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Cisco Linksys EA6500 Smart Wi-Fi Router Review
|Date:||Fri, Nov 23, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Ken Brown -|
Linksys EA6500 – Power Consumption
Power consumption by your home’s electronic devices continues to be a very important issue so we have made an attempt to present some simple power consumption tests on the various routers that we had. To measure idle usage, we reset each wireless router to the default settings and plugged them with no devices connected to them. We then measured the power draw from each router at the wall with our P3 International P4400 Kill-A-Watt electric usage monitor.
Since most people will have their routers turned on for 24-hour a day operation, we think that examining power usage is an important benchmark. Total cost of ownership (TCO) is an important financial estimate that helps consumer’s direct and indirect costs of a product. In our TCO calculation we will be figuring up how much it costs to have a wireless router running per year in an idle state with the unit being installed 24-hours a day. We will be using 12.7 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) based on the bureau of labor statistics report from April 2012 showing that amount as the national average.
Next Page - Linksys EA6500 – Final Thoughts
Page 1 - Introducing the Linksys EA6500 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router
Page 2 - Linksys EA6500 – Setup
Page 3 - Linksys EA6500 – Configuration
Page 4 - Linksys EA6500 – Wireless Speed Tests
Page 5 - Linksys EA6500 – Wireless 802.11ac Tests
Page 6 - Linksys EA6500 – Power Consumption
Page 7 - Linksys EA6500 – Final Thoughts