wifi 6E Max PHY rate question

skates15

Occasional Visitor
Hello, I have an Asus AXE11000 router and only one ax client, my PC. When I run wifi insight from the router, I see that my max PHY rate is 54 and I don't know if that is normal or not? The Max PHY rate for 5G is 1733 and for 2.4 it is 385. It seems odd that the 6E band would be so low, or maybe not, what do I know.

To confuse things further, the router reports the 6E Tx (Mbps) rate is anywhere from 1300 to 1900 while Rx is 800 to 1100 Mbps. The SNR is 93.

I suspect the WiFi Insight from the router is buggy for 6E?

I'm the only 6E client in my neighborhood, just one.

Any insights would be helpful.
 

skates15

Occasional Visitor
Hello, I have an Asus AXE11000 router and only one ax client, my PC. When I run wifi insight from the router, I see that my max PHY rate is 54 and I don't know if that is normal or not? The Max PHY rate for 5G is 1733 and for 2.4 it is 385. It seems odd that the 6E band would be so low, or maybe not, what do I know.

To confuse things further, the router reports the 6E Tx (Mbps) rate is anywhere from 1300 to 1900 while Rx is 800 to 1100 Mbps. The SNR is 93.

I suspect the WiFi Insight from the router is buggy for 6E?

I'm the only 6E client in my neighborhood, just one.

Any insights would be helpful.
Also, in the router, I set the bandwidth for the 6E to be 160MHz only/AX Only.
 

Tech Junky

Very Senior Member
6/6E will give you about 1.3gbps on a standard client w/ a 2x2 antenna setup.

No adapters that I'm aware of for 6/6E have more antenna options at this time. When they do come to market though speeds can be bumped using the appropriate devices on both sides to boost to the max of 2400mbps w/ a port on the AP side of 2.5GE.

For instance my phone does a link rate of 1200mbps (1x1) and my AX210 laptop card LR's at 2400mbps (2x2) but the actual throughput while moving files is 1.3gbps. So, in theory a 3x3 client should yield a LR of 3600mbps / 4x4 4800mbps.

As things move forward with innovation +/or WIFI 7 (coming soon) the speeds will pick up as WIFI 7 offers 320mhz channels :)

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OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
Hello, I have an Asus AXE11000 router and only one ax client, my PC. When I run wifi insight from the router, I see that my max PHY rate is 54 and I don't know if that is normal or not? The Max PHY rate for 5G is 1733 and for 2.4 it is 385. It seems odd that the 6E band would be so low, or maybe not, what do I know.

To confuse things further, the router reports the 6E Tx (Mbps) rate is anywhere from 1300 to 1900 while Rx is 800 to 1100 Mbps. The SNR is 93.

I suspect the WiFi Insight from the router is buggy for 6E?

I'm the only 6E client in my neighborhood, just one.

Any insights would be helpful.

What does your PC WiFi connection properties report... something like this:

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And what does the router Wireless Log report for the same connection... something like this:

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NSS means number of client spacial streams.

OE
 

sfx2000

Part of the Furniture
Hello, I have an Asus AXE11000 router and only one ax client, my PC. When I run wifi insight from the router, I see that my max PHY rate is 54 and I don't know if that is normal or not? The Max PHY rate for 5G is 1733 and for 2.4 it is 385. It seems odd that the 6E band would be so low, or maybe not, what do I know.

Your SW tool (WiFi Insight) might be old and not recognize the PHY rates...

InSSIDer, in older versions, does the same - it's calling an older Win32 API...

You can get the actual PHY rates from the connection itself, it should reflect what the connected rate is.

You can also use the cmd prompt and type "netsh wlan show all" - this should also indicate the connected rate for any modern version of Windows
 

skates15

Occasional Visitor
Your SW tool (WiFi Insight) might be old and not recognize the PHY rates...

InSSIDer, in older versions, does the same - it's calling an older Win32 API...

You can get the actual PHY rates from the connection itself, it should reflect what the connected rate is.

You can also use the cmd prompt and type "netsh wlan show all" - this should also indicate the connected rate for any modern version of Windows
When I run netsh wlan show all, the results are:
Band : 6 GHz
Channel : 37
Receive rate (Mbps) : 2042
Transmit rate (Mbps) : 865
Signal : 83%

The link speed as per the status of the PC wifi connection is 1.2 Gbps.
 

skates15

Occasional Visitor
The Asus Rog GT AX11000 router log for 6G:
RSSI PHY PSM SGI STBC MUBF NSS BW Tx rate Rx rate
-66dBm ax No No No No 2 160M 864.7M 720.6M

I think this is an antenna issue or the mobo built in wifi.
 

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