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35 10 December 30, 2017 at 06:57 AM
I receive 100/25 mbps speed via fiber form my internet company. I have a few months old Dlink 880-L 1900 AC router. The download speed coming out of my wall outlet connecting a laptop via Ethernet cable is 95 mbps and 25mbps upload speed . Same readings for anything connected via Ethernet cable to the router.
Problem comes in when checking speed test of any device connected to the router via wifi. the readings vary but mainly are between 35-44 mbps down and 25 mbps up.
Why are those speeds so much lower. I understand im not goin g to get the 96 mbps down via wifi but I think 70- 80 mbps wireless should be expected ? DLink tech I spoke with was not helpful, she just had me change the channels and do a reset ..I did also hook up a Netgear 1200 AC 6200 router and the results are similar
Any help would be appreciated

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What device are you testing with? Does it actually support AC and is it connected to your 5ghz network? In my experience you need a decently powerful router to support WAN 100mbps service.
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Have you tried setting the wireless device within 3 feet of the router?
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I've tested it with an Ipad2, a laptop and a kindle fire HD . I've placed it within a ft of the router
I'm not sure if it's AC comparable , how would I know ?
yes it's connected to the 5 G
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And the router is a Dlink 880-L A/C 1900 router that's about three months old
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Ipad2 is pretty old I have one myself. Just tested my ipad 2 vs my Dell XPS 18 tablet using the same wifi network at the same location.

Ipad2 23.5 Mbps download
XPS18 50.4

So the iPad is slow and Probably your kindle too and that leaves the laptop with lots of options from the power setting on the wireless to the channel width settings
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Thanks , yes that makes sense and this am I confirmed with Apple that my Ipad can only receive a max 54 mbps no matter what download speed I receive . Wish the Dlink tech support person would have mentioned this , I would have save myself from all the troubleshooting and posting this as well. Thanks again for the helpful answer !
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are you sure you have fiber you should have gb speed what modem and router do you have https://www.fastmetrics.com/how-fast-is-fiber-optic-internet.php
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Yes I'm 100 % certian our community has fiber to our homes , we have had it since our community was first built in 2005. They are in the process of upgrading the Nodes/ONt/GPon to handle Gig speed .
We don't have modems and I use a Dlink 880-L wireless router
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Yes I'm 100 % certian our community has fiber to our homes , we have had it since our community was first built in 2005. They are in the process of upgrading the Nodes/ONt/GPon to handle Gig speed .
We don't have modems and I use a Dlink 880-L wireless router
Your hard-wired speed test validates your connection to the world from your router.

So don't worry if you have fiber or copper to the phone/cable company as part of this thread.

When you do a speed test, make sure you are only connecting with 1 WIRELESS device to your router. Temporally change the SSID on the router to "TESTSSID" or something.
Make sure no hardwired devices are connected to the router.
At this point you've completely isolated things to just your 1 wireless device.
Now do your speed test with the wireless device.


*why go to that trouble to change the SSID, etc??? as any device that is wireless and gets to connect to your router GETS A TURN to talk to the Router every cycle.
All devices Wired or Wireless gets a turn to talk, even if they only have to say "Pass, Nothing to transmit" This slows things down. If you have a phone that's just *barely* in range, that will slow the router down, when you have your laptop 2 feet from the router with a strong connection.

/good luck.
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Thanks , yes that makes sense and this am I confirmed with Apple that my Ipad can only receive a max 54 mbps no matter what download speed I receive . Wish the Dlink tech support person would have mentioned this , I would have save myself from all the troubleshooting and posting this as well. Thanks again for the helpful answer !
Dlink rep couldn't possibly know the compatibility of every device you have. Furthermore, there's ZERO reason you should need those speeds on an iPad. I have once device in my entire house that needs those speeds, my desktop, because I'm constantly transferring large files to and from my server. That's why I have it wired into a gigabit switch. Every single other device uses wireless and I probably get speeds way less than you.
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Totally understand my devices don't need anywhere near the 100 mbps that im receiving , its over kill to say the least. Since my Internet provider just upgraded me to 100 mbps free I wanted to know if I was getting anyway near the 100mbps wirelessly and didn't understand why I wasn't, that's why I posted the question here , to find an answer. I got the answer and now I understand , thanks to all who helped
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Totally understand my devices don't need anywhere near the 100 mbps that im receiving , its over kill to say the least. Since my Internet provider just upgraded me to 100 mbps free I wanted to know if I was getting anyway near the 100mbps wirelessly and didn't understand why I wasn't, that's why I posted the question here , to find an answer. I got the answer and now I understand , thanks to all who helped
Cool.

Glad to hear you got your question answered.
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are you sure you have fiber you should have gb speed what modem and router do you have https://www.fastmetrics.com/how-f...ternet.php
Not all fiber service is gigabit. I just got FIOS and stuck with 100/100 Mbps since I didn't want to pay the extra for 1 Gbps service.
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Your hard-wired speed test validates your connection to the world from your router.

So don't worry if you have fiber or copper to the phone/cable company as part of this thread.

When you do a speed test, make sure you are only connecting with 1 WIRELESS device to your router. Temporally change the SSID on the router to "TESTSSID" or something.
Make sure no hardwired devices are connected to the router.
At this point you've completely isolated things to just your 1 wireless device.
Now do your speed test with the wireless device.


*why go to that trouble to change the SSID, etc??? as any device that is wireless and gets to connect to your router GETS A TURN to talk to the Router every cycle.
All devices Wired or Wireless gets a turn to talk, even if they only have to say "Pass, Nothing to transmit" This slows things down. If you have a phone that's just *barely* in range, that will slow the router down, when you have your laptop 2 feet from the router with a strong connection.

/good luck.
Yup, need to make sure you're only testing 1 thing at a time.
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