Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Router 4 Router
Today we will talk about the excellent dual-band router Xiaomi Mi Router 4. This is a cool and powerful wireless router with support for 802.11ac standard. Given its low price, we can say with confidence that today it is one of the most popular Chinese routers in Russia. In this instruction, I want to tell how to properly configure Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi 4 router to work in networks of popular Russian providers – Rostelecom, Dom.ru, TTK and Beeline. This does not present any special difficulties due to the rather simple and convenient interface. Xiaomi Mi Router 4 can be equally easily configured both from a computer and from a phone, including using the Xiaomi MiWiFi mobile app.
Specifications Xiaomi Mi Router 4:
Processor: Dual Core, MT7621A, 880 Mhz
RAM: 128 Mb DDR3
Permanent memory: 128 Mb SLC Nand Flash
Ports: 1xWAN, 2xLAN (1 Gb / s)
WiFi 2.4 Ghz: 2 × 2 300 Mbps
WiFi 5 GHz: 2 × 2 867 Mbps
The device has a button Minet for quick connection of a new device – an analogue of WPS.
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Basic setup Xiaomi router 4
For basic setup, connect the router to the computer using a LAN cable. Using it, connect the PC network card to any LAN port of the router. Do not confuse with the blue WAN port – it is used to connect to the provider (the cable that comes from the entrance). Here is the connection diagram:
If there is no cable, then you can always connect to the Xiaomi router via WiFi. By default, the network is usually open, that is, without a password. The network name looks like this: Xiaomi_XXXX (where XXXX are numbers) for the 2.4 GHz band and Xiaomi_XXXX_5G for the 5 GHz band.
Next, to get into the settings of Xiaomi Mi Router 4, you need to launch any web browser – Chrome, Opera, Firefox, where in the search bar enter the IP address 192.168.31.1 or the URL miwifi.com If you can not get into the settings Xiaomi router, then use this instruction.
When you first enter the settings of Xiaomi Router 4, it requires you to agree to the terms of the license by clicking on the “Agree” button. After that, you will need to select the operating mode – router or WiFi repeater. Choose the first option:
Next is setting up the gadget interfaces. The first is WiFi. In field Network name You must enter the name of the Wi-Fi network (that is, the SSID), which will be visible when the client devices scan the ether. It’s possible, in principle, to leave what goes by default.
Enter the password for Wai-Fai in the bottom field. It needs to be invented more complicated to consist of numbers and letters of the Latin alphabet. And make it long for at least 8, and preferably 10 characters! Further, if your provider uses the type of Internet connection – Dynamic IP, as in Beeline, for example, then click on the “Next” button. But if the PPPoE protocol is used, then select it at the bottom of the window:
Two fields will appear for entering the login and password for connecting to the provider. The employees of the company should have given them to you when connected.
After entering the data, click on the “Next” button.
The next step is to create and enter the administrator password. This is done so that no stranger can get into your Xiaomi router settings. It is better to write this password somewhere, because it is rarely used. As a rule, once you configure the router, then they do not go into the web configurator for months. If you forget it, then without resetting the settings to the factory settings, you will not be able to enter the settings. Click on the button “Set up successfully”.
Now the gadget will apply all the configuration changes that you have made, create two networks – in the 2.4 GHz band and in the 5 GHz band with the same name, and then it will reboot.
Upon completion of the process, you will see a window offering to download the Xiaomi Mi Wai-Fai application. To enter the MiWiFi Mi Router 4 web interface, click on the “Router admin page” link.
How to connect Xiaomi Router 4 to the Internet
Above, I showed how to configure Xiaomi Router 4 using the quick setup wizard. Sometimes you need to reconfigure the connection, for example, when you changed your provider. To do this, open the Xiaomi router settings and select the item in the main menu Network settings. Below we are interested in the subsection of the same name:
If your provider uses PPPoE protocol (Dom.ru, Rostelecom), then in the “Connection” field, set the value PPPoE. Below, in the fields that appear, enter the login and password for the connection that you were given when connecting. For the changes to take effect, click on the button The app.
If your provider uses the connection type “Dynamic IP” (Beeline, TTK), then in the “Connection” list, set the value DHCP. In principle, after that you can press the button The app.
Note: You can determine which DNS servers the router will work with. In order to register your servers, check the “Configure DNS manually” box and write down your addresses in the fields that appear. For example, 126.96.36.199 is the Google public server, and 188.8.131.52 is the Yandex public server.
Now look at the top of the web interface window. If you configured everything correctly, then between the router icon and the globe a green bar will appear instead of a red one.
Your Wi-Fi router Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi has successfully connected to the Internet, and I congratulate you on this!
Wi-Fi setup on Xiaomi Router 4
All existing parameters with which you can configure Wi-Fi on the Xiaomi router 4 router are collected in the section Wi-fi settings main menu interface.
Here is the slider Dual band wifi responsible for the operation of the wireless network in two bands. It is usually not necessary to touch it. Only if you do not need a second range and you need to turn it off.
In the "Name" field, the name of the Wi-Fi router network is registered. You can leave it, but you can think up and prescribe your own. In the "Encryption" field, be sure to set the value Strong (WPA2-Personal). This is the most reliable Wi-Fi protection option at the moment. In the "Password" field, create and enter a password for Wi-Fi. It must be made at least 8 characters long consisting of letters and numbers. This will minimize the chance of hacking.
Port forwarding on Xiaomi router 4
Sometimes, for some games and file sharing, it is necessary to forward ports to Xiaomi Router 4. To do this, go to the “Port Forwarding” menu section and click on the “Add Rule” button in the “Port Forwarding Rules” table.
The following window for creating a rule for port forwarding will appear:
In the "Name" field, enter a name for the rule.
In the “Protocol” field, select the protocol used – TCP or UDP, or both at once, as in my version.
In the “External Ports” and “Internal Ports” fields, write down the port number to be forwarded.
In conclusion, all that remains is to indicate the IP address of the computer for which we forward the port to Xiaomi. Click the “Install” button and check the operation.
Xiaomi 4 router firmware
In order to flash the Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router 4 router to the latest software version, you first need to give it Internet access. After that, open the “Status” menu section:
The router itself to check on the servers of Xiaomi company the availability of the latest software version and if there is one, then in the "Version" subsection a button will appear Update. Click on it and the new Xiaomi Router 4 firmware will start loading.
After the firmware is downloaded, the installation process of the new Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi 4 router software in the device’s memory will start:
As soon as the download is complete, the Xiaomi router will reboot. His settings should be saved.
Reset Xiaomi Mi WiFi 3 to factory settings
Sometimes it may happen that the router has crashed or is unstable. Then it is recommended to reset the Xiaomi Mi Router 4 to factory settings. For you need to go to the “Status” section in the web interface:
In the "Backup and Recovery" field, click on the button Restore. After that, this warning window will appear:
Press the button OK, otherwise the operation will be canceled. Next, the reset of Xiaomi Mi Wai-Fai 4 to factory settings will be launched:
All this takes about 2-3 minutes, after which the router will reboot. Now you can configure the Xiaomi 4 router again and check its operation.