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Written by Hank Tolman   
Monday, 03 October 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
Rosewill Wireless-N WiFi Adapter RNX-N180UBE
Closer Look: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE
RNX-N180UBE Detailed Features
Features and Specifications
Testing and Results
Close Proximity Test
Obstructed Distance Test
HTPC Obstructed Test
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Close Proximity Test

In this first test, I sat my laptop down on top of the desk that the "server" machine resides under. The router was located in the same room, less than 10 feet away. None of the systems or the router moved throughout the testing. Each test was conducted several times until an ideal transfer speed and latency could be found.

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In the single file test, the transfer speeds are pretty impressive on all counts. The Atheros internal adapter takes the show.

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The small files transfer test is much closer, with the Rosewill RNX-N180UBE nearly matching the laptop's internal adapter.

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Using the NetPerf utility, the Rosewill RNX-N180UBE pushes ahead of the Atheros adapter.

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The Rosewill RNX-N180UBE makes a great showing in terms of latency, with much lower numbers than either of the other two adapters.



 

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# Long winded articleMatt 2011-10-20 00:54
It's truly amazing how the folks whom write articles like this love to repeat themselves with product specs and info.
Even the conclusion who much of the same info from the main part of the article.
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# RE: Long winded articleDavid Ramsey 2011-10-20 07:59
That's because many readers don't read the main part of the article; rather, they read the introduction and the conclusion.
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# Compare against more popular adapters?WhyNot 2011-10-20 03:36
I'd rather see this adapter compared to more common/well known brands such as Linksys, Netgear and Belkin in adition to the 2 tested. That's another sticking point...just 2 other products, one of which by the same manufacturer? Not a great sampling at all and far below what I've come to expect from BMR.
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# RE: Rosewill Wireless-N WiFi Adapter RNX-N180UBEThe Techno Alien 2011-10-20 13:11
I hope it works good with Back|Track 5.
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# N180UBE vs UAWIFI UA3TrackJACK 2012-07-17 00:47
Received the adapter today. Purchased from amazon, pretty cheap ONLY 18 bucks + shipping, I like most about it, fast, almost no drops but when compared to my cars wifi adapter UA3 the range is totally different from the UA3. UAWIFI gets at least double distance plus its much more stable. Still not a good idea to compare 20$ card to 100$ but the UA3 at the moment is the best for me.
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