Before biting the bullet and purchasing a newer modem -- this one is from 2005 -- I'm soliciting help from the group. I've checked my download speed directly from the Spectrum supplied modem into my iMac desktop: 106 Mbps. Routing from the modem to the router to the iMac brings the speed down to 35 Mbps. Finally, the wifi signal to my iPad comes in at a very pokey 0.7 Mbps.
I've reset the router configuration to no avail. Couldn't figure out how (or if it's even possible) to update the firmware. When I ran the WiFi diagnostics program on the iMac, the message indicated that "your current WiFi network is operating on channels that are being used by several other nearby WiFi networks..."
This is a single band router that can't be changed to 5 GHz. Any suggestions or hope that I can speed up the signal? Or should I just give up and purchase a new router? Thanks in advance.
Re: Slow Wifi
here's your support site that has downloads and the manual if you want to update firmware. I'd recommend doing the update over a hardwired connect, factory reset the device, and then reset it up. This alone could help the speed.
You're right, it is a quite older device. Still wireless g when we've went to wireless n--ac--- and now AX is coming out. You could try changing the wireless channel to see if it'd help as wells as the update/reset but its probably time to upgrade.