I think you meant IMO, not IMHO.clivem wrote:Like most things, especially in the Pi universe, you really do get what you pay for, and that's certainly the case with the Pi3B wifi....
For a start, on paper you are limited to single channel (20MHz) width 'n', so 72Mbps. In reality, with it connected to a dedicated AP, only a few metres distance away, you be lucky to get 30Mbps throughput. The 'throughput' and 'range' from the on-board ceramic chip antenna and this Broadcom BCM43xx series chipset, can be bettered by every $2-$3 micro/nano USB dongle I own.
Most people upgrading from a Pi2, would be better off blacklisting the brcmfmac driver for the Pi3B on-board Broadcom wifi and plugging-in whatever dongle they used to use with earlier hardware, IMHO. YMMV.
I've got 5 nano dongles and 2 regular dongles that would disagree with that. The onboard WiFi has a notably reduced range, it's not really surprising though.lb wrote:WIth the power management issues sorted out, the range seems to be comparable to the "nano" USB dongles and similar, maybe even a bit better.
Thanks Energia that worked for me too.Energia wrote:This solved WiFi problems for me:
sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off
I added that line to /etc/rc.local (before "exit 0") so that it would get executed on startup.
(I also upgraded the software:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
No, definitely humbly suggesting that people upgrading from previous hardware, where they were using a USB wifi dongle, consider moving it to the Pi3B.jamesh wrote: I think you meant IMO, not IMHO.
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[email protected]:~ $ iwconfig wlan0 wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"inga-home-2g" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: F4:F2:6D:62:46:B8 Bit Rate=14 Mb/s Tx-Power=1496 dBm Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off Link Quality=63/70 Signal level=-47 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0