Post by BH_Lt_Reddog on Dec 29, 2014 6:23:54 GMT -6
After getting kicked from the servers every 10 minutes yesterday and starting to get a bit Pi$%^d off I decided to do a speed test to see what my super duper fibre optic broadband was actually giving me? The results were as follows: Download = 2.1 Upload = 0.75. em! Now I know I am using a Wi Fi connection which isn't the best option but when I first had the broadband I was the only person using it so things looked a lot better Download = 29.3 Upload = 11.4 so what changed?
I took a look who was connected now and found this : 4x iphones - 2x ipads - 3x pc's - 1x playstation and a partridge in a pear tree, all I can say is i'am glad my two oldest sons left last year!!!!!
Next thing I did was connect my pc via a Ethernet cable direct to the router and got: Download = 27.4 Upload = 8.45 , So the moral of the story is either connect direct to the router via cable or sell the wife and kids to medical research! I have just ordered a 30m outside Ethernet cable to run through the wall so I can connect direct.( the medical research people wouldn't take the wife and kids) Doh.
Well I still have an 18 year old and a 20 year old college students living at home or at least still based here. Those two have friends that want to use their stuff when they come over too....
This is my wireless access list:
I don't even know what all of it is, but I check with my boys periodically to get rid of stuff that won't be used anymore. Most of that stuff isn't connected except occasionally. At the time of this message there was one wired device and 2 wireless devices actually accessing the network.
I have 3 PC's that are hardwired. Mine is the main one. No matter what else is connected, wired or wireless, I get this normally:
In any case you're doing the right thing going with hardwire, speed shouldn't normally be an issue with wireless but the reliability is a whole lot better with hardwire. Luckily I have the tools for Ethernet and coaxial cable connectors and bulk cable, so I can make cables any length I want when needed....wish I could have helped you RD but such are the problems living on opposite sides of the Atlantic.