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Re: Internet for home and mobile provider

Postby Get Real! » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:41 pm

yialousa1971 wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:Maybe slightly off topic but I am techno-blind and need to know this bit of info today ...

- If you are further from the broadband hub, and say you pick up 2 bars instead of 5 bars, why should your upload/download speed go down?

Why does it depend on the signal strength? Why isn't Internet On or Off?

Surely, the bars should indicate how far away you are from the source and not influence the speed (a separate thing, surely?).


I get the same problem plus my wireless keeps dropping out when I use my iPad even when I'm next to the router. Change the channel on the wireless router and it all works ok for a few days. Neighbours wireless interfering with mine and possibly yours :?:

Or you have lots of malware with open ports!

When was the last time someone (who knows what he’s doing) serviced and configured your Windows?

Probably never… :)
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Re: Internet for home and mobile provider

Postby yialousa1971 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:23 pm

Get Real! wrote:
yialousa1971 wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:Maybe slightly off topic but I am techno-blind and need to know this bit of info today ...

- If you are further from the broadband hub, and say you pick up 2 bars instead of 5 bars, why should your upload/download speed go down?

Why does it depend on the signal strength? Why isn't Internet On or Off?

Surely, the bars should indicate how far away you are from the source and not influence the speed (a separate thing, surely?).


I get the same problem plus my wireless keeps dropping out when I use my iPad even when I'm next to the router. Change the channel on the wireless router and it all works ok for a few days. Neighbours wireless interfering with mine and possibly yours :?:

Or you have lots of malware with open ports!

When was the last time someone (who knows what he’s doing) serviced and configured your Windows?

Probably never… :)


Dipstick, since when does an iPad use windows. :roll:
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Re: Internet for home and mobile provider

Postby Sotos » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:01 pm

yialousa1971 wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:Maybe slightly off topic but I am techno-blind and need to know this bit of info today ...

- If you are further from the broadband hub, and say you pick up 2 bars instead of 5 bars, why should your upload/download speed go down?

Why does it depend on the signal strength? Why isn't Internet On or Off?

Surely, the bars should indicate how far away you are from the source and not influence the speed (a separate thing, surely?).


I get the same problem plus my wireless keeps dropping out when I use my iPad even when I'm next to the router. Change the channel on the wireless router and it all works ok for a few days. Neighbours wireless interfering with mine and possibly yours :?:


Probably there is a problem with your router (maybe a problem with iPad, but that is less likely). If you can't even stay connected when you are close to the router then I don't think interference is what is causing the problem. On one occasion my router was giving me weird issues which were solved by changing its AC adapter. I had another device in the past (digital receiver) which also gave random issues and the root of the problem was again traced to its AC adapter. So try a different (make sure it is compatible) AC Adapter for your router, and if that doesn't work then change your whole router... you can find some cheap ones that are quite OK. Router miscommunication could also be an issue. So if you were messing a lot with the settings try resetting the router (make sure you change the router password after you reset).
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Re: Internet for home and mobile provider

Postby kurupetos » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:18 pm

yialousa1971 wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
yialousa1971 wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:Maybe slightly off topic but I am techno-blind and need to know this bit of info today ...

- If you are further from the broadband hub, and say you pick up 2 bars instead of 5 bars, why should your upload/download speed go down?

Why does it depend on the signal strength? Why isn't Internet On or Off?

Surely, the bars should indicate how far away you are from the source and not influence the speed (a separate thing, surely?).


I get the same problem plus my wireless keeps dropping out when I use my iPad even when I'm next to the router. Change the channel on the wireless router and it all works ok for a few days. Neighbours wireless interfering with mine and possibly yours :?:

Or you have lots of malware with open ports!

When was the last time someone (who knows what he’s doing) serviced and configured your Windows?

Probably never… :)


Dipstick, since when does an iPad use windows. :roll:

GR cannot tell the difference! :lol:
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