Linksys WRT1200AC Router & RE6700 Extender Review
For synthetic performance testing to show the potential performance of a given wireless configuration. For this test we have chosen Lan Speed Test. This free program can test both transmission and reception performance and do so in an easy to use and highly repeatable way. For clarity sake we have averaged both the transmission and reception performance into one aggregate number.
Real World Tests
For real world testing we have taken 10GB worth of small file and large file mixture and pushed from one wireless connected computer to a second computer connected via wired Ethernet. Testing will be done via MS RichCopy. For clarity sake we have averaged both the transmission and reception performance into one aggregate number.
If the device supports wired transmission, wired Ethernet to wired Ethernet real world performance will also be included using the same 10GB of data used for the wireless test.
As with the signal strength test results the WRT1200AC is rather decent all things considered. Obviously it will not win any speed or long distance awards but we certainly would consider these results more than good enough.
The RE6700 on the other hand may not be the fastest extender we have ever seen but it is certainly is the easiest to use!