Oct 29, 2018
I feel like this is a dumb question and probably an oversight on my end, but I'm going to ask anyway

I recently changed routers from an Asus Bluecave AC2600 to a Linksys AC3000 after my BlueCave died in power surge a few weeks ago.
Since that power surge, My internet would go from max speeds to me getting less than 5mb down and 2mb up on a hardwired connection with a Cat6 cable. My wifi speeds were about 30x faster than my hardwired speeds while doing nothing. In addition to slow download speeds, Whenever I would download any file, my download/upload speed would tank to the single digits.
After some troubleshooting, I identified that the router was busted.

After getting the new router and setting up my network, I'm getting full speed everywhere. However, I'm noticing that downloading large files still tanks my bandwidth anyway.
I don't think I've ever really paid much attention to this, because I don't usually play games and download large files simultaneously, but I am noticing it now and wondering if it is normal or if i should start looking closely at my Arris -Surfboard 32x8 modem since they were both on the same strip when the surge happened?

Plugging in my computer directly to the modem and downloading a large file still tanks my speed the same way.

I've attached some before/after pictures to help illustrate what I'm saying. Any help or just being told i'm an idiot and this is completely normal would be appreciated lol.
Not download any files, 4 consoles playing multiplayer games in the house.

Download a game