For those that have not upgraded firmware yet, wanted to report my success story.
1.68 mile link using 2x40 in DFS. Was running 1.2.3 and upgraded to 1.3 I use PRTG to monitor both ping times and SNMP data of both sides of the link. Without changing anything other than firmware:
- Ping times across the link went from 11ms prior to upgrade to 3ms after upgrade
- PHY Tx/Rx went from 540/640 Mbps to 720/790 Mbps (as seen from AP)
- SNR is finally reported (I was in the distance bug of the old firmware)
- MCS went from 7 tx / 8 rx to 8 tx / 9 rx (as seen from AP)
So far, so good! Really nice to get the latency down. I am manual frequency, auto gender and 4ms TDMA window.
Only odd thing, and I had this in 1.2.3 as well. It reports to me that it would use 5190 as the auto frequency. That is possibly the worst frequency it could use. For one, my Cambium AP is on that exact channel and there is a ton of clean air in the DFS channels. It only wants to use either 1x80 or 2x40 in channels outside of DFS and those all are being used and have very high signals in the spectrum analyzer.