Asus Router much slower than Verizon Router
McDougal88
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I recently switched from Spectrum 1 Gig to Fios 1 Gig. I am using internet only, no TV services. I am using LAN cable, not WiFi.

When I use my Verizon router I am getting about 750DL 450UL on external sites like Speedtest, Google, etc. I tested across 6-7 of them. When I test on the Verizon site it naturally tells me I am getting 930DL 880UL.

When I use my Asus RT-AC68U I am getting about 550DL average on the same sites.

I have tested on multiple days and at different times of the day, but the gap is always about 150-200 less when using the Asus. The same router was getting higher speeds on Spectrum.

I have upgraded my firmware, disconnected all cables and powered down multiple times. I never did the DHCP release maneuver as the Asus connected fine without doing so.

Any ideas why this might be happening?

Thanks!

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Cang_Household
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Instead of relying on the speed test websites, why don't you try to upload or download a huge video file to/from, let's say, Google Drive, to see what kind of speeds do you get?

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Cang_Household
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Instead of relying on the speed test websites, why don't you try to upload or download a huge video file to/from, let's say, Google Drive, to see what kind of speeds do you get?

McDougal88
Enthusiast - Level 1

That's an idea. But it is consistent across all 6 different websites which indicates to me there is a real speed gap, not anomaly related to one of the sites.

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