24th October 2007
Ok so in my house we have two different networks - we'll call them NW1 and NW2. For the past year or so, NW1 (the new-ish network) has been consistently slow, it downloads at an average of 0.8 mb/s (I downloaded Skyrim 1.4 patch last night, and it took me like three hours and it was less than 100mb). Watching videos, or doing pretty much anything is bad. I don't normally have a problem with lag while playing games, so it is bearable in that regard.
Now... NW2. Pretty good download speeds, it's the network I prefer to be on. However, it will disconnect after roughly 15-25 minutes of use, or if I leave the computer for a few minutes and touch nothing. The disconnection from NW2 isn't a problem exclusive to my computer - it also happens on my PS3 and iPod.
That's about as detailed as I can get, I know absolutely nothing about networking. I'd like to know if anyone has an idea as to why this is happening; advice appreciated!
I hope someone here has a solution because I dread taking a trip to seven forums. =p
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
Dose the computer disconnect from NW2 or does NW2 disconnect from the internet? Are you connected to network 2 via an ethernet cable?
Is Network 1 plugged into its own phone line/cable line - and have you tried resetting the network hub?
24th October 2007
WTF I don't even remember making this thread...
My computer rarely has trouble finding Network 2, so I should say that it is Network 2 disconnecting from the internet. All connections in our house are wireless at the moment (we are switching to Fiber Optics in a few months). I believe my father has reset the network several times, he has the same problem as I do; his PS3 and other gadgets also lose connection as well.
Edit: OK I was thinking of something different when you said network hub. My father resets it every few days and so do I. :(
I take what n0e says way too seriously
20th November 2007
Switching to fiber optic within your house? I highly doubt that. How are you connected to the internet right now on your 2 networks, and why do you have 2 networks? Do you have 2 different ISPs? Are they 2 different types of wireless, I.E. one wireless G and one wireless N or are they the same? And do you mean mB (megabyte, file size) or mb (megabit, network speed?)?
If they're the same, make sure they're on different frequencies. 0.8 megaBytes is not terrible for wireless, that's 6.4 megabits, or about 1/4th the total throughput of a wireless G access point, so if you have other things using the network that's probably it. If you're talking megabits, or you're on wireless N, that's terrible and I'd look at interference, problematic devices on that network, etc.
As for network 2, I'd have to know a bit more about the network, its internet connection, and the problem to guess what's going wrong there.
24th August 2010
First thing i would do is eliminate the routers being the problem by switching them....