We used PerformanceTest 6.1 by PassMark which you can find out more information about here. It has a handy Advanced Networking section which is perfect for our testing.
Doing our best to emulate a real-world performance scenario, I setup a server running Windows 2008 (x64) Server, (2x Xeon Quad Core 3.0 GHz 1333MHz FSB, 4GB DDR2 FB-DIMMS, 2x 146GB SAS drives in RAID 1) and the client PC was an ASUS G2S -X1 With built-in Intel 802.11n adapter. The results were gathered by sending data from the ASUS notebook to the server at different distances with different adapters and determining the average transmission speed.
We compared the Air Live WN-300R against the D-Link DIR-655 using both the built-in Intel Pro Wireless (N) adapter on the ASUS G2S X1 and the TP-Link TL-WN821N. All wireless tests were completed with WPA2 Personal (with the AES cipher, as it has been proven to provide better performance) and 802.11n +g + b wireless mode enabled on the two routers. I did not have a choice for this as the WN-300R does not have a separate n+g mode. In fact, it does not have a separate n mode, period. You can enable b or g or n+g+b all at once. The router was placed in the exact same position as well as the notebook at its various testing locations for fair comparison.
- Connection Speed
As mentioned above, I could not set the WN-300R to n only or n+g and due to this my connection speeds were never over 144Mbps. This was a little disappointing; I hope in future firmware updates they remedy this.
To test the speed of the Air Live WN-300R, I chose three common working points inside my house. One was in the lab within 10 feet of the two wireless routers; the next was in the bedroom roughly 35 feet away and requiring the signal to travel through a wall containing the main house electrical panel and a "wet wall". The last was outside on the back porch, roughly 45 feet from the router. Both the second and third positions were out of the direct line of sight of the router.
The Air Live WN-300R could not keep up with the D-Link DIR-655; it also saw a higher drop in performance at longer ranges and our TP-Link TL-WN821N did not like having to deal with the b spec on the WN-300R at all.
For my Latency testing I used both the speedtest.net internet speed test and ping times from a Counter Strike Source server that had more than half of its slots in use. I also tested latency on both of the SSIDs to see if there was a difference in performance between the two.
The two SSIDs were roughly the same performance wise and did not do too bad in my gaming tests.
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