I ran some tests with LEDE/openWRT and fell in love with it. Mainly just refurbished old ADSL routers.
But due to bad wifi at my home I decided to buy an WRT3200ACM and do some serious use of LED. Installed 17.01.4 r3560-79f57e422d and then I got sever problems with the 5Ghz band.
Basically the speed is lame to say the best but I will explain later.
First a description of the scenario. The router is in the same room I'm running tests, I can use three clients, two with linux and one with windows. Coverage isn't a problem and it's not client related.
Now, my router has a trunk port and then there is a pfsense between networks. If I connect to the LEDE router with cable everything works flawless, close to the expected 1Gbit.
I'm doing "real life" tests, that's downloading and uploading files on my NAS. As told via cable speed is magnificent. Therefor I absolutely discard any network problem.
Now, this is the problem I got. 2.4Ghz doesn't work pretty well, around 30mbit on 40Mhz channels, but it's pretty crowded here so I don't expect miracles here.
The real drama is with 5Ghz. Not many interference right now LEDE shows two clients on channel 36 two on 100 and another two on 112. I thought that this was pretty neat.
Then I test any kind of transfer and i get speeds around 10Mbit (yes lower case) a bit more on uploads. Yet, network manager claims 100% reception and 434Mbit.
I'm just using just the web interface to configure the network but doesn't matter what I try results don't change much. What is worse, if I try to use a channel over 48 the network just disappears, I can't find it from any of my clients.
This behaviour is so weird that I think there might be a problem that I'm not aware of. Here is my configuration, I reset to mostly defaults bacause I found not much difference.
config wifi-device 'radio0' option type 'mac80211' option hwmode '11a' option path 'soc/soc:pcie-controller/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0' option country 'ES' option htmode 'VHT80' option channel '36' config wifi-iface 'default_radio0' option device 'radio0' option mode 'ap' option network 'vlan16' option encryption 'psk2' option key '*' option ssid 'benjinet-USR5' config wifi-device 'radio1' option type 'mac80211' option hwmode '11g' option path 'soc/soc:pcie-controller/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/0000:02:00.0' option htmode 'HT40' option country 'ES' option channel 'auto' config wifi-iface 'default_radio1' option device 'radio1' option mode 'ap' option encryption 'psk2' option key '*' option ssid 'benjinet-USR2.4' option network 'vlan16' config wifi-device 'radio2' option type 'mac80211' option hwmode '11a' option path 'platform/soc/soc:internal-regs/f10d8000.sdhci/mmc_host/mmc0/mmc0:0001/mmc0:0001:1' option country 'ES' option channel 'auto' option htmode 'HT40' config wifi-iface 'default_radio2' option device 'radio2' option mode 'ap' option network 'vlan16' option encryption 'psk2' option key '*' option disabled '1' option ssid 'benjinet-USR5'
What should I try next? I must confess that I'm pretty useless regarding wireless networks.
Thanks a lot for any suggestion.