[Ukfreebsd] Wireless modem+router recommendations?

Duncan Barclay dmlb at dmlb.org
Tue Oct 5 11:31:25 BST 2010

Hi all

Wondering whether anyone can offer a recommendation for a decent 
wireless ADSL modem plus router.

By decent, I mean something that offers good performance when 
transferring files from one network node to another with both stations 
wireless. I've got a couple of older routers (Zyxel BT branded, and 
Belkin F5D7632), and they both have very poor performance when 
transferring files from machine to machine. Downloading from the ADSL 
connection is fine (i.e. lots of Mb/s), but the machine to machine file 
transfer is around 700k/s. This is across various OS's: FreeBSD, Win XP, 
Vista, Windows 7, PS3; and various transfer types: FTP, media streaming, 
SMB etc, and both routers.

Most of the reviews I read out there, don't really seem to measure this 
aspect too much - they concentrate on how quickly files can transfer 
to/from one wireless client to one wired server or via the ADSL port. I 
want wireless to wireless transfer.



PS. Yup, I know to expect half the available bandwidth when in 
infrastructure mode.

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