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The Reyee RG-E5 is the present flagship WiFi 6 router mannequin from who I initially assumed to be a totally new participant within the consumer-based networking market. However Reyee is definitely being owned by Ruijie Networks which has a protracted historical past of growing enterprise-level networking {hardware} (properly over twenty years), so the Reyee model will be seen as a method to make a contemporary entry into the crowded consumer-based market.

It was additionally attention-grabbing to see that Ruijie Networks has been busy releasing WiFi 5 routers and even a WiFi 4 mannequin final 12 months in an try and cowl extra floor. The Reyee RG-E5 doesn’t actually push boundaries, but it surely positively guarantees to supply a really related expertise to the Asus, TP-Hyperlink or Netgear WiFi 6 routers, if not higher. There may be OFDMA which is just about a normal function on any WiFi 6 router, but it surely’s not often enabled on each radio band, nor are they upstream and downstream.

The Reyee RG-E5 from up.

Then, there’s the 4 high-gain antennas (+ 4 different FEM antennas) which ought to improve the protection, if crucial, in addition to the help for MU-MIMO and some attention-grabbing software program options. Reyee prides itself with IoT safety, Web privateness and complete Parental Controls, however we’ll see if it could actually truly rival what Asus has to supply at no further value.

Lastly, there may be help for making a mesh system which was spectacular just a few years in the past when Asus launched the AiMesh, but it surely has (unsurprisingly) turn out to be extra frequent with different manufacturers as properly. It’s nonetheless an exceptional function particularly if the compatibility spans over a number of WiFi requirements and generations of wi-fi routers. That being stated, let’s put the Reyee RG-E5 to the take a look at and see what it has to supply.

Design and Construct High quality

Design-wise, the Reyee RG-E5 doesn’t appear to be the opposite routers available on the market and that’s an excellent factor when most comply with a really related blueprint. Don’t get me mistaken, it’s nonetheless an oblong case with antennas, however the best way the eight antennas are positioned and have to be raised is pretty distinctive. The grey prime on the oblong physique can be a pleasant selection and I do know that it might not be everybody’s cup of tea, however I favored the design of the Linksys WRT3200ACM, so, naturally, I favored what the designers did with the Reyee RG-E5 as properly.

The Reyee RG-E5 with folded antennas.

After elevating up all antennas, I did test across the case to see if there are sufficient air flow holes and I may see a divide between the grey prime and the black matte base aspect, and there are additionally plenty of cut-outs on the underside aspect of the router. However is that sufficient to make sure a ok airflow? It does as a result of router solely will get heat on the prime and backside, however there have been no indicators of overheating.

Warmth Administration.

Apart from the air flow holes, I may additionally see the 2 silicone bands that maintain the Reyee RG-E5 into place whatever the variety of cables you connect with it, however I didn’t see any mounting holes. I’m not certain why they determined towards it particularly because of the unorthodox design, however sure, you’re caught with conserving the wi-fi router on a desk. And it’s not likely that small both. The Reyee RG-E5 measures 9.1 x 9.1 x 1.5 inches (23.1 x 23.1 x 3.8 cm), so it should take some house from the furnishings which, in an workplace, might not be that nice – simply add some mounting holes on the subsequent iteration, please.

The minimalist fever has caught Reyee as properly and we don’t get a wholesome array of standing LEDs and, as an alternative, there are two LED lights, one on the prime embedded into the S button (the Mesh indicator), whereas on the entrance, there’s the secondary LED which reveals the standing of the wi-fi router.

The front-facing LED.

The standing LED is pretty primary since will probably be stable blue when every little thing is working tremendous and it’ll flash blue when the system is beginning up or returning to manufacturing unit settings. The Mesh indicator has been blessed with extra features because it’s stable crimson when the mesh community is disconnected and flashing inexperienced whenever you’re pairing the Reyee RG-E5 to a mesh community.

If the LED is stable orange it implies that the sign is weak – transfer the router nearer to the first mesh node – and, if it’s stable inexperienced, then the sign to the principle mesh node is powerful. So sure, test the app for precise standing data. That S button requires extra consideration as a result of it may be used to pair the router to an current mesh community or so as to add different mesh nodes to the Reyee RG-E5 community.

The ports.

Because of this it features as WPS which isn’t one of the best strategy (nor essentially the most safe). On the rear aspect of the Reyee RG-E5, you’ll be capable to discover a Reset button, adopted by the Energy connector after which there are 4 LAN ports and one WAN port. All 5 Ethernet ports are Gigabit and every has a devoted standing LED subsequent to it. It’s unlucky that the producer determined to not add a USB port as properly.
Notice: The Reyee RG-E5 is identical system because the RG-EW3200GX PRO.

Inside {Hardware} (Reyee RG-E5 Teardown)

Not like different manufacturers, Reyee doesn’t cease you from opening up the case with foolish stickers, however that doesn’t imply that the guarantee can’t be voided should you’re damaging the inside of the system. That being stated, to take a look at the inner elements of the Reyee RG-E5, it’s essential to take away the 4 screws from the underside of the case (hidden beneath the 2 silicone bands) after which to softly pry open the highest of the router.

Reyee RG-E5 Teardown.

Doing so will reveal the PCB with the big heatsink and the eight antennas. I noticed that 4 antennas are connected by way of connector and 4 are soldered to the board. The massive heatsink can simply be indifferent after eradicating the 4 screws, after which the principle chips are lined by aluminum protections. After eradicating them, I may determine the Mediatek MT7531BE swap chip, the Mediatek MT638GN PMIC, 256MB of RAM from Nanya NT5CC128M16JR-EK and on the opposite aspect of the PCB, I used to be additionally in a position to determine 16MB of flash reminiscence from XMIC 25QH128CHIQ, which is admittedly not that a lot.

Then, I may see the dual-core 1.35GHz Mediatek ARM MT7622BV SoC which can be used for the two.4GHz radio band (802.11b/g/n/ax 4×4:4 + 4X Skyworks SKY85331-11 front-end modules). I do want to say that the soldered antennas are for the two.4GHz frequency band, however the best way the cables are routed throughout the case shouldn’t be very optimum.

I say that as a result of one of many cables was too shut to 1 screw which broken it a bit and will have an effect on the WiFi efficiency – I did put it in one other place however do remember that this will occur to you as properly. Lastly, identical to the Ubiquiti U6-LR WiFi 6 entry level, the Reyee RG-E5 makes use of the mix between Mediatek MT7915AN and Mediatek MT7975AN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 4×4:4 + Bluetooth 5 chips + 4x KCT8539S extremely built-in RF front-end modules for the 5GHz radio band.

Reyee RG-E5 TP-Hyperlink Archer AX50 Asus RT-AX58U Netgear RAX40
CPU dual-core 1.35GHz Mediatek ARM MT7622BV dual-core 800MHz Intel AnyWAN GRX350 tri-core 1.5GHz Broadcom BCM6750KFE8G dual-core 800MHz Intel (Lantiq) PXB4395
RAM 256MB Nanya NT5CC128M16JR-EK 256MB Samsung (K4B2G1646F-BYMA) 512MB Nanya 1930 NT5CC256M16ER-EK 512MB from Samsung
Storage 16MB XMIC 25QH128CHIQ 128MB ESMT (F59L1G81MA AZY1P0AMT) 256MB Macronix MX30LF2G18AC-TI 256MB Macronix MX30LF2G18AC-TI
Swap Mediatek MT7531BE Intel GRX350A3 Broadcom BCM6750KFE8G Intel AnyWAN GRX350
5GHz Radio Mediatek MT7915AN and Mediatek MT7975AN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 4×4:4 Intel WAV654A0 802.11a/n/ac/ax 2×2:2 Broadcom BCM43684 an/ac/ax 4×4:2 Intel WAV654 802.11a/n/ac/ax 2×2:2
2.4GHz Radio Mediatek MT7622BV 802.11b/g/n/ax 4×4:4 Intel WAV654A0 802.11b/g/n/ax 2×2:2 Broadcom BCM6750 b/g/n/ax 2×2:2 Intel WAV654 802.11b/g/n+ax 2×2:2

The WiFi Options

Earlier than anything, let’s discuss concerning the antennas as a result of the producer has made some attention-grabbing claims. Apart from dedicating 4 antennas to the two.4GHz radio and 4 to the 5GHz radio band, which appear to have the ability to correctly deal with each vertical and horizontal antenna alerts from the shopper aspect (you may see right here simply how essential the antenna positioning is), Reyee says that 4 antennas are excessive acquire which implies that the sign ought to attain farther.

I questioned simply how high-gain they’re, so I checked the FCCID web page of the router and it appears that evidently for the two.4GHz radio, the 4 antennas have a median acquire of 4.6dBi, whereas the 4 antennas for the 5GHz radio are, on common 5.5dBi (the Beamforming acquire is 6dB).

It’s positively a bit above common, however in keeping with the extra highly effective fashions on the market, together with the Asus RT-AX88U. As for the WiFi 6-related options, there’s OFDMA which is extremely helpful in a really dense Wifi surroundings since it could actually push information packets concurrently to a number of purchasers by way of sub-carriers. This could additionally embody customers that stay in flats and each neighbor is blasting its WiFi with out limiting among the values within the settings (they usually by no means do).

Supply: Reyee Official Web site.

This could result in a really excessive quantity of interference, so it’s not simply enterprise workplaces with plenty of entry factors. Apart from OFDMA, there’s help for MU-MIMO which is an efficient choice when you have suitable shopper units, and I guess most of you don’t. There isn’t any help for 160MHz channel bandwidth that will help you get nice WiFi speeds whenever you stay in the midst of nowhere, so we’re not likely lacking a lot, however the Reyee RG-E5 can turn out to be part of a mesh community.

The mesh techniques have put this expertise strategy into mainstream and seeing it on stand-alone routers is at all times good since it could actually cowl an space with WiFi much better than having to depend on a wi-fi repeaters or every other shenanigans. However I used to be curious to see if different, much less outfitted fashions from Reyee would help mesh. And, after testing the RG-E3, it does appear to help Reyee’s strategy to the mesh tech which is nice for current and future fashions.

The Wi-fi Take a look at (5GHz)

The Reyee RG-E5 is proscribed to the 80MHz channel bandwidth which is hardly a handicap in a busy space, so I don’t suppose it’s that large of a deal typically. That’s why I ran some assessments utilizing a WiFi 6 shopper system (Intel AX200), in addition to a few WiFi 5 purchasers whereas they had been related to the 5GHz community (80MHz).

Reyee RG-E5 – Wi-fi Take a look at – 5GHz – WiFi 5 and WiFi 6 shopper units – Upstream
Reyee RG-E5 – Sign Power (Attenuation) – 5GHz – WiFi 5 and WiFi 6 shopper units – Upstream

Only for the enjoyable of it, I left the transmit energy to auto (which is the utmost, belief me), so, shifting information from the WiFi 6 shopper system to the server, I noticed a median of 826Mbps upstream and 490Mbps downstream (-24dB attenuation, so the sign is powerful at 5 ft). However, since I let this take a look at run for hours, I may see that infrequently, there have been packets drops and it wasn’t simply the lack to deal with the Java scripts or every other kind of script, the Web pace would decelerate quickly.

Reyee RG-E5 – Lengthy-Time period Wi-fi Take a look at – 5 ft vs 15 ft.

This conduct disappeared virtually utterly at 15 ft, the place even when the upstream throughput was 734Mbps (and a very good 491Mbps downstream), the packet drops merely vanished. So, when you have essential shopper units at lower than 15 ft from the router, ensure that to decrease the facility transmit only a bit on the 5GHz to not overwhelm the shopper system.

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Reyee RG-E5

Reyee RG-E5


  • Help for Cloud controller (which is free)
  • Cool design
  • Excessive acquire antennas = excellent throughput at lengthy distances
  • WiFi 6 options, akin to OFDMA
  • Will be part of a mesh community


  • No USB port
  • One antenna cable was broken by a screw (the inner structure would not appear to be optimum for the antennas)
  • The Parental Controls structure is good, however the choices are literally fairly primary
  • Chaotic app-based set up (simply use the web-based interface)

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