Exede Wi-Fi modem slower than Ethernet

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I had a tech replace my combo modem/router yesterday as the speeds on the wifi were about half what they are on a ethernet connection. The tech brought another router and hooked it up to the Exede modem and that router was at about the same speed as ethernet. Several tests were ran and the overwhelming conclusion is the wifi on the Exede modem/router does not come close to what a good router should be broadcasting. Hopefully, Exede will be addressing this in either a stand alone modem unit or a more robust radio in the router.
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Tim

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Bev, Champion

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I know the wifi modem does not have the range a stand alone router has. Speeds should be very close to the same as wired within about 100 feet. Beyond that, the signal may not be as strong and, speeds may suffer for it.
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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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Have you tried using another wireless device, running speed tests with one or two devices. It is possible that the device you are using has a bad wireless unit. Just trying to help you figure this out.
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I have run speed tests on two devices, PC and android.....both having the same results. I've connect an ASUS router and conducted the same tests. The ASUS ran consistently 3-4 mbs faster so I have disabled the Exede wireless and will be using the ASUS from here on out. Thanks to all.
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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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Thanks Tim. I do not have the WiFi modem, and do  not wish to have one either. I myself have been using ASUS routers for years, and love them.
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Advantages of using Ethernet over Wi-Fi—faster speeds, lower latency, and reliable connections.

Almost forgot, much more secure.
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I mean you don't have to use the built-in router. I agree, a high-quality name brand router is going to be superior to anything an ISP is going to provide in a built-in device. Viasat is in the satellite internet business, not the wireless router business. Look at it this way, Samsung or Sony might provide sound out of their TV's, but you get much better quality of sound out of a soundbar with a subwoofer or running through a stereo system. The built-in Wi-Fi is there for convenience, but is not necessarily the best connectivity option for some people.