Re: [A bit OT] Diagnosing home network
On Sat, May 20, 2017 at 06:17:41AM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org 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...