Lately, I have been having issues where the network speed is dropping when I am doing something that relies on it (downloading files, streaming, etc., I still have not finished properly setting up our home network for anything else).
Our maximum internet speed is ~36Mbts down ~2-3Mbts up, so it does not get impacted very much, however when I have low connectivity (~48-52%) it gets halved, ever since these drops have started.
This occurs on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz, on both the Intel Wireless-AC 7260 and (It turns out that I do not have a whitelist in my laptop's firmware) on the Intel Wireless-AC 9260, I have not yet tested on the Intel Wireless-AC 3165, however I believe that this issue will also persist with it.
This has been tested against both the Xiaomi Mi 3 router (running Padavan), and the TP-Link RE200 range extender.
I had thought that perhaps I should update the 9260's iwlwifi microcode, however it turns out that the latest microcode is already in the kernel, but not in use (the latest is 41, while the loaded one is 38).
I can't seem to find a way to force the kernel to use the latest iwlwifi microcode to test this against it, so I'd like some help in that regard.