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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 go here or scroll down. (For newer pictures but no explanation.) Realize, the link is a work in progress and not all settings may apply to your older router with fewer possible settings. If a setting is missing, 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 link or on the QCA wifi wiki; but not below. 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?
Below are more recent pictures with the new settings BS has added to the gui over the last 2-3 months, minus any explanation of features and why; for that read the wiki and don't be TL:DR-
TIPS/TRICKS: Best QCA Wifi Settings | QCA WIFI WIKI | Latency tricks | QoS Port priority | NEVER USE MU-MIMO |
Why to NOT use MU-MIMO | Max Wifi Pwr by Country | Linux Wifi Pwr | AC MCS & AX MCS | QCA 5Ghz chnls to use | WIFI Freq WIKI | TFTP R7800 | Don't buy AX | IPERF3 How-To
[R9000]44374 nightly (Main Router)
[EA8500]43192 nightly (2xOffsite)
[R7800]taking a nap
[WDR3600]BS 42567 (Offsite)
[A7v5]BS 43038 (Offsite+spare here napping)