Wireless downloading doesn't work

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Chunky - Jul 25, 2012 at 10:47 AM
zikriya
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- Oct 14, 2012 at 05:56 AM
Hello,
I have a problem when I try to download using my Sky wireless connection! When downloading a file the speed shoots upto around 900kb/s then drops down to 0kb/s. If I plug in the Ethernet cable direct from my router I can get a good solid download speed of 1.8mb/s. Any ideas?
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Jul 25, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Poor wifi is often the result of local interference or hardware problems. Have you tested your computer's wifi hardware with another server?

Local interference can sometimes be solved by changing the channel the router uses for transmitting. Perhaps you can get help from the ISP (Sky) in changing the default channel. It should involve logging on to the router and selecting another channel. SKY should have given you the address of the router and instructions. You can use the PC to scan the local servers and then select a channel that is clear.

Good Luck
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Cheers for the reply. I've done the channel swapping and I'm now on a channel which is not being used by any of the surrounding router I can see! Still no joy though! Strange how it's brilliant when plugged in but no good when wireless! Maybe a new router is required?
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Jul 25, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Can you try the laptop at a public hotspot? That would confirm that your router is at fault and not the computer.
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Good idea! I'll try the laptop at my mates. That will tell me either way. I'll let you know. Cheers for your help xpcman
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Oct 14, 2012 at 05:56 AM
if u got how to do this if u send me i would be glade of u
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