I have a 2012 year old MacBook Air running MacOs 10.12.8 I am starting to stream using ATEM Mini Pro hardware but I may need to use 802.11 wireless if the venue does not have a hard wired connection. I was worried about the speed of the wireless on this older laptop so I thought connecting high speed wired eithernet to the GL.iNet AR750S and using its wireless would be a good solution. I figured the newer chip sets plus using either the 5 GHz or 2.4 Ghz wireless etc.
Long story short I added the Thunderbolt Gigabit Ethernet adapter to the MacBook air and connected the GL-AR750S-EXT via cat 6 cable. Set up was easy and soon I was testing on my home network. I have a very high speed connection to my ISP. I tested Internet speed both though the laptop 802.11 and through the AR750S. Here are the results of Speedtest.net
Macbook air internal 802.11 wireless 133 Mbps down / 115 Mbps up
Macbook ethernet to AR750S wireless 25 Mbps down / 18 Mbps up
I tested a few times to make certain I did not have an anomaly. The results were consistent.
Any idea why the Wireless Internet is so much slower through the router ?
Is there anything you could suggest to improve the speed?