What router should I buy to be able to use wifi at full speed?

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Hello, I recently moved and for some reason my wifi speed dropped from 50-60MBPS to about 8-20MBPS in new apartment. THe building itself is 49 years old. Like in my old apartment the signal is strong on both my laptop and desktop. Using Ethernet cable I get speed of about 90MBPS even thou my plan is for 75MBPS.

Hello, I recently moved and for some reason my wifi speed dropped from 50-60MBPS to about 8-20MBPS in new apartment. THe building itself is 49 years old. Like in my old apartment the signal is strong on both my laptop and desktop. Using Ethernet cable I get speed of about 90MBPS even thou my plan is for 75MBPS. What could be the reason for suck drop in speed using wifi in this building and is it possible to fix it with better router? My current router is Motorola SURFboard SBG6580

Best Answer:

Toliy: Your router placement might be a better fix to try first. If you're connecting through multiple walls or pieces of furniture (shelves, dressers, etc) or anything with a high metal content (some art pieces, etc), you're going to be losing connectivity and therefore speed.

Check by using connection in various places and if some (particularly in the room with the router) are better than others, it may be your positioning. Find where you most often want the best connections and relocate the router so that they each have minimum obstructions.

Other answer:

Toliy:
My first thought is that you are getting interference from WiFi routers close by. Try changing channels on your router and see if the situation improves. If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, try the app WiFi Analyzer. It will help you check for interference and choose an open channel.
Kristian:
You said you just moved. Did the speed of your ISP package change as well? Not all locations can support the same level of service. Newer areas will have better infrastructure that supports better packages, especially with DSL and cable. I am in an older area and the best DSL service I can get here is only 6Mb. Fortunately cable in my area can do 50Mb since they upgraded the cable infrastructure a few years ago.
Kevy:
What you want is the most top of the line is the Wi-Fi AC 1800

but right now currently you can get a Wi-Fi AC 1300

These aren't cheap and yes 1300Mbps… still half duplex and still retransmits half of its transmissions… but is the fastest

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