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Amped Wireless Ally Plus Whole Home Wi-Fi System Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Mar 8, 2017 2:40 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Amped Wireless

Sessions

 

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Basically, with this test, I'm looking to see if the router will lock up if enough sessions are pushed through the hardware. We start at 32 sessions with the Ally Plus at 932 Mbps, moving through 128 sessions the router holds strong with the first performance decrease coming at 256 connections down to 699 Mbps. Moving on to 1024 connections we see the router drop further to 620 Mbps and finishing at 13 Mbps.

 

 

Final Thoughts

 

At this point, I have used three Whole Home or Mesh Wi-Fi setups in my own network. The Ally Plus is right up there regarding functionality with the Ubiquiti Amplifi HD; I'd say the build quality is certainly ample for what it is and the white aesthetic is much more pleasing than the black we get with standard solutions.

 

 

Performance is pretty solid; the router carries similar performance to other off the shelf AC1900 class solutions. LAN reached 939 Mbps and WAN 893 Mbps, both respectable numbers. Wireless throughput reached 201 Mbps on 2.4GHz and 542 Mbps over the 5GHz band. Wireless range was respectable for Ally as well especially the 5GHz band reaching to 30ft with very little performance loss.

 

The app is very well made, easy to navigate and change settings. I do like that with AVG you can change parental controls on-the-fly. Overall, I had little issue in setting up the Ally Plus or using it. The only downfall I could find with the Ally was the app not letting you control any settings if you lose your internet connection.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance95%
Quality90%
Features90%
Value88%
Overall TweakTown Rating91%

The Bottom Line: The Amped Wireless Ally Plus is one of the best performing "Whole Home" solutions on the market. Pairing it with a rather solid app for iOS and Android along with security from AVG enhances the user experience with on-the-fly parental controls.

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