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

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

Wireless Range

 

For wireless range, we need to refer back to the Network Infrastructure chart on page four of this article. Each chart herein is based on the locations on the table. To make it simple, Location One is the closest and within Line of Sight while Location Four is the furthest away with many walls in between. Location Five tests the routers ability to generate enough signal strength to penetrate to the second floor of a home.

 

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Starting off with the 20MHz 2.4GHz band, we find the REA20 with a consistent reading of -45dbm; locations four and five see the range drop slightly ending at -58dbm.

 

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The 40MHz band shared similar range properties to that of the 20MHz band. Here, we have a steady -45dbm through the first three locations, with the extender dropping off to -58dbm at location five.

 

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The first range test for the 5GHz 20MHz band shows the characteristics of the technology. Here, we have the range with a steady -45dbm through the first two locations, then dropping off for three and four, but returning back to -45dbm for location five.

 

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The 40MHz band showed much of the same, offering -45dbm through the first two, dropping off to -68dbm, and coming back at location five.

 

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The 80MHz band offered up the same performance typical of 5GHz networks. We have excellent performance through the first two locations, a slight drop, and return at the end of testing.

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