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Orbi slower than Xfiniti router

Just had our internet fixed as the outside booster was bad.  We were running 75 down and .5 up.  After the fix, did a wifi test and the xfiniti router ran at 475 down and 18 up.  Put it in bridge mode and hooked up the orbi using a Cat 6 cable.  175 down with 17 up.  Both in the same spot.  Xfinity router has always been used in bridge mode.   Any thoughts as to why?

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Re: Orbi slower than Xfiniti router

Make a back up configuration to file for safe keeping. This saves time if a reset is needed. 

 

AP Mode Reference:

https://kb.netgear.com/31218/How-do-I-configure-my-Orbi-router-to-act-as-an-access-point and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7LOcJ8GdDo&app=desktop
https://kb.netgear.com/26765/Disabled-Features-on-the-Router-when-set-to-AP-Mode

 

Please mark your thread as solved. 

 

Enjoy. Smiley Wink


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>XR450 v2.3.2.106(Router Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.11.2(AP Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111

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Re: Orbi slower than Xfiniti router

What Firmware version is currently loaded?
What is the Mfr and model# of the Internet Service Providers modem/ONT the NG router is connected too?

 

Power OFF the modem and RBR for 1 minute then back ON with the modem then RBR. Wire connect a PC to the RBR and speed test.

 

Has Armor or Circle been enabled? 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>XR450 v2.3.2.106(Router Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.11.2(AP Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Orbi slower than Xfiniti router

Firmware   V2.5.1.16

Comcast modem TG3482G

Roughly same speeds after reset

Did not acitivate armor or circle

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Re: Orbi slower than Xfiniti router

And you are sure the modem has been fully bridged? Not just disabling the wifi radio on the modem...this doesn't count. Smiley Wink

 

One thing to try out, put the ISP Modem back to router mode and then configure the RBR for AP mode. Leave the RBS OFF for now.  


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>XR450 v2.3.2.106(Router Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.11.2(AP Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Orbi slower than Xfiniti router

I just used the Bridge mode enable/disable button on ISP router.  Is there something else I need to do?  I did have the Orbi in router mode for wifi.  Will try it in AP mode later today and let you know.

Thanks for your help

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Re: Orbi slower than Xfiniti router

Ok just checking. One other thing to do would be after the bridge mode has been enabled and applied, power OFF the modem and RBR for 1 minute then back on. 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>XR450 v2.3.2.106(Router Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.11.2(AP Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Orbi slower than Xfiniti router

AP mode wouldn't work at all and I'm sure it's user error in the setup.  Updated both the Orbi (now in router mode) and satellite firmware though I thought I had it set up to update automatically.  Now it's running 450-500+ down and 13-15 up (few notches slower than the ISP router).  Did notice that more devices are connecting to the satellite than before so I'm assuming the firmware upgrade helped. Will leave well enough alone now.  

Thank you for all your help and suggestions. 

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Re: Orbi slower than Xfiniti router

Make a back up configuration to file for safe keeping. This saves time if a reset is needed. 

 

AP Mode Reference:

https://kb.netgear.com/31218/How-do-I-configure-my-Orbi-router-to-act-as-an-access-point and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7LOcJ8GdDo&app=desktop
https://kb.netgear.com/26765/Disabled-Features-on-the-Router-when-set-to-AP-Mode

 

Please mark your thread as solved. 

 

Enjoy. Smiley Wink


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>XR450 v2.3.2.106(Router Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.11.2(AP Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111

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