Airport Extreme problems at night with Wifi

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  1. markelim macrumors member

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    Hi guys, first post here at macrumors, i have a problem with my airport extreme base station, i use my ipad to watch youtube, however at night when i try and do this it is impossible to load anything, it takes a good 10minutes for 30 seconds of video, it is very fast in the day but at night its slow. Could someone please help me out

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  2. celticpride678

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    It could be because its peak hours. What time?
     
  3. markelim thread starter macrumors member

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    im pretty sure its not, im on the other side of the house, the only things connected to the wifi is the iphone and ipad, imac is connected by ethernet cable. IS there a setting i need to change ?
     
  4. Icaras macrumors 603

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    You should check whos logged in to your wireless network just in case there are some unexpected and unwanted stragglers on board.

    I used to have a lame co worker who would log on to his neighbor's router every night after work to download massive amounts of porn. I would imagine that would slow things down tremendously...

    This is assuming you don't password protect your network of course, which is obviously recommended.
     
  5. markelim thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, wow that would not be good. I do password protect my wifi and i live on the top floor of my apartment so i dont think anyone is accessing it. Anyone having this same problem with a fix ?
     
  6. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Even though, it doesn't hurt to check the number of machines connected to the router currently. You can easily check through the airport utility, clicking your airport extreme and it should show how many machines are currently on.
     
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  8. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Yea, maybe its just peak hours then, like celticpride suggests...

    Maybe everyones online playing Starcraft 2 right now :D
     
  9. markelim thread starter macrumors member

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    haha i just got that game acutally, is there a some sort of software i can use to monitor the wifi stats, cause from there ill do it now and at night and compare them both.
     
  10. Penn Jennings macrumors 6502

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    This is hard to diagnose in a forum but I try going to a speed test web site during the day and at night. I would try try to figure out is the slow down is gradual or sudden. if it is gradual, it's more likely to be traffic. If it is sudden, and you are sure that no else is one you network, check to see if someone else turned on another device nearby on the same channel.
     
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