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Random wifi download and upload speed drops

So i've come across this problem where out of nowhere my wifi connection goes to ****. It first happened last weeks wednesday i wasn't able to use internet at all. When i did a speed test the results were about 2 mbps download and 90 mbps upload. Before it was 90 on both. On the same week i contacted my isp and they send me guy to fix the problem but by the time he arrived on friday the problem has already fixed itself and speed was all good again. Now is the next week's tuesday and same thing is starting again. Only difference is that download has good speed and upload is the bad one. I'm getting really pissed about this because i have no idea what's causing this. If it helps - i bought a new D-link router about a month ago so maybe that could be the problem. Thanks for any kind of help.

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WiFi is open to interference.

In reply to: Random wifi download and upload speed drops

So if you need consistent you get wired. Here I see a bit of variation but my router firmware is current and I'm not running Torrents which get another sort of interference.

Tell more.

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Completely clueless

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I did all the speed tests with programs like Torrents turned of. Internet works perfectly fine on desktop, however both my phone and laptop barely work, one page takes 5 minutes to fully load, not even going to mention video streaming. Before it was 50-60mbps on phone now its 10 times worse. I tried changing channels, tweaking random settings but nothing helps, router firmware is up to date aswell. Still, it makes me think its routers fault because when i had the old one such speed drops never occurred. At this point i am just thinking of contacting my isp again, not sure if i can do anything.

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Torrents mean a lot here.

In reply to: Completely clueless

Even with Torrents turned off, there are companies that mount denial of service attacks on Torrent users.

As such when a client runs Torrents you can't help them. Yes they may say it worked before but as the anti-torrent attacks change over time you can't say it's the old or new rig.

Good luck and be sure your router firmware is current and don't torrent at all. And torrenting over WiFi? Double trouble. No engineer I know will offer support for that.

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Update

In reply to: Torrents mean a lot here.

Just did a factory reset out of curiosity and now everything seems to be working as it did in the first place. Just hope it won't change again. And thanks for your help.

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I have to guess you meant the router.

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If resets help the router speed then I want to check its firmware. I've lost count of speed and router troubles I've fixed with a firmware update. It's free to do and beats changing routers.

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