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D-Link HD Media Router 1000 DIR-657 has a great signal stability

  • 26/07/2011 at 17:27 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

D-Link DIR 657 RouterA router is all about performance so let us begin with the fact that D-Link DIR-657 was not an eye-popper, but it was good enough. A throughput test at close range yielded 60Mbps and that translates to 500MB transmitted within only 67 seconds. This is 20% better than the DIR-655. Under long range tests at 100 feet separation from the client machine, the speed dropped to 39Mbps.

In a third test at close range, where it was configured to communicate with Wireless-N and legacy clients the speed fell at 43Mbps. The maximum functional range for the DIR-657 was 200 feet, though it fairs best at under 100 feet. In spite of these less than spectacular speeds, the signal proved very stable, surviving for 48 hours under stress without a blip.

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Belkin N750 Dual-band Router stretches your Wi-Fi arm

  • 17/07/2011 at 18:13 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Belkin N750 RouterBelkin’s newest wireless dual-band router will push the range of your Wi-Fi much farther and compensate for problems you may be experiencing. It’s improvement to the MIMO technology gives it the edge over other wireless routers.

MIMO has been with us since 802.11n first came out. MIMO coverage is almost two-dimensional, in a circle. The Belkin gives a three-dimensional coverage, though, that encompasses stories above and below in a house, for example.

The company swears that their 3-stream transmission contributes to a 50% improvement on throughput. They also claim the Belkin N750 focuses the stream on the Wi-Fi device, rather than scattering it in all directions all the time. They call it “implicit beam forming”.

In reality you will see this 50% increase on all of your devices and the Internet will load up more quickly. Streaming movies will prove no problem, even if you had had difficulties before. No buffering will be needed at all.

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