I tried to boost my WiFi transfer speed from PC/smartphones to my NAS (Network Attached Storage). Wired transfer speeds were decent, but not what I wanted.
Granted that all the tests I’ve done were made less than a meter away from the router, channels are not saturated and there are no walls near it.
My problem is this:
I have a Western Digital NAS.
As far as I know is a 10/100/1000Mbps device.
My router also had the Gigabit Ethernet port (10/100/1000Mbps) and file transfer cable was pretty ok (about 35MB/s). I could not say the same for the transfer via wifi as it was fixed at 10MB/s regardless of whether the PC which was transferring the files would use a wireless-N (300Mbps) or something else.
I thought the bottleneck was then the router, so I bought a dual band D-Link router.
My idea was: 1000Mbps NAS connected to the 1200Mbps router with a PC that has a 802.11ac network adapter (866Mbps – 1200Mbps). I did a test disconnecting everything else from the PC and the NAS, but the transfer speed from PC to NAS was the same: 35MB/s with the PC wired, 10MB/s via WiFi.
I checked the Windows network sharing center, AC adapter network properties, and it shows for the first 2-3 seconds: 866.5Mbps (the max it can goes i think), after that it drops to 300… 458… 125… the the transfer rate moves about randomly.
I tried to configure the router to have two different networks, one 802.11n only 2.4GHZ and 5GHz 802.11ac only, with two diffrent SSID. Then I tried to use the same SSID 866 + 300 as described on the product but nothing seems to go faster..
Sorry about my English; it’s not perfect >_<
Have a nice day and thank you!