Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC 3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router Review

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Netgear R8000: Speed Tests – Far Room

R8000_TopWe then moved our laptop and wireless bridge down stairs to the far corner of the house.  The run was more than 40 feet across and through a carpeted floor. We again ran LAN Speed Test (LST) with data packet sizes of 1MB and 100MB.  LST again gave us measurements of Average Read and Write speeds which are plotted below.   R8000_FarRm_1MB Benchmark Results: At our speed tests furthest distance, the Netgear R8000 X6 router is still reporting Average Read Speeds well above 400 Mbps while all over tested routers were below 350 Mbps.  The Netgear R7000 finally woke up with very solid Average Read/Write of 349 Mbps and 367 Mbps. The most telling thing from this chart is just how bad the Linksys WRT1900AC fell off dropping to an Average Read speed of just under 230 Mbps. These numbers were in line with what we measured during our first testing of the WRT1900AC, but still really disappointing that a router of its heritage (and cost) didn’t perform better over ‘long’ distances.    R8000_FarRm_100MB Benchmark Results: Here we see the Netgear R7000 leading the way with respect to Average Read Speeds.  All the routers in our 100 MB test suite suffered a small performance hit but each router was very consistent in their speeds.  The Broadcom chipsets seem to really work well together, while the Marvell seems to have issues working with our ‘host’ R7000 powering the Linksys WRT1900AC.  

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