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USB Ethernet adapter (AX88179) Issue

KEOU CHAO

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Messages: 2

#1
Hi,

I am having problem with USB Ethernet adapter (AX88179) running FreeBSD 11.1, all the ethernet functions work, but it has much lower throughput compare the same PC running Debian 9. I tested it by running iperf3 between two PCs, the results show high Retr count.

The AX88179 is listed under supported device list using axge driver; is there any special setup needed for the USB Ethernet adapter (AX88179) ?

Thanks,

Detail information -

Hardware - Dell E6330 laptop

CPU : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz
Memory : 8 GB
USB Ethernet:
ugen0.4: <ASIX Elec. Corp. AX88179> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=ON (124mA)​

Software -
11.1-RELEASE
kernal module:
Id Refs Address Size Name
1 14 0xffffffff80200000 1c91000 kernel
2 1 0xffffffff82221000 4298 if_axge.ko
3 1 0xffffffff82226000 2c60 uether.ko
4 1 0xffffffff82229000 3650 ums.ko​

The throughput as iperf3 client

[ ID] Interval Transfer Bitrate Retr
[ 5] 0.00-10.00 sec 283 MBytes 237 Mbits/sec 2282 sender
[ 5] 0.00-10.00 sec 283 MBytes 237 Mbits/sec receiver

The throughput as iperf3 server

[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Retr
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 265 MBytes 222 Mbits/sec 4069 sender
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 264 MBytes 222 Mbits/sec receiver

For Comparison, I setup the laptop dual boot with Debian 9, the results

The throughput as iperf3 client
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Retr
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 1.10 GBytes 944 Mbits/sec 5 sender
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 1.10 GBytes 941 Mbits/sec receiver

The throughput as iperf3 server
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Retr
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 1.07 GBytes 921 Mbits/sec 0 sender
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 1.07 GBytes 921 Mbits/sec receiver
 

dsagra

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Messages: 4

#2
Hello,
I'm experiencing the same throughput problem with this NIC/driver: while I'm able to get Gigabit speed with Linux on the same machine, with FreeBSD 11.1, I only get ~240Mb/s: I'm aware that USB3 NICs are not the best, but could anyone explain such a huge difference in performance or was able to fix this?

Thank you.
 
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