Ok.so I think the Direct TV connection is the issue. So how do I disconnect it? There doesn't seem to be a way to disable the wifi on the HT200W.
You can go into your settings on the DirecTV receiver, choose "Internet Setup", then "Advanced Setup". Then choose Reset Network. It sould reset it and disconnect it.
You can also search Google for how to disconnect your DirecTV receiver from the internet. It gives some links to DirecTV forum answers to this, but it shows the same procedure.
I just spoke with an engineer and got confirmation that network adjustments have been implemented and have improved performance overall. I see in your recent testmy.net test results that you're getting pretty good speeds. Do you still have other concerns with your service with which we can help?
In light of new evidence, I want to rescind my claims publically ( i have already done so with the moderator in private message ). It seems some if not all of my issue can be chalked up to my step dad surfing youtube and facebook during the day and evenings while I am trying to work on the PC. So it appears to have been false accusation on my behalf, and I apologize to members of this board and to the moderation staff. I will ask for the complimentary account credit and tokens to be canceled. Again, i am very sorry for the false accusations.
There are times where an update is broken, and M$ re-releases it with the same KB to fix the issue, while rare, it does happen... Below are typical scenarios...
1: Broken update is released, not horribly broken, but enough to cause issues. Microsoft leaves it, and re-releases the same update with a few tweaks, everyone downloads and installs the latest version.
2: Broken update is released, horribly broken and causing issues. Microsoft pulls the update immediately and re-releases the same update later after other updates are deployed, in hopes of fixing the issues.
3: Broken update is released, horribly broken, and is on too much of the customer base to pull the update. Microsoft starts working on one or more updates to fix this update.
There are a few updates that fall into that #2 category... Remember my GPU errors where I had to always reload the driver at bootup to play ANY game? Yeup, it was a broken update that Microsoft deployed 4 different times!
If it's intended to work this way, I'm not sure it's an issue to fix.
If you're looking for the maximum speed possible, open the wifi settings and go to Advanced->WIRELESS.
1. See if you can use 5GHz, set the Wireless Mode to 11a/n/ac and set the Bandwidth to 20/40/80MHz.2. If you have to use 2.4GHz, set the Wireless Mode to 11n-only and the Bandwidth to 20/40MHz. I don't recommend the 11b/g/n setting because I know the "b" part confuses some boxes like the XBox 360.