I have been a WxC customer for at least a year now and I continually notice dropouts in the evenings. I work from home on the PC and never have a problem during the day - I have barely ever seen a dropout in the last 12 months - maybe 3-4 times in total.
However in the evenings I get dropouts almost every single night - especially from around 8pm - 9pm. Does anyone else notice this? I am in Christchurch BTW.
I used to think it was something to do with my wireless router - since my work PC is connected directly to my WRT54GL (running Tomato) which is wired to a 1320 ADSL modem. In the evenings I tend to use my laptop in the living room - connecting wirelessly.
I tried buying some bigger wireless antenna to improve my wireless reception. However it doesn't seem to be anything to do with the wireless link - I can always connect to my home server from the laptop and when the internet on the laptop goes down, my BitTorrent client on my home server (which is wired directly to the router) also loses connection.
Is this just a factor of high usage? Is there anything I can do to improve things? It is very frustrating as I most of my non-work browsing in the evenings.
Any tips or suggestions will be warmly welcome!