FireEngine:Jase2985: you say you removed all the computers off wifi, except your one, are you doing the above tests over wifi?
if so that explains your results, test over ethernet. never try to test your connection over wifi, its unreliable and you will hardly ever see line speed unless you have the latest and greatest wifi modem
also post up your current modem stats.
Just to add to this excellent point is that there could be other networks interfering with your WiFi, or other radio sources generally so yes, please test only over ethernet, WiFi performance <will> be slower and much more variable. If you have several devices connected they will compete for WiFi bandwidth before they get a chance to compete for line bandwidth.
@Jase2985 - Yes that is correct I did do the test over wifi... however I disagree with this statement:
if so that explains your results, test over ethernet. never try to test your connection over wifi, its unreliable and you will hardly ever see line speed unless you have the latest and greatest wifi modem.
I did this for 2 reasons:
1. being that when I was on ADSL, I had the exact same setup as I do now and was downloading over wifi, with 2 more devices connected using it at the same time, and I STILL got a constant maximum available download speed to me of 1.1MB/s from my source. And now, even with the other wireless devices removed, it varied greatly.
2. The download speed difference between ethernet and wifi is negligible. I have tested both and they varied by 1mbps (if that) and I cant see that causing such a noticeable drop in download speed.
I wanted to keep as many variables as constant as possible and as close to my previous setup (ADSL) so that I would get the most accurate results.
test over ethernet
For arguments sake, lets say this fixes the problem. I.e. it gives me my maximum constant VDSL download speed of ~2.7MB/s and doesn't drop at all... I now have to plug my computer into the modem to achieve this?? That unfortunately defeats the whole purpose of getting VDSL for the speed it offered as well as the ability of wifi... If it was, quote "unreliable and you will hardly ever see line speed", then I dont think NetCom(mumication?) would have put this feature (wifi) into their modems that you provide for your VDSL/UFB plans.
Please note that Im not not taking a dig at what you or FireEngine have recommended, but rather the whole concept of wifi being worse than ethernet.. in same cases, yes, however, I dont think this is one of those cases as I never had this issue with the ADSL...
Also, were you wanting a screenshot of the actual stats displayed under "Statistics" on the modem? Or rather the info under the "Device Info" section?
@FireEngine - I used an app called Wifi Analyzer on my smartphone which provides a simple list of all the available wifi networks in range as well as which channel they are on, going on this it then also recommends which channel is best for your wifi and logic would tell you to set it to a channel that is not in use/used less of the first isnt an option. I have done so, the next closest channel to mine is 11. Also again never had this issue with the ADSL modem/wifi setup and download speeds dropping.
If you have several devices connected they will compete for WiFi bandwidth before they get a chance to compete for line bandwidth.
Again at the time I did the test, all wireless devices were removed/turned off, except the one I was using to download.