Given the following network setup:
Cable Model --(wired)--> Router --(wireless)--> Ethernet Bridge --(wired)--> PC
Testing download speeds:
- From Internet to Cable Modem = 100 mbit
- From Internet to Router = 100 mbit
- From Internet to PC = 50 mbit
- From Router to PC = 100 mbit
If router <-> PC succeeds at 100mbit, Why would Internet <-> PC only be 50mbit?
- All transfers were over HTTP (even Router <-> PC tests)
- QoS disabled on the router
- Only wireless connection is @ 5Ghz 802.11N between Router & Ethernet Bridge
- Cable modem is connected to WAN port on Router.
- Router: ASUS RT-N66U
- Ethernet Bridge: ASUS EA-N66U
One hunch: perhaps there's some router inefficiency in WAN -> Wifi communication that's not present in LAN -> Wifi and in WAN -> LAN communications.