Huawei is an old acquaintance in the IFA and has not missed the 2019 edition. The company has taken advantage of the event to announce new colors for the Huawei P30 Pro, the new Kirin 990, the Freebuds 3 and, incidentally, has brought its PLC to Europe. We talk about WiFi Q2 Pro, a device that, like any advanced PLC, seeks to bring the WiFi to the dead spots of the houses.
The Huawei WiFi Q2 Pro is from Gigabit category and compatible with Turbo PLC, something that is worth it to carry a bandwidth of 200 Mbps without losses. In addition, the base, which is what we will connect to the main router, supports up to 15 satellites, something interesting for users with large houses or for large offices.
WiFi Q2 Pro datasheet
HUAWEI WIFI Q2 PRO
Base: 112 mm x 73.3 mm x 183.5 mm
Base: 1 x GE WAN, 2 x GE LAN
H (to pair) button compatible with WPS
A status indicator
Anti-brute force algorithms
802.11v and 802.11s protocol
1 Gbps G.hn PLC connection
Plug in and go
One of the characteristics of the most powerful PLCs is that the synchronization is almost instantaneous, and in the WiFi Q2 Pro it was not going to be otherwise. Simply connect the base to an outlet (important: to the wall as far as possible) and the satellite in a remote area and will synchronize automatically. You can add up to 15 satellites and, to connect to the base, just press the "Pair" button. The SSID and password of the database will be synchronized, so no additional configuration will be necessary.
According to Huawei tests, its PLC achieves higher speeds than conventional routers and maintains a more stable latency in video games. For example, in their tests they talk about next to the base you get 204 Mbps and connected to the satellite 201 Mbps, while in other routers the speed drops from 204 Mbps to between 8 and 10 Mbps.
Obviously, this must be taken with tweezers because hThere are many factors to consider, such as the distance between the base and the satellite, the age of the electrical installation or the noise caused by other appliances. In addition, the speed and latency may vary depending on whether we connect to the WiFi network or using the Ethernet cable socket on the satellites.
HUawei PLCs are compatible with continuous roaming and band address, which allows "to automatically switch between the best WiFi bands" depending on the stability of each of them. For that, of course, a compatible device with both bands will be needed, although they are currently quite common. They also change the channel to connect at least saturated and, they say from the company, learn from our habits to optimize based on the tasks we do.
Finally, it should be noted that PLCs can be control from a smartphone application. From it you can see the status of the network, enable a WiFi network for guests, set the speed limits and a usage time, pause connectivity on the devices and change the WiFi mode.
About its release date and price nothing is known yet, but we will update this article as soon as we know more information.