WLAN 802.11 Performance 5 GHz

This test suite verifies that 802.11n and 802.11ac network adapters meet required throughput metrics.

Test details

Associated requirements

Device.Network.WLAN.Base.ImplementIEEE802.11ac Device.Network.WLAN.Base.MeetPerformanceReq Device.Network.WLAN.CSBBase.ImplementIEEE802.11ac Device.Network.WLAN.CSBBase.MeetPerformanceReq

See the device hardware requirements.


Windows RT 8.1 Windows 8.1 x64 Windows 8.1 x86

Expected run time

~10 minutes


Certification Reliability



Running the test

Before you run the test, complete the test setup as described in the test requirements: Wireless LAN (802.11) Testing Prerequisites.

During the test run, a WTT: Manual Task message box on the access point (AP) machine prompts the user to configure the 802.11 ac-capable-AP to each channel width that is being verified. You must configure the AP to use the 80 Mhz channel, then the 40 Mhz channel, and finally the 20 MHz channel.


For troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting Wireless LAN (802.11) Tests.

More information


Parameter Description


The number of spatial streams for the radio.

Default value: 2


The PHY type of the wireless adapter (ac or n).

Default value: ac


The SSID of the access point.

Default value: <none>


The WPA2 Personal key of the SSID, if encryption is used. (If encryption is used, it is assumed to be AES.)

Default value: <blank>

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