Wireless network speed fluctuates ...
Not my download speed, the actual speed that the wireless software is advising. It goes to max 54mbs, to 36, to 54, to 11, to whatever... it fluctuates.
I will say that I had the router in the EXACT same position for well over 6 months with no issues until about a month ago. I borrowed a friend's known working wireless router to test and I have the same results. I used a secondary DSL modem I have as well just for testing purposes and the same result. With both routers I have updated to the latest firmware and my PCs have the latest drivers.
This happens my iPhone while connected to WiFi in my room as well, then when I move closer it fixes the issue, as well as my laptop and other laptops I've tested with. So that eliminates PC/Phone issues.
While the speed fluctuates I am showing a Very Good to Excellent signal.
Today I went to freeantennas.com and created an antenna that piggybacks onto the router, though the issue still happens.
I'd really rather not move the router as it would require phone and network lines to be ran across the house. I'm just a bit boggled as to why this happens now and not before.
For testing purposes on both routers I changed the channel from the default 6 to 1 and also 11, all the time still having the issue. Any advice would be great, thanks for reading!