Mikrotik releases new Power-line wifi extender

Mikrotik recently released a new wifi router that can extend your network reach through the power network already installed on your premises.

The unit has one ethernet port and a 802.11b/g/n 2.4Ghz wifi radio. The unit also has the ability to connect to other PWR-Line products via the power grid. It is especially useful in homes with thick walls, where you can extend Wi-Fi coverage to those rooms, where signal is poor, without having to re-wire your house.

Since the units run the same Mikrotik operating system (RouterOS) that all Mikrotik devices use, the options that you can configure is almost endless.

The unit ships with a default easy setup that is almost plug and play, but the RouterOS combined with web-access and Winbox allows setup of firewall, queues, DHCP, DNS, virtual access points to name but a few.

If your main router on premises is also a Mikrotik you can also implement the CAPsMAN access point manager feature to manage it from the main router.

Up to eight units can be connected to a network, making the possibility to extend your network quite vast and will suite the biggest of houses or office buildings where wiring is tough.

Specifications (as per Mikrotik Specsheet)

Product code PL7411-2nD
CPU nominal frequency 650 MHz
PLC chipset AR7420
Size of RAM64 MB
Memory 16 MB Flash
10/100 Ethernet ports 1
Wireless Built-in 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n, dual-chain
Wireless regulations Specific frequency range may be limited by country regulations
Antenna gain 1.5 dBi
Antenna beam width 360°
Wireless chip model QCA9533
Supported input voltage 100 V – 240 V
Dimensions 50 x 68 x 33mm
Operating temperature -20°C .. +60°C
License level 4
Operating system RouteOS
Max power consumption 7W
Power plug type Type C (commonly used in Europe, South America and Asia)