ASUS GT-AXE11000 Wired LAN speed

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    Everyone's NAT Acceleration really should be on by default unless it's broken.
    No, my trendnet is not enabled. All the other items are not enabled too. (Simple settings after a factory reset.)

    So i disabled the firewall to test. For a moment i was thinking if this work then what do i do... buy a sonicwall or fortinet box like work lol. Well that firewall disable setting didn't make a difference.

    I saw a cheap cisco small business wifi router (looks like a real cisco). Someone fed 500 into the WAN and got 330 out of the LAN port.
     
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    I reset the router already (mentioned earlier in the first post). Before the reset last Thursday it was actually 400+. The network cable is about 5ft long, going into the the comcast test/network equipment (like a scope/analyzer box) which reported this speed number. We saw the same number at the wired PC too.
     
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    Cheap + Cisco = less than line speed

    You could build your own router from a Rasp Pi for $40 and implement your own router/FW setup with Linux and get better performance.

    I work with all of the major vendors devices in an enterprise setting. The enterprise devices prices are tied more to the warranty / replacement contracts within X hours than the performance. Working on routers @ the $7-figure level and switches in the $5-digit arena I can tell you they're a different animal than what you're trying to achieve. Getting an overpriced device doesn't mean you get performance out of the box w/o some know how to properly configure it and cable it between devices.

    Sonicwall / Fortinet devices for SMB use are fine for low bandwidth applications but, they're not worth considering for home use. It's gong to be underwhelming / over priced.

    Take the cable you're using and plug in your PC and your kid's PC on each end and transfer a huge file or a folder full of them. You should see Explorer speeds hitting around 96MB/s if the cable is good. Once you prove that on your cabling then move onto the router issue. If you can't go PC <> PC @ the same speed then it's an issue inside the router. If you can then it's not the router's ASIC (switch) ports causing the issue. If the router supports a speed test from the device itself through the Web GUI then run on and that tests from the WAN port through the cable modem. IF the speed is close to where you're paying for then it rules that out. The NAT between the LAN/WAN or the QOS / software is probably to fault. You could bypass all of the junk by trying DD-WRT / Tomato images on it and see if it subsides. If it's still being a hog in molasses then it's time to consider a different device for routing / wifi such as the ones mentioned.
     
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    Good then ignore my request.

    What number?

    If you do a hard reset on the modem and directly connect a PC to it what speed do you get?

    Paying for 800mbps should yield you more than that when speed testing as they over provision to prevent service calls for "low speeds".

    I have a 1gbps plan and can get closer to 1250mbps w/ VPN enabled by bundling 2 1gigabit ports together into a single pipe. Where as w/o bundling I can hit 960+ w/ overhead. (less w/ VPN enabled)
     
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    The number from the comcast test/network analyzer was 600 mbits/s (same as the wired PC)

    I just did a 7.4 GB zipfile copy from a wired HP laptop computer to the kid's PC. It was about 68 MB/s typically (range was 60 to 74 MB/s).
     
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    Now try it with an Ethernet cable between both PC's w/o the router in the middle.

    Set both PC's to Static IP's say192.168.0.2 & .3 / subnet mask 255.255.255.0 / gateway blank

    If the cable is good then you should see transfer rate in the 90's/MB/s

    Or get a cheap 1gbit switch for $10 and plug the PC's into that and then the router into it for DHCP to work. Bypassing the router is the key to testing the cable for speed. If you get speeds in the 90's then you know the cable is good. If you don't get the higher speeds then replace the cable with a new one Cat 5E or Cat 6.
     
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    Hi everyone, just an update/conclusion... the GT-AXE11000 seems to be out of stock everywhere and some sellers are scalping it at extra high prices. So I bought a new ASUS RT-AX86U wifi router (the red Gundam/Zaku one lol). Now we're getting over 939 mbit/s which is as good as it'll get (thrilled, paying for only 800 mbits/s service). Saw 956 for a split second too. Looks like I just need a newer router with more horsepower to get 800 mbits/s and this RT-AX86U solved it.

    The wifi signal strength at various outdoor cameras is the same even when this router has fewer antennas compared to the old one. Two wifi cameras (same/one model, quite old) did not connect while the other cameras (other models/age) connect/work fine. Gave up troubleshooting/resetting the 2 old cameras, might be a compatibility issue as others had similar problems - will just replace the 2 old cams.

    The wifi speed to my laptop (passing thru 3 walls and a floor, difficult spot downstairs) is now twice faster at 460 mbits/s (plenty good enough, XPS with new 210 wifi AXE card). The wifi speed to my S21 cell phone is about twice faster too (faster than laptop, unfair) and the wifi-6 icon suddenly showed up on it.

    Thank you everyone for your help recently.
     
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