I seem to be having massive issues with Wi-Fi speeds on my 12th Gen Framework laptop. Here are the following specs of the computer:
RAM: G.Skill 32GB (2x16) - 3200MHz
OS: Windows 11 Home
SSD: SN850 500GB
Wi-Fi: Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6E AX210 160MHz
I have installed the appropriate provided drivers from Framework’s website and also installed Intel’s Driver Support Assistant to get the most current Wi-Fi adapter drivers.
My laptop and wireless desktop sit roughly 20ft away from the access point in the next room over. Both the Framework laptop and desktop are connected to 5GHz band with very drastic difference in speed tests.
Home Network Equipment:
Modem: Spectrum EU2251
Router: Ubiquiti USG
AP: Ubiquity UAP-AC-Lite
Desktop Speed Test: 300Mb/s
Framework Laptop Speed Test: 50Mb/s
Both tests were conducted using speedtest.net with the same server. I have noticed this issue both at home, and at university. I thought maybe the antenna was better on my desktop, but I also checked the speeds using my old 2013 MacBook Air and those speeds matched the desktop speed I was getting.
I have checked to make sure the Wi-Fi card has been seated properly and the antenna connections were also connected with each of their audible clicks. I have also checked to see how Framework laptop performed on a 2.4GHz band and the speed was even smaller at a mere 5Mb/s.
The only time I noticed the laptop getting the correct speed was when I was sitting directly next to the access point. As soon as I started moving 5ft away or so, the speed started dropping very noticeably.
I am at a loss for how to proceed. I have reached out to support, but so far there has been no resolution after almost a week of exchanged messages.
Edit: Added Wi-Fi card info and home network items.