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    Sudden go slow on my conenction (ping speed)

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      Sudden go slow on my conenction (ping speed)

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      I have the Sagem router on Sky BB Unltd package. Have had sync speed of around 11.5mb down and 0.9mb up for ages - and when wireless and going to speedtest.net - i often get 8-10mb down and 0.7/0.8mb up with a Ping of 30-50ms.

      today i noticed it all seem slow with no obvious reasons or changes made. The speeds on wireless down were 5mb and up 0.4mb but Ping was 463 or 512ms! What could be the cause/issue here?

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      Re: Sudden go slow on my conenction (ping speed)

      Wireless suffers from interference and this can cause speeds and pings to drop like a stone due to data having to be retransmitted etc.

      For moving around data or gaming, wireless is not a good way to do it, much better with a wire or homeplugs.

      If you must stick with wireless, try changing the channel number, start at 13 and work down.
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      Re: Sudden go slow on my conenction (ping speed)

      There is a chance that a new network has started in your neighbourhood which is using the same channel as you, this can badly effect your wireless speed. Download Inssider from the link below, use it to find the channels in use in your area. Set your channel to one as far from those in use as possible. If all the main channels 1, 6,and11 are in use, either set your channel to the one with the weakest signal or channel 13.

      I am not sure if this will also improve your ping, but I would say that speedtest.net is not the most accurate way to check it. Try opening a command prompt type ping jolt.co.uk. You can also use any other fast server which returns a ping such as BBC or Virgin.

      TomD


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      Useful Utilites

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





     

     

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