Hi guys! First-time poster!
I got my hand on this nice little device after my trip to Colombia where I found myself unable to use my Chromecast at the hotel. After countless research hours and digging around, I learned that in repeater mode - which is likely the main role of this device for me - I would get maximum performance by connecting the Beryl to my main router via the 2.4GHz band and then connecting my laptop to the Beryl via its 5GHz band. Even when doing so, without using any OpenVPN or WireGuard protocols, I am getting a pretty large drop in speed. I am seeing a reduction from 160ish mbps to 100 mbps.
I understand that if I were to use the same band to receive and send a signal from the Beryl, my speeds would be drastically affected, which it is. Doing so maxes me out at approximately 40-50 mbps. I definitely noticed a huge increase to 100 mbps by using a dedicated band to receive and one to send. However, is this realistically the best performance I can expect from being in repeater mode? I tried reverting to receive the signal to the Beryl in the 5GHz band and send it on the 2.4GHz band and I haven’t noticed much difference - perhaps a bit worse speeds.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I am hoping to have this little guy setup prior to my next adventure in the most optimal configuration.
Thank you in advance!