Comcast recently told me they upped my speed from 300 to 400mbps. I finally ran a speedtest last week only to discover I was pulling down 92mbps to my hardwired laptop.
My setup is Modem → Airport Express (2016 refurb) → TP Link gigabit switch
I ran a Cat 6e cable from the switch to a dock in the fall to hardwire my 2015 MBPr
This morning I plugged my 2011 iMac into the modem and got well over 400mbps, so that’s good. I decide to eliminate the AE and plug the modem into the switch, and suddenly the dock is giving me a self-assigned IP error that I can’t get rid of. I switched ports on the switch and changed cables.
I also can’t get the AE back online, it’s blinking amber and none of the resets I’ve tried will allow it to reset or access the internet, although I can still see it. I’m not sure that’s a big deal as I’m thinking the AE was my speed issue.
In addition to any ideas about the self-assigned IP issue, can anyone recommend a reasonable replacement for the AE? My house is ~ 1250sq ft and I do sit in the backyard with the laptop/ipad at times. I think we have 7 wifi devices but I’d probably still want a device that allows for 10+