Ruckus ZoneFlex 7341 AP Internet Speed Test

Ruckus ZoneFlex 7341 AP Internet Speed Test

This article is a continuation of the previous article that can be read here.

The device that I am trying now is the Ruckus ZoneFlex 7341 AP (Single-band, 2.4GHz, 11n), because this product has been discontinued, so there is no description that I can share, but can be searched on the internet about that.

For the topology as follows :

There are not many choices that can be changed for testing from this device.

Following are the test results from 4 devices :

Laptop Processor / RAM Wifi (Mbps) Wireless
Lokal (Mbps) Internasional (Mbps)
Download Upload Download Upload
Asus X455LJ i3 5005U / 8 GB 65 37 36 26 41
HP 240 G6 i5 7200U / 8 GB 65 39 35 32 37
Asus TP201S N3710 / 4 GB 150 7 37 6 28
HP Oppo F7 65 37 45 29 43

The following is an illustration of the test :

 

 

The conclusion is :

The results of this test are not much different from the previous TP-Link device. But the most surprising is the result for the Asus TP201S, which results are very unreasonable. Technically I don’t know that yet, even though the laptop has been restarted many times but the results are more or less the same and sometimes even worse, but if you try to use another wireless, the results are better.

 

Ruijie RG-AP720-L MACC Configuration

Ruijie RG-AP720-L MACC Configuration

The following article is a continuation of this article. Previously I thanked mas Imam from Ruijie for providing information in the comments column so that I could continue writing for Ruijie.

Alhamdulillah, I can get Ruijie again and it has been set by mas Bayu in MACC mode which is also connected to his Cloud account. Because I want to try Cloud, he must first delete the Serial Number (SN) so that later I can configure it on my Cloud account.

Here’s the guide :

  1. I immediately created a Cloud account here and the initial appearance is as follows :

  1. I select Sign up, then fill in the required data in the order, for the Get Secuity Code to be sent via email. After clicking Sign up, you will immediately log in to the Cloud Dashboard.

  1. Following the initial appearance.

  1. To add a device, select Device – Access Point, on the AP List select Add AP – Add a Device, enter the AP serial number and for Alias ​​it can be adjusted, in this case I fill in the LAB, then click OK, the result will look like the following :

 

 

  1. For the AP configuration, because it is already connected to the Cloud, it can be changed immediately as if accessing it locally, only different views. Select CONFIGURATION – WIRELESS – Basic.

  1. Select Edit on the Action tab, I will change the SSID, only radio frequency to 2.4 Ghz and wifi password.

  1. To add an SSID, click the + sign, for the frequency I set 5 Ghz to make it easier to distinguish. I can’t directly click Save, I have to fill in the login password first to the AP (to log in from the local side), the password can be compared to the previous one or made new.

  1. On the Radio tab, it is used to enable and disable the frequency used, so if there is a frequency that is turned off, the SSID that uses it will not be recognized.

  1. To view the log, select MAINTENANCE, can choose the log model that will be seen in the LOGS.

  1. There is also a feature for firmware upgrades, which when I tried it was already using the latest version.

 

 

A little more info for the indicator on Ruijie that I got from here.

If I notice there are some features that don’t seem to be on the Cloud if I access them locally or maybe there are different sentences that I don’t understand, like :

  1. Blacklist and Whitelist features.

  1. DFS feature.

  1. Port Mapping Feature.

  1. Alarm Setting.

If I check the menu, I get more, but as I mentioned above, maybe I don’t really understand the feature.

There is something strange, yes, it is a very strange, that is in Restore Factory Settings, I have local access and click Restore Factory Settings and the results are back to normal but strangely on the Cloud is still monitored Online with a fixed configuration (SSID still exists), as if nothing has changed.

I tried logging out and re-logged the results are still the same, indeed the AP is still connected to the Internet. My wireless scanning was not detected and sim salabim, suddenly the configuration changed as before (Cloud). Is this the Config Synced Status?

Curious ? I tried resetting again, this time faster than the initial one or it was not reset, it only took about 5 minutes from restart until it became solid blue, and after I logged in, it was immediately like a Cloud configuration.

I am still curious too, after I restored the third time, I installed the router to get DHCP but the Internet is disabled, and after restarting it only reaches the orange indicator and the following login page automatically shows the following image :

I tried logging out and successfully logged in with the default password, namely admin. I tried to activate the Internet again and the result was, 1 minute after connecting the indicator from the orange solid to flashing yellow then solid yellow and immediately changed again to flashing red and after 3 minutes it became solid blue.

If I Torch, the AP leads to IP 35,197,150,240, and like the results above, the AP is directly synchronized with the Cloud.

From here I can conclude that APs that have used the MACC method, as long as they are not deleted the serial number in the Cloud database will still synchronize when the local AP device is connected to the Internet.

To delete a registered AP, you can see it in the following picture :

Maybe just until here first inform me what I gave, for testing the internet speed I made in a different article that can be read here. Thanks.

 

Basic Configuration of Ruckus Zoneflex R310 AP

Basic Configuration of Ruckus Zoneflex R310 AP

This is the first Ruckus device that I tried, even though it’s not new, but there’s no harm in learning about the device. Because I do not know the login password to the device, then I just reset it and the method is quite easy, press the reset button next to the LAN port for about 5 – 10 seconds when the device is on and wait until the indicator light turns off and on again, the indication is successfully reset is only PWR and CTL lights on, because the default wireless position is disabled.

Next is the initial configuration guide :

  1. The default IP address is 192.168.0.1, but because I installed it on the router, I access it using the IP obtained from the router, which is 192.168.1.14.

  1. If it appears as shown above, click Advanced – Add Exception – Confirm Security Exception and the result will be as shown below :

  1. I just changed the Country Code to Indonesia, then click Next. Because I have a main router that has given DCHP to this AP, then I don’t change the configuration, click Next to continue.

  1. I also do not change the SSID and provide a password, it will be configured later, click Next.

  1. The password must be changed directly, while for Password Recovery I don’t checklist, click Next again.

  1. Following the results of the Review of the above process, click Finish and OK to restart the device.

 

 

Here’s the next configuration :

  1. Log in with the user and password that was set before, then click Unleash.

  1. I will not register this device, for that I choose Skip and Yes, Skip.

  1. Looks like the following picture Internet status has been connected (Connected) because indeed the main router has been connected to the Internet.

  1. I will first change the SSID that was created previously, click WiFi Networks and select Ruckus-Wireless 1 then click Edit.

  1. Because this AP has 2 frequencies, namely 2.4G and 5G, so to make it easier, I will give the name FIrfani 2.4 G which indicates operating at the 2.4G frequency as shown below. To provide a password, select WPA2 in the Encryption Method and enter the desired password, then OK.

Note: the 2.4G indicator will turn on Orange if it is active and change to Green if a device is connected.

  1. Click Create to create a new SSID, for the SSID I name FIrfani 5 G which works at a frequency of 5 Ghz.

Note: the 5G indicator will turn on Orange if it is active and change to Green if a device is connected.

  1. I will connect the 2 SSIDs from different devices. For the 5 Ghz frequency, not all devices support it, for that if the device does not find a 5G FIrfani SSID, then the device does not support it. But on the 2 devices that I tried, both of them supported the 5 Ghz frequency.

Oh yeah, the 2.4G and 5G indicator will change color to Green if there is a device connected.

 

 

  1. The following results from the wireless and client side.

  1. While there isn’t much information that I can provide on the Admin & Services menu, so I only share the appearance like this :

That is the temporary information that I can convey, for the speed test I made in a different article.

 

TP-Link TL-WR941ND Internet Speed Test

TP-Link TL-WR941ND Internet Speed Test

This article is a continuation of the previous article that can be read here.

The device that I’m trying now is the TP-Link WR941ND router, along with a description of the site.

For the topology as follows :

I set the wireless mode to 11n to be more maximal than the other modes and the rest of the routers are default.

Following are the test results from 5 devices :

Laptop Processor / RAM Port LAN Wifi (Mbps) Ethernet (Mbps) Wireless (Mbps)
Local Internasional Local Internasional
D U D U D U D U
Asus X455LJ i3 5005U / 8 GB Gigabit 65 91 91 91 88 24 32 21 32
Lenovo G40 i5 5210U / 4 GB Gigabit 150 93 90 91 88 54 68 45 67
HP 240 G6 i5 7200U / 8 GB Gigabit 150         31 24 21 20
Asus TP201S N3710 / 4 GB 150         26 13 25 18
HP Oppo F7 65         37 36 39 46

The following is an illustration of the test :

 

 

The conclusion is :

The TP-Link device that I use is still far from the bandwidth that should be 500 Mbps, both with cable media (because the port is still Fast Ethernet) and wireless (because it only supports 2.4 Ghz). I do not know and get a way to get a maximum of 300 Mbps as explained in the description above. If there is a time and opportunity I will give it back. Thank you.

 

Internet Speedtest

Internet Speedtest

Actually I am confused to give the right title in this article, but hopefully you can understand it from the explanation I gave. At this time I will discuss about internet bandwidth that is not suitable than what I should get from an ISP.

Previously I had a similar article but it was not uploaded because the bandwidth at that time was only 10 Mbps, so it wasn’t optimal for this discussion. For this reason, when I want to make this article, I look for higher bandwidth first and finally it can also use bandwidth Up To 500 Mbps to download and upload. Why do I use the word Up To? only to ensure that later if there is a difference that is not far from 500 Mbps, I will not question it.

A few introductory paragraphs before I go to the main destination.

Next, I take an example from an ISP :

Source https://indihome.co.id/tripleplay

Source https://my-republic.net/

Source https://cbn.id/personal/fiber/cbn-fiber.html

If you look at the 3 images above, the highest speed is offered by CBN, which is Up To 1 Gbps. Before I discuss further, I emphasize the test here is about the speed of bandwidth, regardless of the stability and other things.

The decision to take internet bandwidth services is generally tailored to the needs, including :

  1. Use of the internet
  2. Number of users

In point number 1, this is relative, whether it is used only for browsing, online games or work, because in general, a good salesperson will first ask the needs of prospective customers, so they can provide the right direction.

For point number 2, generally prospective customers do not take this into account and will only complain if the connection is slow which unconsciously has been used by people around him simultaneously. For example, I take 10 Mbps of bandwidth, which if I use it myself is more than enough, but if my family / colleagues use it at that time, of course it will decrease because the bandwidth is divided into them.

Actually there is an additional point that is rarely calculated, namely the device used for internet connections, such as routers, access points (AP), switches and our own devices, including laptops and mobile phones that are commonly used. If you connect a network device with a different speed, then the connected device such as a PC, laptop or HP will be limited by the device.

Where is the influence? If you take services below 50 Mbps, this can be ignored, but if you use 50 Mbps services or above, this should be taken into account.

Topology, this is the most important point, because if you know this topology, it will make it easier in the checking process if there are obstacles. Make sure you pay attention again or ask when installing the internet at your place.

If your service already uses a Fiber connection, generally there will be a media converter such as BDCOM, ONT and the like installed in your place that can function as an internet source or just media so there must be an additional router. The point is the ISP will usually provide the device according to the service you are using.

Example of one of the ONT devices

Before conducting an experiment, I will explain the bandwidth and service topology that I use.

Bandwidth = Up To 500 Mbps

Connection type = Broadband

Topology = ISP <-> My device

<-> = cat 5 LAN cable

According to the topology image above, the ISP only gives me an Ethernet cable to connect to my device, so the internet source will later be my own device such as a router or laptop.

Is it clear enough here? Hopefully, hehehe.

Ok, I have done the simulation and here are the results :

Laptop Processor / RAM Port LAN Local (Mbps) International (Mbps) Conclusion
Download Upload Download Upload
HP 240 G6 i5 7200U / 8 GB Gigabit 467 314 297 263 OK
HP 240 G6 i5 7200U / 8 GB USB Fast Ethernet 88 95 problem with USB device
Asus X455LJ i3 5005U / 8 GB Gigabit 435 424 OK
Lenovo G40 i5 5210U / 4 GB Gigabit 301 311 293 148 problem in RAM

Table results above the bandwidth of close to 500 Mbps from laptops that use Gigabit ports and 8 GB RAM, besides that are far from expected. For USB Fast Ethernet, I only use it as a comparison enhancement, because the HP 240 G6 only has 1 Ethernet port. Oh yeah, in this case I don’t really consider the upload issue if it’s not appropriate because in my opinion almost most internet users download more than upload.

Why international traffic also doesn’t reach ? Please remember, almost all ISPs that offer internet if they do not mention the bandwidth path, it is certain that it is local bandwidth, why ? because the ISP must pass the IIX line which is actually for use in Indonesia, while for the international link (IX), they must have cooperation with other ISPs outside Indonesia (Upstream).

Remember, I adapted to the title of this article, so I only did a speed test to make sure the internet speed I was using was appropriate. This is also the main point before later finding other problems that can be reported to the relevant ISP.

Hopefully until here you can understand it first, because if you don’t understand it, it’s probably rather difficult to understand the next article that will relate to many devices.