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Amped Wireless REA20 Dual Band 802.11ac Range Extender Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup

Amped Wireless REA20 Dual Band 802.11ac Range Extender Review
Need to extend your high-speed wireless network? Read on as we check out the latest from Amped Wireless: the REA20.
| Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Feb 14, 2014 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%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 3.3GHz, 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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