by March 10, 2007 0 comments

The WAP-0006 wireless access point acts as your bridge for your Ethernet and
IEEE 802.11g/b 2.4 GHz wireless networks.It comes with a 10/100 Ethernet port,
dipole antenna port and a power-adapter port. You also have an option to upgrade
the antenna to a high gain antenna. On security front, it supports WEP, WPA, MAC
access filtering and ESSID broadcast disable function.

Its easy interface allows configuration from a Web browser. Also it
integrates DHCP server to provide multiple wireless users to get their IP
addresses automatically.

For our tests, we used a Thinkpad R52 which was a Centrino notebook and
supporting both 802.11 b and g. For a point-to-point data transfer of 50 MB
(Burst Copy), the throughput was 6 Mbps. The UDP throughput for 100 Kb data was
26 Mbps. Streaming of the same data at a rate of 50 Kbps for 10 sec gave a
throughput of 49.85 Kbps, and there was no data loss during streaming. For the
response time for TCP and UDP, it give 1 ms, which is good. Even with such
results, it could not outperform the LevelOne Access Point (WAP-0010), which
gave a throughput of 19-20 Mbps when we reviewed it in September last year. It
was a difference of 6 Mbps than the 0006. The WAP 0010 from LevelOne came with a
PC network adapter, which boosts the performance. Without this network adapter,
the WAP 0006 gives an average performance.

Bottom Line: Looking at the performance it delivers, it’s a fair deal
for small wireless networks at this price.

Price: Rs
Rs 3,900 (1 yr warranty)
Key Specs: IEEE 802.11b/g (Wireless), DSSS, IEEE 802.3 (Wired),
WEP/WPA(802.1x, TKIP), WPA2(AES), MAC address filtering, ESSID
Contact: MINDS India, Tel: 9818299663,
SMS Buy 130361 to 6677

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