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E3000 & Max Connection Rate?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Ronnie_USA, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Ronnie_USA

    Ronnie_USA Networkin' Nut Member

    Why does the broadcast rate drop from 300Mb to only 150Mb?
    When it happens no one can get more than a 144Mb connection, a reboot of the router fixes the problem.
    There is not someone always connected threw wireless, but after the reboot the rate won't drop as long some one is connected.

    Anyone else see this?

    Here are 2 screen shots to show what I mean.

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  2. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    Is this on 5Ghz or 2.4Ghz?
     
  3. Ronnie_USA

    Ronnie_USA Networkin' Nut Member

    Both, that's why I pointed out both of them.
     
  4. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    Sorry, I haven't used Inssider before and wasn't sure how to read it. The only reason I asked was on the offchance it was 2.4Ghz and you had some Mac clients, as they will only connect to 2.4Ghz WiFi with 20Mhz, not 40Mhz, channels. But it seems that's not the case....
     
  5. Ronnie_USA

    Ronnie_USA Networkin' Nut Member

    Not a problem, I'm not sure if it's available in a mac version or not
     
  6. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Ronnie, just curious about something. Normally Inssider shows maximum of -50dBm on its graphs. I see yours listing -27 and -33. I presume the graphs show those levels also. On Metageek's own website they also show several graphs reading higher, yet the official line is that -50 is the "red line".

    I see you're using WUSB600N adapter, what OS are you using?
     
  7. ladysman

    ladysman LI Guru Member

    This is interesting as I wasn't aware of this...although the only mac clients I have are iphones and appleTV's...my imac is wired. I'm on 40 mhz now. Windows 7 connects at 300 almost all the time..occasionally it drops to 240.

    Now i remember seeing in device list that the ATV's and iphones will only connect at "65/65". So it sounds like i should change to 20mhz?

    Sorry to hijack Ronnie. :)
     
  8. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    I was talking more about Mac computers, though ATV probably same. Apple artificially prohibits Mac N clients from connecting with 40Mhz channels on 2.4Ghz networks, they can only connect with 20Mhz channels - it's a client limitation nothing to do with the access point. With 5Ghz there is no limitation.
     
  9. Ronnie_USA

    Ronnie_USA Networkin' Nut Member

    Windows 7 x64
     
  10. Ronnie_USA

    Ronnie_USA Networkin' Nut Member

    Not a problem.
     
  11. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Win 7 64 - me too. I will try to purchase one of those adapters I think. Thanks!
     
  12. Ronnie_USA

    Ronnie_USA Networkin' Nut Member

    Your Welcome.
     
  13. ladysman

    ladysman LI Guru Member

    FYI, the ATV's and iphones had no change on 20 or 40 mhz. both Win 7 laptops switched from 300 to 150 however so I switched it back to 40mhz.
     
  14. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    I think I might be experiencing this too.... With MacBook Pro internal Wifi adapter on 5Ghz/40Mhz. Interestingly when I look at the device list in Tomato it shows 300 / 150 - a Transmit rate of 300 but a Receive rate of only 150. This is with the laptop only 2 metres away.
     
  15. Ronnie_USA

    Ronnie_USA Networkin' Nut Member

    Thank You, I'm glad someone other than myself is seeing this.
    Also the Max Rate won't change as long you have someone connected, I only see the drop when there is no one connected.(wireless)
     

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