Re: [OT] Wifi AP for Gigabit LAN/WAN
On Tue, 2021-01-26 at 10:05 +0100, basti wrote:
> On 26.01.21 09:28, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> > On Lu, 25 ian 21, 20:16:21, basti wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > at the moment I use 802.11n /2.4GHz wifi. I get 1 Gbit down/250
> > > Mbit up
> > > WAN in 2 months.
> > > I'm search for wifi AP to get the best out of my WAN connection.
> > > I know I need 5GHz wifi.
> > >
> > > Are there any recommends?
> > A device *fully* supported by OpenWrt.
> > Read the device specific information carefully, e.g. some devices
> > rely
> > on hardware NAT to reach the full 1Gbit/s and it works only with
> > the
> > proprietary firmware (which is generally crap).
> >  e.g. the TP-Link Archer C7
> > https://openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/archer-c5-c7-wdr7500#nat_performance
> > Kind regards,
> > Andrei
> As I understand it, NAT performance is relevant when I use it as a
> I have a separate Router/Firewall device, so I should get "gbit
judging by your e-mail address you are from Germany.
Check your local magazines for some reviews (C't might be one).
If you really think you can get a 1Gbit stream via Wifi you
are fantazing. If you have a decent router connect via cable.
And if you are connecting multiple machines invest in
a decent switch.
Your best guess to get high throughput whicg doesn't
degrate in real life (other AP in the area, multiple
clients...) is wifi 6. There are not many available,
and even less devices available for a linux machine,
While I use a ubiquity AP, I do not recomment those.
In most cases you are stuck with their managing software
or some Apps on Android/ios.
It's not an issue here , because wifi is mainly for
the Misses' ipad. I ran cat6 cable when we bought the