ASUS Announces ZenWiFi AX Mini (XD4) for Whole-Home Wi-Fi 6 Coverage

Posted in Jun 14, 2020 in News, no comment

ASUS just announced the ZenWiFi AX Mini (XD4), an ultracompact dual-band Wi-Fi 6 mesh router system designed to provide whole-home Wi-Fi 6 coverage in a stylish, space-saving format.

ZenWiFi AX Mini

Available in three-pack bundles containing one router and two extension nodes, the ZenWiFi AX Mini is a Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) device offering Wi-Fi speeds1 of up to 1800 Mbps. It’s designed to deliver fast and reliable Wi-Fi with easy setup and management. The units are ultracompact — ZenWiFi AX Mini has a footprint of just nine square centimeters — with a premium elegant design that suits any décor and also matches existing ZenWiFi devices.

Users can download the free ASUS Router app for easy three-step setup. Free lifetime network security is provided by ASUS AiProtection, which is powered by Trend Micro™ and includes parental controls.

Stylish Ultracompact Design
The palm-sized ZenWiFi AX Mini has a space-saving footprint that shares designs elements with the existing ZenWiFi router series, including a premium metal-like coating with the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal effect on the top surface. These miniature systems are designed to blend unobtrusively into any environment and visually match with any existing ZenWiFi devices. Additionally, the ZenWiFi AX Mini is available in a choice of two classic colors — White (available now) and Charcoal (available later in 2020).

Easy Setup, High Performance
The diminutive size of the ZenWiFi AX Mini devices does not compromise its performance or capabilities. Optimized electrical design and antenna placement allow the ZenWiFi AX Mini to deliver Wi-Fi 6 speeds of up to 1800 Mbps.

ZenWiFi AX Mini can be set up and configured by anyone, even those with limited technical knowledge. The easy three-step setup procedure using the free ASUS Router app allows users to get their whole-home Wi-Fi 6 network up and running in just a few minutes. Because each router uses AiMesh technology, the network can be extended even further using either additional ZenWiFi nodes, or any AiMesh-enabled ASUS router.

Advanced users can tailor their Wi-Fi network naming system to their needs: they can choose a single SSID name for the entire network, or assign individual SSID names to each frequency band. It’s also possible to use a wired Ethernet connection as the backhaul connection between the nodes, making the ZenWiFi AX Mini supremely versatile.

Always Secure
The ZenWiFi AX Mini includes free lifetime network security with AiProtection, powered by Trend Micro. Regularly updated security signatures ensure that protection is always up to date. AiProtection provides an extra layer of security for personal data for families, or for business data when working from home. Built-in parental controls allow users to schedule family members’ internet time with just a few clicks.

Availability & Pricing
ASUS ZenWiFi AX Mini (XD4) three-pack bundle is now available in the US at Best Buy for $299.99 USD.

ASUS ZenWiFi AX Mini (XD4)
WiFi WiFi 6 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
IPv4, IPv6
Concurrent dual band 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
802.11ax (5 GHz): Up to 1201 Mbps
802.11ax (2.4 GHz) up to 574 Mbps
WiFi Features Beamforming: standards-based and universal
ASUS RangeBoost
1024-QAM high data rate
20/40/80 MHz channel bandwidth
MU-MIMO technology:
2.4 GHz: 2 x 2
5 GHz: 2 x 2
Processor Quad-core SoC
Memory 256 MB Flash / 256 MB RAM
Ports Router (XD4R):
1 x Gigabit WAN/LAN
1 x Gigabit LAN
Node (XD4N):
1 x Gigabit LAN
Antennas 2 x internal antennas
Management ASUS WRT / ASUS Router App
Firewall SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
Access Control Parental controls, network service filter, URL filter, port filter
Features Dashboard, Smart Connect, IPTV support, Roaming Assist, AiProtection Classic, Traditional QoS
Additional Features 9 x guest network
VPN server
PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server, IPSec server
VPN client
PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
Bandwidth Limiter
Dimension (H*W*L) 8 x 9 x 9 cm
Weight XD4R: 295g
XD4N: 290g

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