On a 200 mbps fibre service, can wi-fi devices expect full speed?

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There is TP-Link Archer AX72 router and a 200mbps fibre.
The PC is connected using a Cat6 cable and the speed test shows 205 mbps
In the same room, an iPad and iPhone see 95mbps
Might it be possible to get 20 mbps on a wireless device as well?
 
There is TP-Link Archer AX72 router and a 200mbps fibre.
The PC is connected using a Cat6 cable and the speed test shows 205 mbps
In the same room, an iPad and iPhone see 95mbps
Might it be possible to get 20 mbps on a wireless device as well?

Yes it’s possible. Depends on the channel width used for the wireless devices and whether they are using 2.4 or 5ghz frequency
 
Apologies, I meant to say 200 mbps on 5GHz wi-if...
 
You could get yourself a cheap Huawei AX3 with WiFi 6 plus, I tried one as an access point and managed to get 800mbps with my iPhone 14 from a speedtest server hosted on my network.
 
You need to make sure your devices are actually connecting at 5ghz.

But yes it’s very much possible.

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There is TP-Link Archer AX72 router and a 200mbps fibre.
The PC is connected using a Cat6 cable and the speed test shows 205 mbps
In the same room, an iPad and iPhone see 95mbps
Might it be possible to get 20 mbps on a wireless device as well?
Try disabling Band Steering in the router’s WiFi settings so that you know for sure you’re connected to 5GHz, and test.

Router seems extremely overkill. Could have got a decent 3-point mesh system.
 
There is TP-Link Archer AX72 router and a 200mbps fibre.
The PC is connected using a Cat6 cable and the speed test shows 205 mbps
In the same room, an iPad and iPhone see 95mbps
Might it be possible to get 200 mbps on a wireless device as well?

Yes you can, but does it matter? Do you have a 4k device playing streaming media over wireless or want to download linux distros and such to the wireless device as bestest speeds?
 
Probably not, but seeing its there, I wondered whether it was possible. There is an Amazon Fire Cube linked with a Cat 6 LAN cable for TV, etc

The 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands have different SSIDs, so I can see if the wi-fi devices are connected to the 5GHz band

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You could get yourself a cheap Huawei AX3 with WiFi 6 plus, I tried one as an access point and managed to get 800mbps with my iPhone 14 from a speedtest server hosted on my network.
What would be the point of speed testing on your own network?
 
Yes you can, but does it matter? Do you have a 4k device playing streaming media over wireless or want to download linux distros and such to the wireless device as bestest speeds?
Even with 4K media streaming you are never going to use 200MBits/s.
 
Well I have a much cheaper TP link AC 1200 that RSAweb gave me and get 190-210mbs on Wifi on a 200mbs line. That is if I am in the same room(no walls) as the router. From second floor through slab and walls I get less than 100mbs.
And I just plugged it in from them, don't know how to change settings on a router.
 
To test what the access point is capable of, and to check that switches, cables, etc are all good.

If there are issues with slow Internet speeds, it's always best to rule out your own equipment first.
Okay but there are many other better ways to do that, but I guess if you don't have hardware that supports those kind of metrics it makes sense.
 
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