What causes occasional loss of wireless/internet connection?
by andrewlong - 9/5/12 8:00 PM
My wireless connection and internet speed is excellent regardless of distance from the router in my apartment, and regardless of the device connecting. However, occasionally for, say, 30 seconds, there is no internet speed at all (diagnostic tests show it goes down to 0.01 mb/s for a while then back up to full speed). More recently, instead of just the speed going down, the network connection gets lost and then comes back.
This sounds like an network interference problem to me (yes?). I switched channels to one that did not have any of the like 50 visible networks on it. The problem remained. I used inSSIDer to check the amplitude on neighboring networks, and saw that the next strongest network after mine was overlapping my signal and occasionally was stronger. Is this what would cause temporary network outage/internet outage? I changed channels ago so there was minimal overlap with that network, and my internet has been working great for about an hour. If this didn't fix it, any ideas on what could be the problem?