I have no idea what could be wrong with my wireless internet connection, but it’s really getting on my nerves.
My previous fixes have been able to get the top speed up to around where it should be: 15-20mbps, and that’s the speed I get maybe 30% of the time. 60% of the time, it hovers at around 10mbps; not ideal, but still fast enough for most purposes. About 10% of the time, though, for reasons I cannot determine, the speed drops to about 25kbps, a speed that could charitably be described as “barely functional.” Plugging a computer into the router via ethernet cable brings speeds back up to the optimal 25mbps, but thanks to the layout of the apartment that’s not a practical solution.
So far, these bad spots seem to hit most often between 11:00PM and 1:00 AM, and nothing I can do seems to improve things. The router says that it isn’t experiencing any more interference than normal, and changing the broadcast channel doesn’t do anything, nor does resetting it. At this point, I’m worried I’ll just have to give up on our internet as being cursed, and just get used to things breaking for no reason.