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Netgear R6300 WiFi Router 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

mickevh

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Those online speed tester things are almost pointless for testing yout Wi-fi performance. Usually the ISP link is (by far) the slowest part of the pathway from source to sink and the online speedtesters (effectively) only check that, which is of course what they are designed to do.

To test your local LAN/WLAN performance you need to use something else. NetIO and iPerf are freebies if you've got a couple of Windows devices.

Wi-fi "speed" varies all the time, so when testing, you have to test over a period to see what the trend is.

5Hz doesn't penetrate "stuff" (walls, doors, air, etc) as well as 2.4GHz so if you're at the edges of the coverage footprint or have lots of obsticles in the way, it's quite possible that the throughput would be worse.

This is "normal" and you wouldn't have a good case for claiming you new device is faulty. Make sure you've tested from a reasonably close distance (a few meters, perferably with line of sight) and test using something local rather than an online speed testers to build your case.

BTW - I don't believe 802.11ac is ratified yet, so you'll be heading down the path all the "pre N" devices did before that standard was finally agreed. Here we go again.... :devil:
 
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