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Low data rate in 5ghz netwrork

Low data rate in 5ghz netwrork

Yarael
New Contributor
Hi,

I recently modify my network to a full 802.11ac 5Ghz network and I can’t have more than 175Mb up and down (test on some AP’s alone, one device, nobody else).

have you an idea to resolve this ?
I have a 1gbps fiber connexion (up/down)

AP’s in my network are AP 130 230 550 1100
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Yarael
New Contributor
Sorry, exact in 2x2:2
So why I can have 800Mbps, iPhone 13 Pro is a 2x2 MIMO device ?

And if the max is 400Mbps, I want this lol.

Hans
New Contributor
Hi Florion

if you are using a 2x2:2 device in a 40Mhz channel with the 802.11ac PHY the max is 400Mbps datarate, you may disagree however it's WiFi science ;), you can check the datarates table on this http://mcsindex.com.  You need at least 80Mhz channels in this setup to get 800Mbps datarates (not the same as throughput).
However, there could be a lot of reasons why WiFi is not performing (interference, driver issues, congestion,...).

Yarael
New Contributor
I disagree with you, in other site, I'm able to have 800Mbps in 40Mhz with the same device.
When I test, the AP is alone, with no interference.

I really think there is a problem in my configuration that reduce the data rate, maybe background scanning, safety net or backhaul failover... I don't know 😞

Hans
New Contributor
Florian
I you are using a 2x2:2 device with 40Mhz channels and 802.11ac PHY you can have a max datarate of about 400Mbps (if the SNR is very good). datarates can be very volatile and are set on a per-frame basis. In reality is the 175Mbps real throughput not so strange because a lot of the airtime is used by the overhead of management and control traffic (datarates are not equal as throughput). Another sidenote, you don't share the airtime per AP, you share the airtime with every other device (clients or AP's) in 'listening-distance' (and this can be further then you think). You have to execute a spectrum analysis to check the channel utilization (wifi and non-wifi interference) to be sure there is no other device on the spectrum. Hope this could help.
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