**NOTE: This isnt a guide, sry i should have named it something differnet, if theres an admin then go ahead and change it to more of a question so people done view this expecting a guide.
Recently we got wireless internet, we live out in a very rural area and it was the only option other then dialup internet.
http://simplysurf.net/ is the service, it is a small canadian company and probly means nothing but w/e ill post it anyway.
Anyways, im not fully complaining or having any huge problems with it.
They said we would have about a 1.5mb connection.
There are some problems, which may be natural with this technology, but im looking for any ways to optomize it for best performance.
So some info:
Wireless Router = Airlink 101 AR410W Wireless Router
Wireless PCI Card = Airlink wireless SuperG PCI Adapter
The way the net works is it connetcs through and access point modem via a directional antenna, LANs with a wire to the wireless router which broadcasts it over the house.
I am about 2 rooms away and do not have line of site of the router. We also have a computer downstairs which is obviously not in los.
Im curious as to some settings offered by the modem.
*I have updated both firmware for the router and drivers for the pci card
Now some settings i want to ask about:
Best Encryption? WPA/WPA2/Ect?None??
- We dont really have a problem with security as we are in a rural area so thats not to much of a concern, so what is the best encryption?? Basically Speed > Security.
Ok now to some router settings.
Super G Mode ? (Turbo)
- Disabled/SuperG but no Turbo/SuperG Turbo? Note i do have matching router and pci card. Turning Turbo on limits chanel to 6 only.
Extended Range Mode: Enabled/Disabled?
Beacon Interval : 100
RTS Threshold : 2346
Fragmentation Threshold : 2346
DTIM Interval : 1
TX Rates (MBps) : Auto
11g only mode : Disabled
Antenna transmit power : full
All are on default, should i change any??
Enable NAT? it is by default
Receive: disabled/Rip1/rip2 .. it is disabled now.
Now for any other tips or tweeks?
I ran the TCP/IP Analyser and this is what I got:
TCP options string = 020405b40103030001010402
MTU = 1500
MTU is fully optimized for broadband.
MSS = 1460
Maximum useful data in each packet = 1460, which equals MSS.
Default TCP Receive Window (RWIN) = 7300
RWIN Scaling (RFC1323) = 0 bits
Unscaled TCP Receive Window = 7300
RWIN seems to be set to a very small number. If you're on a broadband connection, consider using a larger value.
RWIN is a multiple of MSS
Other RWIN values that might work well with your current MTU/MSS:
513920 (MSS x 44 * scale factor of 8)
256960 (MSS x 44 * scale factor of 4)
128480 (MSS x 44 * scale factor of 2)
64240 (MSS x 44)
bandwidth * delay product (Note this is not a speed test):
Your TCP Window limits you to: 292 kbps (36.5 KBytes/s) @ 200ms
Your TCP Window limits you to: 116.8 kbps (14.6 KBytes/s) @ 500ms
Consider increasing your RWIN value to optimize TCP/IP for broadband.
MTU Discovery (RFC1191) = ON
Time to live left = 47 hops
TTL value is ok.
Timestamps (RFC1323) = OFF
Selective Acknowledgements (RFC2018) = ON
IP type of service field (RFC1349) = 00000000 (0)
One of the main problems or concers with this internet is a slowness in browsing and browser download. When downloading files with DAP, if it splits it up into 5 or so sources i can get close to my max speeds at like 150 or and even goes up to 200 on good servers. When downloading through the browser i get speeds that average 20-40. When doing a dsl report test i only get like 10/s. Any way to fix this? or is this normal?
dslreports.com speed test result on 2006-08-23 23:51:45 EST:
158 / 37
Your download speed : 158 kbps or 19.7 KB/sec.
Your upload speed : 37 kbps or 4.7 KB/sec.
I know this is alot of information, but maybe its better i give it all then you guys asking for me to post stuff .
So thanks for any info.