Some updates and progress:
- I'm not on BT so thanks to all those suggestions but won't work for me
- I plugged the laptop into one of the router ports, super fast no issues. So definitely wireless issues
- I've just finished switching access control on and adding the mac addresses. All of a sudden my speed issues have gone away! It's like the internet used to be, ie reasonably fast.
Also, there is one mystery mac address sitting outside the party. Unless its our wii box (unlikely, currently on standby) then I think someone has been half-inching our wifi.
Thing is, the connection is secured with WPA-PSK - is this really so insecure that the kids/pensioners that live around me could hack into it?
It will be interesting to see if we still get the connection drops, i.e. is this the same issue or different.
Depending on settings, the Wii can access t'internet when in standby. You can check it's MAC address via the menus on it.
It could be somebody has managed to jump on your WiFi - the earlier netstat traces did make me think, perhaps, somebody was doing P2P stuff - and you may well have all sorts of issues with normal web / HTTP traffic, if your router was heavily loaded with lots of connections - I was just putting 2 + 2 together and getting 5, though.
WPA2 AES will be more secure, than WPA, if you can use it - sometimes there are some downlevel WiFi devices that won't use it, though - plus if you want to get maximum connection speeds using 802.11n, then you need to use WPA2 AES. What sort of spec router is it?
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