Ax86u slow wireless file transfer speed

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Colorado88

New Around Here
Hello guys,



  • I have Asus Ax86u router and attached to it is a 4tb western digital usb 3.0 external hdd.


  • On my other room i have a fast windows 10 desktop PC with AX58BT wifi 6 card.


  • The wifi connection to all devices is strong and all devices have the latest drivers/firmware updates installed.


The problem:

When i move files from “my desktop pc” to “external hdd attached to the router” via my 5ghz wireless network i get about 30 to 40MB/s speed, when i transfer from “external hdd” to “desktop pc” i get around 20MB/s speed.

When i move files from folder to folder in my external hdd attached to the router the average speed is 15 to 20 MB/s.

My router ram usage is always 94% and when i do transfers it reaches 98%, the 4 cpu cores during a file transfer will look like this for example:

core1 56%

core2 4%

core3 68%

core4 57%

So my question is are the transfer speeds i am getting normal? And if not how can i fix it?
regards
 
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Tech9

Very Senior Member
And if not how can i fix it?

Don't use the router as NAS. Use it as a router and get a NAS. Read here what happens when you push Asuswrt file share too much:

 

Colorado88

New Around Here
Don't use the router as NAS. Use it as a router and get a NAS. Read here what happens when you push Asuswrt file share too much:

Thanks for the reply and sorry for the delay.

I used to use NAS many years ago then moved to cloud services, i have only returned back due to the comfort of having my small hdd attached directly to the router.

Currently 40MB/s and 20MB/s wirelessly are sufficient as a comfortable option but i just wanted to make sure that i am not doing anything wrong from my end.

Also moving files inside the external hdd wirelessly is now instant using FTP.

Thanks again for the help Tech9
 

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