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Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual-Band Smart Wireless Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Aug 6, 2016 11:40 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Linksys

Wired Throughput

 

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Starting off with LAN performance, the ACS produced 943 Mbps.

 

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WAN to LAN came in at 950.4 Mbps, slightly better than the AC model from a few years ago.

 

 

Wireless Throughput

 

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In 2.4GHz testing, the ACS showed solid performance between 20MHz mode and Automatic mode. With 20MHz, I was able to get 112 Mbps out of it while leaving it on auto garnered 134 Mbps.

 

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5GHz throughput came in at 142 Mbps at 20MHz, followed by 267.3 Mbps for the 40MHz band. 80MHz topped out at 484 Mbps, the quickest I have seen for an AC1900 solution.

 

 

Wireless Range

 

Over the last few months, I have been testing different solutions that would give a visual on wireless router range. While this solution isn't perfect, it is one where you can compare for yourself if you have an Android device.

 

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From left to right, I start at the router with a solid 100% connection. I'm within a few feet at this point and moving out I go to a room about fifteen feet to the left of the router in the next image. At this point, we move about 10 feet forward for the third image above where we get 92 and 100%. Stepping out through the laundry room, performance dives slightly to 68 and 70% and out into the garage which is about 60 ft. from the router we have a 54 and 62% connection.

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