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Sub 10 Mbps results on wifi, from a 300M optic fibre plan

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    Sub 10 Mbps results on wifi, from a 300M optic fibre plan


    Hi all,

    These speedtest.net results on phone (iphone 4s, samsung note 2, LG optimus g pro, etc.), tablet (ipad 2) and my laptop (hp envy sleekbook 14 k-016tx) are very disappointing. The router is Asus RT AC65U, but my devices can only use N and not AC. The speeds mentioned in the title is from tests taken in the living room, almost right next to the router. If I move further away and put walls between the device and the router, it goes down to <1 Mbps.

    I don't know what other information I should provide, but here is a screenshot of the latest router settings that I've tried.

    The firmware is up-to-date: 3.0.0.4.374_5656 and speeds on LAN reach 220+ down and 150+ up.

    Please let me know if I am setting up something wrong, or if this is the expected speeds. It has made internet access very irritating as I am not able to place my laptop in the living room and extend a LAN cable (which blocks the way as it is not very long) most of the time.

    Thanks in anticipation for your help!
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there

    Wifi will depend on both the quality / protocol of your Router and your devices -- you'll be lucky to get a 2 - 3 Mbs wifi download whatever the fibre optic cable can deliver.

    Another thing to consider is to add an extender / repeater - this improves poor signal immensely. If say your SSID is DOGGY then the extender will simply create your new one with the name DOGGY-EXT same passwords etc -- these work really well.

    Wifi isn't (yet) the fastest protocol around.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    "N" full duplex standard is only theoretical and max speed is only 150m anyway. A lot of 802.11N adapters are actually Half-duplex which limits even theoretical speed to half. Ad to that different overhead and signal strength and quality and you are down to 35M in a hurry, after that it can go just down.
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    Central IL
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    A lot depends on the chipset that the router is using for WAN to LAN and the device that is using WiFi. Include with that environmental variables such as distance, what is between you and the WiFi A/P (concrete solid wall, block wall, wood framing, glass), signal interference, weather interference, etc..
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    Central IL
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    Your router needs to go to 40mhz for Channel Bandwidth, set it for a lower channel (ie 1) and use a set extension channel, not auto. If you have 5ghz available on the router, set for 5ghz and if the wifi devices have 5ghz capability, they will work with less interference. Also set to just work on Wireless-n only mode.

    Having it set as is. You will never get better speeds. It is set for what is considered a hybrid mode. That is to work with older legacy Wireless-b/g equipment and newer Wireless-n equipment.
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    Beloit, Wisconsin
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    This is my router set up.. You can go off this if you want .. I have my router protection turned on due to many other routers around my area that affect mine... I hope I'm on the same page as everyone else but I did run into that same problem a few months back.

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    Central IL
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    jpolacko, turning on QOS & Protected mode have nothing to do with neighboring A/P's. It only affects your LAN. It will actually cause more problems, than it is worth. Both of those settings need to be disabled.
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    Beloit, Wisconsin
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    QOS was turned on by default never messed with that just left it alone.. I can turn them off. Thanks for the information
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    Beloit, Wisconsin
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    jpolacko, turning on QOS & Protected mode have nothing to do with neighboring A/P's. It only affects your LAN. It will actually cause more problems, than it is worth. Both of those settings need to be disabled.
    I turned them off and noticed a improvement. I found out the QOS is if you are streaming multimedia ( Only thing I have that does that is my Hopper from Dish) and VOIP.
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    Central IL
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    It will not matter for your case with Wireless-n. It will cause more bad than good. Only if you are doing a lot of media streaming through the router/wifi with a lot of devices. Then you would need to use it. If it is only one or two devices that are streaming, just turn off QOS.
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