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hootpie

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Why is wifi still so fucking slow? 5 years ago I had a WiFi 5 router that got ~500Mbps. 2 years ago I bought a WiFi 6 dual band router that gets ~500Mbps. Today I bought a gaming mesh wifi 6 tri-band with some extra 160Hz band for extra something and I get ~500Mbps with an iPhone, 3 different MacBook Pros, and a gaming computer that are all wifi 6 devices with 1200Mbps+ max and I'm getting less than half of that even when the device is directly next to the router with no other devices nearby/active.

I bonded my DS920+'s two CAT5 cables with the new router thinking "Ah yes, now I will max out my drives' 210MB/s and then realized my wifi is still limiting me to roughly 1/4 of that speed.

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Why is wifi still so fucking slow? 5 years ago I had a WiFi 5 router that got ~500Mbps. 2 years ago I bought a WiFi 6 dual band router that gets ~500Mbps. Today I bought a gaming mesh wifi 6 tri-band with some extra 160Hz band for extra something and I get ~500Mbps with an iPhone, 3 different MacBook Pros, and a gaming computer that are all wifi 6 devices with 1200Mbps+ max and I'm getting less than half of that even when the device is directly next to the router with no other devices nearby/active.

I bonded my DS920+'s two CAT5 cables with the new router thinking "Ah yes, now I will max out my drives' 210MB/s and then realized my wifi is still limiting me to roughly 1/4 of that speed.

:mad::mad::mad:
Be a use you COVID 5g is interfering, obviously
 

CPTMULLET

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Why is wifi still so fucking slow? 5 years ago I had a WiFi 5 router that got ~500Mbps. 2 years ago I bought a WiFi 6 dual band router that gets ~500Mbps. Today I bought a gaming mesh wifi 6 tri-band with some extra 160Hz band for extra something and I get ~500Mbps with an iPhone, 3 different MacBook Pros, and a gaming computer that are all wifi 6 devices with 1200Mbps+ max and I'm getting less than half of that even when the device is directly next to the router with no other devices nearby/active.

I bonded my DS920+'s two CAT5 cables with the new router thinking "Ah yes, now I will max out my drives' 210MB/s and then realized my wifi is still limiting me to roughly 1/4 of that speed.

:mad::mad::mad:
Sounds like you have 500mbps internet?
 

hootpie

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Oct 5, 2003
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Sounds like you have 500mbps internet?
1200Mbps. I consistently get 1.2-1.3Gbps whether I connect my laptop directly to the modem or whether I run a speedtest through my router's interface.

This is in a house with only two other houses nearby (closest walls are 20+ ft apart), so not like this is a densely packed apartment complex with tons of interference.
 

keroberos

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Why is wifi still so fucking slow? 5 years ago I had a WiFi 5 router that got ~500Mbps. 2 years ago I bought a WiFi 6 dual band router that gets ~500Mbps. Today I bought a gaming mesh wifi 6 tri-band with some extra 160Hz band for extra something and I get ~500Mbps with an iPhone, 3 different MacBook Pros, and a gaming computer that are all wifi 6 devices with 1200Mbps+ max and I'm getting less than half of that even when the device is directly next to the router with no other devices nearby/active.

I bonded my DS920+'s two CAT5 cables with the new router thinking "Ah yes, now I will max out my drives' 210MB/s and then realized my wifi is still limiting me to roughly 1/4 of that speed.

:mad::mad::mad:

Bonding interfaces will not give you double throughput on a single transfer thread FYI.

Unsure if it works on non-ubiquiti stuff, but there is a app called WifiMan(iOS) that may help you map whats going on in your house.
 
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