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Tue, Jul 26, 2016 4:43 PM

AT&T Gigapower - Significantly Slower WiFi vs LAN speeds

I just got AT&T Gigapower (1 Gbps) installed and have run across a baffling situation.

 

I have the Pace 5268ac Gateway and an Asus RT-3100AC router. On both devices, I get LAN speeds of 600+ Mbps up and down. On Wifi, BOTH devices (tested independantly of each other) test out at no more than 150 Mbps up and down. I have used multiple 802.11AC devices to test the 2.4 and 5Ghz radios and get the same baffling results. I tested the ethernet/LAN the speed of the Asus router and it has no issue receiving 600+ Mbps from the Pace gateway. I have tried testing the AT&T gateway separately with my Asus router not connected and off. I have tried disabling WiFi on the gateway and solely using the Asus router for everything. Nothing changes.

 

I am testing this within 10 feet of the router in an open room. I have heatmapped my house for WiFi interference and currently only have 3 devices connected to the routers. I have no idea why the bandwidth dips so much when these devices (especially the RT-3100) are capable of much higher WiFi speeds. Any suggestions?

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@BrownCoat   Just read one report online and they figured if everything's OK, should be getting about 250M on ac.  This meaing no wi-fi interference or from electrical system, CFL bulb, audio equip, etc.  So in real life, I'd say 150M is doing pretty good.

 

http://forums.att.com/t5/High-Speed-Internet-Access/How-to-Minimize-Wireless-Interference/m-p/2303003#M1138

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I had Time Warner Cable before this and could get within 95% of 300 Mbps at all times. My router is capable of transmitting 5 GHz data rates up to 2167 Mbps and 2.4 GHz up to 1000 Mbps. 150 is not normal. As I said before, I heat mapped my house to determine coverage and wifi intereference. There should be nothing preventing the bandwidth from going over 150 Mbps.

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I'll run the InSSIDer program and to double check channel overlap but I do not think this is the problem.

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There is no channel overlap. I have a very strong signal in 95% of my house. 

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Does anyone from AT&T care about this situation which is apparently affecting a lot of people?

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I am thinking that AT&T dosn't like you to use a router behind a router and throutle because of that.

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