[kismac] Monitor Mode Benchmarks

  • From: Geoffrey Kruse <gkruse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 16:00:42 -0700

Here are some results using ipref... The difference seems to be insignificant, probably caused by interference or other problems during the test as the max bandwidth is identical. Tests were conducted ~ 2 feet from Airport Extreme base station.

Monitor Mode Enabled
27.2
28.6
25.8
28.9
28.8
28.5
28.2
17.9
27.9
16.0
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Average -- 25.78 mb/s
Max             -- 28.9    mb/s
Min             --16.0     mb/s

Monitor Mode Disabled
27.6
24.2
18.9
28.6
27.8
24.1
27.8
28.8
28.9
28.9
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Average -- 26.56  mb/s
Max             -- 28.9     mb/s
Min             --18.9      mb/s

I vote for permanently enabling monitor mode upon install. (after asking the user of course)

Geoff

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