The Test Method selector shows the test method used for the products shown.I think its great to provide clarity on the number of streams used in the testing. I am confused thought about the results provided for the version 9 Router Charts. Have all the routers listed now been tested using the revision 9 technique?
That's an impressive amount of router testing to get that many tested under revision 9 already. Thanks.The Test Method selector shows the test method used for the products shown.
I am considering adding a class or streams filter for the Charts.
Your understanding is correct.My understanding is that revision 9 already tests everything using a 2x2 client. Is that incorrect, or are you thinking of adding a streams filter for older test methods?
One of the main reasons we changed the method was to see if more expensive routers really do help improve performance.I definitely like this way of comparing. Considering that the client is using a 2x2 antenna, one thing that's surprising is that many of the 4x4 routers do better than the 3x3 routers, even among the same brand of products. What's the reason for this?
Thanks on clarification of the Revision. Aside from going from 3x3 to 2x2, I don't understand how the change in client would affect the results so strongly for the differences shown for the R7800. Are you suggesting that client hardware and drivers can that strongly affect router performance?There is no wireless "Revision 3" test method. I think you are comparing results from Test Method 8 and 9.
The test client in Revision 8 was a 3x3 NETGEAR R7000 in bridge mode. The Revision 9 client is a 2x2 Intel AC 8265.
Thanks. Very fascinating, and considering that there a so many different clients out there, it suggests some uncertainty in how well your test results will represent real world performance. There has to be some metric though, and your tests are the best I've seen so far, so still very valuable.Yes, of course.
Speaking of which - on the inflated Vendor numbers that kind of caused this - has anyone actually observed a TurboQAM connection in 2.4GHz?The Wi-Fi class system has outlived its usefulness.