Lately my wifi has been crapping out. I pay for excellent speeds, getting about 30 download and 8 upload, which isn't 'bad'. Lately my wifi has been stopping, or lagging/buffering. Once it stops buffering, I do get the speeds i stated before- which is great. I'm unsure as to why my internet keeps doing this 'stop and go' thing. It didn't do this two months ago. The problem is recent. I have an Apple Base Station router (I understand that data may be slower due to the fast that it is on a 2.4 Ghz channel). I was thinking, maybe my ethernet cords or out-of-date, though, for the amount of data my family uses. I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THAT I MUST PAY FOR THE PACKAGE WITH HIGHER SPEEDS, AND THAT I MUST HAVE A ROUTER THAT CAN HANDLE HIGH SPEEDS AS WELL. My router SHOULD be capable of handling the data, as it worked flawlessly before this issue miraculously appeared but with generally the same usage. I do pay for decent speeds, so that aspect should be fine as well. So, I was thinking that maybe due to the amount of data everyone uses now a days, the transfer speeds from modem to router aren't fast enough, because as i said, my speeds are definitely good, but it does that 'stop and go' thing. I'm not quite sure what ethernet cord I have right now, but I was wondering if anyone could answer a question. Maybe due to the data use in my house, the speeds of my router are faster than the speeds allowed by my ethernet cord (causing fast wifi speeds, but slow data transfer from modem to router- causing thee stop and go issue). Would using a Category 7 ethernet cord from modem to router, not necessarily speed up wifi as that pertains to my router capabilities, but stop the delay of information (the time when my internet stops for a few moments), and make my internet / wifi work as it should?