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I recenly just upgraded from 50 to 100 to 300. Knowing i needed a faster wifi router, i upgraded to a newer netgear ac1000 router (model R6080). Sadly, i'm still seeing a max speed of about 70-80Mb/s, although my upload speeds are at the advertised 30Mb/s. the modem i have is docsys 3.0
That is about right for that model. Even though it can "hyperthetically" connect at Wifi AC speeds up to 700Mbps, the ethernet ports are restricted to 10/100Mbps. As per specs found here;
Standards • One (1) USB 2.0 port • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz • IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0GHz • Five (5) 10/100 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Fast Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
Long story short, you need a faster router. It's also suggested you have a DOCSIS 3.0 modem with at LEAST 16 downstream channels like the Arris SB6183, but one with 24 channels like the Netgear CM600 is better. As for the router, there are many to choose from. Asus and Netgear are the two best consumer manafactures, but if you enjoy a learning curve and want enterprise grade, look into Ubiquiti's Unifi product. If you want other suggestions, please reply with a price point you are looking to stay within.
ugh... upgrade fail :( ok, thanks! that being said, when i directly wired the modem to the xbox one and tested, i still only got 80Mb/s down. does that sound correct?
Maybe. What model do you have? Using a Xbox One isn't a very good test. The built in browsers don't run(or barly run) flash, and they don't run ANY website well. Also, I am not sure, but I think all traffic gets routed through Xbox's servers some how, which slows the traffic down a bit. Nothing you would notice just browsing from site to site, but something that effects download tests or streaming (via web browser). Just to make sure it's not something more simple, check that the ethernet wire you are using is CAT5e or above. The wire type should be printed somewhere along the stretch of the ethernet wire.
I assume you don't have any PC with wired connections?
i was using the network diagnostic tool that's in their settings. no PC... i own Mac's and none of them have an ethernet port
would the netgear r6200 wireless AC 1200 dual band gigabit wifi router get me there?