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Wifi Pod Capping my speed at 450mbps

ethanfitzzz
Tuning in

I'm using 1gig broadband and I have a wifi pod upstairs, my router is directly underneath my room downstairs and since I plugged in the wifi pod it is capping my speed at 450mbps 

The signal is strong according to the virgin media app to the hub and I have a very strong wifi signal regardless but I need ethernet in my room

Any ideas as to why my speeds are being capped at 450mbps?

 

 

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Cardiffman282
Super solver

It might be the location of the pod which is at issue. VM guidance follows:

  • Place the WiFi Pods within 6 to 9 metres from the Hub, and no more than one floor or two rooms away.
  • Plug the WiFi Pod into a power socket in your home where your devices tend to get a good signal. The WiFi Pod needs good WiFi itself in order to spread the signal further.
  • To help the Hub's and WiFi Pods's signal, keep them out in the open and not in a cabinet or behind furniture.
  • Place both the Hub and WiFi Pod at least one metre away from objects such as TVs and wireless speakers, as they can interfere with the WiFi signal.
  • Make sure the Hub's upright, with the front lights facing into the room.
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Client62
Legend

Two very practical reasons ...

1) The White VM Pods are Wi-Fi 5 i.e. 802.11 AC so 450Mb/s would be very decent.

2) VM Pods white or black are just Wireless Repeaters, Wi-Fi is half duplex so each Repeater hop has a very hefty speed overhead.

If it happens to be a Game Console / Game PC that is on the end on this link, be more concerned with the Latency and Jitter that have been magnified by using WI-Fi and a Wi-Fi Repeater.

jpeg1
Alessandro Volta

Is this one of the white pods, or the newer black one? 

When I had a white pod on test I found the extended speed was limited to half the Hub speed, which I put down to its method of operation. Perhaps others have different experience. 

- jpeg1
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