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R7000 5ghz half speed as previously

604maxximus
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R7000 5ghz half speed as previously

This summer signed up for internet 300. When hardwired my R7000 gets 330. Wifi used to be 300 as well on the 5ghz band Starting 2 months ago my 5ghz would drop into the 80 range but usially stays between 100 and 140 now. 2.4 went from 120's to 40. But the hardwired speeds still stayed at 300ish. Thinking my router was dieing i bought an asus rt-ac3100. Nothing changed. Same 300 hardwire and 140 5ghz and 80 on the 2.4 as my old R7000. What could be causing this issue? I have tried new channels, new cables, move the routers with zero change.
Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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plemans
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Re: R7000 5ghz half speed as previously

When 2 routers are giving you the same results, its usually not the routers. It then comes down to modem (not a likely candidate as you're pulling full speed on hardwired speeds). Or the device you're using. 

What device are you speedtesting with?

have you tried any other 5ghz devices? 2.4ghz isn't going to max out a 300mbps with the 80mbps you're getting is actually pretty good over 2.4ghz.

Also what website are you testing with? Try a couple different ones. 

CM2000-> RAXE500-> GS716v2-> WAX218-> EX8000
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604maxximus
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Re: R7000 5ghz half speed as previously

I have tested on my laptop, S7 phone, PS4 and my tower computer. Essentially same results between all devices. Maybe i will try an isp modem switch. Can't hurt
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plemans
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Re: R7000 5ghz half speed as previously

What modem are you using
CM2000-> RAXE500-> GS716v2-> WAX218-> EX8000
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604maxximus
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Re: R7000 5ghz half speed as previously

I will post model when i get home
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@604maxximus wrote:
Maybe i will try an isp modem switch. Can't hurt

It could hurt and isn't likely to do much for wifi speeds. A modem that does wifi is likely to be a modem/router. So you would have two routers on the network.

 

Two routers on your network can cause headaches. For example, you can end up with local address problems. Among other things, the other router can misdirect addresses that the Netgear router usually handles, such as routerlogin.net or the usual IP address for a router, 192.168.1.1.

This explains some of the other drawbacks.

What is Double NAT? | Answer | NETGEAR Support

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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