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Wifi connection to router vs ethernet..... speed difference

Hi. I currently access 3's 5G broadband service using a Huawei 5G CPE Pro (Balong 5000) router - I have to locate this some way down my garden to pick up a signal.
I notice that when connecting to the router using a cat6 ethernet cable (either 3m or 100m), I get c. 80Mbps down. When connecting via my iPhone 12 and wifi i get c. 250Mbps. Before I daisy chain a set of wifi extenders across my garden, does anyone have any views why i get much better speeds when connected via wifi?
Thanks in advance.
 

Bubblesthefish6

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Hi. I currently access 3's 5G broadband service using a Huawei 5G CPE Pro (Balong 5000) router - I have to locate this some way down my garden to pick up a signal.
I notice that when connecting to the router using a cat6 ethernet cable (either 3m or 100m), I get c. 80Mbps down. When connecting via my iPhone 12 and wifi i get c. 250Mbps. Before I daisy chain a set of wifi extenders across my garden, does anyone have any views why i get much better speeds when connected via wifi?
Thanks in advance.
The ethernet controller is flawed in this router. That router also has WiFi 6 so your phone will be connecting at a very high link speed. You cannot look at the link speed I don't think on an iPhone. I don't really know how you would sort this out but this is what I've got: Sit the wifi extender right next to the router then plug a mesh system into the WiFi extender. The WiFi extenders are awful. Mesh is much better.
 

Bubblesthefish6

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The whole product is flawed really. It's badly designed which is why they swiftly replaced it with the CPE Pro 2
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Bad ethernet controller, bad firmware updates, bad 5G antenna design, bad 5G speeds, can't see some bands that are being broadcasted (Applies to 4G only).
 

Buggerlugz

ULTIMATE Member
I certainly wouldn't recommend Huawei routers personally, certainly the quality/speed of the processors used with the lack of firmware updates, its enough to put me off. (That and other considerations.)
 

Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
Fair enough. Personally I am happy with my CPE Win H312-371 (which I think shares many things with the CPE PRO 1) and the B535 is not half bad either.
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
I couldn't fault my B535 either Lucian. Only pesky thing is i can't get rid of the three firmware but i can't complain as it was free with my contract lol.
 
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