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I'm getting a router with 802.11AC w/ 1300Mbps, but I can't think of a way to properly benchmark it. My wireless adapter only does 300Mbps. Unless I'm not thinking of something, there's no way to see anything past 300, right? I have ideas as to how to bench it, but I figured I'd see what you guys have to say.

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there is a tool that i just cant remember that is good for testing throughput on wifi.. anyway using a router that supports the 802.11ac standard wont make a difference unless your wireless adapter or end devices also supports the 802.11ac standard..
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there is a tool that i just cant remember that is good for testing throughput on wifi.. anyway using a router that supports the 802.11ac standard wont make a difference unless your wireless adapter or end devices also supports the 802.11ac standard..

Ya. I'm a bit tired. It's like 6AM and haven't been to sleep yet. Not entirely sure yet how I will test it, if I even can. I might just have to test the 5Ghz usage and 802.11n performance.

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You can't... both ends of the connection will have to be 802.11AC otherwise you will be limited to the speed of your adapter.

http://openmaniak.com/iperf.php

I just use the command line for the tests, and don't install the GUI.
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You'll also never see anything near 300Mbps either.
    
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