Huawei Q2 Pro Mesh Hybrid Wifi

Huawei introduces another series of mesh wifi – Huawei Q2 Pro Mesh Hybrid Wifi. How good is it compared with TP-link Deco P9?

Huawei Q2 Pro

Huawei Q2 Pro is a simultaneous dual band AC1200 mesh wifi system in general but it comes with PLC turbo technology as backhaul. With your wifi devices that work @2.4GHz band, Q2 Pro delivers speed up to 300Mbps. With your wireless N MU-MIMO compliant devices, it delivers 2×2 MU-MIMO up to 867Mbps.

Huawei Q2 Pro consists of Q2 Pro router as the base station and one wall-plug model satellite as range extender with mesh technology. You can add one or more Q2 Pro satellites up to 15 satellites for larger coverage.

Huawei Q2 Pro Mesh Wifi
Huawei Q2 Pro Mesh Wifi

Powerline backhaul

Mesh wifi networks generally use a wifi connection for link communication between nodes (between mesh router and mesh satellite), or what is referred to as backhaul link. However, wifi signals often experience obstacles when they have to penetrate thick walls between rooms at home. For this reason, Huawei offers a powerline backhaul solution with PLC turbo technology. It is similar approach as offered by TP-link Deco P9. See also TP-link Deco P9 hybrid mesh wifi. See also Deco P9 vs Orbi vs Velop.

Powerline adapters are commonly used as network communication media like UTP network cables in general, but powerline uses the existing electrical wiring in your home as a data transmission medium. Of course, when compared to a wifi connection that is vulnerable to signal interference, a powerline network is relatively more reliable like wired Ethernet network. With powerline as backhaul, Huawei Q2 Pro is like a three-band mesh wifi with one of the band is used as dedicated backhaul and the other two radi bands are used for connected devices up to 1.2Gbps.

Highlights

  • Simultaneous dual band AC1200 mesh wifi system with 2×2 MU-MIMO
  • Wifi speeds of up to 300Mbps @2.4GHz plus up to 867Mbps @5GHz band with 2×2 MU-MIMO
  • Consists of Q2 Pro router as base station and you can extend the mesh wifi coverage by adding one or more Q2 satellite up to 15 satellites in a single electrical circuit breaker network
  • Gigabit powerline as dedicated backhaul between base station and satellites
  • 3x Gigabit Ethernet ports for base station and 1x Gigabit LAN port for satellite
  • Works synchronously as soon as satellites connect to the base station with the single network name password
  • Network optimization works automatically with self learning network technology

Cons

  • No USB port for share storage

Huawei Q2 Pro that comes with one base station and one wall-plug model satellite (2-pack) is tagged affordable price around $120.0 in some online retail stores including Amazon (#ads).

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See also another series of Huawei router with affordable price – Huawei AX3 wifi-6 AX3000 router which is tagged with affordable price around $95.0 in Amazon.

Huawei Q2 vs Deco P9

Huawei Q2 Pro is not the first mesh wifi product that uses powerline as a backhaul link, previously there has been a similar product available in the market offered by TP-link – Deco P9 which also uses a powerline backhaul.

Deco P9 powerline mesh wifi
Deco P9 powerline mesh wifi

Similar technology

Both of these two products use the same wifi technology, simultaneous dual band ac1200 with powerline backhaul. Unlike the Huawei Q2, the Deco P9 provides an optional wired Ethernet backhaul when you combine the Deco P9 with other Deco models so there is a hybrid backhaul.

Take a look at the following spec comparison table between Huawei Q2 Pro and Deco P9 hybrid powerline.

Table 1 Huawei Q2 vs Deco P9

ModelHuawei Q2 Pro (2-pack)Deco P9 (3-pack)
Wifi technologySimultaneous ac1200 dual band hybrid mesh wifiSimultaneous ac1200 dual band hybrid mesh wifi with MU-MIMO
Wifi speeds300Mbps @2.4GHz +  867Mbps @5GHz 802.11ac 2 x 2 & 802.11n 2 x 2 MU-MIMO300Mbps @2.4GHz +  867Mbps @5GHz  
Backhaul1Gbps Powerline with Huawei Plc Turbo Technology1Gbps Powerline
Ethernet PortsRouter: 1x Gigabit WAN port + 2xGigabit LAN ports Satellite: 1x Gigabit LAN2 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (WAN/LAN auto-sensing) per Deco unit
Works with AlexaUnspecifiedYes
Price$119.99$289.99

Deco P9 can either work as the mesh router or as the satellite depends which WAN port connects to the internet modem and it works automatically. Click the link below to shop the product in Amazon ((#ads).

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 Related products

For rural areas where no wired internet services available, you may consider Orbi Lbr20 4G LTE mesh wifi or affordable Wirelessys TM120 4G LTE mesh wifi.

For businesses, you may also like Orbi SXK80 wifi-6 mesh wifi for businesses with ax6000 technology. And add Netgear eax15 ax1800 range extender.

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