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ASUS RT-N16 vs. Apple Airport Extreme (2013)

test setup

Everything running 802.11n - a 13-inch, Mid 2012 Macbook Air running iperf to a hard-wired iMac. Latest firmware on both the ASUS and Airport.

Run iperf with -d Do a bidirectional test simultaneously.

sitting next to router

ASUS RT-N16                                         Apple Airport Extreme (2013)
[  5]  0.0-10.0 sec  76.1 MBytes  63.8 Mbits/sec    [  5]  0.0-10.0 sec   175 MBytes   147 Mbits/sec
[  6]  0.0-10.0 sec  45.5 MBytes  38.0 Mbits/sec    [  6]  0.0-10.0 sec  90.5 MBytes  75.7 Mbits/sec

sitting downstairs, ~25 feet away

ASUS RT-N16                                         Apple Airport Extreme (2013)
[  5]  0.0-10.0 sec  27.6 MBytes  23.1 Mbits/sec    [  5]  0.0-10.0 sec  81.0 MBytes  67.6 Mbits/sec
[  6]  0.0-10.1 sec  21.2 MBytes  17.7 Mbits/sec    [  6]  0.0-10.1 sec  46.6 MBytes  38.8 Mbits/sec
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