TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Review

Test Method & Specifications

Test system:

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Drives used:

  • Angelbird SSD2go Pocket USB 3.0 SSD

Software used:

  • PassMark PerformanceTest Suite
  • LAN Speed Test

Testing a router’s performance is a pretty straight forward process from my point of view. I will first test the wired network performance with several tests followed by the wireless performance on each available band.

When testing the wireless performance I will adjust the distance between the router and the receiving WiFi connection from short over medium to long distance.

For both the wired and wireless tests, I’ll be using both static and variable package sizes. The final test will be of the built-in USB ports and file-sharing, if existing. These test together should give us a fair image of what the router is capable of.