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ASUS RT-AX88U Wi-Fi 6 Router Review (Page 4)

By Tyler Bernath from Mar 19, 2019 @ 18:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: ASUS

LAN and WLAN Throughput

As mentioned in the beginning, 802.11ax testing is currently done with the Intel 9260 2x2 solution. Peak rates of this solution are 300mbps on the 2.4GHz and 1.73Gbps on the 5GHz band using 160MHz.

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With the AX88U being our first Wi-Fi 6 solution, we start anew with fresh charts. In LAN throughput the AX88U reached 944.16Mbps.

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We then moved into WLAN testing starting first with the 2.4GHz band. Here we reached 92.13MBps with the AX88U.

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We follow this up with both 80 and 160MHz testing on the 5GHz band with the AX88U reaching 656MBps in 80 and 917Mbps using 160MHz.

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Testing now moves over to mobile throughput using our iPhoneXR by physically moving from 5 ft to 30ft testing each distance. As you can see in 2.4GHz we start at 97.6Mbps at 5 feet and moving out hold 94Mbps at 10. 20ft shows the first performance drop to 60Mbps and 30ft ends with 44Mbps.

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With 5GHz we start at 630.8Mbps and at 10 lands at 627Mbps. Moving out to 20 feet we see performance drop to 336MBps and end at 121Mbps at 30 feet.

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For our last test, we check file performance of the included USB 3.0 ports with a 256GB flash drive from SanDisk. With the AX88U, we see 58 MB/s read, and 55 MB/s write.

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