Could my hub be causing problems?
Posted on 2009-12-30
I have a small network set up at home.
Wireless router connected to the internet. One laptop connected to it via wireless. The router is connected via powerline adapters (homeplugs) to another room, in this room is a hub, connected to this hub is one PC, a printer and a VOIP phone.
Recently Ive noticed that my broadband connection is terrible, it should be 24mbs, but in speed checks (speeedtest.net are showing it as low as 0.5mbs. To fix this I have to restart the router, once done the speed leaps to about 20mbs and then starts to drop.
When its at its worst I get a lot of packet lost if I ping google.co.uk (about 20%) from the laptop. My question is, could this packet loss be caused by the hub? It seems if I disconnect it, then the performance does not degrade, but how does that make any sense?