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Netgear Nighthawk X4S (R7800) AC2600 MU-MIMO 160MHz Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Apr 14, 2016 8:24 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: NETGEAR

Wired Throughput




Starting off with LAN to LAN throughput, the X4S / R7800 produced 831 Mbps, slightly under what the R7500 produced previously.





WAN to LAN topped 754 Mbps, quite a bit under the usual ~900 we usually see.



Wireless Throughput




Switching to wireless throughput, the X4S was capable of 121 Mbps on the 20MHz band and 157 Mbps on the 40MHz band. Each of these results exceeded the performance of the original Nighthawk X4.




5GHz produced some rather impressive results as the X4S allowed 170 MBps on the 20MHz band, 291 Mbps on the 40MHz band, and 406 Mbps on the 80MHz band.



Multiple User Throughput




MU-MIMO performance for the 2.4GHz band showed the X4S working as intended with all devices getting the same 21 Mbps.




The 5GHz band looks quite aggressive, but as you can see, the performance is even tighter on this band with each device getting 98-100 Mbps.

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