[RT-AX88U] Running iperf/iperf3 on asuswrt-merlin

Shivang

New Around Here
I SSHed into the router but I cannot find the iperf/iperf3 binary included. I did a little digging and most threads just say that it is included in most dd-wrt builds. Is there a way I can get iperf on the router.

Also, there doesn't seem to be a package manager I can use to download it. I tried ipkg/opkg.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
asuswrt-merlin and dd-wrt are totally different firmwares.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
You need to setup Entware.

Code:
entware-setup.sh
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
I SSHed into the router but I cannot find the iperf/iperf3 binary included. I did a little digging and most threads just say that it is included in most dd-wrt builds. Is there a way I can get iperf on the router.

Also, there doesn't seem to be a package manager I can use to download it. I tried ipkg/opkg.

Any help would be appreciated.
I would suggest you follow the amtm Step-by-Step guide to get a properly formatted drive and a swap file and then get Entware installed.

amtm Step-by-Step https://www.snbforums.com/threads/amtm-step-by-step-install-guide-l-ld.56237/#post-483421
 

Shivang

New Around Here
Thanks I got iperf3 running. :)

For those interested:
I am testing with a Galaxy S10 (which supports 11ax) and I can get up to 875Mbps throughput.
@RMerlin I saw a post where you reported similar speeds with the P30 which only supports 11ac. So I guess 11ax doesn't help as much (at least with a single client).

Anyways, any other ax clients out there that anyone knows of? I just know about the S10 for now. Otherwise, I am thinking of configuring 1 AX88U as a client and running an iperf from one AP to another (maybe more antennas there will help breach the gigabit speed barrier).
 
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RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Right, 801.11ax is primarily about efficiency and capacity rather than throughput.

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thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
11ax provides no link rate advantage over 11ac.
 

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