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Huawei Unveiled HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro for Global Release at 2019 IFA

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 10, 2019, 3:45 pm IST
Updated Sep 10, 2019, 3:45 pm IST
The HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro achieves significantly higher networking speeds and lower latency.
As a third-generation Huawei base-satellite router, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro focuses on resolving the interference problems that occur during network signal transmission. (Photo: AP)
 As a third-generation Huawei base-satellite router, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro focuses on resolving the interference problems that occur during network signal transmission. (Photo: AP)

Huawei launched its new-generation whole-home Wi-Fi system, HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro, at the 2019 IFA site in Germany on September 06. Equipped with Huawei's Gigahome 5630 gigabit PLC modem chip and featuring innovative PLC Turbo technology, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro router greatly enhances anti-interference for PLC networking to realize fast data transfers and low latency, laying the groundwork for the widespread adoption of new technologies, such as 200 Mbps broadband and faster fibre-optic broadband.

The HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro can be plugged in areas with a weak signal for full coverage in even a spacious, multi-story home. The combination of dual-band auto-selection, seamless roaming, and automatic channel optimization, aims to equip Q2 Pro users with a smart Wi-Fi experience that covers every nook and cranny in any household.

 

Gigabit PLC networking: lossless 200 Mbps broadband coverage

The proliferation of 200 Mbps and faster broadband, along with the increasing number of smart devices in private homes, has caused a sharp surge in transmission traffic on major signal channels.

As a third-generation Huawei base-satellite router, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro focuses on resolving the interference problems that occur during network signal transmission. It utilizes Huawei's gigabit PLC modem chip and PLC Turbo technology to substantially reduce signal noise and enhance the quality of communications between base and satellite routers. Compared with its predecessor, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro achieves significantly higher networking speeds and lower latency.

Furthermore, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro 3 Pack Hybrid version utilizes 5 GHz mesh Wi-Fi technology and hybrid networking of PLC and Wi-Fi networks to offer theoretical connection speeds of up to 1,867 Mbps, making it ideal for homes with fast broadband access.

Full-home Wi-Fi coverage, with hassle-free plug-and-play

In addition to the 50%–120% increase in networking performance, the HUAWEI Q2 Pro inherits its predecessor's plug-and-play feature, and allows for the connection of up to 15 satellites for every configured base, far exceeding the number of supported secondary routers for similar products. This ensures that every corner in a spacious home has access to a full-speed Internet connection.

In order to provide intelligent Wi-Fi connectivity, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro supports dual-band auto-selection and seamless roaming, automatically connecting users to the hotspot and frequency band with the strongest signal, and optimizing Wi-Fi channels to prevent interference from nearby signals.

For an even more convenient configuration, automatic network port identification technology saves users from confusing with WAN and LAN ports. Additionally, a new router can automatically obtain the Wi-Fi password from the old router when connected, for direct Internet access.

IPv6 support, for increased security and lower latency

Worth noting is that the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro supports the next-generation IPv6 network communication protocol, to further bolster user privacy and network security.

Compared with the IPv4 protocol, IPv6 has a seemingly inexhaustible supply of addresses at its disposal. IPv6 addresses are generated randomly by combining the IP address prefixes issued by the Internet service provider's servers, with the MAC address of the device itself, making them harder to penetrate. The encryption options offered by the IPv6 protocol provide for guaranteed first-rate security on the router and connected devices.

As more and more services support IPv6, routers that only support IPv4 will quickly become obsolete. Therefore, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro and other Huawei routers have blazed a trail in fully supporting IPv6 to build the next-generation networks of the future ahead of schedule.

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