DFS channels cause slow wireless data transfer speeds on RAX120 AX12
I have been fighting an issue for weeks and finally figured out the cause. I have A NAS hard drive attached to me router with an ethernet cable. I also have an IntelAX200NGW wireless card in my Dell laptop. Everything should be capable of WiFi 6 speeds. I have been noticing varying transfer speeds through my wireless connection. Occasionally I would get great file transfer speeds to the NAS. 60-80MB/s when things were working correctly so I knew it was possible. About 90% of the time I would get 40-50MB upload speeds from my laptop to the NAS and only 3-4MB download speeds from the NAS. When I looked into the WiFi status on my laptop, I would see connection speeds near 2gbps but sometimes it would drop back to 54mbps so I knew something was wrong.
I tried everything possible with software, drivers, windows reset, router reset, etc. I finally stumbled onto a fix. I changed my router's 5G WiFi to a non-DFS channel. The problem is gone. It doesn't seem to matter if the AX option is checked or not. As soon as I select a DFS capable channel, I start having slow data speeds. Has anyone else seem this or found a fix? I would like to get the extra speed from the AX feature. I am not getting file transfer speeds of nearly 100MB/s download from the NAS and 60-70MB/s upload to the NAS.
I had the same issue with a Killer wireless card as well.
Re: DFS channels cause slow wireless data transfer speeds on RAX120 AX12
Netgear replaced my router and the problem is gone. Perhaps there was a hardware issue after all.