When we took a look at Bigfoot's Killer Wireless NIC we had an opportunity to play with Cisco's E4200, a top of the line wireless router with 3x3 spatial streams and 450 Mbps performance in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Not content with having one of the best routers available they decided to push the envelope a little further. The Cisco E4200 v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 includes an upgraded 1.2 GHz processor, designed to improve USB throughput when a disk is attached. Though we didn't test it with our sample, this is apparently a deficit in the original E4200, whose BCM4718 was clocked at 480 MHz. There's also been some optimizations to the antenna and amplifier configuration that should improve...

Bigfoot’s Killer-N 1102 Wireless Networking vs. the World

The world of wireless networking products has been slowly advancing over the past decade or so. We started at 11Mbps 802.11b and 54Mbps 802.11a in 1999, added 54Mbps 802.11g...

52 by Jarred Walton on 8/10/2011

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