So, this is a head scratcher for me, and I consider myself (relatively) tech competent…
Monday morning my wireless internet stopped working. My normal turning the modem on/off, router on/off wasn’t working. To make a long story short, several sweary and rambly calls to Bell sympatico later, I’ve managed to get it to work. When plugged DIRECTLY into my laptop, the internet works fine, full speed.
When plugged into my ROUTER, however, there is about a 30 second delay to get something to connect, if it connects at all. Furthermore, when I run a speedtest on it at http://speedtest.net, the download/upload speed is fine, but there is an enormous delay finding a server.
Plugged directly into the computer, the internet correctly finds an Ottawa server, google.ca offers me ‘local’ results from Ottawa. Plugged into the router, I’ve gotten stuff from Belleville, ON, and it tries connecting me to a speedtest server in Windsor, about a 9 hour drive from here.
This is so weird, and I’ve tried using the internet on several devices (iPad, phone, laptop, desktop) to rectify it. Nothing.
Can anyone offer me some advice on this???