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EnGenius XtraRange ESR750H Dual-Band Wireless-N Router Review
|Date:||Fri, Sep 14, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Ken Brown -|
EnGenius ESR750H Wi-Fi Performance Testing
As always, we wanted to test our router in a real world application so we connected the EnGenius ESR750H to a PC running Windows 7 64-bit and configured it using “Automatic” settings for both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands. We then took a laptop PC containing an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 wireless adapter and moved it 25-feet away from the router. We didn't tell the client anything more than the SSID for each router and let it automatically choose the channel to connect to. The routers were set to “Unsecure Mode” (for fastest data throughput), and with WMM / QoS turned ON. After connecting, we ran the PC application LAN Speed Test (LST) to measure file transfer and network speeds.
LST builds a file in memory and then transfers the packet without the effects of windows file caching. It then reports the time and calculates the network speed.
We repeated the test 2 more times rotating the router 90 degrees after each test to make sure that the router’s speed was affected adversely by its orientation.
Test Results: Even though EnGenius claims that the ESR750H router's 100mW output power helps boosts the router signal output for greater wireless-n performance, our measured numbers don’t seem to support that case. Speed tests for the 1 MB packets sizes were the slowest that we have tested and Read Speeds were roughly half that of the TP-Link TL-WDR4300.
Test Results: The speed tests for 100 MB packet sizes weren’t much better with the EnGenius ESR750 wireless-n again bringing up the rear in performance. Remember, the 100 MB data that we test here best simulates data that you would see if you wanted to stream high-definition video. These results are with our client 25 feet away, we would hate to see what would happen if this router was on another floor of your home and you wanted to watch your latest television episode via wireless connection.
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Page 2 - ESR750H Setup and User Interface
Page 3 - EnGenius ESR750H Wi-Fi Performance Testing
Page 4 - EnGenius ESR750H Power Consumption
Page 5 - Final Thoughts on the EnGenius ESR750H XtraRange Router