Honor Router 3 review – comments – GSMArena.com


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Anonymous, 11 hours agoI was interested in the router but saw it at a friends house and was disappointed.

To keep … moreI apologize if the review came out sounding biased in any way. That was definitely not the intention. I can assure you, it is not paid or sponsored in any way. The fact of the matter is that Honor just managed to deliver one of the first affordable Wi-Fi 6 routers to the European market, which we used as an opportunity to check, in a more general sense, whether a budget Wi-Fi 6 router is worth it over, say a slightly more feature-rich and higher-end Wi-Fi ac one, for around the same price.

Of course, as is usually the case, the answer varies greatly depending on personal needs and preference. Personally, I have been waiting for the Xiaomi ax3600 to come out on the global market for over 3 months now, but neither it, nor the Redmi ax5 seem to be close to an international release. My personal home network setup, as described in the review, is still based around an original Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Mini router, along with a Xiaomi Wi-Fi extender, that gets along well with its sibling router. In my mind, a Xiaomi AX3600 would have been an easier and more hassle-free, “drop-in” solution. However, I stand by my experience with the Honor Router 3. It was surprisingly easy to implant into my setup and it covers all of my feature needs well. My personal network seems to be rapidly expanding with IoT, which is why Wi-Fi 6 sounds like a perfect upgrade. Again, this might not be equally relevant or true for everyone out there. But, I do feel like now is a good time to start thinking about a reasonable Wi-Fi 6 replacement for existing ac equipment, if you are starting to board the IoT bandwagon.

Hence, if is fair to say that the Honor Router 3 is a perfectly valid Wi-Fi 6 value offer right now, but definitely not the only one to consider. What we really wanted to look at with the article is the bigger picture of whether Wi-Fi 6 is good value, clear-up some of its technical details and identify users that could potentially benefit from a router upgrade, now that they are affordable enough.

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Anonymous, 6 hours agoif you care about privacy of your data stay away from these 2 brands huawei and honor.as long … moreIm from germany and i have 2 Huawei routers and i know china is not spying on us but USA equipment are spying alot. German Information Security Agency, and the European Commission have been investigating Huawei’s products for several years, but they have not found backdoors in Huawei’s equipment. So far, no security problems have been discovered.

During the investigation of Cisco products in the United States, security vulnerabilities were frequently discovered. From 2013 to the present, 10 vulnerabilities have been discovered.

Instead of worrying about Huawei’s product security, it is better to look out and speak out about US equipment spying on people like Cisco.

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  • Sergei Lukasenko
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My friend just ripped out a Huawei router/switch/wifi combo from his house and replaced it with a Ubiquity EdgeRouter X and Unifi AP AC Pro.

The Huawei router sucked at the job.

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  • Anonymous
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if you care about privacy of your data stay away from these 2 brands huawei and honor.as long as you live in china thats fine no privacy there hehe !

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I was interested in the router but saw it at a friends house and was disappointed.

To keep it short, aside from AX support it is even worse than my current 6 years old AC router, plus I really need 4x ethernet (for 2x PC, 1x NAS and 1x steam link) because I don’t want a switch in between (in my country you cannot use your own modem, so my router is connected to the provided one, I prefer not even bigger cable mess)

That all aside this feels like a paid “review”, that sucks and is misleading.

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Anonymous, 22 hours agoThe worse thing you can do is plug a usb drive into a router. That’s not it’s job. … moreAgree, but print servers are an additional plus…

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Victor Krams, 16 Aug 2020“with my existing setup can be attributed the Honor Router 3 simply having more power to … moreMost budget processor isn’t really ‘Hardware NAT or offloading’, but really skip packet being processed by the CPU. Enabling feature may force the packet back to the processor, essentially drop performance back to its real state. Such as detail traffic report, L7 QoS, etc. Will really need to see more deep analysis how Huawei design both the hardware and software.

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jakov1, 23 hours agoMy friend just ripped out Ubiquity EdgeRouter X and Unifi AP AC Pro from his house and replace… moreMy friend just replace the Huawei networking gear with Mikrotik, because Huawei suck at provide a clean network environment.

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Looks like a rake, minus the handle

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apprise, 16 Aug 2020Good review and good price £80 here in UK. I do feel like In the past 12 months honor have upp… moreMaybe Huawei are trying build brand recognition of Honor as Huawei brand is tainted.

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jakov1, 23 hours agoMy friend just ripped out Ubiquity EdgeRouter X and Unifi AP AC Pro from his house and replace… moreOk

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Interesting read. More like this please!

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gringo, 16 Aug 2020WTF, in 2020 and NO USB port !!! What’s the point to have such speed ??? I don’t kno… moreThe worse thing you can do is plug a usb drive into a router. That’s not it’s job. If you want to set up a file server, do it properly with a samba share on a dedicated system. Otherwise, you’re just asking for security issues.

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Victor Krums, 16 Aug 2020My friend just ripped out a Huawei router/switch/wifi combo from his house and replaced it wit… moreMy friend just ripped out Ubiquity EdgeRouter X and Unifi AP AC Pro from his house and replaced it with a Huawei router/switch/wifi combo.

The Ubiquity router sucked at the job.

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  • Jonathan
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Is there anyone who can give me official gloabal version link of this router from aliexpress.com, because i am unable to find official link, and honor is not available in our region.. please

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  • Victor Krums
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My friend just ripped out a Huawei router/switch/wifi combo from his house and replaced it with a Ubiquity EdgeRouter X and Unifi AP AC Pro.

The Huawei router sucked at the job.

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  • Victor Krams
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“with my existing setup can be attributed the Honor Router 3 simply having more power to throw around, with its 1.2GHz dual-core chipset.”

Does it have hardware NAT offload ?

How long can we expect the firmware support to be around ?

The usual 1 to 2 year is laughable if that is the case, as vendors like Ubiquity and Mikrotik will support their devices for 5 years+.

Although Mikrotik a great router need some serious work in the WIFI department.

With all that said, I would have WiFi 5 any day of the week over WiFi 6 on better supported equipment like Ubiquity Unifi, HP Aruba or Meraki.

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Lilian, 16 Aug 2020Put a router in every house, made by a company that is financially sponsored by the Chinese go… morejeez, same trolling on every Honor/Huawei article … originality error 404.