Ruckus R750 4×4 Wi-Fi 6 AP Range and Speed Testing with iPhone 11 and Samsung S10

I just got in the Ruckus R750 it is the first Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) AP to be certified by the Wi-Fi alliance. I did speed and distance testing at 3 locations in my home. I put the R750 on a clean 80Mhz 5Ghz channel running off the DC power supply. I ran a iperf server on the phones and a jperf client on a PC connected to the same gigabit ethernet switch as the Access Point. Here are my results.

First I tested the iPhone11 at 5 feet in my QI charging cradle. I averaged 600Mbps with spikes to 650Mbps.

Next I tested the S10 at the same location and had almost the same results 600Mbps average with spikes to 650Mbps.

Next I tested at a location 25 feet from the access point with direct line of sight. Here the iPhone 11 was averaging 400Mbps with spikes to 475Mbps and a low of 250Mbps.

Then I tested the S10 at the same location and saw a average of 425Mbps with spikes to 450Mbps and a low of 375Mbps.

Next I tested at a location 50 feet away with 3 walls in between the AP and IPhone11. Here I saw a average of 120Mbps with spikes to 135Mbps and a low of 20Mbps.

Then I tested the S10 at this location I saw a average of 45Mbps with spikes to 60Mbps and a low of 25Mbps.

Lastly I did one more test the R750 should be capable of full 4×4 operation over standard 802.3at PoE+ so I ran one more test powered this way. I manually selected Power Consumption Mode 802.3at+ PoE for the R750 from the zonedirector restarted the AP and then verified via the CLI. Running in PoE mode I saw about the same numbers as I did running off the DC power supply averaging 625Mbps with spikes to 650Mbps.

In summery the Ruckus R750 is a great mainstream 4×4 Wi-Fi 6 Access Point that can hit high speeds even at distance. The R750 is the first Wi-Fi 6 AP to be certified by Wi-Fi Alliance as Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 . These would be great for hotels, schools, managed care facilities and the enterprise. The R750 will fit into your current network it can be run off a standard 802.3at PoE+ gigabit switch. It also has a 2.5Gbps ethernet option for high client dense situations where you have deployed multi gig switches like the ICX7150-C10ZP-2X10GR. We have more information on the R750 here.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the Ruckus R750 860 748 4110

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Battle of the Wi-Fi 6 phones S10 vs iPhone 11 which is fastest?

I now have both a Samsung Galaxy S10e and a iPhone 11 pro in house along with some of the best Wi-Fi 6 access points. I wanted to compare speeds at 3 locations in my home using iPerf and see what the differences are when connecting to a 4×43 Wi-Fi 6 Access Point the EnGenius ECW230.

I setup the ECW230 on a clear 5Ghz 80Mhz channel in my office and first tested at 5 feet away sitting in a Qi charger. The iPhone averaged 550Mbps while the S10 averaged 650Mbps. The difference was the iPhone speed was very consistent while the S10 started lower and ramped up.

iPhone 11 Pro 5 feet from AP on charger
S10e 5 feet from AP on charger

Next I moved the handsets to a position 25 feet away with line of sight to the ECW230 . The iPhone averaged 325Mbps and the S10 about 360Mbps again the iPhone was more consistent.

iPhone 11 Pro 25 feet from AP
S10 25 feet from AP

Lastly I moved the phones 50 feet away from the ECW230 there were several walls in between. Here the iPhone won out it averaged 90Mbps while the S10 did 45Mbps.

iPhone 11 Pro 50 feet from AP
S10 50 feet from AP

The good news is Wi-Fi 6 clients perform really well at range and we have even seen speed improvements in Wi-Fi 5 Clients connecting to a Wi-Fi 6 Access Point. Even at 50 feet there is still plenty of throughput to stream 4K Ultra HD with HDR on Netflix (25Mbps).

It is also a great time to upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 with the 2 major phone brands supporting it. We have the ECW230 in stock here it is cloud manged and is great for business or home use.