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R6220 - WAN port speed

Hi,

I have an R6220 running in AP mode. It's connected to the upstream router via it's WAN port. Everything works OK.

I'd like to verify that the upstream connection is running at 1 Gig. Despite searching at length I cannot see how to find out the speed of that connection. (I have figured out how to find out the speed of other wired/LAN ports though.)

Thanks for your help.

Model: R6220|AC1200 Smart WiFi Router with External Antennas
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Re: R6220 - WAN port speed

There is support for the R6220, including a manual, somewhere at the end of this link:

 

>>> R6220 | Product | Support | NETGEAR <<<

 

Check the Technical Specifications.

WAN 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX or 1000BASE-T, RJ-45

 

Is that what you want?

 

Just another user.

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Message 2 of 19
TaterSalid
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Re: R6220 - WAN port speed

As suggested, the manual is is your best plan. You should be able to see the port speeds.

 

If you want a quick and dirty test, just test the download speed at any of the test sites. If your service is supposed to be over 100Mbps and you see that then I would suspect 1Gbps is working.

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TF7
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Re: R6220 - WAN port speed

Hi michaelkenward

Thanks for the reply. I'd already searched the manuals among other places. No joy.

The specs you provided just say that the port can do 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX or 1000BASE-T. What I want to know is which it's actually doing.

Cheers

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TF7
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Re: R6220 - WAN port speed

Hi TaterSalid

Thanks for replying. If only my Internet speed were over 100Mbps!

Cheers

Message 5 of 19

Re: R6220 - WAN port speed

In that case, out of interest, why is it so important to know the real speed? Is there something you want to do that needs it?

 

Apologies for lobbing in old information. We could have wasted less of your time had you mentioned that in the first place.

Just another user.

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Message 6 of 19
antinode
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Re: R6220 - WAN port speed

> I have an R6220 running in AP mode. It's connected to the upstream
> router via it's WAN port. [...]
> I'd like to verify that the upstream connection is running at 1 Gig.

 

   To what, exactly, is the R6220 WAN/Internet port connected?  Some LAN
port on your (unspecified) "the upstream router"?  Can that device tell
you about the speed of _its_ LAN port(s) -- one, in particular?  (LED
indicator(s)?  User-interface software?)

 

> [...] (I have figured out how to find out the speed of other wired/LAN
> ports though.) [...]

 

   Do you mean on the R6220?  What about on your (unspecified) "the
upstream router"?

 


   Note: In "It's connected to the upstream router via it's WAN port",
they can't both be "it's".

Message 7 of 19
TF7
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Re: R6220 - WAN port speed

Hi michaelkenward

I'd like to be sure that the bottleneck is the link to my ISP - not the link between the 2 routers. Consequently I wanted reassurance that it's running at 1G.

 

Cheers

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Re: R6220 - WAN port speed

Hi antinode

As you guessed, the R6220 is connected to a LAN port on the upstream router. The upstream router is a TP-Link VR1600v.

While I've found how to find link speed for the LAN ports on the Netgear I cannot get anything out of the TP-Link.

Whoops! Pardon my ambiguity about the "its". Indeed the second it's should have been "its". My bad.

Cheers

Message 9 of 19

Re: R6220 - WAN port speed


@TF7 wrote:

Hi michaelkenward

I'd like to be sure that the bottleneck is the link to my ISP - not the link between the 2 routers.

 


That is the first mention of any "bottleneck". Does that means that you have a speed issue somewhere?

 

Do you see speeds "downstream" of the modem that are significantly slower than the speed that your Internet service provider delivers?

Just another user.

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Message 10 of 19
schumaku
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@TF7 wrote:

... If only my Internet speed were over 100Mbps!...

 

...The upstream router is a TP-Link VR1600v....

What performance does your ISP offer with your connection and contract? The VR1600v is a VDSL router, on shorter two wire links (the physical cable length to the DSLAM) and depending on the VDSL2 profile is 50 Mb/s down/16 Mb/s up some 66 Mb/s down/22 Mb/s up, 200 Mb/s down/100 Mb/s up, sometimes 300 Mb/s down/100 Mb/s up - adn even with vectoring (G.vector) the possible link rates are coming down quick with longer wires. 

 

With a Gigabit Ethernet link between the R6220 and the TP Link, this should not create a bottleneck. 

Typically (before Wi-Fi 6 under ideal conditions) it's always the wireless connection being the weakest link in-house.

Message 11 of 19
TF7
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Re: R6220 - WAN port speed

Hi schumaku & michaelkenward

You make some good points about performance, but the scope of my question was much narrower - I just want to know about the link config. Basically the link between the routers is new & I wanted to check it was working properly. Unfortunately it seems the R6220 cannot report the 10/100/100 config. Oh well.

Cheers

 

Message 12 of 19
antinode
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> [...] I cannot get anything out of the TP-Link.

 

   Are there no LED indicators on its Ethernet ports?  I found little
useful information on a TP-Link Archer VR1600v, but at least one picture
shows what looks to me like a pair of LEDs on each of its LAN Ethernet
ports:

 

      https://www.tp-link.com/au/products/details/Archer-VR1600v.html
      https://static.tp-link.com/Archer-VR1600v-03-m_1500373627349w.jpg

 

   Knowing nothing, I'd expect that one of those would provide some
information about port speed.  Even with no actual documentation, you
might have enough junk lying around to let you connect a
known-gigabit-capable device (like, say an R6220 LAN Ethernet port) and
a known-gigabit-incapable device (any old, slow junk) to such a port,
which should tell you if those LEDs let you distinguish between them.

 

   Even if you lack any intrinsically old, slow junk, I'd still expect
practically any random Windows system to let you manually configure the
"Speed & Duplex" "Properties" on one of its Ethernet interfaces, thus
simulating old, slow junk.

Message 13 of 19
TF7
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Re: R6220 - WAN port speed

Hi antinode,

Thanks for those suggestions.

I've discovered that it is possible to get the info from the TP-Link - the only complication comes from the fact that it's not mentioned in the doco! (You need to log on - the LEDs don't help.) So I've achieved my objective - albeit I still don't know how to get the info out of the Netgear.

Anyway, thanks.

Message 14 of 19
schumaku
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@TF7 wrote:

So I've achieved my objective - albeit I still don't know how to get the info out of the Netgear.


On the Netgear routers go to Advanced -> Internet Port -> [Show Statistics]  or call the URL like http://[R6220-IP]/RST_statistic.htm

 

R9000 RST_statistic.htm.PNG

 

 

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TF7
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Re: R6220 - WAN port speed

Hi schumaku

That looks like exactly what I was after. But, irritatingly, I cannot find the Advanced -> Internet Port -> [Show Statistics] pop up. When I go to Advanced I get this:Grab.png

The URL doesn't work either - I get:

This page isn’t working
192.168.1.2 didn’t send any data.
ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE

 

Maybe mine is only a problem in AP mode?

Message 16 of 19
schumaku
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Re: R6220 - WAN port speed

Looks like one (of many) shortcomings in the AP mode - which has never got much attention by Netgear.

Message 17 of 19

Re: R6220 - WAN port speed

Indeed, here is a list of what gets broken in AP mode:

 

Disabled Features on the Router when set to AP Mode | Answer | NETGEAR Support

 

I have no idea if this is unique to Netgear or if it is a "feature" of any router in AP mode. After all, many of those missing features are usually in the hands of the router. So you don't want have two devices on a network fighting to control things like Parental Controls or the VPN service.

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
Message 18 of 19
schumaku
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Re: R6220 - WAN port speed


@michaelkenward wrote:

Indeed, here is a list of what gets broken in AP mode:


There is much more broken or not availble than what is listed here...

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