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Xiaomi Mi R1D AC WiFi Router/1TB NAS English Version - Gearbest EU Warehouse - £78.56
Xiaomi Mi R1D AC WiFi Router/1TB NAS English Version  -  Gearbest EU Warehouse - £78.56

Xiaomi Mi R1D AC WiFi Router/1TB NAS English Version - Gearbest EU Warehouse - £78.56

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Seems like an absolute bargain - I was tempted to pull the trigger on this one before Xmas for about £110 so I've ordered one now to replace my old Netgear 10/100 1.5tb NAS - moving to a gigabit LAN NAS will make me very happy

Before any of you get in on the act...

Yes it's from Gearbest. Yes it's a Xiaomi. Yes they are a Chinese manufacturer.

It's from Gearbest's EU Warehouse, so quick delivery and no import duty. I've had loads of Xiaomi stuff and it's all been exceptionally well made. Everything you own is made in China.

Description:
MI wireless router, features a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, 256MB of RAM, Ethernet, WiFi, NFC and a USB2.0 port. It supports a speed of up to 1167Mbps like its mini version. A cross between an 802.11ac WiFi router and a network-attached storage device. However, it comes with a 1TB hard disk to let you store files, enough capacity to download 1000 HD movies, store 40,000 songs or keep 100,000 RAW format photos. This wireless router supports dual-band WiFi 802.11ac and comes with its own 1TB hard drive.

Main Features:
● Top with dual-band AC Smart router, with built-in a large 1TB hard drive
● Three times faster than traditional wireless routers
● Support for the latest 802.11ac protocol, with the top router processor Broadcom BCM4709
● Wireless speed up to 1167Mbps, ideal for internet surfing and on-line gaming
● Equipped with a Broadcom dual-core CPU and Micron / Samsung 256MB large memory, can support stable high-speed downloads, document literacy, pre-load, network acceleration, as well as a wealth of plug-in applications, perfect play 1TB capacity hard drive performance
● Features 1TB large HDD which add your Xiaomi mobile phones, computers, Pad and television’capacity, ready to back up or access, remote access, and can be viewed on your mobile device
● Super-wall model, independent external signal amplifier
● Equipped with adjustable energy-saving, standard, through-wall three modes
● 2.4G gains 4dBi, 5G gains 6dBi

Brand: Xiaomi
Type: Repeater,Router
Interface: LAN,USB 2.0,WAN
Router Connectivity Type: Ethernet,Wireless
Transmission Rate: 1167Mbps
Network Protocols: IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wireless Standard: Wireless AC
Wireless Security: WPA-PSK,WPA2-PSK
Supports System: Android,IOS,Win XP,Windows 7
LAN Ports: 2 ports
Max. LAN Data Rate: 1167Mbps
Gain dBi: 6dBi

59 Comments

OK,time for silly questions. Does this replace my existing FIBRE router,so its an all in one device?

No. This device is not a modem, you need to connect a modem to this.

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loopz

OK,time for silly questions. Does this replace my existing FIBRE … OK,time for silly questions. Does this replace my existing FIBRE router,so its an all in one device?



This is a router not a modem, so if you have a 'FTTC' fibre connection that uses a microfilter to go straight into your phone socket then this can't replace that set up.

From what I can see this device does support PPPoE, so this would suggest to me that if you have an older FTTC connection that has the Openreach Fibre Modem between your phone socket and your current router then you should be fine to use this to replace your existing router, but I couldn't comment on how simple that would be to set up.

I intend to use powerline adapters between my modem and this device, and it will act as a wireless extender for upstairs as well as being a NAS.

I notice is has a USB port on it. Does anybody know if I could connect a external hard drive and schedule a full back up from the Nas drive? Say once a week?

can this replace my bt router

As per #3; this has no ADSL or VDSL, it is meant for a type of cable internet connection used in company LANs and domestic internet in other parts of the world; in the UK you would have to connect it to an existing ADSL/VDSL/Cable modem.

I would envision using this as a media box, connected to the AV system and content added wirelessly from my existing network. 1TB isnt a lot these days though; I have more family photo data than that.

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Gentle_Giant

As per #3; this has no ADSL or VDSL, it is meant for a type of cable … As per #3; this has no ADSL or VDSL, it is meant for a type of cable internet connection used in company LANs and domestic internet in other parts of the world; in the UK you would have to connect it to an existing ADSL/VDSL/Cable modem.I would envision using this as a media box, connected to the AV system and content added wirelessly from my existing network. 1TB isnt a lot these days though; I have more family photo data than that.



Admittedly 1TB isn't huge but this is decent enough for a media server and will cover off my music and movies - I'll keep my existing 10/100 NAS for photos which are more precious and as such will get the benefit from the RAID setup on that NAS.

I'd have thought that the 1TB drive in the Xiaomi would be upgradeable? Or as a previous comment said you should be able to connect a USB drive to this for further storage.

"Everything you own is made in China." LOL. Thanks OP.

"Yes they are a Chinese manufacturer.". Everything is Chinese these days and I don't see a problem with that. They are a high end manufacturer, so I guess that's better than getting cheap and rubbish things imported from other countries.

mechanicalman

I notice is has a USB port on it. Does anybody know if I could connect a … I notice is has a USB port on it. Does anybody know if I could connect a external hard drive and schedule a full back up from the Nas drive? Say once a week?



No, only USB 2, well you could, but it would be slllllloooooooooooowwwwwwwwwww

It says XP / Windows 7. On the GearBest page, someone asked if it works with Windows 10, and the answer was - "it works with XP and WIndows 7" So, would this work with Windows 10?

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kennethsross

It says XP / Windows 7. On the GearBest page, someone asked if it works … It says XP / Windows 7. On the GearBest page, someone asked if it works with Windows 10, and the answer was - "it works with XP and WIndows 7" So, would this work with Windows 10?



Can't see why it wouldn't - it's a router, it doesn't need a pc to work as such, and you generally access via a webpage

t3chfan

This is a router not a modem, so if you have a 'FTTC' fibre connection … This is a router not a modem, so if you have a 'FTTC' fibre connection that uses a microfilter to go straight into your phone socket then this can't replace that set up.From what I can see this device does support PPPoE, so this would suggest to me that if you have an older FTTC connection that has the Openreach Fibre Modem between your phone socket and your current router then you should be fine to use this to replace your existing router, but I couldn't comment on how simple that would be to set up. I intend to use powerline adapters between my modem and this device, and it will act as a wireless extender for upstairs as well as being a NAS.



If its openreach then then its a modem into the router. I can replace my talktalk router for this + get NAS into the bargain?

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loopz

If its openreach then then its a modem into the router. I can replace my … If its openreach then then its a modem into the router. I can replace my talktalk router for this + get NAS into the bargain?



That would be my best educated guess seeing as the Xiaomi router is listed as supporting PPPoE - routers that connect to Fibre via a separate BT Openreach modem use PPPoE to make the connection.

I also am curious if this would work with regular broadband, I'm with sky.

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RadiantDuck

I also am curious if this would work with regular broadband, I'm with … I also am curious if this would work with regular broadband, I'm with sky.



'Regular Broadband' as in ADSL?

This device does not have a modem so wouldn't work in this set up, but would work to extend the network wirelessly if connected to your current Sky router/modem via a network cable.

Gearbest are blatant thieves, I will never buy anything from them again, and I cannot recommend anyone else buy from them either. If you spend £80 on something that will arrive broken, and then when you send it back to them at your own cost and they pretend to have never received it and thus refuse to send you a replacement you'll feel robbed too.

one more ethernet port and it would be ideal for me...

All the Xiaomi hardware I have purchased has been of excellent quality.
Would be interested to know if the drive could be removed for a larger one.
Edited by: "dt_matthews" 3rd Feb

ChinesePate

one more ethernet port and it would be ideal for me...



​You can get a switch? Admittedly would cost you another £16 or so for an 8 port..

Recieved mine two days ago so far so good! Ordered mid January , came via warehouse from Birmingham. Still undecided what VPN to subscribe to to setup via router to use with Kodi!
Husham is good for info etc
youtu.be/7zX…j8A

Anyone know if there is a way to get VPN settings/info for a free VPN that will allow to be setup via router settings page?

There are several Xiaomi Routers.
What is the difference with the others?
Any reason to recommend this over the others?
Or prefer this to even a Goggle HomeHub?
I had a look but the reviews don't seem very detailed
I noticed AddOns are supported. Is this very useful?
Sorry for newbie questions.

mechanicalman

I notice is has a USB port on it. Does anybody know if I could connect a … I notice is has a USB port on it. Does anybody know if I could connect a external hard drive and schedule a full back up from the Nas drive? Say once a week?



Yes, you can schedule backups from the internal HDD (which is just a 2.5"). It's part of the firmware.

t3chfan

That would be my best educated guess seeing as the Xiaomi router is … That would be my best educated guess seeing as the Xiaomi router is listed as supporting PPPoE - routers that connect to Fibre via a separate BT Openreach modem use PPPoE to make the connection.



It does support PPPoE. I have this in my setup with BT. You do need to buy a opernreach modem (from Ebay) if you only have the BT Home Hub though.

dt_matthews

All the Xiaomi hardware I have purchased has been of excellent … All the Xiaomi hardware I have purchased has been of excellent quality.Would be interested to know if the drive could be removed for a larger one.



Yes, but you will need to clone it first into the larger drive. The router will refuse to boot up if you do not plug in a HDD or just plug in a blank/new HDD.

Pateo

Anyone know if there is a way to get VPN settings/info for a free VPN … Anyone know if there is a way to get VPN settings/info for a free VPN that will allow to be setup via router settings page?



The firmware has a setting for 'always on VPN' which you can configure.

davening

There are several Xiaomi Routers.What is the difference with the … There are several Xiaomi Routers.What is the difference with the others?Any reason to recommend this over the others?Or prefer this to even a Goggle HomeHub?I had a look but the reviews don't seem very detailedI noticed AddOns are supported. Is this very useful?Sorry for newbie questions.



In short: the R1D here has 1TB built in HDD and the two ports are 1Gb. A few other versions (R3C etc) has no HDD but more LAN ports (though they are 100M variants) but you can connect a USB drive using its USB 2.0 Port. Another version is R2 which has external antennas and faster processor.

It's essentially a heavily customised OpenWRT router...if that makes sense to you.
Edited by: "digink" 3rd Feb

I have this router (and its newer version) for years and hence the spamming replies. Not voting though. Let me know if you have any question on this and I'll try my best to answer.

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Thanks for your help it's very useful to hear from someone who has one.

digink

The firmware has a setting for 'always on VPN' which you can configure.


Is there any way to find out what the server, protocol, username and password are for a free VPN from Google play store eg FREE VPN or cloud VPN or something like softEther VPN or similar free VPN?

I have a Virgin Media Superhub, could I plug this straight in please?

You will need to set the Virgin Router to modem only mode and connect this to that. Unless this can just be used as a Nas then just connec as is.
Edited by: "beljim7419" 4th Feb

Anyone comment on the range? Will it compete with a Nighthawk or equivalent for range and speed?

beljim7419

You will need to set the Virgin Router to modem only mode and connect … You will need to set the Virgin Router to modem only mode and connect this to that. Unless this can just be used as a Nas then just connec as is.



Thank you

mario999

Anyone comment on the range? Will it compete with a Nighthawk or … Anyone comment on the range? Will it compete with a Nighthawk or equivalent for range and speed?


Also interested in this.

I was considering buying a TP-Link Archer C9. But if Xiaomi can play in the same ball park, I'd go for this.

Pateo

Is there any way to find out what the server, protocol, username and … Is there any way to find out what the server, protocol, username and password are for a free VPN from Google play store eg FREE VPN or cloud VPN or something like softEther VPN or similar free VPN?



I just signed up for a VPN and am very happy with it it nearly maxes out my 200mbps Virgin BB and it was cheap it worked out £14.50 for 20 months they also have a free account with allows 10gb a month its called Windscribe and best of all its usable with P2P and they keep no logs on there customers and to be sure i asked them. Youve got nothing to loose with a free account, by the way the fastest servers ive found are Switzerland but Norway and Luxembourg are also good. They also have a browser addon for those that like that.

https://windscribe.com/

For the 20 months heres the link because if you go through the Windscribe homepage its $90 a year

windscribe.com/upg…016

polly69

I just signed up for a VPN and am very happy with it it nearly maxes out … I just signed up for a VPN and am very happy with it it nearly maxes out my 200mbps Virgin BB and it was cheap it worked out £14.50 for 20 months they also have a free account with allows 10gb a month its called Windscribe and best of all its usable with P2P and they keep no logs on there customers and to be sure i asked them. Youve got nothing to loose with a free account, by the way the fastest servers ive found are Switzerland but Norway and Luxembourg are also good. They also have a browser addon for those that like that.https://windscribe.com/For the 20 months heres the link because if you go through the Windscribe homepage its $90 a yearhttps://windscribe.com/upgrade?promo=WSNY2016


Have you any idea where i can get all of the needed info from the vpn site you spoke about - this is what is needed
Name Protocol type Server address Username Status
Thanks

crinklecutnose

"Everything you own is made in China." LOL. Thanks OP.


Trump will reverse this trend very soon.
Go "Made in America"!

Pateo

Have you any idea where i can get all of the needed info from the vpn … Have you any idea where i can get all of the needed info from the vpn site you spoke about - this is what is neededName Protocol type Server address Username Status Thanks


Looks like Windscribe uses OpenVPN protocol and doesn't offer PPTP or L2TP connections.
This router doesn't have support for OpenVPN from what I can see, so you'll need a VPN that offers PPTP or L2TP protocol connections
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