Help resolving why one of three identical Nighthawk access points is slow
I would appreciate your help in diagnosing and resolving an issue I'm having with one access point being slow (while the other two are fine):
- Internet: Verizon Fios Gigabit internet
- Modem: Verizon Fios G3100
- Access Points: Three NETGEAR R6700v2 Nighthawk AC1750 routers, firmware V22.214.171.124_1.0.1, all in access point mode
- Cabling: All Cat5e or Cat6
- Internet comes into the G3100 modem
- The three NETGEAR routers are spread out far apart in different parts of the house, all hardwired back to the modem
- All three NETGEAR routers have both 2.4G and 5G networks transmitting, and they're all transmitting the same SSIDs (e.g. "Network" and "Network 5G")
Two of the NETGEAR router access points work fine and are giving me about 300 mbps in wireless download speed and over 500 mbps in wired download speed. However, one of the access points is only giving me about 70-80 mbps in wireless and wired download speed.
There is nothing different about this access point to my knowledge - it is not farther away from the modem than the others, it's using the same cabling, etc. I set up all three access points in exactly the same way, setting each up as an access point in the setup wizard and then generally not fiddling manually with other more advanced settings (other than changing SSID and password), so the same default settings generally apply to all three access points.
I have tried swapping this problematic access point out for another identical R6700v2 Nighthawk configured the same way as above and am still getting the same issue, so I don't think it's the router hardware itself. I'm hoping that changing a setting or two will help me resolve this.
I would appreciate any help, insight or experience. Let me know if any other informaiton is helpful. Thank you!
Re: Help resolving why one of three identical Nighthawk access points is slow
> Modem: Verizon Fios G3100
That's a router, at least, not a simple "Modem".
> Cabling: All Cat5e or Cat6
But is it all good? 1000Mb/s speed requires all eight conductors.
One bad conductor could knock it down to 100Mb/s. Does the G3100
indicate the speed of its LAN Ethernet connections? Or, as a test,
connect some other wired computer/device there instead of the
R6700v2-as-WAP, and see what it tells you about its Ethernet physical
> I have tried swapping this problematic access point out [...]
Does that mean that the problem is with the location (cable?), not
> [...] I set up all three access points in exactly the same way, [...]
Configuring them to use different radio channels might be helpful in
reducing interference, if they're close enough to affect each other.