A little background:
My brother attends San Francisco Boys Chorus. The seven-story building is located in town down San Francisco. I have an online class which overlaps his singing. I've noticed the internet is unstable. Given my interest in computing, I'm hoping to possibly resolve the issue for the mutual benefit of the other people in the building and make my online class live session more reliable.
Internet Reliability Issues:
The internet is unreliable. However, the unreliability is not related to speed. When I am able to connect, the speed is good (although I haven't run a speed test). The reliability issue is with connecting to the access point and attaining an IP address. Often, when connecting, the connection status says
"obtaining IP address" for several minutes and then times out. After several connect attempts, it usually connects and will stay connected for quite a while (usually between 15 minutes and an hour). I have no idea what router they use, if they use extenders, or the configuration of the router. I am just a high school student trying to resolve this for better reliability in my class. I've thought of tethering a phone but I don't have a phone (with service) and even if I did, it would require unlimited data considering the data demands of a live class session.
Online class live session data demands:
My online class is a live session which involves live video, audio, and graphics through adobe connect. Since it is live, buffering is not a possibility although their internet is likely fast enough to handle the live throughput data demands.
What do you think the problem is? What would cause this issue with assigning IP addresses and keeping a reliable connection to the router? Thank you. Happy Halloween :)