I have an ASUS RT-AX88U AX6000 with Merlin Firmware, and I'm wondering what wireless settings would reduce latency?
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what's the ping to your destination from your wireless device? does it improve if you use a wired connection? Are you running spdMerlin to monitor ping and jitter from your router to your ISP or a server you connect to regularly (google, steam...)?I have an ASUS RT-AX88U AX6000 with Merlin Firmware, and I'm wondering what wireless settings would reduce latency?
what's the ping to your destination from your wireless device? does it improve if you use a wired connection? Are you running spdMerlin to monitor ping and jitter from your router to your ISP or a server you connect to regularly (google, steam...)?
my router pings my ISP's servers every 10 mins or so, and that varies from upper 6ms ping+jitter to ~15ms (avg <8ms) on a FTTN DSL connection with native IPv6, but I can't tell you how many miles of fibre-optic cabling is between here and there even if I'm only 30ish miles as the crow flies from the datacenter.
distance from router and barriers between router/client would add latency. remove them by adding a copper connection - much less frustrating ultimately than endlessly tweaking and testing.
best would be to have a direct connection with the other computer you're communicating with, but those direct connections are a little expensive unless it's only to the next room. IPv6 might help cut a few nanoseconds off the ping if the other end is using it too, but unless you can choose servers for the fewest hops (either v4 or v6), it pretty much is what it is.
Another thing to have a look at is SQM/QoS - if your ISP has it enabled on their gateway/modem, it might be to help keep their network limping along smoothly for them. You can probably bridge their equipment, use your router to "sign in" to your ISP and use your own QoS to try to eliminate bufferbloat and packet loss, which may "speed up" your internet feel - buffering (like NAT) induces a slight (or sometimes significant) latency that can interfere with "real time/live action" internet activities.
so, while its a lot to look into and get familiar with and possibly change, I hope this helps. remember - you asked ;p lol
You can do plenty with that amount of bandwidth.so much you can do with 1Ghz,
You can do plenty with that amount of bandwidth.
My Cell Phone will do 600-700mbps with 100mhz that's shared with tons of users off the same cell.
Cable being async / muxed does fine as well with D3.1, of course it would be nice if D4/FDX were deployed to enable higher speeds and sync bandwidth but, of course they like to drag their feet and keep milking customers at slower speeds. If people realized much faster speeds were available in other countries at 75-80% less per month they would revolt against ISP's.
Which for practical purposes is just fine. Expecting/measuring sub 1 ms latency on an ISP connection or even a home network is not realistic.
600 to 700M on your phone, you definitely aren't sharing that cell with tons of other users
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I would find it hard to think there aren't a ton of users in a city of ~2.5M. It did kind of surprise me though it was that high after testing some other providers / plans / sim's in the same area with wide variations in speeds. This is using Tello (MVNO) but all of he TMO MVNO's are testing with these sorts of speeds / network stats. VZW on the other hand fell flat which is funny because i can literally see the node on the pole across the street.
VZW on the other hand fell flat which is funny because i can literally see the node on the pole across the street.
For wired speedtests it's Comcast for me. I can hit wireline for gig speeds with VPN enabled.tried other speedtest servers?
Everyone knocks cable but, FIOS / telco implementations have their drawbacks as well with passive aggregators in the path that introduce more delays.FiOS being shared with some neighbors, I wonder how much of that is contention with my neighbors and how much is congestion out on the net. Don't suppose there's any good way to tell.
I beg to differ --- I find ping to be really useful for debugging/optimizing a home network. I agree that pinging random servers out on the net isn't going to give you much beyond a basic connectivity check. But there's nothing you can do about conditions out on the net anyway. What you can do something about is your home net, and logging ping results over time can give you a lot of insight into that.What I'm saying is you need something that is consistent and ping just isn't these days.
Working for an ISP back in the day and troubleshooting customers the worst connections were ViaSat @ 2000-5000ms pings from our backbone to the customer. Making changes on those devices was painful waiting for the text to catch up to the screen. Scripting things out in notepad and pasting them into the buffer made more sense.It's the fraction of dropped or very slow pings that matters.
Curious if you tried other speedtest servers? Something I found out real quick after I got gigabit FiOS is that Verizon underprovisions their speedtest servers, or at least the one nearest to me is. I can semi-reliably get ethernet wire speed (930+Mbps) both up and down to the Comcast speedtest server across town, but Verizon's theoretically-closer server usually reads a very sad fraction of that. In any case, the results vary by time of day and so on, so there are bottlenecks in between. Reading @drinkingbird's point upthread about FiOS being shared with some neighbors, I wonder how much of that is contention with my neighbors and how much is congestion out on the net. Don't suppose there's any good way to tell.
The beam splitters/combiners (passive aggregators) don't introduce any latency, it is the TDM (time division multiplexing) where each user on the shared fiber gets a time slot and has to wait their turn to send each packet. This only impacts upload for the most part but since every TCP connection is 2-way, it impacts your latency. As long as you don't have a ton of other people sharing your fiber it is usually a negligible difference.Everyone knocks cable but, FIOS / telco implementations have their drawbacks as well with passive aggregators in the path that introduce more delays.
PON or P2P? The factors you need to consider when choosing the best architecture for your FTTP implementation.www.ppc-online.com
It comes down to how VZ laid the fiber and how much total BW is being fed to each "hub" and then split off into the nodes in a neighborhood.
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