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Question Ethernet Slower than Wi-Fi after Router Change?

HCSn

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Hi all.

I recently got a new modem-router combo from Spectrum (just 100Mbps plan) and now my connection speeds are awful. I generally use Ethernet, which I tested at speedtest.net and got 40 ping, 6 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up. My previous router, I got great ethernet speeds (near 100) but our wifi was awful if you were even 1 room away. The first thing I tried was unplugging the ethernet cord from my desktop and testing the wifi speed, which got me about 90 Mbps down, so that told me it was an issue with the ethernet. However, since testing the ethernet speed again, the wifi speed when disconnected from ethernet is now giving me about 10 Mbps down. Great...

My drivers are up to date, my motherboard is less than 3 years old so the card shouldnt be the issue. I've tried disabling windows firewall, same result. My ethernet cable is about 10ft long, brand new, worked fine with my old router. The router-modem model I have now is Ubee DDW36C.

Another weird thing I noticed is that speedtest is connecting me to a Cincinnati Bell location for the test - I live in Lexington, KY and use Spectrum. The properties on my ethernet connection also show cinci.rr.com as the DNS domain name, not sure if that's normal or weird.

Here's what my Network Properties show:

Name: Ethernet
Description: Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
Physical address (MAC): 10:7b:44:4f:13:af
Status: Operational
Maximum transmission unit: 1500
Link speed (Receive/Transmit): 1000/1000 (Mbps)
DHCP enabled: Yes
DHCP servers: 192.168.0.1
DHCP lease obtained: ‎Sunday, ‎July ‎12, ‎2020 2:09:06 PM
DHCP lease expires: ‎Sunday, ‎July ‎12, ‎2020 3:09:06 PM
IPv4 address: 192.168.0.3/24
IPv6 address: 2607:fcc8:bd48:8800::1/128, 2607:fcc8:bd48:8800:8d20:500c:456e:bd9d/64, 2607:fcc8:bd48:8800:ed49:4cbd:113b:fe57/128, fe80::8d20:500c:456e:bd9d%3/64
Default gateway: fe80::aa6b:adff:feeb:b9a1%3, 192.168.0.1
DNS servers: 209.18.47.62, 209.18.47.61
DNS domain name: cinci.rr.com
DNS connection suffix: cinci.rr.com
DNS search suffix list:
Network name: WALTON-5G
Network category: Private
Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6): Connected to Internet


Name: Local Area Connection* 11
Description: Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2
Physical address (MAC): 16🇨🇨20:1d:c7:47
Status: Not operational
Maximum transmission unit: 1500
IPv4 address: 169.254.100.80/16
IPv6 address: fe80::dc60:61b7:a333:6450%7/64
DNS servers: fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6): Disconnected


Name: Local Area Connection* 12
Description: Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #3
Physical address (MAC): 26🇨🇨20:1d:c7:47
Status: Not operational
Maximum transmission unit: 1500
IPv4 address: 169.254.88.76/16
IPv6 address: fe80::d001:d9f7:e4f:584c%12/64
DNS servers: fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6): Disconnected


Name: Ethernet 2
Description: TAP-Windows Adapter V9
Physical address (MAC): 00:ff:a0:52:90:07
Status: Not operational
Maximum transmission unit: 1500
IPv4 address: 169.254.141.185/16
IPv6 address: fe80::f99e:f0c:35e8:8db9%15/64
DNS servers: fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6): Disconnected


Name: Wi-Fi 2
Description: Qualcomm Atheros AR938x Wireless Network Adapter #2
Physical address (MAC): 14🇨🇨20:1d:c7:47
Status: Operational
Maximum transmission unit: 1500
Link speed (Receive/Transmit): 450/450 (Mbps)
DHCP enabled: Yes
DHCP servers: 192.168.0.1
DHCP lease obtained: ‎Sunday, ‎July ‎12, ‎2020 2:01:29 PM
DHCP lease expires: ‎Sunday, ‎July ‎12, ‎2020 3:01:29 PM
IPv4 address: 192.168.0.5/24
IPv6 address: 2607:fcc8:bd48:8800::2/128, 2607:fcc8:bd48:8800:8c7d:fda:e790:f9bf/64, 2607:fcc8:bd48:8800:f8c2:1999:e3b7:3fae/128, fe80::8c7d:fda:e790:f9bf%19/64
Default gateway: fe80::aa6b:adff:feeb:b9a1%19, 192.168.0.1
DNS servers: 209.18.47.62, 209.18.47.61
DNS domain name: cinci.rr.com
DNS connection suffix: cinci.rr.com
DNS search suffix list:
Network name: WALTON-5G
Network category: Private
Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6): Connected to Internet
 

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