Performance - Wireless Internet WIFI
Performance Wireless 802.11ac WIFI
For our tests, we emulate what you would get performance wise inside a house with a multi-level concrete ground and 1st floor. Single band 2.4 GHz and single band 5 GHz.The router (host) is positioned at ground level and we test with a client (laptop). We make use of a Netgear XR500 router (review), this is a 2.6 Gbps capable Dual Band Wi-Fi Router.
- Our source router is compatible with 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n.
- The router is located one floor below the office at roughly 10 Meters distance.
Most enthusiast class motherboards these days have integrated WIFI, and there are so many standards. One of the more interesting ones is Wireless AC AKA 802.11ac and 802.11ad. Motherboards that have such a unit will now be tested here at Guru3D.com. Wireless AC draft 802.11ac technology was developed to optimize video streaming experiences. Providing Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds allows content to download faster and large video or music files to sync more quickly. With an increasing number of Wi-Fi devices in the home leading to greater internet consumption, this new wireless draft 802.11ac standard will help you achieve better wireless speeds.
* note we'll be looking to update towards an AX router soon.
10M Single band 2.4G WIFI performance (throughput)
10M Single band 5G WIFI performance (throughput)
We can precisely map and measure throughput by measuring multiple times per second during a test run of 60 seconds, this is true sustained throughput. The WIFI throughput over a single 5 GHz (AC) connection averages out at 525 Mbit/s. We are close to ten meters away from the router and one level higher with a concrete steel reinforced floor.