Is anyone able to use a 160mhz channel width on their AC WiFi using Openwrt? I am currently using a 21.02 snapshot image. I am able to select 160mhz Width and
iw on the router is telling me it´s actually running with a 160mhz channel width as well. Connecting to this AP with my AX200 based laptop also correctly tells me it´s running in 160mhz mode. However, I am running into some issues with it:
- Despite telling me it´s running at 160mhz, both the laptop (2x2) and the AP (4x4) report a 866 Mb/s link rate at a ~1m distance to the router. I am getting the same linkrate at MSC 9 with a 80mhz channel width. I should be getting 1700 Mb/s.
- Packet loss is up, and throughput is down when using a 160mhz channel width on the laptop. Since the 160mhz connection doesn´t seem to be working right (no increase in link rate), this isn´t super weird. The weird thing, however, is that performance is also down on devices that aren´t even capable of 160mhz. AFAIK, running a 160mhz width should NOT affect performance of devices that will connect at 80 width.
For your reference, I am running a
Xiaomi Mi Router AC2100 router (mt7615 based device). Has anyone gotten 160mhz to work correctly, and if so, what hardware were they using? Thank you very much in advance for the information!