Post Your Wireless NAS Speeds!

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What speeds are you getting with your NAS via WiFi

  1. Less than 1 MB/s

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  2. 1-10 MB/s

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    12.5%
  3. 11-25 MB/s

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    25.0%
  4. 25-50 MB/s

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    12.5%
  5. 50-100 MB/s

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    37.5%
  6. +100 MB/s

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    12.5%
  1. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502

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    What speeds are people getting via wireless ? I'm getting 15 MB/s Up and Down over AC with USB 2 being the bottleneck.

    Remember this is MegaBytes per second, not Megabits.
     
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    In my experience, drives attached via USB 2.0 typically gives me about 35-40MB/s. Therefore, I don't think that's your bottleneck.
     
  3. MRxROBOT thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My Link speed fluctuates between 877 and 1300 Megabits per second depending on how many devices are on the network.

    It's probably the firmware, I'm not using a proper NAS just the EA6900 via DD-WRT.

    Thoughts?
     
  4. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    I have no experience with DD-WRT and don't know how efficient its NAS functionality is. Sorry.
     
  5. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    I just copied a 5GB file to my NAS via 802.11n @ 5GHz and my speeds were about 14-18MB/s.

    On 1GbE, I get about 110MB/s for reads and writes.

    On 10GbE, I get up to 300MB/s writes. The bottleneck here are the drives I use in my NAS. Read speeds are about 800MB/s.
     
  6. hwojtek, Apr 22, 2016
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    Hard disk connected via USB2? Real-life speeds of this interface are topping at around 30 MB/s. Factor in the CPU of the router and 20 MB/s should be considered a success. Your firmware has nothing to do with it. Hook up a proper NAS via gigabit ethernet and you'll see real improvement.
     
  7. MRxROBOT, Apr 22, 2016
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    OK so you were just posting max attainable USB 2 speeds prior (35-40MB/s) and are in fact reaching 14-18MB/s over WiFi. So that puts my wireless speeds right in line with yours. This little router is really impressing me now.

    I'm really 'green' when it comes to NAS so I had unrealistic expectations when I began this little project.

    I've overclocked the CPU and am now getting spikes up to 21MB/s leveling off to about 18 MB/s for large transfers over Wireless AC VHT80. As you said I think this setup is a success given the fact I'm using a consumer level router and USB 2.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 22, 2016 ---
    Now if I can only manage to get the USB 3.0 port to work :D
     
  8. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    My bottleneck is the wifi connection. I would suspect that yours is also.
     
  9. MRxROBOT thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think my bottleneck is USB 2 (granted I'm very new to this) as connecting via Gigabit ethernet is not giving much in the way of improvement.
     
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    I thought I mentioned that here, turns out it was in the other thread. So you weren't getting the whole story. My speeds are maxing out at 23 MB/s connected via Thunderbolt to CAT5e.

    My router has a USB 3 port, it just doesn't function under my current setup:(. If I can get that sorted hopefully it'll supercharge things :cool:.
     
  11. MRxROBOT thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Who is getting over a 100 MB/s over wireless!?
     
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  13. MRxROBOT, Apr 24, 2016
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    I've installed and worked with more platforms on the router including the likes of Tomato, Asuswrt-Merlin, Linksys Connect, and of course DD-WRT. Openwrt is not an option as it doesn't fully support this Broadcom/ARM chipset. The USB 2 port was definitely the limiting factor in the NAS transfer speeds. I reached the highest USB 3 transfer speeds with Asuswrt-Merlin at 42 MB/s write and 65MB/s Read! The Asuswrt platform seems to be working best because the Linksys EA6900 and the Asus AC68U share the same hardware.


    --- Post Merged, Apr 25, 2016 ---
    ^^ see post #1 ;)
     

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