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New Orbi RBK50, but Upload Speeds are slower than before?

tomtendo
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New Orbi RBK50, but Upload Speeds are slower than before?

I just installed our new orbi rbk50 and while download speeds are fine... my upload speeds are half what they use to be on my airport extreme... what gives????? Do I really have to return this?

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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tomtendo
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Re: New Orbi RBK50, but Upload Speeds are slower than before?

Previously, I would get 280-300 download and 15-25 upload via Wifi....

 

Now I am getting the same download, but 6-9 Upload via Orbi Wifi.

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FURRYe38
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Re: New Orbi RBK50, but Upload Speeds are slower than before?

What FW is currently loaded?
What is the Mfr and model# of the ISP modem the NG router is connected too?
Is the Orbi system operating in Router or AP mode?
Are these speed results wired or wireless? 


What is the size of your home? Sq Ft?
What is the distance between the router and satellite(s)? 30 feet is recommended in between them to begin with depending upon building materials.

 

What channels are you using? Auto? Try setting manual channel 1, 6 or 11 on 2.4Ghz and any unused channel on 5Ghz.
Any Wifi Neighbors near by? If so, how many?
What WPA security modes are you using?

 

Try enabling Beamforming and MIMO.

Try disabling the following and see:
Daisy Chain, Fast Roaming, IPv6 and Set 20/40Mhz Coexistence to 40Mhz only. Save settings and reboot the router and satellite(s).


@tomtendo wrote:

I just installed our new orbi rbk50 and while download speeds are fine... my upload speeds are half what they use to be on my airport extreme... what gives????? Do I really have to return this?


 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RAXE50 and R8500(v.158) Router Mode | Switches NG GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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tomtendo
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Re: New Orbi RBK50, but Upload Speeds are slower than before?

Firmware is the latest one. I checked for new several times. V2.2.1.210

 

My modem is a Surfboard SB6183, Arris.

 

No idea if in router or AP mode. How can I tell? I never was asked this.

 

House is 3400sf. Signal isn't an issue right now. Upload speed is.

 

I would say the Satelittle is about 30 feet away, upstairs (Modem is downstairs).

 

WPA is "WPA2-PSK [AES]"

 

Not sure what you mean or where for "

Try enabling Beamforming and MIMO.

Try disabling the following and see:
Daisy Chain, Fast Roaming, IPv6 and Set 20/40Mhz Coexistence to 40Mhz only. Save settings and reboot the router and satellite(s)."

 

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tomtendo
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Re: New Orbi RBK50, but Upload Speeds are slower than before?

It's in Router mode.

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FURRYe38
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Re: New Orbi RBK50, but Upload Speeds are slower than before?

Router or AP mode can be found under Advanced Tab/Advanced Settings/Router or AP mode menu. Yours is probably router mode as it's default out of the box. 

 

Look under Advanced Tab/Advanced Settings/Wireless settings for those advanced features. 

 

Be sure to test wired LAN cable speeds with a PC or latop first, then test wireless. 

 

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RAXE50 and R8500(v.158) Router Mode | Switches NG GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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tomtendo
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Re: New Orbi RBK50, but Upload Speeds are slower than before?

My pc which is wired to the router jsut got 295/22 which is probably what it was before. Wifi tho... and literally 2 feet away from same router is 290s/12

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FURRYe38
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Re: New Orbi RBK50, but Upload Speeds are slower than before?

Ok so wired speeds are good. 

 

What device are you using to test wireless? 

Try all available wireless devices to check speeds.

 

Ensure Beamforming is also enabled. 

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RAXE50 and R8500(v.158) Router Mode | Switches NG GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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Chrisddo
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Re: New Orbi RBK50, but Upload Speeds are slower than before?

I’m having exactly the same issues. Max wifi upload speeds have been neutered to half compared to other mesh systems I have tried in my home. I’m very close to doing a return and going for a Deco M9 setup.
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tomtendo
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Re: New Orbi RBK50, but Upload Speeds are slower than before?

I was good for a couple hours via wired and wifi. getting 17+ upload. Now I am getting sub 10s both wired and wifi. I've tested on Macbook pro (2018) and iPads and iPhones.

 

I turned on  Implicit BEAMFORMING and now wifi is even slower... 92 and 7 up.

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tomtendo
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Re: New Orbi RBK50, but Upload Speeds are slower than before?

I just got 292 and 2 upload. This upload is a joke. What’s the deal? How can my 6 year old Apple airport do better than this?
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New Orbi RBK50, but Upload Speeds are slower than before?

I would try to upgrade the FW, upgrade the satellite(s) first then the RBR router. You'll need two files for the RBR, v212 and v32:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi/New-NetGear-Orbi-Firmware-Version-2-3-0-32-now-available/td-p/...

 

Upgrade via lan cable. I would factory reset and setup from scratch after v32 is applied with the RBR. 


@tomtendo wrote:
I just got 292 and 2 upload. This upload is a joke. What’s the deal? How can my 6 year old Apple airport do better than this?

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RAXE50 and R8500(v.158) Router Mode | Switches NG GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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