At 60 to 80 Mbps that's over double the speed needed for UHD 4K streaming. I consider this solved.
Also, 5GHz range is significantly less than 2.4GHz but if you can get on the 5GHz then you can see higher speeds.
However since all I need for UHD 4K streaming is 25 Mbps then even 2.4GHz is fine in our home.
What's up with wanting more speed?
I'm currently with a specific internet service provider with a cable internet plan of 500Mbps download speed. The cable modem has a builtin Wi-Fi routing features with dual band. While connected to the 5G wifi network and sitting right next to the modem, i'll get a good 450-470Mbps download speed during a speedtest. However, as soon as I step upstairs and run the same speedtest, i'm down to about 70Mbps and during other areas of my house I'm down to 7 or 8 Mbps !!! yes, it's terrible, streaming doesn't work upstairs in my bedroom!! I just bought a Mesh network to setup at home and it's a AC1200 with dual band. After configuring it and ensuring that I've selected 5G network, while sitting right beside one of the pods that's connected directly to the modem, I get about 60 - 80Mbps. Just wondering what can I do to get the following:
1. Close to 500Mbps while sitting next to one of the Pods wired directly into my cable internet modem.
2. Get better speed's upstairs in my room.
Would I need to invest in a high AC####? Would I be able to get a fairly decent range with a Wireless Router that has a higher AC####?