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I was using the asus n56u and my speeds were good. Afterwards, I upgraded to the Netgear R7000 and the speed bumped down to ~50Mbps. Now, I swapped back to the n56u, but the speeds are still staying at ~50Mbps. What the hell happened since then? Through LAN, I get ~85Mbps.
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Are there any new wifi networks nearby that you don't remember? Have you tried out a wifi analyzer and checked if you were on an open channel? Sometimes a router will still put itself on a crowded channel, or is set to run on a certain channel by default, instead of auto. See if changing channels helps. The only thing that could make such a scenario like this happen (that I know of), is signal attenuation due to interference by a 2.4GHz device (basically any other router, cordless phone, computer mouse/keyboard, bluetooth devices, wifi printers). Could also have to do with higher ISP traffic or maintenance to local nodes.
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Yeah that's the thing, I tried out every channel @_@
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Yeah that's the thing, I tried out every channel @_@

Huh. That is really weird. I am not sure what other approach is available. It's not set to wireless G, right? If not, I am totally stumped.
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Yeah I'm stumped too... I systematically went through each channel using mixed, n/g mixed, etc. I ended to reverted back to factory firmware and it helped bump the speed up back to ~50Mbps.
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Is this on the 2.4ghz side or the 5ghz side.

If this is 2.4ghz, then 50mbps is not bad. Could be faster, but 2.4ghz isn't really great for throughput.

The 5ghz side should easily do 100mbps+
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