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Terrible Bandwidth Throughput

EastonCo
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Terrible Bandwidth Throughput

Hello all,

I purchased a Nighthawk R7900P router back in August 2017 and I am having serious issues with it being able to handle my 1Gbps download speed. Directly from my modem I receive nearly 1Gbps, yet through the Nighthawk, hard wired with CAT 7 STP I am only getting up to 600Mbps. The router is not performing well at all, giving 50-60% throughput. Is this a problem with all of these nighthawks? Does anyone else have a 1Gbps connection?

Model: R7900|Nighthawk X6 AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi Router
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schumaku
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Re: Terrible Bandwidth Throughput

Curent firmware (1.0.2.10 -> https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R7900.aspx#download) in place?

 

QoS disabled?

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EastonCo
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Re: Terrible Bandwidth Throughput

Current firmware is V1.3.0.10_1.2.2, QOS is disabled.

 

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R7900p.aspx#download

 

It's the R7900P.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Terrible Bandwidth Throughput

Try a factory reset on the router and configure wifi only. Don't enable or configure QoS, Traffic Meter or Access controls. Run a quick speed test. Try different browsers like IE11, FF or Opera. 

What is the mfr and model # of the ISP Modem/ONT? 


@EastonCowrote:

Hello all,

I purchased a Nighthawk R7900P router back in August 2017 and I am having serious issues with it being able to handle my 1Gbps download speed. Directly from my modem I receive nearly 1Gbps, yet through the Nighthawk, hard wired with CAT 7 STP I am only getting up to 600Mbps. The router is not performing well at all, giving 50-60% throughput. Is this a problem with all of these nighthawks? Does anyone else have a 1Gbps connection?


 

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EastonCo
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Re: Terrible Bandwidth Throughput

I have done this as well. From some peoples articles I have read, it seems like this is an issue with the router firmware. When I use a different router and the R7900P as just an access point, I get full speeds. When the R7900P is responsible for the routing, however, I loose 30-40% of my bandwidth.

 

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