WAN speed seriously crippled on R7000

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shinyidol
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WAN speed seriously crippled on R7000

Recently moved to 1gb service from my provider, but my R7000 running either DD-WRT or Advanced Tomato appears to be a huge bottleneck. I did some tests and getting around 300Mbps when running on the R7000 versus 800Mbps when connected directly to my cable modem. I decided to try out a TP-Link AC3200 (which I'm probably going to return as it doesn't support OpenVPN) and was getting 750Mbps. So it is clear that the R7000 is doing something.

R7000/Direct Router/AC3200

https://i.imgur.com/Dz8w3om.png

https://i.imgur.com/PbTdwtm.png

https://i.imgur.com/h7bhPEb.png

Any ideas what could be going on?

Camdogrs
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Having this same issue with

Having this same issue with my R7500V2.  Get 900 Mbps up and down on the verizon router but soon as I go to the Nighthawk best I can get is 150 down and 930 up.

Camdogrs
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Having this same issue with

Having this same issue with my R7500V2.  Get 900 Mbps up and down on the verizon router but soon as I go to the Nighthawk best I can get is 150 down and 930 up.

Camdogrs
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Having this same issue with

Having this same issue with my R7500V2.  Get 900 Mbps up and down on the verizon router but soon as I go to the Nighthawk best I can get is 150 down and 930 up.

Camdogrs
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Having this same issue with

Having this same issue with my R7500V2.  Get 900 Mbps up and down on the verizon router but soon as I go to the Nighthawk best I can get is 150 down and 930 up.

Kainthes
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I too have the R7500v2

I too have the R7500v2 Nighthawk 4 and am having the same problems, and my 5G wireless is all wonky.

 

bcornett3
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Same here.  I have 1Gb

Same here.  I have 1Gb service, but I'm getting about 350 up/down.  If I bypass the R7000, I get around 950 up/down.

dreamdenizen
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You need to enable Cut

You need to enable Cut Through Forwarding. The CPU in the R7000 is only powerful enough to provide around 350-400mbps without it enabled.

Havoc
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And even then it only works

And even then it only works with original firmware or Shibby Tomato. Additionally, if you enable any of the 'extra features' like VPN, traffic monitoring etc you loose the high WAN speed also.

 

Apparrently, this has all to do with network card drivers Broadcom isn't making available, thus more or less forcing non-Netgear firmware to revert to standard drivers for the NIC, making only 100 M/b possible (at least, that's what I took from all the reading from endless forums). Really a pitty, as I also am facing low capacity internet traffic: having the possibility to download at 300 m/b, I am currently stuck with a couple of m/b due to VPN being enabled.

Thinking Ubiquiti UFS would be a good solution to replace my R7000 - anyone suggetions on that one?

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