B2 wifi performance

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brokenpike
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B2 wifi performance

Post by brokenpike » 02 Apr 2012, 14:54

My wifi performace on my B2 is limited to 65Mbs and max/typical throughput of 4MBs on my wpa2 n-band 2.5Mhz network. My $60 Belkin wireless router is more than twice as fast with similar channels and bandwidths. As best I can tell my comparison is apples to apples.

Per wicd-gtk the Belkin is always 150Mbs and the B2 is 65Mbs.

Having fiddled with channel, channel size (10 vs. 20) is there something less obvious I could try to speed things up?

I appreciate the that my Belkin router is purpose designed and that my B2 is a is a firewall server that happens to alos be a wireless access point.

V/R

Scott

RandomUsername
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Re: B2 wifi performance

Post by RandomUsername » 02 Apr 2012, 17:21

Is your B2 up-to-date? Some of us were having wi-fi speed issues a couple of versions back on the B3 but it seems to have been resolved with the most recent release.

Also, @Mods please move this to a more appropriate forum.

brokenpike
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Re: B2 wifi performance

Post by brokenpike » 15 Apr 2012, 11:23

My B2 is up to date (v2.4.1). I am not sure why my rig seems to default to G (65Mb/s)when my B2 is serving a g+n WLAN and to 150 Mb/s when my belkin n600 does the same. My laptop wifi card only supports single band n wifi since was is a 2 year old economy model. IIn the end I suspect that my client wifi card is to blame.

lspci -nn | grep -i wire
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)

V/R

Pike

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