Wireless Networking and DVD Ripping
NTTTCP, a network bandwidth testing tool made by Microsoft, we test the wireless adapter performance of the Aurora m9700. 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.
The Asus VX1 is on par with other wireless solutions we’ve tested here in the past.
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.
The Asus VX1 doesn’t have the speediest optical drive around. Even though it’s spec’ed at 8x DVD reading, it takes 10 minutes longer to rip the DVD compared to the 8x DVD drive in the Z96J.