Hitron EN2251 connects at 100Mbps when plugged into 1000 Mbps WAN port on router
I recently had to replace a failed Spectrum modem (Arris TM1602) which worked fine with my Linksys EA7300 router, providing over 200Mpbs speed tests on devices connected to the router LAN ports. All cabling is Cat6e.
After installing the replacement modem (Hitron EN5521) I noticed that my speed tests dropped to 90 Mbps. I checked the status LEDs on the EN5521 and see that it connects at the 100 Mbps rate (no green LED) despite being plugged into the WAN port on the Linksys which is rated at 1000 Mbps. I tried the usual troubleshooting of reboots and cable switching, but the EN2251 output stays at the 100 Mbps rate.
If I connect the EN5521 directly to my PC that has a 1000 Mbps card, it does recognize and connect at 1000 Mbps and the download speed test is the advertised 200+ Mbps rate. So this problem seems to be related to compatibility with the Linksys EA7300.
Any ideas on how I can get the EN2251 to recognize the 1000 Mbps rate when connected to my router?
Has anyone else run into this problem?
Does anyone have a Linksys EA7300 router that connects to an EN2251 at 1000 Mbps?
I would appreciate any help.
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