How good is xiaomi routers (3,3G,Etc)?


#1

Hi so I just moved into a studio apartment, free netflix and the ISP provided modem is not adequate tech news for my needs. So I was looking for an AC router, for around 5 devices or 10 if my friends are coming, and I was thinking to purchase xiaomi router. I Is the 3g or the 3 router worth the price? can you use Open VPN on them and how does it perform?Thanks!


#2

We have already several topics regarding Xiaomi routers.
Please use the forum search to find them and get a first impression of how good or bad they are working.


#3

Short answer, they're MIPS based so VPN performance wont be very good or overall performance (by todays standards) unless you can utilize hardware acceleration in terms of routing performance. I would highly recommend you to look at ARM based solutions like Linux WRT1*/3200X/WRT32X, Turris MOX, Espressobin board or possibly QCA IPQ4/8 but beware that hardware support isn't as good as for Marvell based solutions.