network speed with wpa_supplicant

Ronaldo Vasconcellos ronaldo at
Wed Mar 1 18:46:59 EST 2006

Depending on your router you could try and install iperf between the 
client and the AP. This way you could better assess the bandwidth. Just a 
suggestion :)

 Iperf Version 2.0.2


On Wed, 1 Mar 2006, Dan Werner wrote:

> Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 00:10:16 -0500
> From: Dan Werner <danman.danman at>
> To: hostap at
> Subject: network speed with wpa_supplicant
> I was wondering, what sort of speed should one expect using wpa_supplicant
> and WPA-PSK?  I have a Toshiba laptop with an integrated intel pro/wireless
> 2200BG adapter.  I installed the ipw2200 driver but couldn't quite get it
> working with wpa_supplicant.  I was getting a bunch of ioctl errors and
> started using the 'wext' driver, per instructions found via google, and that
> seems to be working fine.
> I usually benchmark my network speeds by starting a download of the newest
> fedora linux iso from one of the mirrors, in this case Duke University.
> >From another wireless pc running Windows 2000, the transfer rate levels off
> at around 77 KB per second (i hate my isp).  The wpa_supplicant laptop only
> gets about 27 KB per second or so (I cancelled the other download before
> starting this test).
> So is it possible that I've configured something wrong, or is there some
> current speed limitation with the driver?

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