× NETGEAR would like to hear from you about specific features so we can improve your experience. To participate in this survey please click HERE.
Reply

N300 wifi Performance Issues

arrrbee
Aspirant

N300 wifi Performance Issues

The internet is too slow. When you plug the computer in via ethernet, I get 100 MBPS, which is what I'm paying for. But over the wi-fi my top speed is about 20 MBPS. During the day when we're using multiple devices, the internet slows way down and becomes unusable, less than 5 MBPS. What can I do to improve this?

Message 1 of 2
TheEther
Guru

Re: N300 wifi Performance Issues

Let's tackle the Wi-Fi problem first.  What kind of Wi-Fi adapter does your computer have?  If it only supports 802.11g, for example, then 20 Mbps is pretty much the highest speed it can achieve.  

 

BTW, for future reference, Wi-Fi and Internet speeds are usually expressed in Megabits per second and this is abbreviated as either Mb/s or Mbps. We distinguish this from Megabytes per second, which is abbreviated as MB/s.  MBPS is never used as an abbreviation because it's ambiguous; is it Megabits or Megabytes per second? 

Message 2 of 2
Top Contributors
Discussion stats
  • 1 reply
  • 2268 views
  • 0 kudos
  • 2 in conversation
Announcements

Orbi WiFi 6E