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NOTE!NOTES
• "Signal Quality" readings are actually the Buffalo Tech Client Manager "Condition" readings
• Testing was done in a WinXP Home Dell Inspiron 4100 laptop, using a BuffaloTech WBR-G54 54Mbps router as test partner
• Details of how we test can be found here.

Since I used the WLI-CB-G54 as the test partner in my WBR-G54 review, hop over to that review to check the throughput plots and get the complete analysis of how it performed. The bottom line is that it turned in higher-than-802.11b-throughput performance, but has a cyclical throughput variation that will need to be ironed out via future firmware releases.

802.11g Wireless Performance Test Results

Test Conditions


- WEP encryption: DISABLED
- Tx Rate: Automatic
- Power Save: Disabled
- Test Partner: Buffalo Tech WBR-G54 router

Firmware/Driver Versions

AP f/w:
1.10 (1.14)
Wireless client driver:
3.10.19.0
Wireless client f/w:
No Info

Test Description Signal Quality (%) Transfer Rate (Mbps) Response Time (msec) UDP stream
Throughput (kbps) Lost data (%)
Client to AP - Condition 1 100 15.5 [No WEP]
15.9 [w/ WEP]
1 (avg)
1 (max)
499 0
Client to AP - Condition 2 76 16.5 1 (avg)
1 (max)
499 0
Client to AP - Condition 3 30 10.5 1 (avg)
1 (max)
499 0
Client to AP - Condition 4 45 6.9 1 (avg)
2 (max)
497 0
See details of how we test.

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