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Great range, not so great default settings and trouble with throughput speeds
on August 7, 2014
Right out of the box i could get no data throughput for wired devices. I had to factory reset my referb router right out of the box. Maybe this is common knowledge to everyone in the world of routers, but i certainly didn't expect to have to do this to get my just un-boxed hardware to function at all.
I have been battling slow throughput speeds now on wired devices for a couple hours. I have a 25Mb max dwn package, and i am getting a whopping 2-3Mb down with this router inline. Tested on xbox one and with verizon speed test on two different wired endpoints. My old router that this one MIGHT replace never exhibited this behavior.
The router speed test however is showing speeds more inline with what i was expecting... this is disturbing. If you google slow speeds and dropping wifi associated to this router you will get MANY hits. There are many suggestions to "correcting" the drop wifi issue, but i have yet to find one that works for the choked throughput speeds.
Not happy to have to be spending my time to figure out why this router is choking my download speeds. Many of the suggestions online are not helpful and have not been helpful. My expectation was to plug in the router downstream from my cable modem, plug in connected devices change the SSID, give security a pw and go. This has NOT been the case so far.