48000 wifi speed significantly slower than wired.


48000 wifi speed significantly slower than wired.

i've been using the router for a while now with no issues. I recently have been upgraded to a higher internet speed and have run into some issues.

Wired connection from my pc-router-modem I get on average 230mbs download and 70mbs upload.

When I connect to the wireless, either 2.4 or 5ghz I average between 90-150mbs download (AT MOST) and 20-50 upload.

I had to turn on QOS to be able to go over 100mbs wired or wifi.

I have recently reset the router and set it up again to make sure nothing important had been changed over the past few months.

I'm not very familiar with networks and not sure if there is a setting I am missing or have done something wrong.

Please any help, advice, tips would be appreciated. I can give you any information you need just ask. i'm not sure if its the wifi on my desktop or what?

(I have the router sitting Next to my desktop to test wifi usage. It would be a pain to always have my pc wired as I would need to run cables all over.)

Running windows 8.1
Motherboard - asus maximus formula VI

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Re: 48000 wifi speed significantly slower than wired.

Hi @Quarrel,


Welcome to the community!


First things first, let's check on your network environment. Make sure that there are no other wireless devices that might interfere with your wireless connection. You may also wanna play around with the wireless channel, I would suggest trying out channels 1, 6, & 11 since these are known non-overlapping channels. Another thing is adjust some settings under Advanced Wireless settings. Set your Fragmentation Length to 2304 and your CTS/RTS Threshold to 2306, see if these settings also helps your wireless connectivity. I also suggest for you to also make sure that you have the latest firmware uploaded on your router. By the way, I recommend doing these steps one at a time to see whether which one worked or did not work on your case.


Let me know if the steps mentioned helped you out.

NETGEAR Community Team
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