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Gen 1 google wifi can't go over 100 mbps

seanwoods
Community Member

I just upgraded my Xifinity plan from 100 mbps to 600. When I connect my laptop directly to the modem (SB6190), I get 700+mbps which is great. But I can only get about 100 mbps connecting to Google WIFI, even if I use an ethernet cable to directly connect my laptop to the Google Wifi port. It seems like the router can't handle anything more than 100 mbps. This does not make any sense to me. Has anyone seen anything like this before?

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

It does handle above 100mbps, but it applies QoS to try to make sure important traffic gets prioritized. Raw download numbers isn't important traffic.

But at those speeds there should be no need for QoS/ preferred activities, so you could leave them disabled. I've had all preferred activities turned off for years now, home office hasn't had any hiccups.


I don't work for Google.

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olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

What ethernet cables do you use? I've read that people struggle with Nest Wifi together with CAT6a, which should be no problem. But a CAT5e works with gigabit speeds no problem. So try with CAT5e cables only, for all cables going from/ to Nest Wifi.


I don't work for Google.

seanwoods
Community Member

After some digging, I turned off my "preferred activity" and "cloud service" and rebooted nest wifi. It now gives me 500+ mbps around the primary node and 200-300 mpbs downstairs. That is good enough for me.

But I do have frequent teams/zoom meetings, would i be better of with current setting or turning "preferred activity" back on ?

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

@olavrb, thanks for the help!

 

@seanwoods, how's it going with your Google Wifi? Still need our help?

 

Thanks,

Edward

Problem solved.

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi seanwoods,

 

Thanks for the update. I'm glad to hear that olavrb's response helped you. Let us know if you have other questions and we'd be glad to assist.

 

Thanks,

Edward

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi all,

As we got our resolution here, I'm going to mark this one as resolved in the next 24 hours. Thanks to all who helped and contributed. If anyone has any other needs, please feel free to let me know before the lock.

Thanks,
Jeff

olavrb
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

It does handle above 100mbps, but it applies QoS to try to make sure important traffic gets prioritized. Raw download numbers isn't important traffic.

But at those speeds there should be no need for QoS/ preferred activities, so you could leave them disabled. I've had all preferred activities turned off for years now, home office hasn't had any hiccups.


I don't work for Google.