Slow wifi on both WRT320N and WRT160N running tomato by shibby 1.28

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by pclov3r, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. pclov3r

    pclov3r Reformed Router Member

    So I have both these routers used as Switch and access point with the WAN port bridged.

    I was using DD-WRT on both of them and it was getting 25 Mbps WiFi.

    I install tomato by shibby 1.28 and i'm only getting 12-15 Mbps for WiFi now.

    Any ideas?
  2. pclov3r

    pclov3r Reformed Router Member

    So, I enabled frameburst and it appears to have helped alot.

    Something for people to keep in mind.
  3. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    Frame burst doesn't usually help "a lot", just a small boost in throughput when there are a small number of wireless clients. WiFi performance is highly variable, and depends on many factors, many of which are outside your control.
  4. pclov3r

    pclov3r Reformed Router Member

    For me it gave me a 50% increase almost when I enabled it.
  5. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    That's pretty close to best case with frame bursting. Likely you have a strong signal, minimal noise, and not much interference. If that's the case, then you may squeeze out additional throughput by using a shorter preamble (eg. Greenfield if it's an n-only network).

    Are you using the same channel and channel width that you were using on dd-wrt?
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2013
  6. pclov3r

    pclov3r Reformed Router Member

    Both APs use a different channel to reduce interference. Also, There is many APs and I believe there is some interference. Doing that might not be a good idea.

    Also, I can't use a 40 MHz and use a 20 MHz channel. Seems Android doesn't like this?
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