I have finally got around to doing some speed tests on my network. I'm seeing that the actual WIFI performance is around 50% of the advertised link speed in the status page. Is this normal?
By comparison on the wired Gigabit connections perform close to actual gigabit speed:
Any ideas on this?
Modulation rates and throughput are different things. To get close to the modulation rate you'd need all the time slots, which doesn't happen in operational systems. Beacons, other clients, noise bursts, and the like all impact sustained throughput.
Makes sense, there were 5 other clients on that network at the time.