[HamWAN PSDR] HamWAN PSDR Internet performance
me at bartk.us
Mon Apr 4 13:59:59 PDT 2016
This answer lacks a resolution for David's problem. Let us come back to
you with a better response.
On 4/4/2016 1:53 PM, Tom Hayward wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 1:01 PM, David Giuliani <David at giuliani.org
> <mailto:David at giuliani.org>> wrote:
> Hi - I’m new to the PSDR, and could use some help getting my
> HamWAN connection going. I installed a Poynting + Mikrotik Router
> Board system on my roof, and configured using the Wiki, no
> problems. I’m getting strong signals between my QTH at north
> Mercer Island and the Capitol Park station:
> Connected to ess, CapitolPark-S2/AE7SJ
> Signal: -68dBm
> SNR 51dB
> Tx: 16.2Mbps, 96% ccq, 16.2Mbps
> Rx: 16.2Mbps, 96% ccq, 16.2Mbps
> However, I get sporadic Internet performance, measured using
> Speedtest.net <http://speedtest.net>. Here are a few readings this
> *ping down up*
> 21ms 3.9 2.8
> 35ms <0.1 stopped
> 77ms 0.27 0.46
> 42ms 2.0 0.1
> I did check my cabling between the radio and the computer by
> substitution - no change.
> Two things:
> 1. Anybody have any suggestions? What data rate are others of you
> 2. Is there a place to go to get help on subjects like this?
> Hi David,
> Nice to see you have had some success with HamWAN! -68 dBm is a great
> signal strength and I'm sure many others here envy your clear
> line-of-sight to a HamWAN site.
> I took a look at this and the slow hop between you and the Internet is
> between our Capitol Park and Queen Anne sites. That link is
> sub-optimal because it's connected off the sidelobe of a dish that is
> pointed at the SnoDEM site. It's enough to work, but as you've found
> it's not the fastest. There's nothing you can do about it.
> The way I investigated this is by doing speed tests to each of the
> hops in your path. You can find the path like this (from your modem):
> /tool traceroute use-dns=yes 184.108.40.206
> (220.127.116.11 is Google public DNS servers. It's likely to always be up.
> Feel free to use any other target depending on the nature of your test.)
> To run a speed test (this should work to all HamWAN routers--let me
> know if it doesn't):
> /tool bandwidth-test protocol=tcp CapitolPark-S2.hamwan.net
> This will test speed between your modem and CapitolPark-S2.hamwan.net
> <http://CapitolPark-S2.hamwan.net>. You can test the other direction
> by adding direction=transmit to the command.
> This is a perfect forum to ask questions like this.
> Tom KD7LXL
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