I have a DSL line with advertised speeds of 8 Mbps and when I run a speed test on Speedtest.net it confirms that I have a download speed of 8 Mbps. However, when using the wireless connection (VIZIO dual band router) I experience fluctuating network speed. The internet speed shows figures of 6.84 Mbps to 0.66 Mbps. When the line drops to 0.66 Mbps, I lose the Netflix movie I am watching.
I am using the software that is preloaded on the VIZIO router to test the line speed. Also, I am physically located at the bottom of the street and the DSL customers preceeding me are many. Is it possible that the dsl line that I am receiving is over populated with customers? Before I discuss this problem with the phone company I would like to have researched all the potential problems. In addition I have a new desktop Dell (studio XPS system) and I am certain that the network card is functioning properly. Also the new VIZIO router has been written up as one of the best for networking. Your professional assistance would be appreciated.