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Netgear Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart Wi-Fi Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Jan 30, 2015 3:09 am
TweakTown Rating: 84%Manufacturer: Netgear

Benchmarks - Wired Throughput

 

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LAN to LAN throughput for the Nighthawk X4 topped out at 952 Mbps. This score places the Nighthawk X4 right with the Linksys E8350, and slightly quicker than the RT87U from ASUS.

 

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WAN to LAN throughput reached 919 Mbps, so the Nighthawk X4 comes in behind both the E8350 and the RT87U by a margin of roughly 30 Mbps.

 

 

Benchmarks - Wireless Throughput

 

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Moving over to wireless throughput, we have the X4 coming in at 121 Mbps on the 40MHz band, and 124 Mbps on the 20MHz band.

 

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The Nighthawk X4's 5GHz performance was nearly spot on with the Linksys E8350. This comes as no surprise, as these units share a fairly similar hardware platform. The 80MHz band topped the charts at 470 Mbps, while the 20MHz and 40MHz bands came in at 186 Mbps and 313 Mbps respectively.

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