Question Asus ZenWifi (AX6600) slow speeds :(

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SlovBoy

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What I have is 3 SSID's.

One is 2.4 - operating on 20/40

The second is 5g-1 - operating on 80 - this is the only one I changed.

And the third one (that's in wireless backhaul) is operating on 20/40/60/80/160.
 

gggplaya

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And the third one (that's in wireless backhaul) is operating on 20/40/60/80/160.
I think your expectation are wayyy too high for a wireless mesh system. If you had a wired backhaul to each access point, then you could expect to sustain a solid 600mbps at each node most of the time, but trying to maintain full wireless speed with a wireless backhaul at 80mhz channel width is a lofty expectation. Especially if you live in an area with other 5ghz devices broadcasting. There's aren't many 5ghz channels and if you're using 80mhz or 160mhz channel widths, interference is very likely which will slow you down.

You should probably just wait for Wifi 6E which will have several channels with 160mhz width.
 

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I think your expectation are wayyy too high for a wireless mesh system. If you had a wired backhaul to each access point, then you could expect to sustain a solid 600mbps at each node most of the time, but trying to maintain full wireless speed with a wireless backhaul at 80mhz channel width is a lofty expectation. Especially if you live in an area with other 5ghz devices broadcasting. There's aren't many 5ghz channels and if you're using 80mhz or 160mhz channel widths, interference is very likely which will slow you down.

You should probably just wait for Wifi 6E which will have several channels with 160mhz width.
i'm just going by the many many many reviews and testimonials of people saying that these two devices are the <Mod Edit> and that it's a breeze with them when it comes to connectivity and speed.

Surprise surprise - connectivity is meh (I get sporadic connection losses probably 2-3 times a day for about 4 minutes) and the speed is less than stellar.

Especially when you consider that a product that costs almost 500 € does this. But, oh well.

I guess I'm gonna have to live with it until a better option comes through.

Just one more question, if I may:

In the Asus Router app (on Android) and the WebGUI my Internet Speed is measured as 937/212 (or something like that).

But when I go to Speedtest - it's 200-400?

What is the app showing me? My wired speed? Or my wireless speed?

Pictures - these 2 were taken at the same time:

View: https://i.imgur.com/i8dkIna.jpeg
(the WebGUI) - on my laptop

View: https://i.imgur.com/mrBtvuo.jpeg
(Asus Router App) - on my Mi 8

The regular Speedtest always averaged around 300-400 mb/s.
 
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gggplaya

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i'm just going by the many many many reviews and testimonials of people saying that these two devices are the <Mod Edit> and that it's a breeze with them when it comes to connectivity and speed.

Surprise surprise - connectivity is meh (I get sporadic connection losses probably 2-3 times a day for about 4 minutes) and the speed is less than stellar.

Especially when you consider that a product that costs almost 500 € does this. But, oh well.

I guess I'm gonna have to live with it until a better option comes through.

Just one more question, if I may:

In the Asus Router app (on Android) and the WebGUI my Internet Speed is measured as 937/212 (or something like that).

But when I go to Speedtest - it's 200-400?

What is the app showing me? My wired speed? Or my wireless speed?

Pictures - these 2 were taken at the same time:

View: https://i.imgur.com/i8dkIna.jpeg
(the WebGUI) - on my laptop

View: https://i.imgur.com/mrBtvuo.jpeg
(Asus Router App) - on my Mi 8

The regular Speedtest always averaged around 300-400 mb/s.
Your expectation for a wireless client with 2 antennae is just too high.

The internet tab measure the ethernet to modem speed on the WAN port of the router. That has nothing to do with your wifi. It's measuring the speed the ISP gives you.
 

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