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Re: [A bit OT] Diagnosing home network

On Sat, May 20, 2017 at 06:17:41AM -0400, rhkramer@gmail.com wrote:
> On Saturday, May 20, 2017 01:41:20 AM Mark Fletcher wrote:
> What is the laptop using--802.11a, b, g, n, or ac?

It's a high-end couple-of-years-old Toshiba laptop sold in Japan. It'll 
be either N or AC. I believe the router does not offer anything slower 
on the 5GHz band.

> What is the Jessie system using--802.11a, b, g, n, or ac?

As I stated in my original mail, it's wired, plugged into one of the 
AirStation's LAN ports. (and yes, as someone else pointed out, it is an 
AirStation not a LinkStation -- silly me).

> (I/m not sure how you can determine this--maybe the LInk Station has a 
> "maintainance" screen you can access?)
> (Also, the Linkstation has to act as a repeater between the laptop and Jessie 
> system--I'm not sure how much that might slow the transfer.)

But that's it's entire raison d'etre so I would expect it to be good at it.

> Anyway, note that the theoretical throughput of 802.11b is 11 Mbps--your 880 
> KB/s is reasonably consistent with that.  IIRC, 802.11g can do 54 Mbps, I'm 
> not sure about the others.

HOPEFULLY that is going to turn out to be irrelevant, as I don't think b 
is involved... I don't THINK it is, it SHOULDN'T be... The close match 
between theory and observation is suspicious though...


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