you should install iperf3 on your pc and router.
Good point, thanks for the tip.
you should install iperf3 on your pc and router.
Was that for me or avx?
I went ahead an tried it on Windows. It took like an hour for Windows to update itself with just 50 items. It took me about 20 minutes to figure out where the wireless config is. It is a wonder how people live with that OS. But I digress.
I got different results: fast.com gave me just 90Mbps with Windows (every time I ran it--about 5 times total). But DSLreports and PCMag both gave me 180Mbps (an improvement over the 140Mbps with linux). but still I am not getting as much as I was expecting. I thought I'd be over 200 range at least
with iperf3 you can test your wifi speed.
on your debian/Linux PC start iperf3 as a server
and login to your router with ssh and start iperf3 as a client
iperf3 -c <ip of the pc>
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Retr Cwnd [ 4] 0.00-1.00 sec 19.7 MBytes 165 Mbits/sec 0 1.02 MBytes [ 4] 1.00-2.00 sec 19.6 MBytes 165 Mbits/sec 0 1.07 MBytes [ 4] 2.00-3.00 sec 18.1 MBytes 152 Mbits/sec 0 1.07 MBytes [ 4] 3.00-4.00 sec 20.3 MBytes 170 Mbits/sec 0 1.13 MBytes [ 4] 4.00-5.00 sec 19.1 MBytes 160 Mbits/sec 0 1.25 MBytes [ 4] 5.00-6.00 sec 19.3 MBytes 161 Mbits/sec 0 1.25 MBytes [ 4] 6.00-7.00 sec 18.7 MBytes 157 Mbits/sec 0 1.25 MBytes [ 4] 7.00-8.00 sec 17.9 MBytes 150 Mbits/sec 0 1.25 MBytes [ 4] 8.00-9.00 sec 19.1 MBytes 161 Mbits/sec 0 1.25 MBytes [ 4] 9.00-10.00 sec 17.4 MBytes 146 Mbits/sec 0 1.25 MBytes
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Retr [ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 189 MBytes 159 Mbits/sec 0 sender [ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 186 MBytes 156 Mbits/sec receiver
have you tried wavemon under debian?
so you can see the rx nad tx rate of your wifi adapter
link quality: 93%
signal strength: -45 dBm
tx-power: 15 dBm (31.62 mW)
RX: 13,760,090 (16.10 GiB), invalid: 0 nwid, 0 crypt, 0 frag, 198 misc
TX: 5,902,497 (4.29 GiB), mac retries: 1, missed beacons: 0
iw dev $wlan station dump
for more information
Please check also your antenna orientation.
All vertical like in the ads is wrong
I wouldn't say they are necessarily wrong, if using on one floor it actually works better all vertical. I use it all vertical and still have excellent coverage and performance 2 floors below. It also depends where your router is located when changing antenna placement. Try and see what works best for you I suppose, depending on your home layout and device location.
I played with the antenna angle but doing anything but straight up only reduced the speed from what I'm getting now. If there is a specific pattern that works best, I'll try it.
inactive time: 456 ms rx bytes: 1084115199 rx packets: 1027226 tx bytes: 15555063 tx packets: 99531 tx retries: 12965 tx failed: 42 signal: -43 dBm signal avg: -44 dBm tx bitrate: 135.0 MBit/s MCS 7 40MHz rx bitrate: 364.5 MBit/s MCS 22 40MHz authorized: yes authenticated: yes preamble: long WMM/WME: yes MFP: no TDLS peer: no
okji, can you tell me your settings in Windows for the WiFi drivers?
I would do the following just to troubleshoot:
In power options in task bar open it and change WiFi power saving to minimum.
In adapter options in network settings, do the following:
Set roaming aggressiveness to Lowest
Lastly the performance difference between my Dell and your Thinkpad could also come down to antenna placement and build differences in our respective laptops which unfortunately we have no control over.
I'm back on Debian. I don't ever use Windows so I want to see if I can get faster on Debian.
Even in Linux you can try to disable power saving and reduce roaming aggressiveness for the WiFi adapter, just to see if that is the cause. Also consider trying hnyman's latest 22.214.171.124 Snapshot build for the R7800.
Hmm. I'm not familiar with this. I've looked around but I don't see anything related to this. Anybody know if Debian/Gnome has any sort of settings like this that I can putz with?
I'm using Gnome and it only connects to the networks I have previously manually asked it to connect to. It doesn't roam or auto-connect to anything unless i have previously set it.
Instructions to disable power savings on Ubuntu/Mint (will work for you too)
Roaming agressiveness, instructions, these may or may not work.
Also are you compiling your own build, using the stock images or using hnyman's build? I would try with hnyman's build, or try compiling using his build environment.
iwconfig is deprecated. (ah, it just wasn't installed). It appears my power management is already off.
sudo iwconfig wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn Mode:Managed Frequency:5.5 GHz Access Point: Bit Rate=270 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:off Link Quality=65/70 Signal level=-45 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:77 Missed beacon:0
Anybody got a link to an easy to understand wiki on how to compile my own LEDE build? would doing this give me noticeably better performance or just marginal? I have no idea how to begin with compiling my own.
I don't think you'll get any better performance making your own build vs pre built images unless you are adding any patches.
Use hnyman's build environment or download his firmware as I think he has some extra patches. He gives clear instructions and has build scripts. I posted the link previously. Make sure to use the "make menu config" option to add or remove any packages like Samba, OpenVPN, DLNA via build menu, before you use the "make" option to compile.
Here's the link to the general build instructions though, if you want:
I think you'll do fine, I had no experience with any of this till 2-3 weeks back, the community is fairly helpful, if you run into issues.
hnyman is a developer? This is a version that has recent "fixes" that haven't made it into the current stable release?
He releases snapshot builds every few days for both 126.96.36.199 and master branch so yes, they are up to date. Use the 17.01.1 builds for stability or go for his master branch builds if you want bleeding edge. He tests his builds before releasing them too.