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
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.
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
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