[Soekris] net4521 and 802.11a performance
mloftis at wgops.com
Tue Dec 13 19:44:36 UTC 2005
--On December 13, 2005 12:43:52 PM +0100 Aaron Kaplan <aaron at lo-res.org>
>> What operating system are you using?
> hi David,
> tested under freebsd and openbsd
> AFAIK the freebsd drivers are the best at the moment for the soekris.
> AFAIK2: linux also shows the same speed limits. It is just simply the
> soekris HW itself which maxes out at these speeds.
> please correct me if i am wrong, I would be really happy if somebody can
> show me how to make things as fast as 108 mbit/sec on a soekris.
It's a 133MHz 486 class system....it's not going to go really much faster
than what you people are seeing, not the 45xx series. Maybe if you turned
on the Linux DMA to DMA drivers (unfiltered bridging type mode) but if
you're doing anything with the packets heh, you're severely short of being
able to handle 108mbit on a CISC/x86 system. Probably 42mbit to 50
something mbit is all you can expect from these....that said as has been
mentioned the theoretical limits of these cards are closer to that anyway.
The Linux driver probably stinks right now, maybe it isnt' setting the card
up for the 108meg 'turbo' mode.
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