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Chris Barbere
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Networking Editor
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Charlotte, NC
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You can find Chris on PC Perspective and a few other places:

 

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Wireless Performance – Normal Use Test

10/31/2012 - 01:28

Using wireless networks would be great if we all sat a few feet away from our wireless access point, but that’s not reality.  The reason we like Wi-Fi is so we don’t have to drag cables half way across our home or office and can truly...

Wireless Performance – Lab Test – Router Comparisons

10/31/2012 - 01:25

We’ve looked at how each adapter did individually, but another way to look at the number is to see how they did against each other when looked at all together by router.  First up, let’s look at the Apple Airport at 5 and 2.4 GHz. [...

Wireless Performance – Lab Test – Amped UA2000

10/31/2012 - 01:22

Amped Wireless UA2000 High Power Wireless-N Dual Band Directional USB Adapter [inline:files/review/2012-10-31/50_Amped_UA2000_Pic.jpg]

Wireless Performance – Lab Test – Intel Centrino Ultimate N 6300 and ASUS USB-N66

10/31/2012 - 01:19

As we’ve said before, Wi-Fi testing is a drastically different than wired testing.   Wired testing is pretty straightforward and will generally give you the results within a narrow margin of error from test to test.  Wi-Fi testing...

Wired Performance – Amped Wireless R20000G

10/31/2012 - 01:17

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 Amped Wireless R20000G router to. ...

Network Router and Adapter Testing Methodology

10/31/2012 - 01:14

Before we dive right into the router and adapter performance, let’s discuss our testing methodology again.  As mentioned in earlier reviews we’ve worked to take as many variables out of the equation and maintain consistency across...

Amped Wireless R20000G Firmware and Software

10/31/2012 - 01:10

I went to Amped Wireless’ support site and grabbed the latest firmware available for the R20000G which is v2.5.3.22 dated 9/26/2012.  Once everything is physically hooked up, I installed the latest firmware and was greeted with Amped Wireless...

Microsoft Surface Launch Webcast

10/25/2012 - 11:26

Interested in the Microsoft Surface?  Check out the live web stream of the Microsoft Surface Launch from New York City in about an hour at 10:30 AM PT/1:30 PM ET. [inline:files/news/2012-10-25/MSWebcast_0.jpg] Read more about Windows RT tablets at...

ASUS RT-N66U, USB-N66, USB-N53 Router and Adapter Roundup

10/18/2012 - 23:04

Some computer components get all the glory.  Your normal lineup of FPS crushing GPU’s, Handbrake dominating CPU’s, and super-fast Memory end up with most of the headlines.  Yet behind the scenes, there are some computer components...

Conclusion and Wrap Up

10/18/2012 - 10:41

ASUS RT-N66U Router [inline:files/review/2012-10-18/100_RT-N66U_Final.jpg]