WiFi mesh network

Amped ALLY Plus

ALLY Plus Whole Home Smart Wi-Fi System
Amped ALLY Plus

Amped ALLY Plus
Key Features (as described by the manufacturer)
  • Wi-Fi Coverage for your Entire Home and Backyard up to 15,000 sq ft - With high power amplifiers and high gain internal antennas, ALLY blankets every inch, nook, cranny and corner of your home with powerful Wi-Fi that reaches beyond your expectations.
  • Limit What Kids See with Advanced Parental Controls - ALLY is your friend on the home front, making it easy to manage where kids can go online. Simply block access or limit use of content, websites or apps using your mobile app.
  • Schedule Online Time with Curfews - With ALLY's advanced Parental Controls, you can set individual Wi-Fi schedules for each of your children. And even pause the Internet when you need their undivided attention.
  • Gain Visibility with Website Activity Logs - See clearly what kids are up to online with a list of websites visited and which ones ALLY blocked. Discover how to adjust your Parental Controls to enforce house rules.
  • Stay on High Alert with Notifications - You want to trust kids, but they're curious, as are their friends. ALLY notifies you if anyone attempts to access restricted content, so you can stay informed and at ease.
  • Protect your Home with Web protection by AVG® - Your family's privacy deserves the best online protection. Keep your entire Wi-Fi network and all your devices safe from malware with powerful, built-in Web protection by AVG.
  • More Streaming with Ultra-Fast Wi-Fi Speeds - With ultra-fast, AC1900 whole home Wi-Fi, everyone in your family can actually stream HD and 4K videos and games on multiple devices at once – with no buffering delays.
  • Roam Seamlessly Throughout your Home with your Device - ALLY knows you rarely sit still, even at home. Feel free to move from one room to another – even outside and back – with a single network connection and no fear of dead zones or interruptions.
  • More Streaming for Everyone with MU-MIMO Technology - Standard routers and extenders stream data to one device at a time. ALLY is built with MU-MIMO technology that delivers more speed by serving data to multiple devices at once.
  • Share Files Faster with USB 3.0 - Built with a USB 3.0 port, you can attach a USB storage device to ALLY and everyone on the network can access the files. Share and save files quickly, with ease, and even access them remotely via FTP.


Amped ALLY Plus Test Review (methodology)
Whole Home Internet Speed Coverage

Internet Speed Download

The speed of download from the Internet
in Mbps or
% of subscribed
ISP download speed
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Whole Home Average: 85.5%
Whole Home Average: 85.5%
1st Floor Average: 99.0%
1st Floor Average: 99.0%
2nd Floor Average: 72.0%
2nd Floor Average: 72.0%
analiti @1: 99.3%
analiti @1: 99.3%
analiti @2: 98.7%
analiti @2: 98.7%
analiti @3: 98.9%
analiti @3: 98.9%
analiti @4: 71.2%
analiti @4: 71.2%
analiti @5: 61.8%
analiti @5: 61.8%
analiti @6: 82.9%
analiti @6: 82.9%

Internet Speed Upload

The speed of upload to the Internet
in Mbps or
% of subscribed
ISP upload speed
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Whole Home Average: 99.4%
Whole Home Average: 99.4%
1st Floor Average: 99.5%
1st Floor Average: 99.5%
2nd Floor Average: 99.3%
2nd Floor Average: 99.3%
analiti @1: 99.5%
analiti @1: 99.5%
analiti @2: 100.0%
analiti @2: 100.0%
analiti @3: 99.0%
analiti @3: 99.0%
analiti @4: 99.5%
analiti @4: 99.5%
analiti @5: 99.0%
analiti @5: 99.0%
analiti @6: 99.5%
analiti @6: 99.5%

RSSI Average

Signal strength
average
in dBm
Best Possible (for this analysis): -10dBm
Best Possible (for this analysis): -10dBm
Whole Home Average: -59dBm
Whole Home Average: -59dBm
1st Floor Average: -60dBm
1st Floor Average: -60dBm
2nd Floor Average: -58dBm
2nd Floor Average: -58dBm
analiti @1: -51dBm
analiti @1: -51dBm
analiti @2: -58dBm
analiti @2: -58dBm
analiti @3: -71dBm
analiti @3: -71dBm
analiti @4: -65dBm
analiti @4: -65dBm
analiti @5: -65dBm
analiti @5: -65dBm
analiti @6: -45dBm
analiti @6: -45dBm

RSSI 95th percentile

Signal strength
95% of measurements
are stronger than
in dBm
Best Possible (for this analysis): -10dBm
Best Possible (for this analysis): -10dBm
Whole Home Average: -61dBm
Whole Home Average: -61dBm
1st Floor Average: -62dBm
1st Floor Average: -62dBm
2nd Floor Average: -59dBm
2nd Floor Average: -59dBm
analiti @1: -53dBm
analiti @1: -53dBm
analiti @2: -59dBm
analiti @2: -59dBm
analiti @3: -74dBm
analiti @3: -74dBm
analiti @4: -66dBm
analiti @4: -66dBm
analiti @5: -67dBm
analiti @5: -67dBm
analiti @6: -46dBm
analiti @6: -46dBm

WiFi AP Speed Average

WiFi AP Speed Average
Best Possible (for this analysis): 870Mbps
Best Possible (for this analysis): 870Mbps
Whole Home Average: 561Mbps
Whole Home Average: 561Mbps
1st Floor Average: 564Mbps
1st Floor Average: 564Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 559Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 559Mbps
analiti @1: 828Mbps
analiti @1: 828Mbps
analiti @2: 581Mbps
analiti @2: 581Mbps
analiti @3: 284Mbps
analiti @3: 284Mbps
analiti @4: 456Mbps
analiti @4: 456Mbps
analiti @5: 350Mbps
analiti @5: 350Mbps
analiti @6: 870Mbps
analiti @6: 870Mbps

WiFi AP Speed 95th percentile

WiFi AP Speed 95th percentile
Best Possible (for this analysis): 870Mbps
Best Possible (for this analysis): 870Mbps
Whole Home Average: 541Mbps
Whole Home Average: 541Mbps
1st Floor Average: 531Mbps
1st Floor Average: 531Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 550Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 550Mbps
analiti @1: 813Mbps
analiti @1: 813Mbps
analiti @2: 550Mbps
analiti @2: 550Mbps
analiti @3: 230Mbps
analiti @3: 230Mbps
analiti @4: 430Mbps
analiti @4: 430Mbps
analiti @5: 350Mbps
analiti @5: 350Mbps
analiti @6: 870Mbps
analiti @6: 870Mbps

WiFi AP Speed Maximum

WiFi AP Speed Maximum
Best Possible (for this analysis): 1300Mbps
Best Possible (for this analysis): 1300Mbps
Whole Home Average: 1300Mbps
Whole Home Average: 1300Mbps
1st Floor Average: 1300Mbps
1st Floor Average: 1300Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 1300Mbps
2nd Floor Average: 1300Mbps
analiti @1: 1300Mbps
analiti @1: 1300Mbps
analiti @2: 1300Mbps
analiti @2: 1300Mbps
analiti @3: 1300Mbps
analiti @3: 1300Mbps
analiti @4: 1300Mbps
analiti @4: 1300Mbps
analiti @5: 1300Mbps
analiti @5: 1300Mbps
analiti @6: 1300Mbps
analiti @6: 1300Mbps

Internet Dns Success

Internet Dns Success
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Whole Home Average: 100%
Whole Home Average: 100%
1st Floor Average: 100%
1st Floor Average: 100%
2nd Floor Average: 100%
2nd Floor Average: 100%
analiti @1: 100%
analiti @1: 100%
analiti @2: 100%
analiti @2: 100%
analiti @3: 100%
analiti @3: 100%
analiti @4: 100%
analiti @4: 100%
analiti @5: 100%
analiti @5: 100%
analiti @6: 100%
analiti @6: 100%

Internet Dns Latency Average

Internet Dns Latency Average
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 18.1ms
1st Floor Average: 20.2ms
2nd Floor Average: 16.1ms
analiti @1: 33.0ms
analiti @2: 13.5ms
analiti @3: 14.1ms
analiti @4: 15.2ms
analiti @5: 19.1ms
analiti @6: 14.0ms

Internet Dns Latency 95th percentile

Internet Dns Latency 95th percentile
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 31.8ms
1st Floor Average: 32.8ms
2nd Floor Average: 30.8ms
analiti @1: 57.7ms
analiti @2: 19.7ms
analiti @3: 21.0ms
analiti @4: 21.7ms
analiti @5: 50.3ms
analiti @6: 20.3ms

Internet Dns Latency Jitter

Internet Dns Latency Jitter
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 6.5ms
1st Floor Average: 8.1ms
2nd Floor Average: 4.8ms
analiti @1: 18.3ms
analiti @2: 2.9ms
analiti @3: 3.1ms
analiti @4: 3.5ms
analiti @5: 8.0ms
analiti @6: 2.9ms

Internet Http Success

Internet Http Success
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Whole Home Average: 100%
Whole Home Average: 100%
1st Floor Average: 100%
1st Floor Average: 100%
2nd Floor Average: 99%
2nd Floor Average: 99%
analiti @1: 100%
analiti @1: 100%
analiti @2: 100%
analiti @2: 100%
analiti @3: 100%
analiti @3: 100%
analiti @4: 100%
analiti @4: 100%
analiti @5: 98%
analiti @5: 98%
analiti @6: 100%
analiti @6: 100%

Internet Http Latency Average

Internet Http Latency Average
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 15.8ms
1st Floor Average: 17.9ms
2nd Floor Average: 13.7ms
analiti @1: 27.6ms
analiti @2: 13.0ms
analiti @3: 13.0ms
analiti @4: 13.6ms
analiti @5: 14.3ms
analiti @6: 13.2ms

Internet Http Latency 95th percentile

Internet Http Latency 95th percentile
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 25.7ms
1st Floor Average: 30.6ms
2nd Floor Average: 20.9ms
analiti @1: 53.3ms
analiti @2: 18.0ms
analiti @3: 20.3ms
analiti @4: 20.0ms
analiti @5: 24.0ms
analiti @6: 18.7ms

Internet Http Latency Jitter

Internet Http Latency Jitter
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 5.2ms
1st Floor Average: 7.6ms
2nd Floor Average: 2.8ms
analiti @1: 17.6ms
analiti @2: 2.3ms
analiti @3: 2.8ms
analiti @4: 2.5ms
analiti @5: 3.6ms
analiti @6: 2.4ms

WiFi Router Ping Success

WiFi Router Ping Success
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Best Possible (for this analysis): 100%
Whole Home Average: 100%
Whole Home Average: 100%
1st Floor Average: 100%
1st Floor Average: 100%
2nd Floor Average: 100%
2nd Floor Average: 100%
analiti @1: 100%
analiti @1: 100%
analiti @2: 100%
analiti @2: 100%
analiti @3: 100%
analiti @3: 100%
analiti @4: 100%
analiti @4: 100%
analiti @5: 100%
analiti @5: 100%
analiti @6: 100%
analiti @6: 100%

WiFi Router Ping Latency Median

WiFi Router Ping Latency Median
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 4.6ms
1st Floor Average: 1.8ms
2nd Floor Average: 7.4ms
analiti @1: 1.7ms
analiti @2: 1.9ms
analiti @3: 1.9ms
analiti @4: 7.2ms
analiti @5: 9.5ms
analiti @6: 5.5ms

WiFi Router Ping Latency 95th percentile

WiFi Router Ping Latency 95th percentile
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 13.2ms
1st Floor Average: 3.0ms
2nd Floor Average: 23.4ms
analiti @1: 2.3ms
analiti @2: 2.7ms
analiti @3: 4.0ms
analiti @4: 24.0ms
analiti @5: 30.7ms
analiti @6: 15.7ms

WiFi Router Ping Latency Jitter

WiFi Router Ping Latency Jitter
Best Possible (for this analysis): 0.0ms
Whole Home Average: 3.8ms
1st Floor Average: 1.6ms
2nd Floor Average: 6.1ms
analiti @1: 1.6ms
analiti @2: 1.8ms
analiti @3: 1.3ms
analiti @4: 5.2ms
analiti @5: 8.2ms
analiti @6: 4.9ms

Our whole home WiFi testing methodology

We test whole home WiFi products - but our tests are independent and objective:

  • We test only products that were purchased from well known retailers when they were publicly available. We don't test samples pushed to us by the manufacturer prior to release date that may contain different software and hardware than the actual units that you can purchase.
  • We only test performance, measurable with objective metrics. You will not hear what we think of design, or apps, or functionality that has nothing to do with product performance or subjective preferences.
  • We test with a publicly available tool - the fasTest app. Our tests are repeatable - not just by us, but also by you, in your home or office.

We test whole home WiFi products in a real home lab. It's a two level apartment in multi-family building, comprising of the two top levels. The levels are separated by a concrete slab, making it especially difficult for wireless signals to pass through.

Lab layout
whole home WiFi testing lab

The orange squares are locations where we have routers, access points or range extenders placed, whereas the blue circles are location where we perform measurements. We use the fasTest | speed test app (in the "deep" testing mode) for running the tests (and you can, too - in fact, it is recommended you test your solution at home, before you install it and after you set it up, to make sure you got an effective solution for your specific situation).

We perform the fasTest Deep test (using a single TCP connection for data download or upload) in every location for 3-5 times - measuring and recording multitude of parameters. We then pick the top (best) three measurements and average the measurements fto get the result for the specific parameter using the specific network at the specific location.

We then calculate the average whole home performance by averaging the location-specific results in all measurement locations.

Test configurations

Our test configuration depends on the type of UUT (Unit Under Test) - whether a range extender, a standalone router or a WiFi mesh system - as well as the form factor of the UUT components - desktop or wall-plug

Test configuration for range extenders
  • ISP modem/router in location @A, connected to the ISP provided backhaul
  • The range extender (the UUT) is placed at location @B
  • The range extender is connected to the ISP modem/router using WPS Push Button method.
  • The range extender is configured to use both 2.4GHz and 5GHz for serving clients, regardless of the capabilities of the ISP modem/router (that are limited to 2.4GHz only).
Test configuration for mesh systems
  • ISP modem/router in location @A, connected to the ISP provided backhaul
  • Primary mesh unit of the UUT placed at location @A and is connected using an Ethernet cable to the ISP modem/router
  • Additional mesh units of the UUT are placed at location @C and @E (for the desktop form factor) or @B and @E (for the wall-plug form factor)
  • For UUTs with only one additional unit - that unit is placed at location @E
Test configuration for standalone routers
  • ISP modem/router in location @A, connected to the ISP provided backhaul
  • The standalone router (the UUT) is placed at location @A and is connected using an Ethernet cable to the ISP modem/router
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