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ea9500 router keeps slowing down?

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Had this router for a while and recently its been slowing down a lot on wifi only settings. going from 40mb+ to 1mb on all wireless devices. I've gotten more and more devices but I thought this thing was supposed to be able to handle 10+

Any help as to what i can try?

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Had this router for a while and recently its been slowing down a lot on wifi only settings. going from 40mb+ to 1mb on all wireless devices. I've gotten more and more devices but I thought this thing was supposed to be able to handle 10+

Any help as to what i can try?
While it can handle 10+ devices, there is only so much wireless spectrum. Unlike a wired network where each device has a dedicated cable, the wireless spectrum is shared amongst all the devices.

I would check and see if changing the channels helps. Also putting the slower devices on the 2.4Ghz and the higher speed (video) appliances on the 5Ghz may help to reduce congestion.
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While it can handle 10+ devices, there is only so much wireless spectrum. Unlike a wired network where each device has a dedicated cable, the wireless spectrum is shared amongst all the devices.

I would check and see if changing the channels helps. Also putting the slower devices on the 2.4Ghz and the higher speed (video) appliances on the 5Ghz may help to reduce congestion.
Good advice. OP What are all the devices? If you have an older or basic device that only supports 2.4ghz wireless B it can cause the entire 2.4ghz band to slow down too.
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Had this router for a while and recently its been slowing down a lot on wifi only settings. going from 40mb+ to 1mb on all wireless devices. I've gotten more and more devices but I thought this thing was supposed to be able to handle 10+

Any help as to what i can try?
The "official" Linksys answer on this one is to back up your router settings, reset to factory defaults, flash firmware to latest version, restore any settings. I would re-create the settings rather than restoring from backup.
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Good advice. OP What are all the devices? If you have an older or basic device that only supports 2.4ghz wireless B it can cause the entire 2.4ghz band to slow down too.
Nothing really old just a few chromcast devices and google home. 2 smart tv's and an xbox. all the chromcast devices are on 5ghz wireless while google home and everything else is on 2.4ghz.

Read somewhere that 5ghz should be used for longer range stuff and 2.4ghz for closer to router items so that's what i've been following since getting it.
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The "official" Linksys answer on this one is to back up your router settings, reset to factory defaults, flash firmware to latest version, restore any settings. I would re-create the settings rather than restoring from backup.
That would suck having to do this every year but i'll give it a try on the new year after the christmas decorations come down.
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Nothing really old just a few chromcast devices and google home. 2 smart tv's and an xbox. all the chromcast devices are on 5ghz wireless while google home and everything else is on 2.4ghz.

Read somewhere that 5ghz should be used for longer range stuff and 2.4ghz for closer to router items so that's what i've been following since getting it.
It's actually the opposite. 5ghz supports higher speeds but doesn't go as far in distance or penetrate objects as well 2.4ghz due to hits higher frequency and shorter wave length. Higher bandwidth devices should be on 5ghz with your router and slower devices should be on 2.4ghz.
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