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wifi configuration



  • I live in a house, the router is about 4 or 5 meters from the Pi, there`s a wall in between but there are open spaces in betwenn.

    I`m using the speedtest app in my cell phone, the same the ARES wizard uses to test the connection.

    When connected the Pi I measure the speed and is still in 9 mbps. And the pi shows nothing. I don't want to think that there are issues with th pi's antenna...



  • @cmdima Funny you mention this. Last week my old modem got fried, had no problems with this model. Got a different model from my ISP and Kodi is almost unusable. For example if i use Youtube on 720p i see the buffering icon more than the actual video.

    Mobile phone everything works fine (9.1 Mbits/s). Just tested my pi with speedtest-cli and got a whooping download speed of 0.11 Mbits/s(!). Even the upload speed was 0.91 Mbits/s.

    Gonna dive further into this as i'm quite sure this has to do with my new modem.

    Edit: second test gave me 0.05 down and 1.32 up.



  • It's definitely not a hardware issue with the Pi. Just tested mine using speedtest-cli and I get:

    Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
    Testing from BT (86.xxx.xxx.xxx)...
    Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
    Selecting best server based on ping...
    Hosted by Wi-Manx Limited (Douglas) [104.73 km]: 41.776 ms
    Testing download speed................................................................................
    Download: 64.73 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed....................................................................................................
    Upload: 17.83 Mbit/s
    

    Have you set your WiFi country properly?
    Maybe try changing channels on your router.



  • @jonnykesh Thanks for confirming. What i tried so far.

    • Disable power management on pi
    • Set WiFi country on pi
    • Disable QoS and WMM
    • Changed 802.11 modes
    • Changed channels

    None gave any improvement.



  • @shadowron can you run speedtest-cli and paste what it says?



  • here is mine

    pi@pibox:~/scripts $ speedtest-cli
    Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
    Testing from Comcast Cable (xx.xxx.xx.xxx)...
    Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
    Selecting best server based on ping...
    Hosted by Sprint (St. Paul, MN) [41.34 km]: 63.78 ms
    Testing download speed................................................................................
    Download: 20.79 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed.....................................................................................
    Upload: 12.36 Mbit/s
    pi@pibox:~/scripts $ speedtest-cli
    Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
    Testing from Comcast Cable (xx.xxx.xx.xxx)...
    Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
    Selecting best server based on ping...
    Hosted by CenturyLink (Saint Paul, MN) [41.93 km]: 61.278 ms
    Testing download speed................................................................................
    Download: 37.64 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed....................................................................................................
    

    My actual speed is 200 Mps down 13 Up

    But as you can see where it pings makes a huge difference



  • @drakaen391 I did release the entire DHCP table and the speedtests seem a bit better now. Most of time 5 Mbits/s down and 1 up. Seen one run that gave 0.2Mbits/s down on 7 or 8 tries. Kodi still as slow as before, unable to stream 720p. But don't mind, i will get another modem tomorrow. My previous one never gave any issues.



  • @shadowron said in wifi configuration:

    bile phone everything works fin

    @Shadowron the same thing that happens to me, and if you connect the ethernet cable you have the whole speed.

    Now that you mention my internet provider sent me a new modem time ago. I'll run the speedtest-cli and paste the image and check the modem country configuration.



  • @cmdima What brand of modem do you have? Maybe it's brand specific? I have a ZyXEL.



  • A little update about this situation.

    I've contacted my ISP and i can't seem to switch out the modem. They sent me some firmware updates, which also didn't help. The solution they offered me was, buying an external WiFi adapter or hookup a router to the modem. Both options are out of the question for me.

    But now something I can't put my head around. As said previously most of times i get speed under 1 Mbit/s, but as soon I transfer files over to the pi by SFTP i get much better speeds (atleast 5 Mbit/s stable). This proves there is nothing wrong with the signal or antenna in my case.



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