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

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WLAN 2.4GHz 802.11n Performance


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 ageing 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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TP-Link_ArcherC9--Chart-2GHz_fixed

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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TP-Link_ArcherC9--Chart-2GHz_variable

The 2.4GHz band showed the best performance on the long-range where the beam forming technology allowed the signal to get the best coverage. A little surprising result, but it just goes to show what this router can do.

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. User Interface
  3. Test Method & Specifications
  4. Wired LAN Performance
  5. WLAN 2.4GHz 802.11n Performance
  6. WLAN 5GHz 802.11ac Performance
  7. USB 3.0 Connected Performance
  8. Final Thoughts
  9. View All

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