Hardware :: Internet Speed Through My Airport Express Slows Down About Half The Speed
Apr 10, 2009
I have a WDS local network at my house. I use a Airport Extreme in my main part of the house and a Airport Express for my back part of the house i.e. the backyard. Now every two weeks or so my internet speed through my Airport Express slows down about half the speed but when I am connected trough the Airport Extreme my speed is normal. I know this because I test my connection very often. Now when I want the Airport Express to get back up to speed I have to unplug, and plug it back in. Then after awhile it starts to slow down again in a time period of two weeks or so.
I'm using a new AirPort Express updated with the latest firmware and AirPort Utility and both my roommate and I have been banging our heads against the wall. Speed to the APE is 130 Mbit/sec and both of our computers are connected to the APE just fine.
This is what the ping looks like. Ping has started ...
PING google.navigation.opendns.com (18.104.22.168): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=0 ttl=53 time=155.129 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=151.575 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=154.526 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=154.267 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=155.645 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=5 ttl=53 time=153.226 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=6 ttl=53 time=153.340 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=7 ttl=53 time=153.381 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=8 ttl=53 time=155.097 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=9 ttl=53 time=152.302 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=10 ttl=53 time=156.201 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=11 ttl=53 time=153.732 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=12 ttl=53 time=156.210 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=13 ttl=53 time=155.551 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=14 ttl=53 time=155.359 ms
--- google.navigation.opendns.com ping statistics --- 15 packets transmitted, 15 packets received, 0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 151.575/154.369/156.210/1.359 ms
When I did a speakeasy test, it turned out that I am getting exactly half of our allotted bandwidth. Is there a way to configure this APE to act more like a router that truly shares a connection rather than a splitter that's cutting it in half? Any help would be much appreciated as I'm getting download speeds of 7kb/s and it takes around 15 seconds to load google!!
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