Edimax nMax Wireless 802.11n Gigabit Router

External Impressions

External Impressions

When we reviewed Edimax's nLITE wireless adaptor, we passed comment on the Apple-esque looks of it, and the same holds true with the BR-6574n. It has a clean and simple look to it,  which I personally love. There are no garish or overly bold statements to be found on the router, and everything to be found on it serves a purpose, with the exception of some simple branding.

Edimax BR-6574n - FrontTop View  Edimax BR-6574n - Bottom View

Located on the front of the router is a greyish brown panel, which features some LED lit displays that give connection status and network activity information. It also has the router name and model featured on the left hand side. This panel is in keeping with the simple style and works well.

Edimax BR-6574n - Front Panel Left  Edimax BR-6574n - Front Panel Right View

On the rear panel, you will see the power supply input socket, 4x gigabit ethernet sockets and 1x WAN ethernet socket. There are also the 3 mounts for the wireless adaptors and the WPS / Reset button, which we will discuss further later on in the review.

Edimax BR-6574n - Rear Panel  Edimax BR-6574n - With antennas fitted

The Edimax BR-6574n is also supplied with a base, which clips on to the underside of the router and allows for vertical placement of the router.

Edimax BR-6574n - Base unit for side mounting  Edimax BR-6574n - Vertical Mounting

On the whole, I really like the styling of the product, and it looks very clean and simple. I personally don't like products that are over complicated or try to make too bold a statement in terms of styling. The white colour may not be to everyones taste, but if you don't mind this, then the router looks well on a desktop, and I would not feel the need to hide it as I have with other routers.

Time to take a look at the install / setup process now 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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