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Mikrotik Audience - performance test

MikroTik Audience

Audience is a very stylishly designed MikroTik router with "Tri-band" WiFi (2.4GHz + 2x 5GHz) with IPSEC hardware acceleration support. The second WiFi transmitter in 5GHz band allows to create extensive MESH networks. The only thing we need to work safely from home is a advanced router with good WiFi. Particularly noteworthy is the version with a built-in, efficient LTE modem in category 6 (RBD25GR-5HPacQD2HPnD and R11e-LTE6).
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MikroTik Audience - specification and performance

RBD25G-5HPacQD2HPnD has been equipped with a very efficient, 4-core ARM 32 bir IPQ-4019 processor with 716MHz. As the manufacturer himself says, the basic firewall configuration has performance for 1518 bytes packets at 1.9 Gbps! Of course, for smaller packets (64 bytes), the performance is lower and ranges from 112-912Mbps. Performance IPSEC oscillates around 400Mbps for 1400 bytes packets.
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Antenna measurements and transmitter performance characteristics

Mikrotik Audience can operate wirelessly in the following configurations:
  • A stand-alone WiFi transmitter or WiFi client
  • Repeater
  • The WiFi transmitter and transmitter in MESH mode with dynamic WDS
  • The WiFi transmitter and transmitter in full mesh
  • The WiFi transmitter under CAPSMan
management. The measurement with a radio analyzer shows that the wireless module does not generate additional noise outside the transmission channel. The measurement was made on b>base transmitter power 17dBm.
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In the manufacturer's opinion, the maximum transmission power can be increased to 32dBm, measurement at 30dBm showed additional interference outside the transmission channel.
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AirSurvey signal map

We used AirSurvey software to make a reliable signal map. - This is well known to MacOS users.
  • To correctly read the levels of individual signals, please refer to the color legend at the bottom of the picture.
  • The location of individual Access Points has been marked with an appropriate icon.
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Performance tests of Mikrotik Audience

Originally, we didn't plan to test MikroTik devices, but reading some of the statements and accusations, we decided in our "test-label" to conduct performance tests of subsequent Access Points from Mikrotik. The purpose of the tests is to verify the range of the wireless network generated by the access point Audience both in terms of signal coverage and real speeds available in the building. This is another test in a whole series of tests of wireless devices for home, office and industry. The chosen test procedure will allow you to compare all these devices in identical conditions and similar configuration. For 2.4GHz connections we have assumed a maximum channel width of 40MHz. The testing device was MacBook Pro A1502 equipped with built-in AirPort Extreme wireless card (Broadcom BCM4360 3x3, 1.3 Gbps PHY) working in 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards.

Topology Mesh

Unfortunately, due to the standard lower transmitting power of the devices (17dBm), it was not possible to set up a MESH-type link in the previous conditions, as was the case with previous tests.
Before the speed tests we verified the maximum performance of LAN and iperf3 server. The aforementioned laptop was connected with a 10/100/1000Mbps network card to switch. We obtained the following maximum speeds for one TCP stream:
  • downloading 894Mbps
  • downloading 958Mbps
Speed tests were performed using WiFiPerf software, while the speed test server was iperf3 software. A series of tests were carried out using the TCP protocol and the duration cycle was 35s.
Below, the results of the speed tests for individual measuring points

  • measuring point No. 1
Download 452Mbps
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Upload 599Mbps

  • measuring point No. 2
Download 493Mbps

Upload 568Mbps

  • measuring point 3
Download 347Mbps

Upload 441Mbps

  • measuring point No. 4
Download 300Mbps

Upload 360Mbps

  • measuring point No. 5
Download 0Mbps

Upload 0Mbps

  • measuring point No. 6
Download 166Mbps

Upload 66Mbps

Summary

It must be admitted that the new access point from the manufacturer Mikrotik is an extremely nice and aesthetic device. It will work perfectly well in modern interiors, where styling is the first priority. But of course, Audience will be perfect for any room. Whether it's a residential house, an apartment or an office, this access point will also find a perfect place in such rooms.
Mikrotik Audience

Pros:
  • very nice design, the device looks beautifully on a shelf or desk
  • Small powerful device in hardware support IPSEC acceleration
  • very powerful configuration and functions, allowing this device to create an advanced router with firewall and VPN server/client together with motion shaping.
  • Additional 5GHz (Tri-band) transmitter allowing to build MESH networks.
Cons:
  • Configuration requires general IT knowledge or strict adherence to the detailed configuration instructions given by the manufacturer.
The authors: Wojciech Repiński Leszek Błaszczyk

Products

MikroTik Audience LTE6 kit | LTE Router | RBD25GR-5HPacQD2HPnD&R11e-LTE6, Tri Band, Mesh
MIKROTIK
Product code: RBD25GR-5HPACQD2HPND&R11E-LTE6
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204,49 GBP

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MikroTik Audience | WiFi Router | RBD25G-5HPacQD2HPnD, Tri Band, Mesh, 2x RJ45 1000Mb/s
MIKROTIK
Product code: RBD25G-5HPACQD2HPND
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123,60 GBP

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