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Chris Barbere
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Networking Editor

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Wireless Performance – Torture Test

11/10/2012 - 01:47

The “Torture Test” truly put routers and adapters to the test as the signal has to power its way a long distance through walls and floors into the distant Laundry Room of Wi-Fi Doom.  As expected we ran into problems immediately and in...

Wireless Performance – Normal Use Test –ASUS USB-N66 (High Power)

11/10/2012 - 01:44

So, now we move back to the ASUS USB-N66 adapter on its ‘High Power’ setting.  Let’s see how well the various routers perform with our little ASUS spaceship adapter 45 feet from them. [inline:files/review/2012-11-10/...

Wireless Performance – Normal Use Test - Intel Centrino Ultimate N

11/10/2012 - 01:42

Wireless networking speeds and connections would scream if we only sat a few feet away from our wireless router or access point, but that’s just not what happens in reality.  With that in mind, we run some ‘Normal Use’ tests that...

Wireless Performance – Lab Test – ASUS USB-N66 (High Power)

11/10/2012 - 01:40

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Wireless Performance – Lab Test – Intel Centrino Ultimate N

11/10/2012 - 01:37

As we’ve discussed previously, wireless testing here on PC Perspective or anywhere else should always be looked at with the understanding that every location offers unique challenges to Wi-Fi connectivity and your mileage will likely vary from what...

Wired Performance – ASUS WRT-N56U

11/10/2012 - 01:35

As with earlier wired tests, we’re testing network performance directly with a crossover cable between the LAN and WAN box as well as with CAT6 cables through the Apple Airport as a baseline to compare the wired networking performance of the ASUS...

Router and Adapter Testing Methodology

11/10/2012 - 01:33

With our testing methodology we’ve strived to remove as many variables as possible from the equation and maintain consistency throughout multiple tests.  We’re using two identical Dell Optiplex machines as the “WAN” and...

ASUS RT-N56U Firmware and Software

11/10/2012 - 01:30

I have to admit, I was originally unimpressed by the ASUS RT-N56U firmware, as I had gone to ASUS’ RT-N56U website and grabbed the latest firmware (1.0.1.8l) available when I received the unit from their download page.  While it wasn’t...

Conclusion and Wrap Up

10/31/2012 - 01:32

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Wireless Performance – Torture Test

10/31/2012 - 01:30

The Torture Tests truly put router and adapter to the test as the signal has to find its way through walls, floors across a long distance into the far away Laundry Room of Wi-Fi Doom.  As expected we ran into problems immediately and in some cases...