In order to have a fair comparison and benchmark in this review, we will reduce the number of uncontrollable variables by having a fixed number of devices connected to each router during the testing period. Additionally, all routers are configured by having separate channels to reduce network congestion.
The test area will be the author’s two-story house with a 100mbps PLDT FIBR plan. As mentioned earlier, the RT-AC59U is stacked up against a PLDT Stock modem-router and the ROG GT-AC2900 Gaming Wifi router. Our device of choice to run the speed test benchmark via the OOKLA speed test mobile app is the OnePlus 8 Pro.
Unfortunately, the stock modem router couldn’t be transferred due to the short fiber optic cable that the contractors used to install our internet connection. Hence, the decision to place all of the routers in the same area for a more fair and controlled environment.