IxChariot also gives us some insight into latency, which will primarily matter to wireless gamers needing instant response times. Shorter is better here.
Interestingly, Linksys and Netgear average into a perfect tie in the 2.4 GHz test, making either a winning choice. ZyXEL takes the bronze and, honestly, we’re not sure we’d trust our reflexes to any of the others. If 80 ms is the threshold for imperceptible delay, giving up 20 ms or more starts to look ominous.
There’s not much to add for 5.0 GHz. Only TRENDnet jumps out of the group with oddly high lag times.
- Router Reignition
- Asus RT-N13U And RT-N16
- Belkin N150 And N1 Vision
- D-Link DIR-685
- Linksys WRT610N
- Netgear WRN2000v2 And WNDR3700
- Ruckus Wireless 7811
- TP-Link WR741ND
- TRENDnet TEW-654TR And TEW-671BR
- ZyXEL X550N
- How We Tested
- Benchmark Results: 1GB Transfer, Many Files
- Benchmark Results: 1GB Transfer, Single File
- Benchmark Results: IxChariot Throughput
- Benchmark Results: IxChariot Response Time
- Benchmark Results: Zap TCP
- Benchmark Results: Zap UDP
- Benchmark Results: PerformanceTest TCP
- Benchmark Results: PerformanceTest UDP