Real-world test: 802.11ac routers

Five 802.11ac routers average close to 400mb/sec in performance tests
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802.11ac promises blazing speeds of up to 1.3Gbps. We found that the products were fast, but not that fast. Our test subjects were the Netgear R6300, Linksys EA6500, Asus RT-AC66U, D-Link Cloud Router 5700 and Buffalo AirStation AC1300. The devices delivered throughput speeds in the range of 350M to 380Mbps with router and media bridge about 25 feet apart. These numbers are for Layer 7 traffic, which is what you’ll be using when you stream media.

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