Trouble shooting slow wifi

VladDracule

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Desktop plugged in shows ~180 mbps speeds on average, Iphone running speedtest, and surface pro have horrible speeds. How do i figure out if its the router thats causing the slow wifi?
 

Eickst

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What model is it? Desktop gets 180mbps on ethernet on speedtest, iphone and surface pro get what? Wireless is 802.11a/g/b/n/ac/xxx?
 

Brian_B

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You can try them out in different locations on this router but that’s going to be hit or miss. Your mostly just looking for variances in your speed testing there.

A trying the same test on a different router (ideally with the same ISP if possible, if not at least one faster than what your testing at) will give you a non-scientific idea.

Those devices are pretty poor for WiFi speeds in general anyway.
 

Eickst

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My iphone has no problem maxing out 150mbps internet on speedtest. I agree that we need more info, not enough here to really suggest much
 

VladDracule

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My iphone has no problem maxing out 150mbps internet on speedtest. I agree that we need more info, not enough here to really suggest much

What info exactly? What else can I even provide at this point? That's why I'm asking I don't know where to even look.

On a side note I just ran speed test here in starbucks and its fasters, with more consistency than my router at home is providing
 

Eickst

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What model router do you have? What are your wifi settings? Open, WEP, WPA, WPA2, aes/tkip? What band, 2.4 or 5ghz? What channel is it set to?
 
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