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Reduced Speed from N300 Extender

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Reduced Speed from N300 Extender

On my Windows 10 laptop I am receiving Wifi 21MB from my router. I extended the signal with a N300 WN3000RP V3 unit.   However, when connecting my laptop to the extended signal, my Wifi speed then drops down to 11MB. The N300 signal is strong so there is no attenuation due to distance from main router but why has the speed been reduced by 50%.

 

Model: WN3000RPv3|N300 WiFi Range Extender
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Tarka
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Re: Reduced Speed from N300 Extender

Thanks for info plemans. I will look into triband extenders. Cheers, Tarka

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plemans
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Re: Reduced Speed from N300 Extender

thats normal for extenders. 

Reason they drop throughput 50% is 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 while the extender is talking to the router, it can't talk to the devices. 

That causes the 50% throughput reduction. 

 

Its the whole reason for triband extenders and mesh systems. They have a dedicated backhaul that is only used for the router------extender communication. This prevents the drop. 

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Tarka
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Re: Reduced Speed from N300 Extender

Thanks for info plemans. I will look into triband extenders. Cheers, Tarka

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