On Wed, 2016-10-12 at 23:08 +0200, Arend Van Spriel wrote:
> Op 12 okt. 2016 21:30 schreef "Jörg Krause" <joerg.kra...@embedded.ro
> cks>:
> > 
> > On Mi, 2016-10-12 at 21:08 +0200, Arend van Spriel wrote:
> > 
> > [snip]
> > 
> > > On 12-10-16 16:27, Jörg Krause wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > It is running the iperf server. It is running in station mode
> > > > as
> > > > well
> > > > as in AP mode, depending on the use case. The wireshark dump
> > > > was
> > > > taken
> > > > when the bcm43362 is operating in AP mode.
> > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > What specs does the ARM on your custom board have?
> > > > 
> > > > Which specs do you mean?
> > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > The trace shows that it does not do
> > > > > aggregation. What it does not show is whether A-MPDU was
> > > > > setup,
> > > > > ie.
> > > > > ADDBA message exchange. So could you create a similar capture
> > > > > including
> > > > > connection setup, ie. AUTH/ASSOC, etc.
> > > > 
> > > > Yes, I can do that. Note, that I am using wpa_supplicant 2.5
> > > > for AP
> > > > mode operation (not hostapd).
> > > 
> > > ok. unchartered territory for me. In the beacon frame I see
> > > 
> > > .... ..01 = Maximum Rx A-MPDU Length: 0x1 (16383[Bytes])
> > > ...1 10.. = MPDU Density: 8 [usec] (0x6)
> > > 
> > > In the trace it is only ~1500 bytes so no A-MPDU.
> > 
> > The issue is not only valid for operating the BCM43362 in AP mode,
> > but
> > also in station mode. The TCP throughput is the same for both
> > modes.
> > 
> > > What device is in the notebook?
> > 
> > It is a Broadcom 43225. However, the low TCP throughput is not
> > specific
> > to this device but with all kind of devices including Smartphones,
> > Notebooks, PCs running the iperf client.
> > 
> > > Can you use 'iw list' there to obtain info.
> > 
> >     $ iw list
> >     Wiphy phy0
> >             max # scan SSIDs: 4
> >             max scan IEs length: 2257 bytes
> >             max # sched scan SSIDs: 0
> >             max # match sets: 0
> >             max # scan plans: 1
> >             max scan plan interval: -1
> >             max scan plan iterations: 0
> >             Retry short limit: 7
> >             Retry long limit: 4
> >             Coverage class: 0 (up to 0m)
> >             Device supports RSN-IBSS.
> >             Supported Ciphers:
> >                     * WEP40 (00-0f-ac:1)
> >                     * WEP104 (00-0f-ac:5)
> >                     * TKIP (00-0f-ac:2)
> >                     * CCMP (00-0f-ac:4)
> >                     * 00-0f-ac:10
> >                     * GCMP (00-0f-ac:8)
> >                     * 00-0f-ac:9
> >             Available Antennas: TX 0 RX 0
> >             Supported interface modes:
> >                      * IBSS
> >                      * managed
> >                      * AP
> >                      * AP/VLAN
> >                      * monitor
> >             Band 1:
> >                     Capabilities: 0x70
> >                             HT20
> >                             Static SM Power Save
> >                             RX Greenfield
> >                             RX HT20 SGI
> >                             RX HT40 SGI
> >                             No RX STBC
> >                             Max AMSDU length: 3839 bytes
> >                             No DSSS/CCK HT40
> >                     Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent:
> > 0x003)
> >                     Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 8 usec (0x06)
> >                     HT Max RX data rate: 500 Mbps
> >                     HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-15
> >                     Bitrates (non-HT):
> >                             * 1.0 Mbps
> >                             * 2.0 Mbps (short preamble supported)
> >                             * 5.5 Mbps (short preamble supported)
> >                             * 11.0 Mbps (short preamble supported)
> >                             * 6.0 Mbps
> >                             * 9.0 Mbps
> >                             * 12.0 Mbps
> >                             * 18.0 Mbps
> >                             * 24.0 Mbps
> >                             * 36.0 Mbps
> >                             * 48.0 Mbps
> >                             * 54.0 Mbps
> >                     Frequencies:
> >                             * 2412 MHz [1] (19.0 dBm)
> >                             * 2417 MHz [2] (19.0 dBm)
> >                             * 2422 MHz [3] (19.0 dBm)
> >                             * 2427 MHz [4] (19.0 dBm)
> >                             * 2432 MHz [5] (19.0 dBm)
> >                             * 2437 MHz [6] (19.0 dBm)
> >                             * 2442 MHz [7] (19.0 dBm)
> >                             * 2447 MHz [8] (19.0 dBm)
> >                             * 2452 MHz [9] (19.0 dBm)
> >                             * 2457 MHz [10] (19.0 dBm)
> >                             * 2462 MHz [11] (19.0 dBm)
> >                             * 2467 MHz [12] (19.0 dBm) (no IR)
> >                             * 2472 MHz [13] (19.0 dBm) (no IR)
> >                             * 2484 MHz [14] (disabled)
> >             Supported commands:
> >                      * new_interface
> >                      * set_interface
> >                      * new_key
> >                      * start_ap
> >                      * new_station
> >                      * new_mpath
> >                      * set_mesh_config
> >                      * set_bss
> >                      * authenticate
> >                      * associate
> >                      * deauthenticate
> >                      * disassociate
> >                      * join_ibss
> >                      * join_mesh
> >                      * set_tx_bitrate_mask
> >                      * frame
> >                      * frame_wait_cancel
> >                      * set_wiphy_netns
> >                      * set_channel
> >                      * set_wds_peer
> >                      * probe_client
> >                      * set_noack_map
> >                      * register_beacons
> >                      * start_p2p_device
> >                      * set_mcast_rate
> >                      * set_qos_map
> >                      * connect
> >                      * disconnect
> >             Supported TX frame types:
> >                      * IBSS: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60
> > 0x70 0x80
> >     0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
> >                      * managed: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60
> > 0x70
> >     0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
> >                      * AP: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70
> > 0x80
> >     0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
> >                      * AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60
> > 0x70
> >     0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
> >                      * mesh point: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50
> > 0x60 0x70
> >     0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
> >                      * P2P-client: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50
> > 0x60 0x70
> >     0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
> >                      * P2P-GO: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60
> > 0x70
> 
> 0x80
> >     0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
> >                      * P2P-device: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50
> > 0x60 0x70
> >     0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
> >             Supported RX frame types:
> >                      * IBSS: 0x40 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
> >                      * managed: 0x40 0xd0
> >                      * AP: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
> >                      * AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
> >                      * mesh point: 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
> >                      * P2P-client: 0x40 0xd0
> >                      * P2P-GO: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
> >                      * P2P-device: 0x40 0xd0
> >             software interface modes (can always be added):
> >                      * AP/VLAN
> >                      * monitor
> >             interface combinations are not supported
> >             HT Capability overrides:
> >                      * MCS: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
> >                      * maximum A-MSDU length
> >                      * supported channel width
> >                      * short GI for 40 MHz
> >                      * max A-MPDU length exponent
> >                      * min MPDU start spacing
> >             Device supports TX status socket option.
> >             Device supports HT-IBSS.
> >             Device supports SAE with AUTHENTICATE command
> >             Device supports low priority scan.
> >             Device supports scan flush.
> >             Device supports AP scan.
> >             Device supports per-vif TX power setting
> >             Driver supports a userspace MPM
> >             Device supports configuring vdev MAC-addr on create.
> > 
> > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > Just to confirm. You are using the firmware from linux-
> > > > > firmware,
> > > > > right?
> > > > 
> > > > Right.
> > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > Or are you using firmware from the wiced dev kit?
> > > > 
> > > > No. I guess you mean bcmdhd?
> > > 
> > > You referred to 20 Mbps claim on wiced dev kit page at mouser so
> > > I
> > > assumed you were using that and it includes firmware. As you
> > > confirmed
> > > using firmware from linux-firmware repo this question does not
> > > matter.
> > 
> > I see! Note, that I measured >20MB throughput on the Cubietruck,
> > which
> > is using the AP6210, but also the brcmfmac driver.
> 
> So does your custom ARM board have an Ethernet socket, ie. run iperf
> server
> on another device hooked up to the AP over Ethernet.

Yes, it does have Ethernet. I hope that I have understand you
correctly, so I run an iperf server an my PC and on my ARM board the
iperf client. Both devices are connected via Ethernet to the Router
(using a Powerline adaptor):

# iperf3 -c 192.168.178.41 -i 1 -t 10
Connecting to host 192.168.178.41, port 5201
[  4] local 192.168.178.40 port 36130 connected to 192.168.178.41 port
5201
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr  Cwnd
[  4]   0.00-1.09   sec  2.50 MBytes  19.2 Mbits/sec    0   14.1
KBytes       
[  4]   1.09-2.21   sec  2.50 MBytes  18.8 Mbits/sec    0   14.1
KBytes       
[  4]   2.21-3.30   sec  2.50 MBytes  19.2 Mbits/sec    0   14.1
KBytes       
[  4]   3.30-4.39   sec  2.50 MBytes  19.3 Mbits/sec    0   14.1
KBytes       
[  4]   4.39-5.48   sec  2.50 MBytes  19.2 Mbits/sec    0   14.1
KBytes       
[  4]   5.48-6.02   sec  1.25 MBytes  19.3 Mbits/sec    0   14.1
KBytes       
[  4]   6.02-7.11   sec  2.50 MBytes  19.3 Mbits/sec    0   14.1
KBytes       
[  4]   7.11-8.20   sec  2.50 MBytes  19.3 Mbits/sec    0   14.1
KBytes       
[  4]   8.20-9.43   sec  2.50 MBytes  17.1 Mbits/sec    0   14.1
KBytes       
[  4]   9.43-10.51  sec  2.50 MBytes  19.4 Mbits/sec    0   14.1
KBytes       
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr
[  4]   0.00-10.51  sec  23.8 MBytes  19.0
Mbits/sec    0             sender
[  4]   0.00-10.51  sec  23.8 MBytes  19.0
Mbits/sec                  receiver

iperf Done.

Best regards
Jörg Krause

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