Why is NetGear's N600 WNDR3700 WiFi 10 times Slower Than EtherNet

Jeffrey Rubalow

New Around Here
When I connect my laptop to the router using an ethernet cable, my speedtest results are roughly 120 down and 12 up. When I connect my laptop to the router wirelessly, my speedtest results are roughly 12 down and 12 up. Does anybody have any ideas that can help?
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
When I connect my laptop to the router using an ethernet cable, my speedtest results are roughly 120 down and 12 up. When I connect my laptop to the router wirelessly, my speedtest results are roughly 12 down and 12 up. Does anybody have any ideas that can help?
Yup! An Asus router running RMerlin firmware. :)
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
When I connect my laptop to the router using an ethernet cable, my speedtest results are roughly 120 down and 12 up. When I connect my laptop to the router wirelessly, my speedtest results are roughly 12 down and 12 up. Does anybody have any ideas that can help?
At what speed is your device connected? If it's only connecting at 54 Mbps due to a configuration issue, then 10-15 Mbps throughput would be expected.
 

Trikein

Guest
Because ethernet is a wire while wireless uses radio frequency to transmit the data. Breaking it down to brass tacks, it will always be easier to send an electric signal over a wire then negotiate it over radio waves through thin air. Wireless is for convenience. If you want performance, choose wired/ethernet.
 

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