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Posted: January 24, 2000
Written by: Chris Burek
ESP: $119 US
With transfer rates of up to 100mbps driving the DFE-910, you can almost always expect stellar performance. We used Quake 3 Arena and Unreal Tournament to test multiplayer gaming performance, and a variety of small to large sized files of various formats to test transfer speeds.
Our test machines consisted of a Celeron 300A with 128MB RAM and a P2-266 with 32MB of RAM. For both Quake 3 Arena and Unreal Tournament, the Celeron 300A was set as the host. Throughout our entire testing period for Quake 3 Arena, the DFE-910 sustained a steady and equally impressive ping of between 3 to 4. Unreal Tournament performed with pings between 4 to 7. Neither games experience any lag whatsoever. The DFE-910 definitely excels in multiplayer gaming with very low ping rates and no lag.
Using a 105MB EXE, 2MB EXE, 51MB ZIP, and a 10MB JPEG file, we tested the transfer rates of the DFE-910. The 105MB EXE transfer from one PC to another in just 3.2 minutes, the 2MB EXE in 21 seconds, the 51MB ZIP in 1.4 minutes, and lastly, the 10MB JPEG file transferred in 57 seconds. Excellent performance to say the least.
D-Link's DFE-910 is among the most flawless and powerful products to cross through our labs. The features and quality of the included components are exceptional, the manuals are very complete and easy to follow, performance is outstanding, the software is more than adequate, and its all backed by a lifetime warranty.
If you're in the market for a network kit for your home or small office, look no further than the DFE-910 from D-Link. This is definitely a good choice for those needing a fast solution for intense multiplayer gaming and file transfers. At $119 ESP, its hard to go wrong with this kind of performance and such a large list of features.
This product has received the first Tweak3D Barrel of Monkeys award for quality and outstanding excellence: