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WiFi Speed R7000

I have a Nighthawk Dual Band R7000. Using the Nighthawk iPhone App my internet speed is ~400mbps which is what my ISP provides. All my devices use the 5G band. However, when I use Speedtest.net on my devices my speed is 125mbps - 150mbps. Does this make sense? Why is the speed at my devices so low?

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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Re: WiFi Speed R7000

Wireless speeds are a product of the device you're using, the wireless interference in your area, and the capabilities of the router. The R7000 is a good router (when running stable firmware) so itslikely a combination of your environment and device you're testing with. The only realy accurate way to test speeds is over a hardwired connection because of the variabliites with wireless.  For instance, most phones use a 1x1 antenna versus the router is capable of 3x3. 

With that said, wireless speed tests do allow you to optimize your network for location and channel selection. 

CAX80->GS716v2->RBR50->RBS50-RBS40V-RBS50Y

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Re: WiFi Speed R7000

Wireless speeds are a product of the device you're using, the wireless interference in your area, and the capabilities of the router. The R7000 is a good router (when running stable firmware) so itslikely a combination of your environment and device you're testing with. The only realy accurate way to test speeds is over a hardwired connection because of the variabliites with wireless.  For instance, most phones use a 1x1 antenna versus the router is capable of 3x3. 

With that said, wireless speed tests do allow you to optimize your network for location and channel selection. 

CAX80->GS716v2->RBR50->RBS50-RBS40V-RBS50Y

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Re: WiFi Speed R7000

Many thanks for your answer. I am going to take your advice and temporarily hard wire some of my devices. If I understand your post, the difference in speeds at that point will be entirely or almost entirely dependent on the device.  Thanks again.

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