Today i checked the speed of the APU1C via Wifi with the following hardware:

  • APU1C: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter
  • Laptop: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205

I used iperf first but that showed me a maxium bandwidth of about 20Mbit, which is fairly low. Also i saw much higher bandwith already while surfing in the internetz.

I thought maybe a plain TCP connection with nc could be good enough to test the performance - i used /dev/zero on the APU1C to reduce overhead of for example /dev/random. The result is:

% nc 8080 | pv
^C.3MiB 0:00:12 [7.46MiB/s]

Which seems to be quite good, I mean it is not the speed of a cable but for wifi it is quite good!