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  # 1316541 3-Jun-2015 06:37
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johnr: Maybe someone new has moved in next door and transmitting / testing a time travel machine that operates in the 5Ghz band causing WiFi interference

(I know it's a long shot but you never know these days)


maybe so, but given the evidence of the slowdowns on the HFC network, its more likely to be that.

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  # 1316585 3-Jun-2015 09:09
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Jase2985: its just funny now days people are so quick to jump on the fact the test was over wifi, when more and more poeple have better wifi gear that is capiable of handling 100+mbps speed with ease.

Unless something drastic has changed in the OP's environment in the last few weeks its highly unlikely to make any difference testing over ethernet, it will be down to the HFC connection its self.

while it is fair to ask people to test over ethernet, but you have to think logically and realise it it has been fine before then its not very likely that its going to be the issue and it will be something else.



I had an escalation a while ago where a guy had the same Vodafone modem at home and work. The home wifi was great but the work one was faulty. He got pretty angry about it. Long story short it was the new wireless security cameras at his work that were causing interference, reconfigured one or the other and it was sweet. Have had similar issues with baby monitors, microwaves etc. Absolutely agree that wifi gear is more capable now, but there really is so much junk and noise out there! Keeping it simple to start with can be good, especially when the interference might not be initially acknowledged and could even be caused by a neighbour.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1316617 3-Jun-2015 09:51
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mishyman: two weeks ago I was getting 100mbps now last/this week I'm getting 30mpbs  I'd like to know why am I getting slow internet speeds 


If you are using the VF supplied Netcomm WiFi router it is bound to be the source of your woes.

Try connecting directly to the Cable Modem,if you get full speeds then try Ethernet to the Netcomm if you get full speed borrow or buy  another Router and try that. I was suffering this a while back, I replaced the Netcomm with an Apple Airport Extreme and my
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  # 1316619 3-Jun-2015 09:59
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You can buy really long cables. They're cheaper on trademe, $25.



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  # 1316647 3-Jun-2015 10:18
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MikeB4:
mishyman: two weeks ago I was getting 100mbps now last/this week I'm getting 30mpbs  I'd like to know why am I getting slow internet speeds 


If you are using the VF supplied Netcomm WiFi router it is bound to be the source of your woes.

Try connecting directly to the Cable Modem,if you get full speeds then try Ethernet to the Netcomm if you get full speed borrow or buy  another Router and try that. I was suffering this a while back, I replaced the Netcomm with an Apple Airport Extreme and my
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We got a netgear r8000  and atm the only two things are on are my phone and my pc and i found a Ethernet that was long enough to reach my pc and it still stay around 30+mbps 

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  # 1316680 3-Jun-2015 10:52
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Sideface: ... Speed tests over wifi are meaningless, as your cable connection is almost certainly faster than your wifi connection. ...


Just to enlarge on this ...

Like you, I'm on VF 100/10Mbps cable in Wellington.
I use a MikroTik RB951G-2HnD wireless modem (a high power 2.4GHz 1000mW 802.11b/g/n wireless device).
There is a lot of wireless traffic in our area (inSSIDer often shows about 20 other routers)

Like many other Geekzoners, I had major problems with peak-time cable congestion/slowdown earlier this year, but this has improved recently (VF hardware upgrade program?)

I find that my wireless speeds vary markedly throughout the day, and are always slower than speeds measured over ethernet at the same time.
Wireless speeds vary unpredictably between 25% and 90% of ethernet speeds.
In other words, my wireless speeds and cable speeds vary independently, and a slow wireless speed may or may not mean a slow cable speed at the time.

All speed measurements are made using the Wellington VF server on OOKLA.





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