802.11g Wireless Performance Test Results
- WEP encryption: DISABLED
|Test Description||Signal Strength (%)||Transfer Rate (Mbps)||Response Time (msec)||UDP stream|
|Throughput (kbps)||Lost data (%)|
|Client to AP - Condition 1||100||18.4|
|Client to AP - Condition 2||100||18.7||2 (avg)|
|Client to AP - Condition 3||86||14.2||2 (avg)|
|Client to AP - Condition 4||78||10.6||2 (avg)|
See details of how we test.
I hope that this first in-depth review of an Intersil-based draft-11g product has shown you that there's plenty of difference in this fast-changing wireless LAN market segment. Although the WG602's maximum throughput lags behind Linksys' WRT54G and WAP54G, it clearly surpasses both in its smooth handling of mixed draft-11g / 11b networks. But NETGEAR will need to get the WEP-enabled throughput hit fixed and wireless bridging and repeating features added, or risk being left behind on the draft-11g battlefield.