R7800 WIFI slows down over time


R7800 WIFI slows down over time

I have an R7800 with firmware v1.0.2.04.  Using it as an Access Point.


If I do a speedtest on my iPhone 6S in a particular location I can get consistent 250 - 300 mbps from various sites.


After a few days, the speed will halve to 125 - 150 mbps.  Nothing else has changed, nobody else is on my network, and no neighbours are using the same channel.


If I then turn WIFI off on the iPhone and turn it back on again speeds will be back to the previous higher levels.


I have preamble set to Automatic. I am using 5GHz 80MHz channel 44.


Anybody have an idea what's going on?



Model: R7800|Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wifi Router
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Re: R7800 WIFI slows down over time

Hello @ablatt


Welcome to the community!


Since you mentioned that you and your neighbor re on the same channel, try to use a different channel on your router.

By the way, did you factory reset your router after firmware upgrade?

If you have not, kindly reset then reconfigure the router to how it was then observe your connection.

NETGEAR Community Team
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