Netgear N600 WNDR3700v2

I bought the Netgear N600 WNDR3700 router to replace my aging Linksys WRT54g.

I used jbowes method of performance testing. I ran nc on the server:

nc -v -l 2222 > /dev/null


Then on the laptop I connected to the server via Netgear 2.4GHz, 5GHz, Linksys G, and wired running

dd if=/dev/zero bs=1024K count=512 | nc -v $SERVER_IP 2222

. For a baseline here is the gigabit wired connection.

wired via gigabit 4.62219 s 116 MB/s 928Mbps

Here are the preliminary wireless results with no tuning.

Netgear N600 2ft 5GHz 34.9444 s 15.4 MB/s 123.2Mbps
Netgear N600 2ft 2.4GHz 49.4792 s 10.9 MB/s 87.2Mbps
Linksys WRT54g 2ft 206.399 s 2.6 MB/s 20.8Mbps

Now I go downstairs to test again, noticeable difference:

Netgear N600 downstairs 5GHz 129.832 s 4.1 MB/s 32.8Mbps
Netgear N600 downstairs 2.4GHz 103.783 s 5.2 MB/s 41.6Mbps
Linksys WRT54g downstairs 308.374 s 1.7 MB/s 13.6Mbps

Now I’ll play around with some settings to see if it makes any difference.


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