Although there are many small companies that use home wireless routers, but a little understanding, or know, enterprises still have to use enterprise-level wireless routers, after all, the application places and uses of the two sides are different. The requirements for enterprises have strong network behavior management capabilities, and there are requirements for the number of connections, after all, the devices used by enterprises are usually dozens, and now everyone has a smartphone, and there are more connections.

Recently, a certain boss wants to change the router from home to enterprise-level, according to my suggestion, that is, directly fly Volans, in my mind, enterprise-level is cheaper, and can be used, only this. However, the boss said to shop around, and specified that it would be compared with TP-LINK.

TP-LINK chose a TL-WAR1200L, 1200M wireless, Volans chose a 2100M, why choose so high, 2100M and 1200M a price, no need to use in vain.

The feature of enterprise wireless routers is management, so you see that the cover advertises security, management, and certification. The more characteristic of Exocet is 11AC WAVE 2.0, 4*4 MU-MIMO, so it is 2100M, it seems that Exocetis is the latest chip.

Putting 2 routers together, TP-LINK has a more modern feel while Exocetans has a more traditional look. Volans has 6 antennas, while TP-LINK has only four, and multiple antennas are still very helpful for the stability of transmission.

The TP-LINK interface is at the back, five network ports, and up to 4 ports are WAN ports.

Behind the Exocetis are also five ports, and the same is a maximum of four WAN ports.

After power-on, Volans has three status indicators plus status lights for each network port.

TP-LINK only has one indicator on the front.

From the appearance point of view, TP-LINK’s is more modern and good-looking, while Volans’ is more traditional. Volans has multiple signal displays on the front, which is convenient to understand the basic status of the router, while TP-LINK is canceled, relatively speaking, Volans is better.

Let’s take a look at the test comparison situation, see the actual adaptation, first of all, naturally the speed of the network, select several points, of which the CD point is barrier-free, EF point is separated by 1 wall, G is separated by 2 walls, and the rest is more than 2 walls.

In the settings, unlike the advanced and popular single SSID automatic identification of home wireless routers, the enterprise-level 2.4G and 5G are still separated, please see the comparison table below. Basically, the signal in the 2.4G band is stronger than that in the 5G band. At the remote end, the 5G signal is weaker.

Signal strength is only a rough reference, because a strong network signal does not mean good signal quality and high recognition rate, in fact, it depends on the speed of network communication. The network bandwidth was tested using iperf, here it was tested 3 times, and the intermediate value was selected. First, let’s take a look at the comparison of each test point in the 5G frequency band.

At the proximal end it can be said to be similar (no wall or a wall), and the Volans is slightly better. At the far end, the Volans is significantly better, especially above 2 walls, and has a certain speed, while TP-LINK has all 0 data.

Take a look at the performance of the 2.4GHz band.

The ending is basically the same as the 5G frequency band, in the near end is still the performance of Volans slightly better, in the far end of more than 2 walls, the speed of the same Volans is better than TP-LINK, comprehensive comparison, Volans performance is better than TP-LINK, which is probably due to a variety of factors, including 6 antennas, updated chips, system tuning and so on.

Enterprise-level wireless routers are different from home in that they can support many connections, after all, there will be many people in the office. So try to connect more than 30 devices in and see the use. For example, Volans can be seen inside, when receiving 30 devices, the number of connections is already more than 1K.

Although TP-LINK does not have this data, it can be seen that the CPU usage and memory usage have reached more than 50%, of course, this is only connected.

However, it can be seen from here that there is still a difference between the two. In the same state as Volans, the CPU occupies only 8% red and the memory is 29%. From this point of view, the carrying capacity of the Volans is larger, which means that more users can be allowed at the same time, so for small businesses, with the development of the company, then there is no need to change equipment frequently.

And from the publicity of the product itself, it can also be seen that the Volans total belt machine 150 (100 wireless), T-LINK total belt machine is 100 (70 wireless), then in the actual measurement, the actual carrying capacity of the flying fish is more than double that of TP-LINK.

In order to verify these more, so do a direct test, use 7 mobile phones and tablets to play network videos, see if it is stuck, we know that at home, sometimes two or three will be stuck. Although Internet bandwidth is a limitation, the comprehensive processing power of the network is also an invisible test.

First test TP-LINK, in the default HD definition summer of the network player, 7 devices play at the same time, 1 of the stuttering phenomenon. To be fair, restart the tablet, select different videos, and test the smooth playback of all 7 devices when using the Exocetans router.

Increasing the clarity of all videos to ultra-clear means that the traffic is more than doubled, then all the streams will be re-downloaded, and the result will show that all playback is still smooth.

From the above test, it can be seen that the actual carrying capacity of Volans when carrying multiple devices connected at the same time is much better than that of TP-LINK. Probably because it also supports MU-MIMO, Volans supports 4*4 with a bandwidth of 1733M (5GHz), while TP-LINK is 2*2 with a bandwidth (5GHz) of 867M. At the same time, the power of the CPU and the size of the memory should be dominated by Volans, so it will have such a leading performance.

Of course, as an enterprise, employees will not be allowed to use the company’s network bandwidth to watch videos, brush TikTok, and play games, so there will be strict management of network behavior, so will it be more convenient and easy in terms of network behavior management?

In the settings of Volans, you can easily block today’s popular APP with one click, from Douyin, Kuaishou, to headlines, express newspapers and even King Glory games, etc., you can easily block with one click, as for portable WiFi, it can be easily done. According to the situation, the latest apps that can be blocked with one click are constantly increasing, and Volans has done a better job of considering the needs of users. In addition, there are many other management authentication functions that can be used.

In TP-LINK, although there are also program control and other content, the control content is not very complete, and the rest needs to be processed manually, time-consuming and laborious.

As an enterprise, networked office is now a trend, and company personnel on the go need to access the company’s internal network to access data. For security, VPN connections are usually used. Volans’ wireless router supports both the client and server sides, and the actual availability is much less than TP-LINK, which only supports the client.

As an enterprise, the scalability of wireless routers is very important, and no one wants to change wireless routers frequently. As we saw earlier, Volans’ hardware performance and wireless capabilities are excellent, so it can cope with future personnel growth. At the same time, Volans’ wireless router also has a built-in AC function, which can be easily expanded to AC+AP mode in the future to cope with larger office spaces. It also has a one-click network optimization strategy to realize the function of automatic channel adjustment and automatic power adaptation.

Now that smartphones are widely used, many home wireless routers support smartphone management, while enterprise wireless routers rarely do this. TP-LINK does not have similar management functions, while Volans supports WeChat terminal binding devices for simple management and monitoring.

Through these tests and uses, in general, whether it is Volans or TP-LINK, the stability of enterprise-level wireless routers is still good, but relatively speaking, the volume of Exocet is half more than TP-LINK, the same load, Volans resources occupy much smaller, and the wireless bandwidth is also large for Volans. From the management point of view, it supports one-click blocking of various popular apps, and supports both VPN client and server side. Overall, in terms of hardware performance, wireless capabilities, scalability, and management feature richness, Volans is slightly superior here.

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