12-23-2012 07:30:01 PM
Hello all, I had posted on here a few days ago about my U-verse connection speed and how slow it was. Apparantly, the problem seems to be the wireless connection, because when I hook up my PC via an ethernet cord, my performance goes to approximately 18 Mb/s down and 1.5 Mb/s up (The down is at least my advertised speed, not sure about the up). However, when I go WI-Fi, my performance drops to like 5 Mb/s down, and around the same up (1.5 Mb/s). Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to improve the speed? In talking with AT&T, they seemed to think it was a problem with "network settings", but with the problem only occurring over wireless, it appears they would be my wireless settings (which i haven't changed since the tech put it in). I do have a Wireless-N router that i could install, which would give me 2 faster connections, but how would I set that up? I would hate to have AT&T come out because I'm sure they would charge me the $99 visit fee because it's not "their equipment", and I refuse to pay $15/mth*12 for one tech question that I have.
I am using the 2Wire 3801 HGV-B RG, and have U-verse TV, Internet, and Phone.
Thanks for ANY help you might be able to provide!
12-24-2012 04:12:31 AM
You do realize that a wireless G is more than fast enough to handle your 18Mb internet. Wireless G operates at 54MB. Read the topic that is pinned to this thread, How to Minimize Wireless Interference
12-24-2012 07:25:22 AM
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12-24-2012 09:06:40 AM
Yes, I do realize that, however I thought wireless n might minimize interference..
Wireless N is more effected by interference that G.
12-24-2012 03:09:30 PM
You might want to try downloading inSSIDer to determine the most less congested channel and switch your channel on the RG to it. Your results might be better. Also if you have any older 2.4 Ghz cordless phones, they operate on the same frequency as your wireless so try unplugging them and test again. Most newer cordless operate in the DECT 6.0 range so interference is no longer a problem.
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