R8500 and FIOS

I've seen other threads on this, but i wanted to make sure this was current information.


I just upgraded to Verizon FIOS Gigabyte service.  When plugged in, I am reaching well over 800MB/sec download & upload.  On wireless, I am only getting around 150MB/sec download & upload.  


I have a newer ONT device, which is ethernet only.  I do NOT have the Quantum Gateway router.  Several Verizon employees, as well as the tech who installed it, said this should not be a problem.  


So I guess the question is: Will the Nighthawk X8 R8500 AC5300 router be capbable of gigabyte speeds on wireless?  If so, what settings might I change?  I have QoS and Traffic disabled.  I am connected via dual 5GHz band. I have tried different channels.  I am using the newest firmware I can find.  

Model: R8500|Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band AC5300 WiFi Router
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Re: R8500 and FIOS

   Have you determined that the router is the bottleneck, rather than
the wireless-connected device?

> [...] I am using the newest firmware I can find.

   An actual version number would be more useful than your assessment of
what might be available at any given time.

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