U-Link (UL10) and USB Wifi adapter Speed test
Hector Caceres | Nov 28, 2017
- U-Link (UL10) USB 2.0 Extender over cat5e/6
- 85 ft. Pure copper Cat6 cable
- Alfa Wireless USB 2.0 adapter (AWUS036NH) with a 9dBi Antenna
I did some quick Wi-Fi speed tests using speedtest.net. First I tested the speed by plugging the Wi-Fi adapter directly on the computer, and then I tested it when plugged into the U-Link. I ran each speed test 3 times to get an average and be able to make a fair comparison.
Overall I feel like the speed does get affected by using the U-Link, but only in a very minimal amount.
The highest download speed I ever got without the u-link was 16.42 Mbps and with the U-Link was 15.99 Mbps. That's only .43 Mbps Difference. Although the lowest I got with the U-Link was 14.21 Mbps (1.4 Mbps difference) but I think a lot had to do with the slow wi-fi I was using.
I wonder how much more different it would be using a faster Wi-Fi. Here are my screenshots.