23-10-2017 08:57 PM
23-10-2017 09:52 PM
You are not paying for 100/20 WiFi. The 100/20 connection is only to the LAN ports. Vodafone, or any other ISP have no control over your wireless enviroment. Post your speeds for when your computer is directly connected to the router via LAN cable please.
23-10-2017 09:58 PM
24-10-2017 12:45 AM - edited 24-10-2017 12:49 AM
"Who in residential dues this"
-Literally everyone with a desktop.
"So what is the point of paying for a faster speed if I have to sit next to the modem with a cable"
-Faster speeds do not necessarily mean faster WiFi speeds, eg. a bottlenecking wireless router. There is a whole rabbit-hole of possible reasons for it to slow down.
"...faster speedtests and wifi everywhere else but my own home"
-Is the speedtest pinging the same server every time, or different ones?
"It drops off constantly."
-(RabbitHole). Wireless connections dropping, having speed bottoming out can be caused by a few things.
Check whether your router is in a central location. The radio signal could be obscured by something (ie. Don't put it in a cupboard somewhere or on the floor). The connection will drop if you are on opposing sides of thick, or multiple walls.
Check the broadcast band, be it 5 GHz or 2.4. Multiple devices on the latter could cause interference. And, make sure your device supports 5GHz if you intend to use it.
23-10-2017 10:13 PM
24-10-2017 10:01 AM
Which modem have you got? The Ultra Hub or HG659 or something else?
There are so many variables with wifi, only a clear picture of your setup will help sort this one.
I have an Ultra Hub with a 4x4 Wifi card in my PC with 1Gig fibre - Best I have got is 800MBit over the wifi which is pretty much max speed for 4x4 5ghz AC wifi.On the HG659 router (which is 3x3AC) it was about 400-500Mbit
If using the 2.4ghz band, you'll be getting about 100Mbit max at best, and for the majority of devices around, about 30Mbit is normal on this.
The routers can do your line speed on the 5Ghz band, so it is the environment and placement for you that is your issue.
Changing your router (as you've seen already) or ISP will make zero difference
@TKaikouraTSis right in their comments. I've been to many places to sort wifi, and so often the router is in a cupboard, behind a couch ot TV, on a fridge or filing cabinet or a a far corner of a house and every time for those I moved the router out and up into the clear and the wifi performance doubles. Interference is everywhere, and if you want anything better than 30Mbit speed, use the 5ghz band SSID
28-10-2017 06:00 PM
@foxiednhYou need to learn a little bit about how Wi-Fi works and how it's shared public spectrum with every single other Wi-Fi user around you, Wi-Fi is best effort
Using a LAN cable has so many advantages over Wi-Fi in speed and just general performance,
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