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Extreme Wireless Networking from Gigabyte - Turbo G emerges - Testing

Have you ever considered implementing wireless LAN? With some of the initial hiccups of wireless LAN seemingly out the way, now might be a good time to consider adding the freedom and flexible of wireless networking to your home or office. Today we take a look at some of the latest wireless equipment to come from Gigabyte with their Turbo G gear which offers data throughput up their with wired networks.

By: | Wireless Adapters in Networking | Posted: Jan 4, 2005 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Gigabyte



To test all of the networking equipment, we used Performance Test version 4.0 by PassMark Software. This piece of software is perfect for our networking tests here today. It gives us the ability to transfer data over any set amount of time from one computer to another on the network with any kind of network adapter. It outputs such information as CPU load, average transfer speeds and so forth.


To gauge the performance, I used a MSI M510C notebook using the onboard MiniPCI Wireless-G network card as well as using the Gigabyte PCMCIA card to determine what (if any) advantage Super-G gives the end users.


To gain an average transfer speed rating, we set the network section of Performance Test to operate for two minutes for each test where for every test the notebook was sending data. The notebook was placed roughly 10 feet away (through walls) from the access point.


Transfer Speeds



Here we can see that the 54mpbs connection is the slowest of all tested. When running Super-G mode the transfer speeds are not all that much slower than wired 100mpbs LAN.


Copy Transfer Time



When it comes to the copy times, Super-G almost matches that of the wired 100mpbs LAN with regular 802.11g really struggling.


CPU Utilisation



Across the board CPU utilisation remain constant, showing that neither solution offers any better CPU release.




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