AX50 5g Speed

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AX50 5g Speed
AX50 5g Speed
2020-01-31 03:46:59 - last edited 2021-02-23 21:23:12
Model: Archer AX50  
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.0.5 Build 20200109 rel.36848

I'm able to reach max speed on 2.4 but can't past 1.2GB on 5g channel. I've tried every configuration I can think of. I have an Intel AX200 card with the latest drivers. My card is supposed to reach 2400Mbps.

 

UPDATE 02/23/2021:  I was able to reach 2.4Gbs on the 5ghz channel after I took it off Auto Channel and manually choose one. I had the best luck with CH48 and the worst with the DFS Channels. I also enabled the Throughput Boost option on the wifi card.

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Re:AX50 5g Speed
2020-01-31 17:18:33

@mbcdaltx 

 

Are you testing your internet speed? If so, what speed are you paying your ISP for?

 

If you are not testing your internet, how are you doing the speed tests?

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Re:AX50 5g Speed
2020-01-31 17:27:28

@Tony 

I meant the speed from the router to my wireless card but I finally figured it out after searching online for an hour. As soon as I set the 5 gigahertz channel to one that was DFS it immediately went to 2.4Gps. So now it's running at maximum speed. I just surprised it wasn't more common knowledge. 

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Re:AX50 5g Speed
2020-02-12 16:40:43
  • Router: Tplink AX50

    • See settings below (make sure to select DFS channel)

  • Wifi adapter: Intel ax200 2230 (ordered from cdw.com)

    • 802.11a

    • 802.11ax

    • Preferred band: 5GHz

    • Roaming: Highest

    • Throughput booster: Enabled

  • Laptop: Dell Precision 7520

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Re:AX50 5g Speed
2020-08-27 08:48:28

@mbcdaltx  I try the configuration with above suggestion.

After Reboot,

My intel AX200 wifi speed connection as 1.2Gbps, and wait for long long long time ....

It becomes 1.4gbps -> 1.7gbps -> 2.1gbps -> about 5 seconds -> 1.0Gbps -> 1.2Gbps

again and again ... I never got over 1.2Gbps connection speed over 10 seconds.

 

any idea ? wait firmware update ? I lose my patient with this device ...

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Re:AX50 5g Speed
2020-08-27 08:52:04

 

So far I can summarize some of the issues I came across on this router (I have around 10 Tp-link routers at this point, from cheapest to N to dual band.)

 

1. It does heat up considerably from top and bottom middle portion. If I have to keep this router and no firmware can fix this, you have to install a PC cabinet fan under it to help remove the heat.


2. This router doesn't provide Bridging/WDS functionality that all other routers that I have from tp-link has. Very disappointed as this functionality is present even in the least expensive tp-link router.


3. The range of 2.4 GHz is no better than cheapest tp-link single band dual antenna that cost around 1000 rs has so disappointed with 2.4GHz WiFi performance.


4. 5 GHz band is as usual have short range. The 5 GHz AC can connect to any device with a maximum of 1200 Mbps link speed, even if supported WiFi adapter maximum speed is higher to 1200mbps. If only AX mode is selected, router can connect to AX device to maximum of 2400 Mbps but it will not run AC mode. With mix mode with AC and AX, the maximum connection speed reduces to 1200 Mbps even for AX devices. So, this router is called AX router with 2400 Mbps for 5GHz or a AX router with 1200 Mbps that can connect to AC devices too, so it is misleading on part of TP-link. I shared the same on their forum but no response from their representative.


5. Channel numbers for each band seems to change from those set in the admin configuration page after few session so if any bridge router connected to this AX router, it will disconnect.


6. Ethernet Gigabit ports is maxing out at around 750 mbps read and 350 mbps write speed. I used CAT 7 cable to test the speed in my internal network. With a gigabit switch, I can get around 900mbps read and 600mbps write. Disappointed here too.


7. AC wifi is maxing out at 22 MBps and 45 MBps in the internal network test. This is disappointing result as this results is what I can get with older tp-link C5 router.


8. With Intel AX200NGW wifi 6 160 MHz adapter, I could connect to the router with 2400 Gbps connection.


9. This router doesn't support tp-link OneMesh functionality which allow to connect other router to form a internet mesh to avoid wifi deadspots in home or office.

For configurations, I have disabled Airtime Fairness and OFDMA. I have enabled MU-MIMO as my laptop Killer's wifi adapter 1550i supports it. Smart connect is disconnected. One ethernet and 2 wlan devices are connected to the router. AX functionality is not yet tested as I still have to install Intel's wifi 6 AX200NGW adapter to my laptop. Router is running on new firmware as mentioned in the details.

I did some test to get AX performance of the router. I enabled OFDMA, from 20 MHz till 160 MHz and MU MIMO functions for 5 GHz band and did all test with wifi router 1feet from the laptop equipped with Intel AX200NGW 160MHz wifi adapter. The test was done using Synology Diskstation connected to the router Gigabit port. Diskstation is capable of read and write of over 800 Mbps.


Channel number 120 (DFS) Below is the test results:

20MHz - Writing 98.33 Mbps reading 166.51 Mbps - laptop achieved connection with link speed of 287 Mbps
40MHz - Writing 125 Mbps reading 250 Mbps - laptop achieved connection with link speed of 574 Mbps
80MHz - Writing 180 Mbps reading 350 Mbps - laptop achieved connection with link speed of 1200 Mbps
160MHz - Writing 165 Mbps reading 370 Mbps - laptop achieved connection with link speed of 1200 Mbps
160MHz - Writing 190 Mbps reading 400 Mbps - laptop achieved connection with link speed of 2400 Mbps

 

Further I tested the USB 3.0 speed by connecting a Lexar Triton USB 3 with maximum speed 170 read and 170 write speed. I got no more than 15 MBps in write and 25 MBps in read when router was connected with 2400 Mbps speed. The result of these transfer is again disappointing .

Other star attraction feature of QoS and parental control won't work if you have no tp-link id and internet connection. For this id, you have to give personal information and potential risk of direct connection of this router to some Chinese company which, if they want, they can access all of your devices connected to this router.

In view of my observations since last 2 days and several test as mentioned above, I believe that this router is not worth the money spend.


Bridging/WDS function removed and AX band and USB 3 actual transfer rate as well as 2.4 GHz range are mediocre at best. Heat generation is another big issue to the longevity of the device.
 

 

 

 

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Re:AX50 5g Speed
2020-08-27 13:58:02
Add No WPA3 Support to the list as well.
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Re:AX50 5g Speed
2020-08-27 14:08:10

@Ashish14 Or in some other users case. OneMesh.

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Re:AX50 5g Speed
2020-11-03 14:46:19

Hello,

 

I have the AX50 router and up to now, I can say, I am quite satisfied with the performance. With an AC card on my laptop, I achieve speeds up to 120 MB /s with my QNAP NAS device and connection speed is constantly 1560 Mbps.

As for the bridging function, I don't know, but there is link aggregation function, which I am going to test this week, not sure if this is the same thing.

There is more disspated heat than my Linksys, but I don't think this will be a problem.

The router can work as AP, there is a simple switch in the menu.

I think for the 90 Euro, which I paid for it, it is a more than perfect device.

Take care:)

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