WiFi Rate Dropped Very Low

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by potatosalad, May 20, 2017.

  1. potatosalad

    potatosalad Network Newbie Member

    Router: Netgear R7000 (AC1900)

    Tomato Version: Advanced Tomato 3.4-140 AIO

    My WiFi Rate when I first setup the router with Tomato was a great 1200 Mbps for both 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz.

    Right afterwards I enabled WPA2 Personal password for both bands, the rate dropped to 600 Mbps for both.

    Right after that when I added a Custom URL DDNS, the rate dropped further to 216 Mbps for 5Ghz and 72 Mbps for 2.4Ghz.

    I have done nothing else to my setup except these options.

    I am dumbfounded how just adding security can cut the rate in half and then adding DDNS cuts it astronomically further. It doesn't even make sense that a DDNS can do this.

    Can someone chime in?
  2. potatosalad

    potatosalad Network Newbie Member

    And when I do a Wireless Survey the rate jumps to 600 Mbps for both bands. However once I come back after a few minutes there back to 200 Mbps for 5Ghz and 72 Mbps for 2.4 Ghz. :confused:
  3. Sean B.

    Sean B. LI Guru Member

    Are you checking the rates while there's a load on the connection, or idle? At idle the rates will drop. If that's when you're looking at them, try starting a large download on a client and then watching the rates, see if there's any improvement.
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