Archer T3U slow
2020-08-10 03:16:35 - last edited 2020-08-10 03:22:04
Model: Archer T3U
Firmware Version: 1.8
Catching WiFi signal off tp-link EAP245 WAP. Receiving on a 4.5 year-old Dell XPS 8900 Desktop. The OEM WiFi card was 2.4 so switched to tp-link Archer T3U ( AC1300 Mini Wireless MU-MIMO USB Adapter).
I was getting about 80 Mps off OEM 2.4 card. On 5 GHz, the Archer got me 280 Mps on the Windows driver. Installed the tp-link driver and went to 305 Mps. Not bad, but when I put my one-year old Lenovo laptop with Intel AC9560 WiFi next to it, it rings up 480 Mps. If connect Ethernet directly to router, can get about 500 Mps. In my previous house, I had 985 Mps with Ethernet connection on this PC. Unfortunately, stuck with WiFi in current situation.
So, seems I'm short about 180 Mps.
Current driver is: 1030.27.425.2018 (although still says Windows driver) 10/25/2018. It is in a USB 3.0 port.
tp-link driver I downloaded says 11/09/2018 on web site. If I search for driver on Windows, it brings up "Uninstall tp-link Archer T3U driver." So, even though driver dates don't seem to match, appears to be installed. I don't see where tp-link says what the driver number I downloaded is. Not sure what's going on here. Thanks.