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TP-Link Archer A20 Ac400 Wireless Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: 6 days, 4 hours ago
TweakTown Rating: 81%Manufacturer: TP-Link

LAN and WLAN Throughput




Testing followed our standard procedure with the test system listed above. For LAN throughput the Archer A20 did quite well offering 946mbps




Wireless throughput started with the A20 reaching 154.98 in 2.4GHz and 661.44 in 5GHz. The second 5GHz band produced 654.82 putting this router just under the C5400v2 in our charts.




Mobile throughput offered 541.95 with our iPhoneXR, second in our current charts.




Above, we have throughput at distances of 5,10,20 and 30ft line of sight. For the Archer A20, we start at 77Mbps at 5ft and moving out to 10ft we see a slight increase to 96.4Mbps. At 20ft this regresses to 81Mbps, and at 30Ft we hold 85Mbps.





We have the same thing here for the 5GHz band. For this test, I was able to put the Archer up against the Deco M4 in single and 3 node setup. The Archer starts off strong at 538Mbps and moving out to 10Ft we hold that performance at 541Mbps. At 20Ft we see a sharp drop to 374Mbps and at 30Ft finishing up at 333Mbps.

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