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[Pi 3B+] WiFi 433Mbit/s - VHT80 / 802.11ac

Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:26 am


I'm currently testing the wifi capability of the new Pi 3B+ and it's CYW43455.

My access point is a Ubiquiti AC AP Lite, that can do 2x2 MIMO at VHT80, already properly tested with other 11ac capable devices, like my phone or laptop. The AP can do 700 MBit/s+.

This is the situation on the Pi:
It only syncs to about 200 MBit/s, which would be exactly fitting for it only using a 40 MHz channel, instead of an 80MHz one.
(I strongly hope that the TX power is just a wrong report, or else I'm properly breaking german law ;) )

The regulatory domain is properly set to germany, which allows 80MHz channels:

The chip ( ) also supports 80MHz wide channels.

What is limiting the WiFi bandwidth here?

EDIT: Some more information for reference:

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brcmfmac: brcmf_fw_map_chip_to_name: using brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.bin for chip 0x004345(17221) rev 0x000006
brcmfmac: brcmf_c_preinit_dcmds: Firmware version = wl0: Feb 27 2018 03:15:32 version 7.45.154 (r684107 CY) FWID 01-4fbe0b04
brcmfmac: brcmf_c_preinit_dcmds: CLM version = API: 12.2 Data: 9.10.105 Compiler: 1.29.4 ClmImport: 1.36.3 Creation: 2018-03-09 18:56:28

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Re: [Pi 3B+] WiFi 433Mbit/s - VHT80 / 802.11ac

Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:22 pm

I'm reviving this thread as I have the exact same issue, my region is set to PT, and my Raspberry 3 A+ is only using 40MHz, syncs to 200mb/s.

If I set the region to US, either using iw reg set US or modifying wpa_supplicant.conf, the raspberry correctly uses 80MHz, however, wifi seems to restart every 10 seconds or so. Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place, but I can't understand why it restarts.

Is there any solution for this? Double the bandwith would be very welcome!

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Re: [Pi 3B+] WiFi 433Mbit/s - VHT80 / 802.11ac

Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:54 am

I have the exact same issue with the NL region set.

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