Tests measured Wi-Fi access point video streaming capability in a high client-density environment

Divergent Dynamics recently validated a series of performance tests that measured the ability of five vendors’ mid-range 802.11ac access points (APs) to stream video to between 30 and 60 clients. The tests were carried out in a clean RF environment using industry-standard test tools and best practices.

The result: RUCKUS was one of only two vendors able to deliver stall-free streaming video to 60 clients in an unloaded network scenario and the only vendor able to do so in every scenario, both with and without simultaneous network data loading. No other vendor came close.

Products Tested

RUCKUS R610 (802.11ac, 3x3:3)

Cisco Meraki MR42 (802.11ac, 3x3:3)

Cisco Aironet 1850i (802.11ac, 4x4:4)

HP Aruba AP-305 (802.11ac, 3x3:3)

Aerohive AP250 (802.11ac, 3x3:3)

Test 1 – Stall-Free Video Results

Test 1 – Stall-Free Video Results

Test 2 – Stall-Free Video Results


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Video traffic makes up the majority of all data traffic and is more likely than most other types of data traffic to significantly affect end-user experience when the network carrying it is performing sub-optimally. Thus, the ability of a WLAN to ensure quality of service for video is a fundamental requirement for organizations of all types.

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