Edimax nMax Wireless 802.11n Gigabit Router

Introduction

Introduction

A couple of weeks ago, we reviewed the Edimax nLITE USB wireless adaptor, and we were pretty impressed with it. We have now managed to get our hands on the other half of the wireless networking equation and we will be taking a very close look at it here. First let's find out a little bit about Edimax and what they have to say on the product we are reviewing, their flagship router, the Edimax nMax Wireless 802.11n Gigabit Router, also known as the Edimax BR-6574n.
 

About Edimax:

Edimax Technology was founded in Taiwan, in 1986. They specialise in the design, manufacture and marketing of neworking equipment. Their headquarters are based in Taipei County, Taiwan, and the company maintains branch offices in Miami, San Jose, Beijing, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Poland, Romania and most recently, France and Russia. All Edimax's products are CE, FCC and C-Tick emission certified and driver compatibility tests are being performed by Microsoft, Novell and NSTL. In 2003, the company was ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 certified, further ensuring the highest quality of products and services. Their mission statement is pretty clear: 'Networking People Together'.
 

Edimax BR-6574n Overview:

Edimax BR-6574n is a high performance broadband router which complies with gigabit Ethernet ports and wireless 11N solution. With advanced wireless11N MIMO technology, it’s wireless data transmission rate can be 12 times better (up to 300Mbps) and 6 times better coverage than a standard 802.11g/b router.

BR-6574n supports Edimax EZView management system which allows you to manage your router locally or remotely. UPnP compatible devices are automatically detected and information about the device will be listed in the management interface of the router. EZMax is a unique Multi-language Setup CD Wizard.

You can setup the router to the Internet within minutes by following the simple animated steps.The BR-6574n is a high cost-efficiency router for Small office / Home office users, all computers and network devices can share a single xDSL / cable modem internet connection at high speed.

 (from the Edimax website product page)

 
Features:

• Complies with 300Mbps wireless 802.11b/g/n standards
• Built-in 1WAN+4LAN 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Ports
• Supports Multi-language EZmax Setup Wizard to setup Internet connection, ESSID, wireless security and perform firmware upgrade
• Supports Edimax EZView central bandwidth management
• Supports DDNS, DMZ, Virtual Server and QoS
 

Specifications: 

 

HARDWARE INTERFACE
MANAGEMENT
POWER ADAPTOR
• 1 WAN + 4 LAN 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet Ports
• LED Indicators: Power, WAN, LAN and LNK/ACT
• 3dBi RP-SMA Detachable Antenna x 3
• WPS / Reset Button
• Supports Remote Management
• Supports EZView Management
• System Status and Security Log (Web Interface)
• Firmware Upgradeable
• DC 12V, 1A
WAN
INSTALLATION
MEMORY
• Supports cable/xDSL modem
• WAN protocol: PPPoE/Static IP/PPTP/Dynamic IP/ L2TP
• Multi-language EZMax Setup Wizard
• 4 MB NOR Flash
• 16 MB SDRAM
SECURITY
OUTPUT POWER
HUMIDITY
• NAT/NAPT IP Sharing
• 64/128-bit WEP Encryption and WPA-PSK, WPA2- PSK security
• QoS
• DHCP Server/Client
• SPI Anti-Dos Firewall
• 11n: 16±1dBm, 11g: 16±1dBm
• 11b:18±1dBm
• 10-90%
• (Non-condensing)
RECEIVE SENSITIVITY
TEMPERATURE
• 11n (40MHz): -68dBm
• 11n (20MHz):
-71dBm,
• 11g: -74dBm, 11b: -87dBm
• 0~45 Degree Celsius 
FUNCTIONS
DIMENSION
CERTIFICATIONS
• Supports AP , AP Client , Bridge , WDS and
• Universal Repeater mode
• Port Triggering for Special Applications
• DDNS (DynDNS, TZO)
• Virtual Server and DMZ
• Access Control List and URL Blocking
• Static Routing
• UPnP
• VPN Pass Through (IPSec/PPTP)
• 192 x 115 x 29 mm
 
• CE, FCC
OPERATING SYSTEM
• Windows OS (98SE/ME/NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista)
• Mac OS X
• Linux

 

So now its time to have a close look at what you get for your hard earned cash, starting with the packaging and contents on the next page. 

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Most Recent Comments

15-04-2009, 07:01:29

TopSecret
A couple of weeks ago, we reviewed the Edimax nLITE USB wireless adaptor, and we were pretty impressed with it. We have now managed to get our hands on the other half of the wireless networking equation and we will be taking a very close look at it here.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...173340790s.jpg

Read the full review here.

15-04-2009, 07:04:59

zak4994
That front panel looks so ewww.

15-04-2009, 08:33:48

Rastalovich
Price on this for the features it has make it a very good purchase.

The radio channels wouldn't really be helped by the dual 2.4/5.8 newer versions that are coming out, mainly as they're "meant" to be for media traffic devices. Only today looked at a view screen for a hd camera using the 5.8 freq to see the screen of the camera - it's pretty impressive. Ofc the 2.4g traffic doesn't afflict it. 2.4 being free for use does tend to get pretty crowded, but there are tools out there that will allow u to graphically see how busy the traffic is about u so that u can pick the best for ur setup.

Notice a trend of them looking similar to what the Apple wireless-n predicted router will look like. Believe this is coming in May. Perhaps with the wireless n-iPhones.

The price seals this unit for me. U can buy barely usefull wireless-g routers, with gigabit switches, for just under the price.

I'm w8ing for a d-link 855? unit with the dual radio, out of interest above the features also.

Great stuff.

15-04-2009, 12:39:53

BloomerzUK
Nice review.

I am thinking about upgrading from my aging Linksys Wireless G router. Would be nice to have a Gigabit network, and it's getting a bit haggered from all the wireless connections..

17-04-2009, 08:20:25

TopSecret
Thanks, and glad you enjoyed the review. Totally agreed on the price. I paid more for a 54g router a few months ago, and it hasn't got half the features of this one. As I said in the review, I would recommend this router to anyone who wants to upgrade to 802.11n and gigabit LAN.

@Zak: When you see the panel in person, it ties in really well with the router. I think these routers with the LCD displays are a bit of overkill tbh, as a router is normally shoved on a shelf, under a desk or somewhere out of direct sight.
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