TestingWe 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) as well as setting up a NAS (Thecus 5200 Pro) that was capable of Link Aggregation and Jumbo Frames. Since the TEG-240WS covers a larger network than our usual networking devices, I wanted to add in a few more clients rather than our usual single client run. These were:1 - HTPC system Windows Vista Ultimate on an Intel E7200, 4GB RAM connected through a powerline connection.1 - Wireless system an ASUS G2S-X1running Windows Vista Ultimate x64, using n-Spec wireless connected through a D-Link DIR-655 in AP mode with WAP-2 PSK AES.1 - Hard wired system Core i7 965, 6GB Kingston RAM, Windows Vista Ultimate x64.I ran Performance Test 6.1 on each as well as file transfers (3GB ISO file) and streamed HD (1080p) to each in Media Center. The TEG-240WS was compared to a standard D-Link DGS-2208, granted the 2208 is not an enterprise class switch but it serves to demonstrate the advantages of a switch like the TEG-240WS over a less expensive model. The following advanced features were enabled on the TEG-240WS:Jumbo FrameTrunking (for the Thecus 5200 Pro) IGMP Snoop- Bandwidth
*signal travelling through wet wall and main house electrical panelOverall, the TEG-240WS saw an impressive improvement in all traffic types. Even the limited powerline connection experienced a boost.For my file transfers I found that over a wired system I was able to move my test file to the 5200 Pro in 1 minute and 39 seconds with the TEG-240WS and with trunking and jumbo frames this was in stark contrast to the 3 minutes and 20 seconds it took with the 2208. For transfers from the 5200 Pro my times were around 2 minutes and 13 seconds for hardwired systems versus over 4 minutes on the 2208.For Wireless my times were -TEG-240WS - 6:50 Up 9:50 DownDGS-2208 - 10:12 Up 12:35 DownFor PowerLine -TEG-240WS - 6:45 Up 9:40 DownDGS-2208 - 10:15 Up 13:01 DownHD Video streamed from the 5200 Pro was flawless on all media; there were no stutters, clicks or other anomalies. In addition, streaming the HD Video to the HTPC systems was not affected by other internet traffic.
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