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Old 20th Mar 2017, 21:19   #1 (permalink)


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poor/slow internet at weekends

My friend in Sydney's Blue Mountains has a good internet connection usually - by ethernet to his desktop tower; but at weekends his connection is poor or missing. However his partner is there at weekends using WiFi to a laptop from the same modem, and has good internet at weekends. Would WiFi usage get precedence over ethernet from a modem ?
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My friend in Sydney's Blue Mountains has a good internet connection usually - by ethernet to his desktop tower; but at weekends his connection is poor or missing. However his partner is there at weekends using WiFi to a laptop from the same modem, and has good internet at weekends. Would WiFi usage get precedence over ethernet from a modem ?
Not normally, no. Is this when both of them use the Internet at once?

Could be a DHCP issue with the router, only allowing one connection at a time, maybe?
Etherley is usually more reliable than wireless so the situation you describe is very odd.
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Not normally, no. Is this when both of them use the Internet at once?

Could be a DHCP issue with the router, only allowing one connection at a time, maybe?
Etherley is usually more reliable than wireless so the situation you describe is very odd.
I am not there when it happens - all I know is that the ethernet gets poor 'service' but there is no complaint about the WiFi - which is simultaneous some or most of the time. Like you, I expected ethernet to be more reliable than WiFi, and I also know that WiFi degrades as the number of users increases. I have advised to move the ethernet cable between the four modem ports, and that seemed to provide some improvement at times. The modem was new in November last year.
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Sure the partner is not inadvertently tethered to the laptop using his/ her mobile phone data?
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loss of etherenet access during weekends

The partner that is only there during ethernet-trouble times has and uses a mobile phone extensively. I think the tethering is a non-event, because when I rebooted the modem in a desperate attempt to get improvement, the laptop's WiFi was interrupted.
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