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#298499 22-Jun-2022 02:03
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Is there anything else I can do to try attain as or nearer speeds to my 1Gbps fibre over WiFi6? I know 500Mbps DL is more than enough, but more just for learning, tinkering and bragging rights purposes. :)

 

Max I am getting on my Intel WiFi6 AX201 160MHz adapter on my laptop on 5Ghz is about 500Mbps DL when doing a fast.com speedtest standing next to my Unifi U6 Pro AP. Speedtest.net gives me about half of that on various different servers.

 

I have set the channel width to 160MHz on the AP as well.

 

Connecting to my US-16-150W switch via ethernet gives me about 800Mbps DL.

 

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  #2932945 22-Jun-2022 05:48
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While you have a high performance 4x4 MIMO radio in the U6 Pro, the majority of WiFi6 client devices are 2x2, including your AX201.  500mbps is pretty reasonable in my experience.





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  #2932950 22-Jun-2022 06:52
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Dynamic:

While you have a high performance 4x4 MIMO radio in the U6 Pro, the majority of WiFi6 client devices are 2x2, including your AX201.  500mbps is pretty reasonable in my experience.



No way, they should be able to pull way higher than that. Fiancées Intel AX200 on her vivobook laptop pulls a gig quite happily and this is with an asus rt-ax3000 router.
Something is underperforming in OPs setup




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  #2932951 22-Jun-2022 07:03
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My guess is the Unifi

I have iperf tests on Aruba AP535s around the 900mbps mark

Question is are you going to spend load of cash to get a few more mbps




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  #2932956 22-Jun-2022 07:50
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My Fritzbox 7590 can pull over 800Mbp/s down over WiFi and this is not even AX / WiFi6 (I do need to be in the same room as the router)


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  #2932964 22-Jun-2022 08:25
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Move to an area with NOTHING around it, spend $$$$ on having fiber run, live off the land in a tent, use solar power, have NO other modern equipment to interfere with signals etc, and you might get another few K out of it :D

 

 





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  #2933123 22-Jun-2022 12:04
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Haha no i'm probably not gonna spend a load more cash on this to get a few more Mbps over my 500 Mbps DL speeds! Was just wondering maybe if there were some config settings I hadn't quite checked or known it would help with this increase in speeds. I do know that if a USG-4-Pro has DPI turned on to aggressive, then i believe only a max of 200Mbps throughput gets through.





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  #2933133 22-Jun-2022 12:28
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I get 700ish to my phone from mine when standing under it. Move to the point where there is a shelving unit in the way and its 300-400ish. Not worth the effort to get that extra speed IMO, if I am on the laptop copying SD cards to the NAS, it takes a little longer but I am not waiting on it. When I am video editing off the nas, its good enough and even on ethernet it cant handle scrubbing the timeline with several 1080p videos on it, and its not much different over wifi.





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  #2933249 22-Jun-2022 17:18
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For LAN/WLAN speed testing, don't use the internet speedtesting sites. That only introduces more variables into the already highly variable situation!

Use a dedicated network traffic generating application, such as iPerf, which allows you to send traffic between two network devices (one acting as the server, and the other as the client).

Ideally you'd want the server device to be hardwired, and then use WLAN for the client. This means that the wifi will only be dealing with traffic throughput in one direction for up/download tests instead of trying to simultaneously provide the up/down traffic between two wireless devices on the same AP.

 

Once you have this setup, you can adjust WLAN radio channel and channel width settings to best tune for your particular RF environment. Use clear channels with the least RF interference although in an urban environment/busy RF area, 160MHz channel widths will be hard to make free from interference due to the bandwidth required (size of the network traffic pipe).


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