Apple Extreme Wireless

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by oldmanmax, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. oldmanmax macrumors member

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    Can a wireless router start fluctuating, speed jumping around. But most of the time is at 22-24 mbs, but at times goes to 3-4 then back to 17-22. Can the modem be the cause?
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    At what time of day? Are up you close to neighbors, apartment building or condo?
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Wireless speeds can fluctuate depending on where you are in your abode. Also, external signals such as microwave ovens and cordless telephones can affect signal.

    Your internet speed can change if you're getting a poor signal to your modem from your provider. Other factors external to your modem can also cause ups and downs (your signal is shared).

    Finally, your modem might be malfunctioning but that's less frequent. Is it an old one? What type of service do you have?
     
  4. tjwilliams25 macrumors 6502

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    Which speed are you looking at? Is it an internet speedtest, like Ookla, or the connection speed being reported by OS X in the Wi-Fi Menu? Each one could be effected by a number of variables.
     

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