Mikrotik hAP ax3 router review excellent – ​​very good speed on USB

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Mikrotik hAP ax3 excellent router review – In this review I present a WiFi 6 router from Mikrotik model hAP ax3. It's part of the AX1800 class but comes with some top specs and some blistering USB speeds.

What is Mikrotik?

Mikrotik is a European company that produces network equipment.

In addition to professional equipment, they also make some consumer products. hAP ax3 that I present to you today is such a product.

Even though Mikrotik is not as well-known as other established brands in the networking market, it can be said that they are at the top when it comes to offering quality products.

Why does the world not really know about Mikrotik?

Passionate users know very well what it is all about, what kind of merchandise Mikrotik produces and what can be extracted from Mikrotik products.

It can also be said that Mikrotik is like a kind of sports car, which only enthusiasts and collectors know about.

Is Mikrotik not aimed at the general public?

Almost all their products are quite complex and learning to use them requires some effort and time.

Do not understand that Mikrotik products cannot be set easily. We have a Quick Set menu where you can make all the settings that a typical user needs extremely easily.

The menus in RouterOS, however, are something else. If a user who until now only had tplinks or asus, on Mikrotik can be easily intimidated by the avalanche of settings and terms that you don't usually hear when setting up a regular router.

Mikrotik hAP ax3 official specifications


Product codeC53UiG+5HPaxD2HPaxD
CPU architectureARM 64bit
CPU no cores4
CPU frequencyauto (864 – 1800) MHz
Switch chipIPQ-6010
RouterOS license6
Operating systemRouter OS v7
Water Storage128 MB
Storage typeNAND
MTBF (time between failures)Approximately 200 hours at 000C
Operating temperatures (ambient)-40 70 ° C to ° C
IPsec hardware accelerationDa
Mikrotik hAP ax3 router review excellent - the processor on the router
processor specifications

Wireless capabilities

Wireless 2.4 GHz Max data rate574 Mbit / s
Wireless 2.4 GHz number of chains2
Wireless 2.4 GHz standards802.11b/g/n/ax
Antenna gain dBi for 2.4 GHz3.3
Wireless 2.4 GHz chip modelQCN-5022
Wireless 2.4 GHz generationWi-Fi 6
Wireless 5 GHz Max data rate1200 Mbit / s
Wireless 5 GHz number of chains2
Wireless 5 GHz standards802.11a/n/ac/ax
Antenna gain dBi for 5 GHz5.5
Wireless 5 GHz chip modelQCN-5052
Wireless 5 GHz generationWi-Fi 6
Wi-Fi speedAX1800


10/100/1000 Ethernet ports4
Number of 1G Ethernet ports with PoE-out1
Number of 2.5G Ethernet ports1


Number of USB ports1
USB Power ResetYes
USB slot typeUSB 3.0 type-A
Max USB current (A)1


Number of DC inputs2 (DC jack, PoE-IN)
DC jack input Voltage12 28-V
Maximum power consumption38 W
Max power consumption without attachments15 W
Cooling typePassive
PoE inPassive PoE
PoE in Voltage input18 28-V

PoE out

PoE-out portsEther 1
PoE outPassive PoE
Max out per port output (input 18-30 V)A 0.625
Max total out (A)A 0.625
Total output current0.625
Total output power15

Wireless specifications

2.4 GHzTransmit (dBm)Receive Sensitivity
5 GHzTransmit (dBm)Receive Sensitivity

How did I like the Mikrotik hAP ax3?

In one word - SUPERB

For a long time I was looking for a router with a USB port that would have a decent speed when pulling or uploading over the network via FTP or SMB. I was not able to exceed 60 MB/s on any router.

On the Mikrotik hAP ax3, after converting the WAN port to a LAN port, because it has 2,5 Gbps, and after getting the 2.5 gbps network card, I was able to achieve 160 MB/s over the network on the port USB from the router, to which an external SSD was connected.


I like it, I think it may become my favorite router at this point.

Thanks team Mikrotik.ro because they made the router available to us Mikrotik hAP ax3

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  1. Hello Mr. Christian!
    Here I saw the first Mikrotik (hAP AC), which I bought.
    I gave up on it because with the switch to RouterOS 7 I was no longer able to configure IPV6.
    On RouterOS 6.4x.xx I managed to configure IPV6, after watching many tutorials on the net.
    I'm thinking of getting a hapAX3 if you make a tutorial with IPV6 settings (I have internet from Digi).
    One more question: - would hapAX3 work in a mesh system with hapAC?
    Thank you !

  2. All respect Mr. Cristi. As usual, excellent tutorial.
    I am interested in what you said in the video tutorial with reference to the settings that can be made to ports 1 and 5 (port 1 becomes LAN 2.5G and port 5 becomes WAN). This is in the perspective that the same settings can be made on the MikroTik RB5009UG+S+IN. If I haven't convinced you to make a tutorial on this topic, maybe you can guide me where to look for the information.
    I currently own a Mikrotik hEX and I want to switch to the MikroTik RB5009UG+S+IN (I'm not interested in WiFi routers).
    Thank you !
    Thank you

  3. I have a router an5506-02-fg from digi, it has 2 ports, both have been working for some time, only one is not working, I tried the settings but nothing appears, null, can I activate it on lan2, any ideas

  4. Please tell me how you formatted the external disk connected through the usb3 port (NTFS or fat32). I ask because I have an older mikrotik router, which only accepts devices formatted in fat32.

  5. Hello, can you tell me if you ever had to disconnect from the wifi, mikrotik router, I saw another video in which it said that I had big problems with the wifi connection, maybe you can make another video with conclusions, after a period of use. Thank you!
    Maybe you'll take the time to answer us too, if you still have a comment section!

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