Opened 23 months ago

Last modified 22 months ago

#22062 new defect

EA4500 WiFi TX rate issue

Reported by: asm4tp1@… Owned by: developers
Priority: highest Milestone:
Component: packages Version: Chaos Calmer 15.05
Keywords: WiFi Cc:


recently i flushed my EA4500 router to CHAOS CALMER (15.05.1, r48532).

but i have two issues in my WiFi the first one the TX Rate is always 1.0 Mbit/s, MCS 0 and the second issue when i raise the TX power is not changed it is always stuck on 18 DB even when i tried to change the country code.

and when i try the 5Ghz it is also stuck on 6Mbit/s

Thanks in advance i hope you can fix this issue for me because i like the performance of the router and it is really reduced the latency.

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comment:1 Changed 23 months ago by anonymous

Yes, I see the same thing on the N and G bands on the E4200 and the EA4500 both with the trunk build. Country code doesn't make any difference. Limit flashed in rom maybe? This router has a nice amount of juice for as cheap as it is now, but the Cisco firmware nor openwrt seem to have decent range.

The openwrt firmware does leave cisco's stock firmware (probably backdoored) in the dust.

Thanks Devs!

comment:2 Changed 23 months ago by bigboyq@…

I am using EA4500, with the up-to-date version (Designated Driver r49035) Installed
I found the wifi driver works tricky on the TX process
ping test <1ms, loss 0%
Bandwidth test, more than 100 Mbits
But, if the traffic is low, the last packet in the router might not send to the client, only another packet arriving will trigger the packet sending, which might cause high latency, and unstable feeling, tcp connection lost.
So I guess, there might be a mistake be taken in the driver, probably forget to set a timeout method to flush the buffered packets to the client.

comment:3 Changed 23 months ago by anonymous

i don't have an issue with ipberf (bandwidth test) but there is some high latency through wireless and it is more on 2.4GHz than 5GHz but it is happened on both and i am using Chaos Calmer 15.05.1.

64 bytes from icmp_seq=45 ttl=64 time=1.044 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=46 ttl=64 time=0.924 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=47 ttl=64 time=0.898 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=48 ttl=64 time=0.895 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=49 ttl=64 time=0.921 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=50 ttl=64 time=0.991 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=51 ttl=64 time=1.005 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=52 ttl=64 time=1.576 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=53 ttl=64 time=801.742 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=54 ttl=64 time=798.206 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=55 ttl=64 time=0.933 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=56 ttl=64 time=1.096 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=57 ttl=64 time=1.034 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=58 ttl=64 time=1.067 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=59 ttl=64 time=801.856 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=60 ttl=64 time=27.308 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=61 ttl=64 time=58.050 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=62 ttl=64 time=0.974 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=63 ttl=64 time=110.953 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=64 ttl=64 time=1.043 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=65 ttl=64 time=0.973 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=66 ttl=64 time=1.037 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=67 ttl=64 time=1.094 ms

comment:4 Changed 22 months ago by anonymous

I'm not a coder, but is there anything we can do to assist. I believe this router does have some potential, but limiting it to 63db instead of 100db makes a huge range difference.

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