Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

Wireless Features

Getting Ready to Test

Broadcom's key allegation about Super-G is that it will severely interfere or, in some cases, completely shut down nearby non Super-G 2.4GHz-based wireless LANs, i.e. the "bad neighbor" effect. So I assembled two wireless LANs, configured into the test bed shown in Figure 8.

Basic Super-G Test setup

Figure 8: Basic Super-G Test setup (click on the image for a full-sized view)

The setup has two completely independent wireless LANs - one Super-G based and the other using gear based on Broadcom's 11g chipset. All APs and Ethernet test partners were plugged into a 10/100 switch and everything was assigned IP addresses in a single Class C subnet (192.168.3.X).

Since one of the two WLANs had to move to test at varying distances, and because I have only two notebooks, I used them both in the Super-G half of my test rig to make things easy to move around. This meant using a desktop machine and 11g USB2.0 adapters in the 11g half of my testbed, which remained stationary for all tests.

Tip Tip: As I was putting together the testbed, I found Win98SE to be limiting the Super-G throughput results. When I switched the same computer from running 98SE to WinXP Home, Super-G average throughput (with all speed enhancements running) jumped from 29Mbps to around 37Mbps.

Ixia's IxChariot was used for all testing, with the console running on the Super-G laptop.

More Wireless

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

Hi There,Update 2020/08/06386 rc2-3 firmware is in this linkhttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/154vHdrYh_rGP_qFooHgAkzXSJchge7Ue?usp=sharingChange...
I plan to make available a beta version of the next kamoj add-on - if there is enough interest.N.B: Voxel firmware is a pre-requisite, not an option!I...
I was doing some research and was seeing a lot about issues with the 2.4ghz band not working after a while or having very short range (or poor perform...
No matter what I put for upload/download bandwidth on a new RT-AX88U on Merlin 384.18, it will peg the upload speed at my ISP's maximum speed and ping...
Hi to all!I just installed Pyload and Transmission on my RT-AC86U. Now I have a problem. I have to set the router (192.168.1.1) to go to Internet thro...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3