I’ve worked with EnGenius a few times now including upgrading our office network to support testing WiFi 6. They reached out about their ESR530 AC1300 Mesh wireless router combo pack and initially I was hesitant, everyone is moving to WiFi 6 and mesh isn’t exactly new. But when I saw the price of the two ESR530’s was under $100 I was really curious what that might get you. So today I’m going to check out the two ESR530 combo pack and see what they are all about, check out their software, and test them out and see how they perform. They may not be cutting edge, but they are more in line with what a lot of people would want to spend to get a mesh network setup. So it will be interesting to see if they are worth it.

Product Name: EnGenius ESR530 AC1300 Home Mesh System Dual pack

Review Sample Provided by: EnGenius

Written by: Wes Compton

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Specifications

Technical Specifications

Standards
IEEE 802.11b/g/n on 2.4 GHz
IEEE 802.11a/n/ac Wave 2 on 5 GHz

Antenna
Integrated Omni-Directional Antennas

Physical Interface
2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports (1 WAN, 1 LAN)
1 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x DC Jack
1 x Reset Button

LED Indicators
1 x 3 Color-Status LED
- White: Mesh & Internet Connection Status
- Red: No Internet Connection or No Mesh Connection
- Orange: Mesh Connection Signal is Weak

Power Source
Power Adapter: 12V/1A

 

Wireless & Radio Specifications

Operating Frequency
Dual-Radio Concurrent 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz

Operation Modes
Router Mode
Bridge Mode

Max. Nodes
8

Wireless Initial Setup
EnMesh App Required

Frequency Radio
2.4 GHz: 2400 MHz
5 GHz: 5150 MHz

Transmit Power
Up to 20 dBm on 2.4 GHz
Up to 19 dBm on 5 GHz

Radio Chains/Spatial Stream
2x2:2 MIMO

Max. Speeds
300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz
867 Mbps on 5 GHz

Supported Data Rates (Mbps):
2.4 GHz: Max 400
5 GHz: Max 867
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 36, 48, 54
802.11n: 6.5 to 300 Mbps (MCS0 to MCS15)
802.11ac: 6.5 to 867 Mbps (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 2)

Supported Radio Technologies
802.11b: Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
802.11a/g/n/ac: Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM)

Channelization
802.11ac Supports Very High Throughput (VHT)—VHT 20/40/80 MHz
802.11n Supports High Throughput (HT)—HT 20/40 MHz
802.11a/b/g Supports High Throughput (HT)—20 MHz

Supported Modulation
802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
802.11ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM

Environmental & Physical

Temperature Range

Operating: 32 ºF~104 ºF (0 ºC~40 ºC)

Storage: -4 ºF~140 ºF (-20 ºC~60 ºC)

 

Humidity (non-condensing)

Operating: 90% or less

Storage: 95% or less

Features

Auto Channel Selection

Auto Transmit Power

Wireless STA (Client) Connected List

Guest Network

Fast Roaming (802.11k & 802.11r)

AirPrint® Server Support

Restore Factory Settings

Auto Reboot

Internet Speed Test

Mesh Connection Status

USB Features: SAMBA

UPnP Support

System Recovery

Manual/Auto Firmware Update

Band Steering

UID/DDNS Remote Control

Network Diagnostic < Auto Firmware Update

Parental Controls

Wi-Fi Access Scheduler

Website & Keyword Filter

- Social Media

- Search Engine

- Video Media

- Custom URL

QoS (Quality of Service)

Yes

Wireless Security

WPA2-PSK (AES/TKIP)

WPA-PSK (AES/TKIP)

WEP

SSID Password

Network Services

DHCP

Static IP

PPPoE

Mobile App

EnMesh (easy setup, monitoring and management)

EnFile (personal cloud storage and file management)

Available for iPhone® & Android™

Device Dimensions & Weights

ESR530 Device

Weight: .43lbs lbs. (195g)

Width: 5” (127mm)

Length: 5” (127mm)

Height: 2.2” (57 mm)

Package Contents

1 x ESR530 Dual-Band AC1300 Mesh Router

1 x Power Adapter

1 x Quick Start Guide

1 x RJ-45 Ethernet Cable

1 – Screw Pack

Certifications

FCC

CE

Warranty

1 Year

 

 

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