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varying speeds from test orbi rbr20 with 1 satellite

rroussel01
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varying speeds from test orbi rbr20 with 1 satellite

I am getting 3 different speeds depending on the test I run

on orbi app I get 463 download, 14 upload, and 17 ping

on speed test app I get 176 download, 9 upload, 64 ping

on my computer over wifi I get 49 download, 3 upload and 36 ping

 

why such a difference?

Model: RBR20|Orbi AC2200 Tri-band WiFi Router
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plemans
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Re: varying speeds from test orbi rbr20 with 1 satellite

When you run it in the orbi app, it hosts the speedtest directly off the router. If it picks the best server (it doesn't always) its going to give you the most accurate speeds. 

I'm assuming the "speedtest app" is ran off a phone? And therefore wifi? Same with the pc? 

The pc could be running off 2.4ghz since orbi does band steering. 

And depending on your phone, it could be multiple things. such as the phone having a 1x1 antenna setup, distance, interference, 2.4ghz, etc. 

 

The most reliable speedtest is hardwired into the router and running speedtest (and trying different servers on speedtest). 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
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Mstrbig
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Re: varying speeds from test orbi rbr20 with 1 satellite

Speed tests are going to vary, depending on many things. As a baseline, run the speedtest built in the app. Then any wireless speedtests will vary greatly depending on distance from the router or satellites, interference, (experiment with different channels), settings of both the Orbi system and the devices. I find, if I have a device that supports 5Ghz but connects to 2.4Ghz all the time, forget the WIFI network on the device, then relogin. However the device will go back to 2.4Ghz if the signal strenght on 5Ghz is below a certain threshold.

Check your Orbi settings under Advanced/Advanced Settings/Wireless setting, in the WEB interface, and uncheck "Enable 20/40 MHz Coexistence", check "Enable WMM (Wi-Fi multimedia) settings", "Enable Implicit BEAMFORMING" and "Enable MU-MIMO"

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FURRYe38
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Re: varying speeds from test orbi rbr20 with 1 satellite

What is the distance between the router and satellite(s)? 30 feet is recommended in between RBR and RBS to begin with depending upon building materials when wirelessly connected. https://kb.netgear.com/000036466/How-far-should-I-place-my-Orbi-satellite-from-my-Orbi-router


@rroussel01 wrote:

I am getting 3 different speeds depending on the test I run

on orbi app I get 463 download, 14 upload, and 17 ping

on speed test app I get 176 download, 9 upload, 64 ping

on my computer over wifi I get 49 download, 3 upload and 36 ping

 

why such a difference?


 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode |  Wifi Router MK83+ (Router Mode) | and RBK853 (Router Mode) | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MR6150, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, R9000, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR700, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

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