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Build vs Build

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by eahm, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    I took few wireless tests between Toastman's and Shibby's latest RT-N66U builds.

    Build used:
    Shibby: tomato-K26USB-1.28.RT-N5x-MIPSR2-105-AIO-64K
    Toastman: tomato-K26USB-NVRAM64K-1.28.0501.2MIPSR2Toastman-RT-N-Ext

    Some info about the devices:
    - Both have Broadcom Wireless Driver
    - The router is 90 cm (3 feet) high from the ground.
    - The laptop is a Lenovo ThinkPad T510 with Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN (drivers wireless card.
    - The laptop is 11.3 meters (37 feet) from the router with a 30 cm (1 foot) "American wall" in the middle.
    - The software used is LAN Speed Test 3.4 http://www.totusoft.com/lanspeed.html
    - Country and Transmit Power are for both builds Singapore and 0, both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
    - Microwave off.
    - Air conditioning off.
    - Baby monitor off.
    - 5GHz / WPA2 Perasnal / AES
    - 2.4GHz / WPA2 Personal / AES

    Results (Packet Size / Packets / Average Write Speed (Mbps) / Average Read Speed (Mbps)):

    Shibby 1.000.000 / 10 / 54.33 / 119.70
    Toastman 1.000.000 / 100 / 86.75 / 119.29

    Shibby 10.000.000 / 10 / 66.31 / 108.96
    Toastman 10.000.000 / 10 / 70.63 / 109.06

    Shibby no data
    Toastman 100.000.000 / 2 / 63.83 / 99.36

    Shibby 1.000.000 / 100 / 40.01 / 43.58
    Toastman 1.000.000 / 100 / 33.13 / 42.36

    Shibby 10.000.000 / 10 / 33.12 / 44.03
    Toastman 10.000.000 / 10 / 22.20 / 41.09

    Shibby 100.000.000 / 1 / 32.67 / 43.06
    Toastman no data

    Apologize some test have different settings (10 vs 100 the first one and two of them have no data at all) but I don't think it changes much how many packets you send between 10 and 100.

    Shibby is CLEARLY faster in sending the data in 2.4GHz and I have no idea why, the drivers are the same, I didn't double check the advanced wireless settings other than country and transmit power.

    Toastman is CLEARLY faster in sending data in 5GHz.

    I have a Boxee Box let's say 6 meters (20 feet) away and it has a 150 N 2.4GHz wireless card only. The more I get from a firmware/router, the more I like since I stream HD videos.

    I didn't have any problem with Toastman or Shibby but I always test.
  2. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    Installed new Centrino 6300 drivers and this is crazy:

    Shibby 10.000.000 / 10 / 5 / stopped
    Toastman 10.000.000 / 32 / 51.52

    CLEARLY something is wrong with Intel :eek:

    Toxic please let the users modify their posts for 1hr not 1/2hr. Thanks.
  3. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    My bad I was tired and didn't think to disable the VirtualBox virtual card and it was slowing down the test.

    I thought I was done testing then I found new drivers and I wanted to test again. I believe Shibby is same as before, let me know if you'd like me to test again.

    ...ok flashing Shibby again for one last test.

    Yes, same results and even faster. ~40/42Mbps.
  4. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    Also with newer laptop drivers:

    Toastman 10.000.000 / 10 / 40.68 / 49.45

    Definitely there was something going on with the older Intel drivers.
  5. Frequenzy

    Frequenzy Serious Server Member

    how did you test the speed, is there an HD connected to the USB port of the router?
  6. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    You give LAN Speed Test a shared folder on the other machine and it creates the necessary files to test the Write and Read speed.
  7. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

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  8. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    Are 220 the latest drivers? Toastman can you integrate the newest drivers?

    Something else I need to understand is, why Shibby's AIO build that has EVERYTHING in it is faster than the lightest builds Toastman and RAF have? Responsiveness and WiFi usually Shibby is the fastest of all, all the time. I don't know about vulnerabilities since I don't program nor stay behind the VLAN, NoCat projects etc. but for the rest Shibby build is always top notch.

    Toastman is rock solid on older routers.

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