My wireless internet is constantly slow

Netgear / Netgear wg311v3 802.11g w...
November 27, 2009 at 18:20:22
Specs: Windows XP
About 4 days ago my wireless connection
suddenly became really slow. Going from the
usual 50+ mbps to 5.5-11mbs. I share the
connection with two others living in the building
so i figured they were downloading but it's
been jumping up and down, usually staying at
about 5.5 mbps sometimes right down to
1mbps and not allowing access to the internet
but still saying i'm connected. I really have no
clue what could be causing this, and it's really
starting to annoy me. I was wondering if
anyone had any ideas as to what this is and
how to resolve the issue.

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#1
November 27, 2009 at 18:33:03
1. pull the power supply, wait about 10 seconds, connect power supply and see whether it works.
2. check the netgears homepage for the latest firmware. You might have to update the firmware of the router.

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#2
November 27, 2009 at 19:06:40
Just done as you suggested but still no luck. I already have the
latest version of firmware.

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#3
November 27, 2009 at 19:09:12
Ok, so check, whether there is another wireless network in your environmet, that is using the same channel as your router.
You may have to chance the channel, to avoid interferences.

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#4
November 27, 2009 at 19:15:04
The two other networks i pick up are using different channels
from my network.
Also, thanks for your help with this, it's much appreciated.

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#5
November 27, 2009 at 19:20:27
Now the only thing came to my mind is, to reset the router to factory defaults and completely reconfigure the router.
You may give it a try.

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#6
November 27, 2009 at 19:29:32
I share the router with 2 other people and the broadband itself is
owned by the landlady, how would i go about reconfiguring the
router after reseting it to factory settings?

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#7
November 27, 2009 at 19:36:32
If you don't have access to the routers setup, there is no chance.

If you can get into the router setup, you can first write down all the settings, username and password to authenticate to the provider.
The reset to factory defaults and reconfigure the router.


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#8
November 27, 2009 at 19:40:21
right, thanks for all your help at this late hour, ill be contacting
my landlady in the morning and doing as you suggest!

thanks again


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