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TSsoonwai
post Sep 17 2018, 11:05 PM, updated 2y ago


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Why my wifi so slow?
Since many Unifi users have got Turbo speed now, more and more people are asking why their wifi is so slow. Unfortunately many are misled by those AC1200, AC1750, AC2400 numbers so here's a guide to what actual speed you can achieve. Now, just to clarify, this is about WiFi speed not internet speed but in order to get max internet speed, you first have to get your wifi in order.

tl;dr Maximum WiFi Speeds
Here's a tl;dr of the max wifi speed that I've tested. Remember, in order to get max speed, your device must equal or better the wifi router.
PhoneLaptopTablet
2.4Ghz 2x291.57 Mbps92.1 Mbps-
5Ghz 1x1240.53 Mbps244 Mbps-
5Ghz 2x2343.66 Mbps357 Mbps518.79 Mbps
5Ghz 3x3-875 Mbps-

Gigabit Ethernet: 934 Mbps (for ref)
Faster speeds coming when I test the faster wifi routers.

AC Rating
The first thing, those AC numbers or Rating. These are there to impress help consumers.

The numbers give an indication of the speed of the router but they're mostly there because marketing needed a shorter way to describe the router. So instead of "2.4Ghz 2x2 MIMO and 5Ghz 2x2 MIMO", they use AC1200. Much simpler but just remember no way you'll get 1200Mbps from it.

TM's TP-Link C1200 as an example
Many people have this wifi router since it's a freebie from TM. It is AC1200.

Max 5Ghz link speed: 866Mbps (2x2 5Ghz wifi streams)
Max 2.4Ghz link speed: 300Mbps (2x2 2.4Ghz wifi streams)

So 866+300 = 1200 (yes, marketing did the math)


2x2, 3x3 MIMO
If you wondering what is that 2x2 wifi streams. It's something like this.

2x2 means 2 transmit and 2 receive.
MIMO (multiple in/multiple out) means the wifi can receive,send more than one wifi stream at the same time. Everything is MIMO now.
streams are sometimes called chains. Some people use the term antenna. Not wrong. One stream needs one antenna to transmit. Then you look at the C1200 which is 2x2 but it has 3 antennas. How leh? That one I explain later.

Which brings us to the speed of each stream. It can be more but let's stick to this for now.
One 5Ghz stream = 433Mbps
One 2.4Ghz stream = 150Mbps

Therefore for the TP-Link C1200, for 5Ghz, 2 streams is 2 x 433Mbps = 866Mbps.
Same for 2.4Ghz, 2 x 150Mbps = 300Mbps.
Add these together and you'll get the 1200 in AC1200.


Your laptop, phone
Alright, so your laptop and phone also has the same things. 1x1, 2x2, 3x3 MIMO. In order to get max speed, your phone must equal or better the wifi router.

Now, this is where a lot of questions arises. Some people might have a great router but their laptop or phone not so good. And vice-versa.
1. Most phones are 1x1
2. Some only have 2.4Ghz, no 5Ghz
3. Most laptops are 2x2
4. Some are 3x3
5. Cheaper laptops only have 2.4Ghz

So you see, if you connect a phone with 5GHz AC 1x1 to a C1200 2x2, the link speed will only be 433Mbps.


Link Speed vs Actual Speed
You might think, 433Mbps link speed is damn good already. But when you try, your speeds are much slower. Yeah, you'll never get full link speed. Why? Actually I'm not entirely sure so I'll leave that to Google.

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MacBook Pro Retina 2013 3x3 5Ghz Link Speed to a 1x1 hAP AC Lite

As a rough guesstimate for actual speed, I like to use 60% which is already a very optimistic number for the speed that you may get. You may get higher speeds, probably not, but very easy to get lower speeds. sad.gif
1x1 - Link: 433Mbps - IRL: 260Mbps
2x2 - Link: 866Mbps - IRL: 520Mbps
3x3 - Link: 1299Mbps - IRL: 779Mbps


Other Factors
In real life (IRL), other things will affect the final speed that you get.
1. Distance
2. Line of sight
3. Door
4. Wall
5. Interference from neigbour's wifi

So many things, I'm just going to list 5.


WiFi speed tests
To give you an idea of the speeds, I did a few tests below.

The test is a 30 second iPerf3 TCP test. Data is sent from the server via the respective wifi router to the device.
CODE
iperf3 -c 10.0.1.80 -R -i 4 -t 30

The command for iperf3 where applicable. iPhones are using an app called WiFiPerf which is iPerf3 compatible.

*Note that these are tests of just the wifi. No internet involved. Get the wifi speed sorted out before worrying about the internet. So, again, this is all local area network,
**I'm lazy to edit it so if you see single chain, dual or triple chain, it means 1x1, 2x2 or 3x3 respectively.

Stuff Used
Server: Thinkcentre M73 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - iperf3 3.1.3
Laptop: MacBook Pro Retina 2013 - MacOS 10.13.6 - 2.4Ghz Dual Chain - 5Ghz Triple Chain - iperf 3.6
Phone: iPhone 6s - iOS 12.0 - Dual Chain - WiFiPerf 3.2
Network: Gigabit - Cabling: Cat5e
Distance: Approximately 4ft from device to wifi router.

WiFi Routers (to be tested)
1. Mikrotik hAP AC Lite - 2.4Ghz Dual Chain - 5Ghz Single Chain - AC750 (done)
2. Mikrotik hAP AC2 - 2.4Ghz Dual Chain - 5Ghz Dual Chain - AC1200
3. Mikrotik hAP AC - 2.4Ghz Triple Chain - 5Ghz Triple Chain - AC1750
4. Aztech FG7008GR - 2.4Ghz Triple Chain - 5Ghz Quad Chain - AC2400
5. D-Link DIR-878L - 2.4Ghz Quad Chain - 5Ghz Quad Chain - AC2600

Notes
• RouterOS 6.44beta6 (11/9/2018)
• hAP AC Lite: 3x100M ethernet bonding
*because the hAP AC Lite only has 100Mbps network ports, I bonded 3 ports (300Mbps) to cater for WiFI AC speeds.
• The only tuning I did was lowering transmit power as I was only 4ft away from the wifi routers.
• WiFi chip features such as WMM, adaptive noise immunity, beam forming, or band steering are disabled.

Radio Environment
2.4Ghz Scanner and Frequency Usage
Tests were done in my house in the afternoon on a weekend. Typical double storey intermediate link house. Quite a few 2.4Ghz APs around but still can be considered good.
Since it's a weekend, more people are home and using their phones and laptops. It gets better in the afternoon on a weekday or in the early morning when everyone is asleep.
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5Ghz Scanner and Frequency Usage
Very clean. There's only one 5Ghz AP and the signal is very weak.
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Ethernet Speed Test (Control)
Phone 6sMBPR
Ethernet 94.41 Mbps934 Mbps
Actually I forgot, I thought my iPhone Lightning-Ethernet was gigabit. It's only 100Mbps.
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Mikrotik hAP AC Lite - 2.4Ghz Dual Chain - 5Ghz Single Chain - AC750
iPhone 6slinkMBPRlink
2.4Ghz Dual Chain (Early Morning)91.57 Mbps144 Mbps--
2.4Ghz Dual Chain (Afternoon)79.29 Mbps144 Mbps92.1 Mbps144 Mbps
5Ghz Single Chain240.53 Mbps433 Mbps244 Mbps433 Mbps
hAP AC Lite only has 100Mbps ports so I bonded 3 ports to cater for WiFI AC speeds. I don't expect it to go above 300Mbps.
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Mikrotik hAP AC2 - 2.4Ghz Dual Chain - 5Ghz Dual Chain - AC1200
iPhone 6slinkMBPRlink
2.4Ghz Dual Chain--
5Ghz Dual Chain340.88 Mbps866 Mbps357 Mbps866 Mbps
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Mikrotik hAP AC - 2.4Ghz Triple Chain - 5Ghz Triple Chain - AC1750
iPhone 6slinkMBPRlink
2.4Ghz Dual Chain87.05 Mbps144 Mbps77 Mbps144 Mbps
5Ghz Dual Chain343.66 Mbps780 Mbps--
5Ghz Triple Chain--420 Mbps950 Mbps


Aztech FG7008GR - 2.4Ghz Triple Chain - 5Ghz Quad Chain - AC2400
iPhone 6slinkMBPRlinkiPad 2017link
2.4Ghz Dual Chain------
5Ghz Dual Chain304.96 Mbps---518.79 Mbps-
5Ghz Triple Chain--875 Mbps1300 Mbps--
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D-Link DIR-878L - 2.4Ghz Quad Chain - 5Ghz Quad Chain - AC2600
iPhone 6sMBPR
2.4Ghz Dual Chainxxxxxx
2.4Ghz Triple Chainxxxxxx
5Ghz Single Chainxxxxxx
5Ghz Triple Chainxxxxxx

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post Sep 17 2018, 11:10 PM

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Yet another excellent guide. Will link to this thread on the TM thread. Thank you, and good job.
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I just cant seem to figure out why my device refuses to nego on 3x3 spatial stream.. probably either the aztech 7008 firmware kaput or my note 8 region problem lol (cos i use dfs bands)

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https://www.ekahau.com/wp-content/uploads/2...Analysis_WP.pdf

Read part 1, ignore part 2.

EDIT: The pdf has simple explanation on why it is impossible to get full wifi link speed.

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post Sep 18 2018, 12:05 AM


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QUOTE(JohnLai @ Sep 17 2018, 11:55 PM)
https://www.ekahau.com/wp-content/uploads/2...Analysis_WP.pdf

Read part 1, ignore part 2.

EDIT: The pdf has simple explanation on why it is impossible to get full wifi link speed.
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Thanks for that. Very informative. I think I understand better now.
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QUOTE(JohnLai @ Sep 17 2018, 11:55 PM)
https://www.ekahau.com/wp-content/uploads/2...Analysis_WP.pdf

Read part 1, ignore part 2.

EDIT: The pdf has simple explanation on why it is impossible to get full wifi link speed.
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Very good PDF guide. Cheers. Will be a bit too technical for newbies though tongue.gif
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excellent guidelines.
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Wow...now I understand
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Thank you for making the effort to do this, I learned quite a bit.
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QUOTE(samkian @ Sep 19 2018, 04:08 PM)
Wow...now I understand
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and 1 more thing, for the 5Ghz band, let the router decide the best channels.5Ghz band channels are quite tricky compared to 2.4Ghz.

Set it to auto and I managed to get 400-500Mbps constant on my Macbook.

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Added results for Mikrotik hAP AC2, hAP AC and Aztech FG7008GR.

Conclusion. Mikrotik wifi sucks. OK, it's average lah but still, I was hoping for more. The hAP AC Lite is actually quite OK but the ports are 100 Mbps.

hAP AC has a big problem, 50% CPU usage when pushing 400Mbps from ethernet to wlan. Everything goes through a weak CPU. I think it's gonna have problems routing 400Mbps and pushing that to wifi.

hAP AC2 no problem, 5% CPU usage. I kinda like this guy even if you use it just as a router. It has a very capable CPU but wifi is just so-so.

Aztech on the other hand impresses me. 875 Mbps over a 30 sec period. If go for a shorter period, I think can get more impressive results as I see a few 901 Mbps over 4 sec intervals. Can't really expect more for RM145 (Lazada 9/9 sale price).

iPhone 6s seems to be stuck at a max of 300Mbps. I can't tell but it looks like it's only using one chain (433 Mbps) with the Aztech. That's why the Aztech results has an iPad in it. iPad connects fine with the Aztech at 2x2 resulting in 518 Mbps.

QUOTE(Xefron @ Sep 19 2018, 11:01 PM)
and 1 more thing, for the 5Ghz band, let the router decide the best channels.5Ghz band channels are quite tricky compared to 2.4Ghz.

Set it to auto and I managed to get 400-500Mbps constant on my Macbook.
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Yeah, I gave up trying to "chase the channel" long time ago. Everything's on auto channels now.
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Great detail l, very good knowledge for those who newly got turboed


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using my galaxy s8+ / laptop / tenda ac18

i get:
s8+
2.4ghz - dl 100mbps ul 110mbps

5ghz - dl 430mbps ul 212mbps

laptop(killer 1435)
2.4ghz - dl 100mbps ul 100mbps

5ghz - dl 400mbps ul - 200mbps

both are 2x2 mimo... and maximum i can get...

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QUOTE(cyberic @ Sep 21 2018, 09:08 PM)
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QUOTE(Zi-Tech @ Sep 21 2018, 09:49 PM)
using my galaxy s8+ / laptop / tenda ac18

i get:
s8+
2.4ghz - dl 100mbps ul 110mbps

5ghz - dl 430mbps ul 212mbps

laptop(killer 1435)
2.4ghz - dl 100mbps ul 100mbps

5ghz - dl 400mbps ul - 200mbps

both are 2x2 mimo... and maximum i can get...
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Yes, that is expected, and normal.
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so.. in short

Users who have 300, 500 and 800Mbps Unifi, and wants WiFi to reached at least 500+Mbps
they need

Router
- Gigabit Ethernet
- dual chain or above Wifi AC 5Ghz

Their Phone, Tablets and Laptops
- 2x2 chain or above compatible WiFi AC on their device (usually newer, higher end models)

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QUOTE(Zi-Tech @ Sep 21 2018, 09:49 PM)
using my galaxy s8+ / laptop / tenda ac18

i get:
s8+
2.4ghz - dl 100mbps ul 110mbps

5ghz - dl 430mbps ul 212mbps

laptop(killer 1435)
2.4ghz - dl 100mbps ul 100mbps

5ghz - dl 400mbps ul - 200mbps

both are 2x2 mimo... and maximum i can get...
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just curious
what is the distance like?
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shifu here, i have roughly 15 tenants are staying 3 apartment units of mine, and I am staying unit 4, i have an unifi 50mbps which will be turbo-ed very soon.. so my question here, if im about to setup a wifi for them, what is the cheapest & best way to do so ? change my current modem to an expensive 1 ? or set up multiple wifi extender ?

P.S : i have a 24hours online pc, any way to setup a wifi for them & not slowing down my speed ?


your help is much appreciated ! thank you rclxm9.gif
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QUOTE(ksking @ Sep 24 2018, 10:02 AM)
just curious
what is the distance like?
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depan router around 1 meter....
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QUOTE(Zi-Tech @ Sep 24 2018, 11:14 PM)
depan router around 1 meter....
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how bout 10-15 feet?
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QUOTE(ksking @ Sep 24 2018, 11:15 PM)
how bout 10-15 feet?
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5ghz DL 300mbps, UL 150mbps
2.4ghz DL 80mbps, UL 90 mbps...
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On my 500mhz Unifi, and tplink ac1750,
Dl:380Mbps, max UL 100Mbps
With IPhone X
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whats your router?
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QUOTE(yoda @ Sep 26 2018, 10:21 PM)
whats your router?
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https://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/review-asus...ormance-preview
Nothing beats aztech fg7008gr(ac) beast. Not even asus ax router in wireless bridge
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D-Link DIR-878L - 2.4Ghz Quad Chain - 5Ghz Quad Chain - AC2600
iPhone 6s MBPR


2.4Ghz Dual Chain xxx xxx
2.4Ghz Triple Chain xxx xxx
5Ghz Single Chain xxx xxx
5Ghz Triple Chain xxx xxx


any update test result

need upgrade my current router ws880 to dir 878

speed test 5ghz - 6s less 200 mbps
- mba less 250 mbps

now with unifi 500mbps

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Very good thread. Thank you TS!
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SO what exactly do I have to do to get at least full 500mbps or 800mbps speed from unifi using wifi?

Sit right next to my 802.11ac router with my device? lol
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QUOTE(LonelyHart16 @ Oct 6 2018, 02:27 PM)
SO what exactly do I have to do to get at least full 500mbps or 800mbps speed from unifi using wifi?

Sit right next to my 802.11ac router with my device? lol
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No point. Get a decent router and have a device that can support it. No point sitting next to your router.
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QUOTE(LonelyHart16 @ Oct 6 2018, 02:27 PM)
SO what exactly do I have to do to get at least full 500mbps or 800mbps speed from unifi using wifi?

Sit right next to my 802.11ac router with my device? lol
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1)upgrade your router as per recommendations in this forum (refer router guide unifi thread)
2)get a 3x3/4x4 card for your pc (pce-ac68 400rm new/250rm used; pce-ac88 450rm new)
3)then optimize router location

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QUOTE(soonwai @ Sep 17 2018, 11:05 PM)
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Hi Soonwai,

Can you teach me or give me a hint on how to setup the 3 LAN bonding or binding?

I m using WS880 as main router connecting mikrotik as ap with a LAN cable.

I m thinking to pull another LAN cable if that help.

Additionally is that possible to bond/bind the wlan1 (2.4ghz WiFi) with LAN to increase throughput?
Since I need to use 5ghz WiFi only.

Thanks
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This thread should be pinned, many ppl will need thos useful info for their internet turboed
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QUOTE(squall0833 @ Oct 8 2018, 05:28 PM)
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This thread should be pinned, many ppl will need thos useful info for their internet turboed
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It's already pinned. Just that so many lazy to come here read and keep asking the same questions over and over again at other threads. biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(jimbet1337 @ Oct 8 2018, 05:48 PM)
It's already pinned. Just that so many lazy to come here read and keep asking the same questions over and over again at other threads.  biggrin.gif
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Anyone using tplink archer c5400 +asus pce-ac88 combo?

Can max 1gbps on wifi?even 800mbps is good enough.

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QUOTE(yoda @ Sep 26 2018, 10:21 PM)
whats your router?
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I’m using iPhone X too... 10 inches from the router using TP-Link AC3150. Max I can get is just below 300mbps sad.gif
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I'm using ASUS RT-AC55UHP, technically it should able to achieve 1 GB in wired and 300xx on 2.4g and 866 in 5g.

With Cat 6 cable, in both wired and wireless max i only can achieved 2xx closed to 300mb.

Is it because of the router itself or ??

Is there someone else use this router can achieve more than 500 mb?
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QUOTE(ulala2 @ Oct 10 2018, 10:30 PM)
I'm using ASUS RT-AC55UHP, technically it should able to achieve 1 GB in wired and 300xx on 2.4g and 866 in 5g.

With Cat 6 cable, in both wired and wireless max i only can achieved 2xx closed to 300mb.

Is it because of the router itself or ??

Is there someone else use this router can achieve more than 500 mb?
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Technically, on LAN, this should be able to go all the way to 800Mbps and more. It has the same CPU as the Mikrotik RB960PGS. Just make sure that you have Hardware NAT enabled and anything that may affect it, such as QoS, disabled.

A result of 300Mbps sounds like HWNAT is turned off.
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QUOTE(soonwai @ Oct 10 2018, 10:52 PM)
Technically, on LAN, this should be able to go all the way to 800Mbps and more. It has the same CPU as the Mikrotik RB960PGS. Just make sure that you have Hardware NAT enabled and anything that may affect it, such as QoS, disabled.

A result of 300Mbps sounds like HWNAT is turned off.
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Checked my hardware NAT is enabled, but just c't more than 300mb
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I am currently using a ASUS RT-AC1300UHP wireless router. I have already upgraded the LAN cables from BTU to router for Gigabit. Unifi has been turboed to 500Mbps. Checked wireless channels and configure it to use a channel where it is not congested. I haven't tested the LAN cable yet but I am absolutely sure it can hit close to my targeted 500Mbps. WiFi 5Ghz max I got was 280Mbps and then I found out that my phone's WiFi hardware, it is only single streaming at 433Mbps so it is about right. 2.4Ghz I can get around 70Mbps to 80Mbps (connected at 92Mbps).

Phone is a Huawei Mate 9 Pro. Haven't tested with my laptop yet for both LAN and wireless.

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QUOTE(shinjite @ Oct 11 2018, 09:27 AM)
I am currently using a ASUS RT-AC1300UHP wireless router. I have already upgraded the LAN cables from BTU to router for Gigabit. Unifi has been turboed to 500Mbps. Checked wireless channels and configure it to use a channel where it is not congested. I haven't tested the LAN cable yet but I am absolutely sure it can hit close to my targeted 500Mbps. WiFi 5Ghz max I got was 280Mbps and then I found out that my phone's WiFi hardware, it is only single streaming at 433Mbps so it is about right. 2.4Ghz I can get around 70Mbps to 80Mbps (connected at 92Mbps).

Phone is a Huawei Mate 9 Pro. Haven't tested with my laptop yet for both LAN and wireless.
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Configure to a channel that is not congested? 1, 6, or 11? Your phone wifi is not streaming at 433Mbps though, as that is a theoretical max value of 1x1 MIMO. You should try a speedtest on your phone to see real value. By the way, the max speed on wireless for the router is only 300Mbps, so you might need to change router.

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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Oct 11 2018, 10:37 AM)
Configure to a channel that is not congested? 1, 6, or 11? Your phone wifi is not streaming at 433Mbps though, as that is a theoretical max value of 1x1 MIMO. You should try a speedtest on your phone to see real value. By the way, the max speed on wireless for the router is only 300Mbps, so you might need to change router.
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But this router's WiFI is 2x2 MIMO for 5ghz at 867Mbps, so theoratically real world speed I should be able to get higher right? I feel that my WiFi speed is limited to my phone's Wifi capabilities since it is only 1x1 MIMO. I'll need to get a 2x2 MIMO WiFi phone to test and see if I can breach 300Mbps on WiFi at home.

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QUOTE(shinjite @ Oct 11 2018, 11:19 AM)
But this router's WiFI is 2x2 MIMO for 5ghz at 867Mbps, so theoratically real world speed I should be able to get higher right? I feel that my WiFi speed is limited to my phone's Wifi capabilities since it is only 1x1 MIMO. I'll need to get a 2x2 MIMO WiFi phone to test and see if I can breach 300Mbps on WiFi at home.
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Yes, thereotically you should get higher. Set the channel bandwidth for the router to 80MHz, and see if that change things.
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Yes, thereotically you should get higher. Set the channel bandwidth for the router to 80MHz, and see if that change things.
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I have set mine to 80Mhz....still maxed out at 280Mbps XD but yeah will wait till I can get a better phone to test then I can do some conclusions. Cheers biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(shinjite @ Oct 11 2018, 12:25 PM)
I have set mine to 80Mhz....still maxed out at 280Mbps XD but yeah will wait till I can get a better phone to test then I can do some conclusions. Cheers biggrin.gif
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No worries. Just to let you know that the AC1300UHP does max out at 300Mbps. If you still can't go any higher than 300, it is expected. Click the link to my sig and see list of compatible routers for the 500Mbps speed.
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QUOTE(shinjite @ Oct 11 2018, 12:25 PM)
I have set mine to 80Mhz....still maxed out at 280Mbps XD but yeah will wait till I can get a better phone to test then I can do some conclusions. Cheers biggrin.gif
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I am getting better speed on my old HTC 10, almost 420Mbps. All setting checked.

Android --> ~420Mbps
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Iphone X ~380

Funny ehhh

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QUOTE(yoda @ Oct 11 2018, 12:39 PM)
I am getting better speed on my old HTC 10, almost 420Mbps. All setting checked.

Android --> ~420Mbps
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Hi bro, your phones WiFi 5ghz definitely have two spatial streams (2x2 MIMO). I was surprised that my Huawei Mate 9 Pro only has one spatial stream sad.gif
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Hi bro, your phones WiFi 5ghz definitely have two spatial streams (2x2 MIMO). I was surprised that my Huawei Mate 9 Pro only has one spatial stream sad.gif
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Yes, only one so max speed will only be 433Mbps unfortunately.
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No worries. Just to let you know that the AC1300UHP does max out at 300Mbps. If you still can't go any higher than 300, it is expected. Click the link to my sig and see list of compatible routers for the 500Mbps speed.
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Just achiwved 860mbps ish via wifi.

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hi guys,

just a quick question, im using stock TM wifi c1200, my package is 300mbps.. i only can get ard 150-200mbps only.. both side ( router archer c1200 + receiver archer t4u ac1200 ) should got more than 300mbps. not sure what i missed. is the the router is not good? floor plan is apt house, range ard 10-15ft from pc to router.

even tested using my mate 10 pro also never got 300mbps..
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This has been such a great informative topic but being an old man, I can't quite wrap my head around some of the terms so I appreciate any help that I can get.

In relation to my parents' place, they are currently on the Maxis 100 mpbs package (just upgraded) with the default modem/router combo. Primary use of internet is more for browsing and streaming videos via youtube, malaysiakini, etc.

Our issue is mainly due to reception as the router is awkwardly placed in a room on one end of the house (not centrally). Unfortunately, relocating the router is not an option. As a result, some rooms on the other end of the house get really lousy wifi reception (walls, various other interference, etc.).

I'd like to know:

1. Would upgrading to a better, more powerful router help?
2. If yes, what router do you recommend? Importantly, can it work with Maxis?
3. Do you know of any company/consultant who can provide advise and possibly assist on installation?

Thank you and keep up the knowledge sharing.


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QUOTE(lamda @ Oct 22 2018, 11:27 AM)
hi guys,

just a quick question, im using stock TM wifi c1200, my package is 300mbps.. i only can get ard 150-200mbps only.. both side ( router archer c1200 + receiver archer t4u ac1200 ) should got more than 300mbps. not sure what i missed. is the the router is not good? floor plan is apt house, range ard 10-15ft from pc to router.

even tested using my mate 10 pro also never got 300mbps..
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You hit the nail on the head. Your router is not good enough.

QUOTE(wira1979 @ Oct 22 2018, 11:52 AM)
This has been such a great informative topic but being an old man, I can't quite wrap my head around some of the terms so I appreciate any help that I can get.

In relation to my parents' place, they are currently on the Maxis 100 mpbs package (just upgraded) with the default modem/router combo. Primary use of internet is more for browsing and streaming videos via youtube, malaysiakini, etc.

Our issue is mainly due to reception as the router is awkwardly placed in a room on one end of the house (not centrally). Unfortunately, relocating the router is not an option. As a result, some rooms on the other end of the house get really lousy wifi reception (walls, various other interference, etc.).

I'd like to know:

1. Would upgrading to a better, more powerful router help?
2. If yes, what router do you recommend? Importantly, can it work with Maxis?
3. Do you know of any company/consultant who can provide advise and possibly assist on installation?

Thank you and keep up the knowledge sharing.
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1) Yes, it will.

2) All if not most router will work with Maxis. As for what router, depends in your budget. Do you use Maxis VoIP/phone as well? If you do, it will be a bit difficult to configure.

3) Try to Google and see, but keep in mind they won’t be cheap.

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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Oct 22 2018, 10:41 PM)
You hit the nail on the head. Your router is not good enough.
1) Yes, it will.

2) All if not most router will work with Maxis. As for what router, depends in your budget. Do you use Maxis VoIP/phone as well? If you do, it will be a bit difficult to configure.

3) Try to Google and see, but keep in mind they won’t be cheap.
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Thanks so much. I plan to get the Asus RT-AC86U. Should be OK for my purpose?

Also, the Maxis does come with the VoIP/phone but hardly anyone uses it.
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QUOTE(wira1979 @ Oct 23 2018, 09:25 AM)
Thanks so much. I plan to get the Asus RT-AC86U. Should be OK for my purpose?

Also, the Maxis does come with the VoIP/phone but hardly anyone uses it.
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Should be more than enough. If no one uses it, I wouldn't bother with it then. If you still want to use it, you have to bridge it to the Maxis router.
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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Oct 23 2018, 10:22 AM)
Should be more than enough. If no one uses it, I wouldn't bother with it then. If you still want to use it, you have to bridge it to the Maxis router.
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Cheers again. Will do a bit more research before pulling the trigger.

Am currently choosing between buying a powerful router or a wifi mesh system (i.e. Asus Lyra).

Decisions ...
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Cheers again. Will do a bit more research before pulling the trigger.

Am currently choosing between buying a powerful router or a wifi mesh system (i.e. Asus Lyra).

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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Oct 22 2018, 10:41 PM)
You hit the nail on the head. Your router is not good enough.
1) Yes, it will.

2) All if not most router will work with Maxis. As for what router, depends in your budget. Do you use Maxis VoIP/phone as well? If you do, it will be a bit difficult to configure.

3) Try to Google and see, but keep in mind they won’t be cheap.
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is Tenda AC10U good enough ? or got anything below rm200 that suffice for that use.. thinking to get new router but need a good advice
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I was wondering will iPhone Xs/Max obtain full gigabit wifi speeds with 4x4 MIMO (in real life)?
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I was wondering will iPhone Xs/Max obtain full gigabit wifi speeds with 4x4 MIMO (in real life)?
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802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 MIMO

4x4 MIMO is only for LTE.


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QUOTE(shinjite @ Oct 11 2018, 09:27 AM)
I am currently using a ASUS RT-AC1300UHP wireless router. I have already upgraded the LAN cables from BTU to router for Gigabit. Unifi has been turboed to 500Mbps. Checked wireless channels and configure it to use a channel where it is not congested. I haven't tested the LAN cable yet but I am absolutely sure it can hit close to my targeted 500Mbps. WiFi 5Ghz max I got was 280Mbps and then I found out that my phone's WiFi hardware, it is only single streaming at 433Mbps so it is about right. 2.4Ghz I can get around 70Mbps to 80Mbps (connected at 92Mbps).

Phone is a Huawei Mate 9 Pro. Haven't tested with my laptop yet for both LAN and wireless.
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Im using same router as you for my time bb 500mbps , on WIFI 5GHZ my huawei p9 plus only able to reach 250mbps but my old nexus 6p able to reach 320mbps and samsung galaxy s7 edge 480mbps while my dell inspiron 13 5370 laptop max 320mbps

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For those using dual band routers, do you guys disable the 2.4 Ghz wifi? (assuming that all the devices at your place can use 5Ghz)
Just wondering if there are any benefits in doing so, other than somewhat helping (less interference) your neighbors who are still using 2.4 Ghz.
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QUOTE(cannavaro @ Oct 25 2018, 11:38 AM)
For those using dual band routers, do you guys disable the 2.4 Ghz wifi? (assuming that all the devices at your place can use 5Ghz)
Just wondering if there are any benefits in doing so, other than somewhat helping (less interference) your neighbors who are still using 2.4 Ghz.
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disable just to reduce the processing power or work load on the router. mine i disable 2.4 band since no use.
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QUOTE(cannavaro @ Oct 25 2018, 11:38 AM)
For those using dual band routers, do you guys disable the 2.4 Ghz wifi? (assuming that all the devices at your place can use 5Ghz)
Just wondering if there are any benefits in doing so, other than somewhat helping (less interference) your neighbors who are still using 2.4 Ghz.
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Nope, I didn't disable 2.4Ghz band because my parents HP doesn't support 5Ghz. Another reason would be the signal itself as certain areas of my house the 5Ghz has terrible reception.
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hey OP. How does MU-MIMO affects the link speed / actual speed?

From your guide, I can assume these speeds on WiFi: (paired with the corresponding wifi adapter)
AC1200/1300 - N300+AC867 (2x2 5GHz) - 500Mbps
AC1750/1900 - N450+AC1300 (3x3 5GHz) - 7xxMbps/800Mbps
... (4x4 5GHz) - 1Gbps

Am I right?
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QUOTE(zhuhang @ Nov 2 2018, 02:49 AM)
hey OP. How does MU-MIMO affects the link speed / actual speed?

From your guide, I can assume these speeds on WiFi: (paired with the corresponding wifi adapter)
AC1200/1300 - N300+AC867 (2x2 5GHz) - 500Mbps
AC1750/1900 - N450+AC1300 (3x3 5GHz) - 7xxMbps/800Mbps
... (4x4 5GHz) - 1Gbps

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This is my speed test with phone the other day.
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Receiver for pc i use asus pcie card pce-ac88. Sap sap water 8xxmbps via wifi.

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is Tenda AC10U good enough ? or got anything below rm200 that suffice for that use.. thinking to get new router but need a good advice
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I am using AC10U for my Unifi 100Mbps, replacing my old TM supplied router. Hit 100Mbps easily using wired and 5G channel.
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QUOTE(iamoracle @ Nov 5 2018, 09:04 AM)
I am using AC10U for my Unifi 100Mbps, replacing my old TM supplied router. Hit 100Mbps easily using wired and 5G channel.
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yeah i thnk my current setup can easily get 100mbps.. coz currently i can only get ard 180-200 for my 300mbps. your old tm router is tplilnk c1200 as well?
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QUOTE(lamda @ Nov 5 2018, 10:16 AM)
yeah i thnk my current setup can easily get 100mbps.. coz currently i can only get ard 180-200 for my 300mbps. your old tm router is tplilnk c1200 as well?
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Read already. It doesn't talk about MU MIMO.
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QUOTE(iamoracle @ Nov 5 2018, 09:04 AM)
I am using AC10U for my Unifi 100Mbps, replacing my old TM supplied router. Hit 100Mbps easily using wired and 5G channel.
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I'm on Unifi 300Mbps...Will this Tenda AC10U be suffice to get the max speed or should I get something else. 😀😀
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QUOTE(arvind13 @ Nov 20 2018, 01:57 PM)
I'm on Unifi 300Mbps...Will this Tenda AC10U be suffice to get the max speed or should I get something else.  😀😀
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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Nov 20 2018, 04:46 PM)
See my signature for a better suggestions for list of compatible routers for 300Mbps. I recommend another router, preferably the Tenda AC18.
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Hitting 200Mbps or less on WiFi is easy if both the transmitter and receiver is 2x2 on 5Ghz band.

But it gets trickier if you want to achieve more than 300Mbps. Most smartphone/tablet/laptop is still on 2x2 MIMO.

If you want to hit more than 300-500Mbps, you need at least 3x3 MIMO at both ends.

More than 500Mbps, at least 4x4 MIMO at both ends.


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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Oct 24 2018, 11:46 AM)
Nope. It is only 2x2 MIMO. See here: https://www.apple.com/my/iphone-xs/specs/

802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 MIMO

4x4 MIMO is only for LTE.
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Meaning that my phone which reaches 300mbps is actually maxed out?
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Meaning that my phone which reaches 300mbps is actually maxed out?
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Yes, in a way. It won’t go to 867Mbps, maybe max at 300Mbps.
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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Nov 20 2018, 04:46 PM)
See my signature for a better suggestions for list of compatible routers for 300Mbps. I recommend another router, preferably the Tenda AC18.
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Hi,

Thanks for having this informative thread. Highly appreciate it.

I got a few questions with regards to achieving maximum wifi speed. Please bear with me. Many thanks in advance for any response received.

I'll be receiving the Unifi Turbo upgrade soon, (within two weeks as advised by TM via phone call yesterday), from 30Mbps to 300Mbps. Below are my current 30Mbps setup. FYI, I'm staying in a double storey terrace. Router is downstairs in the living room next to the fibre termination point.

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My computer is upstairs. Wifi extended via the Tenda A9 below.

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I was told that TM's tech will be coming over to do some setting & change the router. I would assume they's be providing the stock TP-Link AC1200 (correct me if I'm wrong).

I was told, contract will be reset due to the router change or RM200 will be billed if I opt not to reset my contract. I opted to to be billed the RM200.

My questions:

1. Would it possible to change my mind and say no to the new router & purchase my own? If yes, what could I get for, let say budget of RM300.
2. Or, if I don't mind the contract reset, use the stock router first & buy new router later? Is the AC1200 any good, sufficient for double storey terrace?
3. And lastly, how do I achieve a reasonable wifi speed for my devices located upstairs; ie. my desktop computer, my kid's tablet, phones and what not. I read few threads not recommending wifi extender like what I'm using currently. What other solutions are out there?

Many thanks again.

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QUOTE(noisemonkie @ Dec 11 2018, 10:22 AM)
Hi,
Thanks for having this informative thread. Highly appreciate it.
I got a few questions with regards to achieving maximum wifi speed. Please bear with me. Many thanks in advance for any response received.
I'll be receiving the Unifi Turbo upgrade soon, (within two weeks as advised by TM via phone call yesterday), from 30Mbps to 300Mbps. Below are my current 30Mbps setup. FYI, I'm staying in a double storey terrace. Router is downstairs in the living room next to the fibre termination point.
My computer is upstairs. Wifi extended via the Tenda A9 below.
I was told that TM's tech will be coming over to do some setting & change the router. I would assume they's be providing the stock TP-Link AC1200 (correct me if I'm wrong).
I was told, contract will be reset due to the router change or RM200 will be billed if I opt not to reset my contract. I opted to to be billed the RM200.
My questions:
1. Would it possible to change my mind and say no to the new router & purchase my own? If yes, what could I get for, let say budget of RM300.
2. Or, if I don't mind the contract reset, use the stock router first & buy new router later? Is the AC1200 any good, sufficient for double storey terrace?
3. And lastly, how do I achieve a reasonable wifi speed for my devices located upstairs; ie. my desktop computer, my kid's tablet, phones and what not. I read few threads not recommending wifi extender like what I'm using currently. What other solutions are out there?
Many thanks again.
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this is probably the hottest question since last 2 months... "how to maximize wifi after turbo".

u can get yr own router - choice of router will be rm400-2k.

can read what others have taken pain to write in this n other threads on router recommendations but please note:

u not only need a good router but yr devices need to be good too - newer, 5ghz, 3x3, etc. to get high wifi speeds.

if u r not planning to change all of that, should lower expectations on older 2.4ghz devices.

i see u r now using rtn12 and a repeater.

i am now using rtac1300uhp with rtn12hp as repeater.

not best best results but acceptable:
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/4658096/+460
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QUOTE(noisemonkie @ Dec 11 2018, 10:22 AM)
Hi,

Thanks for having this informative thread. Highly appreciate it.

I got a few questions with regards to achieving maximum wifi speed. Please bear with me. Many thanks in advance for any response received.

I'll be receiving the Unifi Turbo upgrade soon, (within two weeks as advised by TM via phone call yesterday), from 30Mbps to 300Mbps. Below are my current 30Mbps setup. FYI, I'm staying in a double storey terrace. Router is downstairs in the living room next to the fibre termination point.

user posted image

user posted image

My computer is upstairs. Wifi extended via the Tenda A9 below.

user posted image

I was told that TM's tech will be coming over to do some setting & change the router. I would assume they's be providing the stock TP-Link AC1200 (correct me if I'm wrong).

I was told, contract will be reset due to the router change or RM200 will be billed if I opt not to reset my contract. I opted to to be billed the RM200.

My questions:

1. Would it possible to change my mind and say no to the new router & purchase my own? If yes, what could I get for, let say budget of RM300.
2. Or, if I don't mind the contract reset, use the stock router first & buy new router later? Is the AC1200 any good, sufficient for double storey terrace?
3. And lastly, how do I achieve a reasonable wifi speed for my devices located upstairs; ie. my desktop computer, my kid's tablet, phones and what not. I read few threads not recommending wifi extender like what I'm using currently. What other solutions are out there?

Many thanks again.
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My suggestion for you is to buy own router as the C1200 have random reboot issues.
TM won't give you a better router.
Budget of RM 300 won't give you a reasonable router.
Can top a bit.

Please state what are your receiving devices spec.
No point buying new routers if all devices are using 2.4GHz only.

Wi-Fi extender will give you half of the speed.

Thanks.
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Thank you for your feedback AVFAN & FusionXY. Much appreciated!

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QUOTE(noisemonkie @ Dec 12 2018, 11:13 AM)
Thank you for your feedback AVFAN & FusionXY. Much appreciated!
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i was just turboed to 300mbps but is still on dlink wbr2300 which support only up to N protocol.
I am only getting 55mbps the most under N, is this acceptable? I thought N can goes up till 300mbps?
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QUOTE(gedebe @ Dec 12 2018, 04:25 PM)
i was just turboed to 300mbps but is still on dlink wbr2300 which support only up to N protocol.
I am only getting 55mbps the most under N, is this acceptable?  I thought N can goes up till 300mbps?
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Hi. In real life you won't get 300Mbps if it is up to 300Mbps over Wi-Fi.

Over LAN can. Do change your router as it is outdated.
Do read out the Wi-Fi Router Discussion first page for new router suggestion and read the first page of this topic to learn how the Wi-Fi affected.
Wireless N in reality, up to 110Mbps only.

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QUOTE(FusionXY @ Dec 11 2018, 04:26 PM)
My suggestion for you is to buy own router as the C1200 have random reboot issues.
TM won't give you a better router.
Budget of RM 300 won't give you a reasonable router.
Can top a bit.

Please state what are your receiving devices spec.
No point buying new routers if all devices are using 2.4GHz only.

Wi-Fi extender will give you half of the speed.

Thanks.
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After scouring through the threads at LYN, if (this is a big IF) I go for TP-LINK Archer C3150:

1. Will it just be an overkill?

2. Or will It consider future proofing?

3. Better router = better coverage, no?

Many thanks again for any feedback given.
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QUOTE(noisemonkie @ Dec 12 2018, 04:59 PM)
After scouring through the threads at LYN, if (this is a big IF) I go for TP-LINK Archer C3150:

1. Will it just be an overkill?

2. Or will It consider future proofing?

3. Better router = better coverage, no?

Many thanks again for any feedback given.
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Hi, TP-Link Archer C3150 will be good for you.
Need to ask the guy SilentVampire to comment as he is using this C3150.
You're using Hypptv?

If you want speed and coverage of 300Mbps upstairs.
Then I suggest you to get Deco M5 which are able to support 300Mbps.
The problem is that if wanna use Hypptv with Deco need to buy a separate Smart Switch.
https://www.blacktubi.com/guide/make-any-ro...-work-on-unifi/

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QUOTE(FusionXY @ Dec 12 2018, 05:16 PM)
Hi, TP-Link Archer C3150 will be good for you.
Need to ask the guy SilentVampire to comment as he is using this C3150.
You're using Hypptv?

If you want speed and coverage of 300Mbps upstairs.
Then I suggest you to get Deco M9 PLUS ( Need to top up a bit ).
The problem is that if wanna use Hypptv with Deco need to buy a separate Smart Switch.
https://www.blacktubi.com/guide/make-any-ro...-work-on-unifi/
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Yup, Unifi TV is my other source of entertainment apart from the usual Netflix, YouTube etc.

Or maybe I opt for a slightly lower speed router, Archer C9 or C7, no?

I've read blacktubi's blog on his experience with C3150. Sounds good.

Thanks FusionXY for your feedback.
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QUOTE(noisemonkie @ Dec 12 2018, 04:59 PM)
After scouring through the threads at LYN, if (this is a big IF) I go for TP-LINK Archer C3150:

1. Will it just be an overkill?

2. Or will It consider future proofing?

3. Better router = better coverage, no?

Many thanks again for any feedback given.
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1. Nope, it won’t be an overkill.

2. Yes, it will be future proofing.

3. Much better coverage if you use C3150.

It is a very stable and good router, and definitely worth it.

QUOTE(FusionXY @ Dec 12 2018, 05:16 PM)
Hi, TP-Link Archer C3150 will be good for you.
Need to ask the guy SilentVampire to comment as he is using this C3150.
You're using Hypptv?

If you want speed and coverage of 300Mbps upstairs.
Then I suggest you to get Deco M5 which are able to support 300Mbps.
The problem is that if wanna use Hypptv with Deco need to buy a separate Smart Switch.
https://www.blacktubi.com/guide/make-any-ro...-work-on-unifi/
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Cheers for the tag.

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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Dec 12 2018, 05:26 PM)
1. Nope, it won’t be an overkill.

2. Yes, it will be future proofing.

3. Much better coverage if you use C3150.

It is a very stable and good router, and definitely worth it.
Cheers for the tag.
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Cheers SilentVampire. Much appreciated nod.gif
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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Dec 12 2018, 05:26 PM)
1. Nope, it won’t be an overkill.

2. Yes, it will be future proofing.

3. Much better coverage if you use C3150.

It is a very stable and good router, and definitely worth it.
Cheers for the tag.
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QUOTE(noisemonkie @ Dec 12 2018, 05:30 PM)
Cheers SilentVampire. Much appreciated nod.gif
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You can get C3150 as he said it is good.
You may place the order now. Last day of having year end sales.

Thanks.
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QUOTE(noisemonkie @ Dec 12 2018, 05:25 PM)
Yup, Unifi TV is my other source of entertainment apart from the usual Netflix, YouTube etc.

Or maybe I opt for a slightly lower speed router, Archer C9 or C7, no?

I've read blacktubi's blog on his experience with C3150. Sounds good.

Thanks FusionXY for your feedback.
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Not a fan of C9 and C7 as they comes with an older chipset which perform slower.

C2300 is also something worth considering.
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QUOTE(blacktubi @ Dec 13 2018, 10:51 AM)
Not a fan of C9 and C7 as they comes with an older chipset which perform slower.

C2300 is also something worth considering.
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Thanks blacktubi. Ended with C3150 during the dying minutes of 12/12 last night, Ookas on Lazada for RM635. I read somewhere that stated C2300 got issue with Unifi TV
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Good to see that you manage to get such speed. From my side here, I can't seem to get that kind of speed. I am using Asus RT-AC66U which support 1300Mbps at 5Ghz and TPLink Archer T8E PCI-E which also support 1300Mbps at 5GHz. I can get a link of 1.3Gbps but the transfer speed I only can get 3XXMbps.

Distance between router is around 8 feet and nothing between them. Tried all the channels but the max I can get is still 3XXMbps. is there anything that I am missing out? Having this issue for years but cant seem to find the problem.
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QUOTE(x-frame @ Dec 13 2018, 11:28 AM)
Good to see that you manage to get such speed. From my side here, I can't seem to get that kind of speed. I am using Asus RT-AC66U which support 1300Mbps at 5Ghz and TPLink Archer T8E PCI-E which also support 1300Mbps at 5GHz. I can get a link of 1.3Gbps but the transfer speed I only can get 3XXMbps.

Distance between router is around 8 feet and nothing between them. Tried all the channels but the max I can get is still 3XXMbps. is there anything that I am missing out? Having this issue for years but cant seem to find the problem.
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You're using 500Mbps plan?
For 5GHz try the channel that is the lowest.
And set bandwidth to 80MHz.

Thanks.
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QUOTE(FusionXY @ Dec 13 2018, 11:30 AM)
You're using 500Mbps plan?
For 5GHz try the channel that is the lowest.
And set bandwidth to 80MHz.

Thanks.
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No no, I am only using 30Mbps plan but I am not referring to ISP. I am doing WiFi Transfer within my own network and the ISP internet speed should not be in the Picture.

Tried setting the bandwidth to 20/40/80MHz, didnt help much in my case.

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QUOTE(x-frame @ Dec 13 2018, 11:32 AM)
No no, I am only using 30Mbps plan but I am not referring to ISP. I am doing WiFi Transfer within my own network and the ISP internet speed should not be in the Picture.

Tried setting the bandwidth to 20/40/80MHz, didnt help much in my case.
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Oh, I'm sorry that I can't help much as I'm don't do Wi-Fi Transfer.

Need some an expert guy here.

Thanks.
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QUOTE(x-frame @ Dec 13 2018, 11:32 AM)
No no, I am only using 30Mbps plan but I am not referring to ISP. I am doing WiFi Transfer within my own network and the ISP internet speed should not be in the Picture.

Tried setting the bandwidth to 20/40/80MHz, didnt help much in my case.
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Wifi transfer? U transfering files between pc?
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QUOTE(x-frame @ Dec 13 2018, 11:32 AM)
No no, I am only using 30Mbps plan but I am not referring to ISP. I am doing WiFi Transfer within my own network and the ISP internet speed should not be in the Picture.

Tried setting the bandwidth to 20/40/80MHz, didnt help much in my case.
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Which protocol? FTP/SMB? hmm.gif
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Currently using Dlink AC1200 router that TM supplied. Just wondering, in my hostel got 10-11 devices connected to the network, if all of them connect to the 5ghz band will there be some bottleneck issues?

Was told by some to use 2.4ghz network for devices like phones and tablet to reduce a supposed "congestion" on the 5ghz band.

But does it really work that way?
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Hi. Any guideline how to do perform iperf on wifi speed stability? Im on ac86u aimesh system.
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Sry. Double post. Network issue celcom

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got turbo ed to 800 Mbps

Huawei HG8240w (modem) --> Linksys WRT 1900 ACS (router) -- > Linksys 16 port Gigabit Switch -- > Cisco 2700 with 2.4 and 5 GHZ radio

Max speed i can get via wifi from iphone X (5 GHZ radio) being 3 feet away from ap cisco 2700 = 92.7 Mbps download / 82.3 upload.

Max speed i can get via wifi from iphone X (5 GHZ radio) being 3 feet away from Linksys WRT 1900 ACS = 90 Mbps download / 81 upload.

I have double confirmed the Iphone X wifi connection is via the 5ghz band

Question

1)92.7 Mbps download speed on 5 GHZ is PATHETIC.....can anyone help ?

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hi
i'm using archer t9uh wireless adapter and archer c9 router.
but both of my download and upload speed can only achieve around 200mbps. upload speed has no issue as the unifi 800mbps only provide 200mbps upload speed.
tested ethernet cable with the same pc, can achieve 800mbps download speed.

i have no idea where is the problem coming from. i placed my wireless adapter under my router, which is put on top of the shelf, short distance in between. plugged into usb3.0 port as well.

after reading post on earlier page,
even stock tm unifi ac1200 is achieving 200mbps for 300mbps package. it seems impossible for 800mbps package and ac1900 user to achieve above 200mbps.

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QUOTE(crittertoo @ Dec 18 2018, 06:31 PM)
got turbo ed to 800 Mbps

Huawei HG8240w (modem) --> Linksys WRT 1900 ACS (router) -- > Linksys 16 port Gigabit Switch -- > Cisco 2700 with 2.4 and 5 GHZ radio

Max speed i can get via wifi from iphone X (5 GHZ radio) being 3 feet away from ap cisco 2700 = 92.7 Mbps download / 82.3 upload.

Max speed i can get via wifi from iphone X (5 GHZ radio) being 3 feet away from Linksys WRT 1900 ACS =  90 Mbps download / 81 upload.

I have double confirmed the Iphone X wifi connection is via the 5ghz band

Question

1)92.7 Mbps download speed on 5 GHZ is PATHETIC.....can anyone help ?
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Seen your other post. Did you consider trying with another router?

QUOTE(skeletonboi @ Dec 18 2018, 09:26 PM)
hi
i'm using archer t9uh wireless adapter and archer c9 router.
but both of my download and upload speed can only achieve around 200mbps. upload speed has no issue as the unifi 800mbps only provide 200mbps upload speed.
tested ethernet cable with the same pc, can achieve 800mbps download speed.

i have no idea where is the problem coming from. i placed my wireless adapter under my router, which is put on top of the shelf, short distance in between. plugged into usb3.0 port as well.

after reading post on earlier page,
even stock tm unifi ac1200 is achieving 200mbps for 300mbps package. it seems impossible for 800mbps package and ac1900 user to achieve above 200mbps.
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I am assuming you are using 5GHz AC? Set it to any channel above 130 and to 80MHz, and see if that helps.

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QUOTE(Boy96 @ Dec 17 2018, 04:44 AM)
Currently using Dlink AC1200 router that TM supplied. Just wondering, in my hostel got 10-11 devices connected to the network, if all of them connect to the 5ghz band will there be some bottleneck issues?

Was told by some to use 2.4ghz network for devices like phones and tablet to reduce a supposed "congestion" on the 5ghz band.

But does it really work that way?
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Nope. Doesn’t work that way at all. Your speed might however go down if those devices decide to stream video or do anything taxing to the CPU, as the router is very basic.
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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Dec 18 2018, 09:43 PM)
Seen your other post. Did you consider trying with another router?
I am assuming you are using 5GHz AC? Set it to any channel above 130 and to 80MHz, and see if that helps.
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highest channel is 48.
set to channel 48, 80mhz, ac only. still the same.
is that possible arising from bandwidth limit of the wifi? but i couldnt find the setting to adjust the bandwidth for my tplink c9

any problems with the setting below? everything is in default
user posted image

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QUOTE(skeletonboi @ Dec 18 2018, 10:42 PM)
highest channel is 48.
set to channel 48, 80mhz, ac only. still the same.
is that possible arising from bandwidth limit of the wifi? but i couldnt find the setting to adjust the bandwidth for my tplink c9

any problems with the setting below? everything is in default
user posted image
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Hi, try to set to the lowest channel. Or set Auto and see got differences or not.

Is NAT Boost Enabled?

Thanks.
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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Dec 18 2018, 09:43 PM)
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Changed to TM default router - same Mbps with the WRT 1900 ACS. I enabled the WRT 1900 ACS wifi as well, same results about 90 Mbps over wifi to the apple iphone X. I enable the 80 Mhz channel on the WRT 1900 ACS 5 GHZ radio as well.

I will get TM fellas to get my connection speed to about 800 mbps, right now. it's only about 550 Mbps, all using dintek cat 6 patch cables, still no dice sad.gif

Once the Mbps gets to about 800 Mbps, I will get some Cisco engineers to look at the damn Cisco 2 X AP 2600 and 1 X 2700. I am pretty sure it's got to do with the Cisco MCS and DATA rates. It's been almost more than a decade since I config Cisco IOS sad.gif

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QUOTE(crittertoo @ Dec 18 2018, 11:55 PM)
Changed to TM default router - same Mbps with the WRT 1900 ACS. I enabled the WRT 1900 ACS wifi as well, same results  about 90 Mbps over wifi to the apple iphone X. I enable the 80 Mhz channel on the WRT 1900 ACS 5 GHZ radio as well.

I will get TM fellas to get my connection speed to about 800 mbps, right now. it's only about 550 Mbps, all using dintek cat 6 patch cables, still no dice sad.gif

Once the Mbps gets to about 800 Mbps, I will get some Cisco engineers to look at the damn Cisco 2 X AP 2600 and 1 X 2700. I am pretty sure it's got to do with the Cisco MCS and DATA rates. It's been almost more than a decade since I config Cisco IOS sad.gif

Thanks for you help
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Putting aside WiFi, can you get 800mbps on wired connection to both TM stock router and Linksys?

Try doing the speedtest in Safe Mode with Networking.

Speedtest to Time and Webe server.
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QUOTE(skeletonboi @ Dec 18 2018, 10:42 PM)
highest channel is 48.
set to channel 48, 80mhz, ac only. still the same.
is that possible arising from bandwidth limit of the wifi? but i couldnt find the setting to adjust the bandwidth for my tplink c9

any problems with the setting below? everything is in default
user posted image
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Seems like everything is normal. Not sure exactly what is going on.

QUOTE(crittertoo @ Dec 18 2018, 11:55 PM)
Changed to TM default router - same Mbps with the WRT 1900 ACS. I enabled the WRT 1900 ACS wifi as well, same results  about 90 Mbps over wifi to the apple iphone X. I enable the 80 Mhz channel on the WRT 1900 ACS 5 GHZ radio as well.

I will get TM fellas to get my connection speed to about 800 mbps, right now. it's only about 550 Mbps, all using dintek cat 6 patch cables, still no dice sad.gif

Once the Mbps gets to about 800 Mbps, I will get some Cisco engineers to look at the damn Cisco 2 X AP 2600 and 1 X 2700. I am pretty sure it's got to do with the Cisco MCS and DATA rates. It's been almost more than a decade since I config Cisco IOS sad.gif

Thanks for you help
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Could be the Cisco IOS configuration issue as you say. Good luck.
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QUOTE(FusionXY @ Dec 18 2018, 11:21 PM)
Hi, try to set to the lowest channel. Or set Auto and see got differences or not.

Is NAT Boost Enabled?

Thanks.
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yes NAT boost is enabled. set to the lowest channel which is 36, still the same.

does c9 has the bandwidth limit setting? i might want to take a look over there.

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Wifi transfer? U transfering files between pc?
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I have a Server connected to the Asus RT-AC66U router via Lan cable. So I am transferring from My PC to the server.

PC ---- (Wireless)----> Asus RT-AC66U ----(LAN)----> Server


QUOTE(chocobo7779 @ Dec 16 2018, 12:03 AM)
Which protocol? FTP/SMB?  hmm.gif
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I am not too sure. I just use windows explorer and key in the sever address to move files, so its probably SMB.
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QUOTE(x-frame @ Dec 19 2018, 03:48 PM)
I have a Server connected to the Asus RT-AC66U router via Lan cable. So I am transferring from My PC to the server.

PC ---- (Wireless)----> Asus RT-AC66U ----(LAN)----> Server
I am not too sure. I just use windows explorer and key in the sever address to move files, so its probably SMB.
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Looks like SMB for me - can you try disabling SMB v1 from the server? hmm.gif
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Hi, just wondering, the below image refers. It that normal for a 300 Mbps connection? This is from a OnePlus 5.

Router is Archer C3150.

My wife's iPhone 8 managed to get 250++

Thank you.

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Hi, just wondering, the below image refers. It that normal for a 300 Mbps connection? This is from a OnePlus 5.

Router is Archer C3150.

My wife's iPhone 8 managed to get 250++

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Hi. Check the link speed on both of the phones.

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QUOTE(FusionXY @ Dec 21 2018, 10:02 AM)
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hi, is there any reason for download speed over 2.4Ghz wifi to be lower than upload speed.

from what i understand, interference will reduce wifi bandwidth, but are "download" signals more prone to interference compared to "upload" signals?

currently with unifi 800M. average download speed i get over my devices for 2.4ghz is 70Mbps, but upload speed is around 170Mbps. rclxub.gif just confused because if i can hit 170M for upload speed, why is download speed alot lower.
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New record over wifi, max is 740Mbps over wifi.

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Hi, could anyone give me some advice or solution to my networking issue?

Currently got an Asus RT55UHP on the first floor. Running speed test on the same floor gets me close to the claimed 100Mbps. On the 2nd floor walkway I'm also getting it not too far from those results as well. My problem is entering the bedroom which I suspect is the door, I'm immediately getting down to around 30Mbps or slightly less. Signal is also obviously weaker and tends to drop occasionally. I had no choice but to put a TP LINK range extender just to keep the signal up, however the speed is now down to 15-20Mbps.

It's kind of hard to bridge a router from outside the room on the second floor to another router into the room via cable as the space below the door doesn't allow it.

I've been checking out other wireless options including mesh systems. But I just don't know if they will work past the door. Or are there options that are strong enough to boost the signal through the door. I'm mainly trying to get my full connection speed inside the rooms on the second floor as the ground and first floor are fine.

Assuming budget is not an issue what would be recommended? I wouldn't want to buy something only to have the same results in the end.

Any ideas on the Netgear Nighthawk XS as an add on to the Asus? I also don't use my landline or Hypptv so if it causes any issues with that it really doesn't matter.

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Hi, could anyone give me some advice or solution to my networking issue?

Currently got an Asus RT55UHP on the first floor. Running speed test on the same floor gets me close to the claimed 100Mbps. On the 2nd floor walkway I'm also getting it not too far from those results as well. My problem is entering the bedroom which I suspect is the door, I'm immediately getting down to around 30Mbps or slightly less. Signal is also obviously weaker and tends to drop occasionally. I had no choice but to put a TP LINK range extender just to keep the signal up, however the speed is now down to 15-20Mbps.

It's kind of hard to bridge a router from outside the room on the second floor to another router into the room via cable as the space below the door doesn't allow it.

I've been checking out other wireless options including mesh systems. But I just don't know if they will work past the door. Or are there options that are strong enough to boost the signal through the door. I'm mainly trying to get my full connection speed inside the rooms on the second floor as the ground and first floor are fine.

Assuming budget is not an issue what would be recommended? I wouldn't want to buy something only to have the same results in the end.

Any ideas on the Netgear Nighthawk XS as an add on to the Asus? I also don't use my landline or Hypptv so if it causes any issues with that it really doesn't matter.

Thanks for all the help in advance.
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Mesh Wifi will solve your issue. If you want something good, get the Deco M9 3 pack. Your problem will be solved. Don't bother getting an extender or powerline. Alternatively, go for the TP-Link AC3150 v2, if you prefer a single router.
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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Feb 4 2019, 08:00 AM)
Mesh Wifi will solve your issue. If you want something good, get the Deco M9 3 pack. Your problem will be solved. Don't bother getting an extender or powerline. Alternatively, go for the TP-Link AC3150 v2, if you prefer a single router.
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Oh ok, would I be able to add that on to my router or does that come with it's own router? Also would the TP LINK be sufficient enough to cover all 3 floors providing full signal to the rooms as well?
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Oh ok, would I be able to add that on to my router or does that come with it's own router?  Also would the TP LINK be sufficient enough to cover all 3 floors providing full signal to the rooms as well?
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You can just plug it into your BTU. Three floors? That is a bit difficult. You might need more nodes ie two packs of the 3-pack of Deco M9, which would be pricey unless you can wire cable directly to each floor and set up an AP on each floor.
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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Feb 4 2019, 11:43 AM)
You can just plug it into your BTU. Three floors? That is a bit difficult. You might need more nodes ie two packs of the 3-pack of Deco M9, which would be pricey unless you can wire cable directly to each floor and set up an AP on each floor.
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So as in not use my Asus Router anymore? I read somewhere that these nodes could connect to existing routers? I mean either way is fine by me as long as I can solve the problem. Anyway ordered 1 set of 3 packs and will see how that goes. I don't mind getting more nodes if required and am able to get close to my full internet speed.

Cables are going to be pretty hard as the distance is a problem as well as location of power sockets. But lets say assuming I do not need strong coverage for half of the top floor and position the node outside the room or inside the room would that work? I'm not sure if these nodes would have a problem receiving the signal through the door or if it would be better outside the door and try to transmit through.

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QUOTE(bsm @ Feb 5 2019, 03:54 AM)
So as in not use my Asus Router anymore? I read somewhere that these nodes could connect to existing routers? I mean either way is fine by me as long as I can solve the problem. Anyway ordered 1 set of 3 packs and will see how that goes. I don't mind getting more nodes if required and am able to get close to my full internet speed.

Cables are going to be pretty hard as the distance is a problem as well as location of power sockets. But lets say assuming I do not need strong coverage for half of the top floor and position the node outside the room or inside the room would that work? I'm not sure if these nodes would have a problem receiving the signal through the door or if it would be better outside the door and try to transmit through.
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It can still use your existing router if you want. Just set it up in AP mode.
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Alright will try that out first and update you. Thanks so much for your help SilentVampire. Much appreciated.
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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Feb 5 2019, 09:52 AM)
It can still use your existing router if you want. Just set it up in AP mode.
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Hi SilentVampire.

So finally got my M9 plus. Initially tried to set it up as a router, connected directly to the modem however every time it gets to the setup part where it asks you to connect to the new wifi network, the node LED goes red solid the moment my device connects to it. Thereafter the internet test will fail. I've tried using a different node as well as setting to PPPoE and filling up the account details as per unifi however it still fails.

Anyway decided to try it as an AP so tried plugging it into the router and now it's working fine. Getting blazing fast speeds in the room too. I noticed that I had to move the node on the top floor around to get the best speed in the rooms. As they are on AP mode now are there any other settings I should change? Only one I changed so far was Fast Roaming to on. Don't know if it actually works as don't see much difference whether on or off.
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QUOTE(bsm @ Feb 9 2019, 05:42 AM)
Hi SilentVampire.

So finally got my M9 plus. Initially tried to set it up as a router, connected directly to the modem however every time it gets to the setup part where it asks you to connect to the new wifi network, the node LED goes red solid the moment my device connects to it. Thereafter the internet test will fail. I've tried using a different node as well as setting to PPPoE and filling up the account details as per unifi however it still fails.

Anyway decided to try it as an AP so tried plugging it into the router and now it's working fine. Getting blazing fast speeds in the room too. I noticed that I had to move the node on the top floor around to get the best speed in the rooms. As they are on AP mode now are there any other settings I should change? Only one I changed so far was Fast Roaming to on. Don't know if it actually works as don't see much difference whether on or off.
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That's weird behaviour. Did you select the Unifi profile? It probably need VLAN tagging. Nothing else I can think of.
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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Feb 9 2019, 08:21 AM)
That's weird behaviour. Did you select the Unifi profile? It probably need VLAN tagging. Nothing else I can think of.
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Yeah I did under VLAN to on. And then selected TM Unifi.
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Yeah I did under VLAN to on. And then selected TM Unifi.
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Not sure what went wrong honestly. Doesn't sound like it should do that.
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Yeah tried checking online couldn't really find out why.

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Not sure what went wrong honestly. Doesn't sound like it should do that.
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Btw adding one of the nodes downstairs I'm only getting around 50Mbs. Any ideas?
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Btw adding one of the nodes downstairs I'm only getting around 50Mbs. Any ideas?
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It probably defaults to 2.4GHz when you are downstairs. It auto selects the strongest frequency.
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It probably defaults to 2.4GHz when you are downstairs. It auto selects the strongest frequency.
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Oh ok. Also I know that 5g is way faster, but why is it that the speed tests on 5g always show ridiculous speeds? I'm getting 150-200Mbps on it. Which is obviously not true since I'm on a 100Mbps connection.
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Oh ok. Also I know that 5g is way faster, but why is it that the speed tests on 5g always show ridiculous speeds? I'm getting 150-200Mbps on it. Which is obviously not true since I'm on a 100Mbps connection.
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It is probably measuring the max speed achievable? Did you try speedtest on other devices?
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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Feb 9 2019, 09:59 PM)
It is probably measuring the max speed achievable? Did you try speedtest on other devices?
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Yeah all showing the same on 5g, but on 2.4g the results are more realistic.
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Yeah all showing the same on 5g, but on 2.4g the results are more realistic.
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Hmm, you are probably getting higher speeds then haha.
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Hmm, you are probably getting higher speeds then haha.
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Lol, doubt TM is that generous. Anyway I realized that there's a setting in the app to switch off priority for 2.4 or 5g so switched off 2.4 and now getting 5g speeds downstairs as well
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QUOTE(bsm @ Feb 9 2019, 09:39 PM)
Oh ok. Also I know that 5g is way faster, but why is it that the speed tests on 5g always show ridiculous speeds? I'm getting 150-200Mbps on it. Which is obviously not true since I'm on a 100Mbps connection.
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Is it during the first 2-3 seconds? My Speedtest also initially shows crazy 400 mbps upload speed, before settling down to 100 mbps upload.

5 GHz AC Wifi, especially on 160 MHz channel or MU-MIMO, can really reach near gigabit speed.
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Hey guys I have a noob question :

If my laptop only supported for 1x1 wifi band and I'm using Lan cable for wired connection. And I don't get the designated speed.

Is it related to my laptop technology or..
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QUOTE(Khan92 @ Feb 23 2019, 10:53 PM)
Hey guys I have a noob question :

If my laptop only supported for 1x1 wifi band and I'm using Lan cable for wired connection. And I don't get the designated speed.

Is it related to my laptop technology or..
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Hi. What's your plan speed?
And what's your LAN Port Specs.

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Hi. What's your plan speed?
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300 mbps.
Only got 91.2 mbps
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300 mbps.
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My apologies how to check Lan ports specs?
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My apologies how to check Lan ports specs?
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Check in Settings.

Start --> Settings --> Network & Internet --> Ethernet --> Click the button --> What is the full details there.

And also check your link speed. Go to Network and Sharing Center --> Press Ethernet from connection.

Thanks.
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Hi, My Unifi 5Ghz channel Wifi speed out of a sudden is lower than my 2.5Ghz channel which is weird.I'm using the Tenda AC18. The speed on the 2.5Ghz channel does fluctuate though and noticed some disconnections as well.. Ex: 1st speed test shows 100Mbps while 2nd speed test shows 50Mbps then 3rd speed test also about 40++Mbps. Initially i used to get about 200Mbps using the 5Ghz channel and about 100Mbps using the 2.5Ghz channel on my mobile. bangwall.gif bangwall.gif
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QUOTE(arvind13 @ Apr 17 2019, 10:10 AM)
Hi, My Unifi 5Ghz channel Wifi speed out of a sudden is lower than my 2.5Ghz channel which is weird.I'm using the Tenda AC18. The speed on the 2.5Ghz channel does fluctuate though and noticed some disconnections as well.. Ex: 1st speed test shows 100Mbps while 2nd speed test shows 50Mbps then 3rd speed test also about 40++Mbps. Initially i used to get about 200Mbps using the 5Ghz channel and about 100Mbps using the 2.5Ghz channel on my mobile.  bangwall.gif  bangwall.gif
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Neighbour got recently installed UniFi? Maybe interference.

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QUOTE(soonwai @ Apr 17 2019, 10:20 AM)
Neighbour got recently installed UniFi? Maybe interference.
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Neighbors along my row no new but maybe in my Taman area. I hv tried to use different channels for 2.5Ghz & 5Ghz band however still the same. Used the Unifi Wifi optimiser keeps saying Poor and ask me to switch between channel 40 and 36 for 5Ghz band.

Any good apk to determine the best channel to be used or recommendation on best channels to be used to 2.5Ghz and 5Ghz? Believe initially I just left channels as "AUTO" with no issues.

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QUOTE(arvind13 @ Apr 17 2019, 10:10 AM)
Hi, My Unifi 5Ghz channel Wifi speed out of a sudden is lower than my 2.5Ghz channel which is weird.I'm using the Tenda AC18. The speed on the 2.5Ghz channel does fluctuate though and noticed some disconnections as well.. Ex: 1st speed test shows 100Mbps while 2nd speed test shows 50Mbps then 3rd speed test also about 40++Mbps. Initially i used to get about 200Mbps using the 5Ghz channel and about 100Mbps using the 2.5Ghz channel on my mobile.  bangwall.gif  bangwall.gif
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Try reset the router, then test with 2 different devices. See how is the result.
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Try reset the router, then test with 2 different devices. See how is the result.
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Hi All, would like to get an advise.
Does Tenda AC18 able to deliver ~800mbps over 5Ghz wifi?
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QUOTE(D%M @ Apr 23 2019, 11:34 AM)
Hi All, would like to get an advise.
Does Tenda AC18 able to deliver ~800mbps over 5Ghz wifi?
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Yes, but your device needs to support it as well. You need at least a 4x4 MIMO device. Mobile phones and normal laptops NIC won't be able to do that.
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Yes, but your device needs to support it as well. You need at least a 4x4 MIMO device. Mobile phones and normal laptops NIC won't be able to do that.
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Perfect bro...i believe S8 should be able to support the MU-MIMO since there is a mix and match update. some web saying s8 able to support 4x4 MU-MIMO and some 2x2.. smile.gif
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Perfect bro...i believe S8 should be able to support the MU-MIMO since there is a mix and match update. some web saying s8 able to support 4x4 MU-MIMO and some 2x2.. smile.gif
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AC18 maximum handle 500Mbps bandwidth via WiFi.
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AC18 maximum handle 500Mbps bandwidth via WiFi.
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Dear Shifu!

Wondering if anyone has concrete answer on what's the maximum speed while we perform 2.4ghz test?

Am using unifi 500mbps with Asus AC66U. The speed that I tested is around 70+ Mbps which I think it's weird. (About 3 feet from router). Huawei P20 - considered top notch model yes?

(Give up 5ghz as my house has concrete walls that is hard to penetrate through).

Am considering whether it's my router problem or should I change to AC86U...
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QUOTE(name11 @ Apr 29 2019, 11:45 AM)
Dear Shifu!

Wondering if anyone has concrete answer on what's the maximum speed while we perform 2.4ghz test?

Am using unifi 500mbps with Asus AC66U. The speed that I tested is around 70+ Mbps which I think it's weird. (About 3 feet from router). Huawei P20 - considered top notch model yes?

(Give up 5ghz as my house has concrete walls that is hard to penetrate through).

Am considering whether it's my router problem or should I change to AC86U...
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consider to use home plug, or relocate your router.
2.4ghz 70mbps is pretty fast for 150mbps connection,
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QUOTE(name11 @ Apr 29 2019, 11:45 AM)
Dear Shifu!

Wondering if anyone has concrete answer on what's the maximum speed while we perform 2.4ghz test?

Am using unifi 500mbps with Asus AC66U. The speed that I tested is around 70+ Mbps which I think it's weird. (About 3 feet from router). Huawei P20 - considered top notch model yes?

(Give up 5ghz as my house has concrete walls that is hard to penetrate through).

Am considering whether it's my router problem or should I change to AC86U...
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2.4ghz can actually reach 130mbps with 2x2 devices provided no neighbour signals.

Need to know your home's layout & existing router location before further advise.
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QUOTE(name11 @ Apr 29 2019, 11:45 AM)
Dear Shifu!

Wondering if anyone has concrete answer on what's the maximum speed while we perform 2.4ghz test?

Am using unifi 500mbps with Asus AC66U. The speed that I tested is around 70+ Mbps which I think it's weird. (About 3 feet from router). Huawei P20 - considered top notch model yes?

(Give up 5ghz as my house has concrete walls that is hard to penetrate through).

Am considering whether it's my router problem or should I change to AC86U...
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Hi, getting 70Mbps via 2.4Ghz consider a good speed, nothing weird about this. No matter how, you need to go for 5Ghz if you want better speed. RT-AC66U consider good enough for 500Mbps bandwidth, no point to change. Try add on a mesh wifi will be better, the penetration and coverage will be much better.
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I do not know how people count here, but your speed also relies on receiving device. For example lot of smartphone connecting on like 2.4HZ max, and max I see was real speed of 75Mbps and that's it, nothing more than that really. Be sure to keep it checked.
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I do not know how people count here, but your speed also relies on receiving device. For example lot of smartphone connecting on like 2.4HZ max, and max I see was real speed of 75Mbps and that's it, nothing more than that really. Be sure to keep it checked.
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It depends on your device, most smartphones are on AC1200 adapter only.
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QUOTE(soonwai @ Sep 17 2018, 11:05 PM)

Why my wifi so slow?
Since many Unifi users have got Turbo speed now, more and more people are asking why their wifi is so slow. Unfortunately many are misled by those AC1200, AC1750, AC2400 numbers so here's a guide to what actual speed you can achieve. Now, just to clarify, this is about WiFi speed not internet speed but in order to get max internet speed, you first have to get your wifi in order.

tl;dr Maximum WiFi Speeds
Here's a tl;dr of the max wifi speed that I've tested. Remember, in order to get max speed, your device must equal or better the wifi router.
PhoneLaptopTablet
2.4Ghz 2x291.57 Mbps92.1 Mbps-
5Ghz 1x1240.53 Mbps244 Mbps-
5Ghz 2x2343.66 Mbps357 Mbps518.79 Mbps
5Ghz 3x3-875 Mbps-

Gigabit Ethernet: 934 Mbps (for ref)
Faster speeds coming when I test the faster wifi routers.

AC Rating
The first thing, those AC numbers or Rating. These are there to impress help consumers.

The numbers give an indication of the speed of the router but they're mostly there because marketing needed a shorter way to describe the router. So instead of "2.4Ghz 2x2 MIMO and 5Ghz 2x2 MIMO", they use AC1200. Much simpler but just remember no way you'll get 1200Mbps from it.

TM's TP-Link C1200 as an example
Many people have this wifi router since it's a freebie from TM. It is AC1200.

Max 5Ghz link speed: 866Mbps (2x2 5Ghz wifi streams)
Max 2.4Ghz link speed: 300Mbps (2x2 2.4Ghz wifi streams)

So 866+300 = 1200 (yes, marketing did the math)
2x2, 3x3 MIMO
If you wondering what is that 2x2 wifi streams. It's something like this.

2x2 means 2 transmit and 2 receive.
MIMO (multiple in/multiple out) means the wifi can receive,send more than one wifi stream at the same time. Everything is MIMO now.
streams are sometimes called chains. Some people use the term antenna. Not wrong. One stream needs one antenna to transmit. Then you look at the C1200 which is 2x2 but it has 3 antennas. How leh? That one I explain later.

Which brings us to the speed of each stream. It can be more but let's stick to this for now.
One 5Ghz stream = 433Mbps
One 2.4Ghz stream = 150Mbps

Therefore for the TP-Link C1200, for 5Ghz, 2 streams is 2 x 433Mbps = 866Mbps.
Same for 2.4Ghz, 2 x 150Mbps = 300Mbps.
Add these together and you'll get the 1200 in AC1200.
Your laptop, phone
Alright, so your laptop and phone also has the same things. 1x1, 2x2, 3x3 MIMO. In order to get max speed, your phone must equal or better the wifi router.

Now, this is where a lot of questions arises. Some people might have a great router but their laptop or phone not so good. And vice-versa.
1. Most phones are 1x1
2. Some only have 2.4Ghz, no 5Ghz
3. Most laptops are 2x2
4. Some are 3x3
5. Cheaper laptops only have 2.4Ghz

So you see, if you connect a phone with 5GHz AC 1x1 to a C1200 2x2, the link speed will only be 433Mbps.
Link Speed vs Actual Speed
You might think, 433Mbps link speed is damn good already. But when you try, your speeds are much slower. Yeah, you'll never get full link speed. Why? Actually I'm not entirely sure so I'll leave that to Google.

https://res.cloudinary.com/soonwai/image/up...e_mbpr_5Ghz.jpg 
MacBook Pro Retina 2013 3x3 5Ghz Link Speed to a 1x1 hAP AC Lite

As a rough guesstimate for actual speed, I like to use 60% which is already a very optimistic number for the speed that you may get. You may get higher speeds, probably not, but very easy to get lower speeds.  sad.gif 
1x1 - Link: 433Mbps - IRL: 260Mbps
2x2 - Link: 866Mbps - IRL: 520Mbps
3x3 - Link: 1299Mbps - IRL: 779Mbps
Other Factors
In real life (IRL), other things will affect the final speed that you get.
1. Distance
2. Line of sight
3. Door
4. Wall
5. Interference from neigbour's wifi

So many things, I'm just going to list 5.
WiFi speed tests
To give you an idea of the speeds, I did a few tests below.

The test is a 30 second iPerf3 TCP test. Data is sent from the server via the respective wifi router to the device.
CODE
iperf3 -c 10.0.1.80 -R -i 4 -t 30

The command for iperf3 where applicable. iPhones are using an app called WiFiPerf which is iPerf3 compatible.

*Note that these are tests of just the wifi. No internet involved. Get the wifi speed sorted out before worrying about the internet. So, again, this is all local area network,
**I'm lazy to edit it so if you see single chain, dual or triple chain, it means 1x1, 2x2 or 3x3 respectively.

Stuff Used
Server: Thinkcentre M73 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - iperf3 3.1.3
Laptop: MacBook Pro Retina 2013 - MacOS 10.13.6 - 2.4Ghz Dual Chain - 5Ghz Triple Chain - iperf 3.6
Phone: iPhone 6s - iOS 12.0 - Dual Chain - WiFiPerf 3.2
Network: Gigabit - Cabling: Cat5e
Distance: Approximately 4ft from device to wifi router.

WiFi Routers (to be tested)
1. Mikrotik hAP AC Lite - 2.4Ghz Dual Chain - 5Ghz Single Chain - AC750 (done)
2. Mikrotik hAP AC2 - 2.4Ghz Dual Chain - 5Ghz Dual Chain - AC1200
3. Mikrotik hAP AC - 2.4Ghz Triple Chain - 5Ghz Triple Chain - AC1750
4. Aztech FG7008GR - 2.4Ghz Triple Chain - 5Ghz Quad Chain - AC2400
5. D-Link DIR-878L - 2.4Ghz Quad Chain - 5Ghz Quad Chain - AC2600

Notes
• RouterOS 6.44beta6 (11/9/2018)
• hAP AC Lite: 3x100M ethernet bonding
  *because the hAP AC Lite only has 100Mbps network ports, I bonded 3 ports (300Mbps) to cater for WiFI AC speeds.
• The only tuning I did was lowering transmit power as I was only 4ft away from the wifi routers.
• WiFi chip features such as WMM, adaptive noise immunity, beam forming, or band steering are disabled.

Radio Environment
2.4Ghz Scanner and Frequency Usage
Tests were done in my house in the afternoon on a weekend. Typical double storey intermediate link house. Quite a few 2.4Ghz APs around but still can be considered good.
Since it's a weekend, more people are home and using their phones and laptops. It gets better in the afternoon on a weekday or in the early morning when everyone is asleep.
https://res.cloudinary.com/soonwai/image/up...Ghz_scanner.jpg https://res.cloudinary.com/soonwai/image/up..._4Ghz_Usage.jpg 

5Ghz Scanner and Frequency Usage
Very clean. There's only one 5Ghz AP and the signal is very weak.
https://res.cloudinary.com/soonwai/image/up...Ghz_scanner.jpg https://res.cloudinary.com/soonwai/image/up.../5Ghz_Usage.jpg 
Ethernet Speed Test (Control)
Phone 6sMBPR
Ethernet 94.41 Mbps934 Mbps
Actually I forgot, I thought my iPhone Lightning-Ethernet was gigabit. It's only 100Mbps.
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Mikrotik hAP AC Lite - 2.4Ghz Dual Chain - 5Ghz Single Chain - AC750
iPhone 6slinkMBPRlink
2.4Ghz Dual Chain (Early Morning)91.57 Mbps144 Mbps--
2.4Ghz Dual Chain (Afternoon)79.29 Mbps144 Mbps92.1 Mbps144 Mbps
5Ghz Single Chain240.53 Mbps433 Mbps244 Mbps433 Mbps
hAP AC Lite only has 100Mbps ports so I bonded 3 ports to cater for WiFI AC speeds. I don't expect it to go above 300Mbps.
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Mikrotik hAP AC2 - 2.4Ghz Dual Chain - 5Ghz Dual Chain - AC1200
iPhone 6slinkMBPRlink
2.4Ghz Dual Chain--
5Ghz Dual Chain340.88 Mbps866 Mbps357 Mbps866 Mbps
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Mikrotik hAP AC - 2.4Ghz Triple Chain - 5Ghz Triple Chain - AC1750
iPhone 6slinkMBPRlink
2.4Ghz Dual Chain87.05 Mbps144 Mbps77 Mbps144 Mbps
5Ghz Dual Chain343.66 Mbps780 Mbps--
5Ghz Triple Chain--420 Mbps950 Mbps
Aztech FG7008GR - 2.4Ghz Triple Chain - 5Ghz Quad Chain - AC2400
iPhone 6slinkMBPRlinkiPad 2017link
2.4Ghz Dual Chain------
5Ghz Dual Chain304.96 Mbps---518.79 Mbps-
5Ghz Triple Chain--875 Mbps1300 Mbps--
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D-Link DIR-878L - 2.4Ghz Quad Chain - 5Ghz Quad Chain - AC2600
iPhone 6sMBPR
2.4Ghz Dual Chainxxxxxx
2.4Ghz Triple Chainxxxxxx
5Ghz Single Chainxxxxxx
5Ghz Triple Chainxxxxxx
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bro... just want to ask. I'm a Maxis home wifi installer. but i do have doubts. im using huawei nova 4. occasionally i install 300mbps (300mbps DL and 50 UL) superfast package. sometimes i do get a speedtest of 190mbps for download and 45 for upload... sometimes 230mbps for download and 40++ for upload.. why is that? what affects this in my fon? and what spec in this fon that plays a part of this different speed test.. plsss guide me

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