Introduction: Welcome to our blog post, where we’ll dive into the EnGenius FIT 6 2×2 Lite, a remarkable dual-band indoor access point. In this video review, we unbox the product, explore its features, conduct performance testing, and provide our recommendations. Join us as we unveil the capabilities of this access point and how it can enhance your network connectivity.
Unboxing and Physical Features: Upon opening the box, we are greeted by the EWS-356 FIT access point, accompanied by ceiling and wall mounts. The access point boasts an LED indicator that turns solid blue when all systems are functioning optimally.
Performance Testing and Key Features: Moving on to the back of the device, we find the essential ports for power, LAN, and reset. With a maximum data rate of 574 Mbps for the 2.4 GHz band and 1200 Mbps for the 5 GHz band, this access point guarantees impressive speeds. Transmit power reaches up to 21 dBm for both frequency bands, ensuring strong and reliable signals. Equipped with a 5 dBi integrated 2×2 antenna, the FIT 6 provides excellent range. For internet connections ranging from 500 Mbps to 1 Gbps, this access point excels at delivering ideal download and upload speeds.
During local speed tests, we achieved the advertised 1200 Mbps download and upload speeds. Additionally, when connected to a 1.5 Gbps download and 50 Mbps upload internet connection, we obtained a remarkable 759 Mbps download and 28 Mbps upload speed while positioned approximately 10 feet away from the access point.
Coverage and Ease of Setup: With the access point placed 30 feet away, we achieved a download speed of around 631 Mbps and an upload speed of 24 Mbps. At 50 feet away, we obtained 62 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload speeds with a signal strength of minus 71 dBm. Ideally suited for small businesses or homes, the FIT 6 access point should be strategically placed within reasonable proximity to maximize coverage.
Setting up this access point is a breeze, thanks to its user-friendly app. Simply plug in the power, connect the LAN, and scan the QR code. The FIT Express app allows effortless configuration and provides access to various functions and settings.
In-Depth App Overview: The FIT Express app offers a comprehensive dashboard, displaying usage data and the status of connected devices. The intuitive interface ensures ease of navigation, with each function clearly categorized.
Within the network settings, you can customize the frequency band, channel selection, and transmit power. Additionally, the app provides real-time data on activity, speed tests, and connectivity tests, granting you complete control over your network environment. The live clients section allows you to monitor connected devices effectively.
Advanced Features and Recommendations: The FIT 6 2×2 Lite access point offers advanced features such as Wi-Fi scheduling, bandwidth limiting per client or SSID, and the ability to create VLANs. These functionalities prove invaluable, particularly for businesses looking to optimize network resources and security.
For those with higher internet speeds, we recommend considering the FIT 6 4×4 model, offering even greater data rates and improved range with its 5 dBi integrated 4×4 antenna. The FIT 6 4×4 also includes a 2.5 Gbps LAN PoE port, making it a suitable choice for demanding network requirements.
Conclusion and Final Thoughts: In conclusion, the EnGenius FIT 6 2×2 Lite access point proves to be a powerful and reliable solution for enhancing network connectivity. Its impressive performance, ease of setup, and advanced features make it