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Laptop and now reduced speed while using the 2.4Ghz WiFi band... (nothing major)

Distinguished Professor III

Re: Laptop and now reduced speed while using the 2.4Ghz WiFi band... (nothing major)

@MarkJFine

 

Thank you!  Seems to have done the trick.  Changed the 2.4Ghz settings to what you mentioned (n and 20/40) and my speeds went back up to what they used to be with the laptop.  You can see in the examples below that the laptop with WiFi now keeps right up with the LAN connected desktop.  Hopefully the notebook will be the same, but I'm pretty sure it can utilize "n" as well.  Thanks again!

 

Capture.JPGWiFi laptop and LAN desktop

 

Edit:  I find it a odd that the recent software update would have that affect on my 2.4Ghz WiFi speed, but, then again, I've seen stranger things happen.  Smiley Tongue

   


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Distinguished Professor III

Re: Laptop and now reduced speed while using the 2.4Ghz WiFi band... (nothing major)


@maratsade wrote:

Changing the settings killed the network and I couldn't access the internet at all.  Changing the settings back made my access spotty -- it cuts off every few seconds and has to be reconnected manually.  Not sure how to fix it since the settings are back to what they were.  Weird. 


Was it with the 5Ghz WiFi you made adjustments, or the 2.4Ghz WiFi?  Either way, I hope it soon gets back to normal for you.    

 

Strange that it would now be doing that, especially since nothing was changed on the computer itself.   


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Senior Instructor

Re: Laptop and now reduced speed while using the 2.4Ghz WiFi band... (nothing major)

@GabeU

Glad it worked for you. Now I just need to find out how to fix @maratsade back up, 'cause I broke him.


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Distinguished Professor III

Re: Laptop and now reduced speed while using the 2.4Ghz WiFi band... (nothing major)


@MarkJFine wrote:

@GabeU

Glad it worked for you. Now I just need to find out how to fix @maratsade back up, 'cause I broke him.


Yeah, that's a bit odd.  I don't know why changing back to the original settings wouldn't make it go back to the way it was.  Perhaps changing one setting at a time might make a difference, as in change one setting, then save, then change the second, then save.  I don't know that this will make any difference, but anything's possible.  

 


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Senior Instructor

Re: Laptop and now reduced speed while using the 2.4Ghz WiFi band... (nothing major)

@maratsade

What I was going to recommend was:
1. make sure all of the settings are precisely back were they were. Make sure the 20/40MHz thing is back to 20MHz (if it was that way), as well as the 802.11n-only back to whatever it was for 2.4GHz. Ditto for the 5GHz.
2. Temporarily turn off the wifi for any devices that might be trying to connect to either the 2.4 or 5GHz wifis.

3. Do a complete power reset: Unplug the connector from the modem's power brick and let it sit for about a minute, then reconnect it.

4. Let the modem reboot, and wait about 5' afterwards to let the wifi's settle.

5. Once the wifis settle and the wifi light has been lit for a reasonable amount of time, start connecting things back one-by-one.

 

One of the reasons I used thing the 5GHz used to crash on reboot was it went into connection overload, making it unstable (I used to have a LOT of stuff hung off these wifis). So when all the computers, phones, printers, etc started to negotiate it probably felt like a NYC traffic cop standing in the middle of Times Square.

 

Maybe this fixes it... fingers crossed... and sorry again (for both things, now 😔).


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Distinguished Professor III

Re: Laptop and now reduced speed while using the 2.4Ghz WiFi band... (nothing major)

@MarkJFine

 

I wonder if making the computer forget the network, then restarting and reestablishing the network would help, as it would purge it of any settings of that particular network, as it exists, that could be creating a conflict.  

 

Just an idea.  


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Senior Instructor

Re: Laptop and now reduced speed while using the 2.4Ghz WiFi band... (nothing major)

Last resort... that looks like a lot of work.


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Distinguished Professor III

Re: Laptop and now reduced speed while using the 2.4Ghz WiFi band... (nothing major)


@MarkJFine wrote:

Last resort... that looks like a lot of work.


Not really, but hopefully what you listed will work.  

 

Perhaps just restarting the computer, which she will do inadvertantly when she shuts down and starts it back up tomorrow, will help.  Maybe it just got a little confused.  Smiley Tongue  

 

I'm going to try my notebook tomorrow to see how it works with the new settings, but I'm sure it will be good.  It's newer than my laptop, and it's got the "IEEE 802.11b/g/n" type of card, so it should be fine.  Thanks again.   

  


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Professor

Re: Laptop and now reduced speed while using the 2.4Ghz WiFi band... (nothing major)

Hi guys, thanks for all the tips! I'm out of town until Friday and will try the tips then.   I did cut the power off to the modem and waited 15 seconds before turning it on again.  

Senior Instructor

Re: Laptop and now reduced speed while using the 2.4Ghz WiFi band... (nothing major)

@maratsade

Cheers... just glad to see a post. Thought we lost you.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.