Hi, I replaced the router at my work because after several years of use it had intermittent problems (would keep disconnecting).
I replaced it with a new netgear router (the cheapest one the store had) and with the new router installed I could not get the internet to load at all on the router. My computer detected and connected to the wireless network but it said "no internet access". I connected directly to the modem and the internet worked so I thought the new router was defective. I returned it and got the most expensive router they had- the netgear N750.
I installed it and the internet worked on this one but the internet seemed very slow when I am on the down stairs level at my work. I never had a connection problem or a low signal before when I was in my downstairs office at my work.
For example I load pandora to play on my ipad and the music starts and then stopps (almost like its buffering) and about 20 seconds it automatically plays again then it stop after playing for 5 seconds.
Here is another example- on my laptop I can usually download files at a speed of 5 mb / sec. Sometimes now I can not even download at a speed of 1 mb / sec (sometimes I can but it seems like the problem is intermittent). Even when I am the only person on the network it seems like this is an intermittent issue.
I am wondering if the problem could be the modem because the wireless signal is "excellent" even when I am down stairs, so it seems like the router is working fine. But the strange part is if I go upstairs the download speeds do slightly improve, and on my ipad if I use it upstairs it does not buffer it plays normal. So that makes me wonder if its a router problem.
This one has me stumped, any ideas? Below is a screen shot of the router settings