Been having internet issues for the past couple months, or longer, but recently it's been worse. At times, frequently, the connection drops to a download of like 10-50 kbps (maintaining an upload of 1+ mbps) or lower. Makes it so I can't even watch streaming video without a 20 minute show taking 30-40 minutes.
Charter came out and checked things and said we're getting a strong connection from Charter (supposed to be a 10 Mbps line), so the issue is probably the modem/router which we bought to avoid the extra $10/month fee. I think it could also be my wireless card, or the fact that we have three wireless connections in the house. Judging from the fluctuating success of the connection, maybe modem/router makes sense (it's a Motorola SURFBoard SBG900). It doesn't seem to matter what time of day, or how many active connections there are in the house. But the modem's not shutting off or restarting. And I'm not very knowledgeable about broadband topics. Apart from the many things I've read about modems/routers/connections, I haven't had much experience working with problems.
Could also be my wireless card, I suppose, but every device in the house has issues at times. I don't have a cable long enough to reach my room, but I'm only maybe 30-40 feet away from the modem. Mine does seem to have the most issues, though, I think.
I can probably return this modem, but to what end? Maybe it's not the issue. Maybe the next one will be just as bad. Anyone have any input, related experience, etc.?
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