LevelOne WBR-6001 N_Max Wireless RouterSep 3rd, 2009 | By Nivedh
For testing the performance of the LevelOne WBR-6001, I utilized my Dell XPS m1330 laptop with its integrated Dell 1505 802.11n and integrated Broadcom NetLink ethernet.
I used DiskBench with a 500 MB file. From my laptop, I mapped a network drive on my desktop PC which was always connected to a wired port on the LevelOne WBR-6001. I transferred the 500 MB file in different ways, using DiskBench’s Write, Copy, and Read functions. I did each test three times and averaged the results.
The WiFi speeds were somewhat lower than the wired speeds – quite the opposite of what I expected (144 Mbps vs. 100 Mbps). Writing to the desktop PC was the slowest in both cases.
Even though you can connect wirelessly at 144 Mbps or even more, performance should be limited by the 10/100 LAN portion which connects to my DSL modem. Perhaps if I had another laptop with a 802.11n card, I could’ve tested wireless-to-wireless file transfer speeds. In any case, 144 Mbps is more than enough considering my internet connection is only 6 Mbps – all transfer speeds during testing exceeded 6 Mbps. So internet performance will not suffer – however, intranet performance is lackluster.