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Netgear WNR834B Wireless-N Router Network Throughput

After a discussion with my buddies on network throughput and the Netgear WNR834B Wireless-N Router, we decided to perform a throughput test for all of its encryption modes.

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Equipment Used

Acer Aspire One
Acer Aspire One AO631h-1766, Wireless-G, Windows XP Home

Desktop
Intel P4 3 GHz, 2 GB RAM, RS400-A, ATi Radeon, 160GB HD, CD-ROM, DVD+-RW DL, Windows Vista.

HP dv6119us
HP Pavilion Entertainment PC dv6119us, AMD Turion 64 (Dual Core), 2 GB RAM, Wireless-G, Windows XP Professional.

MSi Wind N
MSi Wind U100, 2 GB RAM, Ralink RT2700E Wireless B/G/N, Windows 7.

MSi Wind G
MSi Wind U100, 2 GB RAM, Wireless-G, Windows XP Tablet Edition.

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WAN Comparison

I used the Speakeasy Speed Test to benchmark the performance over my 25 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up Internet connection.

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Wireless-N Test (MSi Wind N)

This netbook was located in the same room as the router during the test.

Encryption 130 Mbps 270 Mbps
None Download Speed: 19149 kbps (2393.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 4225 kbps (528.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Download Speed: 17592 kbps (2199 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 4400 kbps (550 KB/sec transfer rate)
64-Bit WEP Download Speed: 15712 kbps (1964 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 4299 kbps (537.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
128-Bit WEP Download Speed: 16452 kbps (2056.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 4350 kbps (543.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
WPA-PSK [TKIP] Download Speed: 17925 kbps (2240.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 4239 kbps (529.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
WPA2-PSK [AES] Download Speed: 19126 kbps (2390.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 4425 kbps (553.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

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Wireless-G Comparison

In this comparison, we use wireless-G test clients to compare with wireless-N results. The Netgear WNR834B is configured to run at 130 Mbps with no encryption.

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Acer Aspire One

This netbook is located fairly close to the dv6119us.

Download Speed: 18403 kbps (2300.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 4508 kbps (563.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

MSi Wind G

This netbook is located two rooms over in a closet.

Download Speed: 3392 kbps (424 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 3534 kbps (441.8 KB/sec transfer rate)

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HP dv6119us

This laptop is located two rooms over in the other direction.

Download Speed: 14247 kbps (1780.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 4495 kbps (561.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

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Wired Comparison (Desktop)

For reference, the following results are from a desktop computer that is connected to the network via a 100 Mbps ethernet cable.

Result 1: (connected directly to FIOS modem)

Download Speed: 19253 kbps (2406.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 4585 kbps (573.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

Result 2: (connected to WNR834B then to FIOS modem)

Download Speed: 19270 kbps (2408.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 4524 kbps (565.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

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LAN Comparison

In this test, I transferred "Sugar on a Stick v2 Blueberry (0.86.3).iso" (603,136 KB) between the wired Desktop computer and the MSi Wind N netbook. Desktop computer was running Windows Vista, while the netbook was running Windows 7. Netgear WNR834B was configured with no encryption.

Operation 130 Mbps 270 Mbps
Desktop initiate transfer to MSi Wind N ~7.6 MB/s ~6 MB/s
MSi Wind N initiate transfer from Desktop ~6.75 MB/s ~5.75 MB/s
Desktop initiate transfer from MSi Wind N ~5.5 MB/s ~7.25 MB/s
MSi Wind N initiate transfer to Desktop ~4.75 MB/s ~7.25 MB/s

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