TamoSoft Test Results
TamoSoft is a privately held company based in Christchurch, New Zealand that develops cutting-edge security and network monitoring software for the Internet and Local Area Networks. The TamoSoft Throughput Test is a utility for testing the performance of a wireless or wired network. This utility continuously sends TCP and UDP data streams across your network and computes important metrics, such as upstream and downstream throughput values, packet loss, and round-trip time, and displays the results in both numeric and chart formats.
Although we have played around with the settings of this software, we always seemed to get the best results when leaving the settings as default. TamoSoft’s throughput test provides plenty of tools, ironically more than PassMark’s network test which requires the purchase of a license. Just like the previous test, we will only be reporting averages after 200 seconds which is a lot of time to get a stable throughput measure.
Using UDP, about 5% of the packages were being lost on all five runs at 3 meters. This is fairly common as we have seen in the past with different TamoSoft builds the results were still very similar. TCP throughput was stellar, showing very similar results to the PassMark tests in both download and upload streams. Quite curiously, our TCP results in PassMark were equal to those using UDP Down in TamoSoft over the 5 Ghz band, but the 2.4 Ghz results were increased by 20 Mbps using UDP Throughput did hit peaks of 800 Mbps again at 5 Ghz, while at 2.4 Ghz throughput remained constantly high with not many spikes.
At 15 meters we still good with TCP numbers dropping by only a couple of Mbps when compared to the 3 meter test. Package lost reached 15% at 5 Ghz. At the 2.4 Ghz band we saw equally loss in throughput, mainly because the AC15 allows 802.11ac signal over the 2.4 Ghz radio. Results are still consistent with the ones from the PassMark Network Test, with peaks of 800 Mbps and some loss when increasing the distance by some meters.
In this case, TamoSoft didn’t even connect to the server at our 40 meter distance test, but that is common in all of the home routers we have tested. I think it is time for a conclusion.