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Re: R8000 QOS

JohntheGeek
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R8000 QOS

So far i'm very disapppinted with the R8000 wireless router. I've turned off the wireless because i was getting worse speeds than my apple airport extream. Now i've turnd off QOS because after a day of restarting the router, my download speeds are reduced by 50 - 75 percent. After i restart the router, my download speeds go right back up to what i'm suppose to have. Wait a couple days, the download speeds drop again, reboot router, rinse and repeat. I didn't buy the router just to turn everything off.

 

Are you aware of the issue or do i have a defective router?

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WJames
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Re: R8000 QOS

I have had the R8000 for almost a year.  There are four people in our house with about a dozen connected devices.  It is not uncommon for all of us to be streaming videos / playing online games via WAN / LAN connections.  It is rare to ever experience a hiccup in playback or a noticable lag spike.  The router is running the latest firmware and has QOS enabled.

 

Please note that none of the radios use Auto channel.  Instead, I recommend that you run a Wi-Fi analytics tool to see what channels are in use by your neighbors, and then assign your radios to unused channels.  Note that some 2.4 channels overlap.  Here is a good article on configuring channels:

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-howto/31656-it-takes-a-neighborhood-to-fix-bad-wire...

 

I hope my suggestions help.

 

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JohntheGeek
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Re: R8000 QOS

I tuned off Dynamis QOS for a couple days and my download sppeds are now cut in half again. Restarting the router fixes the problem. Netgear, if you know about this problem or are working on it, i would love to know.

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JamesGL
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Re: R8000 QOS

Hi @JohntheGeek,

 

Do you have the latest firmware on the router? Have you tried performing a factory reset? For slow speed, does it affect wired devices as well or only wireless devices?

 

Regards,

 

JamesGL
Community Team

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JohntheGeek
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Re: R8000 QOS

I did preform a factory restet on the router. I'll post back how it's performing in a couple days.

 

 

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