Best Value Wavlink Wifi System

Wavlink offers various models of Wavelink wifi system with much affordable prices compared with others. How good they are compared with competing products such as TP-link?

For home wifi needs for the use of non critical tasks such as for internet browsing, social media activities and video streaming, using an affordable wifi system is certainly the choice of most people. Wavlink provides solutions with a variety of wavelink wifi products, either wavelink wifi routers, wifi extender or indoor wireless access point.

Wavlink Routers

Wavlink introduces various models of wavlink routers based on wireless ac technology, I’m still waiting for the next generation of wifi 6 products either wifi 6 router or wifi 6 adapters. Let’s start from the low end product wifi ac1200 router and try to find the competing products such as TP-link or Tenda.

Wavlink AC1200 High Power

One of the latest series of wavelink routers in the low end class is the Wavlink AC1200 high power long range router, a dual band router with a very affordable price of around $ 30. We know at the beginning of the emergence of wireless ac (wifi 5) technology products based on AC1200 router they were tagged with the prices around $ 120, and now since the emergence of wifi 6 products (6th generation wifi) the wireless ac products have begun to fall in price.

Wavlink AC1200 Router
Wavlink AC1200 High Power Router

Highlights

  • Dual band wireless ac1200 with high power amplifiers for long range coverage
  • Speeds up to 867Mbps @5Ghz band and up to 300Mbps @2.4Ghz band
  • Comes with 2×2 5dBi MIMO high gain 4x external antennas
  • Better heat dissipation with 4~5mm upper cover heat sink and better holes ventilation on the bottom
  • Can be configured as wifi router, bridge and WISP
  • Comes with 5x Ethernet ports like other routers in general
Cons
  • No USB port

The competing product you may consider is TP-link Archer A5 wireless ac1200 with two external antennas, 2dBi antennas (compare with wavelink that comes with 4x 5dBi external antennas.

Wavlink AC3000 Router

One of the new products offered by Wavlink is the Wavelink AC3000 three band router, which was released in mid-2019 and is sold at an affordable price of around $ 110, compared to other similar AC3000 three bands products on the market that are tagged for over $ 160. Call it as a comparison Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3000 router or TP-link Archer C3200 router.

Wavlink AC3000 Router
Wavlink AC3000 Tri-band Router

Highlights

  • Wireless AC3000 tri-band router with easy one touchlink clients connection, no password needed
  •  Simultaneous three band speeds up to 1733Mbps @5Ghz band 1 + 867Mbps @5Ghz band 2 + 400Mbps @2.4Ghz band 3
  • 8x high gain 5dBi Omni-directional external antennas for larger area to cover
  • Supports MU-MIMO for multi user data through put
  • 5x Gigabit Ethernet ports and 1x USB 3.0
Cons
  • Some people cannot find it work with AT&T

You may compare it with other similar products, such as TP-link Archer C3200 which is also a tri-band router. Archer has a bit difference with the speeds, 1300Mbps @5Ghz band 1 + 1300Mbps @5Ghz band 2 plus 600Mbps @2.4Ghz band.

Wavlink Whole Home System

Finally we take one mesh wifi system product, mesh wifi system products that have been released by almost all network vendors in the last two years. Wavlink released its Wavelink dual band whole home system. Wavlink claims that this 3-set product consisting of one mesh router plus two satellite points can cover up to 6,000 sq ft.

Wavlink AC1200 Mesh wifi system
Wavlink AC1200 Mesh wifi system

Highlights

  • Start with 3-set mesh whole system which consists of main mesh wifi router plus 2-satelite point as the extenders. Add more satellite as need for larger coverage
  • Dual band speeds of up to 1200Mbps (900Mbps @5Ghz band plus 300Mbps @2.4Ghz band)
  • Touchlink technology for one touch on the top of the router to connect clients without the password
  • Three Gigabit Ethernet ports each unit for more wired connection to smart TV, desktops or other Ethernet based devices
  • One network name for easy seamless roaming between the nodes
Cons
  • Not so good customer rating, you may read how they testimony with the products even though some are bias

This Wavlink whole home system is tagged with affordable price around $130 for three-set product, this could be one of the cheapest mesh wifi system products in the market (click here to see top 10 mesh wifi system).

You probably need to see the top rated mesh wifi system products in the market with affordable price such as TP-link Deco M5 which the rated is 4.3 out of 5 stars and tagged with the price around $160. Or you may consider new startup product with got the best seller in Amazon – the Meshforce M1, and the newer model is Meshforce M3 and M3s. See also Meshforce M3 vs Deco mesh wifi system.

Wavelink WL-570HA1

Now the last product I would like to discuss more detail is the outdoor access point. Wavelink WL-570HA1 is one of affordable outdoor longe range wifi AP products in the market today. Wavelink WL-570HA1 is one of affordable outdoor longe range wifi AP products in the market today.

Wavelink WL-570HA1 is designed with dual band support with speeds of up to 150Mbps @2.4GHz band and up to 433Mbps @5GHz band. With high power 1000mW antenna design and polarized dual band antenna design, this product is ideal for delivering wifi to long distance.

Currently in the market you might be familiar with single band wireless outdoor APs that work either in single 2.4GHz or 5GHz band. You can mention popular TP-link CPE510 which works in single 5GHz band and EnGenius ENH202 that works in single 2.4GHz band.

wavelink wl-570 wireless ac AP

Main features

  • Dual band long range wifi AP with AC600 technology
  • Delivering high speeds of up to 433Mbps @5GHz band and up to 150Mbps @2.4GHz band
  • High power 30dBm / 1000mW dual polarized external antennas
  • 1x 10/100Mbps Passive POE support for easy deployment
  • Supports high security wireless encryption
  • Multiple operation modes including wireless AP, wireless router and WISP
  • Built-in lightening arrester ideal for outdoor placement

This product is tagged with the price under $100, almost the same segment price as those home wifi products. In the market, you can find couple of vendors that offers wifi long range AP products with affordable price including TP-link with its CPE510 series and EnGenius with its ENH202 series.

Comparison

Take a look at the following two spec comparison tables that help you understand the differences and see which one is suitable to meet your need. Table 1 shows you comparison between Wavelink and TP-link while table 2 is comparison between Wavelink and Engenius.

Wifi

Should you require dual band wifi network, WL-570HA1 is ideal solution for your outdoor projects, while both TP-link and EnGenius work in single band. TP-link CPE510 works in single 5GHz band while EnGenius ENH202 works in most crowded 2.4GHz band.

Wavelink WL-570HA is one of dual band wireless AC access point products, not many outdoor AP products are based wireless AC standard. You see that today the next generation wifi standard is the fastest wireless AD (802.11AD) which is today applied to TP-link Talon AD7200 and Netgear Nighthawk X10 AD7200 router.

Ethernet Port

Both CPE510 and EnGenius ENH202 are designed with dual Ethernet port, one port is used for POE connection to the POE Switch or POE injector while the other one is used as POE pass through, ideal for connecting to the outdoor video camera.

Protection

Since all the three products are designed for outdoor, weatherproof and lightening protection are couple of important features for outdoor products. Both Wavelink and CPE510 are designed with lightening protection but EnGenius is not.

See more details from the following two tables.

Table 1 Wavelink WL-570HA1 Vs TP-link CPE510

 Wavelink WL-570HA1TP-link CPE510
Wifi technologyDual band AC600

 

up to 150Mbps @2.4GHz band

up to 433Mbps @5GHz band

Single 5GHz band N300

 

Speed up to 300Mbps

AntennasHigh Power 30dBm / 1000mW and External Dual Polarization AntennaBuilt-in 13dBi 2×2 dual-polarized directional MIMO antenna

 

Adjustable transmission power from 0 to 27dBm/500mw

Ethernet PortWeather-proof RJ45 connector, integrated Passive PoE1x 10/100Mbps Shielded Ethernet Port (LAN0,Passive PoE in / Power + Data)

 

1x 10/100Mbps Shielded Ethernet Port (LAN1, Passive PoE Passthrough / Data)

ProtectionBuilt-in lightening arresterProtection: 15KV ESD; 6000V Lightning Protection

 

Enclosure: Outdoor ASA stabilized plastic material; IPX5 waterproof Certification

Operation modesWireless AP, Wireless router and WISPAP / Client / Repeater / AP Router / AP Client Router (WISP) operation modes
Price$82.99$56.00

Table 2 Wavelink WL-570HA1 Vs EnGenius ENH202

 Wavelink WL-570HA1EnGenius ENH202
Wifi technologyDual band AC600

 

up to 150Mbps @2.4GHz band

up to 433Mbps @5GHz band

Single 2.4GHz band N300

 

Speed up to 300Mbps

AntennasHigh Power 30dBm / 1000mW and External Dual Polarization AntennaBuilt-in 10dBi dual polarity directional MIMO antenna with 800mW / 29dBm high power amplifier

 

Up to 2 miles distance

 

Ethernet PortWeather-proof RJ45 connector, integrated Passive PoE2x 10/100Mbps POE

 

 

ProtectionBuilt-in lightening arresterIP67 rated weatherproof and UV resistant coating
Operation modesWireless AP, Wireless router and WISPWireless bridge / wireless AP
Price$90.99$49.99

Click the following links to learn more detail, spec and current prices and rating in Amazon.

Summary

Wavlink wifi system is one of affordable products available in the market today, ranging from low end AC1200 router, AC3000 tri-band router, Wavelink mesh wifi system and affordable wavlink outdoor access point.

See also wireless ac mesh access point outdoor offered by Ubiquiti – the Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M and UAP-AC-M-PRO mesh AP

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