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Benchmarks for various wifi routers - Last Modified 2017-11-12 03:20 UTC - Created 2017-06-24 01:45 UTC

I got some routers on clearance and wanted to benchmark them from various locations. I thought I'd publish my results in case it was useful for others.

Each router is running the OEM latest firmware at the time of testing. A gigabit fiber backbone was used with an 802.11ac wireless client 2x2 MIMO. The 5ghz spectrum (80mhz) was on a dedicated channel with no others, but 2.4ghz was in a residential neighborhood of homes with probably average 3 other signals on 1,6,11. This gives a nice average real-world comparison for typical crowded 2.4ghz.

DeviceClient LocationDownload (megabits/second)Upload (megabits/second)
ASUS RT-N66U (2.4ghz; 20mhz) 0-Walls 114 111
ASUS RT-N66U (2.4ghz; 20mhz) 1-Wall 101 82
ASUS RT-N66U (2.4ghz; 20mhz) 2-Walls 72 65
ASUS RT-N66U (2.4ghz; 20mhz) 5-Walls 44 34
ASUS RT-N66U (2.4ghz; 40mhz) 2-Walls 47 30
ASUS RT-N66U (2.4ghz; 40mhz) 5-Walls 90 56
ASUS RT-N66U (2.4ghz; 40mhz) 0-Walls 103 116
ASUS RT-N66U (2.4ghz; 40mhz) 1-Wall 107 87
ASUS RT-N66U (5ghz; 802.11n) 0-Walls 209 220
AT&T Pace 5268ac (2.4ghz; 20mhz) 0-Walls 77 78
AT&T Pace 5268ac (2.4ghz; 20mhz) 1-Wall 54 38
AT&T Pace 5268ac (2.4ghz; 20mhz) 5-Walls 42 13
AT&T Pace 5268ac (2.4ghz; 20mhz) 2-Walls 30 22
AT&T Pace 5268ac (2.4ghz; 40mhz) 2-Walls 37 19
AT&T Pace 5268ac (2.4ghz; 40mhz) 1-Wall 51 35
AT&T Pace 5268ac (2.4ghz; 40mhz) 5-Walls 55 31
AT&T Pace 5268ac (2.4ghz; 40mhz) 0-Walls 71 76
AT&T Pace 5268ac (5ghz) 2-Walls 216 65
AT&T Pace 5268ac (5ghz) 5-Walls 322 121
AT&T Pace 5268ac (5ghz) 1-Wall 323 215
AT&T Pace 5268ac (5ghz) 0-Walls 341 218
GL-AR150 (2.4ghz; 20mhz) 0-Walls 48 31
GL-AR150 (2.4ghz; 40mhz) 0-Walls 41 30
Linksys EA6700 (2.4ghz; 20mhz) 0-Walls 102 95
Linksys EA6700 (2.4ghz; 20mhz) 1-Wall 68 43
Linksys EA6700 (2.4ghz; 20mhz) 5-Walls 56 29
Linksys EA6700 (2.4ghz; 20mhz) 2-Walls 29 28
Linksys EA6700 (2.4ghz; 40mhz) 5-Walls 2 1
Linksys EA6700 (2.4ghz; 40mhz) 2-Walls 2 5
Linksys EA6700 (2.4ghz; 40mhz) 1-Wall 39 49
Linksys EA6700 (2.4ghz; 40mhz) 0-Walls 105 68
Linksys EA6700 (5ghz) 2-Walls 124 68
Linksys EA6700 (5ghz) 5-Walls 145 131
Linksys EA6700 (5ghz) 1-Wall 232 248
Linksys EA6700 (5ghz) 0-Walls 320 313
Linksys Extender RE-6400 (2.4ghz; 40mhz) 0-Walls 42 46
Linksys Extender RE-6400 (2.4ghz; 40mhz)
Access Point Mode with wired ethernet
Firmware v1.2.02.002_20170817
0-Walls 92 77
Linksys Extender RE-6400 (5ghz)
Access Point Mode with wired ethernet
Firmware v1.2.02.002_20170817
0-Walls 193 216