I am having a lot of problems with my Sky Broadband.
I was with Be Broadband previously for 3 years and never had any issues with connection or wireless. Since joining Sky in August I have once again had no connection problems until 2 weeks ago.
Since 2 weeks ago my connection has continuously been dropping out and I am receiving very slow speeds. When I say dropping out it connects occasionally but will continue to disconnect (every 15-30mins).
When it is connected the speeds are very slow. I normally get 5-6MB and I am now getting 0.5MB-1MB at the most. Videos will barely load, download speeds are down to 40-50k. Making it virtually unusable.
When connected via Ethernet on my laptop the connection seems stable and the speeds are faster (4MB-5MB).
The problem is on all devices when connecting wirelessly (pc's, phones etc.)
I have spoken to Sky several times and been through all the troubleshooting options.
I have tried virtually every Wireless Channel available and none improve the issue. I've downloaded inSSIDer to see what other channels are being used and made sure I've tried others.
I have reset the router several times.
My router is plugged in to the test socket via a filter.
The lights all remain a steady white.
Telephone line works ok.
Although I have 2 other extensions, since these problems begun they have not been in use.
Sky have sent me a replacement router (I also changed the micro filters) which strangely worked like a dream for about 24-48 hours and it's suddenly gone straight back to the same issue. Slow speeds and intermittent connection.
The router sits where it always has since August (and where my previous router with Be sat for 3 years), there are no new devices around it which I can think of that could be causing an interference.
Disabling security seems to make the connection faster. Download speeds go from 0.8MB to over 4. Web pages loading much quicker etc. But obviously this is neither a permanent or safe fix. Anyone know what that could point to?
OpenReach engineer came out (have no idea why as this seems to be a wireless issue). No faults found on the line.
I'm at a point where I'm just thinking of buying a better router.
Latest speed test wirelessly: 0.5MB, via ethernet 5MB
Anybody willing to advise what else I could try here?