I have been using Tomatousb on/off for a while, but recently bought a couple of new routers to try to up my speed. To try to make it somewhat compatible, i bought 2 broadcom based routers - Asus RT-AC68U and a Asus RT-AC66U.
My setup is as follows:
WAN <-> Router <-> AC68U as AP <-> AC66U as WDS/Bridge <-> Wired clients
I also have wired clients connected to the lan ports on the AC68U.
The thing is that i would like to have the fastest possible connection between the AC68U and the AC66U to allow streaming of different kinds (AC66U is in my livingroom connecting TV/AppleTV++)
I am currently using Shibby 132 on both routers.
If i set up WDS, they connect AND i get ipv6 to my wired clients connected to my AC66U (WDS Client), but from benching a bit back and forth, it seem to be only getting around 20-30Mbps transfer (using iperf3). This is not at all good. (I use WPA2/AES and 5GHz 80Mhz channels)
Using the same setup, exept using "AP" on the AC68U, and "Ethernet bridge" on the AC66U, i get 380-400Mbps speeds running iperf from wired <-> wired on each side of the wifi link. Thats more in line of what i was expecting from a 5Ghz 80Mhz link connection.
However.. i ofc loose any kind of ipv6 both on the AC66U and clients behind it.
From what i gather the ipv6 behind ethernet bridge is not a simple solution as it has to do with some mac translation techniques on the "bridge". WDS does not need to translate, so all the mac addresses are "available" on both sides, and that part works.. But why is the transfer sooooooo much slower? Sure, id survive with 200-250Mbps perhaps, but why from 400 -> 20Mbps?
I have not tried the AsusWRT (Merlin) version and the "Media Bridge" function, but i have read some places that the problem are the same regards to ipv6.
Any hints? Do i have to choose between either 1. Crap speed but ipv6 working, or 2. Great speed but no ipv6?