I’m not a networking guru, but I know a lot of fellow crustaceans are. At home, my network performance between devices on local WiFi is pretty terrible. I was trying to backup ~20gb of data using syncthing and it was copying at 120kbps for two computers in the same room, but fast.com says I’m getting 20-30mbps down. I don’t know why the internal network performance is so bad.
At one point I tried tweaking the frequency and channel width to minimize interference but I’m not sure if/how much it helped.
The network is composed of two hotspots (an Apple airport and a MikroTik router both located next to the cable modem), as well as a WiFi extender.
What are some tools/techniques for optimizing wireless performance speed? What tools do you use for monitoring your home networks? Which resources are good practical guides for learning network tuning?