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Standard User RMcC
(newbie) Mon 22-Feb-21 10:10:11
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Query WiFi speed increase.


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I was on zen 150 / 30 until yesterday and on WiFi I only got 80 down and 30 up.

This morning my upgrade went through to 300 / 50 and now on WiFi I get 280 / 50.

Why when the hardware has stayed the same has my WiFi increased to well over what it could previously provide when it's same equipment. What stopped it giving me the full speed before the line upgrade?
Standard User Pheasant
(committed) Mon 22-Feb-21 14:47:26
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Re: Query WiFi speed increase.


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WiFi can be a funny beast, full of permutations and variations.

The only 'true' way to get an indication of speed is to check using a wired 1000BaseT connection, preferably as close to the ONT ethernet port (if not directly into) as possible.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Feb-21 16:11:46
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In reply to a post by RMcC:
What stopped it giving me the full speed before the line upgrade?
Could easily be as simple as the upgrade rebooted your router and you are on a new channel.

Assuming its the ISP provided router and it uses the same name for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, your connecting device could have swapped to the other band.

WiFi is always fickle, and broadband should be tested with Ethernet.

If you live in a dense housing development, WiFi may always be slower, than if you live in a field in the middle of nowhere.

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