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slow internet speed with BLAST

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slow internet speed with BLAST

I have "BLAST" which should be good for 200 Mbps.  With the comcast supplied modem/router, I achieved 50Mbps with WiFi and the wired connection.  Trying to improve, I installed a Netgear C7100V modem/router and achieved 45 Mbps with WiFi and 285 Mbps with wired connection.  Why?  How can I get the WiFi speed increased?

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Re: slow internet speed with BLAST

I have the same problem, but my speeds are less than 10Mbps.

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Re: slow internet speed with BLAST

2.4GHz or 5GHz connection?
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Re: slow internet speed with BLAST

I had the same issue and just installed a Motorola SB6183 (surfboard) modem which we purchased at Amazon. Down load speed from xfinity is close to 100MBPS since I have the pro plus package from xfinity which allows for 100mbps so it definetly works great. Additionally I have a Netgear router which allows for many different hookups in our home without disrupting any download speeds. Hope this helps.
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Re: slow internet speed with BLAST

WIFI has two channels - 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.

The 2.4 GHz is slower but works at father distances.

The 5 GHz is faster but not does not work as well at distance.

The SSIDs should be different for best performance and enables you to put specific devices on a specific channel. For example, you may want to put printers on the slower channel and your PC on the faster channel.

WIFI devices have different standards such as 802.11G, 802.11N, and 802.11AC.

“G” is the oldest and slowest. Next was “N’ which is faster. An “N” router will support both “G” and “N” standards. The current standard is “AC” and an “AC” router will support all three standards. And there are speed ranges of “AC” Routers.

Your WIFI speed may be limited depending on the model of your router.

Also on some routers, WIFI will slow down to the slowest connected device so if you have an old “G” device, it may be slowing your WIFI channel down to “G” speeds. Power off all of your WIFI devices and connect the only the test device.

Then of course the device you are testing the WIFI speed may be an issue as the WIFI driver in the device may be the limiting factor.

 

Hope this helps.

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@Bert-X wrote:

 

WIFI devices have different standards such as 802.11G, 802.11N, and 802.11AC.

“G” is the oldest and slowest. 

 

FWIW, actually "A" and "B" are the oldest. "B" was the slowest at 11 Mbps.

 

The SSIDs should be different for best performance and enables you to put specific devices on a specific channel. For example, you may want to put printers on the slower channel and your PC on the faster channel.

 

Actually for clarity, they are different *bands*, not "channels". The individual "channels" are located within the different *bands*

 

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Re: slow internet speed with BLAST

EG is correct 

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Re: slow internet speed with BLAST

2.4

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Re: slow internet speed with BLAST

how do you "select"  the 2.4 or 5 mHz bands for each device (ie., laptop, firestick, etc..)

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Re: slow internet speed with BLAST


@johnruthk wrote:

how do you "select"  the 2.4 or 5 mHz bands for each device (ie., laptop, firestick, etc..)


The devices will display a choice of SSID's.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202639

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Re: slow internet speed with BLAST


@johnruthk wrote:

how do you "select"  the 2.4 or 5 mHz bands for each device (ie., laptop, firestick, etc..)


You select them in the particular individual device's WiFi Connection Properties Dialogs.