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Standard User davejm
(newbie) Tue 19-Mar-13 08:21:33
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Strange Wifi Issues


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The connection speed my ISP gives me is around 15 - 20 Mbps which I what I get when connected via ethernet (wired).

But my problem is when I connect wirelessly. I have uploaded a video of the speed I get most of the time when connected to the wireless router here.

When doing the test, I was about 2 metres away from the router. I have tried all the obvious: changing the router position to just about everywhere, tried every wireless channel, updated firmware etc. I even bought a dual band router thinking the 2.4 GHz frequency might be saturated in my neighbourhood but it was the same slow speed on 5 GHz

Bizarrely, if I'm streaming something on the TV via iPlayer or downloading a large file on one computer, if a do a speed test on another laptop or iPhone, the speed is what it should be.

Anyone have any ideas as to what the problem might be?

Edited by davejm (Tue 19-Mar-13 08:22:43)

Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Tue 19-Mar-13 08:26:23
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Re: Strange Wifi Issues


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what is the operating system on the slow computer ?

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Standard User davejm
(newbie) Tue 19-Mar-13 08:30:59
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Re: Strange Wifi Issues


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Windows or iOS (iPhone) basically anything I connect via wireless seems slow. It's like the signal is too strong or something.


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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Tue 19-Mar-13 11:28:29
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Re: Strange Wifi Issues


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this is a wireless broadband service ?? ie wireless to your house.

A strong signal usually allows faster speeds, not slower. Is it set with encryption, have you tried different settings eg WPA2 Personal. What type of router is it.

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MaxDSL - goes as fast as it can and doesn't read the line checker first.

MaxDSL diagnostics
Standard User davejm
(newbie) Wed 20-Mar-13 08:58:09
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Re: Strange Wifi Issues


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Just thought I post that I've resolved the issue if anyone else has these problems.

I disabled 'WMM' in the router wireless settings.

"WMM function can guarantee the packets with high- priority messages being transmitted preferentially. It is strongly recommended enabled."

Now I have a decent wireless speed on all devoices connected.
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