DSL connection problems - speed gets progressively worse.
Posted on 2004-09-23
Okay, here's the groundwork.
We've got a 14 computer LAN set up. All of the clients (12) are running Windows XP Home, 2 servers (1 Win2003, 1 XP Pro). All of the computers in the LAN are connected to an ADSL 1.5 Mbps internet connection through a Belkin router and a Next Gen ADSL modem (I believe it is an Etherfast II). ISP called on Monday and wanted to adjust our static IP (no problem). We configured the router and reconnected to the modem/router. Now for the past three days, my internet connection fluctuates in speed from 40k - 1500k. When I contacted the ISP, they claim there is nothing wrong on their side of the connection. Here is what we've done thus far. Tried three separate routers (2 of which were brand new), wireless connections act the same way (fluctuate). Previously, we had no issues with the service. Only thing that I believe could be a problem is that when I was keying in our IP, the router came back with an error about our IP not being in the right subnet (although it is what the ISP gave me). Anyone have any ideas? I'm at my wits end. I know it has to be something on their end as we had no problems until after we change the IP. Thanks and here's hoping I can regain my insanity.