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imjolly
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Message 21 of 39

Re: Speed dropped below 1mb

Have you tried changing the wireless channel. 

 

 

you can try downloading inssider3 (istumbler if MAC) and then run it. This will show the broadcasting networks round about you and their channels including your own. If you then enter your router and change your wireless channel to a free or less congested channel.

 

 

 

inssider3.1.2.1



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icepuffin
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Message 22 of 39

Re: Speed dropped below 1mb

if i switch the router off and then back on will that be the same as changing channel?

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john46
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Message 23 of 39

Re: Speed dropped below 1mb

no that will not do it you need to change the channel manually
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imjolly
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Message 24 of 39

Re: Speed dropped below 1mb


@icepuffin wrote:

if i switch the router off and then back on will that be the same as changing channel?


That will probably give you a different IP address but does nothing to your wireless connection



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icepuffin
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Message 25 of 39

Re: Speed dropped below 1mb

tried to down load inssider, first time said it would take 9 minutes but timed out , second time said it would be 4 hours, so not been able to download yet.

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icepuffin
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Message 26 of 39

Re: Speed dropped below 1mb

managed to use an ethernet cable, tried to run a speed test. came back with 'problem with speed test will run test again' then came back with 'something went wrong with speed test ' and that was that. ( i had switched off the ipad  so only one computer running.

I've tried everything I can think of now, is it possible that someone from BT please do a line and router test from thier side to try and bottom out the problem.

Thank you.

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imjolly
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Message 27 of 39

Re: Speed dropped below 1mb

if you are having problem with inssider then try a wireless analyser on your ipad which will show wireless channels in use then select the least populated for your hub



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icepuffin
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Message 28 of 39

Re: Speed dropped below 1mb

finally managed to download inssider.

I dont understand most of the programme, but it appears 3 of us on a BT network are using channel11. however according to the stats no co channeling and no overlapping. also my link score is 100 which i think is very good.

my signal is -50dbm ( whatever this means)

I have tried as suggested changing channel to both 1 and 6 but both these indicated co-channeling and overlapping.

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imjolly
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Message 29 of 39

Re: Speed dropped below 1mb

Have you tried channel 13 as usually least used



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icepuffin
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Message 30 of 39

Re: Speed dropped below 1mb

It didn't like me changing to channel 13 , it said that 12 and 13 might not be available ( or something similar) but it did change the link score dropped to 55 and channel changed to 40-44.

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