How long Can The EcoFlow RIVER 2 Backup Your Internet Connection and Wi-Fi?

I will show you how much power my Internet Connection and Wi-Fi Equipment use and how long the EcoFlow RIVER 2 can run it. I will also show a sneak peek of the Home Assistant integration running with the River 2!

EcoFlow RIVER 2

2.5G ESG510 Router ECS2528FP

Cloud Multi-Gigabit 24-Port 16 1G 8 2.5G Switch

EnGenius ECW336 Wi-Fi 6E AP

Ruckus R750

CyberPower CPS1215RMS Rackmount Surge Protector

CyberPower EC850LCD

Unscientific Throughput Testing of the Engenius ECW336

Unscientific Throughput Testing

Engenius ECW336

The following are results of simple throughput testing of the ECW336. The AP is installed in a fairly standard late 1960s stick built house in a 21×24 foot room of the “walkout” basement. The AP is 6.5 feet from the floor on the underside of a drywall box built over the house’s central HVAC duct and a steel support I-beam.

The AP’s radio configuration, yes I know 40MHz on 2.4 is stupid, and like everyone else the 2.4 is trashed by neighbors and my own IoT devices (mainly Thread radios).

SSID configuration for the all clients test. The first two are on separate tagged VLANs, the last two are on the untagged VLAN.

The clients used for throughput testing are:

  • 2.4GHz Intel core i7 running Windows 10 with an Intel AX200 card locked to 2.4GHz
  • 5GHz Apple MacBook Pro M1 14”
  • 6GHz Intel core i5 running Manjaro Linux with an Intel AX210

The two Intel computers are in the corners of the room diagonal from each other, the Mac is on the arm of a couch a couple of feet from the third corner (the AP picture was taken over my shoulder sitting here).

Each test (iperf3, OST) was done simultaneously on all three clients.

Iperf3 download test uses the following options -t 300 -O 4 -R —forceflush Iperf3 Bi-directional uses -t 300 —bidir —forceflush

Iperf3 UDP test was done throwing -PX and -b XXM combinations on the client until the lost packets was <20% or the throughput showed no gain in a short test. Then that command line was ran for -t 300

OpenSpeedTest used the ?s=l option (5 minute download, 5 minute upload)

This first set is what we will call the “Marketing” results. The AP was configured for a single SSID on the default VLAN with only these three clients on it. Each client had their own wired computer for the iperf3 server.




Not too shabby. Yes you can make things faster (better “servers”, optimized placements of the clients/AP), but the entire point of this exercise is not to make it a “lab” test, but a test in an average installation.

The next set of tests is where we are getting into the “real world” this set has the AP serving the entire house (~30 some clients spread across the radios) with most of the clients just percolating along idle (there was one Sonos zone streaming music and some web browsing, nothing real intense). For these tests I went with a single server using a 10Gbe adapter providing iperf3 endpoints on different IP ports and hosting the OST server.

In order 2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz. iperf3 down, OST, iperf3 —bidir, iperf3 UDP.

I found it VERY interesting that 6GHz bidirectional is able to get so close to Gbe with a fairly even split between up and down.

I had to give the 6GHz UDP its very own page…..

Yes that is right, almost 2Gbps. In fact when I do that test without the other two beating on the server I have broken 2Gbps (just barely 2.03Gbps)

Now we are into the meat of things for all of the next tests I had some help with people doing “everything all at once”, phones and tablets were streaming YouTube/surfing the web, wifi connected computers and Nintendo switches were playing multiplayer games on the internet, 2 Apple TVs and 1 Roku TV were streaming 4k movies, all the Sonos zones were playing different playlists.

First up the list of connected devices and their SNR

As you can see the ECW336 has a pretty good set of ears on it, most of these clients are on the floor above.

The order for this listing will be all the 2.4GHz, then 5GHz, then 6GHz tests.

The 5Ghz really took a hit, but that is to be expected with as many active clients and mixed types from 802.11n (newer Sonos), to non-standards compliant 802.11ac (Roku) on the AP all at once.

During the OST tests I grabbed a screenshot of the switch’s (ECS5512FP) live diagnostic screen showing the port going to the AP during each phase.

So there you have it, totally unscientific throughput tests of the ECW336.

One thing to keep in the back of your mind is the fact that when using iperf/OST to generate traffic the AP has next to no chance to employ MU-MIMO/OFDMA. While those features won’t make a single client have a higher throughput they do make the AP’s ethernet usage go way up so it is important that if you want full use of your 336 you do not hamstring it with only 2.5 or 1Gb switching.

Happy WiFi, T.C.O.A

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Windows VPN Client Configuration for ESG510 using Shrew VPN Client

Although windows has a built in VPN client it frequently is not working due to updates you can use the free shrew soft VPN client with the ESG510.

9.3 VPN Client using Shrew VPN Client on Windows 10 as an example

  • This is an example of how the Shrew VPN client should be configured on a Windows 10 PC in order to launch a Client VPN connection to ESG.
  • The screenshots in this slide and the next slides walk you through the configuration parameters on the Shrew VPN Client.
  • Since my ESG WAN IP is not static, I have enabled the DDNS feature on ESG for hostname “”, so ESG will report to DNS server to use its Primary WAN Public IP for DNS resolution. Therefore, I can input in the Host Name or IP Address field without having to care what my ESG’s current WAN public IP is.

If you uncheck Obtain Topology Automatically or Tunnel All and specify Remote Network Resource manually, then Split Tunneling is used and only traffic with destinations matching the subnet(s) specified in Remote Network Resource are forwarded thru IPsec VPN tunnel.

From the screenshot below, you can see client has got a /24 IP address, default route is not changed but a static route to /24 with next hop set to IPsec tunnel is added because we had configured split tunneling in Shrew VPN client.

Cross Country Site To Site VPN testing with the ESG510 and Client VPN testing with IOS

I have been testing the new EnGenius security gateway it is setup as my main Internet router in Connecticut and I have site to site VPN configured with another ESG510 in California. The configuration is mostly automatic both gateways are registered to the EnGenius cloud so no WAN IP addresses are needed and NAT traversal is automatic.

You can choose which networks are allowed access form the far side of t he VPN. Once enabled I was able to access the gateway and access point on the remote side via my local web browser.

Next I enabled client VPN the only configuration necessary is to choose a subnet for the VPN clients and to set the pre shared key.

Lastly I configured the IOS client with my WAN IP and was instantly connected to the ESG510 VPN.

More information on the ESG510 security gateway and router here

WiPry Clarity 6Ghz Wi-Fi 6E Spectrum Analyzer Review

Oscium has just released the WiPry Clarity tri-band spectrum analyzer supporting 2.4, 5 and 6Ghz for the new Wi-Fi 6E standard. The Clarity works with with the free to download WiPry software for Windows and soon Mac and ships with both USB type C and type A adapters.

Wi-Fi 6E has a massive new spectrum with 6 available 160Mhz channels, 14 80Mhz channels, 29 40Mhz channels and a whopping 59 20Mhz channels. It is going to be much easier to find a clean and fast Wi-Fi 6E channel with no disconnects.

I installed the WiPry software on a desktop PC with windows 10 and set it to 6Ghz mode. I have one of the first business class Wi-Fi 6E Access Points the EnGenius ECW336AP running on channel 15 in 160Mhz mode. I started a speed test on my laptop with a Intel AX210 Wi-Fi 6E adapter and you can see it on the spectrum plot below.

Right now the 6Ghz spectrum is pretty empty but if you are doing a tri-band multi AP deployment that will change quickly. You can still have co channel and adjacent channel interference issues if you are not careful with channel selection. There will also be non Wi-Fi devices using 6Ghz that only a spectrum analyzer can detect. Having the WiPry Clarity in your toolbox will help you troubleshoot current and future Wi-Fi networks!

You can purchase a WiPry Clarity here

EnGenius Now Shipping Its First Ever Wi-Fi 6E Access Point for the SMB Market

COSTA MESA, Calif., July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — EnGenius Technologies Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of future-proof enterprise networking solutions, today announced that their very first Wi-Fi 6E access point designed for the SMB market is shipping now—despite persistent supply chain shortages affecting industries worldwide.

Powered by Qualcomm, the EnGenius Cloud ECW336 Wi-Fi 6E indoor ceiling mount tri-band access point has been developed for use in the recently unleashed 6 GHz spectrum. The ECW336 AP marks the company’s first venture into 6E territory.

EnGenius Technologies, Inc.
EnGenius Technologies, Inc.

Experts predict that as many as 500 million Wi-Fi 6E compatible devices will spill onto the market in the next two years, enjoying massive, pristine Wi-Fi real estate. While the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands offer a total of 560 MHz of spectrum and 27 channels, 6 GHz alone offers 1200 MHz of spectrum and 59 channels.

With its 6E capability, the ECW336 AP easily supports the ever-growing bandwidth demands of densely congested environments such as corporate workspaces, multi-family units, senior living, student housing, retail, medical centers, and resorts.

Business professionals and consumers alike will experience much faster connection speeds without the lag, buffering, and endless download delays experienced within the saturated 2.4 and 5GHz bands. The future of lightning fast, unimpeded Wi-Fi is finally here.Top Features of the ECW336 Access Point:

  • Operates in the 6 GHz band, which offers interference-free signals and paves the way for innovation.
  • Can access 14 additional 80 MHz channels or 7 160 MHz super-wide channels to avoid bottlenecks and reach gigabit Wi-Fi.
  • Includes powerful Qualcomm processor to boost performance exponentially.
  • Contains three radios (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and now 6 GHz) to support thousands of current and new devices.
  • Features high efficiency Wi-Fi 6 technology to handle a massive number of connections and deliver better communication.
  • Comes with 5 Gbps Ethernet port to easily support gigabit wireless speeds and higher user consumption.
  • Includes new diagnostic and connectivity tools, and real-time channel utilization for greater Wi-Fi performance.

The high efficiency of Wi-Fi 6 wireless technology is becoming more prominent in today’s devices, but the true power of these features will now be unleashed in the massive, unexplored 6 GHz realm. Now, users will realize what true gigabit wireless speed really means.

Now is the time to take advantage of this ground-breaking technology. Visit our site for more information on how you can get your ECW336 Wi-Fi 6E access points.

About EnGenius

EnGenius Technologies is a leading global manufacturer of pioneering wireless and voice communications. For more than 20 years, EnGenius has delivered best-in-class voice and data solutions that empower mobility, enhance productivity, and embrace simplicity. EnGenius prides itself on providing you with the best, most reliable, feature-rich, personalized network solutions to drive the success of your business.