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

Wireless Performance - 11g client

As noted earlier, I also repeated the six location tests with the Intel 5300 AGN set to act as an 802.11g adapter. Figure 13 shows a composite IxChariot plot of the six test location runs, where we once again see high throughput variation in the lower signal test locations.

Wireless throughput - G client, router 20 MHz mode, downlink
Click to enlarge image

Figure 13: Wireless throughput - G client, router 20 MHz mode, downlink

Location D has the highest variation, followed by Location F. The good news is that average throughput in Locations E and F has gone from unusable with the adapter set to draft 11n mode, to 2-3 Mbps with the adapter set to 11g mode. This would be good enough to support web browsing and email and even probably audio streaming.

Uplink performance with the 11g mode adapter was much more well-behaved (Figure 14).

Wireless throughput - G client, router 20 MHz mode, uplink
Click to enlarge image

Figure 14: Wireless throughput - G client, router 20 MHz mode, uplink

For two last data points, I ran a quick Location A and D tests using another notebook, this time with an Intel 2915ABG mini-PCI card inside (this is not a draft 11n adapter). The composite trace in Figure 15 combines individual up and downlink runs with a third simultaneous up / downlink run in Location A. The downlink run starts out with high variation, but then settles down to a smoother, higher level. Uplink speed, however, retains high variation throughout the run.

Wireless throughput - Intel 2915ABG client, router 20 MHz mode, Location A
Click to enlarge image

Figure 15: Wireless throughput - Intel 2915ABG client, router 20 MHz mode, Location A

The Location D plot in Figure 16 also shows some high uplink variation, but with 16 Mbps of average throughput over the 1 minute test.

Wireless throughput - Intel 2915ABG client, router 20 MHz mode, Location A
Click to enlarge image

Figure 16: Wireless throughput - Intel 2915ABG client, router 20 MHz mode, Location D

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

I have an old windows phone that I use to surf and post on the Webb only if I have it connected to the 5 g radio it more often than not won't connect ...
I am running an OpenVPN server with client config files for each client (clients are routers of my parents with networks behind them). These configs h...
I want to setup a server VPN in the router. I see that there is a static key and a server key in the router. I don't know what those are pertaining to...
Hello all!I need help with diagnosing what wrong with a router. I have ASUS RT-AC87U and something is wrong with 5Ghz WiFi. The switch seems to work f...
Hi.Someone who has RT-N12+ B1, please, share the uboot dump.Just connect to the router via SSH and do:Code: cat /dev/mtd0 > /tmp/uboot.bin Then conn...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3