Wireless Networking and DVD Ripping
NTTTCP, a network bandwidth testing tool made by Microsoft, we test the wireless adapter performance of the Asus W2J. We perform two tests: one from 2″ from the antenna to reduce the effects of interference; and another test 28′ away which is more susceptable to interference and broadcast problems (i.e. transmission through walls). The first test at 2″ is more accurate and repeatable, whereas the test at 28′ is more erratic and should only be used for informational purposes only.
At 28′ feet out, we can see that the Asus W2J loses about half its throughput. Once again, this test is susceptable to interference, so take the results with a grain of salt.
DVD Reading and Ripping
To test DVD performance we use DVD Decrypter to make a back-up of the first disk of the Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.
Taking both the time to decrypt the DVD and the measured average read rate, we can see that though the Asus W2J has the same read rate as the W7J, it makes the backup faster thanks to a faster CPU. The Asus A7J has the fastest read rate and backup time thanks to a quick DVD reader.