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RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT low wifi performance

Sun May 26, 2019 12:02 am

Hi, I have long time Mikrotik equipment but until now I didn't understand why the wifi is soo week. I have at my home 2 access point (RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT) distance about 7 meters and the max speed that I'm getting with my MacBook Pro is 300mbps upload and 200mbps download... I had before UniFi AP Pro and with the same computer I got 900+ mbps via wifi...
There is way to improve the performance?

Speed test by write and read file on computer that connected via ethernet
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Re: RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT low wifi performance

Mon May 27, 2019 7:10 am

It would seem you are coming to the same findings I am.

I can't get a single test to break 330 using Mikrotik Wireless. wAP AC, cAP AC, hAP AC, RB4011. This is a consistent thing.

It's to the point now where I tell people flat out... "If your internet speed is above 250M we will not be able to use Mikrotik wireless." I am just sick of the complaints post install.

Better than 300M or high density / noisy environment... It's going to be Ruckus Wireless.
Adopting this as a strict policy has allowed us to provide our customers a MUCH BETTER RESULT/EXPERIENCE.
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Re: RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT low wifi performance

Mon May 27, 2019 2:21 pm

Can confirm, no matter the product, the performance just isn't up to the competition. I'm pretty sure it's down to the custom wireless drivers Mikrotik insists on using, which are just not up to the level of open source ones. If your device is supported, flashing OpenWRT onto it will get you a modern kernel with up to date drivers that might perform better. I'm hoping to do some performance testing with OpenWRT on a wAP AC soon.

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