Tenda AC15 Dual-Band AC1900 Gigabit WiFi Router Review

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WLAN Performance: 2.4GHz 802.11n


The 2.4GHz band is the older of the two wireless bands that are in use today. On this band, we find 802.11b/g/n wireless standards with up to 600Mbps bandwidth on offer when using wireless-n compliant devices. Due to the lower operating frequency, 2.4GHz signals offer a wider level of coverage, but the lower throughput speeds are a disadvantage to this aging band.

Fixed Block Size

To test the maximum throughput speed that a wireless connection can handle, a fixed block size of 16384 Bytes is sent from the client to the server over a period of five minutes. The higher block size will allow the transfer rate to stay as high as possible – in the same way that large files transfer from one drive to another quicker than lots of small files of the same total size.

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Variable Packet Size

In a real world situation, the blocks of data that pass through a wireless adaptor are not of the same size each time, so to give a more realistic impression of how an adaptor performs, the adaptor is once again tested at each range for a period of five minutes. This time, however, the block size will vary from 32 Bytes up to 16384 Bytes in increasing steps of 148.7 Bytes each time.

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Short Distance

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Medium Distance

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Long Distance

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Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. A Closer Look
  3. Setup & User Interface
  4. User Interface Continued
  5. Testing & Methodology
  6. Wired LAN Performance
  7. WLAN Performance: 2.4GHz 802.11n
  8. WLAN Performance: 5GHz 802.11ac
  9. USB 3.0 Connected Performance
  10. Final Thoughts
  11. View All

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