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    ProcessorAMD FX 8350
    Memory (part number)Gskill F3-2400C10-8GTX
    Graphics Card #1ASUS HD 6950
    Storage #1WD Velociraptor 1TB
    Storage #2Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB SSD
    CPU CoolerCooler Master Seidon 120XL
    CaseCooler Master Silencio 650
    Power SupplyCorsair HX850
    Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB
    Mouse Logitech G500
    OS Windows 7 X64
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    Jul 2013

    ASUS RT-AC88U really slow 2.4 GHz speed

    i just bought this on 24th August 2018, while i moved the older RT-AC87U to my office (it's time the office had an upgrade too).

    but recently, this new router of mine has been giving me problem, on a 2.4 GHz wifi network, i get speedtest download like 4 mbps at best.
    on 5 GHz, i get my full allocated 30 mbps down.
    for the above, i used both my phones to test it.

    so far, what i've tried:
    - Factory Defaulted it (both restore and initialize button)
    - changed SSID
    - unplugged the LAN devices from router's butt, and rerunning the speedtest (to the same effect. 2.4 GHz connection speed is still ****).
    - my grandma downstairs is complaining she cannot stream youtube smoothly, the pressure is on me. (i need 2.4 GHz to penetrate all the way to ground floor, RT-AC87U did it without breaking any sweat, why couldn't this be the same?)

    and for the love of god, this damn thing costs like 450 SGD.
    any ideas? please help?
    a brand new router shouldn't behave like this, even my 3 year old RT-AC87U kicks this new router's ass with half its eyes closed.
    Last edited by haihane; 08-27-2018 at 08:21 AM. Reason: typo
    no siggy, saw stuff that made me sad.

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