Linksys EA9200 AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router Review


Linksys EA9200: Speed Tests Second Room

For this Second Room test we moved our client computer with the Netgear R7000 in bridge mode (connected to our test Linksys EA9200) to a second room that was 20 feet away from the test router. There was a wooden double door that we had half way closed throughout all of our tests. For the 1MB data packets we told the LAN Speed Test (LST) application to run 240 successive test packets. For the 100MB data packet, we told LST to run for 10 successive tests.

Linksys EA9200 WiFi Speeds

Benchmark Results: Moving farther away, we see the overall performance of the Linksys EA9200 is still lagging a bit behind the Linksys WRT1900AC and its other peers. While the Average Write Speed of 375 mbps is above average for 1MB data packets, the results that we obtained for the Average Read Speeds was the second worst performer.

Linksys EA9200 WiFi Speeds

Benchmark Results: With the 100MB data packets, the Linksys EA9200 improves greatly when measured against its peers. While 417 mbps and 408 mbps for Average Read and Write speeds seem good, when you look at our top performing Netgear R8000, the EA9200 performs about 15% slower.