Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Comparing Asus N66U DDWRT - Netgear R7000 Stock - Netgear R7000 DDWRT 23550M-R01 Wireless Router Speeds


                     

Decided to upgrade router to Netgear R7000 AC1900 router due to good newegg deal and I tested the speeds on iPhone 5S, 13" Macbook Pro and Hackintosh Desktop. I used speedtest.net for all measurements. Tests were done in Phoenix, AZ with Cox Internet in apartment complex (lots of interference). I tested 2.4 and 5.0 GHZ for all + Powerline on Hackintosh

Some errors to point out - for some reason forgot to test 2.4GHz on Asus N66U DDWRT

First going to start with Netgear R7000 - DDWRT 23550M-R01

Hackintosh 2.4GHz

Hackintosh 5.0GHz

Hackintosh Powerline

iPhone 5S 2.4GHz

iPhone 5S 5.0GHz

Macbook Pro 2.4GHz

Macbook Pro 5.0GHz


Next Netgear R7000 Stock - V1.0.3.24_1.1.20 (Latest firmware)

Hackintosh 2.4GHz

Hackintosh 5.0GHz

Hackintosh Powerline

iPhone 5S 2.4GHz

iPhone 5S 5.0GHz

Macbook Pro 2.4GHz

Macbook Pro 5.0GHz

Lastly, Asus N66U with DDWRT installed

Hackintosh 5.0GHz

Hackintosh Powerline

HTPC LAN

iPhone 5S 2.4GHz

iPhone 5S 5.0GHz

Macbook Pro 2.4GHz

Macbook Pro 5.0GHz


I then put all the data into Graph. For some reason stock R7000 2.4GHz were much faster than others. I rarely use 2.4GHz and the options of DDWRT are necessary for my setup so I will stick with DDWRT on R7000. I don't have any AC devices to test that function yet.




9 comments:

  1. Your tests are worthless because they are all limited by your internet speed - if you want to test the router, which has speeds upwards of 100x your internet speed, you might want to use a test that can achieve such a speed and show off it's capability (or lack thereof)

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  2. ^ This guys a dick. Thanks for the info.

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  3. Fuck that guy, thanks for making this graph.

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  4. So what it is dd-wrt and why would you want it if it slows things down?

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  5. He is right what do you mean fuck that guy- your fucking testing internet speeds
    Test fucking wifi speeds on your internal network not where there is another fucking dependency suck as your provider. I agree with the first guy this is a waste of time.

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  6. First guy is right, my Internet is fiber and at 1gbps. I have an Asus 66u and am considering the nighthawk since the Asus has about a 450mbps limit wan to lan. This router I hear can do it.

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    1. If you get the r7000 (I have it & run dd-wrt) & want to keep max wan/lan speed then you will have to choose between either stock firmware or tomato. Currently dd-wrt uses a newer kernel and that means they give up the CTF feature of the older/closed kernel. With CTF you will get near gig wan/lan speeds but without it your cpu bound. At stock cpu you can expect around 330mbps wan/lan. On the bright side, these routers OC decently. OC of about 20% has shown to give a linear wan/lan speed improvement. I would also suggest if you go dd-wrt that you get the kong specific firmware.
      He has the r7000 & tests it personally. Brainslayer puts out more generic dd-wrt which has shown to be less stable on some r7000.

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  7. Comparative analysis, HOW DOES IT WORK??

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  8. Comparing Asus N66U DDWRT - Netgear R7000 Stock - Netgear R7000 DDWRT 23550M-R01 Wireless Router Speeds ... enetgearrouters.blogspot.com

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