Sounds good, Devices at home: iPhone 4 Playstation 3 Dell Laptop Dell Desktop I have currently set various port forwards to my desktop, like FTP and RDP access, but since I acquired this router, my speed tests vary a lot, and it's usually slower than what it should be. I currently get 10M/10M when I should be getting 80.
I'll assume that a direct connection modem to PC without router yields "normal" speeds? Most of the time When using the router, are the lower speeds via wireless & Ethernet? Yes What tier are you subscribed to? Extreme 105
Correct, I can agree with you that my router is throttling my download speeds. Moving forward; Do you have the router using WPA2-Personal /AES or what's your setting? WPA2-PSK (AES) Are you using both bands 2.4GHz & 5GHz? Yes, I am currently using both bands How are configured concerning "N", "G", "B"? most of my devices connect via "N", however, B/G/N are enabled
Any device capable of using the 5GHz band, select the 40MHz & "N" only if option is available. If you have options other than auto for 'Wide" channels & "Standard" channels, you can experiment. A while back, I went through some extensive experimentation with Wide & Standard options. I ended up with Wide-151 & Standard-153 (5.745GHz).
For my 2.4GHz band I selected "G" only because all my "N" adapters are capable of using the 5GHz band. This is where it gets tricky. Unfortunately not all "N" adapters are 5GHz capable. If you have any as such, you would need to enable "N" & "G" only. I don't know your router's exact options. If at all possible, choose an option that does not support "B".
Thanks Johkal, but it appears that I am unable to disable B from either 2.4 or 5 My only option as far as channel preference is for my 2.4, which all of my devices connect to. I did have it under AUTO, but I just changed it to 8.
Thanks, but I decided to put dd-wrt on the router, and it automatically doubled my speed from the get-go. I am now getting 20/20 on my laptop (wirelesS), and 60/20 on my desktop (hardwired) I do wonder if I would be able to get faster speeds with other options... are you familiar with dd-wrt?