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4 out of 5 devices slow - modem?


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#1 JH&A

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

I posted about a month ago that one of my computers was very slow when wireless. I thought it was the computer, so I did everything possible to assure the computer was up-to-date, virus-free, etc. I even put in a new wireless card. This didn't fix the problem. I've noticed other problems since. According to myspeedtest:

 

* My iPhone 4 download speed is less than 1 mbps

* 2 acer laptops are less than 1 mbps wireless; but 20+ mbps wired (both are less than 2 years old)

* My roku is sometimes fine, but often can't download an entire episode before I get a message that its taking too long to respond & to try again later. (Just got roku 2 months ago)

 

The anomaly is a Gateway netbook that gets 15 mbps wireless

I also never noticed a problem with ooma.

 

My ISP assured me everything is fine on their end and I should be getting 25 mbps. Also, I'm not noticing a steady decline. The devices never fail to connect. And sometimes I can get up to 4.5 mbps wireless and the roku loads quickly. I can't find a pattern to this.

 

I tested the speed for @ when only one device was being used. Also, there are no issues w/ walls. We have an open floor plan and everything is within 15 ft of the router.

 

I'm thinking now it is a router issue? I have a new zoom modem and a belkin N150 router, but had this problem with my old router. It seems to be configured correctly. Any theories? Thanks.



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#2 jhayz

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

Have you tried toggling the channel selection to auto wireless channel or to any other number such as 11, 9,or 5  on the router wireless configuration? Try changing wireless mode to mixed mode b/g to n/g/b to n only and check the difference.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:37 AM

I finally had the chance to try this and as soon as I changed the mode to 'n' I got faster speeds:  23 mbps for one laptop, 15 on the iphone, & the roku is loading at lightning speed. MUCH gratitude to you!! Thanks for taking the time to reply!! Can't believe it was something so simple.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:55 AM

You are Welcome. :thumbup2:


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