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2.5 gig , port 5 on AX11000 RAX 200


2.5 gig , port 5 on AX11000 RAX 200

Just received my new router and am confused about something.

Their sales rep said the router would handle up to 2.5 in and out to my computer hooked to ethernet. After setting it up and talking to Netgear support it tuns out not to be the case.

I see the option of turning port 5 into a 2.5 WAN port in settings. My question is what would that benefit beings it won't pass those speeds through.

I have a MB8611 modem which is 2.5, installed a 2.5 nic card in my computer, testing straight to the modem I get 1196.5 down and 40.6 up so Comcast is giving me the speed. Through the router is 937.7 down and 39.2 up. 

How would I benifit by making that port a 2.5 and hooking my moden to that?







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Re: 2.5 gig , port 5 on AX11000 RAX 200

Because if you were utilizing the full hardwired speed (947mbps) and a wireless device or another wired device was being used, it'd still have another 200mbps for those devices to use. 

Or you could use the lan port aggregation to aggregate 2 lan ports for 2gig speeds. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
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