Archer A7 - Great wired speed, extremely slow wifi speeds

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Archer A7 - Great wired speed, extremely slow wifi speeds
Archer A7 - Great wired speed, extremely slow wifi speeds
2019-10-06 21:33:52
Model: Archer A7  
Hardware Version: V5
Firmware Version: 1.0.11 Build 20190810 rel.50990(5553)

I have Verizon Fios 200/200 Mbps. I tested connecting the ethernet cable from their ONT to my laptops and desktop directly and I consistently get near 200Mbps up and down speeds.When I connected it through A7 (wired) and tested all 3 laptops and desktop and the speeds are about the same. However, when I am connected through wifi (all default settings on both 2.4 and 5 GHz), I only get about 10Mbps down and 30Mbps up on all laptops and multiple phones (i10, LG v40, S9). I have tested all of them literally next to the router and I have never seen them break 10/30 Mbps.

 

Some of the things I tried:

 

- Factory reset

- Updated to latest firmware

- Manually set different channels and max channel widths

- Changed wifi modes

 

What else can I try to improve this?

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Re:Archer A7 - Great wired speed, extremely slow wifi speeds
2019-10-08 20:56:20

@Scope 

 

Go to Advanced > System Tools > System Parameters, enable NAT Boost, what it should do in turn is to disable QoS to see if QoS is slowing the connection. If that does not work, try disabling WMM.

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Re:Archer A7 - Great wired speed, extremely slow wifi speeds
2019-10-09 02:03:07

@Tony Disabling WMM fixed the issue. Getting much faster wifi speeds on both 2.4 and 5 now. Thanks!

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Re:Archer A7 - Great wired speed, extremely slow wifi speeds
2019-10-09 15:10:44

@Scope 

 

You are welcome.

 

Thank you for following up on the thread, appreciate it.

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Re:Archer A7 - Great wired speed, extremely slow wifi speeds
2019-11-13 22:12:59 - last edited 2019-11-13 22:14:45

@Scope Do you know how I can get to the screen to turn off that option off? The WMM option.

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Re:Archer A7 - Great wired speed, extremely slow wifi speeds
2019-11-13 22:51:04 - last edited 2019-11-13 22:51:52

@Mom_Paper 

 

Log into the router using a web browser. On the top of the page go to "Advanced", left side go to "System Tools", then select "System Parameters" left side.

 

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Re:Archer A7 - Great wired speed, extremely slow wifi speeds
2020-05-20 15:01:21

@Tony - Thanks for the information.  What speeds should I be seeing over 2.4G on my cell?  I was seeing 10/30 before the change and I'm now seeing closer to 20/30.  Is that expected?

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Re:Archer A7 - Great wired speed, extremely slow wifi speeds
2020-05-20 22:01:41 - last edited 2020-05-20 22:01:53

@EGY 

 

There is not a exact speed to expect, the disabling of WMM mainly aims to improve of what you already have.

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Re:Archer A7 - Great wired speed, extremely slow wifi speeds
2020-06-07 07:40:37

@Scope I'm having the exact same issue. 

Thinking of scrapping the TP-Link router and getting a Mesh, definitely not TP-Link.. 

I have wasted enough time trying to fix the WiFi speed. 

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Re:Archer A7 - Great wired speed, extremely slow wifi speeds
2020-06-18 20:58:49

Thanks for this. I just got the TP-Link AC1200 and was having issues with the wi-fi speeds capping at about 70-80Mbps.  When I do a test off of my ISP wireless modem, i get around 200+Mbps on my iphone 8+.  Disabled the WMM and it jumped up to about 140Mbps.  Not as fast as my other device, but a deffinant improvement. 

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Re:Archer A7 - Great wired speed, extremely slow wifi speeds
2020-09-23 15:40:14
I have tried all this and none of it has improved my speed. Running 110 direct and 15 wireless.
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