I was looking for a cheap router to add better wireless coverage in the living room, as my existing modem/router is on the far side of the house, in one of the bedrooms. One router I considered was the Buffalo WHR-1166D, which Ebuyer have very graciously sent me to review.
The WHR-1166D is so-named because it promises maximum speeds of 866 Mbps on the 5GHz band, while also transferring up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band; 1166 Mbps in total. In this review, I’ll be testing that claim with real-world benchmarks. Let’s get started!
TRENDnet have announced the release of their latest wireless routers and network adapters at the IFA in Berlin; impressively these operate at a speed of 450MBps, 3 times that of traditional wireless speed that reaches only 150MBps.
While they claim that other manufacturers might be able to produce routers that can do the same, they are the first company to offer both the router and adapters required to make your PC(s) 450MBps compatible as well. On top of this, they claim that their routers are able to operate on the N band of wireless frequncies, in the 2.4GHZ and 5GHZ spectrum; this allows for two WiFi networks to be run concurrently.
Known as the TEW-692GR, this [...]
The easiest way to get yourself some faster network transfer rates is to throw a Gigabit switch into the mix. That’s what I’m looking to do today with the Edimax ES 5500G 5 port gigabit switch. Is it worth the money? Does it give good transfer rates? That’s what we’re here to find out.FeaturesComplies with the IEEE 802.3 , IEEE 802.3u and IEEE 802.3ab standards. Smart Green Ethernet technology to reduce power consumption 30%~50%. Supports Auto-MDI/MDI-X, full/half duplex modes and auto-negotiation. Supports flow control , Non-blocking and Jumbo FrameSpecifications