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Why does my download speed keep falling to about 5 mbs
BillF49 Posts: 1 Newcomer
edited November 2022 in Connectivity Oct 12, 2022
Over the past few days (since Saturday) I have experienced several episodes where by download speed drops from 300-350 mbs to about 5 mbs.. It stays like this for various periods of time before coming back to "normal." I've reset the modem and checked my routers which are all working fine. This is getting annoying since I pay a premium for the faster download speed.
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Hi & welcome!
Sorry for any service issues. What other troubleshooting have you tried already?
We are also seeing this issue. Typically more often in the evenings in the past week. My download rate is typically very good, then will drop to almost nothing for a few minutes off and on through the evening. By morning, it seems to be back to normal.
This only started happening this past week, as before that we typically had consistent download rates.
I have checked my router/firmway, reset the cable modem, etc to no avail.
Unless you’ve mis-spoken @BillF49 , i believe it’s probably because you’re running multiple routers on the same LAN. I’d test the LAN with just the de facto main router without any additional ones. You can build out your LAN with external Ethernet switches &/or wireless AP’s. You can turn additional wireless routers into AP’s by putting them in AP (non-router) mode.