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Linksys EA9500 MAX-STREAM AC5400 Wireless Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Jul 29, 2016 5:19 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Linksys

Wired Throughput

 

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At this point, there aren't many AC5300 or AC5400 solution on the market. In fact, Netgear and Linksys are the solutions I have had in the lab. With this said, the charts will include AC2600 solutions along with the Netgear X8. The EA9500 LAN to LAN throughput topped out at 952 Mbps top marks for this test, done only once before with the 890L from D-Link.

 

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WAN to LAN topped out at 916 Mbps, which seems to be average for all solutions in the chart above.

 

 

Wireless Throughput

 

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In 2.4GHz testing, the EA9500 was quite impressive pushing some of the highest numbers I have seen. 20Mhz came in at 124 Mbps while 40MHz topped 247 Mbps.

 

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5GHz throughput started out at 142 Mbps for the 20 while the 40 reached 267 Mbps and a solid 446 Mbps for the 80MHz band.

 

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In addition to the normal testing I do, Linksys sent over four of their new WUSB6100M adapters. I put these to use over two different test machines to test the MU-MIMO of the EA9500. In this first test, you can see I have three devices hovering around 100 Mbps for the entire duration of the test.

 

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Adding a fourth device to the MU-MIMO testing, you can see the original three hover between 50 and 75 Mbps while another is off in the distance at 235 Mbps.

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