Azores AX1800 Mesh wifi vs Meshforce M7 vs D-Link
New comer Azores releases another series of mesh AX1800 wifi-6 router in addition of Azores AX1500 mesh wifi. How does this product compete with D-Link Lx1870 and another new comer Meshforce M7 mesh wifi?
Azores wifi-6 routers
For residential and small office applications, both models of Azores mesh wifi-6 routers are appropriate knowing the products perform well for any applications of wifi connection including 4k streaming and online gaming.
What is the difference?
There two models that Azores offers, the Azores ax1500 and Azores ax1800. At a glance you can notice that Azores ax1500 comes with white color, while the ax1800 comes with matte black.
Technically the main difference between the two models is the network segment each model works; see the following spec comparison table 1 below. The first model is Azores ax1500 which speed @2.4GHz is 300Mbps, while Azores ax1800 the speed @2.4GHz band is 600Mbps. While the speed at 5GHz band is the same, 2×2 MIMO @1,200Mbps like other mesh wifi-6 ax1800 routers including D-Link lx1870.
Azores reduces the number of Ethernet LAN ports from 4x Gigabit WAN/LAN ports (ax1500) to only two Gigabit WAN/LAN ports on Azores ax1800.
Table 1 Azores ax1500 vs ax1800 series
|Model||Azores ax1500||Azores ax1800|
|Wifi speed||300Mbps @2.4GHz 1,200Mbps @5GHz||600Mbps @2.4GHz 1,200Mbps @5GHz|
|Ethernet Ports||1xGigabit WAN port 3xGigabit LAN ports||1xGigabit WAN port 1xGigabit LAN ports|
We’ll focus on Azores ax1800 mesh wifi-6 routers and compare it with competing products available in the market so far, D-link Lx1870 and new comer Meshforce m7.
- Simultaneous dual band ax1800 mesh wifi-6 system with 2×2 MU-MIMO
- Aggregated bandwidth up to 1800Mbps (1,200+600Mbps) with 2×2 MU-MIMO
- High gain internal Omni-directional antennas, 2x Internal Antennas with 5dBi Gain each band
- Wifi backhaul link @5GHz radio band and optional wired Ethernet backhaul
- Large coverage up to 3,000 sq ft / 2-pack, ideal for any home size
- 2x Gigabit WAN/LAN Ethernet port with auto sensing , no USB port is available
- Supports latest WPA3 wifi encryption
- No USB port
Azores ax1800 is sold with affordable price for wifi-6 mesh router and is ideal for homes for any sizes compared with its competing product D-Link lx1870 ax1800 mesh router and the three-band Meshforce M7 ac2100 mesh wifi. This product is tagged with the price around $171.00 (2-pack) in Amazon.
Azores ax1800 vs D-link vs Meshforce m7
Both Azores ax1800 and D-link Lx1870 are technically the same which each model works at the same ax1800 network segment. However, Meshforce is a simultaneous tri-band AC2100 mesh wifi and one of 5GHz radio band is used as dedicated backhaul link between nodes.
Most internal antennas are designed with standard gain around 2~3dBi antenna gain. Azores comes with high gain @5dBi dual band antennas and covers up to 3,000 sq ft technically. A single D-link ax1800 technically covers up to 3,000 sq ft; the real world would be different with written specs due to many obstacles that may exist.
Meshforce m7 also comes with 4x internal antennas and covers up to 2,000 sq ft each unit, and the number of Ethernet is 3x Gigabit ports.
All the three mesh wifi models support wired Ethernet backhaul to free up all the other radio bands for connected devices.
Table 2 Azores ax1800 vs D-link lx1870
|Mesh router||Azores ax1800||D-link Lx1870|
|Wifi technology||Simultaneous dual band ax1800 with OFDMA and MU-MIMO||Simultaneous dual band ax1800 mesh wifi-6|
|Wifi speeds||Up to 547Mbps @2.4GHz 2×2 MIMO Up to 1,200Mbps @5GHz 2×2 MIMO||Up to 547Mbps @2.4GHz Up to 1,200Mbps @5GHz|
|Antennas||Omni-directional antennas: 2 Internal Antennas with 5dBi Gain @2.4GHz 2 Internal Antennas with 5dBi Gain @5GHz||2 x 2.4G WLAN Internal Antenna, 2 x 5G WLAN Internal Antenna|
|Backhaul link||Wifi @5GHz and optional wired Ethernet backhaul||Smart wifi @5GHz backhaul Optional Ethernet wired backhaul|
|Coverage||Up to 3,000 sq ft /2-pack||275 sq. m / 3000 sq. ft / unit|
|Ethernet Ports||2x Gigabit WAN/LAN ports / unit with auto-detecting||1xGigabit WAN port 4xGigabit LAN port|
|Processor||Unknown||Broadcom BCM6750 (1.5 GHz / 3 cores)|
|Security||WPA-PSK,WPA2-PSK, WPA3-SAE, AES, TKIP, WPS||WPA/WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA2/WPA3-Personal (WPS not supported), WPA3 Only (WPS Not supported)|
|Others||Works with Alexa and Google Assistant|
|Dimension||6 inches (16cm) tall and 4 inch (9.6cm) diameter / φ 96 x 160.5mm||100 x 100 x 194 mm (3.94 x 3.94 x 7.64 in)|
Table 3 below shows you spec difference between Azores ax1800 and Meshforce m7. See that Meshforce m7 is a three-band mesh wifi, however it is still based on wifi-5 technology, while Azores is wifi-6 mesh wifi.
Table 3 Azores ax1800 vs Meshforce m7
|Mesh router||Azores ax1800||Meshforce M7|
|Wifi technology||Simultaneous dual band ax1800 with OFDMA and MU-MIMO 2×2||Simultaneous tri-band ac2100 wave 2 with 2×2 MU-MIMO|
|Wifi speeds||Up to 547Mbps @2.4GHz 2×2 MIMO Up to 1,200Mbps @5GHz 2×2 MIMO||867Mbps @5GHz band 1 867Mbps @5GHz band 2 300Mbps @2.4GHz|
|Antennas||Omni-directional antennas: 2 Internal Antennas with 5dBi Gain @2.4GHz 2 Internal Antennas with 5dBi Gain @5GHz||4x Internal antennas|
|Backhaul link||Wifi @5GHz and optional wired Ethernet backhaul||Dedicated backhaul @5GHz 867Mbps and optional wired Ethernet|
|Coverage||Up to 3,000 sq ft /2-pack||6,000 sq ft /3-pack|
|Ethernet Ports||2x Gigabit WAN/LAN ports / unit with auto-detecting||1xGigabit WAN port 2xGigabit LAN port|
|Processor||Unknown||Dual core 900Mhz CPU with 256MB RAM DDR3|
|Security||WPA-PSK,WPA2-PSK, WPA3-SAE, AES, TKIP, WPS||WPA2|
|Others||Works with Amazon Alexa|
|Dimension||6 inches (16cm) tall and 4 inch (9.6cm) diameter / φ 96 x 160.5mm||5.3 in x 4.4 in x 5.3 in (134 mm x 112 mm x 134 mm)|
|Price||$170.99 (2-pack)||$259.00 /3-pack|
If your home devices are still based on wifi-5, Meshforce M7 is appropriate even though mesh wifi-6 is backward compatible with wifi-5 based devices, selecting wifi-6 mesh wifi is recommended since the technology evolves quickly.
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