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RAP109 IPSec wireless throughput faster than wired?

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  • 1.  RAP109 IPSec wireless throughput faster than wired?

    Posted Oct 18, 2014 10:48 PM

    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?



  • 2.  RE: RAP109 IPSec wireless throughput faster than wired?

    Posted Oct 19, 2014 12:41 AM
    Is the SSID bridged or tunneled?


  • 3.  RE: RAP109 IPSec wireless throughput faster than wired?

    Posted Oct 19, 2014 01:30 AM

    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.



  • 4.  RE: RAP109 IPSec wireless throughput faster than wired?
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    Posted Oct 19, 2014 01:44 AM
    Yep. Bridged would cause the speed to depend on the local internet connection for speed test.net. Most likely the wired is tunneled.


  • 5.  RE: RAP109 IPSec wireless throughput faster than wired?

    Posted Oct 19, 2014 01:49 AM

    Thanks!  That would explain it. 



  • 6.  RE: RAP109 IPSec wireless throughput faster than wired?

    Posted Oct 19, 2014 01:53 AM
    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.


  • 7.  RE: RAP109 IPSec wireless throughput faster than wired?

    Posted Oct 19, 2014 02:08 AM

    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.