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!
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