On the surface, the new Chateau is very similar to the existing models.
The next obvious step in the Chateau series was perfecting the wireless capabilities. With Wifi6 (802.11ax) and Wave 2 support, Chateau 5G ax can deliver unprecedented speed. If we compare it to the previous generation, we’re looking at up to 40% higher speed in the 5 GHz and up to 90% higher speed in the 2.4 GHz spectrum. Mikrotik has made massive improvements to the wireless radio and antennas.
The wireless interface supports 802.11ax and is backward compatible with older wireless standards. Older client devices that only support 802.11ac will still benefit from multiple additional 802.11ac Wave 2 features, such as MU-MIMO and explicit beamforming.
Chateau LTE18 ax supports MIMO 4x4 on LTE. There are 4 built-in LTE antennas and 2 optional external antennas for exceptional coverage.
The modern quad-core CPU running at 1.8 GHz combined with a solid GB of RAM packs a hefty punch when it comes to heavy operations like complex firewall rules, IPsec hardware encryption, using more threads or experimenting with advanced RouterOS features, and with the addition of WPA3 advanced encryption support, you’re safer than ever before.
With speeds like that, the ports also had to rise to the occasion. There are four Gigabit Ethernet ports together with a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port; and let’s not forget the USB 3.0 which can be handy for storage purposes.
Chateau is a remarkable choice for any mobile operator. It can be customized with a variety of labels or printed branding. And operators can use the TR-069 technology to create custom remote client management options, such as router configuration via the same web-page clients are using to pay the mobile bill.
Advanced users, seasoned sysadmins, and networking enthusiasts can take advantage of the astounding depth of RouterOS. And the non-tech households can skip all that, using a simple, straightforward web-page instead.