I have a 450i set up in a lab environment. (1 AP and 1SM) I do realize that the lab environment is not the ideal place to test (signals bouncing off the walls, the ground and my head .... I swear I can feel it power up).
My question is... as dirty as the set up is, how should the speeds shown on the Link Capacity Test compair to the speeds shown on end user speed tests?
The LCT shows 95down and 17 up (Efficiency is 97%dnown and 93%up)
But Speedtests (ookla, ATT, getmyspeed) all show right around 45/14.
AP set to
SM target level -65db
Xmit power 0 dBm
SM Rec Level is -54dBm
Good S/R ratio
AP & SM are 8-10 feet off the ground (I did move them outside the office. About 100ft apart)
to my knowledge the current SM's cap at like 60mbit of actual throughput on the SM side, the AP side should be able to handle more, have you tried 2 sm's with 1 ap and seen how far you can push the total throughput of the ap? or 3 sm's with 3 laptops.
I was told by someone from cambium that they had fixed the issue that was restricting the sm's to 60mbit in 14.x i think, but to my knowledge i've never seen above that on a single SM, for actual TCP throughput.
I have seen this for years. SMs will never get more than around 55mb of real throughput. Real world and lab testing I can never achieve more than this on a signle sm. Obviusly I can max the AP out in the lab with multiple SMs and it works as expected. I have been trying to get cambium to just admit this in a public setting, but I can never get them to. All testing is done with no NAT or PPOE, just bridge mode. If I am doing something wrong I would love to know. I assume this will not be an issue when the new SMs come to market.