XT8 - AX Laptop slow speeds

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freemoso

New Around Here
Evening All

Newbie(go easy on me) :)

Got FTTP 1GB, upgraded my Mesh network to a pair of XT8's, got them connected using Cat6 hardwired.

I am seeing really good speeds on various devices, iphone 11 and 2016 Macbook Pro - 560MB DL/110UL
Hardwired connections into the back of router or the node i am getting similar speeds


I have 1 device, Dell XPS 17 with an Killer 1650 AX Card in it, i am seeing terrible speeds, 150MB DL maximum and i habve no idea why, when i hardwire the laptop in up to 650MB

I have tried all sorts on the laptop updated Drivers/Bios etc.
On the Asus Kit i have tried individual SSID's, gone back to Tri Band Smart connect now(When on Dual Band Smart Connect and Wifi Backhaul the max speeds drop to 350MB) as i saw no benefit in speeds when switching to 3x SSIDs

Anyone got any suggestions?
Thanks in advance

Andy
 
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L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Welcome to the forums @freemoso.

Fully uninstall the 'Killer' software and drivers, reboot and then install the Intel drivers instead.
 

robgbc

Occasional Visitor
My partner has an XPS13 with same nic, Killer AX1650w and I haven't seen any speed issues, pretty consistently in 750-900+ range using the Windows 10 Ookla Speedtest app.

Our network is setup as AX/WiFi6 with WPA2/3 on 5GHz-1 and AX only, WPA3 on 5GHz-2 backhaul
Version 3.0.0.4.386.42095

Computer info from wireless properties:
Protocol: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Security type: WPA3-Personal
Network band: 5 GHz
Network channel: 36
Link speed (Receive/Transmit): 1201/1081 (Mbps)
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Description: Killer(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (200D2W)
Driver version: 22.10.0.7
 
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freemoso

New Around Here
Welcome to the forums @freemoso.

Fully uninstall the 'Killer' software and drivers, reboot and then install the Intel drivers instead.
Thanks very much, i have done that and am seeing much better speeds

@robgbc my "better speeds" are still only 450MB on Ookla when 2m away from the router node.
I am guessing i need to come off the Smart Connect and separate out my SSIDs if i want to see the true performance of this router, as using the Ookla test on the router i am seeing consistent tests of over 850MB DL>

Would you mind sharing(anonomised of course) screengrabs your Wifi config pages for each Band?
 

freemoso

New Around Here
Thanks very much, i have done that and am seeing much better speeds

@robgbc my "better speeds" are still only 450MB on Ookla when 2m away from the router node.
I am guessing i need to come off the Smart Connect and separate out my SSIDs if i want to see the true performance of this router, as using the Ookla test on the router i am seeing consistent tests of over 850MB DL>

This is off my Laptop
Protocol: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Security type: WPA2-Personal
Network band: 5 GHz
Network channel: 100
Link speed (Receive/Transmit): 1201/961 (Mbps)
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Description: Killer(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (200D2W)
Driver version: 22.30.0.11

Would you mind sharing(anonomised of course) screengrabs your Wifi config pages for each Band?
 

robgbc

Occasional Visitor
Here is the current setup. I am using smart connect and slowly working through the pro settings to find what works best for our home

Smart connect 2.4/5-1
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5-2
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WiFi Pro 5-1
5.1pro.jpg


WiFi Pro 5-2
5.2pro.jpg
 

robgbc

Occasional Visitor
Speedtest results on the XPS13, a mix of tests around 3m from the router and/or node, with low active utilization (no AV streaming or backups) on the network. Our node is in my partner's office (work from home) and has a strong connection to the router so the results are quite good via either device

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Router speed test
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