Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


217 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 55350 31-Dec-2009 09:03
Send private message

We have a Netgear DGN2000 which we generally use with wireless. It's been working fine since we got it some months back. However, for the last two days, the speed over wireless has been terrible. When I ran Speedtest over wireless, it eventually came back with 0.21Mb/s and when I connected directly to it and ran the same test, I got a speed of 14.4Mb/s.

The machines running off it are a combination of Windows XP (SP1, SP2 and SP3), Server 2003, Vista Professional and Windows 7 Professional. Nothing has been changed on any of these computers and nothing has been changed on the DGN2000.

The wireless is set up to use WPA and I've also set it up to only allow specific MAC addresses to access it. Using the diagnostics on the DGN2000 doesn't show anything and only our computers are attached to it, so that at least rules out the connection being hijacked.

Any pointers on whet else I can check or any other tests I can perform?

Create new topic
26636 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6143

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 286218 31-Dec-2009 09:11
Send private message

Have you tried changing channels? There could be other people nearby using the same channel which could affect speeds. There could also be interference from 2.4GHz phones.




217 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 286264 31-Dec-2009 13:02
Send private message

Well, I've now spent the last couple of hours cycling through every channel on every mode and am no further forward. In some cases, the machines can't even see the wireless connection. There aren't any 2.4GHz phones in our building, but I suppose it may be from one of the other businesses nearby.

As for wireless signals, there are four showing up in addition to our own. Of these, one has a signal strength of two bars, the rest one bar. One of the one bar ones is new as I've never noticed it before.

Ours shows as five bars, which is not surprising as its only half a metre away, but with wireless my latest speedtest returned 0.14Mb/s compared to a wired speed of 18.19Mb/s.

Is it possible that it could be the router itself, and if so, is there any way of testing it? I could take it home, but the boss may not be too happy with that suggestion! I have an old one at home which I can dig out and bring in next week and see if we still get the same problem. At least that way, we can identify where the problem lies.



217 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 288129 8-Jan-2010 14:21
Send private message

Well, things have now being working for over a week now. I still see all the other wireless routers around the place and am back to using my original channel settings. The one thing I did notice when playing around was that the base of the router was red hot. I wondered if that could be the cause so switched it off over the new year break and now also have it supported off the desk to let the air under it. Since then, it has worked fine. Just as well I didn't have it lying on the carpet on the floor.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.