It's not easy rounding up wireless devices
Subject: General Tech | December 28, 2017 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: wifi, wireless nic, wireless router, round up, broadcom, qualcomm, Marvell, mediatek, Intel, killer, netperf
As Sebastian discovered when he delved into the world of MU-MIMO routers, benchmarking the performance of wireless devices is not as easy as it sounds. TweakTown recently put together a basic overview of the performance of a variety of wireless routers and NICs to see if there was one that stood out above the competition. They used Netperf to test the cards latency and throughput on these routers, graphing them out for easy viewing. The results display the performance at a distance of 20' from the router on both 2.4 and 5GHz bandwidths, with some interesting results. Pop by for a look.
"I've been pondering an article like this for a while but the logistics of getting everything in-house and testing never really came together. After completing my last round of articles, I suddenly realized I had all of the wireless NICs in-house that come in modern motherboards and laptops, apart from the Killer 1535, which easily enough was sent over to be included after emailing Rivet Networks."
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