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EX2700, wifi range extender made my internet speed go slower from 100 mbps to 30mbps using N300

allenrca
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EX2700, wifi range extender made my internet speed go slower from 100 mbps to 30mbps using N300

All green signal except internet speed now 30 mbps from 100 mbps.

Do I have to exhange now to 1200 mbps model instead of this upto 300mbps and this product can only go to 30 mbps testing the speed on speedtest.net.

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plemans
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Re: EX2700, wifi range extender made my internet speed go slower from 100 mbps to 30mbps using N300

Its a limitation with how extenders function and with the basics of 2.4ghz. 

Single and dual band extenders by their very nature drop throughput (speed) 50%. Reason this happens is they have to go router--->extender and then extender---->device using the same chip. And that chip can't do both at once.  

the triband extenders have a dedicated 5ghz backhaul to get around this. 

 

Plus 2.4ghz is a slow network. 

I'd advise reading a few reviews on extenders for an understanding of their true performance and expectations. 

Here's some on the N300 devices. 

https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/32278-single-band-wireless-extender-roundu...

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