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So I just got my netduma r2 today and hooked it up got internet linked to it and ran a speed test for lan I am getting about 320-330 mbs download so what I normally would get from my isp router but with wifi I am getting like 240-250 and with my isp I would usually get the same as my lan. Is there a setting I'm missing that is causing this wifi drop? I am doing the speed test on my PC that's lan lined to the router vs a cell phone but that never was an issue before with my isp router.

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To be fair that’s about average at the moment while they work at improving the WiFi.

the chances are your isp router might have been a wave 2 device so will achieve a better WiFi connection. As it’s a 866 connection rate on the 5Ghz you can normally say you will see a 40 to 60% throughput so 340mbps would be a nice achievable rate but a lot depends on the environment as the R2 is a wave 1 router so you don’t have beamforming if memory serves me right and will not compete with wave 2 routers.

You might need to use a WiFi  analyser to see if you can find the cleanest channel. Double check the 5Ghz is set to a bandwidth of 80Mhz and insure the router is away from EMI sources ie. not behind a tv or sat on electrical appliances.  
you might be able to nudge that up a little but don’t forget as you distance yourself from the router you will see performance drop. 

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8 hours ago, ScottiiB said:

So I just got my netduma r2 today and hooked it up got internet linked to it and ran a speed test for lan I am getting about 320-330 mbs download so what I normally would get from my isp router but with wifi I am getting like 240-250 and with my isp I would usually get the same as my lan. Is there a setting I'm missing that is causing this wifi drop? I am doing the speed test on my PC that's lan lined to the router vs a cell phone but that never was an issue before with my isp router.

Welcome to the forum!

Great answer from Newfie. We are indeed working on the performance of Wi-Fi so that should only improve, for the moment though your speeds are within what we would expect. If you experience any issues just let us know. 

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