so I have been struggling these few days to setup my mikrotik rb951ui-2nd (hap).
I'm not a pro network admin, just a veteran IT programmer with some random knowledge for networking.
the problem is, I just get an internet provider that provide me with up to 100mbps internet speed.
they used zte as the modem to convert fiber to lan/wan, with pppoe.
so, I connect my mikrotik through lan cable to zte.
then if I tried with another cable to ether 2-4 to my laptop, tried 3 times, I could get stable speed about 97 mbps download upload on speedtest.net
I've tried to connect the ether 3 to my ps4 with some random up and downs so if I speed test from my ps4 3 times :
- download 87 mbps, upload 13 mbps
- download 42mbps, upload 20 mbps
- download 87 mbps, upload 87 mbps
so yeah, on ps4 it's ups and downs, but it can still get to 87 mbps.. so still no biggie here.
the problem is, for the wlan.
I tried connecting through wlan with my handphone, pc, and tablet, and no matter what setting I used, still cannot get more than 50mbps.
here's some average of the results :
hp xiaomi mi a1 : download 12 mbps, upload 10 mbps
pc with wifi adapter : download 49 mbps, upload 40 mbps
surface pro 2017 : download 39mbps, upload 30 mbps
my pc wifi adapter used to be able to get to 60-70 mbps with my older older provider internet and their router that's lent to me
and surface pro should be capable for more I think ?
just another info, if I used wlan from zte, my hp xiaomi mi a1, could get results to more than 20mbps download upload, but with mikrotik it's about 10-12 mbps only always (and no, now the wlan on zte is off because it's actually forbidden for me to use the wlan from zte by my provider, I just tried it to know the difference), though through the pc max speed from zte wlan just about the same
so, as u can see, the mikrotik from lan cable and again through another lan cable could produce speed about 87-97 mbps.
so I expected the wlan to do the same (isn't the wlan support wireless N that's capable to 300mbps speed ?)
and nope, the result speed above tested when only 1 device connected to wlan with all other device disconnected (except on the cable connected to the tv decoder, and the idle ps4, and there's no downloading happened on the ps4, and I switched off the tv decoder from remote), so there should be no bandwith hogger from other device used.
I bridged the wlan with ether 1-5 because I need the ps4 to be on the same subnet with the wlan (for remote play game purposes)
I have tried to change it to channel 1 (2412) from auto (this upped the speed to the speed I told u above, before when it's auto channel, it couldnt get past 35mbps)
I have tried to enable fasttrack rule (no effect at all)
change the setting to wireless 2ghz-n only with 20 mhz only (have tried to pick b/g/n and 20/40 ce or ec, and quick try speedtest doesnt seem to change at all)
and again, zte wifi is off (so there should be no problem fighting bandwith with my mikrotik).
though up to 50mbps is not bad, but I want to max my speed to what the provider gave me.
dont know what other setting to mess with.
can anyone help ?