Slow WiFi Performance
Gofast last edited by Gofast
Edit: Solved! (Moderators feel free to delete thread)
Make sure to select the right server while doing the speed test!
1gb symmetrical fiber to the house.
Alien speed test shows 960/960 every single time
All my devices are showing slow only 2-10 feet from router.
11 Pro on WiFi5 AX - 200 down or less.
iPhone X - 250/300 most of the time.
iPad Pro - 300/300
2018 MBP - 150/450
I only use Speedtest.com.
I started with pretty much default everything in auto with the additional 5ghz enabled.
Then tried separating 2.4, 5, and 5 WiFi6 to separate SSIDs.
I’ve gone to manual channel mode with a little improvement but it’s wildly inconsistent and still not above 400 where all these devices should be.
Something is not right and those speeds are not okay for a router like this.
If anyone has any suggestions please help otherwise this thing is going back and I’ll use my AirPort Extreme to get better speeds.
Timothy Dolan last edited by
I am experiencing similar issues, oddly high latency. Going to mess around with it tonight!
John Pappas last edited by
@Gofast I believe everything is normal on my end. But my original Verizon Fios speed tier was 200/200 but checking wifi speeds with Speedtest I consistently got 300/300+ with my previous router an Apple Time Capsule. Since the Covid situation Verizon has increased speed settings to their 1 gig service through the end of June, I think. Once they did that my speeds would be 400-500+ over wifi on all devices. I have an 11 Pro Max and an iPad Pro 3rd gen that I used for testing this.
I have read that some factor between the mobile device, Speedtest and router limits these readings. Since I got my Alien set up, replacing my Time Capsule, I have used the same configuration. I’ve created separately named 2.4 and 5GHz networks, rather than the Common network. My ios devices only connect to the 5 network. The wifi speeds I am seeing using the Speedtest app are identical to what I saw on the previous router, 400-500+. Whatever is at play limiting these readings I don’t know but it’s consistent from my previous router to my Alien.
Gofast last edited by
Hey thanks John! So about the time I saw your message I realized my error. I needed to select the right server on speedtest! There’s only 1 or 2 out of about 100 that can handle gigabit speeds. I’m excited to say my router is working beautifully getting 600/600 over WiFi. iPhone X. Thanks for the help!