Tenda introduced a few months ago to its offer a new, inexpensive dual-band Wi-Fi router called Tenda AC8 1200. Today we would like to write you a few sentences about it.
To start, let’s start with the contents of the box.
Contents of the box
The box contains everything that should be, that is, apart from the router itself, there is also a manual, power supply and LAN cable.
Tenda AC8 1200 is a tiny, compact router that can be easily placed on a table or small cabinet. The router’s outer casing is made of nice plastic. Overall router performance is good. There is nothing to fault.
When it comes to appearance, after removing the router, the first thought that came to my mind was that the router looks like a batman logo. Do you think so too?
The router has three LAN ports and one gigabit WAN port. There is also a WPS button for quick pairing with other devices.
The router, like other Tendy devices, supports Beamforming + technology, which provides faster and stronger Wi-Fi signal with greater range for each device. A small downside is unfortunately the lack of USB port.
The Tenda AC8 1200 router is powered by a RealTek 1GHz processor based on 28 nm production. The company claims that this processor should provide more than 40 percent better performance. And so it is. During the test period I didn’t have any problems with the router. This small router provides the user with a download speed of up to 1167 Mb / s in the 5 GHz Wi-Fi band.
The AC8 has four bi-directional 4 * 6dBi omnidirectional antennas that should be sufficient to cover a home or office area of up to 90 square meters. Quite a lot for such a small device.
Tenda AC8 also supports MU-MIMO, which ensures that the router offers a stable and trouble-free wireless connection.
- Standards and protocols: IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
- Interface: 1x 10/100/1000 Mb / s WAN port, 3x 10/100/1000 Mb / s LAN ports
- Antenna: 4x 6dBi external dual band antennas
- Buttons: 1 x WPS / Reset button
- LED: 1x LED
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 200 x 127 x 33.6 mm
- Wireless connection standards: IEEE 802.11ac / a / n @ 5GHz, IEEE 802.11b / g / n @ 2.4GHz
- Speed: 2.4GHz: 300 Mb / s, 5GHz: 867 Mb / s
- Frequency: 2.4GHz, 5GHz
- Wireless connection security: WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK, WPA / WPA2, Wireless Security: Enable / Disable
- Internet connection type: PPPoE, Dynamic IP, Static IP, Support automatic access detection, Supports broadband account automatic transfer
- Operating mode: Wireless Router Mode, AP Mode, Universal Repeater mode, WISP Mode
- Security: Client Filter （supports black list and white list, Parental Control （supports black list and white list, Remote Web Management
- Firewall: Forbid WAN PING from internet
- DDNS: Support DynDNS, 88ip
- Other functions: Broadband management, MAC address clone, Static Routing, System Log, Backup & Restore configurations, Firmware upgrade from local
The Tenda AC8 router uses the same SSID for the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi bands. Depending on the range, the device will automatically connect to the best possible bandwidth. Note that you can keep different SSDIs for different bands.
Wi-Fi speed test
Below is the screen for you that I made on my home network. One test was done very close to the router, while the other at the other end of the house. As you can see, both tests did very well.
Configuration of AC8 is fabulously simple and takes literally 2 minutes. Each of you will handle it.
The first thing we need to do is, of course, connect the first router to the power supply and connect it with a cable to our home router or modem. The next step is to download the special TENDA application from the App Store or Google Play and follow the instructions. You can find the link to the iOS app below.
The Tenda app is available on both iOS and Android. It provides the user with access to the most important router settings, including quick change of Wi-Fi password, creation of a guest network and increase or decrease of Wi-Fi signal.
Users can also change the network mode for the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi bands. There is also a parental control mode in the application that allows parents to control the internet their children use by blocking or allowing certain websites.
It is very nice to receive push notifications when the device joins the router. Thanks to which you can keep track of who connects to the router and when.
Tenda AC8 1200 is definitely a good router. It is a device for people who are looking for a modern, inexpensive, small router with quite a wide range of Wi-Fi, which offers a stable connection to the internet. As for us, after nearly a month of testing, we are very pleasantly surprised and with a clear conscience we can recommend you this router. The price of the device is only 129 PLN.