Asymmetric wireless speed

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Dgege, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Dgege

    Dgege Network Guru Member

    I have a small problem with my wireless on my laptop. When I receive, I can sustain a connexion of about 20mbps, which is ok. However, when I send, I can barely hit 10mbps (more like 7-8). Any idea why?
  2. azeari

    azeari LI Guru Member

    weak wireless card on ur laptop perhaps? :p try it closer to the router
  3. Planiwa

    Planiwa Network Guru Member

    Do you get symmetric rates over ethernet? How did you measure your wireless rates?
  4. Dgege

    Dgege Network Guru Member

    Ethernet is not a problem. For measurements, I use iperf (under linux).
  5. spliff

    spliff LI Guru Member

    Wireless is half duplex.
  6. Dgege

    Dgege Network Guru Member

    That is true, however I don't see why my router can sustain higher bandwidth than my wireless client. And we're talking about a big difference (20Mbps vs 8Mbps).
  7. azeari

    azeari LI Guru Member

    its possibly the router is transmitting at a higher power than your wireless card, so it results in a better signal quality from the client's viewpoint (and higher bitrate), and lower at the router's viewpoint (lower bitrate)
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