SilverStone Wireless Upgrade Roundup Review

by - 6 years ago

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Wireless 2.4GHz Performance


The 2.4GHz band is the older of the two wireless bands that are in use today. On this band, we find 802.11b/g/n wireless standards with up to 600Mbps bandwidth on offer when using wireless-n compliant devices. Due to the lower operating frequency, 2.4GHz signals offer a wider level of coverage, but the lower throughput speeds are a disadvantage to this aging band.

SilverStoneWiFi Upgrade-Bench-7db-graph 2ghz

Fixed Block Size

To test the maximum throughput speed that a wireless connection can handle, a fixed block size of 16384 Bytes is sent from the client to the server over a period of five minutes. The higher block size will allow the transfer rate to stay as high as possible – in the same way that large files transfer from one drive to another quicker than lots of small files of the same total size.

SilverStoneWiFi Upgrade-Chart-2GHz Fixed

Variable Packet Size

In a real world situation, the blocks of data that pass through a wireless adaptor are not of the same size each time, so to give a more realistic impression of how an adaptor performs, the adaptor is once again tested at each range for a period of five minutes. This time, however, the block size will vary from 32 Bytes up to 16384 Bytes in increasing steps of 148.7 Bytes each time.

SilverStoneWiFi Upgrade-Chart-2GHz Variable

 

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Magnetic Base WAB1B
  3. Dual-Band 7dBi Antenna WAD17
  4. High-Gain 9dBi Antenna WA219
  5. Test Procedure
  6. WAD17 Performance
  7. WA219 Performance
  8. Final Thoughts
  9. View All

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1 Comment on SilverStone Wireless Upgrade Roundup Review

  • Avatar Marcus Schulz says:

    On page 4 under package you wrote that it is a 7dbi antenna 🙂
    But again a very good review so far

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