Tyler's Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z370 (buy from Amazon)
- CPU: Intel Core i3 8350K (buy from Amazon)
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB 4x8GB DDR4 3200 (buy from Amazon)
- Cooler: Corsair Hydro H115i (buy from Amazon)
- Case: Corsair Air 540 (buy from Amazon)
- OS Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 250GB (buy from Amazon)
- Power Supply: Corsair RM850x (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 (buy from Amazon)
- Wi-Fi NIC: ASUS PCE-AC88 (buy from Amazon)
- 10Gbe NIC: ASUS XG-C100C (buy from Amazon)
- Thunderbolt 3: ASUS Thunderbolt EX3 (buy from Amazon)
To start off testing, we hit wired throughput where I found the 86U to reach 937Mbps.
WAN to LAN was a touch lower at 929.63Mbps.
Wireless testing started off with 2.4GHz where the ASUS produced 200Mbps. Switching to 5GHz, we saw a solid increase to 814Mbps.
Mobile throughput using our new iPhone X, reached a peak of 559Mbps on 5GHz and 94Mbps with 2.4GHz.
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United States: The ASUS AC2900 WiFi Dual-band Gigabit Wireless Router with 1.8GHz Dual-core Processor and AiProtection Network Security Powered by Trend Micro, AiMesh Whole Home WiFi System Compatible (RT-AC86U) retails for $168.20 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The ASUS RT-AC86U AC2900 Wi-Fi Router retails for £ at Amazon UK.
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