ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router ReviewThu, Oct 04, 2012 - 12:00 AM
ASUS RT-N66U Wi-Fi Performance Testing
LST builds a file in memory and then transfers the packet without the effects of windows file caching. It then reports the time and calculates the network speed.
We repeated the test 2 more times rotating the router 90 degrees after each test to make sure that the router’s speed was affected adversely by its orientation. We then plotted the average Read/Write speeds shown below:
Test Results: The ASUS RT-N66U goes straight to the top of our charts clocking the fastest 1MB transfer time that we have measured. The 147Mpbs Read speeds of the ASUS RT-N66U were 25% better than that of the Netgear R6300. This is also a 110% improvement in Read speeds over our ‘budget’ router, the EnGenius ESR750H.
Test Results: The 100 MB data that we test here best simulates data that you would see if you wanted to stream high-definition video. The ASUS RT-N66U router again shows great form with stellar performance numbers. While the Average Write Speeds may lag behind our top Netgear routers, the all-important Read Speeds tops its competitors with an almost 8% gain in speed over the Netgear WNDR4500. These performance numbers are very impressive.