is brand new. It is situation 8 feet above my desktop computer and is 30 feet from the room where I work from my laptop.
When I run a speed test on my devices I get 173 mbps on my desktop, 30 mbps on my laptop and the same speed on my tablet and cell that are both in the same room as the router.
When I run the WiFI app on my phone I get a -50 signal strength from the room where I have my laptop and I'm using the 2.4 GHz channel.
Is this the best I should expect from a router? Does internet speeds always drop off dramatically when the signal comes from a router?
I checked the reviews and PC Magazine gives this router high marks. btw this is a replacement router. The company replaced the first one a week after I installed it, because of slow speeds, but this one is no better.