- Jun 28, 2008
Plug your modem into your computer hardwired and see if you have the same speeds. If you do then you know it's your crappy internet instead of your crappy router. ;-)
I have had the same slowness when running off of the 5GHz band... I've had much better results on the 2.4GHz band...Can someone please explain why this is happening? I am not having the WiFi connection issues like others are, but when i am connected to WiFi it is VERY slow and sometimes wont even load anything. Helllllp lol
Thanks in advance !
It's a router setting... Well, a type of router rather than a setting, but many routers feature both bands ("dual-band" routers), and it's up to you to set each band up individually and determine which band your Wi-Fi devices are using. You have to run your router software, or log into it via your web browser (refer to your router's user guide for instructions on how to do this). Find out if you're on the 2.4 GHz or the 5 GHz band (on Linksys routers, it's under Wireless > Advanced Wireless Settings).What does this mean? How do you change that? Is it a setting someplace?
I have an ip5 and it will connect to my in laws router, my office router, and a friends router, they are allThe 5 gz band is very iffy sometimes. My iPad and iPhone always try to default back to my 2.4 band if they leave the network and return. I was considering telling these 2 devices to forget the 2.4 band so it defaults to 5. A little risky. By the way I assume the devices you are trying to connect to 5gz support that band?
5ghz isn't gonna run any faster.