|Rosewill Wireless-N WiFi Adapter RNX-N180UBE|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Network|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Monday, 03 October 2011|
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Obstructed Distance Test
I don't know about the rest of you, but I don't always use my laptop in my office on the same desk as my PC. In fact, that is almost never the case. I do use the laptop in other rooms in the house pretty often, however. For this test, I set the laptop on my nightstand in my bedroom for the tests. Then I played Angry Birds on my phone while they were running. Here are the results.
As you can see, obstructed file transfer speeds over a distance are much slower than when the laptop was in the same room as the router. That being said, the Rosewill RNX-N180UBE, which was slower in the unobstructed tests, was faster in the obstructed tests. This is significant because it is the more likely of the two scenarios.
The Rosewill RNX-N180UBE wins again in the small files transfer test when the laptop is located in a room seperate from the router. The speeds here are not very impressive, but RNX-N180UBE pulls ahead nonetheless.
NetPerf shows the same ordering as the previous two obstructed tests. When the laptop is not extremely close to the router, the RNX-N180UBE gains the advantage.
Latency again prefers the RNX-N180UBE and at only a slightly increased time from the unobstructed tests. In reality, even 11ms is very low latency and it is unlikely that you would be able to differentiate between the two.