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 Reviews

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
(click on image to enlarge)

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
(click on image to enlarge)

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
(click on image to enlarge)

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).

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

696g
It just came in my attention that NetGear released it new Wi-Fi 6 Extender: https://www.snbforums.com/threads/netgear-intros-tri-band-wi-fi-6-router-a...
Hi..Is there an iptable or script I can use to block a specific device (IP) from accessing a specific website?
So I am trying to configure my router to have a wired guest network on port 4. Ideally I would like to limit its bandwidth to 50% on the internet.Now ...
I have been watching my laptop wireless 5Ghz speed change over time. I am just letting my laptop sit and the speed is changing from 5xx to7xx over a m...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3