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Purchased the Netcomm NP285 kit this morning. I will post up similar results for people to refer to later tonight/this week.

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How about some speed tests on purely LAN transfers?

Sorry about taking so long with the review, I have been working on it, albeit at glacier pace.

 

Here are some more results from yesterdays testing:

 

Test Setup

EoP Test: PC ---EoP---> Router ---Ethernet---> Laptop

Wireless Test: PC ---802.11g---> Router ---Ethernet---> Laptop

 

Synthetic Benchmark

EoP LAN transfer

Overall Maximum: 6405KB/s = 6.41MB/s

Overall Minimum: 5251.3KB/s = 5.25MB/s

Overall Average: 5766.5KB/s = 5.77MB/s

 

Wireless 802.11g @ 100% signal

Overall Maximum: 3165.4KB/s = 3.17MB/s

Overall Minimum: 259.4KB/s = 0.26MB/s

Overall Average: 1649.4KB/s = 1.65MB/s

 

Result: EoP is ultimately 3.5x faster. Wireless test crashed several times whereas the EoP test did not crash once.

 

 

700MB Ubuntu ISO Transfer

EoP: 1m 55s

802.11g @ 100% signal: 9m 42s

 

Result: EoP is 5x faster than wireless.

 

 

I'll put more detail in the final review.

Edited by .:Cyb3rGlitch:.

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I for one put a lot of trust into TPLink.

Haven't used their gear for a few years, but in my old job, I had this innate ability to completely destroy any domestic wireless device of any brand, except for TPLink. I don't know what I was or wasn't doing, but the amount of wireless Dynalinks, Belkins, Netgears and so forth which have simply given up the ghost at my hands is mildly worrying. I'm cursed I tells ya!

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NP285: Installation was dead simple. Only issue is that the adapters are quite large and thus putting a standard plug in the second power point alongside the adapter was a no go. So I used some extensions leads for both adapters so I could make use of both power points.

 

Haven't run any tests yet but the management app that came with the kit 'showed' transfer rates of approx 45Mbps.

 

Will do some streaming video and audio to my Xbox classic and see what the playback is like and also some Ping and Speed tests with a laptop tonight (if L4D2 doesn't distract me too much).

 

And if anyone is interested I picked up the NP285 kit from cpl.net.au for $114.

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neX, I used ADIA32 to test network throughput. See what results that gives you.

What specifically did you run with this for testing - it looks like a handy program.

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Just testing that from work and I am getting floating point errors. But will give it go at home testing some file transfers.

 

Setup will be as follows (UTP Cat5):

 

PC <--> Router <--> EoP <--> Laptop

 

Stay tuned...

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Benchmark Results: PC <--> Router <--> Internet

 

Speedtest.net

 

Intervolve (Melbourne)

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BigAir (Sydney)

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Pingtest.net

 

AusFi (Sydney)

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Xbox transfer results: PC <--> Router <--> EoP <--> EoP <--> Xbox

 

SmartFTP 350MB file

Average Speed: 1.31 Mb/s (1.33 Mb/s Max)

Time: 4:26

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EoP Results: Laptop <--> EoP <--> EoP <--> Router <--> Internet

 

Speedtest.net

 

Intervolve (Melbourne)

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Optus (Sydney) Could not get onto BigAir

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Pingtest.net

 

AusFi (Sydney)

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I am pretty happy with those results. Next is to see what playback is like when streaming audio and video via the PC on XBMC.

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Yeah I have a pair of the TP-Link 200Mbps at home. Their pretty good but depend largely on line quality.

 

Having them on a different circuits drops speed, power cords and boards also drop speeds, and of course the further from each other they are the worse. While ideally you plug them in the wall socket they do take up quite a bit of space and you mightn't be able to plug stuff next to it.

 

I ended up with only about 1Mbps speed between my pair. But it's pretty much worst case. One end of the house to the other, extension cords and stuff between them and the wall sockets, pretty sure they're on different circuits too. Having said that, not having the drop out issues the wireless was having and not wanting to lay down cable it's a good compromise.

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