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MR55 - trying to test it out - throughput not as expected

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MR55 - trying to test it out - throughput not as expected

Hi, I purchased one MR55 to test out wifi 6. I have it connected to my network which also has many MR32/MR53 units. I have the Intel AX200 wireless card installed on my test laptop. When I test for speed using speedtest.net on my wired network, I get 170Mdown and 135Mup. When I switch to the wireless card and connect to the MR55, I only get 60Mdown and 90Mup. I would have expected to get the same results but maybe I need to go to networking class (?) Both my wired connections for workstations and wired connections for the access points are on Brocade 7250 switches. I am using a VLAN for the wireless network as well. I am wondering if there are some other special setting I must visit to get better results. Thanks for any pointers or education!!

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Re: MR55 - trying to test it out - throughput not as expected

Yeah so your throughput testing is going to vary widely from one test to the next, all depending on the wireless environment at that moment in time, how you have things configured, driver version etc.
 
If you want to 'see what she's got', then you'll need to do the following:
 
  • Update MR55 to latest beta firmware
  • Update your AX200 to latest driver firmware
  • Find a frequency that is as clean as possible
  • You'll want to use 80MHz to get the 'max' speed available
    • Remember that wireless is half-duplex
    • Meaning if your connection rate is showing 866Mbps, you'll get half that in a clean RF test
  • You'll want to perform an iPerf test, so do not rely on the Internet for this speedtest
Nolan Herring | nolanwifi.com
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Kind of a big deal

Re: MR55 - trying to test it out - throughput not as expected

Yeah so your throughput testing is going to vary widely from one test to the next, all depending on the wireless environment at that moment in time, how you have things configured, driver version etc.
 
If you want to 'see what she's got', then you'll need to do the following:
 
  • Update MR55 to latest beta firmware
  • Update your AX200 to latest driver firmware
  • Find a frequency that is as clean as possible
  • You'll want to use 80MHz to get the 'max' speed available
    • Remember that wireless is half-duplex
    • Meaning if your connection rate is showing 866Mbps, you'll get half that in a clean RF test
  • You'll want to perform an iPerf test, so do not rely on the Internet for this speedtest
Nolan Herring | nolanwifi.com
TwitterLinkedIn

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