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Topic # 223954 25-Oct-2017 18:08
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Hi All

 

I'm setting up a small Ubiquiti wisp style network, running it all off a 200/200 fibre connection.

 

It's all working well, but I've struck a hitch a one place.

 

An Apple airport extreme being used as an AP is giving dowload speeds in the order of 5 to 10% of the upload speeds.

 

If I plug in directly to the live ethernet port of the POE injector (for a Ubiquiti Nanobeam M5) unit I get 60/60 on Speedtest, which is acceptable.

 

If however I cable connect to either the Airport extreme they have got, or set up an older one I had knocking around, I suddenly get 60ish up but only 5 - 15ish down. I get the same sort of results over the WiFi on either airport too.

 

Both Airports are in bridge mode, pulling an ip address from an Edgerouter x which is feeding the Rocket M5 at the hub of the network.

 

I've tried different ethernet cables to the airports and all the other common causes of issues like this.

 

The fact that I get symmetrical speeds if I connect direct to the POE unit makes me think it is something to do with the Airports themselves, but I can't for the life of me figure out what it might be.

 

Anyone got any ideas??

 

**yes I know airports aren't great as AP's go, but they are better than most ISP provided modem/routers, and yes, I know a Ubiquiti AP etc etc would be aa better solution, but I've got to work with what I've got.**

 

Cheers

 

 

 

Andrew


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  Reply # 1889478 25-Oct-2017 18:19
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MTU settings? Any QoS controls?




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  Reply # 1889482 25-Oct-2017 18:27
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Nothing on the Edgerouter, and the settings for the Airports are very limited (the way Apple likes it).

 

Could it be NAT settings in the Airport?

 

Might have a play when I get the Macbook back off the kids! wink

 

Kind of hard to configure an airport from Linux.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1889489 25-Oct-2017 18:53
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Andyvanman:

 

Nothing on the Edgerouter, and the settings for the Airports are very limited (the way Apple likes it).

 

Could it be NAT settings in the Airport?

 

Might have a play when I get the Macbook back off the kids! wink

 

Kind of hard to configure an airport from Linux.

 

 

Scratch that, no NAT settings in the airport utility....... 


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  Reply # 1889490 25-Oct-2017 18:54
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Andrew

 

 

 

Wifi kit deteriorates from day 1, like all electrical equipment. I have an extreme v4 which is now 7 years old and its wifi is just OK, whereas it rocketed fresh out of the box.

 

 

 

Restarting everything can help, but to be honest it's probably done its dash.





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  Reply # 1889491 25-Oct-2017 18:57
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Andrew

 

 

 

Wifi kit deteriorates from day 1, like all electrical equipment. I have an extreme v4 which is now 7 years old and its wifi is just OK, whereas it rocketed fresh out of the box.

 

 

 

Restarting everything can help, but to be honest it's probably done its dash.

 

 

 

 

Would that affect wired connections to the ethernet ports on the Airport too??


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  Reply # 1889513 25-Oct-2017 20:03
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My Extreme gives me line speed at the old house 200/20 and AC works well as does 2.4. At 100 here and line speed also. Its bridged now from garage HG659b with 12 ports in the house, so down to 95 on speedtest. I assume due to the physical network here. We have stairs, not quite in LOS and its all great. Must be some other issue?


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  Reply # 1889517 25-Oct-2017 20:23
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Should have used mikrotik ... jokes

Have you tried another cable to the airport?



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  Reply # 1889552 25-Oct-2017 21:02
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MadEngineer: Should have used mikrotik ... jokes

Have you tried another cable to the airport?

 

Yes, tried changing cable, even tried changing Airports, didn't help.

 

I'll try using something else as an AP and see what sort of speeds I get.


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  Reply # 1889612 25-Oct-2017 22:01
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Can you test the airports at another location?




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  Reply # 1889636 26-Oct-2017 00:40
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I have 1000/500 with three AirPort Exterme’s - get average 260/360 over wifi. The APE is definitely the bottleneck in my network due to the limited LAN-WAN throughput on them. Have a Mikrotek between them and the ONT to do the tagging.

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  Reply # 1889651 26-Oct-2017 07:14
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I use the latest gen APEs and easily get line rates (well 950/450), on the built in LAN ports (bridge only, not router mode). In wireless I only have -2x2 clients but have achieved 600+ / 400+, on 5.8 GHz. Yes whilst these are now relatively old devices they are capable of saturating the line in bridging confitg.

I did have some issues with a patch cable that would only allow the APE to sync at 1000/Half-Duplex, swapping that out fixed that. The only place I could duplex/speed info was in the iOS App.




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  Reply # 1890990 26-Oct-2017 20:21
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Got 80/80 on a speedtest just now, so the problem seems to have gone away.

 

The only thing I did was set the speeds of all the radios in my WISP to Auto, rather than forcing them to high speeds. (read somewhere that the Ubiquiti gear performs best when it controls the speeds)

 

Not sue why that would impact on download speeds through the Airports but not when wired directly into the Ubiquiti POE but there you go.

 

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I appreciate it. 

 

Cheers


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