Aztech WL950RT4 – Speed Test

The Aztech WL950RT4 Wireless-N router is only equipped with 10/100 ethernet ports. So how well would this router perform if you are accessing partner sites when using Starhub Ultimate? I’ve placed the WL950RT4 to a simple speed test.

Some specifications of the WL950RT4

  • Wireless Draft-N
  • 16MB of RAM
  • 1 x 10/100 mbps WAN
  • 4 x 10/100 mbps LAN
  • 3 x non-detachable antennas

Equipment list:

  1. WL950RT4 (on default settings)
  2. ReadyNAS Duo
  3. D-Link DNS-323
  4. D-Link DNS-313
  5. DGS-1008D
  6. Trusty computer

WAN-to-LAN throughput test
In this scenario, the network storages were placed on the WAN segment of the WL950RT4 while the computer is placed on the LAN segment. Huge files were transferred and their transfer speeds were captured using DU Meter. This would roughly tell us the throughput rate after it performs its NAT.

WL950RT4 - Uploading to the WAN (65.64mbps)
WL950RT4 – Uploading to the WAN (65.64mbps)

WL950RT4 - Downloading from the WAN  (68.16mbps)
WL950RT4 – Downloading from the WAN (68.16mbps)

LAN-to-LAN throughput test
In this scenario, the equipments were placed on the LAN segment to emulate file transfers or activities across the LAN. So this would roughly give an idea of how well you can transfer files to wired computers (whether or not they are using gigabit ethernet).

WL950RT4 - Uploading to other computer on LAN (98.53mbps)
WL950RT4 – Uploading to other computer on LAN (98.53mbps)

WL950RT4 - Downloading from other computers on LAN (97.00mbps)
WL950RT4 – Downloading from other computers on LAN (97.00mbps)

Wireless LAN throughput test
Coming soon. I guess the wireless LAN (WLAN) throughput will be limited by the WAN and LAN.

Stay tuned!

Conclusion (so far)
For its price, SGD $89 for the WL950RT4, one shouldn’t have anything much to complain about the router. At least you can transfer files over the wireless (draft N) at the speed wired clients are getting.