I've been looking through this site and see this is a very common complaint.
I had an HG633 and complained via chat. I plugged in my own Netgear D6400 and same problem (but at least my connection stopped dropping out). I was sent a new Sagemcom Fast 5364 and while the wifi range was better, the internet was still glitchy, dropping out and still slow to load pages and pictures. I complained again via chat, and was sent another Sagemcom, and I'm still having the same problem.
I can use only wifi as my master socket is in an inconvenient place for wired connection. I'm experiencing this on my Windows PC, Chromebook, iPad and android phone. And while using Firefox, IE and Chrome
As I said, I've read many posts from people complaining about the same issue, and I think it's either an issue with the routers own Beamforming or MU-MIMO software that is creating a delay, but I've also read that TalkTalk uses some sort of WiFi Optimisation on the line that only they can turn on and off.
What ever it is, even with my average speed of 25Mb, I'm really tired of tapping on a link and having to watch a little wheel spin while TalkTalk figures out what to do.
Can you PLEASE get my internet access to be consistent and dependable.
Sorry if my post just sounded like a big rant (which I guess it was).
I really would be interested in how to solve this. If anyone has any suggestions as to what else I could try, I'm all ears.
Line test is passing and router is in sync at 25.7Mbps. I know you've said that it's inconvenient to connect wired but would be able to do this for just a short time so that we can see if this is just a wireless issue?
Thanks for the information
The channel changing will be wifi optimisation, it automatically selects the best channel
If you use wireless devices in close proximity to the router, say within one meter, does this make any difference to the slow webpages?
I've been out today, so turned off the router because, why not? As it usually perks up after a restart, I'll let you know tomorrow.
I stood right next to the router and it's hard to say if the speeds improved. Maybe? In everyday usage, I'm only sitting 10-15 feet from the router and in direct line of sight.The wifi signal itself seems strong enough to reach my computer up stairs. Like I've said, the download speeds are around 25Mb, it's just the time it takes normal browsing pages to load that is bothering me.
At the moment, things seem to be a bit better this morning since I turned the router back on last night, but I'll let you know if that changes throughout the day.
As for the channel changing, there are three other BT wifi signals showing on Channel 6 that belong to neighbours, in addition to my own wifi, but nothing on Channel 1. Wouldn't the best channel be the one with the least traffic?
I've turned off wifi optimisation, anually set the channel and see if there is improvement.
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Well, for the past couple of days it's been much better. Whether that's down to me turning the router off for 6 hours, or you turning the optimisation off, I don't know, but something has changed and pages are loading much faster.
Also, my wifi is staying on the channel I select.
Having read so many other posts from people having the same problem with slow webpage loading, I'm inclined to think the "optimisation" is less than optimal for some, but that's just a hunch.
For the time being, I'm just happy things are working as they should. I'll let you know if that changes. Thanks for the input and suggestions.