The most important aspect of the WDR-4300 from TP-Link is wireless performance. We have some serious Wi-Fi power here, so let's see what it can do. TP-Link were gracious enough to hook us up with a TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Bank PCI Express Adapter, which we installed into our BitFenix Prodigy PC.
I conducted some Windows file transfers, using Net Meter to measure the Wi-Fi performance. I transferred a 6.6GB file from my QNAP NAS to my PC through the WDN4800 adapter. We have a chart below to check out.
24MB/sec over wireless is quite stunning compared to most setups - you have to admit. I transferred the 6.6GB file in just five minutes. Compared to using stock wireless on a normal notebook, where you receive 1.3MB/sec or so, the results from TP-Link's devices are nothing short of stunning for something that is just $79.
Gigabit Ethernet Performance
We thought we'd give Gigabit Ethernet a try, too - in case you were going to buy this and use your existing non-Gigabit Ethernet-based modem (or if you're not using a GbE switch like me) a try. We copied the same 6.6GB file.
I started off by unplugging my Ethernet cable from my Netgear GbE switch, directly to the WDR4300. My PC skipped a beat for a few seconds while it changed IP addresses and such, and I began the file transfer. The Ethernet connection completely dropped during the first GbE file transfer test, something you can see in the chart below at the 8:20 mark.
At 8:30 I started it again, and it transferred fine. It took around two minutes to transfer the 6.6GB file, at around 105MB/sec average. This is a good achievement for something so affordably priced.
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