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# 255967 8-Sep-2019 21:52
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Vodafone Fibre speeds, I have recently changed from VDSL to Fibre but when using the supplied modem I have noticed limited performance over the WiFi connection, I am getting a range of speeds this weekend. Over nine different speed tests i have a wide range of results,

Min Speed Down, 102 Mbps ~ Max Speed Down, 214 Mbps

Min Speed Up, 83.8 Mbps ~ Max Speed Up, 158 Mbps

Any suggestions on how to improve this WiFi speed?



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  # 2313280 8-Sep-2019 22:02
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Correct. As per many other threads on here, Wi-Fi is always highly variable.
If you want to check your actual speed, connect with a LAN cable to a computer that has been proven gigabit speed capable.




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  # 2313320 8-Sep-2019 22:17
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I think those results are pretty reasonable over WiFi (especially if you have a few close neighbors). You are unlikely to ever max out your near gigabit fiber connection over WiFi.

Obvious way to get more WiFi bandwidth is to move closer to the router.

Are you prepared to through big bucks on this? if so, you could upgrade to a WiFi 6 router or access point, such as this one: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETNGR6000/NETGEAR-NightHawk-AX8-8-Stream-AX6000-Wi-Fi-Router , and upgrade your client devices to WiFi 6 (change phone to galaxy S10, and laptop to one that supports WiFi 6).





 
 
 
 


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  # 2313329 8-Sep-2019 23:06
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Never test speeds over wifi, always use a network cable.


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  # 2313339 9-Sep-2019 05:10
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how to get better speed over wifi, buy a better device.

 

but seriously why do you need faster speed than that on a mobile device?


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  # 2313343 9-Sep-2019 05:50
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It's very hard to be hitting gbit on wifi, particularly on mobile devices where your likely only getting a 2x2 connection.

 

 

 

i'd be happy with 100-200 from a supplied device. I highly suspect vodafone are still only doing a 2x2 or 3x3 device.

 

even then, there is a question of what sort of config they have opted for, Throughput  configs go at the expense of coverage over distance - Which then lead to customers going "i need more powerful wifi it doesnt reach my basement anymore!"

 

 

 

in my testing, if your lucky with a nice 4x4 device, 700 is doable, but that's basically sitting on the ap and unrealistic to expect that.





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  # 2313351 9-Sep-2019 07:03
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GingerNZ: Vodafone Fibre speeds, I have recently changed from VDSL to Fibre but when using the supplied modem I have noticed limited performance over the WiFi connection, I am getting a range of speeds this weekend. ...

 

As others have stated, this is a perfectly normal result.

 

I wish that my Wi-Fi was as fast as yours.  🙃  (I have a gigabit internet connection.)





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  # 2313355 9-Sep-2019 07:24
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GingerNZ: 

Any suggestions on how to improve this WiFi speed?


 

There is nothing to improve. Those results are perfectly normal for WiFi, particularly if your device is only 2x2.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2313359 9-Sep-2019 07:36
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@GingerNZ Buy Wi-Fi 6 phone and access point :p

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  # 2313883 10-Sep-2019 03:42
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Those speeds are fine but you could always disable the vodafone router wifi and use something like a google wifi mesh network.

 

How far are you from your router?

 

 

 

 


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  # 2317138 13-Sep-2019 13:35
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The Vodafone Ultra Hub is 4x4 on the 5Ghz with beamforming, as are the Vodafone Wifi Extenders (same chipset).  Vodafone are the only ones doing 4x4 on free modems

 

The old HG659 is only 3x3

 

 

 

Max I've got with a 4x4 ASUS PCIe card in the PC on an Ultra Hub is 806mbit on wifi but this is about the only end device that supports that

 

Some MACs are 3x3 which can get quite fast (600-700) and top smart phones up to about about 500 but most get about what the OP sees 


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  # 2317148 13-Sep-2019 13:45
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Edit - I never realized the HG659 was 3x3 on the 5GHz. 

What device are you using to test those speeds?


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  # 2317172 13-Sep-2019 14:21
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Morm:

 

 Vodafone are the only ones doing 4x4 on free modems

 

 

am not sure that's totally true. certainly wont be soon ;)





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  # 2318422 16-Sep-2019 11:22
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wratterus:

 

Edit - I never realized the HG659 was 3x3 on the 5GHz. 

What device are you using to test those speeds?

 

 

 

 

Desktop Win10 PC with the ASUS AC88 PCI-e card.

 

2018 Macbook Pro for the other device


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  # 2318424 16-Sep-2019 11:28
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hio77:

 

Morm:

 

 Vodafone are the only ones doing 4x4 on free modems

 

 

am not sure that's totally true. certainly wont be soon ;)

 

 

 

 

Im sure more will appear soon - especially as Sparks Huawei ones are end of life.


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