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Netgear extender wifi speed much slower

kyojim
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Netgear extender wifi speed much slower

I recently purchased a Netgear EX6120 to have a wired ethernet to my PC with higher speeds.

The wifi in my room is around 200-300Mbps, however, the wifi extender is only at 20-30 Mbps without ethernet, with ethernet it is 30-40.

The product description says it goes up to 1200Mbps.

I use a virgin media hub4.

Extender is connected to home network wirelessly.

Is there anything that can be done to fix this or will I have to return it?

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plemans
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Re: Netgear extender wifi speed much slower

What happens if you test the speed over 5ghz?

2.4ghz is a much slower band than 5ghz. that 20-40mbps is more what you can expect out of 2.4ghz. 

Plus single/dual band extenders drop throughput by 50% because they have to use the same chip to go router---extender  and then extender-----devices and they can't do both at once. 

So if you're connected to 2.4ghz, thats about the speed you can expect. 5ghz should be faster. 

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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