I recently bought a TP-Link WR841N v10.

In general it is working fine, but the WiFi speed never goes above 840kbps. With Ethernet it can reach speeds as high as 10-20 Mbps. However the WiFi seems to be capped at 840 kbps.

Is this expected? While I do understand that speeds can be slower at 2.4GHz, I still think that the speed is unnaturally low. I have WPA2-PSK authentication, channel width 20MHz at bgn mixed mode, and WMM activated.

  • How are you measuring the speed? And is the encryption AES, TKIP, or both? Apr 29, 2016 at 5:36
  • @DavidSchwartz windows task manager, also my android hone and tablet shows the spee. I can easily stream 1080p from youtube via ethernet, but on wifi it is more at 360p. Any file downloads are also much slower over wifi. Chrome and Firefox shows download speed. Encryption is AES.
    – Crazy-Fool
    Apr 29, 2016 at 5:37
  • @Crazy-Fool Can you be more specific about precisely how you are measuring the speed? You have to move data somehow in order to have something whose speed you can measure, right? If you just look at the speed of the data without specifically trying to move any data, you'll get the speed of nothing in particular. Apr 29, 2016 at 5:40
  • Same router here: superuser.com/questions/866934/… . Also suggest not disabling WMM.
    – Papa
    Apr 29, 2016 at 5:42
  • @DavidSchwartz Initially i tried wifi my streaming a video from youtube. Over the wifi i can never stream at any resolution avove 360p. But plugin the ethernet cable it immediategoes up to 720-1080p as it used to be without any router.
    – Crazy-Fool
    Apr 29, 2016 at 5:44


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