Issue: Wireless throughput with OEM firmware is below my expectations. Will OpenWrt give me better wireless throughput than with OEM firmware?
Explanation: Whereas throughput on Ethernet-connection could depend on limited CPU power alone, the throughput on a 802.11-connection depends on many more parameters.
Please read datagram.structures to make sure, we all talk about the same things. Thank you
|When you measure the throughput of an action (the copy of a file), what exactly are you measuring? The throughput of the payload, or the throughput of payload + overhead? For Ethernet the difference can be small, but for DSL-PPPoE or 802.11 the difference is bigger. So it's always good to know, what actually you are measuring. A good manual will tell you what a software is precisely doing.|
Whether an OEM firmware gives you better throughput then OpenWrt is a matter of SOFTWARE (since both run on the same hardware…). So ask yourself, what Operating System is used for the OEM firmware. Probably some sort of GNU/Linux. In Linux, drivers are part of Kernel. In OpenWrt we use quite new Kernel with even newer wireless drivers. So it IS possible, that OEM firmware gives you better throughput, but since both, OEM and OpenWrt, use Linux kernel and Linux drivers, well, …