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144 mbps wireless on RT-N16, no 300mbps?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by R0B0T, May 11, 2011.

  1. R0B0T

    R0B0T Network Guru Member

    So I bought a RT-N16 and put Tomato on it. Box says it will do 300mbps on wireless.
    but router is showing 144mbps on rate? Am i misunderstanding it? or is it refering to TX/RX combined for 300mbps? which would actually be 288mbps.? Or do I have it configured incorrectly?

    here is a picture.

  2. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Set your channel width to 40MHz wide and if your client supports 40MHz width as well, your connection speed will improve although you may not get the the full 300Mbps. You need the 40MHz to get 300Mbps speeds. With 20MHz width on either end you can't do more than 144.4Mbps.
  3. R0B0T

    R0B0T Network Guru Member

    Thank you for your help!
  4. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Sure. I should add a note of caution that 40MHz isn't always the best setting. Sometimes to get good speed in certain locations, 20MHz is the better setting. See "Fix #5: Don't use Channel Bonding" in smallnetbuilder article "5 Ways To Fix Slow 802.11n Speed".

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