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Wi-Fi Router Charts

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Mesh System Charts

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Test Results- more

The IxChariot plot in Figure 5 shows that some mid-strength locations still had high throughput variation. Figure 6 shows the equivalent plot set from the previous test.

Retested six location wireless throughput - 2.4 GHz, 20 MHz channel, downlink
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Figure 5: Retested six location wireless throughput - 2.4 GHz, 20 MHz channel, downlink

Original six location wireless throughput - 2.4 GHz, 20 MHz channel, downlink
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Figure 6: Original six location wireless throughput - 2.4 GHz, 20 MHz channel, downlink

If you'd like to see the other new IxChariot plots, just click the links: 20 MHz uplink, 40 MHz downlink, 40 MHz uplink.

All the old plots are here: 20 MHz uplink, 40 MHz downlink, 40 MHz uplink.

Bottom Line

Using the newer driver for the Intel WiFi Link 5300 definitely moved the WRT160NL higher on all the Wireless Charts. But it still ranks lower than the other current-generation Cisco / Linksys routers (WRT310N, WRT320N).

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