International Association of Engineers
The importance of wireless communications has been growing. Performance is a very relevant issue, leading to more reliable and efficient communications. Laboratory measurements are made about several performance aspects of Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b, g) point-to-point links. A contribution is given to evaluation of this technology through performance comparisons, using available access points from enterasys networks (RBT-4102) and wireless routers from Linksys (WRT54GL). Detailed results are presented and discussed, namely at OSI levels 4 and 7, from experiments involving TCP, UDP and FTP: TCP throughput, jitter, percentage datagram loss and FTP transfer rate.