AC 1200 max download speed

This thread has been locked for further replies. You can start a new thread to share your ideas or ask questions.

AC 1200 max download speed

This thread has been locked for further replies. You can start a new thread to share your ideas or ask questions.
AC 1200 max download speed
AC 1200 max download speed
2023-10-03 15:49:00 - last edited 2023-10-11 06:29:47
Model: RE305  
Hardware Version:
Firmware Version:

Hi, 

 

Ac1200 range extender is connected via ethernet cable to router and located in a different room.

A test speed near router gets around 320Mbps and near extender only 175Mbps.

Home network is connected to optic fiber.

 

Is this the best I can get or is there anything else I can try?

 

Let me know if more details needed.

 

Thanks,

Ariel 

  0      
  0      
#1
Options
1 Accepted Solution
Re:AC 1200 max download speed -Solution
2023-10-04 19:52:19 - last edited 2023-10-11 06:29:47

  @Ariel3211 

 

Ok, I see what is happening here.

 

If you previously setup the AC1200 extender in "Range Extender" mode, then the data connection between the range extender and the router was via wireless connection, despite the two also being connected via an Ethernet cable. (the extender would have just ignored the cable connection in this mode)
Given that and the fact that the extender and the router are located in different rooms, a speed of 175 Mbps is quite reasonable.

 

In "Access Point" mode the range extender does make use of the Ethernet cable, but your test result of around 93 Mbps tells me that you've most likely got a model of AC1200 range extender with an 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet port. 

It seems TP-Link currently only has one AC1200 range extender with Gigabit Ethernet port on offer, which is the model "RE360". If this is not the model you've got, then yours is probably one with 100 Mbps Ethernet port.

 

Anyway, it looks like you've unfortunately purchased the wrong product for your purposes. If you want to make good use of the Ethernet cable that you've installed, then you need to buy a device with Gigabit Ethernet port. (and make sure that the router you connect it to also has Gigabit Ethernet ports) 

Recommended Solution
  1  
  1  
#4
Options
5 Reply
Re:AC 1200 max download speed
2023-10-03 18:20:33 - last edited 2023-10-03 18:21:46

  @Ariel3211 

 

Hi,

 

So, you have changed the "Mode" from "Range Extender" to "Access Point", correct?

 

Were the speed tests performed using the same client device and the 5 GHz network in both cases?

 

If you haven't already done so, one thing you can try is to fix the "Channel Width" to "80 MHz" instead of having it on Auto.

 

Other than that I see no reason why the AC1200 extender in Access Point mode shouldn't be able to achieve 320 Mbps as well.

 

  1  
  1  
#2
Options
Re:AC 1200 max download speed
2023-10-04 18:31:35

  @woozle 

 

Thank you very much for your reply.

I am using the same device on 5GHz network.

 

I did not previously change the mode. Now, after changing the mode to Access Point the speed is even lower - around 93Mbps (same device, same network).

 

I did not manage to find the Channel Width option on the tp-link tether application.

 

Would appreciate any further assistance.

 

Thanks,

Ariel 

  0  
  0  
#3
Options
Re:AC 1200 max download speed -Solution
2023-10-04 19:52:19 - last edited 2023-10-11 06:29:47

  @Ariel3211 

 

Ok, I see what is happening here.

 

If you previously setup the AC1200 extender in "Range Extender" mode, then the data connection between the range extender and the router was via wireless connection, despite the two also being connected via an Ethernet cable. (the extender would have just ignored the cable connection in this mode)
Given that and the fact that the extender and the router are located in different rooms, a speed of 175 Mbps is quite reasonable.

 

In "Access Point" mode the range extender does make use of the Ethernet cable, but your test result of around 93 Mbps tells me that you've most likely got a model of AC1200 range extender with an 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet port. 

It seems TP-Link currently only has one AC1200 range extender with Gigabit Ethernet port on offer, which is the model "RE360". If this is not the model you've got, then yours is probably one with 100 Mbps Ethernet port.

 

Anyway, it looks like you've unfortunately purchased the wrong product for your purposes. If you want to make good use of the Ethernet cable that you've installed, then you need to buy a device with Gigabit Ethernet port. (and make sure that the router you connect it to also has Gigabit Ethernet ports) 

Recommended Solution
  1  
  1  
#4
Options
Re:AC 1200 max download speed
2023-10-05 07:08:44

  @woozle 

 

Hi, 

 

Thanks again. Indeed my model is RE305 which supports Fast Ethernet only. I wasn't aware of this parameter.

I am now debating between two available models that both support Gigabit Ethernet: TP-Link RE450 1750Mbps & TP-Link AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 RE505X.

My need is for access point only and I want it to reach around 320Mbps download speed.

Will they both achieve this? is the latter an overkill for this?

 

Thanks,

Ariel

  0  
  0  
#5
Options
Re:AC 1200 max download speed
2023-10-07 00:29:21 - last edited 2023-10-07 00:30:11

  @Ariel3211 

 

In case you currently have no wireless clients that support Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), then you would not benefit from the Wi-Fi 6 capabilities of the RE505X yet.


With Wi-Fi 5-capable (802.11ac) client devices connected to RE450 or RE505X the "theoretical" speed per antenna is 433 Mbps, but actual maximum achievable speeds are only roughly half of that. Therefore, Wi-Fi 5 wireless clients with one antenna should achieve around 220 Mbps, with two antennas (2x2) around 440 Mbps and in case of the RE450 with three antennas (3x3) around 660 Mbps. However, wireless client devices that have three antennas built in are quite rare nowadays.

And of course the numbers will decrease as distance between sender and receiver is increased.

 

  1  
  1  
#6
Options

Information

Helpful: 0

Views: 1616

Replies: 5

Related Articles