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    • ® May 2003 www.veritest.com • info@veritest.com Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests Test report prepared under contract from Hewlett Packard and Atheros Hewlett Packard and Atheros commissioned VeriTest, a division of Key findings Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., to test 802.11b Receive test – at the 200ft test distance the HP the wireless network throughput Compaq NC4000 reported an average throughput of performance of their HP Compaq 3.88Mbps, 198% faster than its next closest competitor, the NC4000 wireless enabled notebook Compaq Evo N620c with the Linksys WPC11 at 1.30Mbps. system versus several other 802.11b Send test – at the 200ft test distance the HP competing notebook solutions using Compaq NC4000 reported an average throughput of internal and external wireless 3.14Mbps, 25% faster than its next closest competitor, the devices. IBM ThinkPad T30 at 2.51Mbps. Our tests measured the wireless For these 802.11a receive tests, we found that the Compaq network throughput performance of NC4000 product generated the highest throughput numbers each wireless notebook solution at distances of 60, 75, and 100ft compared to all other using the system configurations products tested . described below running the IEEE For these 802.11a send tests, the HP Compaq NC4000 802.11a and 802.11b wireless reported the highest throughput at any one distance, network protocols. In addition to the 19.22Mbps at 60ft. performance tests, we conducted a series of tests to measure For this 802.11b receive orientation test, the results show performance when the wireless that the Hewlett Packard NC4000 product generated highest solution under test is oriented at average throughput numbers, 10.20Mbps, of any of the different angles relative to the access specific distances and orientations we tested listed below point. The idea of these tests is to compared to each of the participating wireless system show which wireless notebook configurations. solutions we tested has the best send and receive capability at selected orientations found in end-user environments. Also, we measured the wireless network throughput performance of HP Compaq NC4000 notebook system using the IEEE 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g (draft) wireless network protocols. We measured and compared the wireless performance across these three wireless network protocols. The throughput testing consists of two types of tests, namely a transmit data and a receive data test. We used NetIQ’s Chariot 4.2 to generate transmit and receive network traffic between each wireless notebook solution and a desktop system connected through a wireless access point. We installed one NetIQ Chariot endpoint on each notebook system with an internal or external wireless solution and a second endpoint on a desktop system connected through a wireless access point. We tested for performance using an indoor office environment. For this test, we tested each of the wireless system configurations using their OEM Microsoft WindowsXP SP1 operating system as installed by the manufacturer. Hewlett Packard supplied the HP Compaq NC4000 and the Compaq Evo N620c. VeriTest purchased the remaining notebook systems and external wireless cards from third party retail vendors.
    • For the 802.11b throughput testing, we used the following wireless systems tested with a Cisco 1200 Series Access Point • HP Compaq NC4000 with internal HP WLAN – Atheros • Compaq N620c with Compaq W200 Multiport WLAN – Agere • IBM ThinkPad T30 internal Cisco WLAN – Cisco • Dell Latitude C400 with internal Dell TrueMobile 1150 – Lucent/Agere • Toshiba Protégé 4010 with internal Toshiba WLAN – Lucent/Agere • Compaq N620c with external Linksys WPC11 – Intersil • Compaq N620c with external Orinoco Gold – Lucent/Agere • Compaq N620c with external Cisco AIR-PCM340 – Cisco For the 802.11a throughput testing, we used the following wireless systems tested with a Cisco 1200 Series Access Point • HP Compaq NC4000 with internal HP WLAN – Atheros • Compaq EVO N620C with Netgear MAB104 • Compaq EVO N620C with Linksys WPC51AB • Compaq EVO N620C with Cisco AIRCB20A • Compaq EVO N620C with Proxim Gold A/B Combo 8460 • Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 with internal Atheros AR5001X – Atheros • Dell Latitude D800 with internal Dell TrueMobile 1400- Broadcom • IBM ThinkPad R40 a/b with internal Dual-Band Atheros – Philips/Atheros Please refer to the Test methodology section of this report for complete details on how we conducted the testing. Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 2
    • 802.11b Throughput performance testing Receive Data Throughput Test Results The receive data throughput testing consists of using Chariot to generate an incoming stream of network traffic from the desktop system through a wireless access point to the wireless notebook under test at distances of 60, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 feet. In addition, we included the maximum failover distance and throughput for each wireless notebook systems. We conducted these receive tests using a Cisco 1200 wireless access point using its 802.11b module. Figure 1 shows the results of the testing for each wireless configuration we tested in megabits per second at each distance tested. For these tests higher throughput numbers are better. For these 802.11b receive tests, we found that the Hewlett Packard NC4000 product generated the highest throughput numbers at six of these seven specific predetermined distances we tested compared to each of the other participating wireless system configurations. In addition, the Compaq NC4000 reported the highest throughput at any one test distance, 6.02Mbps at both 60 and 75ft. Also, at the 200ft test distance the HP Compaq NC4000 reported an average throughput of 3.88Mbps, 198% faster than its next closest competitor, the Compaq Evo N620c with the Linksys WPC11 at 1.30Mbps. 802.11b Wireless Throughput Receive Results 7.00 6.00 HP Compaq NC4000 Average Thoughput (Mbps) 5.00 Compaq Evo N620c Dell Latitude c400 4.00 IBM ThinkPad T30 Toshiba Protégé 4010 3.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Cisco 340 2.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Linksys WPC11 Compaq Evo N620c with Orinoco Gold 1.00 0.00 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 125ft-0° 150ft-0° 160ft-0° 165ft-0° 175ft-0° 190ft-0° 200ft-0° Distance (Feet) Figure 1: 802.11b Receive Test Throughput Data Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 3
    • Send Data Throughput Test Results The send data throughput testing consists of using Chariot to generate an outgoing stream of network traffic from the wireless notebook system through a wireless access point to the desktop system at distances of 60, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 feet. In addition, we included the maximum failover distance and throughput for each wireless notebook systems. We conducted these send tests using a Cisco 1200 wireless access point using its 802.11b module. Figure 2 shows the results of the testing for each wireless configuration we tested in megabits per second at each distance. For these tests higher throughput numbers are better. For these 802.11b send tests, we found that both the HP Compaq NC4000 and Compaq Evo N620c with Cisco 340 external card reported comparable and the highest throughput numbers of 5.9Mbps distances of 60, 75, and 100ft. However, the HP Compaq NC4000 product generated higher throughput numbers at 125, 150, and 200ft, namely 5.78, 4.98 and 3.14Mbps respectively. It is worth noting that at our maximum test distance of 200ft, the Compaq NC4000 and the IBM ThinkPad T30 are the only two systems to successfully complete the test iterations. In addition, at the 200ft test distance the HP Compaq NC4000 reported an average throughput of 3.14Mbps, 25% faster than its next closest competitor, the IBM ThinkPad T30 at 2.51Mbps. 802.11b Wireless Throughput Send Results 7.00 6.00 Average Throughput (Mbps) HP Compaq NC4000 5.00 Compaq Evo N620c Dell Latitude c400 4.00 IBM ThinkPad T30 Toshiba Protégé 4010 3.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Cisco 340 2.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Linksys WPC11 Compaq Evo N620c with Orinoco Gold 1.00 0.00 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 125ft-0° 150ft-0° 160ft-0° 165ft-0° 175ft-0° 190ft-0° 200ft-0° Distance (Feet) Figure 2: 802.11b Send Test Throughput Data Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 4
    • 802.11a Throughput performance testing Receive Data Throughput Test Results The receive data throughput testing consists of using Chariot to generate an incoming stream of network traffic from the desktop system through a wireless access point to the wireless notebook under test at a distances of 60, 75, 100, 116, 125 and 135 feet. We conducted these receive tests using a Cisco 1200 wireless access point using its 802.11a module. Figure 3 shows the results of the testing for each wireless configuration we tested in megabits per second at each distance. For these tests higher throughput numbers are better. For these 802.11a receive tests, we found that the Compaq NC4000 product generated the highest throughput numbers at distances of 60, 75, and 100ft compared to all other products tested. The Hewlett Packard Compaq Evo N620c with the Linksys Card product generated the highest throughput numbers compared to all other products tested at a distance of 116ft with 16.07Mbps. In addition, the HP Compaq NC4000 reported the highest throughput at any one distance, generating 18.48 Mbps at 75ft. It is worth noting that, the Compaq Evo N620c is the only wireless notebook solution tested to complete the test at 135ft and reported an average throughput of 5.45Mbps. 802.11a Wireless Throughput Receive Results 20.00 18.00 HP Compaq NC4000 16.00 Dell Latitude D800 Average Thoughput (Mbps) 14.00 IBM ThinkPad R40 12.00 Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 10.00 8.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Cisco AIRCB20A 6.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Netgear MAB104 4.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Linksys WPC51AB 2.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Proxim Gold 0.00 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 116ft-0° 125ft-0° 135ft-0° Distance (Feet) Figure 3: 802.11a Receive Test Throughput Data Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 5
    • Send Data Throughput Test Results The send data throughput testing consists of using Chariot to generate an outgoing stream of network traffic from the wireless notebook system through a wireless access point to the desktop system at distances of 60, 75, 100, 116, 125, 135 feet. We conducted these send tests using a Cisco 1200 wireless access point using its 802.11a module. Figure 4 shows the results of the testing for each wireless configuration we tested in megabits per second at each distance. For these tests higher throughput numbers are better. For these 802.11a send tests, the HP Compaq NC4000 reported the highest throughput at any one distance, 19.22Mbps at 60ft. In addition, at our maximum test distance of 135ft, the Compaq Evo N620c with the Netgear MAB104 Card reported an average throughput of 3.90Mbps. It was the only product we tested to establish and maintain a connection at this distance. 802.11a Wireless Throughput Send Results 25.00 HP Compaq NC4000 20.00 Dell Latitude D800 Average Thoughput (Mbps) IBM ThinkPad R40 15.00 Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 10.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Cisco AIRCB20A Compaq Evo N620c with Netgear MAB104 5.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Linksys WPC51AB Compaq Evo N620c with Proxim Gold 0.00 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 116ft-0° 125ft-0° 135ft-0° Distance (Feet) Figure 4: 802.11a Send Test Throughput Data Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 6
    • Test methodology Hewlett Packard commissioned VeriTest, a division of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., to compare the network throughput performance of their HP Compaq NC4000 wireless notebook system versus several other competing notebooks using a variety of internal and external wireless devices. Throughput performance test Our tests measured the wireless network throughput performance of each wireless notebook solution using the system configurations described below running the IEEE 802.11a and 802.11b wireless network protocols. For this test, we tested each of the wireless system configurations using their OEM Microsoft WindowsXP SP1 operating system as installed by the manufacturer. Hewlett Packard supplied the HP Compaq NC4000 and the Compaq Evo N620c systems test systems. VeriTest purchased the remaining notebooks system from third party retail vendors. For the 802.11b wireless throughput testing, we used the following systems tested with a Cisco 1200 Series Access Point • HP Compaq NC4000 with internal HP WLAN – Atheros • Compaq N620c with Compaq W200 Multiport WLAN – Agere • IBM ThinkPad T30 internal Cisco WLAN – Cisco • Dell Latitude C400 with internal Dell TrueMobile 1150 – Lucent/Agere • Toshiba Protégé 4010 with internal Toshiba WLAN – Lucent/Agere • Compaq N620c with external Linksys WPC11- Intersil • Compaq N620c with external Orinoco Gold – Lucent/Agere • Compaq N620c with external Cisco AIR-PCM340 – Cisco For the 802.11a wireless throughput testing, we used the following systems tested with a Cisco 1200 Series Access Point • HP Compaq NC4000 with internal HP WLAN – Atheros • Compaq EVO N620C with Netgear MAB104 • Compaq EVO N620C with Linksys WPC51AB • Compaq EVO N620C with Cisco AIRCB20A • Compaq EVO N620C with Proxim Gold A/B Combo 8460 • Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 with internal Atheros AR5001X – Atheros • Dell Latitude D800 with internal Dell TrueMobile 1400- Broadcom • IBM ThinkPad R40 a/b with internal Dual-Band Atheros – Philips/Atheros The throughput testing consists of two types of tests, namely a transmit data and a receive data test. We used NetIQ’s Chariot 4.2 to generate transmit and receive network traffic between each wireless notebook solution and a desktop system connected through a wireless access point. We installed one NetIQ Chariot endpoint on each notebook system with an internal or external wireless solution and a second endpoint on a desktop system. We tested for performance using an indoor office environment. Chariot 4.2 is a network traffic generation product commonly used to measure network throughput performance by sending a continuous stream of data between two endpoints. The Chariot controller system monitors and collects the reported information for each of the test iterations. For the Chariot controller system, we installed Windows 2000 Server SP3 on a Dell Latitude C800 notebook system configured with a 800MHz Intel Pentium III processor, 256 MB RAM, and a single 100Mbps Xircom Card Bus NIC. For the Desktop endpoint system, we installed Windows XP Professional SP1 on a Dell OptiPlex GX115 desktop system configured with an 866MHz Intel Pentium II processor and 256MB RAM, and a single 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet controller. Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 7
    • We connected the Chariot controller system to the access point and the desktop endpoint system via a Netgear FS108 100Mbps full duplex switch. Each notebook system with its internal or external wireless solution connected to the DSS (Distributed Service Set) using its wireless connection to the access point. Figure 6 shows the basic components and network configuration we used for the tests in this report. Detailed information about each of the participating notebook systems, Chariot controller system, Chariot desktop endpoint system, and access points are listed in Appendix A. Notebook System Endpoint 2 Windows XP Professional SP1 Cisco 1200 Series Access Point 802.11a/b Linksys WAP54G 802.11g Indoor distances: 60, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175, 200ft 100Mbps Fast Ethernet inches inches Connections 29 29 NetIQ Chariot Desktop NetIQ Chariot Notebook Netgear FS108 Tripod Endpoint1 System Controller System 100Mbps Full Duplex Windows XP Professional SP1 Windows 2000 Server SP3 Switch Figure 6: Test bed network diagram For the throughput performance tests, we enabled 128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalency Protocol) encryption on both the wireless access point and wireless network solution. We tested each of the wireless system configurations with their OEM WindowsXP SP1 operating systems. We supplied fixed IP addresses for the Chariot controller system, the desktop endpoint system, each wireless solution and access point. We disabled the WindowsXP Wireless Zero Configuration utility to prevent the wireless stations from polling for other available access points. Figure 7 shows the setting we used for our tests. Test System Internet Protocol address Chariot Controller System 192.168.1.250/24 Desktop endpoint 1 192.168.1.1/24 Wireless solution endpoint 2 192.168.1.2/24 Wireless Access Point 192.168.1.254/24 Wireless Network Settings 128-bit WEP Key: ASCII (26 Characters) 41414141414141414141414141 128-bit WEP Key: HEX (13 Characters) AAAAAAAAAAAAA SSID 802.11a AP1200a SSID 802.11b AP1200b SSID 802.11g (draft) LinksysG Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration Utility Set to Manual and Stopped Figure 7: Distributed Service Set Network Settings To generate the load for the test, we used a default Chariot 4.2 script, file send long (FILESNDL.SCR, 486 bytes), to perform the transmit data tests. This script emulates sending a file from the notebook systems configured with each wireless solution through the access point to the desktop endpoint system. The default file size is 100,000 bytes. To conduct the receive tests, we swapped the order of the Chariot endpoints to direct the data flow from the desktop endpoint system through the access point and to each notebook system with its internal or external wireless solution. In addition, we made the following modifications to the default Chariot run options: Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 8
    • • Run for a fixed duration: 1 min. • Reporting type: Batch • Automatically poll endpoints: No For the 802.11b and 802.11g (draft) indoor office environment tests, we tested each notebook system with its internal or external wireless solution at distances of up to 60, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 feet. For the 802.11a indoor office environment tests, we tested each notebook system with its internal or external wireless solution at distances of up to 60, 75, 100, 116, 125, and 135 feet. We measured the distances in a straight line from the access point to each location where we tested. We conducted these tests in a single floor office complex. The wireless signal was obstructed by what we consider to be common obstructions for an office environment, namely walled offices and cubicles. Figure 8 shows an illustration of the indoor office environment in which we conducted our tests. Figure 8: Floor plan of the office environment test location We verified that there were no other access points and that there were no other wireless devices such as 2.4GHz cordless phones operating in our building when we conducted these tests. We use AirMagnet’s Laptop Series Duo a/b software to scan and locate rogue stations and access points that may affect the results of our tests. For more information about AirMagnet’s Laptop software, please visit the following Internet URL: http://www.airmagnet.com/products/laptop.htm We measured the target test distances in feet from the access point and marked each location with a permanent adhesive sticker on the carpet of the floor. Each time we tested we placed a test platform in exactly the same position relative to the marker on the ground. For those configurations using an external wireless solution, we configured the antenna of the wireless solution to point directly at the wireless access point for as Zero degrees of orientation. For the internal wireless solutions, we pointed the back of the notebooks display directly at the wireless access point as Zero degrees of orientation. The test platforms for both the access point and the laptop were each set at a total height of 29 inches from the floor, a typical height for an office desk. For all of the tests we conducted, we provided power to each notebook system with its internal or external wireless solution using their AC power adapter. For the indoor office environment tests, we set up each notebook system with its internal or external wireless solution and each wireless adapter at the closest data point in the series, 60 feet, used the built in signal strength reporting feature to ensure it maintained the strongest possible signal, then ran the Chariot tests. We conducted each send and receive test three times at each distance to ensure the accuracy and repeatability of the test results. Once we completed testing, we then moved to the next distance and repeated this process until all data points were tested or when the notebooks system could not sustain a connection link sufficient enough to complete the 3-one minute test iterations. If we were unable to complete a test at a preset data point, we moved the notebook system closer to the access point until we could sustain a connection link sufficient enough to complete the 3-one minute test iterations. This represents the maximum distance at which a specific device is capable of sustaining a connection. Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 9
    • Wireless Orientation Data using 802.11b For the wireless orientation data test, we selected the last 2 distances in which a successful Chariot iteration completed and the previous pre-selected distance for each product tested. We then conducted a series of send and receive tests using Chariot using the different distances and orientations tested for each notebook system at 0°, 90°, 180°, and 270° of orientation relative to the access point. We then used the three measurements to compute an average throughput for each location that is listed in this test report. The idea of these tests is to show which wireless notebook solutions we tested has the best send and receive capability at selected orientations relative to access point. This test shows the importance of notebook antenna design and their ability to perform while positioned at these 4 specific tested orientations. Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 10
    • Test results This section provides the details of our tests comparing the wireless network performance of Compaq NC4000 verses each of the competing notebook systems with their internal or external wireless solution. Please refer to the Test methodology section of this report for complete details on how we conducted the testing. 802.11b Throughput performance testing Receive Data Throughput Test Results The receive data throughput testing consists of using Chariot to generate an incoming stream of network traffic from the desktop system through a wireless access point to the wireless notebook under test at distances of 60, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 feet. In addition, we included the maximum failover distance and throughput for each wireless notebook systems. We conducted these receive tests using a Cisco 1200 wireless access point using its 802.11b module. Figure 1 shows the results of the testing for each wireless configuration we tested in megabits per second at each distance tested. For these tests higher throughput numbers are better. For these 802.11b receive tests, we found that the Hewlett Packard NC4000 product generated the highest throughput numbers at six of these seven specific predetermined distances we tested compared to each of the other participating wireless system configurations. In addition, the Compaq NC4000 reported the highest throughput at any one test distance, 6.02Mbps at both 60 and 75ft. Also, at the 200ft test distance the HP Compaq NC4000 reported an average throughput of 3.88Mbps, 198% faster than its next closest competitor, the Compaq Evo N620c with the Linksys WPC11 at 1.30Mbps. Notebook systems 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 125ft-0° 150ft-0° 160ft-0° 165ft-0° 175ft-0° 190ft-0° 200ft-0° HP Compaq NC4000 6.02 6.02 6.01 5.84 5.37 N/A N/A 3.68 N/A 3.88 Compaq Evo N620c 3.13 2.76 3.09 3.77 1.70 0.48 N/A N/A N/A N/A Dell Latitude c400 3.74 3.70 3.65 3.49 2.48 N/A 1.62 N/A N/A N/A IBM ThinkPad T30 5.83 5.84 5.78 4.45 2.81 N/A N/A 0.96 N/A 0.59 Toshiba Protégé 4010 3.45 3.45 3.42 2.98 1.45 N/A N/A 0.76 1.13 N/A Compaq Evo N620c with Cisco 340 4.59 5.57 5.55 4.76 4.67 N/A N/A 4.14 1.48 N/A Compaq Evo N620c with Linksys WPC11 4.91 4.91 2.91 2.50 2.28 N/A N/A 1.25 N/A 1.30 Compaq Evo N620c with Orinoco Gold 4.85 4.90 4.78 3.23 2.27 1.96 N/A N/A N/A N/A Figure 9: 802.11b Receive test results Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 11
    • 802.11b Wireless Throughput Receive Results 7.00 6.00 HP Compaq NC4000 Average Thoughput (Mbps) 5.00 Compaq Evo N620c Dell Latitude c400 4.00 IBM ThinkPad T30 Toshiba Protégé 4010 3.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Cisco 340 2.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Linksys WPC11 Compaq Evo N620c with Orinoco Gold 1.00 0.00 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 125ft-0° 150ft-0° 160ft-0° 165ft-0° 175ft-0° 190ft-0° 200ft-0° Distance (Feet) Figure 10: 802.11b Receive test results graph Send Data Throughput Test Results The send data throughput testing consists of using Chariot to generate an outgoing stream of network traffic from the wireless notebook system through a wireless access point to the desktop system at distances of 60, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 feet. In addition, we included the maximum failover distance and throughput for each wireless notebook systems. We conducted these send tests using a Cisco 1200 wireless access point using its 802.11b module. Figure 2 shows the results of the testing for each wireless configuration we tested in megabits per second at each distance. For these tests higher throughput numbers are better. For these 802.11b send tests, we found that both the HP Compaq NC4000 and Compaq Evo N620c with Cisco 340 external card reported comparable and the highest throughput numbers of 5.9Mbps distances of 60, 75, and 100ft. However, the HP Compaq NC4000 product generated higher throughput numbers at 125, 150, and 200ft, namely 5.78, 4.98 and 3.14Mbps respectively. It is worth noting that at our maximum test distance of 200ft, the Compaq NC4000 and the IBM ThinkPad T30 are the only two systems to successfully complete the test iterations. In addition, at the 200ft test distance the HP Compaq NC4000 reported an average throughput of 3.14Mbps, 25% faster than its next closest competitor, the IBM ThinkPad T30 at 2.51Mbps. Notebook systems 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 125ft-0° 150ft-0° 160ft-0° 165ft-0° 175ft-0° 190ft-0° 200ft-0° HP Compaq NC4000 5.85 5.91 5.90 5.78 4.98 N/A N/A 2.69 N/A 3.14 Compaq Evo N620c 3.71 3.71 3.75 3.64 0.99 1.36 N/A N/A N/A N/A Dell Latitude c400 4.20 4.17 4.18 4.05 2.44 N/A 1.09 N/A N/A N/A IBM ThinkPad T30 5.51 5.56 5.49 3.31 3.23 N/A N/A 2.78 N/A 2.51 Toshiba Protégé 4010 3.09 3.10 3.12 3.05 1.94 N/A N/A 1.18 1.88 N/A Compaq Evo N620c with Cisco 340 5.93 5.92 5.92 2.84 2.32 N/A N/A 1.81 0.66 N/A Compaq Evo N620c with Linksys WPC11 4.43 4.34 4.35 3.26 2.11 N/A N/A 1.37 N/A N/A Compaq Evo N620c with Orinoco Gold 3.80 3.79 3.21 1.70 1.15 1.16 N/A N/A N/A N/A Figure 11: 802.11b Send test results Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 12
    • 802.11b Wireless Throughput Send Results 7.00 6.00 Average Throughput (Mbps) HP Compaq NC4000 5.00 Compaq Evo N620c Dell Latitude c400 4.00 IBM ThinkPad T30 Toshiba Protégé 4010 3.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Cisco 340 2.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Linksys WPC11 Compaq Evo N620c with Orinoco Gold 1.00 0.00 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 125ft-0° 150ft-0° 160ft-0° 165ft-0° 175ft-0° 190ft-0° 200ft-0° Distance (Feet) Figure 12: 802.11b Send test results graph Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 13
    • 802.11a Throughput performance testing Receive Data Throughput Test Results The receive data throughput testing consists of using Chariot to generate an incoming stream of network traffic from the desktop system through a wireless access point to the wireless notebook under test at a distances of 60, 75, 100, 116, 125 and 135 feet. We conducted these receive tests using a Cisco 1200 wireless access point using its 802.11a module. Figures 13 and 14 show the results of the testing for each wireless configuration we tested in megabits per second at each distance. For these tests higher throughput numbers are better. For these 802.11a receive tests, we found that the Compaq NC4000 product generated the highest throughput numbers at distances of 60, 75, and 100ft compared to all other products tested. The Hewlett Packard Compaq Evo N620c with the Linksys Card product generated the highest throughput numbers compared to all other products tested at a distance of 116ft with 16.07Mbps. In addition, the HP Compaq NC4000 reported the highest throughput at any one distance, generating 18.48 Mbps at 75ft. It is worth noting that, the Compaq Evo N620c is the only wireless notebook solution tested to complete the test at 135ft and reported an average throughput of 5.45Mbps. Notebook systems 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 116ft-0° 125ft-0° 135ft-0° Hewlett Packard NC4000 18.38 18.48 14.25 5.30 0.00 0.00 Dell Latitude D800 9.03 7.51 3.83 0.00 0.00 0.00 IBM ThinkPad R40 16.61 12.34 8.24 N/A 5.70 0.00 Toshiba Satellite 6100 Pro 10.88 7.82 3.99 10.06 10.06 0.00 Hewlett Packard N620c with Cisco 14.80 8.61 7.11 5.20 0.00 0.00 Hewlett Packard N620c with Netgear MAB104 13.71 10.35 10.07 6.97 N/A 5.45 Hewlett Packard N620c with Linksys 12.01 14.88 6.53 16.07 1.81 0.00 Hewlett Packard N620c with Proxim Gold 14.55 10.07 3.99 7.11 0.00 0.00 Figure 13: 802.11a Receive test results Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 14
    • 802.11a Wireless Throughput Receive Results 20.00 18.00 HP Compaq NC4000 16.00 Dell Latitude D800 Average Thoughput (Mbps) 14.00 IBM ThinkPad R40 12.00 Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 10.00 8.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Cisco AIRCB20A 6.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Netgear MAB104 4.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Linksys WPC51AB 2.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Proxim Gold 0.00 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 116ft-0° 125ft-0° 135ft-0° Distance (Feet) Figure 14: 802.11a Receive test results graph Send Data Throughput Test Results The send data throughput testing consists of using Chariot to generate an outgoing stream of network traffic from the wireless notebook system through a wireless access point to the desktop system at distances of 60, 75, 100, 116, 125, 135 feet. We conducted these send tests using a Cisco 1200 wireless access point using its 802.11a module. Figures 15 and 16 show the results of the testing for each wireless configuration we tested in megabits per second at each distance. For these tests higher throughput numbers are better. For these 802.11a send tests, the HP Compaq NC4000 reported the highest throughput at any one distance, 19.22Mbps at 60ft. In addition, at our maximum test distance of 135ft, the Compaq Evo N620c with the Netgear MAB104 Card reported an average throughput of 3.90Mbps. It was the only product we tested to establish and maintain a connection at this distance. Notebook systems 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 116ft-0° 125ft-0° 135ft-0° Hewlett Packard NC4000 19.22 12.62 8.87 7.25 0.00 0.00 Dell Latitude D800 12.28 11.29 3.69 0.00 0.00 0.00 IBM ThinkPad R40 11.82 10.93 7.99 N/A 4.83 0.00 Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 7.18 3.88 6.16 0.00 0.00 0.00 Hewlett Packard N620c with Cisco 6.91 8.10 4.88 3.58 0.00 0.00 Hewlett Packard N620c with Netgear MAB104 8.10 13.09 8.63 6.67 N/A 3.90 Hewlett Packard N620c with Linksys 11.46 8.60 8.55 7.55 2.69 0.00 Hewlett Packard N620c with Proxim Gold 9.02 9.85 8.36 7.94 0.00 0.00 Figure 15: 802.11a Send test results graph Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 15
    • 802.11a Wireless Throughput Send Results 25.00 HP Compaq NC4000 20.00 Dell Latitude D800 Average Thoughput (Mbps) IBM ThinkPad R40 15.00 Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 10.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Cisco AIRCB20A Compaq Evo N620c with Netgear MAB104 5.00 Compaq Evo N620c with Linksys WPC51AB Compaq Evo N620c with Proxim Gold 0.00 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 116ft-0° 125ft-0° 135ft-0° Distance (Feet) Figure 16: 802.11a Receive test results graph Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 16
    • 802.11g (Draft) versus 802.11a/b using the HP Compaq NC4000 Hewlett Packard asked us to specifically focus at the performance of their 802.11g wireless solution and compare their results only to the 802.11a and 802.11b results for the HP Compaq NC4000. For these wireless performance tests, we used the same Chariot test script. Receive Data Throughput Test Results The receive data throughput testing consists of using Chariot to generate an incoming stream of network traffic from the desktop system through a wireless access point to the wireless notebook under test at a distances of 60, 75, 100,125, 150, 175 and 200 feet. We conducted these receive tests using a Linksys WAP54G wireless access point. In addition, we added the HP Compaq NC4000 802.11a and 802.11b receive results to the tables and graphs below to compare the performance of the three wireless protocols using the same test configuration. Figures 21 and 22 show the results of the testing for each wireless configuration we tested in megabits per second at each distance tested. For these tests higher throughput numbers are better. For this 802.11g tests, the HP Compaq NC4000 generated the highest receive throughput numbers at 60ft, 17.46Mbps. In addition, at its failover distance of 175ft, the HP Compaq NC4000 reported an average throughput of 1.53Mbps. In terms of technology and wireless network protocol comparison, the HP Compaq NC4000 using 802.11a reported highest overall throughputs at 60 and 75ft of 18.38 and 18.48Mbps respectively. However, we found that the range of the HP Compaq NC4000 using 802.11 is limited to 116ft. The HP Compaq NC4000 using 802.11g reported highest throughputs at 100 and 125ft, of 16.63 and 7.47Mbps respectively. However, we found that the range of the HP Compaq NC4000 using 802.11g is limited to 175ft. The HP Compaq NC4000 using 802.11b reported highest throughputs at 150, 175 and 200ft, of 4.98, 2.69 and 7.47Mbps respectively. System/ Orientation 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 116ft-0° 125ft-0° 150ft-0° 175ft-0° 200ft-0° HP Compaq NC4000 802.11g 17.46 16.13 16.63 N/A 7.47 3.33 1.53 0.00 HP Compaq NC4000 802.11a 18.38 18.48 14.25 5.30 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 HP Compaq NC4000 802.11b 5.85 5.91 5.90 N/A 5.78 4.98 2.69 3.14 Figure 21: HP Compaq NC4000 802.11a/b/g (Draft) Receive throughput test results 802.11a/b/g HP Compaq NC4000 Receive test results 20.00 15.00 Throughput (Mbps) HP Compaq NC4000 802.11a HP Compaq NC4000 802.11g 10.00 HP Compaq NC4000 802.11b 5.00 0.00 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 116ft-0° 125ft-0° 150ft-0° 175ft-0° 200ft-0° Distance (Feet) Figure 22: HP Compaq NC4000 802.11a/b/g (Draft) Receive throughput test results graph Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 17
    • Send Data Throughput Test Results The send data throughput testing consists of using Chariot to generate an outgoing stream of network traffic from the wireless notebook system under test through a wireless access point to the desktop system at distances of 60, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 feet. We conducted these send tests using a Linksys WAP54G wireless access point. In addition, we added the HP Compaq NC4000 802.11a and 802.11b receive results to the tables and graphs below to compare the performance of the three wireless protocols using the same test configuration. Figures 23 and 24 show the results of the testing for each wireless configuration we tested in megabits per second at each distance tested. For these tests higher throughput numbers are better. For this 802.11g test, the HP Compaq NC4000 generated the highest send throughput numbers at the 75ft distance with 17.13Mbps. In addition, at its failover distance of 175ft, the HP Compaq NC4000 reported an average throughput of 0.47Mbps. In terms of technology comparison and wireless network protocol comparison, the HP Compaq NC4000 using 802.11a reported highest overall throughputs at 60ft, 19.22Mbps. However, we found that the range of the HP Compaq NC4000 using 802.11a is limited to a range of 116ft. The HP Compaq NC4000 using 802.11g reported highest throughputs at 75, 100 and 125ft, of 17.13, 13.33 and 7.02Mbps respectively. However, we found that the range of the HP Compaq NC4000 using 802.11g is limited to a range of 175ft. The HP Compaq NC4000 using 802.11b reported highest throughputs at 150, 175 and 200ft, of 5.37, 3.68 and 3.88Mbps respectively. System/ Orientation 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 116ft-0° 125ft-0° 150ft-0° 175ft-0° 200ft-0° HP Compaq NC4000 802.11g 16.76 17.13 13.33 N/A 7.02 2.22 0.47 0.00 HP Compaq NC4000 802.11a 19.22 12.62 8.87 7.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 HP Compaq NC4000 802.11b 6.02 6.02 6.01 N/A 5.84 5.37 3.68 3.88 Figure 23: HP Compaq NC4000 802.11a/b/g (Draft) Send throughput test results 802.11a/b/g HP Compaq NC4000 Send test results 20.00 15.00 Throughput (Mbps) HP Compaq NC4000 802.11a HP Compaq NC4000 802.11g 10.00 HP Compaq NC4000 802.11b 5.00 0.00 60ft-0° 75ft-0° 100ft-0° 116ft-0° 125ft-0° 150ft-0° 175ft-0° 200ft-0° Distance (Feet) Figure 24: HP Compaq NC4000 802.11a/b/g (Draft) Send throughput test results graph It is worth noting that the HP Compaq NC4000 provides integrated support for all 3 wireless network protocol technologies in a single wireless notebook solution. Ideally, by using these 3 wireless protocol technologies, the HP Compaq NC4000 can benefit from the combination of highest throughput available using the 802.11a and 802.11g wireless protocols while also providing increased range in terms of distance in a wireless LAN environment by the using 802.11b wireless protocol. Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 18
    • Wireless Orientation Data 802.11b For the wireless orientation data test, we selected the last 2 distances in which a successful Chariot iteration completed and the previous pre-selected distance for each product tested. We then conducted a series of send and receive tests using Chariot using the different distances and orientations tested for each notebook system at 0°, 90°, 180°, and 270° of orientation relative to the access point. We then used the three measurements to compute an average throughput for each location that is listed in this test report. The idea of these tests is to show which wireless notebook solutions we tested has the best send and receive capability at selected orientations relative to access point. This test shows the importance of notebook antenna design and their ability to perform while positioned at these 4 specific tested orientations. Receive Data Orientation Test Results The wireless orientation data receive throughput testing, Figures 23 and 24 show the results of the testing for each wireless configuration we tested in megabits per second at each distance tested. For these tests higher throughput numbers are better. For this 802.11b receive orientation test, the results show that the Hewlett Packard NC4000 product generated highest average throughput numbers, 10.20Mbps, of any of the specific distances and orientations we tested listed below compared to each of the participating wireless system configurations. 0° 90° 180° 270° Sum Average Wireless Notebooks System/ Orientation (Mbps) (Mbps) (Mbps) (Mbps) (Mbps) (Mbps) Compaq Evo N620c w/ Orinoco b card (150 ft) 2.27 1.80 0.00 1.97 23.81 5.95 Compaq Evo N620c w/ Orinoco b card (160ft) 1.96 1.84 1.85 0.00 23.41 5.85 Compaq Evo N620c Cisco b card (175 ft) 4.14 3.14 4.17 4.29 36.21 9.05 Compaq Evo N620c Cisco b card (190 ft) 1.48 2.27 2.30 1.56 28.07 7.02 Compaq Evo N620c Linksys b card (175 ft) 1.25 0.81 1.80 0.83 19.91 4.98 Compaq Evo N620c Linksys b card (200 ft) 1.30 0.60 0.56 0.61 18.30 4.57 Compaq Evo N620c(150 ft) 1.70 0.41 0.45 0.00 15.31 3.83 Compaq Evo N620c (160 ft) 0.48 0.18 0.00 0.51 13.93 3.48 Toshiba Portege 4010 (175 ft) 0.76 0.86 1.08 1.23 17.24 4.31 Toshiba Portege 4010 190 ft) 1.13 0.98 0.86 2.29 18.57 4.64 Dell Latitude C400 (150 ft) 2.48 2.52 1.75 2.34 23.66 5.92 Dell Latitude C400 (165 ft) 1.62 1.81 2.14 2.73 22.87 5.72 IBM ThinkPad T30 (175 ft) 0.96 2.34 1.67 0.80 27.67 6.92 IBM ThinkPad T30 (200 ft) 0.59 2.01 2.19 1.21 27.91 6.98 HP Compaq NC4000 (200 ft) 3.88 2.47 5.26 5.31 40.81 10.20 Figure 23: 802.11b Receive Data Orientation test results Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 19
    • 802.11b Orientation Receive Throughput 6.00 5.00 Throughput (Mbps) 4.00 3.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 N620c w / N620c w / N620c w / N620c w / N620c w / N620c w / N620c N620c Toshiba Toshiba Dell C400 Dell C400 IBM T30 IBM T30 NC4000 Orinoco b Orinoco b cisco b card cisco b card Linksys b Linksys b (150 ft) (160 ft) (175 ft) (190 ft) (150 ft) (165 ft) (175 ft) (200 ft) (200 ft) card card (175 ft) (190 ft) card card (150 ft) (160ft) (175 ft) (200 ft) System 0° 90° 180° 270° Figure 24: 802.11b Receive Data Orientation test results graph Send Data Orientation Test Results The wireless orientation data send throughput testing, Figures 25 and 26 show the results of the testing for each wireless configuration we tested in megabits per second at each distance tested. For these tests higher throughput numbers are better. For this 802.11b send orientation, the results show that the Hewlett Packard NC4000 product generated highest average throughput numbers, 3.22Mbps, of any of the specific distances and orientation we tested listed below as compared to each of the participating wireless system configurations. 0° 90° 180° 270° Sum Average Wireless Notebooks System/ Orientation (Mbps) (Mbps) (Mbps) (Mbps) (Mbps) (Mbps) Compaq Evo N620c w/ Orinoco b card (150 ft) 1.15 1.06 0.00 1.41 3.63 0.91 Compaq Evo N620c w/ Orinoco b card (160ft) 1.16 0.89 0.77 0.00 2.82 0.70 Compaq Evo N620c Cisco b card (175 ft) 1.81 1.91 2.27 2.14 8.12 2.03 Compaq Evo N620c Cisco b card (190 ft) 0.66 0.88 1.03 0.58 3.15 0.79 Compaq Evo N620c Linksys b card (175 ft) 1.37 1.18 0.00 0.00 2.55 0.64 Compaq Evo N620c Linksys b card (200 ft) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Compaq Evo N620c(150 ft) 0.99 0.92 0.95 0.00 2.86 0.72 Compaq Evo N620c (160 ft) 1.36 0.03 0.00 1.25 2.64 0.66 Toshiba Portege 4010 (175 ft) 1.18 1.32 1.47 1.89 5.85 1.46 Toshiba Portege 4010 190 ft) 1.88 1.75 2.33 0.00 5.95 1.49 Dell Latitude C400 (150 ft) 2.44 2.47 2.08 2.23 9.22 2.30 Dell Latitude C400 (165 ft) 1.09 1.96 2.33 2.48 7.86 1.96 IBM ThinkPad T30 (175 ft) 2.78 2.75 2.99 3.33 11.86 2.96 IBM ThinkPad T30 (200 ft) 2.51 2.08 2.22 1.99 8.80 2.20 HP Compaq NC4000 (200 ft) 3.14 2.17 3.26 4.32 12.89 3.22 Figure 25: 802.11b Send Data Orientation test results Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 20
    • 802.11b Orientation Send Throughput 5.00 4.50 4.00 Throughput (Mbps) 3.50 3.00 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.00 0.50 0.00 N620c w / N620c w / N620c w / N620c w / N620c w / N620c w / N620c N620c Toshiba Toshiba Dell C400 Dell C400 IBM T30 IBM T30 NC4000 Orinoco b Orinoco b cisco b card cisco b card Linksys b Linksys b (150 ft) (160 ft) (175 ft) (190 ft) (150 ft) (165 ft) (175 ft) (200 ft) (200 ft) card card (175 ft) (190 ft) card card (150 ft) (160ft) (175 ft) (200 ft) System 0° 90° 180° 270° Figure 26: 802.11b Send Data Orientation test results graph Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 21
    • Appendix A. Wireless Driver and Utility Disclosures Driver Driver Driver 802.11b Systems Name Provider Date Version Wireless Client Utility Compaq N620c -Agere wlcom51b.sys Compaq 7/17/02 7.64.19.309 Windows Wireless Zero Configuration Utility HP Compaq NC4000 Atheros ar5211.sys Atheros 2/25/03 2.3.0.75 Windows Wireless Zero Configuration Utility Cisco Aironet Configuration Utility IBM ThinkPad T30 Cisco pcx504.sys Cisco 4/2/02 3.4.9.0 v.5.02.007 TrueMobile 1150 Client Manager Variant 1 Dell Latitude C400 Lucent wlluc48.sys Lucent 7/1/01 7.43.0.9 v.2.42 Toshiba Protégé 4010 wlluc48.sys Lucent 8/31/01 7.16.0.189 Windows Wireless Zero Configuration Utility Compaq N620c w/Linksys WPC11 islp2nds.sys Intersil 10/27/02 2.0.10.0 Windows Wireless Zero Configuration Utility Compaq N620c with Orinoco Gold wlluc48b.sys Lucent 7/15/02 7.64.1.316 Orinoco Client Manager Variant 1 v.2.90 Cisco Aironet Configuration Utility Compaq N620c with Cisco 340 pcx500.sys Cisco 2/14/03 8.3.10.0 v.6.00.023 Driver Driver Driver 802.11a Systems Name Provider Date Version Wireless Client Utility Compaq N620C w/ Netgear MAB104 wab501.sys Netgear 8/30/02 2.0.1.2541 WAB501 Configuration Utility v.1.2 Compaq N620C w/ Linksys ar5211.sys Linksys 7/14/02 2.0.1.254 Windows Wireless Zero Configuration Utility Compaq N620C w/ Cisco PCX504.sys Cisco 7/23/02 3.4.19.0 Cisco Aironet Configuration Utility v.5.03.009 Compaq N620C w/ Proxim Prox11ab.sys Proxim 10/15/02 2.0.301.0 Orinoco Client Manager v.2.0.0.8 Compaq NC4000 ar5211.sys Atheros 2/25/03 2.3.0.75 Windows Wireless Zero Configuration Utility Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 ar5211.sys Atheros 11/11/02 2.1.1.7 Atheros Client Utility v.2.1.1.10 Build Date TrueMobile 1400Dual Band WLAN Utility Dell Latitude D800 BCMLW5.sys Broadcom 1/9/03 3.10.39.0 v.3.10.39.0 IBM ThinkPad R40 a/b ar5211.sys Philips 12/17/02 2.1.10.0 Windows Wireless Zero Configuration Utility B. Wireless Network information Test System Internet Protocol address Chariot Controller System 192.168.1.250/24 Desktop Endpoint 1 192.168.1.1/24 Wireless solution Endpoint 2 192.168.1.2/24 Wireless Access Point 192.168.1.254/24 Wireless Network Settings 128-bit WEP Key: ASCII (26 Characters) 41414141414141414141414141 128-bit WEP Key: HEX (13 Characters) AAAAAAAAAAAAA SSID 802.11a AP1200a SSID 802.11b AP1200b SSID 802.11g (draft) LinksysG Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration Utility Set to Manual and Stopped Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 22
    • C. System Disclosures HP Compaq NC4000 Processor / Speed / # of CPUs P4 / 1.5GHz / 1 System RAM / Type / # of Slots 228MB Motherboard Manufacturer Ali Motherboard Chipset / Model Ali / 7101 BIOS / Version / Date 68BAS / 1.12 / 3-24-2003 F.00 HD Make / Model / Size Toshiba MK6022GAX / 55GB HD Controller Ali M5229 Graphics Adapter Radeon IGP 350M Graphics Driver / Version / Date ati2mtag.sys / v6.14.01.6255 / 2-07-2003 Graphics Memory 32MB Graphics Chip Type ATI Video Resolution Assigned 1024x768 Color Depth Assigned 32bit Refresh Rate Assigned 60Hz Sound Board SoundMax NIC / Driver Wireless:HP Wlan ar5211.sys v2.3.0.8001 2/25/2003 (HP) Wired:Broadcom NetXtreme b57xp32.sys v6.34.0.0 2-17-2003 (Broadcom) Modem Agere AC97 OEM OS Windows XP Professional Compaq Evo N620c Processor / Speed / # of CPUs P4 / 1.3GHz / 1 System RAM / Type / # of Slots 256MB Motherboard Manufacturer Intel Motherboard Chipset / Model Intel 82801 BIOS / Version / Date 68BAF / v1.06 / 2-12-2003 HD Make / Model / Size Toshiba MK4019GAX / 37GB HD Controller Intel 82801DBM Ultra ATA Graphics Adapter Mobility Radeon 7500 Graphics Driver / Version / Date Ati2mtag.sys v 6.13.10.6219 / 1-11-2003 (ATI) Graphics Memory 32MB Graphics Chip Type ATI Video Resolution Assigned 1024x768 Color Depth Assigned 16bit Refresh Rate Assigned 60Hz Sound Board SoundMax NIC / Driver Wireless: Compaq WLAN W200 / wlcom51b.sys v7.64.19.309 / 7-17-2002 (Compaq) Wired: Broadcom NetXtreme / b57xp32.sys v5.33.0.0 / 1-17-2003 (Broadcom) Modem Agere Systems AC97 OEM OS Windows XP Professional Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 23
    • Dell Latitude c400 Processor / Speed / # of CPUs PIII / 1.3GHz / 1 System RAM / Type / # of Slots 256MB Motherboard Manufacturer Intel Motherboard Chipset / Model Intel 82830 BIOS / Version / Date A09 HD Make / Model / Size Fujitsu MHS2030AT / 28GB HD Controller Intel 82801CAM Ultra ATA Graphics Adapter Intel 82830M Graphics Driver / Version / Date Ialmkchw.sys v 6.13.1.3442 / 1-14-2003 (Intel) Graphics Memory 48MB Graphics Chip Type Intel Video Resolution Assigned 1024x768 Color Depth Assigned 16bit Refresh Rate Assigned 60Hz Sound Board Crystal Audio WDM NIC / Driver Wireless: Dell TrueMobile 1150 / wlluc48.sys v7.43.0.9 / 7-21-2002 (Lucent) Wired: 3Com 3c920el90Xbc5.sys v 4.15.0.0 / 10-30-2001 (3Com) Modem PCTel 2304WT OEM OS Windows XP Professional IBM ThinkPad T30 Processor / Speed / # of CPUs P4M / 1.8GHz / 1 System RAM / Type / # of Slots 256MB Motherboard Manufacturer Intel Motherboard Chipset / Model Intel 82845 BIOS / Version / Date 2.01 (1IET58WW) / 8-6-2002 HD Make / Model / Size Hitachi IC25N040ATCS04-0 / 37GB HD Controller Intel 82801CAM Graphics Adapter ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 Graphics Driver / Version / Date Ati2mtag.sys v6.13.10.6114 / 6-17-2002 (ATI) Graphics Memory 16MB Graphics Chip Type ATI Video Resolution Assigned 1024x768 Color Depth Assigned 16bit Refresh Rate Assigned 60Hz Sound Board SoundMax NIC / Driver Wireless: Cisco / PCX504.sys v 3.4.9.0 / 4-2-2002 (Cisco) Wired: Intel Pro 100 / e100b325.sys v5.41.44.0 / 3-14-2002 (Intel) Modem Agere Systems AC97 OEM OS Windows XP Professional Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 24
    • Toshiba Portege 4010 Processor / Speed / # of CPUs PIII / 933MHz / 1 System RAM / Type / # of Slots 256MB Motherboard Manufacturer Ali 7101 Motherboard Chipset / Model Ali BIOS / Version / Date 1.30 HD Make / Model / Size Hitachi IC25N030ATCS04-0 / 28GB HD Controller Ali M5229 Graphics Adapter Trident CyberBlade XP Graphics Driver / Version / Date Tridxpm.sys v5.1.2600.142 (Trident) Graphics Memory 16MB Graphics Chip Type Trident Video Resolution Assigned 1024x768 Color Depth Assigned 16bit Refresh Rate Assigned 60Hz Sound Board Ali Audio Accelerator NIC / Driver Wireless: Toshiba WLAN / wlluc48.sys v7.16.0.189 8-31-2001 (Agere) Wired: Intel 8255x / e100b325.sys v5.41.35.0 11 11-16-2001 (Intel) Modem Toshiba Software Modem OEM OS Windows XP Professional Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 Processor / Speed / # of CPUs P4m / 2.2GHz / 1 System RAM / Type / # of Slots 512MB Motherboard Manufacturer Intel Motherboard Chipset / Model Intel 82845 BIOS / Version / Date 1.70 HD Make / Model / Size Toshiba MK6021GAS HD Controller Intel 82801CAM Ultra ATA Graphics Adapter Nvidia GeForce4 420 Go Graphics Driver / Version / Date Nv4_mini.sys v6.13.10.2846 / 11-22-2002 Graphics Memory 32MB Graphics Chip Type Nvidia Video Resolution Assigned 1600x1200 Color Depth Assigned 32bit Refresh Rate Assigned 60Hz Sound Board Yamaha AC-XG NIC / Driver Wireless: Atheros AR5001X / ar5211.sys v2.1.1.7 / 11-11-2002 (Atheros) Wired: Intel Pro100 / e100b325.sys v5.41.35.0 / 11-16-2001 (Intel) Modem Toshiba Software Modem OEM OS Windows XP Professional Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 25
    • Dell Latitude D800 Processor / Speed / # of CPUs P4 / 1.6GHz / 1 System RAM / Type / # of Slots 256MB Motherboard Manufacturer Intel Motherboard Chipset / Model Intel 82855PM BIOS / Version / Date A00 HD Make / Model / Size Hitachi IC25N020ATCS04-0 / 18GB HD Controller Intel 82801DBM Ultra ATA Graphics Adapter Nvidia GeForce4 4200 Go Graphics Driver / Version / Date nv4_mini.sys v6.13.10.4256 1-24-2003 (Nvidia) Graphics Memory 32MB Graphics Chip Type Nvidia Video Resolution Assigned 1920x1200 Color Depth Assigned 32bit Refresh Rate Assigned 60Hz Sound Board Sigma Tel C-Major NIC / Driver Wireless: Dell TrueMobile 1400 / bcmwl5.sys v3.10.39.0 1-09-2003 (Broadcom) Wired: Broadcom 570x / b57xp32.sys v 5.30.0.0 / 1-3-2003 (Broadcom) Modem N/A OEM OS Windows XP Professional IBM ThinkPad R40 Dual Band Processor / Speed / # of CPUs P4M / 1.9GHz / 1 System RAM / Type / # of Slots 256MB Motherboard Manufacturer Intel Motherboard Chipset / Model Intel / 82845 BIOS / Version / Date 1.04 (10ET38WW) / 3-14-2003 HD Make / Model / Size Fujitsu MHS2020AT E / 20GB HD Controller Intel 82801DBM Ultra ATA Graphics Adapter ATI Mobility Radeon Graphics Driver / Version / Date ati2mtag.sys / 6.13.10.6215 / 11-08-2002 Graphics Memory 16MB Graphics Chip Type ATI Video Resolution Assigned 1024x768 Color Depth Assigned 16bit Refresh Rate Assigned 60Hz Sound Board SoundMax NIC / Driver Wireless NIC: ar5211.sys v2.1.10.0 12/17/2002 (Philips) Wired NIC:e100b325.sys v6.4.14.30 11/13/2002 (Intel) Modem Agere Systems AC97 OEM OS Windows XP Professional Hewlett Packard and Atheros: Wireless Network Performance Tests 26
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