Poor performance when using WDS with a Senao NL-3054CB3 802.11g repeater

Ian McDonald imcdnzl
Mon Mar 7 11:02:19 PST 2005

My mistake...

802.11 b will be 10 x slower than 802.11 g in a repeater solution.
What I didn't pick up on was that your numbers were low already. I
understand your grief more now!

On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 01:24:51 -0800, Josh Green <josh at resonance.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-03-05 at 16:03 +1300, Ian McDonald wrote:
> > It's almost like you are dropping down to .b speed (11 Mbit). In
> > theory g is 5 x times faster than b and if you get half the
> > performance by repeating it should be 10 times slower - which is what
> > you are getting!
> >
> > Remember that if you have any b gear on the network it will often all
> > drop down to that speed....
> >
> Not sure I understood you correctly.  The Linux access point is indeed
> using 11 Mbit cards, while the repeater is 802.11g.  Did you mean that
> this situation should in fact be 10 times slower than 802.11b, like what
> I'm seeing?
> I hope thats not the case, since that would be pretty inadequate for
> this application.  I was expecting any 802.11g clients using the
> repeater to be able to communicate with each other at 54Mbit (have not
> tested this yet), but traffic to the Internet would be forwarded to the
> Linux access point which would send it over the point to point link out
> to a DSL modem.  It would be nice to get at least 1 or 2 Mbit from the
> Internet link, since it will be a 1Mbit DSL connection.
> Best regards,
>         Josh Green

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