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Suddenly Slow Wireless Internet


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sithpigeon

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About a month ago I set up a wireless router in my house and it was working great with about download speeds of 200 kbps. Now it has slowed to about 50 kbps. I can't watch streamed videos or play online games. I've tried restarting everything and making sure there is no interference. I still get my normal speed when I connect directly with a cord though. I've also tried changing the channel and switching passwords in case someone is leeching. I'm experiencing the same problem on two different windows laptops and an ubuntu desktop. I can't figure out what could be causing it so I'm leaving this one up to some help.
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I've also tried changing the channel and switching passwords in case someone is leeching.


Are you using WEP or WPA?
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I'm using 128 bit WEP encryption.
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Well, I can't say whether or not someone is leeching your internet or not but I can say that a WEP is very trivial to crack. It is still better than having no encryption at all but anyone can crack it following a quick google search....
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Assuming that it's not a problem with someone leeching (since the signal hardly reaches outside my house at all and I'm good friends with all my neighbors) what else could be causing it run so slowly all of a sudden?
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I got it. I changed the router's basic and tx rates from 1-2 mbps to 1-2-5.5-11 mbps. Seems to be working now.
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Good to hear. Don't forget to put WPA on it :).
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