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Josh_9096

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My internet has been cutting out every 5ish min. I go and reset the router and wireless and it will work again but not for long. Internet company says its not on there end. The only thing linked to the internet is 2 phones and Netflix on a TV. Also, I did a speed test with a friends laptop and I'm getting 3mbps with wireless and 7mbps hardwired to the main router. But I'm paying for 10. Very lost!!
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Wikipedia: WiFi > Interference

Interference

For more details on this topic, see Electromagnetic interference at 2.4 GHz.

Wi-Fi connections can be disrupted or the internet speed lowered by having other devices in the same area. Many 2.4 GHz 802.11b and 802.11g access-points default to the same channel on initial startup, contributing to congestion on certain channels. Wi-Fi pollution, or an excessive number of access points in the area, especially on the neighboring channel, can prevent access and interfere with other devices' use of other access points, caused by overlapping channels in the 802.11g/b spectrum, as well as with decreased signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) between access points. This can become a problem in high-density areas, such as large apartment complexes or office buildings with many Wi-Fi access points.

Additionally, other devices use the 2.4 GHz band: microwave ovens, ISM band devices, security cameras, ZigBee devices, Bluetooth devices, video senders, cordless phones, baby monitors, and (in some countries) Amateur radio all of which can cause significant additional interference. It is also an issue when municipalities or other large entities (such as universities) seek to provide large area coverage.


Even bad electrical connections can cause broad RF spectrum emissions.

 


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I just had a similar issue.  We're paying for 60Mbps down, and were only receiving 8-10 over wifi (802.11n, mind you).  I went and purchased a dual-band router, which gives you a WiFi network on the 5Ghz band.  Less common band = much less interference.


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I just had a similar issue.  We're paying for 60Mbps down, and were only receiving 8-10 over wifi (802.11n, mind you).  I went and purchased a dual-band router, which gives you a WiFi network on the 5Ghz band.  Less common band = much less interference.

 

From my exp. WiFi will ALWAYS be slower then your standard wired connection. I also use 802.11n, and get onlt about 15mbit p/s out of 80. My wired connection though get's 80/80 30/30. Try connecting an Ethernet cable into the computer. Do the speeds go up?


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