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dbarrow
12-12-2007, 10:08 AM
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/content/view/30242/100/

...I decided to use them to take an unprecedented look at performance differences among wireless adapters. The focus of the exercise was to see if changing a wireless adapter could make a noticeable performance difference when used with a standard 802.11g wireless router. ...

qldit
12-12-2007, 08:29 PM
Good Morning Doug, that is interesting, I have a mix of "Netgear" PCI wireless cards here, some are "Rangemax" and some are "Standard" the router is a standard type.

I have observed that the "Rangemax" cards do appear to have better signal strength and be preferable, I was contemplating getting a "Rangemax" router, they are supposed to have significantly better range when used more especially with the "Rangemax" cards.

I have no idea how they achieve better performance, but it looks as though it is related to more sensitive receiver chip design.

The claim is that an all "Rangemax"component system has ten times the network coverage of standard wireless. (802.11G)

I suspect this may be accurate.

Cheers, Lawrence.