I keep seeing you say that speed is fine but do not see the actual speed of the connection at your house listed. If you have anything less than a
3mbps (mega bits per sec) connection i can start to see where speed issues are becoming a factor especially for ad and app heavy sites like Facebook.
This will become even more of a factor if multiple devices and people are using the link at once.
1. What is the actual speed of the connection ?
- Running a speed test will usually give you a good idea. You will want to run it with nothing else in your browser open and no other devices
connected. Run it 2 times to get a good measure. Speedtest.net is good if you're not using that one
2. How many people actively use it at once?
Like i said above, if you have a slow connection to start and 2 or 3 people are using it at once, you will consume the available bandwidth very
fast. You say the issue is intermittent, what r the factors the lead to good perf over bad ? Any trends like time of day , etc?
3. Make and model of your computer - Is this a new computer or something older?
4. Browser type ( Firefox version 40, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, etc ) - If its all older, try upgrading them to something newer. Some webpages no
longer allow you ot view them in older browsers
5. How does your computer connect to the internet? Wireless or wired? - Having same issues on both types? Wired will typically give you a better
connection over wireless due to many factors.
6. What is the actual type of connection? DSL, Broadband through cable provider, Satellite, etc?
On some of these connection types, you pay for a certain speed like 3mbps or 6mbps but in fact you " share " the bandwidth with the rest of the
neighborhood so during peak times 4pm - 12am you will typically see a perf knock because everyone in the neighborhood is drinking the river dry so to
speak. obviously with connection types like satellite things can get spotty just because of positioning or weather.
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