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asifafzal
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Not getting 200 Mbps

Just updated service with Spectrum 200 Mbps. They send me new modem. Still have WNDR 3400 v1, wondering why not getting speed. Test showing around 70-95 mbps. Firmware is latest. Do i have to get new router
Model: WNDR3400|N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
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Wiseguju
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Re: Not getting 200 Mbps

Let me try to explain this a little better, your WAN connection is where the internet connection comes into the router, and then it is used by either your LAN (wired) devices or wireless devices.  So if you only can have max WAN speed of 100Mbps then that is all the speed that router can provide for internet and your wifi connections will only get that speed.  When they say wifi speed of 300 that means when you communicate within your network (from one device to another, for example transfering file from laptop A to laptop B) you have speeds UPTO 300Mbps but for internet you will only get the 100Mbps speed.  You need to look for a router with gigabit speed ports, for example the nighthawk routers by netgear has gigabit(1000Mbps) WAN port so that would give you full 200Mbps speed and then your wifi connections will be able to enjoy that speed as well.  One other thing to remember is that when Internet providers give you the 200Mbps speed you always get best speeds with wired connections and wireless connections are always little bit slower just to keep in mind.  You can learn more about the by doing simple search of "Wired vs. Wireless connections" on google and learn the pros and cons about that depending on what you use Wifi for.

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Wiseguju
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Re: Not getting 200 Mbps

Your current router is 100Mbps max speed for the LAN/WAN ports.  You will have to upgrade your router to one that has Gigabit (1000Mbps) ports to enjoy the 200Mbps speeds that spectrum is providing.

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asifafzal
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Re: Not getting 200 Mbps

Thanks but what about wireless which should be able to deliver upto 300mbps. So it should have no problem delivering 200mbps
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Wiseguju
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Re: Not getting 200 Mbps

Let me try to explain this a little better, your WAN connection is where the internet connection comes into the router, and then it is used by either your LAN (wired) devices or wireless devices.  So if you only can have max WAN speed of 100Mbps then that is all the speed that router can provide for internet and your wifi connections will only get that speed.  When they say wifi speed of 300 that means when you communicate within your network (from one device to another, for example transfering file from laptop A to laptop B) you have speeds UPTO 300Mbps but for internet you will only get the 100Mbps speed.  You need to look for a router with gigabit speed ports, for example the nighthawk routers by netgear has gigabit(1000Mbps) WAN port so that would give you full 200Mbps speed and then your wifi connections will be able to enjoy that speed as well.  One other thing to remember is that when Internet providers give you the 200Mbps speed you always get best speeds with wired connections and wireless connections are always little bit slower just to keep in mind.  You can learn more about the by doing simple search of "Wired vs. Wireless connections" on google and learn the pros and cons about that depending on what you use Wifi for.

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asifafzal
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Re: Not getting 200 Mbps

Thanks for the great detail
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