The problem I am facing is that the internet connection randomly goes extremely slow. These are my stats:
Internet Speed: 20MB
Router: Linksys E3200 High-Performance Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless-N Router
Firmware: Ver.1.0.02 (Build 9) 09/28/2011
** I had updated the firmware the day I received the router. It had the older firmware.
I am not sure if I set up the router the right way, since I used the web-based advanced setup. I did not use the easy setup that came with the router.
In the settings I used DHCP Reservation to give fixed IP address to the computers, and I limited the amount of users to 18 on the network. For the Wireless network setup I am using both the 5GHz band and the 2.4GHz band. Where the 2.4GHz band is using the default Mixed mode. I have channel width at auto. I also have the guest mode enabled. I made Skype high priority on the QOS (Quality of Service) setting.
The users on the 5GHz band don't experience any issue, but sometimes have a slow connection to the internet. The users on the 2.4GHz band, which includes me, tend to always have a slow internet access. I noticed on my computer that the internet pages would load extremely slow, while at random times it would load a page immediately without any delay.
Since I share internet with my neighbors next door, they also connect their cellphones and iPods to the network to access internet. I am not sure if that could be an issue, but it's worth mentioning.
So far I have no clue of how to resolve this issue. I am not sure if it is my internet provider or it is just my setup on the router. I am lost and the slow internet drives me insane at times, HD videos take forever to load and sometime pages don't load at all.
I would appreciate the help from anyone on resolving this issue. I shall also call my internet provider tomorrow to see if their network is just slow. Hope to hear from someone. Cheers.