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|Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 16:47 Post subject: BEST WIFI SETTINGS
|This should be your first stop to check out and read about how to get the most out of your router and its wifi settings.
To really get a good understanding of the limits of wifi, PLEASE READ THIS. (1/3-2/3 rule)
Next, go read the QCA Wifi Wiki. This has very detailed explanations of what are the best settings to use and why. While I didn't create that wiki, I have spent many hours making edits to that wiki to further expand on the "WHY" the setting should be a certain way. See something wrong there, PM me and we'll discuss offline.
If you are too lazy to read, then simply scroll down. Realize, the pictures below are a work in progress and not all settings may apply to your older router with fewer possible settings and a few new features have also been added in the gui but have been omitted in the pictures. If a setting is missing in your gui, but is in my pictures, then it's not available on your hardware.
These settings have been found to yield the best and most consistent wifi possible. DON'T deviate from them and then ask why things are not working...follow these settings, unless you really know what you are doing, or just want to tinker around. I have attempted to detail everything either in the pictures in the QCA wifi wiki. If you have a beef or want something changed, PM me and we can discuss offline.
All of those settings can be moot if you also don't position your router/ap in the right spot. This is an excellent guide to further help you
properly locate your router/ap in your space
HOW DO I TEST MY NETWORK?
And when you're testing, you need to use two computers running iperf on each and don't rely on iperf on the router because you will skew results if only testing against the router's iperf. Also not all routers have iperf built in- 4 & 8mb versions...
How to use Iperf for testing the router
PLEASE read the wiki and don't be TL:DR-
TIPS/TRICKS: Best QCA Wifi Settings | Latency tricks | QoS Port priority | NEVER USE MU-MIMO |
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