EAP245 extremely slow with omada server, fast with mobile setup

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EAP245 extremely slow with omada server, fast with mobile setup
EAP245 extremely slow with omada server, fast with mobile setup
2021-08-26 21:09:50
Model: EAP245  
Hardware Version: V3
Firmware Version: 2.21.0 Build 20200522 Rel. 49688

Hello

I have a weird problem with my EAP245 access point, if i configure the access point directly with app on my cellphone, everything is fine and peachy, and i get my full internet download speed of 400/400mbps on every 5G device i own. But if i configure the access point through the omada server, i get horrible speeds, (20/20 on my laptop and 5/5 on my mobile) how can this be?!?! The cable connecting the AP gives me 400/400 if i plug into it, if i configure it through the app i get 400/400, but the second i configure the AP through the omada dashboard i get 20/20....

 

The omada server is running through docker with the mbentley/omada-controller with the following composefile:

version: '3.3'
services:
  omada-controller:
    container_name: omada-controller
    restart: unless-stopped
    ports:
      - '8088:8088'
      - '8043:8043'
      - '8843:8843'
      - '29810:29810'
      - '29810:29810/udp'
      - '29811:29811'
      - '29811:29811/udp'
      - '29812:29812'
      - '29812:29812/udp'
      - '29813:29813'
      - '29813:29813/udp'
    environment:
      - MANAGE_HTTP_PORT=8088
      - MANAGE_HTTPS_PORT=8043
      - PORTAL_HTTP_PORT=8088
      - PORTAL_HTTPS_PORT=8843
      - SHOW_SERVER_LOGS=true
      - SHOW_MONGODB_LOGS=false
      - SSL_CERT_NAME=tls.crt
      - SSL_KEY_NAME=tls.key
      - TZ=Etc/UTC
    volumes:
      - ./omada/data:/opt/tplink/EAPController/data
      - ./omada/work:/opt/tplink/EAPController/work
      - ./omada/logs:/opt/tplink/EAPController/logs
    image: "mbentley/omada-controller:4.2"

 

Just to check it out i tried a Ubiquity AP i loaned from work with a unify docker controller and i get full speed..... I was planning on buying 4 more access points to cover my property, but now i consider just giving away the EAP245 and going with ubiquity... 

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Re:EAP245 extremely slow with omada server, fast with mobile setup
2021-08-27 06:22:23

@fredriknb 

 

Hey,

 

I found your EAP's firmware is not even compatible with your controller, which is V3.3. How did you configure it on the Omada controller? They both have newer versions which are totally different from the old system. I suggest you to upgrade them to the latest version. See this thread.

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Re:EAP245 extremely slow with omada server, fast with mobile setup
2021-08-27 06:31:48 - last edited 2021-08-27 06:34:23

@Somnus The V3.3 you see at the top at the top is the docker compose version, I am running omada Controller Version: 4.4.4

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Re:EAP245 extremely slow with omada server, fast with mobile setup
2021-08-27 07:27:38

@fredriknb 

 

Beautiful mistake lol. But you can try to update your EAP245. It isn't the latest version.

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Re:EAP245 extremely slow with omada server, fast with mobile setup
2021-08-27 11:05:47

@Somnus 

 

 

Agree with Somnus, for controller 4.x you should have the EAP on Firmware 5.x

 

I would try that first, EAP firmware 2.x was for SDN v3.x

 

 

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Re:EAP245 extremely slow with omada server, fast with mobile setup
2021-08-27 20:14:00

@Somnus 

 

Hmmmh.... I updated to 5.0.2, and nothing changed, but after some more testing, it seems like it allways chooses 2.4ghz for every device on the netowrk, when i split up to a 2.4g and a 5g network i get pretty decent speeds! Is there any way to make the EAP prefer 5G? Or should i just use two eparate SSIDs? 

 

 

 


 

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Re:EAP245 extremely slow with omada server, fast with mobile setup
2021-08-30 01:39:32
Connecting to 2.4G or 5G is a behavior of client devices. EAP cannot decide it. I suggest yo to create a new SSID with only 5G enabled.
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Re:EAP245 extremely slow with omada server, fast with mobile setup
2021-09-13 10:58:01 - last edited 2021-09-13 11:10:11

@Somnus 

 

I believe your statement to be incorrect/imprecise.  (and it doesn't seem to align to my experience)

 

if you name your 2.4 GHZ and 5 GHz ssid's the the same (so the network is available on both bands) and you enable the mesh/band steering.   (check your FW of AEP's and controlers to see if it will work) 

 

Clients should be pushed in the direction of 5GHz. 

 

Since 2,4GHZ and 5GHZ coverage varies grately depending on the obstructions Clients can still be 2.4 GHZ , but general is they are in a good 5GHZ coverage they should  migrate over eventually. 

 

 

I only recently enabled this option and my 'semi static clients'* basically all ended up on the 5GHZ band 

semi static : Stuff like ipads, offiice pc's which general remain in good 5GHZ coverage are all on 5Ghz.   Before enabling bandsteering ,  it was a mix of 2.4 and 5GHZ ( at least in my case)  , seldomly I will notice my cellphone clients to linger on 2.4 GHZ , but if they are static for a while , they end up on 5GHZ

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