I am using a couple of Netgear WAX202 (MT7621 with MT7915E) for setting up a home network. I want to distribute multiple VLANs (e.g. guest, IOT, LAN) by means of a wireless link (currently 5 GHz, channel 36).
For that, I conducted some speed tests with only two devices in three configurations:
- Using WDS between the devices and bridging it directly to LAN
- Using 11s mesh and bridging it directly to LAN
- Using 11s mesh and bridging it to a batman-adv interface (MTU set to 1536, avoiding fragmentation)
Here are the results, measured with iPerf3 over 10 seconds (TCP):
- WDS is the fastest at 467 Mbit/s
- Next is 11s, bridged to LAN at 259 Mbit/s
- Slowest is 11s, bridged to batman-adv at 226 Mbit/s
Is that an expected penalty when using 11s, and in addition batman-adv for routing?
Is it possible to use batman-adv over a WDS link in some way? Just bridging it to a batman interface does not work, I guess that WDS works differently than 11s in what payload it carries.
If someone is interested, I can also share configuration files.