I have Tomato v2 build 54 on an ASUS RT-N16. With NO wireless clients connected, the status page shows a wireless rate of 54Mbps. However, when I do a site scan from my desktop with inSSIDer (without connecting) it lists my SSID as having a rate of 144. Is there any explanation for this, or might it be a Tomato glitch?
Date: 15 Feb 2011 22:43
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Your router is capable of accepting connections up to 144 Mbps. Your actual connection is 54 Mbps either due to distance/noise or simply your wireless adapter is rated 54 Mbps (802.11g). If you measure the actual performance of that 54 Mbps link (e.g. transfer a file), it will be maximum 25-30 Mbps due to overhead of wireless protocol. There is nothing wrong there.
But that's just it, there are no active wireless connections. The wireless adapter is sitting in a state where it is not connected to any SSID. The router can't measure link rate to an unconnected adapter, I would think? Perhaps in this case Tomato defaults to 54Mbps until it successfully establishes a connection with at least one wireless adapter?
Eh… my bad. A family member had turned on wireless on one of the machines, so it all makes sense now. Thanks anyway!
I have 2 WRT160N running Tomato K26-1.28.9054MIPSR2-beta-Std. Setting in WDS mode. Below is my setting:
MAC Address XXXXXXXXXXX
Wireless Mode Access Point
Wireless Network Mode Auto
Security WPA Personal (PSK) + AES
Channel 5 - 2.432 GHz
Channel Width 40 MHz
Interference Level Acceptable
Rate 11 Mbps
Why is my Rate so low? Is there anything I can do to improve this?
Try to measure actual "real world usage" speed, like copying a file internally between machines. The rate displayed on the router is what it "thinks", and does not reflect actual performance.
Wifi is pretty much subjected to interference from other APs sharing the same channel and also number of walls/furniture that it has to penetrate.
I changed the wireless to G only.. and now I have double the rate.. Will try to tweak some more.
I also notice shit wireless throughput with the wireless setting to 'Auto'…Idk if its a bug or not…Try N only or G only…also use channels 1,6 or 11 only as they are non overlapping…