I have a Pepwave Surf Soho Mk 3. My ISP generally provides consistent modem/ethernet speeds of 150 Mbps, and of course the throughput is limited to about 120 Mbps. Usually I get around 110-120 Mbps for the ethernet connection to my desktop, directly from the router into the desktop.
In September, I upgraded the firmware to 8.1.0. I also noticed around the same time that my desktop internet speeds are around 38 Mbps, a significant drop from the 100’s. Interestingly, wifi speeds off of the same router seem consistently in the 60’s or 70’s Mbps.
I have “rebooted” the modem etc., and have also tried a different ethernet cord connection, and currently have an appointment with the ISP to come out and take a look. I suspect the issue is with the ISP, and NOT the Pepwave router.
Nonetheless, and however unlikely, is there a possibility that some sort of issues with the new 8.1.0 firmware may somehow be the cause of the problem? Or moving the WPA security settings from WPA2 to WPA2/WPA3? Those are about the only changes made to the overall system that I’m aware of, at least on my end.
The ISP often tries to convince me to switch to their combined modem/router combos or the like. I prefer the security of using the Pepwave router separately from the modem, and would like to be a bit more informed before dealing with the ISP visit.
Any thoughts are appreciated.