The Banana Pi BPI-Wi-Fi6 Mini is A Compact, Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router with Enhanced Connectivity Features

The Banana Pi BPI-Wi-Fi6 Mini is A Compact, Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router with Enhanced Connectivity Features

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The Banana Pi BPI-Wifi6 Mini is a compact, open-source router built with the Triductor TR6560 and TR5220 Wi-Fi SoC. It features a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor and supports the Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) standard. The router operates on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies and includes an integrated 5GE PHY and an RGMII interface, with an additional RGMII expansion port for 1000Mbps network access with two WAN ports.

Previously we have written about BPI-R4 Wi-Fi 7, LINKSTAR-H68K, and MangoPi RISC-V Route, feel free to check those out if you are interested in the topic.

The BPI-Wifi6 Mini features integrated 5GE PHY, RGMII with expansion support, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 on 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies, and compatibility with IEEE 802.11ax and previous standards. It offers up to 1000Mbps wired network access, dual WAN ports, and wireless speeds up to 3Gbps.

The BPI-Wifi6 Mini provides robust security with WPA, WPA2, and WPA3 encryption, and includes an M.2 Key B interface for USB 4G LTE or 5G NR integration.

The Banana Pi BPI-Wi-Fi6 Mini Specifications:

  • Processor: Dual-core ARM Cortex A9 at 1.2GHz.
  • Network Interface:
    • Integrated 5GE PHY, one RGMII.
    • Supports 2 GE MACs with 1000M/100M/10M rate mode.
    • Standard MIB statistics.
  • Wireless Connectivity:
    • Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (Wi-Fi 6).
    • Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz).
    • Wi-Fi AP and STA modes.
    • WPA, WPA2, WPA3 encryption and decryption.
    • Compliance with Chinese WAPI standards.
  • Memory and Storage:
    • 256MB DDR3 RAM.
    • 256MB SPI NAND storage.
  • Ports and Connectivity:
    • 1x Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) LAN port.
    • 1x Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) WAN port.
    • 1x USB Type-C port.
    • 1x USB 3.0 port.
  • Antenna Connectors:
    • 1x 2G Antenna connector.
    • 1x 2G/5G Antenna connector.
    • 1x 5G Antenna connector.
  • Expansion Options:
    • M.2 Key B slot for USB 4G LTE/5G NR modules.
    • 1x Nano SIM slot.
  • Additional Features:
    • 1x Fan connector.
    • 1x Debug UART header.
    • 1x Reset button.
  • Power Supply:
    • 12V DC via USB Type-C.
  • Performance Features:
    • High-performance LSW and hardware NAT.
    • Supports message forwarding up to 5Gbps.
  • Quality of Service: Supports hardware intelligent QoS.
  • Speeds:
    • Maximum rate of 3Gbps.
    • 2.4GHz frequency up to 573.5Mbps.
    • 5GHz frequency up to 2401.9Mbps.
  • Dimensions:
    • 65mm x 65mm.

The Banana Pi BPI-Wi-Fi6 Mini was initially revealed on Banana Pi’s official Twitter. The price of this device has not yet been announced. For additional details, customers can visit the BPI-Wi-Fi6 Mini’s Wiki page.

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