I have RB2011iL at home for some time, so when one of my old TP-Links dropped dead, I obviously picked MikroTik to upgrade home network. I bought three APs. 2x hAP ac² and 1x wsAP ac lite. I configured all of them and all worked flawlessly. To the point when I moved pre-configured hAP ac² to my uncles house. I run approx 70m long cat5 shielded cable from gigabit port on RB2011iL to hAP ac² and network performance dropped significantly.
I measured bandwidth to the Internet:
RB2011iL to hAP ac² = I get about 5 Mbps
RB2011iL to 10 year old TP-Link TL-WR543G = I get 12+ Mbps
I also observe packet loss on the link between two MikroTik devices, but not with TP-Link.
So I'm just wondering why 70 dolar brand new equipement can't get proper stable connection on gigabit hardware and lousy 10 year old TP-Link can run smoothly as ever on its fastethernet. As I bought two devices, I obsiously tried to switch them, but result was the same. MicroTik failed. With my hardware Gigabit connection should be working up to 100m length of cable, but it can't work on 3 quarters of this length.
Could someone please explain to me why?
And what MikroTik device is capable to work on the level with 10 year old TP-Link for 20 dolars?