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Tips & Troubleshooting

Using the Raspberry Pi as a tethering device

Connect the Type-C port on the Pi to your PC/Camera, it will automatically tether the internet over Speedify.

For 0.99.9HF5 and below Windows requires an additional driver.

Identifying client using P2P or BitTorrent

Issues with Wi-Fi 2.4Ghz clients (Wireless WAN)

Check for connected USB 3.0+ devices as it's a common issue with 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi

Bridging a Wi-Fi SSID to an ethernet port

Create a new bridge, and move the port from LAN/WAN to the new bridge, then select the bridge in Interfaces -> Wireless -> Edit -> Network.

Quick VLAN setup

Assuming ISP modem is plugged at trunk #1 on the managed switch:
Network -> Interfaces -> Devices -> Add device configuration

(change Device Name for a more friendly name to appear in Speedify UI)

Network -> Interfaces -> Add new interface

Set Firewall zone to RED, and gateway metric to 200 or more.

Reduceing bufferbloat for gaming

  • Set one WAN as "Primary", preferably the landline or the lowest latency, others as "Secondary".
  • Set transport mode to UDP, and rate limit each to 70% of max speed.
  • Optionally set mode to redundant.
  • Engarde may perform better than Speedify in this case but will use significantly more bandwidth.

Ping (ICMP) is not a good measure, in "Streaming mode" detected flows are optimized and use a different path (redundant - low buffer). Use in-game latency indicators.
Speedify UDP mode seems to require powerful hardware to control bufferbloat to a minimum (~10%), use an Intel/AMD router.

Hide interface or WAN from Speedify

Rename interface to start with "br-"

Check downloaded image integrity

You can use in-browser tools to check the file for errors, the calculated sum is in sha256.* file in the Releases section. OpenWrt upgrade UI may also show you the sha256 checksum calculated after being received.