Terribly slow Wi-Fi, basically unusable

A couple a days ago I upgraded my Wi-Fi card to an Intel AX210 from a Mediatek MT7921 due to a problem with my laptop not being able to wake up from sleep and also due to a really buggy internet connection on Windows and on Manjaro(I have a persistent USB with Manjaro running on it)

So basically my problem is that it takes a long time to connect to my network and when it does it is basically unusable, loading google takes like 30sec or even more so there is no point in testing the internet speed. I have tried different kernels, 5.15, 6.1 and even 6.3 but it’s all the same. I tried using wavemon to see if I can catch something weird but nothing really, all I found was that power save was on by default and I turned it off(I’ll attach a screenshot of wavemon somewhere here).

For now I have found that sharing that same network through my phone until I find a solution for the problem.

If someone has anything in mind what would cause this issue please advise.

Here is the output from inxi -Fazy

System:
  Kernel: 6.3.4-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.1
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.3-x86_64
    root=UUID=55199c28-ddde-4dc5-ac59-cec1239bb86a rw quiet splash
    udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.9 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 14 5425 v: 1.8.0
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 v: 1.8.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0TGWG4 v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
    v: 1.8.0 date: 03/13/2023
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 33.7 Wh (62.4%) condition: 54.0/54.0 Wh (100.0%)
    volts: 15.8 min: 15.0 model: SMP-ATL3.66 DELL XDY9K23 type: Li-poly
    serial: <filter> status: not charging
CPU:
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 5625U with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Zen 3 gen: 4 level: v3 note: check built: 2021-22
    process: TSMC n7 (7nm) family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x50 (80) stepping: 0
    microcode: 0xA50000D
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB L3: 16 MiB
    desc: 1x16 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1583 high: 1600 min/max: 1600/4387 boost: disabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: ondemand cores: 1: 1397 2: 1600
    3: 1600 4: 1600 5: 1600 6: 1600 7: 1600 8: 1600 9: 1600 10: 1600 11: 1600
    12: 1600 bogomips: 55122
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
    prctl
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
    sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: always-on, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Barcelo vendor: Dell driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN-5
    code: Vega process: GF 14nm built: 2017-20 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s
    lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s ports: active: eDP-1
    empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:15e7 class-ID: 0300
    temp: 49.0 C
  Device-2: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_FHD driver: uvcvideo type: USB
    rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-4:2 chip-ID: 0c45:6a1b
    class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 with: Xwayland v: 23.1.1
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting
    alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1200 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x317mm (20.00x12.48")
    s-diag: 599mm (23.57")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP model: LG Display 0x06f9 built: 2021
    res: 1920x1200 hz: 60 dpi: 161 gamma: 1.2 size: 302x189mm (11.89x7.44")
    diag: 356mm (14") ratio: 16:10 modes: max: 1920x1200 min: 640x480
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 23.1.0-devel (git-bb2db56ffe) renderer: AMD Radeon
    Graphics (renoir LLVM 15.0.7 DRM 3.52 6.3.4-1-MANJARO) direct-render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio vendor: Dell
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 04:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:1637
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor vendor: Dell
    driver: snd_rn_pci_acp3x v: kernel alternate: snd_pci_acp3x, snd_pci_acp5x,
    snd_pci_acp6x, snd_acp_pci, snd_rpl_pci_acp6x, snd_pci_ps,
    snd_sof_amd_renoir, snd_sof_amd_rembrandt pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s
    lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 04:00.5
    chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4
    speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 04:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.3.4-1-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off tools: N/A
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.70 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX210/AX211/AX411 160MHz driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    modules: wl pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 03:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:2725 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX210 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 3-3:3 chip-ID: 8087:0032
    class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 534.24 GiB used: 29.36 GiB (5.5%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: PM991a NVMe 512GB
    size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 26304039 temp: 29.9 C
    scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: SanDisk model: USB 3.2Gen1
    size: 57.3 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB rev: 3.2
    spd: 5 Gb/s lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-1x1 tech: N/A serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 1.00 scheme: GPT
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 56.8 GiB size: 55.61 GiB (97.90%) used: 29.36 GiB (52.8%)
    fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 332 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: 39.0 43.0 sodimm: SODIMM 43.0 gpu: amdgpu
    temp: 50.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
Info:
  Processes: 307 Uptime: 37m wakeups: 4 Memory: available: 14.98 GiB
  used: 3.42 GiB (22.8%) Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.1 clang: 15.0.7 Packages: pm: pacman
  pkgs: 1315 libs: 348 tools: pamac,yay pm: flatpak pkgs: 0 Shell: fish
  v: 3.6.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.27

Here is the output from modinfo iwlwifi | grep param

parm:           debug:debug output mask (uint)
parm:           swcrypto:using crypto in software (default 0 [hardware]) (int)
parm:           11n_disable:disable 11n functionality, bitmap: 1: full, 2: disable agg TX, 4: disable agg RX, 8 enable agg TX (uint)
parm:           amsdu_size:amsdu size 0: 12K for multi Rx queue devices, 2K for AX210 devices, 4K for other devices 1:4K 2:8K 3:12K (16K buffers) 4: 2K (default 0) (int)
parm:           fw_restart:restart firmware in case of error (default true) (bool)
parm:           nvm_file:NVM file name (charp)
parm:           uapsd_disable:disable U-APSD functionality bitmap 1: BSS 2: P2P Client (default: 3) (uint)
parm:           enable_ini:0:disable, 1-15:FW_DBG_PRESET Values, 16:enabled without preset value defined,Debug INI TLV FW debug infrastructure (default: 16)
parm:           bt_coex_active:enable wifi/bt co-exist (default: enable) (bool)
parm:           led_mode:0=system default, 1=On(RF On)/Off(RF Off), 2=blinking, 3=Off (default: 0) (int)
parm:           power_save:enable WiFi power management (default: disable) (bool)
parm:           power_level:default power save level (range from 1 - 5, default: 1) (int)
parm:           disable_11ac:Disable VHT capabilities (default: false) (bool)
parm:           remove_when_gone:Remove dev from PCIe bus if it is deemed inaccessible (default: false) (bool)
parm:           disable_11ax:Disable HE capabilities (default: false) (bool)
parm:           disable_11be:Disable EHT capabilities (default: false) (bool)

Here is the output from wavemon for that network

Hi @malisa,

From the screenshot you provided of wavemon, it all looks fine. Yet, what you describe doesn’t. which makes me think it’s some kind of routing problem.

So, please provide the output of:

ip a

and

ip route list

I’m not 100% that it is this, and I’m also don’t know if I know how fix it if it is, but diagnosing the isssue might help.

There are a fair amount of issues with

iwlwifi

If you search the forum for ‘iwlwifi slow solution’ you find a number of suggestions
eg Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 (iwlwifi) slow connection after upgrade ‘Downgrading to 5.15LTS seems to fix it’

Except @OP said it happens with 5.15 as well:

Here is the output of: ip a

1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: wlp3s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 7c:50:79:07:3b:54 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 192.168.100.97/24 brd 192.168.100.255 scope global dynamic noprefixroute wlp3s0
       valid_lft 259103sec preferred_lft 259103sec
    inet6 fe80::3c6:3a92:e3a9:52fb/64 scope link noprefixroute 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

Here is the output of: ip route list

default via 192.168.100.1 dev wlp3s0 proto dhcp src 192.168.100.97 metric 600 
192.168.100.0/24 dev wlp3s0 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.100.97 metric 600 

Update: I was now connected to that specific network and it disconnected in the middle of a website loading with the message: “Authorization supplicant timed out”.
I don’t know if that means anything to any of you but I hope it helps to clear things out

Thank you.

Everrything looks :ok: from what I can see. So, I see you have IPv6 enables on the device. So for giggles, let’s try disabling that.

To do so, run the following:

echo "ipv6.disable=1" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/disable-ipv6.conf

…And reboot. Test if it helped.


For reference:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/IPv6#Disable_IPv6

Specifically:

Adding ipv6.disable=1 to the kernel line disables the whole IPv6 stack, which is likely what you want if you are experiencing issues. See Kernel parameters for more information.

I disabled IPv6 and rebooted and it didn’t help.
When I tried connecting to the network for the first time after reboot it gave me the same error I mentioned above, then from the second time it connected but still no luck of a decent speed
I can get maybe 600 Kbps while I should be getting 25-30 Mbps

I downgraded to 5.15LTS and the issue still persists. Maybe it’s a love-hate relationship between my router and my laptop

What is the output of:

pamac search linux-firmware

If you suspect this, and I had an issue myself, do this:
Access your router, check current settings and try to set anything set at ‘AUTO’ to a definite value, eg frequency, band and especially encryption.
Then edit your laptops connection to match the router settings. In my case the culprit was the routers encryption protocol; when set to ‘auto’ it didn’t work with my ‘WPA/WPA2/WPA3 Personal’ option, however, this doesn’t seem to be your issue since you get a connection. Maybe play with the band/channel settings and try to match them.

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there are number of issues preventing AX2xx wireless cards from functioning, yours look like it is possibly power management issue. please search this forum, this has been reported and solved countless times and not worth reinventing the wheel

Output of: pamac search linux-firmware

linux-firmware-whence-git                                                                                         20221214.f3c283e-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux - contains the WHENCE license file which documents the vendor license details
linux-firmware-whence-git                                                                                         20230525.d11ae98-1            chaotic-aur 
    Firmware files for Linux - contains the WHENCE license file which documents the vendor license details
linux-firmware-uncompressed                                                                                       20230117.7e4f0ed-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux (without module compression)
linux-firmware-surface-studio                                                                                     20190501.4b6cf2b.2b206b56e-1  AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, with Microsoft Surface related files replaced from
    https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface/
linux-firmware-surface-pro-6                                                                                      20190501.4b6cf2b.2b206b56e-1  AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, with Microsoft Surface related files replaced from
    https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface/
linux-firmware-surface-pro-4                                                                                      20190501.4b6cf2b.2b206b56e-1  AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, with Microsoft Surface related files replaced from
    https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface/
linux-firmware-surface-pro-3                                                                                      20190501.4b6cf2b.2b206b56e-1  AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, with Microsoft Surface related files replaced from
    https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface/
linux-firmware-surface-pro-2017                                                                                   20190501.4b6cf2b.2b206b56e-1  AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, with Microsoft Surface related files replaced from
    https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface/
linux-firmware-surface-laptop-2                                                                                   20190501.4b6cf2b.2b206b56e-1  AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, with Microsoft Surface related files replaced from
    https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface/
linux-firmware-surface-laptop                                                                                     20190501.4b6cf2b.2b206b56e-1  AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, with Microsoft Surface related files replaced from
    https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface/
linux-firmware-surface-go                                                                                         20190501.4b6cf2b.2b206b56e-1  AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, with Microsoft Surface related files replaced from
    https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface/
linux-firmware-surface-book-2-1793                                                                                20190501.4b6cf2b.2b206b56e-1  AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, with Microsoft Surface related files replaced from
    https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface/
linux-firmware-surface-book-2                                                                                     20190501.4b6cf2b.2b206b56e-1  AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, with Microsoft Surface related files replaced from
    https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface/
linux-firmware-surface-book                                                                                       20190501.4b6cf2b.2b206b56e-1  AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, with Microsoft Surface related files replaced from
    https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface/
linux-firmware-qlogic-uncompressed                                                                                20230117.7e4f0ed-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux (without module compression) - qlogic / Firmware for QLogic devices
linux-firmware-qlogic-git                                                                                         20221214.f3c283e-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux - qlogic / Firmware for QLogic devices
linux-firmware-qlogic-git                                                                                         20230525.d11ae98-1            chaotic-aur 
    Firmware files for Linux - qlogic / Firmware for QLogic devices
linux-firmware-qlogic                                                                                             20230404.2e92a49f-1           core 
    Firmware files for Linux - qlogic / Firmware for QLogic devices
linux-firmware-qcom-uncompressed                                                                                  20230117.7e4f0ed-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux (without module compression) - qcom / Firmware for Qualcomm SoCs
linux-firmware-qcom-git                                                                                           20221214.f3c283e-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux - qcom / Firmware for Qualcomm SoCs
linux-firmware-qcom-git                                                                                           20230525.d11ae98-1            chaotic-aur 
    Firmware files for Linux - qcom / Firmware for Qualcomm SoCs
linux-firmware-qcom                                                                                               20230404.2e92a49f-1           core 
    Firmware files for Linux - qcom / Firmware for Qualcomm SoCs
linux-firmware-nfp-uncompressed                                                                                   20230117.7e4f0ed-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux (without module compression) - nfp / Firmware for Netronome Flow Processors
linux-firmware-nfp-git                                                                                            20221214.f3c283e-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux - nfp / Firmware for Netronome Flow Processors
linux-firmware-nfp-git                                                                                            20230525.d11ae98-1            chaotic-aur 
    Firmware files for Linux - nfp / Firmware for Netronome Flow Processors
linux-firmware-nfp                                                                                                20230404.2e92a49f-1           core 
    Firmware files for Linux - nfp / Firmware for Netronome Flow Processors
linux-firmware-minimal                                                                                            20100519-3                    AUR 
    Minimal amount of firmware files for Linux, mostly recommended for virtual systems.
linux-firmware-mellanox-uncompressed                                                                              20230117.7e4f0ed-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux (without module compression) - mellanox / Firmware for Mellanox Spectrum switches
linux-firmware-mellanox-git                                                                                       20221214.f3c283e-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux - mellanox / Firmware for Mellanox Spectrum switches
linux-firmware-mellanox-git                                                                                       20230525.d11ae98-1            chaotic-aur 
    Firmware files for Linux - mellanox / Firmware for Mellanox Spectrum switches
linux-firmware-mellanox                                                                                           20230404.2e92a49f-1           core 
    Firmware files for Linux - mellanox / Firmware for Mellanox Spectrum switches
linux-firmware-marvell-uncompressed                                                                               20230117.7e4f0ed-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux (without module compression) - marvell / Firmware for Marvell devices
linux-firmware-marvell-git                                                                                        20221214.f3c283e-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux - marvell / Firmware for Marvell devices
linux-firmware-marvell-git                                                                                        20230525.d11ae98-1            chaotic-aur 
    Firmware files for Linux - marvell / Firmware for Marvell devices
linux-firmware-marvell                                                                                            20230404.2e92a49f-1           core 
    Firmware files for Linux - marvell / Firmware for Marvell devices
linux-firmware-liquidio-uncompressed                                                                              20230117.7e4f0ed-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux (without module compression) - liquidio / Firmware for Cavium LiquidIO server
    adapters
linux-firmware-liquidio-git                                                                                       20221214.f3c283e-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux - liquidio / Firmware for Cavium LiquidIO server adapters
linux-firmware-liquidio-git                                                                                       20230525.d11ae98-1            chaotic-aur 
    Firmware files for Linux - liquidio / Firmware for Cavium LiquidIO server adapters
linux-firmware-liquidio                                                                                           20230404.2e92a49f-1           core 
    Firmware files for Linux - liquidio / Firmware for Cavium LiquidIO server adapters
linux-firmware-iwlwifi-git                                                                                        20191128.4bebf45-2            AUR 
    iwlwifi firmware files for linux
linux-firmware-hauppauge                                                                                          0.1.8-1                       AUR 
    Additional Hauppauge Firmware
linux-firmware-git                                                                                                20221214.f3c283e-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux
linux-firmware-git                                                                                                20230525.d11ae98-1            chaotic-aur 
    Firmware files for Linux
linux-firmware-full-surface-studio                                                                                20190320.efd2c1.5d21cc-1      AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, patched for surface
linux-firmware-full-surface-pro-6                                                                                 20190320.efd2c1.5d21cc-1      AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, patched for surface
linux-firmware-full-surface-pro-4                                                                                 20190320.efd2c1.5d21cc-1      AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, patched for surface
linux-firmware-full-surface-pro-3                                                                                 20190320.efd2c1.5d21cc-1      AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, patched for surface
linux-firmware-full-surface-pro-2017                                                                              20190320.efd2c1.5d21cc-1      AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, patched for surface
linux-firmware-full-surface-laptop-2                                                                              20190320.efd2c1.5d21cc-1      AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, patched for surface
linux-firmware-full-surface-laptop                                                                                20190320.efd2c1.5d21cc-1      AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, patched for surface
linux-firmware-full-surface-go                                                                                    20190320.efd2c1.5d21cc-1      AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, patched for surface
linux-firmware-full-surface-book-2-1793                                                                           20190320.efd2c1.5d21cc-1      AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, patched for surface
linux-firmware-full-surface-book-2                                                                                20190320.efd2c1.5d21cc-1      AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, patched for surface
linux-firmware-full-surface-book                                                                                  20190320.efd2c1.5d21cc-1      AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux, patched for surface
linux-firmware-bnx2x-uncompressed                                                                                 20230117.7e4f0ed-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux (without module compression) - bnx2x / Firmware for Broadcom NetXtreme II 10Gb
    ethernet adapters
linux-firmware-bnx2x-git                                                                                          20221214.f3c283e-1            AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux - bnx2x / Firmware for Broadcom NetXtreme II 10Gb ethernet adapters
linux-firmware-bnx2x-git                                                                                          20230525.d11ae98-1            chaotic-aur 
    Firmware files for Linux - bnx2x / Firmware for Broadcom NetXtreme II 10Gb ethernet adapters
linux-firmware-bnx2x                                                                                              20230404.2e92a49f-1           core 
    Firmware files for Linux - bnx2x / Firmware for Broadcom NetXtreme II 10Gb ethernet adapters
linux-firmware-amlogic-ophub                                                                                      20230405-1                    AUR 
    Firmware files for Linux - for AArch64 Amlogic platform, complete set, collected by ophub
linux-firmware-whence                                                                                 [Installed] 20230404.2e92a49f-1           core 
    Firmware files for Linux - contains the WHENCE license file which documents the vendor license details
linux-firmware                                                                                        [Installed] 20230404.2e92a49f-1           core 
    Firmware files for Linux

Encryption mode on my router is TKIP&AES and the authentication mode is WPA/WPA2 PreSharedKey.
Channel width is Auto 20/40 MHz and I’m on channel 7 because of interference with other networks from neighbours. I did try changing the channel width to 20 MHz only but it didn’t make it any better.
On the other hand the authentication mode on my laptop is WPA/WPA2 Personal.

I’ll try and sniff around the internet, but I’m pretty power saving is turned off for the wifi card. I don’t use tlp, I only use auto-cpufreq but I think it only tweaks things around the processor.

Try:

echo "options iwlwifi 11n_disable=8 power_save=0" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf

Edit:

Reference:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Lenovo_Thinkpad_P17_(Gen_2)

Try setting this to ‘AES’

" If you go with WPA-TKIP you’ll see your speeds take a huge hit.
WPA algorithms and TKIP encryption can slow your WiFi network to a crawl. In addition to being outdated and unsecure, TKIP is infamous for slowing systems that still use it."
TKIP vs AES | A guide to these WiFi encryption types .

Changed that, didn’t really change my speed, maybe a little bit but only on my Windows 11

Did that but it didn’t change, so I did an experiment. My router is on the first floor mounted on the wall with the two antennas directed upwards to the ceiling and my room is on the second floor almost right above it. So I took my laptop in my hands and went walking on the second floor to see if anything would change. Walking I could get maybe up to 1.5 Mbps. Getting to the stairs and walking down them my speed would increase, it would get to like 10-15 Mbps and when I get like 3 meters from the router I would then get my max speed, it spikes to 60 Mbps and droppes down to like 35-40 Mbps which is pretty normal. To conclude I really think the router is pretty shitty honestly because it’s the basic one from my internet provider, manufacturer and model: Huawei HG8245H. Later on maybe I’ll try a live USB with Manjaro on it or something else just to check things out, but I don’t think there is any solution to this other than changin my router or maybe putting another one on the second floor to make my connection better.

Maybe try hitting the power scheme module:

echo 'options iwlmvm power_scheme=1' | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/iwlmvm.conf

Oh and maybe check this:

iw dev wlp3s0 get power_save

If it returns power save as on … you can try turning it off:

sudo iw dev wlp3s0 set power_save off
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