We have a more than 200 clients WISP, that distributes 10 MBps of SDSL through a HotSpot to a 5.8 Mikrotik network of 20 nodes, each retransmitting in 2.4 to clients (all clients same model and brand)
We can't get good throughput among each client and repeater. If we measure a client individually, it seems reasonable bandwidth; but adding all the bandwidths at a repeater, they sum up very little.
And it's very strange, because if we measure bandwidth from a client to the repeater, we get 1 Mbps, from repeater to central node, 12 Mbps, but being 40 clients connected to a repeater, each one trying to get 256Kbps bandwidth, they get less than 500Kbps as a whole!
We're pretty sure that trouble is at repeaters. They are RB433AH with an R52 connected to a grid and receiving from main node at 5.8, bridged with rstp to an XR2 with omni. RSTP Bridge has priority and admin mac well defined in each node.
RouterOS is 3.25
we've tried changing in a node to all clients mikrotik, but it didn't change a bit.
We use 2.4-B at different frequencies in each node.
Problem gets worst at peak hours (20:00 to 23:30).
What would you try?