Linksys RE9000 MU-MIMO Range Extender Reviewed

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Razor512

Senior Member
Could the poor 5GHz uplink performance be a bug with the EX8000?

Seems strange how disproportionally slow it is.
 

thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
Nice review.. you put NETGEAR RE9000 on one of your charts.
I'm not sure what you mean. Neither product was entered into the Charts database.

I couldn't get EX 8000 to work with my Synology RT2600AC, so maybe this one could work for me.
Give it a try. Might work since it's a different (MediaTek) platform.
 

thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
Could the poor 5GHz uplink performance be a bug with the EX8000?
I explained this in the review. It seems to be due to the use of a single stream in the benchmark process. I have been told by manfs that some devices can't fully load channel bandwidth with only one TCP/IP connection. I'm not sure of the mechanism that causes this.

It's clear, however, not all products suffer from this. So bug? Feature? Dunno.
 

Feren

New Around Here
It's clear, however, not all products suffer from this. So bug? Feature? Dunno.
Bug. TCP and PHY operate on different layers (4 vs 1) - one shouldn’t affect the other. Single client accessing NAS server will be affected by this.
 

Shamtes

Occasional Visitor
I think NETGEAR RE9000 and Linksys RE9000 is not comparable. The differences are a lot. Apparently they got nothing in common.
 

thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
I think NETGEAR RE9000 and Linksys RE9000 is not comparable. The differences are a lot. Apparently they got nothing in common.
There is no such thing as a NETGEAR RE9000
 

Arsalan Ahmad

New Around Here
Hi

I am facing an issue with this RE. Let me explain:
I am trying to connect RE to a hidden SSID (5G band in channel 161). But this RE is failing to do so.
My observation from wireshark snippet is that RE is not even attempting to connect to the hidden SSID because I don't see any Probe request from it.

So, basically my observation says that this RE may not be capable of doing passive scan in upper 5G channels.

Can someone please suggest any other logs that will be helpful in identifying active vs passive scan behavior of Linksys RE9000?

Thanks,
 

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