• "Signal Quality" readings are actually the Buffalo Tech Client Manager "Condition" readings
• Testing was done in a WinXP Home Dell Inspiron 4100 laptop, using a BuffaloTech WBR-G54 54Mbps router as test partner
• Details of how we test can be found here.
Since I used the WLI-CB-G54 as the test partner in my WBR-G54 review, hop over to that review to check the throughput plots and get the complete analysis of how it performed. The bottom line is that it turned in higher-than-802.11b-throughput performance, but has a cyclical throughput variation that will need to be ironed out via future firmware releases.
802.11g Wireless Performance Test Results
|Test Conditions||Firmware/Driver Versions|
|Test Description||Signal Quality (%)||Transfer Rate (Mbps)||Response Time (msec)||UDP stream|
|Throughput (kbps)||Lost data (%)|
|Client to AP - Condition 1||100||15.5 [No WEP]|
15.9 [w/ WEP]
|Client to AP - Condition 2||76||16.5||1 (avg)|
|Client to AP - Condition 3||30||10.5||1 (avg)|
|Client to AP - Condition 4||45||6.9||1 (avg)|