Friday, November 2, 2012

Amped Wireless AP20000G Quick Review


We are going to be reviewing the Amped Wireless AP20000G Wireless access point. Here's a preview of our findings so far. A more comprehensive review will be posted later as we test more.

Quick Specs:
Processor Speed: 620Mhz
Wireless Standard: 802.11a/b/g/n
Frequency Band: 2.4GHz, 5.0GHz (Simultaneous)
Wireless Speed:
2.4GHz: 300Mbps (Rx), 300Mbps (Tx)
5.0GHz: 300Mbps (Rx), 300Mbps (Tx)
Amplifier:
Dual 2.4GHz 600mW Amplifiers
Dual 5.0GHz Amplifiers
Dual Low Noise Amplifiers
Wireless Output Power: 29dBm (2.4GHz)
Wireless Sensitivity: -94dBm
Wireless Security: WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA Mixed, WPS
Wireless Access Scheduling: Specific day and time
Guest Wireless Networks (Up to 8)
Supports Wireless Multimedia (WMM)
User Access Control (MAC Address)
Antennas:
2 x High Gain 5dBi Dual Band Antennas
2 x Reverse SMA Connectors
Ports:
4 x RJ-45 10/100/1000M LAN Ports (Local Ports)
1 x RJ-45 10/100/1000M Network Ports (Router/Network Connection)
1 x USB 2.0 Port (for USB Storage)
Power Adapter Rating: Switching Adapter, Input: 100-240v, Output: 12v, 1A







Intro:

The initial setup wizard was very easy and quick and should get most typical users setup within 2 minutes including a reboot of the router. 

just type setup.ampedwireless.com into any browser and follow the extremely easy prompts!

The AP20000G has features like MAC filtering, WPS, access control schedules,etc...

The AP20000G features 4 guest networks per band (frequency) 

The AP20000G Also features USB storage  also which is extremely easy. 


Wireless performance (quick overview):
We are mostly going to do real world performance tests on the AP.

First test.... streaming video: I went outside around 175 feet from the AP20000G and I was able to stream YouTube videos with little buffer. This amazed me. Please note that there are 5 other networks near my house and my AP is placed at the opposite end of the house! HD did have some buffering at that distance, however it was actually tolerable. HD had NO BUFFERING/pausing at around 75 ft and pre- loaded 25% of a 35 min video is about 8-15 seconds. It takes 35-45 seconds or more for that much prebuffer to fill on my Netgear WGR614.  Very nice!

2nd streaming video test: was able to stream SD video and at a decent speed with little buffering at 230ft!!! AWESOME!!!!

HARDCORE COVVERRAAGE!!!!!

Gaming test: We setup an Xbox 360 with the built in WLAN controller on it and we put it through a few online games and it performs on par with the wired Xbox 360 that doesn’t have the WLAN controller! No lag related to the wireless at all even with other APs using the same channels and microwaves have been used close to it as well. AWESOME!!!!

Browsing on all wireless devices is on par with wired throughout the house.

I highly recommend this Access Point so far!

STAY TUNED FOR A MORE IN DEPTH LOOK AND BENCHMARKS!!!!!!!

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