I've got a baffling problem here.
I've got a friend who has a computer (Windows 10, IE Edge) that has suddenly experienced slower speeds from the wireless.
Nothing has been changed: no settings changed, no new equipment in the house that might interfer with the singal, no changing in the spot he puts the comptuer and no change in the spot the wireless is at.
- I moved it twice closer to the wireless and of course got a stronger signal.
- I plugged it into the moden and of course got the strongest singal.
- I plugged it directly into the wireless and got the same strong signal as I did from plugging it into the modem.
- I've scanned it with a handful of programs including Malwarebytes and RKill. Nothing came up.
So, the wireless appears to be fine, the modem is fine and no changes have been made, so why is this suddenly happening?
The best I can figure, with my limited knowledge, is that something on the computer is hogging the bandwidth or that some neighbor has installed something that is interfering with the wireless signal. His wife has a tablet computer that has also experienced a drop in signal.
There's a seperate computer that goes through the wireless and there are zero issues with the internet signal. The modem runs to the wireless and an cable runs from the wireless to this seperate computer. The wireless is password protected so no neighbor can piggy back a signal.