Affordable Huawei Ax3000 vs Netgear vs Asus

We have previously discussed the new product released by Huawei, namely the Huawei ax3000 wifi-6 router with two versions where the difference is the processor embedded in the product board, either quad core or dual core processor.

These two router models are optimized to pair with all Huawei products that have the same chipset, so that there is optimal work synergy for all the latest generation Huawei phone products which are also based on wifi-6 technology including Huawei laptop and tablet products. Off course all other wifi devices can connect to these two versions of Huawei wifi-6 routers.

Huawei AX3000 router
Huawei AX3000 router

The good thing with these products is affordable, cheaper than other products from other vendors including Netgear and Asus.  

Huawei Ax3000 vs Netgear vs Asus

We take the quad core processor version and compare it with Netgear rax40 ax3000 router and Asus rt-ax58u ax3000 router. The last two products are tagged with more expensive price than Huawei, what makes these three products are different?

Comparison tables

Please refer to the two spec comparison tables below to help you understand the differences between the products. Table 1 shows you spec comparison table between Huawei ax3000 and Netgear rax40, while table 2 represents spec comparison between Huawei and Asus ax3000 routers.

Netgear rax40 wifi 6 router
Netgear rax40 ax3000 router

Wifi

These three products are designed based on ax3000 network segment, of course, technically the speed is the same for the three products, either speed @ 2.4GHz or @ 5GHz radio band. And all three models support 2×2 MU-MIMO even though the antenna design is different. Huawei and Asus use 4x external antennas design, each band with two antennas while the Netgear rax40 uses two external dual band antennas. Huawei ax3000 routers are designed to work optimally with other Huawei devices with latest wifi-6 technology.

One of Huawei latest phone products is Huawei P40 Pro which is equipped with latest wifi-6 technology 2 x 2 MIMO, 1024 QAM, 8 Spatial-stream with speed up to 2,400Mbps @5GHz band, ideal in connecting to Huawei AX3000 router with the same Huawei chipset.

Asus rt-ax58u ax3000 router
Asus rt-ax58u ax3000 router

Huawei MateBook X 2020 is also one of its laptop series which comes with wifi-6 wifi adapter, it comes with dual band 2×2 MIMO and supports WPA3 as well.

Off course those Huawei products can connect to any third party wifi-6 routers including Netgear rax40 ax3000 or Asus ax3000 routers or higher speed of wifi-6 router such as Asus rt-ax82u ax5400 router, or higher speed of Asus rt-ax86u ax5700 router, or any mesh wifi system such as Netgear Orbi rbk750 series.

Port interfaces

Physically, you can see the difference in interface ports between these three products, Huawei does not offer as many as 4x Gigabit LAN Ethernet ports like Netgear rax40 and Asus ax3000 or wifi routers in general. There are only three LAN ports and it is not equipped with a USB port like the two competing products.

Processor

Among these three products, Huawei actually has a quad core processor instead of the Rax40 which is dual core, Asus which is tri-core processor and again among the three routers Huawei ax3000 is the cheapest product compared to the other two products.

Table 1 Huawei vs Netgear rax40

ModelHuawei  ax3Netgear rax40
Wifi technologySimultaneous dual band ax3000 with 2×2 MU-MIMOSimultaneous dual band ax3000 with 2×2 MU-MIMO
Wifi speeds802.11ax/ac/n/a 2 x 2 & 802.11ax/n/b/g 2 x 2, MU-MIMO up to 2976 Mbps (2.4 GHz: 574 Mbps; 5 GHz: 2402 Mbps)5 GHz: 2402 Mbps(802.11ax), 2.4 GHz: 600 Mbps(802.11ax)
Antennas4x external antennas2x external antennas
Ethernet Ports1x Gigabit WAN port 3x Gigabit LAN ports1x Gigabit WAN port 4x Gigabit LAN ports
USB PortN/A1x USB 3.0
WPA3 readyYesN/A
ProcessorGigahome Quad core 1.4GHz processorIntel’s dual-core CPU
Price (Sep 2020 in Amazon)$109.99$169.99

Table 2 Huawei ax3000 vs Asus

ModelHuawei  ax3Asus rt-ax58u 
Wifi technologySimultaneous dual band ax3000 with 2×2 MU-MIMOsimultaneous dual band ax3000 with MU-MIMO and OFDMA, 160MHz and 1024-QAM; Asus AiMesh support
Wifi speeds802.11ax/ac/n/a 2 x 2 & 802.11ax/n/b/g 2 x 2, MU-MIMO up to 2976 Mbps (2.4 GHz: 574 Mbps; 5 GHz: 2402 Mbps)5 GHz: 2404 Mbps(802.11ax), 2.4 GHz: 574 Mbps(802.11ax)
Antennas4x external antennas4x External antennas 2×2 2.4GHz and 2×2 5GHz
Ethernet Ports1x Gigabit WAN port 3x Gigabit LAN ports1x Gigabit WAN port 4x Gigabit LAN ports
USB PortN/A1x USB 3.1 gen 1
WPA3 readyYesYes,
ProcessorGigahome Quad core 1.4GHz processor1.5 GHz tri-core processor with Memory 256 MB Flash 512 MB RAM
Price (Sep 2020 in Amazon)$109.99$218.00

It is indeed a good idea for those of you who use many of the latest Huawei products at home to install Huawei ax3000 router to ensure optimal connection and performance. For those of you who want to try wifi-6 router, you can try Huawei ax3000 router that is sold at an affordable price.

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For desktop computers that require connect to wifi-6 router, try Asus wifi-6 ax3000 adapter or TP-link Archer tx3000x adapter.

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