Re: Nighthawk X6 R8000 Slow 5G Wifi


Nighthawk X6 R8000 Slow 5G Wifi

Current router firwmare version: V1.0.4.62_10.1.74


I'm getting slow wireless over LAN. All tests were done at close proximity to the Nighthawk X6 R8000 router (about 6 feet away). All iperf3 averages are over 3 separate tests with a duration of 10 and an interval of 1.


Test 1: Windows 10 PC Wired -> Google Pixel 4A (5G) 

Iperf3 tests average 312 Mbps


Test 2: Google Pixel 4A (5G) -> WIndows 10 PC Wired

iperf3 tests average 207 Mbps


Test 3: Google Pixel 4A (5G) -> Huawie MediaPad M5 Tablet (5G)

 iperf tests average 183 Mbps 


Test 4: Huawei MediaPad M6 Tablet (5G) -> Windows 10 PC Wired

iperf tests average 283 Mbps


I understand that "up to 1300 Mbps" is a pretty loose term, but getting 20% of that at best seems silly to me.. I looked through some reviews of the Nighthawk X6 AC3200 wifi and found users typically getting 600 - 800 Mbps. I'm wondering if anyone else is seeing slow wifi speeds like this?

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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Re: Nighthawk X6 R8000 Slow 5G Wifi

I'm not sure where you were seeing people getting 600-800mbps but I'm betting it wasn't over wireless. 

Take a look at an actual review/testing site.


the standard 5ghz speed under OPTIMAL conditions is around the 240-270mbps. the triband routers aren't as fast in single device testing but allowed concurrent (more than 1 device) to perform at those speeds because each could be on a seperate 5ghz band. 

Current setup: CAX80->Trendnet TEG-S380->GS716T-> RBK752->pi-hole
1.4gig download/50mbps upload
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Re: Nighthawk X6 R8000 Slow 5G Wifi

As @plemans suggests, beware ad speak.


As well as that link, here's another good one.


Understand Wi-Fi 4/5/6 (802.11 n/ac/ad/ax)


@duckware knows their stuff and can bust a few myths and cut through marketing hype.


Just another user.

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