Cisco Wireless Bridge Speed
Posted on 2013-10-24
I am having an issue with a wireless bridge I have setup were I am getting higher data rates on one segment (with the greater distance) than on the smaller segment. The bridge consists of 4 Cisco Aironet 1300 units composing two segments with a simple Netgear ProSafe GS105 switch between them.
Segment 1: Internet <-ethernet-> Cisco1300(A) <-wireless-> Cisco1300(B)
Segment 2: Cisco1300(C) <-wireless-> Cisco1300(D) <-ethernet-> Computer
Both segments have clean line of sight. Segment 1 is about 2/3 of a mile. Segment 2 is about 500 yards.
If I plug my laptop into the switch between the segments I get ~9Mb/s connectivity. However, if I plug into the switch at the end of segment 2 I only get ~2Mb/s. Best I can tell all the 1300s are configured the same, but the interface has a lot of settings and I could easily be missing something. :-) Any ideas?