GL-MT3000 slow Wi-Fi speeds?

According to the specs the Beryl AX should have around 2400Mbps up and down speed. But I don’t think I can manage to reach that.

I’m hosting a speed test server on my Desktop using RAM for max speed tests.

Setup #1:
WAN port configured as LAN port. Ethernet connection between laptop and Beryl and Desktop and Beryl. Both 1Gbps Ethernet connections. Speed ~900Mbps write, ~800Mbps read.

Setup #2:
Desktop connected to Beryl LAN with 1Gbps Ethernet. Laptop connected to 5Ghz 160Mhz Bandwidth ax Wi-Fi 6. Speed ~800Mbps write and ~460Mbps read.

Where does this sudden drop in speed come from if the router supposedly handles 2400Mbps?

I don’t know if I’m misunderstanding how Wi-Fi works or if this is some fault in mine. But I can swear I saw someone push at least 1500Mbps out of it on Youtube a while ago.

That‘s more or less marketing only. Wi-Fi is a game of chance.

160 MHz is somehow broken within the driver, it creates some issues - might be the reason for the drop.

Do you know if they’ll fix it with an update at some point? Because if this issue is permanent or won’t be fixed soon, I’ll be returning my router. I need something that’s future proof.

They will, but it’s still under investigation.

But 2400 Mbps are still marketing, you will never reach them in real-life.

As long as I get over a Gb I’m good

It depends on so many things that I can’t just say “It will”.
At the end it’s still Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi is pretty crap. :smile:

So as soon as you add some devices it will be less, pretty sure.

  1. To add to the confusion, 1 byte stores 8 bits of info.

Marketers of internet speeds often use bits (megabits per second) to inflate the numbers. When it should be divided by 8 to be intelligible to the consumer. (Since PC’s display the speed in megabytes per second).

8 megabits = 1 megabyte
8 megabits/second = 1 megabyte/second

1,024 bits = 128 bytes

Mega is for 1 million, Giga is for 1 billion
mega = 1,000,000
giga = 1,000,000,000

  1. Then there’s the part where marketing materials (and some retypes of spec sheets) don’t always respect the capitalization in the acronym.

Mb/s vs MB/s
Mbps vs MBps

  1. A chain of pipes — theoretical limits VS implementation
    a. Then as another poster said, having multiple devices in the connection can split the bandwidth.

b. In connection to that, each device in the chain that leads to you connecting to the wider internet, can slow the internet speed further.

Is the line fiber optic or copper?
If mobile, are we talking 2G EDGE, 3G HSDPA, 4G LTE-A, or 5G? Does your local telco even offer 4G?
Is the amount of packet loss, latency, or jitter tolerable?

How fast is the Ethernet cable? Is it shielded from or not exposed to interference?
How about the computer’s chipset? Does your computer have a gigabit ethernet port?
How fast is the modem then the router?

What are your device’s personal limits?
Is your phone capable of WiFi 6, or only WiFi 5?

Is there network congestion in your local area?
Are you and your neighbors sharing the one fiber optic cable?
Does the local WiFi band have a lot of competition from your apartment complex? (If yes, try other bands.)

c. If internet speed was the water pipe:
— speed or throughput would measure how fast (or how much) water travels im the pipe
— latency would be how much delay is in the travel
— bandwidth would be how wide the pipe is (a 100 units per second-wide pipe can simultaneously accomodate twenty 5 units per second)

Bits vs bytes