LAN ports.

Web Interface:

The default IP address of the Edimax AC750 V2 router is 19.168.2.1 and the username & password are admin and 1234 respectively.

Once you login, users are greeted with a clean UI wherein users are greeted with various options, which includes, Status, Setup Wizard, Internet, LAN, 2.4GHz Wireless, 5GHz Wireless, Advanced and Administrative Settings.

There are multiple options for the user to play with and configure the router as per one’s need. For example, devices supporting 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity can view the same under Wi-Fi section and based on the Wireless Security, can connect to it to enjoy seamless experience. There is a guest mode, which will enable users to have limited internet connectivity and you will also be able to schedule an on-off timing for the router which is automatically followed as set by you. The router can support up to 10 SSIDs (5 on 2.4GHz and 5 on 5 GHz).

You can have a view of the UI in the screenshots below for more idea on the functions that the Edimax BR-6208AC V2 AC750 supports.

Practical usage:

With the easy setup of the Edimax AC750, we were ready to use the router in no time and tried extending the range of the existing Wi-Fi connection using Wi-Fi Extender feature. Everything worked without any trouble.

The router also supports VPN connectivity for secure, remote access from anywhere. The AC750 is capable of concurrent dual-band high speeds up to 300 Mbps on 2.4GHz while 433 Mbps on 5GHz. We, did not face any issues with the connectivity in the limited time, the device was with us. The media streaming on our devices, which included our laptop, smart TV and smartphone, was effortless.

Conclusion:

The Edimax AC750 V2 is a great dual-band router and being a Taiwan Excellence award winning product, you can buy it without any hesitation. If you are looking at a one-buy solution for all your wireless connectivity for your home, then Edimax AC750 is all you need.

The Edimax BR-6208AC V2 AC750 will be available in India by the end of February 2017 and will be priced at Rs.2,399 approx. The router will come with 3 years warranty and doorstep pickup and drop facility in case the product need replacement.