Moving from Archer C7 to Archer A7, slow wired speeds

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Moving from Archer C7 to Archer A7, slow wired speeds
Moving from Archer C7 to Archer A7, slow wired speeds
2020-08-15 22:44:16
Model: Archer A7  
Hardware Version: V5
Firmware Version: 1.0.14

Hi all. I recently decided to purchase a TP Link Archer A7 for my new apartment. I'm moving from the C7 which has treated me pretty well. But when I installed the A7 my speeds decreased by almost half.

 

I pay for Spectrum 400down/20up.

 

When I was using the C7, my speeds were 400down/23up.

 

When switching to the A7, my down speeds were half. 200down/21up.

 

All of these speeds are hardwired to the router, so it's definitely not a wifi interference issue.

 

I even went back to the C7 to make sure I didn't short a cable, but the speed tests are still showing that the C7 is almost double in speed.

I've tried rummaging through the A7 settings and read that turning NAT boost off (hardware NAT acceleration) has helped. But that hasn't done anything for me. Any help would be appreciated!

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Re:Moving from Archer C7 to Archer A7, slow wired speeds
2020-08-18 15:02:29

@masmith4970 

 

Please try the following firmware to see if your speeds improve: link

 

 

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Re:Moving from Archer C7 to Archer A7, slow wired speeds
2020-08-18 16:29:14
I installed this firmware and rebooted, but my speed tests are still the same.
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Re:Moving from Archer C7 to Archer A7, slow wired speeds
2020-08-18 20:40:21

@masmith4970 

 

Use the A7 as the main router switching it to router mode and test the LAN speed of that to the modem, be sure to turn NAT Boost on.

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Re:Moving from Archer C7 to Archer A7, slow wired speeds
2020-08-18 20:50:48

@Tony The A7 is the only router in use at the moment. NAT boost makes me speed drop below 200Mbps and I've been hardwired the whole time. 

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Re:Moving from Archer C7 to Archer A7, slow wired speeds
2020-08-19 18:33:07

@masmith4970 

 

In focusing just on the A7, I would swap Ethernet cables just to test if you may get something different at this point.

 

In the end, if the router is consistently slow, I would recommend reaching out to support.

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Re:Moving from Archer C7 to Archer A7, slow wired speeds
2021-01-04 22:52:09 - last edited 2021-01-04 22:52:56

@masmith4970 

 

I've been trying to get Gbit speed from the A7.  The only way I found that will get anywhere near Gbit is to turn off IPv6.  I have boith NAT and NAT Boost on.  I can usually get 700 to 800 Mbit on a speed test to the ISP (Comcast).

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