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Check wifi speed

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Xstar13, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. Xstar13

    Xstar13 Network Newbie Member

    Hello, first, thank you very much everyone for the excellent work @ shibby20 @ kille72 @AndreDVJ @ Jacky444 @koitsu @M_ars @Vindicator @Sean B. @Toastman @RMerlin @tsynik @tvlz @lancethepants @ pedro311 @Elfew @Edrikk .....

    One question, I have a netgear R8000 router with firmware AndreDVJ's AdvancedTomato-ARM "tomato-R8000-AT-ARM-3.5-140-AIO-64K_DEC04_86e2fc7e.trx"

    A friend has router asus RT-AC68U with Pedro's firmware "tomato-RT-AC68U-ARM - 2017.3b16-pedro - AIO-64K"

    Both router I configure them with the same values, channel .... wifi

    The connection in both cases is fiber 300/300, same supplier ISP orange

    The test is done with mobile Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Global Version

    The results are very different

    Router NetGear R8000
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    Router Asus RT-AC68U

    [​IMG]

    It can be question or hardware problem Asus RT-AC68U?

    thank you very much
     
  2. ruggerof

    ruggerof Network Guru Member

    It could probably be due to the lower AC68U CPU speed.
     
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  3. Sean B.

    Sean B. LI Guru Member

    Check the wireless driver version on each firmware by running "wl ver" in Tools->System commands. Also verify settings are the same between routers, both under Basic and Advanced->Wireless.
     
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  4. Xstar13

    Xstar13 Network Newbie Member


    Thanks @Sean B, here is a screenshot of the drivers version.
    The settings are the same between routers “Basic and Advanced->Wireless”

    NetGear R8000
    7.14 RC43.40
    wl1: Jun 17 2015 11:07:35 version 7.10.274.33 (r527132) FWID 01-a657c07

    [​IMG]

    Asus RT-AC68U
    6.37 RC14.86
    wl0: Nov 17 2014 11:28:42 version 6.37.14.86 (r456083)

    [​IMG]


    thank you very much
     
  5. AndreDVJ

    AndreDVJ Addicted to LI Member

    I'm yet to do a proper troughput test with my routers. Haven't done so because setting up all hardware needed creates a whole mess to fix up afterwards.

    I almost don't use my R8000, and I only did limited tests against my R7000, all were file transfers in LAN and almost two months ago.

    I shared these results below with pomidor1 (pasted almost verbatim). Testing devices were:

    1) Archer T9E (My desktop card, 1300Mbps)
    2) Moto X 2014 (My cellphone, 433Mbps)
    3) Intel 5100 AGN (Old T400 Laptop bought at 2011, yet has 5Ghz 300Mbps)

    My desktop card reached (file transfer via SMB between two PCs - other end wired):

    - 360Mbps download
    - 520Mbps upload (yes upload much faster than download, no idea why)

    PS: My desktop is terribly positioned. I (still) need to redo this test.

    My cellphone reached (WiFi Speed Test + TCP server at PC - wired):

    - 190Mbps download
    - 180Mbps upload

    My laptop reached (file transfer via SMB between two PCs - other end wired):

    - 200Mbps download
    - 100Mbps upload

    All these are the real speeds achieved.
     
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  6. Sean B.

    Sean B. LI Guru Member

    Looks like the newer driver has something to offer. To some extent anyway, as the hardware is obviously different between the two, but the driver is likely playing a role in it at some appreciable level.
     
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  7. sac7000

    sac7000 Serious Server Member

    But it's already interesting, is it possible to shove this driver into the firmware for ac68u - wl1: Jun 17 2015 11:07:35 version 7.10.274.33 (r527132) FWID 01-a657c07 ???
    It would not be bad if you could use these drivers for ac68u in firmware kille72, pedro311.
     
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  8. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Networkin' Nut Member

    the problem is that there are no new drivers even Shhiby on his profile writes:
    "shibby20
    Network Guru
    nowhere. ARM sources are not publish yet. "
     
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  9. sac7000

    sac7000 Serious Server Member

     
  10. Sean B.

    Sean B. LI Guru Member

    As in the SDK is not available?
     
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  11. KyleS

    KyleS Addicted to LI Member

    R8000 uses DHD which is open-source and uses the BCM43602 radio set...
    AC-68U is closed source and uses BCM4360...

    EDIT: this will be evident because OpenWRT supports the R8000, but not the RT-AC68U.
     

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