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Wireless internet speed is fluctuating?

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#1 Ehyn


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:26 PM

For the past few days, my internet speed keeps going up and down, and rarely is working at the speed quicker than a snail...

2 days ago and before, my internet was always at a consistent 58 mb/s, but as of like 2 days ago it sticks between 12 and 21 mb/s. I share the wireless with my dad, whose laptop is staying at 58 mb/s just like mine used to. We tried switching wireless cards and they still work the same, respectively. My internet is bad even with a wireless card we know is working. And we're both the same distance from the router. Is there any reason this should be happening? :/ I can't load image heavy sites or youtube videos, and any other sites take anywhere from 5-10 minutes to load completely. I feel like they shouldn't be taking this long even at 12 mb/s.

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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:15 AM

Any time you are sharing a wireless connection with another WiFi user, your data speeds will be affected. In addition, the placement of the router can have an effect -- your dad's computer may simply be in a better location relative to the router, regardless of the distance. You could both be sharing the same channel, your wifi drivers might be out of date, etc., etc.

Have a look at these to determine what the cause might be: http://www.itworld.com/networking/276200/10-reasons-your-wi-fi-speed-stinks-and-what-you-can-do-about-it

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