Tyler's Router Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IX Hero (buy from Amazon)
- CPU: Intel Core i7 7700K (buy from Amazon) / (Read our Review)
- Memory: G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 (buy from Amazon)
- Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Hybrid (buy from Amazon)
- OS Storage: Intel 730 480GB SSD (buy from Amazon) / (Read our Review)
- Secondary Storage: MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB SSD (buy from Amazon)
- Case: EVGA DG-86 (buy from Amazon)
- Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 P2 (buy from Amazon)
- Networking: ASUS PCE-AC88 AC3100 (buy from Amazon)
- Networking: ASUS ROG 10G Express
- I/O: ASUS Thunderbolt EX3 (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 (buy from Amazon)
Wired Throughput and Range
The Tenda AC9 was the last router I tested with the old Z170 platform. With our new test system, we re-ran it through testing to have it on our new charts.
Starting out, the Velop did quite well, bringing in 936 Mbps over LAN. WAN wasn't rested as there is no specific WAN port.
With the Velop being a band steering solution, the charts are slightly different. I was unable to get my PCE-AC88 to connect to the 2.4GHz band, so there is no comparison for 2.4GHz here. However, with 5GHz, the Velop did perform quite well, reaching 570 Mbps.
In mobile device throughput, I could get a good amount more out of the iPhone 7 Plus than our Android counterpart, topping out at 545 Mbps.
Our next test for this new setup sees how range affects performance. With this we start at 10Ft and move out to 30Ft, after we reach the end we move to a location again at 30ft but with two walls between us and the router. Routers are tested in their default configuration for this part; the client device is the iPhone 7 Plus.
For this to be a fair comparison with standard one node routers, the Velop was tested with a single node. At 10 ft., the Velop started at 552 Mbps moving out to 482 Mbps at 20 Ft. Adding another 10Ft to bring us to 30 Ft., the Velop offered 322 Mbps. Adding a few walls into the mix, we dropped to 313 Mbps.
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- Page 1 [Introduction & Pricing, Availability, and Specifications]
- Page 2 [Router Details]
- Page 3 [Management GUI Details]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup & Benchmark Throughput Tests]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Sessions & Final Thoughts]
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