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

11/10/2012 - 02:40


Wireless Performance – Lab Test – Intel Centrino Ultimate N

11/10/2012 - 02:37

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 - 02:35

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 - 02:33

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 - 02:30

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 ( available when I received the unit from their download page.  While it wasn’t...

Conclusion and Wrap Up

10/31/2012 - 02:32

Amped Wireless R20000G High Power Wireless-N 600 mW Gigabit Dual Band Router [inline:files/review/2012-10-31/87_Amped_R20000G_Press_Pic.jpg]

Wireless Performance – Torture Test

10/31/2012 - 02:30

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...

Wireless Performance – Normal Use Test

10/31/2012 - 02:28

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 - 02:25

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 - 02:22

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