Edimax BR-6208ACD 5 GHz router review, is it worth it?
The Edimax BR-6208ACD (BR-6208ACD) router released in 2014. It is powered by Realtek RTL8881AQ chipset, 64 MB of RAM and 4 MB of flash. The AC750 router is compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards, and the maximum speed that you can get with BR-6208ACD is 300 + 433 Mbps. The router has 1 x 10/100 Mbps WAN and 4 x 10/100 Mbps LAN ports.
The BR-6208ACD supports dual-band Wi-Fi, offering both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Edimax typically provides warranties for their products, offering peace of mind and protection against manufacturing defects.
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Edimax BR-6208ACD (BR-6208ACD) specifications
|Dimensions||190.2 x 141 x 42 mm|
If you plan to move or travel frequently and need to take your router with you, the dimensions become important for portability. Smaller and more compact routers are generally easier to transport, while larger routers with external antennas or multiple ports may be bulkier and less convenient to carry.
|Power supply||5 V / 1.5 A|
The Realtek RTL8881AQ CPU provides processing power to handle various tasks and services within the BR-6208ACD router. The BR-6208ACD comes with 64 MB of RAM. The amount of RAM in a router can impact its performance and capacity to handle concurrent operations and traffic. Higher RAM capacity allows for better multitasking, larger routing tables, and improved overall performance. The 4 MB flash memory in the router serves as the storage medium for the router's firmware. It is a non-volatile memory that retains its data even when power is removed from the device.
The Edimax often releases firmware updates to enhance the router's functionality, improve security, fix bugs, and add new features. Firmware updates can provide performance improvements, compatibility with new devices or protocols, and address vulnerabilities. The Edimax packages the BR-6208ACD router with 5 V / 1.5 A PSU. A good PSU is an essential component of a computer or electronic device that converts electrical power from an outlet into the appropriate voltage and current required to power the internal components of the device.
|LAN ports||4 x 10/100 Mbps|
|WAN ports||1 x 10/100 Mbps|
Like many modern routers, the BR-6208ACD supports many network standards too. The IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses, represented as four sets of numbers separated by periods (e.g. 192.168.0.1). The LAN ports are physical connectors on a BR-6208ACD router that allow you to connect devices to your local network using Ethernet cables. The WAN port on a router stands for "Wide Area Network" port. It is used to connect the router to the external network, typically provided by an internet service provider (ISP). The BR-6208ACD is equipped with Fast Ethernet WAN port, which have a maximum speed of 100 Mbps.
|Antennas||3 x 5 dBi|
|Speed||300 + 433 Mbps|
|Transmit power||18 dBm|
The 3 x 5 dBi, RP-SMA antennas of BR-6208ACD influence the quality and stability of the Wi-Fi signal. A properly positioned and well-designed antenna can minimize interference and signal degradation, leading to a more reliable and stable connection. The BR-6208ACD is compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. 2.4 GHz is the most widely used frequency and in some cases may be overcrowded. The BR-6208ACD supports 5 GHz signals. Most modern devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smart TVs, support dual-band Wi-Fi, which means they can connect to both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks. By utilizing the 5 GHz band, you can offload some devices from the crowded 2.4 GHz band, reducing congestion and improving overall network performance.
The BR-6208ACD belongs to the Wi-Fi 5 class. Wi-Fi 5 operates on the 5 GHz frequency band and utilizes wider channel widths and advanced modulation techniques to deliver higher data transfer rates. The AC750 refers to the maximum combined data transfer rate supported by the router across all Wi-Fi bands. The BR-6208ACD is capable of a maximum throughput speed of 300 + 433 Mbps. The real-world speed of a BR-6208ACD router is typically lower than its theoretical maximum speed.
The TX power of BR-6208ACD can be adjusted by the user or set automatically by the router firmware. Higher TX power values indicate stronger signal transmission, which can result in a larger coverage area. The BR-6208ACD router offers several security protocols: WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPS. The WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) was the first security protocol for Wi-Fi networks but is now considered weak and easily compromised. It uses a static encryption key and has known vulnerabilities, so it is no longer recommended for securing Wi-Fi networks.
The WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) was introduced as an improvement over WEP and provides stronger security. If WPA3 is not available, WPA2-Personal with AES encryption is still considered secure. The BR-6208ACD router offers WPS. The WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) provides a simplified and convenient method for connecting devices to a Wi-Fi network. Instead of manually entering the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password, users can use the WPS feature to establish a connection with the push of a button or by entering a PIN. The Edimax BR-6208ACD router is capable of creating a guest network. Guests connected to the guest network usually have limited access to network settings and configurations. They are typically restricted from accessing devices connected to the primary network, such as printers, network-attached storage (NAS), or other shared resources.
The BR-6208ACD router doesn't have file-server or print-server functionality.
The default IP address of this router is 192.168.2.1. Explore the router's configuration interface to access more advanced settings such as port forwarding, DHCP settings, parental controls, firewall settings, and QoS (Quality of Service) settings. If you are unable to log in to the setup panel of your Edimax router, performing a reset can be a helpful troubleshooting step. It is highly recommended to change the default password of your BR-6208ACD router after the initial setup. If you forget the new password in the future, you may need to perform a factory reset on the router to revert to the default settings.
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