Timofei Sablin

Systems engineer and software enthusiast

Wireless AP in Fedora 25 - A 'wireless' setting is required

Some time ago there were some troubles with my wifi connection, since the workplace is located in the most remote part of my home. I managed to get a powerline adapter, after which my main workstation became exposed to the full ISP provided bandwidth. Then an idea came up to also connect the Xbox (in the same room), but it appeared inconvenient to do it with cables. So I decided to make a wireless access point on my Fedora 25, which would be bridged to the wired interface and share it’s traffic with the Xbox.

Benefiting from No-AMSDU in Mikrotik

Setting up a Mikrotik as a wireless SOHO router at home is a relatively easy task for even a seasoned system administrator. Setting up 802.11 protocol to perform fast, fluent and adapted to the environment is an advanced thing that requires some in-depth knowledge of the field. Some time ago I purchased a used RB951Ui-2HnD and set it to work in default mode. After making some basic settings such as the wireless channel, channel width and transmission power, I have noticed that the connection speed and latency in remote corners of the apartment is still awful.

Message from the CEO

I recently changed my job and became suddenly exposed to a whole new world of engineering, with new standards, people, practices and tools. This overwhelming new world of information amuses me, making think about large problems for days. This, in turn, brings solutions which took hours to aggregate by collecting data, probing and analyzing how something works. So I thought it would be an idea to bring some of my ideas to the public.