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Occasional Contributor II

RAP109 IPSec wireless throughput faster than wired?

Does this make sense?

I have a RAP109 and when a laptop is connected via wireless and speedtest.net is run, I get a 60/20 Mbps down/up speed.  When the laptop is conencted via ethernet, I get 22/17 Mbps.

 

I thought the RAP109 IPSec throughput was limited to 20 Mbps because it lacked dedicated crypto hardware (unlike the RAP5 and RAP155).

 

Any explanations?

Re: RAP109 IPSec wireless throughput faster than wired?

Is the SSID bridged or tunneled?
ACDX #419 | ACMP |
Occasional Contributor II

Re: RAP109 IPSec wireless throughput faster than wired?

Will ask our network engineers... 

 

I guess bridged mode would be faster than tunneled, but it seems a pretty dramatic difference.

 

Thanks for the response.

Re: RAP109 IPSec wireless throughput faster than wired?

Yep. Bridged would cause the speed to depend on the local internet connection for speed test.net. Most likely the wired is tunneled.
ACDX #419 | ACMP |
Occasional Contributor II

Re: RAP109 IPSec wireless throughput faster than wired?

Thanks!  That would explain it. 

Re: RAP109 IPSec wireless throughput faster than wired?

I also just thought to myself if it also could be split tunneled if you have access to corporate resources which would still give the same effect as corporate resources would be tunneled back and local internet traffic would be bridged.
ACDX #419 | ACMP |
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Re: RAP109 IPSec wireless throughput faster than wired?

Seems like running a Split Tunnel would be advantageous to conserve bandwidth?  Non-corporate traffic that doesn't require encryption goes through the normal gateway, while corporate traffic requiring encryption goes through the controller... Will ask my network guys why all the RAP's aren't configured that way.

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