Tenda AC8 AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router

Tenda AC8 AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router

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Today, when the market is flooded with n number of routers, we got an opportunity to Review the latest from Tenda family; Tenda AC8, a high-performance Wi-Fi router that supports dual-band (one 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz). One of the interesting offerings is the Wi-Fi App that helps in viewing/accessing real-time management of the network. Looks like AC8 seems a wise choice when it comes to offer safe, secure and uninterrupted speedy Internet connectivity. Good part it also offers 4K streaming and gaming experience.

When it comes to hardware, Tenda AC8 comes with 28nm RealTek 1GHz Core CPU. Company says it renders extra performance; up to 40% than its predecessors and counterparts, delivering an impressive Internet experience.

Design:
It has a sturdy plastic built that making it solid with a unique design. The Wi-Fi router has a WPS/Reset Button and 4 LAN Ports. It looks like a regular router with four antennas of 6 dBi capacity. It houses a single power/status indicator multicolor LED that signals the operational status. AC8 has a wing design that is slimmer on the front and wider at the end. Viewing from the above, the router seems like a duck feet with 4 inverse curves. The router is lightweight too; 612 grams, easy to carry and doesn’t take any extra space.

Feature:
Tenda AC8 seems more of Tenda’s AC series wireless router, equipped with MU-MIMO and Beamforming+ Technology; features that help you to get unrivalled coverage and stable performance. MU-MIMO Technology ensures a stable wireless connection and increases the quality of connected clients and data processing while Beamforming Technology boosts range for 802.11ac wave2 Wi-Fi devices.

Besides connectivity, IPv6 support is there, knocking off virus attacks while protecting online transactions, simplifying data transmission and reducing processing time.

One of the unique features is Smart Traffic Prioritisation; combines both 2.4GHz and 5GHz under one Wi-Fi name, automatically analyze the surrounding Internet environment optimizing the Wi-Fi channel/bandwidth while avoiding interference to provide a faster signal frequency.

Verdict:
A powerful dual-band router that with a reasonable price, has a good range and is smart enough to identify and optimise channels for fast internet connectivity.

FOR:
Dual bands (2.4 GHz and 5GHz)
4 Antennas with 6 dBi covering an area 90 sq. meters
Comes with 28nm RealTek 1GHz Core CPU
MU-MIMO and Beamforming+ Technology
Good range

AGAINST:
USB 3.0 doesn’t support USB devices
Expensive investment for most people