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Orbi RBR50 Slow speed on Wifi but full gigabit speed on Ethernet port

bodhidg1983
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Orbi RBR50 Slow speed on Wifi but full gigabit speed on Ethernet port

I have an Orbi RBR50 + 1 Satellite RBS50 - connected to my Gigabit Internet. I am getting 900mpbs speeds at the ISPs modem, and at the Ethernet port of the Orb RBR50 router too - which tells me that RBR50 is receiving the full speeds. However, the wifi from the RBR50 is barely touching 400mpbs.

 

The firmware on the RBR50 and RBS50 are latest - v2.5.2.4

 

I have tested the wifi on speedtest from connected clients - ranging from MacBook Pro 16, iPad Pro, iPhonePro 12 Max, iPhone X, Samsung Note 10.... and all of them go at the max up to 400mbps on wifi. The speed at the Ethernet port of the RBR50 I have tested by connecting a LAN cable directly to the laptop.

 

I have read quite a few such posts - but did not really find a working solution or workaround.

 

Anyone got a working solution by changing any settings within the router ?

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Slow speed on Wifi but full gigabit speed on Ethernet port

Most wifi devices max out at around 400-500Mpbs on 5Ghz AC. You never see anything near 900Mpbs like on wire LAN cable. Nature of the beast on wifi. Nothing that can be done. 

 

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