Walkaround Performance - 5 GHz
Tests using the 5 GHz band (channel 36) also showed high throughput variation and the same pattern of better downlink than uplink speed found with 2.4 GHz. Figures 10 and 11 show best cases of 66.8 Mbps downlink and 51 Mbps uplink in Location 1. Like the Netgear WNHDE111, I couldn't get a connection at Locations 4 and 5.
Figure 10: Walkaround wireless throughput - 5 GHz down, 20 MHz mode
It looks, however, like throughput falloff running 5 GHz uplink isn't as bad as it was at 2.4 GHz, with speeds in the mid 20's to mid 30's vs. 7 Mbps.
Figure 11: Walkaround wireless throughput - 5 GHz up, 20 MHz mode
There was not a big speed boost for either up or downlink when I switched to the Auto 20/40 MHz mode. Downlink speed (Figure 12) edged up to 70.1 Mbps and uplink to 56.4 Mbps.