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Amped Wireless RTA15 High Power Dual Band 802.11AC Router Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup

Amped Wireless RTA15 High Power Dual Band 802.11AC Router Review
The RTA15 from Amped Wireless boasts the new 802.11ac standard with seven high power amplifiers to increase the range. Let's see how it performs.
By: | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Nov 26, 2013 3:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: Amped Wireless

Test System Setup

 

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As wireless networking has proliferated in homes and offices around the world, and network vendors keep releasing new devices on a regular basis, you now have so many options that it's hard to make a choice. The truth of the matter is, regardless of how many features a wireless router or access point has, the two most important things about it are its speed and its range.

 

We test throughput and range in a dual-node network environment consisting of a Custom PC with a GIGABYTE Z77UP5 TH, Intel Core i5 3570K Processor operating at 3.3 GHz with 16GB of DDR3 featuring the Startech.com ST1000SPEX42 quad port gigabit network adapter and a single HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Server with Windows Server 2012 R2 and a second Startech.com ST1000SPEX42.

 

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Wireless throughput is tested using the ASUS PCE-AC68 PCI Express Network Adapter, while range is tested with a HP ProBook installed with an ASUS USB-AC56 adapter through USB 3.0.

 

We perform all tests in a real-world environment. You may get better range and throughput results in a spacious facility with few internal walls, or outdoors. Our tests provide a benchmark for estimating the range and throughput of wireless networking devices in an indoor setting, with some obstacles.

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