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Performance Improvement - 11g and RangeMax, Continued

Here's the 11g-11g downlink reference - Linksys WPC54G client to Linksys WRT54G router.

Four Location downlink throughput - 11g STA and AP

Figure 40: Four Location downlink throughput - 11g STA and AP
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And what happens with an 11g STA and RangeMax router (Figure 41). Average throughput improves for Locations 2 - 4, but there's that wonky throughput variation again...

Four Location downlink throughput - 11g STA, RangeMax AP

Figure 41: Four Location downlink throughput - 11g STA, RangeMax AP
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And finally, the result from mixing a RangeMax client with the 11g AP (Figure 42). The only improvement is in Location 2 and Location 3 actually gets worse!

Four Location downlink throughput - RangeMax STA, 11g AP

Figure 42: Four Location downlink throughput - RangeMax STA, 11g AP
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My conclusion from this experiment is that you may be able to see some improvement by using a RangeMax client with your normal 11g AP. But since RangeMax uses a Super-G radio, you may not see an improvement if you're currently using Super-G products.

In general, the Linksys True MIMO gear provided more consistent performance improvement than the RangeMax products when mixed with the same Linksys 11g products (based on Broadcom's 54g chipset).

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