I'm pulling my hair out at home, my wireless network performance has been up, down and all around, but I can't seem to make head nor heinie (sp?) of it.
Here's the lowdown:
My ISP: Roadrunner, 10Mps bandwidth
My modem: RCA DCM425
My router: D-Link DIR-655
My switch/extender/hub? (dunno the terminology) Netgear WNDR3300
wired-only connection, exclusively to my room & peripherals
the wired goods :
2 xbox360's (added as media extenders)
1 samsung series 7 tv
hp c6180 printer
my system: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller ethernet adapter
the wireless goods:
2 laptops (roomies')
1 android smartphone
my system: 802.11n wireless LAN card (disabled, because my wireless range sucks)
I'm running Norton 360, superAntiSpyware, and a VPN connection to reliablehosting.com. I have set the following services to connect to the internet exclusively through the VPN tunnel:
All Internet browsers
Network sharing is on for my public folders
My SSID is invisible
all my internal router IP addresses are reserved, so no conflicts should be occurring
IGMP multicasting is on
MAC addresses access control is on
Port forwarding for 2 programs:
Vuze & Blood Bowl, both to my computer.
AFAIK the wired devices work fine most
of the time. The few occasions it's been wonky have been b/c of hack attacks or Road-Runner flub-ups. The true problem lies with the wireless connections- when they degrade, I can't reason out the 'why' of it and unfortunately, my roomies are the ones who are having the issues and they aren't super reliable with specifics of what they're doing when the problem arises.
I think that's all I can think of, what the heck can I do to troubleshoot this?
Thanks in advance!