XT max wireless speed?

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crawfish

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I've got two PC's wired to two XT8's, and they do wireless file transfers at 110 MB/s sustained, which is the limit of the Gb card in one of the machines. My new PC has a 2.5 Gbps card, and naturally I'm wondering if these XT8's can achieve it. I have to wire the one by the cable modem to a yellow port on the XT8, which I think might stop me in my tracks. Whatever the answer, I'm highly impressed by the performance I'm currently getting.
 

thiggins

Mr. Easy
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Check the WAN connection properties (might be under Dual WAN). I think you can assign the 2.5 GbE port to either WAN or LAN. There is no router yet to have > 1 GbE ports for both WAN and LAN. So you have to choose between > 1 Gbps throughput from your internet connection to Wi-Fi devices or from you LAN connection.
 

crawfish

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You're right, the option to reassign the WAN port appears when I enable the Dual WAN feature. So it's at least possible to get both PCs hooked up to 2.5 GbE. I wonder if the two XT8's can take advantage of this wirelessly. I guess the only time I'd notice is when transferring files between SSDs on the two PCs.
 

thiggins

Mr. Easy
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If you have multiple AC or AX STAs at close range, it takes only two of them to exceed 1 Gbps. So you could notice a difference on long file transfers between laptops with SSD and AX Wi-Fi to the PCs.
 

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