Wireless linksys router drops to 1Mbps?

Posted on 2007-11-29
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
When I connect to my wireless linksys router it connects normally.  The speed is anywhere from 18Mbps to 54Mbps.  Once I connect to the internet, the speed steadily drops over a 10 to 15 second period to 1Mbps.  There are small period of time when the connection maintains a constant normal speed, but that is less than 40% of the time. The router acts the same whether it is encrypted or not.
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ID: 20373982
How far are you from the Router?
What obstructions are between you and the Router?
If there are walls are they plaster or sheetrock?
Have you tried a firmware update?


Author Comment

ID: 20374004
I was next to the router with no walls or obstructions, and not tried a firmware update but i will now.
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rindi earned 300 total points
ID: 20374015
Have you looked for a firmware upgrade of the router?
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Expert Comment

ID: 20375014
>> I was next to the router with no walls or obstructions, and not tried a firmware update but i will now.

Any luck with the Firmware update?

Author Comment

ID: 20375080
It did not seem to fix the problem.
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Expert Comment

ID: 20375147
Have you tried using other channels?

Expert Comment

ID: 20433642
This problem comes when you are far from the AP with obstructions  or due to interference with the neighboring APs.
Please try to configure the APs with non-overlapping channels i.e 1,6 and 11.
I hope thr problem will get resolved.
Thanks in advance..

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