Amped Wireless R20000G Router and UA2000 Adapter Review
Wireless Performance – Torture Test
The Torture Tests truly put router and adapter to the test as the signal has to find its way through walls, floors across a long distance into the far away Laundry Room of Wi-Fi Doom. As expected we ran into problems immediately and in some cases could not even get a connection, so let’s see how the routers and adapters coped with the Torture Test.
5 GHz is not the best at punching through walls and floors, and this test shows it. The ASUS USB-N66 proves its metal again and is the only one that even got a connection to the Apple Airport at 5 GHz. Not only did it get a connection, but it got decent speeds to boot.
Moving to 2.4 GHz, we finally have some Torture Test results to compare. The Amped UA2000 does well in both 1 and 2 plug setups across the board, only getting beaten by the ASUS USB-N66 in Maximum download/upload speeds.
Moving to the Amped Wireless R20000G router, we see very similar results to what we saw with the Apple Airport at 5 GHz. Once again, the only adapter even able to find and connect to the network was the ASUS USB-N66. Speeds when connected to the R20000G were noticeably slower than the test results we saw with the N66 and the Apple 5 GHz.
Like 5 GHz, we see similar, but often slower, results at 2.4 GHz that we did with the Apple Airport. The Amped UA2000 in the 2 plug configuration in particular saw a drastic speed drop at 2.4 GHz across upload and download speeds.
As usual, the Torture Test gave the routers and adapters a day they’ll not forget in a while.