I have a cable modem with a standard Linksys wrt54g wireless connection attached to it. There are about eight wireless devices in the house attached through this network. The devices include a Mac, Windows XP machines, iPhones, a printer, and a Tivo.
Starting about a month ago the network regularly and often slows down. You can be surfing the net just fine and suddenly things come to a crawl for about a minute or so, and then they pick back up again.
As I can't predict when the slowdown will occur, diagnosing the problem has been difficult. Luckily the other day I had two computers in close proximity and noticed that when the slowdown happened, they were both affected the same way for the same time. To the best of my knowledge, no single device is doing a large download when the slowdown occurs.
I would like to call the internet provider and complain, but I am not sure that the problem isn't one of the computers in my house using all the bandwidth and not them. Anyone have an idea how to track this down?
Thanks in advance.