Why TL-WR840N is rated as 300Mbps Wi-Fi router when it has only 10/100Mbps ports?

This thread has been locked for further replies. You can start a new thread to share your ideas or ask questions.
This thread has been locked for further replies. You can start a new thread to share your ideas or ask questions.
Why TL-WR840N is rated as 300Mbps Wi-Fi router when it has only 10/100Mbps ports?
Why TL-WR840N is rated as 300Mbps Wi-Fi router when it has only 10/100Mbps ports?
2021-11-07 14:28:48
Model: TL-WR840N  
Hardware Version: V6
Firmware Version: 0.9.1 3.16 v0001.0 Build 171220 Rel.74012n

Hello,

 

I recently got a new internet provider which gives me 300Mbps speed. I'm using my old trusty WR840N but the thing is that I can't reach more than 100Mbps.

 

I tried with cable and it is a little bit better

 

Then I check the specifications of the router and I saw that all 5 Ethernet ports (1 WAN + 4 LAN) are 10/100Mbps.

 

I'm not very knowledgeable about how this router works, but just by following simple logic I can't understand how it's possible for the router to be rated as a 300Mbps router when it can get maximum of 100Mbps from the WAN port? 

 

Could someone please explain it to me?

 

Thanks in advance!

  0      
  0      
#1
Options
1 Reply
Re:Why TL-WR840N is rated as 300Mbps Wi-Fi router when it has only 10/100Mbps ports?
2021-11-07 15:36:33

@Prisoneer 

 

Check this thread and you'll find the answers.

If you've upgraded your Internet speed to 300mbps then you'll need a 1gbps capable (WAN/LAN) router to benefit form that.

If this was helpful click on an arrow pointing upward. If this solves your issue, click the star to mark it as a "Recommended Solution".
  4  
  4  
#2
Options