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Ethernet Speeds OK, WiFi speed ridiculous

Cornishfamily
Dabbler
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Registered: ‎23-02-2018

Ethernet Speeds OK, WiFi speed ridiculous

On day two with plusnet. As expected, the speeds have fluctuated, however my wifi speed are ridiculous. I'm getting around the 50mbps wired but only 1-3mpbs via wifi. I have tried different channels with no luck. I'm sitting right next to the router also. Any suggestions?

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Baldrick1
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Re: Ethernet Speeds OK, WiFi speed ridiculous

Download a sniffer app, I use WiFi Analyser on an Android phone. This will enable you to see the strength of your WiFi transmissions compared with neighbours and select the best channel. It could be a faulty router. The other thing to try is to separate the 2,4 and 5 GHz channels. This should help with this:  https://community.plus.net/t5/My-Router/Making-5-GHz-have-separate-SSID-with-the-Hub-One/m-p/1349587....

Browni
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Registered: ‎02-03-2016

Re: Ethernet Speeds OK, WiFi speed ridiculous

A friend of my had the same issue a couple of days ago.
Turned out to be a faulty USB WiFi dongle which we proved by plugging it into a known working system.
I must have been really bad in a previous life as this was my 3rd ISP in a row that used lithium.
Now you're stuck with me because my new ISP doesn't run a forum Cheesy