Greg Helledy on 26 Sep 2017 11:25:21 -0700

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[PLUG] odd wifi performance

I have the miniature PC I posted about last week set up with PFSense as recommended here. I have a lot to learn about how it works, but everything is good so far except for wifi performance. It is running with 802.11g, and standing near the device, using my phone as a primitive signal meter, I get a signal strength of "very strong" and a link speed of 54 Mbps. Two rooms away, where the TV and Amazon Fire Stick are located, I get a signal strength of "good", but a link speed of only 12 Mbps. Does it seem odd that speed drops off that quickly if the signal is still "good"?

I haven't tested what speed the Tomato router delivers at the TV, but it's clear that this new device is producing a weaker signal than the old one. The wireless card is an AzureWave AW-NU706H, which is apparently an ok unit, but the supplied antennas have no markings on it possible that these antennas are junk and replacing them would make a big improvement? Anyone have any recommendations for replacement antennas?
Greg Helledy
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