It's not easy rounding up wireless devices

Subject: General Tech | December 28, 2017 - 02:09 PM |
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.

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"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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December 28, 2017 | 03:25 PM - Posted by Ireen (not verified)

The Intel 8265 can be had for 15 a 20 bucks/euro. Those killer cards are much harder to find and much more expensive.

Everybody is still waiting for those 9265! Intel?

December 29, 2017 | 01:28 AM - Posted by odizzido2 (not verified)

I can never remember if feet is one or two ticks.

December 29, 2017 | 12:25 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Another reason to prefer metric!  6m is hard to confuse.

January 1, 2018 | 03:10 AM - Posted by willmore

Are any of these cards available in mini-PCI-E? Last time I looked, the 7260 generation of cards were the last ones offered with that connector. And, no I'm not getting a newer laptop just to upgrade the wireless. ;)

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