We have recently purchased and installed 2 new Meraki MR56 APs on top of our existing network, and are finding we are having performance issues when clients are connected. We have a 1gbps dedicated fiber connection, and WiFi 6 clients are only getting top speeds of ~280 mbps (Meraki/Ookla speedtest). Device: Cisco Meraki MR56 Firmware: MR 27.6 Upstream devices: Netgear GS324TP switch, SonicWall TZ500 Client device tested: Lenovo Yoga 9i, Windows 10 Pro, fully updated (Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 adapter) There is currently only one client device connected to the AP for testing. The AP connection to switch is recognized as 1000 Mbit full duplex. It is running in bridge mode. Set to 5Ghz band only, channel width 80MHz, minimum bitrate 12. Meraki dashboard reports acceptable utilization on current channel (~10%). Signal strength is good (~35dB). I have checked our SonicWall firewall settings and I am able to get ~900mbps when directly connected to it, we are not using VPN or DPI. I am also able to get ~900mbps speed directly connected to the switch. Connecting AP to same switchport with same cable, top speedtests are around 280 mbps. If I'm not mistaken I understand WiFi is half-duplex so I should at least be seeing speeds of closer to ~400-500mbps for our WiFi 6 client, correct? Any advice or tips to optimize our performance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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