Head to Head: Bigfoot Killer Wireless-N 1102 vs. Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300

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asterix

2GB file transfer: The results in the written article are the opposite way round from those in the table. Oh, and the slower result is highlighted as the winner in the table.

Which one is right? Surprising that at 5ghz a 2-stream client achieved 188Mbps at all, and 3-stream just 139Mbps. Or maybe its not just the writeup but the tests and results which are also all mixed up...

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RenatoMN

You made a mistake. It's not mbps, it's the time (in seconds) the file transfer took. Less seconds = faster card.

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Gezzer

Didn't I read this in a fairly old issue of MaxPC?

Slow news day?

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ABouman

Yes.

And no.

By that I mean, yes, you did read it in an old issue of Maximum PC (September). However, we don't typically publish Head to Head articles online. With the increasing moves to digital content, we decided to start including them on the website to gauge readers' interest. However, since it's not a news post, or a news item, it doesn't have anything to do with a "slow news day" or a fast one, either. So no, not a slow news day, just an attempt to increase the amount of feature content on the site.

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aarcane

MPC, y u say u no can buy this card!?

 

https://www.google.com/#q=Killer+wireless+N&tbm=shop

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Number Six

Wow, thanks aarcane for the link!  I just ordered one, so we'll know in a few days whether it is legit.

-Six

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iceman08

do tell if it is legitimate, please. I'm considering upgrading the wireless in my laptop

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Number Six

I ordered too quickly!  Bigfoot has an improved version (the 1103).  I just cancelled the order with AVA and ordered the new one through Amazon. :D

-Six

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bloodgain

Just FYI, Mythlogic Computers sells them through Amazon for ~$46 shipped.

I've considered upgrading my Acer laptop/HTPC to a dual band card. This carries a premium price, but it is a premium card, and it's not really much more expensive than most other non-draft Wireless N cards. The Draft N stuff is pretty old, and doesn't match the performance of the new stuff.

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Number Six

TY bloodgain!!

-Six

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sotoa

I would've liked to see a comparison with the Killer 1103 as well.

I almost thought 2x2 vs 3x3 wouldn't be a fair fight, but considering the router is a 2x2 on 2.4GHz, it doesn't matter much (as I understand it).

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tekknyne

Nice read and those prices are pretty attractive, but I'll just stick with my cheapo Realtek TYVM. Currently on public wi-fi downloading at 1 mb/s and couldn't be happier. By night, I'm just a simple level 85 Worgen (Tauren at heart) Druid. Think it would help with my healing!? :)

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