We used to have a Netgear router provided by Sky with many wireless devices connected. We never had any issues connecting to the internet, but I believe we had it upgraded after a while. However we changed to the Netgear DGN1000 router, and Orange are now our Internet providers. Ever since we changed to Orange and got the new router, we have had many problems connecting to the internet. It would randomly cut us off at times, and the download/upload speeds are just ridiculously poor. Here is a list of connected devices, just to show you exactly how many devices are connected:
2 iPod Touch's,
Printer (ALL wireless).
The Xbox 360 gets the best connection out of everything. Currently, our download speed from Orange to our router is 12.3mbps, upload speed 1.02mbps. From the router to my laptop, it is roughly 2.6mbps, and perhaps less on some devices. We are losing 10 MB of download speed, but I am clueless as to why we are losing so much. It is preventing me from playing Nintendo Wii games online the most, especially Mario Kart Wii, my fav. When online, there is a 'Please Wait' screen before races, it tends to stay on that screen until eventually I disconnect.
We have phoned Orange countless times, restored factory settings, done everything they asked of us, we even got sent 2 new routers (the same one), and this 3rd one still has the same problems. We use the Mixed WPA-TSK+WPA2-TSK security option, and the router is downstairs, with most other things being upstairs, nothing directly above the router also. It's connected to the secondary ADSL port/modem, as the primary is right by the front door. I am sure there is some interference, but unsure as to how much. Most of the time, everything can connect fine. I really badly want to improve the connection for the Wii mostly, as I want to be able to play it online more.