realistic speeds for wifi 6?

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i have the Asus AX11000 and a gigabit connection from EE (well 900Mbps) and i get full speed over cat6 but on wifi, i tend to be limited to about 600Mbps.

Now i am sure there are plenty that will be jealous of even that but it irks me somewhat that i dont get full speed despite having suitable wifi 6 clients that should be able to operate at full speed.

Distance and line of sight isnt an issue because i ahve tried various options and it doesnt make a difference, the clients i ahve used are iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, Asus Laptop with an AX201 card and my desktop PC with an AX201 based card.

have i got a lemon of a router or am i being unrealistic expecting full speed wifi in ideal conditions? Any advice?
 
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I can't help with your issue but I just saw this graphic on the Asus page for your router and laughed

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11Gbps, and it's taking 47 minutes to move 25GB? And 802.11ac runs at 4.3Gbps?
 
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i think the 11Gbps is the theoretical maximum speed of the router on AX, but what i have discovered is that manufacturers are quite economical with the truth in their marketing for routers.
 
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They've added up the maximum PHY rates of all three radios and then called that the speed. I'd call it lying but it does seem to be very common.
 
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I usually see 600-800Mbps on Apple iPad Pro's.

I have an Asus AX 4x4 PCIe card in a desktop that will literally flatline at 1000Mbps on my U6-LR access points, so it appears it is possible to run over 1000Mbps with WiFi6, I've just not done it at home myself.
 
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I usually see 600-800Mbps on Apple iPad Pro's.

I have an Asus AX 4x4 PCIe card in a desktop that will literally flatline at 1000Mbps on my U6-LR access points, so it appears it is possible to run over 1000Mbps with WiFi6, I've just not done it at home myself.

what card is that? i have the Asus PCE-AX58BT in my deskptop and its based off the AX200 so is only 2x2 unfortunately, but even so, surely it should be possible to get full speed using 2x2 streams?
 
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never use wifi when gaming.

i dont, i have both my desktop and PS5 hardwired, it is more for my other devices that i was looking to improve wifi speeds, where possible and as i have a wifi card in the desktop i included it in this post to show the different clients i had used without success
 
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i can actually get this from the adaptor settings in windows and also from the wifi log on the router and it is usually not less that 1.7Gbps but it can vary
 
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what card is that? i have the Asus PCE-AX58BT in my deskptop and its based off the AX200 so is only 2x2 unfortunately, but even so, surely it should be possible to get full speed using 2x2 streams?

I'm not sure. It was from a competitor and it was literally the only 4x4 WiFi6 card I could find. It wasn't cheap! I'll see if I can find the box.
 
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OP, sounds like an issue with your Asus router. I also have a 900 Mbps FTTP line (TalkTalk Business) and easily seeing speeds of 800-900 Mbps over wifi 6. My router is a Netgear RAX200 and my laptop (Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th gen) has a Intel AX200 card (retrofitted). I'm seeing link speeds of 2.0 to 2.4 Gbps on the laptop and getting around 800 Mbps over wifi 6 speedtests. Desktop has a TP Link TX3000E wifi 6 card and with that i get the full 900 Mbps over wifi 6. Speedtests on both iphones 12 and 12 Mini around 700-800 Mbps. Personally I'm not a big fan of Asus routers, they tend to be buggy as hell on stock fw, hence why many use third party fw such as Merlin to get a stable working router. Though i dont think Merlin fw is available for the 'GT' Rog versions of Asus routers.
 
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I have an Asus AX 4x4 PCIe card in a desktop
Which wifi 6 4x4 PCI card are you referring to? I'm not aware of any 4x4 wifi 6 adaptor out there (any form factor), the max I've seen is 2x2 but happy to be corrected. Unless you meant a wifi 5 4x4 pci card such as the Asus PCE-AC88?
 
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never use wifi when gaming.
That's a bit of a sweeping statement. Wifi can be perfectly ok for gaming depending on the hardware and your environment. I game over wifi 5 on my Xbox and no issues at all, despite xbox being upstairs and router (netgear RAX200) being downstairs.
 
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