our test we used three different computers which were available
for testing. Two of the computers were desktops, with the other
being a laptop.
AMD Athlon 1.4GHz, 256MB DDR, Netgear 10/100Mbps networking
card, Windows XP RC2
2) AMD Duron 750MHz, 128 SDRAM, 10Mbps networking card, Windows
3) (laptop) Intel PII 233, 192MB SDRAM, 10/100Mbps networking
card, Windows 2000 Pro
first two systems were a mere 3-5 feet away from the switch
while the Duron computer was about 45 feet away. This setup
was best to allow for simulation of a windows network, which
most small businesses use. We had the laptop and the Duron computer
grab the same 300MB file from the Windows XP computer in the
- 8.03 MB per second
Duron - 1.02MB per second
Athlon - 8.0MB per second
the second test we had only the two 10/100 Computers transfer
the same 300MB file to each other.
to Athlon - 10.2MB per second
scores are quite good. Remember, that the theoretical maximum
data transfer rate of a 100Mbps connection is 12.5MB per second
and 1.25Mb per second for a 10Mbps connection.
I buy it?
are very pleased with the overall performance of this switch.
The amount of features, and the excellent performance of this
switch make it very attractive at the price of $169. Not only
that but many retailers are already offering this product for
a cool $130 (buy.com) despite
being released only a few days ago. The only real problems that
I have with this switch is that the included power cord is way
to short, and doesn't offer a lot of room to move. You may have
noticed that in some of the pictures of this unit that I had
a difficult time getting this unit to my ethernet connections
which were a few feet away from my power outlet. Overall this
switch is an superb buy and worth every penny.
- 10 Performance - 9
Overall - 9.5/10