Debian - WiFi bit rate always 1Mb/s

Using Debian on a Dragonboard but cannot get the wifi bitrate over 1Mb/s

I checked older posts but its not clear if this is a bug or config problem ?

linaro@linaro-alip:~$ sudo iwlist wlan0 bitrate wlan0 unknown bit-rate information. Current Bit Rate=1 Mb/s linaro@linaro-alip:~$ sudo iwconfig wlan0 rate 6M Error for wireless request "Set Bit Rate" (8B20) : SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported. linaro@linaro-alip:~$

This really makes any type of video or audio streaming over wifi impossible


it’s a known issue:

the bug is that it reports the wrong speed, but it does still run at higher speed. if you measure the download speed with any tool you should see much higher speed.