At this point we have 10 Clients connected. Our packages range from 5 - 20 Mbit on these, but average out at 10Mbit with these 10 clients.
I am seeing around 15Mbit on average and peaking around 25Mbit in the evening.
All 10 clients are 2 Miles or less, I dont plan on putting any client on past 2 miles (If I can help it!).
At 2 Miles, I am seeing -67 which does hurt performance a little. The packet error rate is higher on that 2 Mile client.
Can it do 5 miles (8 km)? I would think so, but I don’t plan on doing that. Try to keep your signals at a minimum of -60 or so…
Seeing about 12% Total Utilization, and 3% of that labeled “Interference”. My guess is since we are in WIFI mode with hidden nodes if two CPE’s talk at the same time it sees it as interference… that my guess.
My plan is to take it to 20 Clients in WIFI mode, I bet the avg data will be around 45Mbit at peak times.
Can it do 80-100Mbit? Sure! I can speed test 94Mbit of each client (max for the Ethernet port). On a 40Mhz channel.
It all comes down to the signal out at those distances.
Put up the A5, set the SSID to the same as your current (put all 3 SSID’s into the A5) with the correct password.
Power off the 3 current sectors and power on the A5. Let all the clients reconnect (if they are able to). You will only see the MAC address of the CPE, so make sure you have a list and can find the ones that do not connect.