AC1000 won't accept Spectrum higher speed modem
I just received from Spectrum (my provider) a modem for higher internet speed up to 200 MBps. However, my AC1000 Netgear router does not recognize this higher speed. I have tried to get onto the Netgear site to try and download any firmware updates for my router, but the site is very confusing, and I can't open the zip folder in WinRAR format. Wow, pretty crappy customer support.
Re: AC1000 won't accept Spectrum higher speed modem
> [...] a modem [...]
Not a very detailed description of anything. Maker? Model?
> [...] higher internet speed up to 200 MBps. [...]
Up from what? (And that's Mb/s (bits), not MB/s (bytes).)
> [...] my AC1000 Netgear router [...]
"AC1000" is a speed, not a model number.
> Model: R6080|AC1000 Dual Band WiFi Router
Is that accurate? Firmware version?
> [...] does not recognize this higher speed. [...]
"recognize"? "does not recognize" is not a useful problem
description. It does not say what you did. It does not say what
happened when you did it. As usual, showing actual actions (commands)
with their actual results (error messages, LED indicators, ...) can be
more helpful than vague descriptions or interpretations.
> [...] the site is very confusing, [...]
"the site" is a very big place. What, exactly, did you find "very
> [...] I can't open the zip folder in WinRAR format. [...]
Regarding "can't", see "not a useful problem description [...]",
above. "WinRAR format"? You don't need any third-party software like
WinRAR to open a simple Netgear firmware zip archive. Windows can do it
all by itself.
> [...] Wow, pretty crappy customer support.
Not much of a problem description, either.
If your complaint is that your R6080 can't get more than about
100Mb/s from the Internet, then you're not alone. See, for example:
I would not expect different firmware to make the Ethernet interfaces
on an R6080 any faster.
R6080 won't accept Spectrum higher speed modem
OK, antinode Sensei, I guess with the Netgear MODEL - R6080 (is that better?), it can only achieve 200 Mb/s (is that better?) with it wireless, so I did go onto WiFi with the 5G connection on this router model, and I am still at 95-100 Mb/s. Any suggestions as to how to kick it up to 200? BTW, I did connect an ethernet cable directly to the Spectrum modem (Hitron Technologies Model E31N2V1 - is that better?) and it gave me 230+ Mb/s directly from the modem.........................
Re: R6080 won't accept Spectrum higher speed modem
> [...] I guess with the Netgear MODEL - R6080 (is that better?), it
> can only achieve 200 Mb/s (is that better?) with it wireless, [...]
Perhaps between one wireless device and another, not between the
Internet and anything. The WAN/Internet interface on an R6080 is
limited to 100Mb/s.
> [...] A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. The
> fastest wireless stuff in the world can't suck bits through a "Fast
> Ethernet" connection any faster than 100Mb/s. [...]
> [...] I am still at 95-100 Mb/s. [...]
That does not amaze me. Did you read that other thread? Which part
of "10/100Mbps" or "100Mb/s" was unclear?
> [...] I did connect an ethernet cable directly to the Spectrum modem
> (Hitron Technologies Model E31N2V1 - is that better?) and it gave me
> 230+ Mb/s directly from the modem.........................
My quick Web search for "Hitron E31N2V1" found this:
Local Area Network connection via four 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
That is, the Ethernet ports on the E31N2V1 are fast enough to cope with
200Mb/s data rates. Those on the R6080 are not.
Although that manual calls the E31N2V1 a "modem", it's actually a
modem+(wireless)router. Why not use _it_ alone, instead of dragging the
(slower) R6080 into the picture?
> [...] is that better? [...]
Yes. Being able to determine that your (unspecified) "a modem" is
actually a modem+router (with gigibit Ethernet ports) does actually
provide some useful information. (Who'd've guessed?)