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Sorry if this has been covered, I am a newbie. DRASTIC drop in Mbps 10ft away from router on wifi

KerryLeigh1213
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Sorry if this has been covered, I am a newbie. DRASTIC drop in Mbps 10ft away from router on wifi

Connected I get over 100Mbps.  Disconnected right next to it I get 50Mbps.

10 feet away down to 25Mbps.  Upstairs in my office ( about 25 ft through floor) it is down to 14Mbps.

 

Is something set up wrong?  That is a drastic difference isnt it?

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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IrvSp
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Re: Sorry if this has been covered, I am a newbie. DRASTIC drop in Mbps 10ft away from router on wi

Are you talking wired or wireless, or did you mean you got 100Mbps wired and a short distance way using wireless you got less?

 

Wireless may never be the same as wired. A lot of things matter for wireless besides distance away:

 

  • SSID band you are on?
  • Channel used?
  • Security Used?
  • Other devices on the SSID?
  • Device used?
  • Number of antennea's on device?
  • OS used?
  • Latest driver for device?
  • Local signals creating Interference?
  • Composition of walls?

If on Windows and using Wireless, a good program to get is ACRYLIC. It will show signal strength, local signals and bands (if you have a DUAL BAND device), and channels they use. With that info you get a better handle if there is a problem and alter band channels to a less used one.

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Re: Sorry if this has been covered, I am a newbie. DRASTIC drop in Mbps 10ft away from router on wi

.... and if wireless, is that 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz?

 

Remember 5 GHz is faster but has a shorter range.

 

Just another user.

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duckware
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Re: Sorry if this has been covered, I am a newbie. DRASTIC drop in Mbps 10ft away from router on wi

In your client device, what is the PHY speed (see duckware.com/wifi#wifispeeds for Windows/Android).  Then in speed tests, you only expect to get around 50% of that.

 

If you are connected to your "5G" SSID, you should be getting a very high PHY speed.  Typical would be above 700 Mbps).

 

For testing purposes, make sure your 2.4 and 5 GHz SSID names are different (eg: XXX and XXX-5G, where XXX is a name you select).  Often times you name the two the SAME -- and the client device connects to the best one.  But you may be running into some issue?  So, manaully try to connect to the 5G SSID and test that speed.

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