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Introduction

Our Wireless Performance Charts provide a variety of ways to view performance test data for wireless products.

Products are tested either using the Azimuth method (older products) or the Open Air method (newer products).

When looking for products, start with the 2.4 GHz Up or Downlink Benchmarks to see both 802.11b/g and draft 802.11n products. The 40 MHz B/W benchmarks apply only to draft 802.11n products.

There are five main data views:

  • Average Throughput
  • Maximum Throughput
  • Feature Summary
  • Throughput vs. Path loss or Throughput vs. Location
  • Benchmark Comparison

Average and Maximum Throughput

The Average and Maximum Throughput Charts page shown below is used to display the average and maximum wireless throughput of tested products. The drop-down selector allows you to choose the benchmark test for display.

Average Wireless Throughput

Wireless Average Throughput Chart

The main benchmark groups are:

  • Average Throughput (Azimuth method)
  • Maximum Throughput (Azimuth method)
  • Average Throughput (Open Air method)
  • Maximum Throughput (Open Air method)

The Average Throughput charts show the calculated average of all values in the benchmark test, while the Maximum Throughput charts show the highest value from each set of benchmark data.

Each benchmark group also has 2.4 and 5 GHz band and 20 and 40 MHz bandwidth (B/W) tests. 40 MHz bandwidth tests apply only to draft 802.11n products and are designated 40 MHz B/W. 20 MHz bandwidth tests apply to both 802.11b/g and draft 802.11n products and do not have a bandwidth designation.

The Slideshow icon in the middle column links to product slideshows,and the Print icon at the top of each chart makes it easy to save the info you want.

Feature Summary

The checkboxes to the left of each product can be used to produce a side-by-side Feature comparison of up to four products (example shown below).

Wireless Product Feature Chart
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Wireless Product Feature Chart

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