Originally Posted by dahacker
Frankly I would reset your MoCA routers to factory defaults and start over. The default router config with the instructions at the beginning of this thread are accurate and don't need to be tweaked. Also, the highest possible rate will be 100Mbits/s with these routers.
First, iperf is very complicated and if you don't use it properly, your results will not accurately indicate the available bandwidth. With default iperf settings and both hosts connected to the built in router switch you should get over 90 Mbits/s. If you do not, then your hosts are not configured properly.
With two hosts on two different MI424WRs, and default iperf settings, I get only 12 Mbits/s between the hosts. This is similar to your results. With client iperf TCP/IP window settings upped to 100 KBytes, then I get 64 Mbits/sec. My network has 4 MI424WRs and 4 set top boxes using MoCA. So I'm maxed out on MoCA.
In the end, iperf results are pretty irrelevant. What is important is whether the applications you are using on your network can reach their max bandwidth. What are you using your network for and what rates do you need for those applications?
Thanks for your reply.
How do you reset the bridge, via the reset button (holding for 10 seconds) or through the web interface? I reset all the bridges using the reset button before configuring them (I could not log in with the default admin and password/password1 combo).
You were dead on with regards to iperf.. I guess using just whatever the defaults when you launch is insufficient, because when I increased the TCP window settings to 100KB like you suggested, I was able to attain 50-60Mb/sec.. so you're right that they are irrelevant unless you know exactly which settings to test it with.
As for what I'm using the MOCA for, it's just the same as most people here.. streaming movies, although I haven't ventured into the HD/BR movies yet.. just DivX and XviD.. most of them seem to stream fine, although on some movies, during high-action sequences, I will notice a 1-2 sec stutter.. I must say that it the connection is obviously a lot more stable now than the Wifi-G I was running prior to this setup, although like everyone here, if I can max out the connection, why wouldn't I..?
Anyways as a FYI, I just tried another test where I hooked up a laptop to two separate bridges and tried transferring approx 4GB of .VOB files via FTP from one machine to another.. I was getting about 8MB/s on the download.
I'll keep tinkering.. thanks for any further insight you or anyone else can provide.