For the past 3-4 months, I have been having issues with my Superhub 2 router which I have had for over 2 years. The reliability of the router has decreases hugely as the speeds vary from 40mbps download with a wireless connection, to less than 2mbps download within seconds, and as you can imagine, it is highly annoying.
This is a recent graph from the 23rd October and as you can see, the latency varies hugely and there is a very large spike in packet loss at 12pm before something happens causing the ceasing of monitoring of the router.
When playing games online, ping varies from the standard 30-60 before spiking up to well over 100-200 and I often end up disconnecting.
Can anyone help me understand what the problem is and give a possible solution? I have tried unplugging the router multiple times, turning it off & on, and resetting the router but everything goes haywire within a day. Usually, there are more than 4 devices connected to the router which may have something to do with the reliability issues.
Changed the WiFi channel from 11 to 13 and it has made no difference whatsoever. I still lose connection often as the router goes from 30-40mbps download speed to 1mbps download in the blink of an eye far too often. Once I lost connection 3 times in 10 minutes which is just unacceptable. If everything is fine on your end, why is it not fine on my end?
Latest snapshot graph
This is the latest graph and the latency is just too variable. Surely if everything was fine, the maximum latency spikes wouldn't be so high so often, and I wouldn't be losing connection as often.
I have previously been told that the 'upstream power levels are too high' so hopefully that will help you figure something out to what is wrong with the router.
Changing channels from 11 to 13 would not usually make a lot of difference as they overlap.
To get a better idea on your wireless environment, you will need to download a wireless scanner like InSSIDer or WiFi Analyser for Android. Bear in mind that the scanners will not pick up interference from domestic appliances like A\V Streaming devices, Baby monitors, Chordless phones, Microwave ovens, Security systems etc.
The second BQM graph show no dropouts, the ping spikes could be indicating a busy connection, or a bit of a noisy line but on the whole it is not that bad. The acid test would be to test the connection with a device connected directly to the hub with a ethernet cable.
Posting the power levels and network logs may provide a sanity check.