So, like many of you, I'm housebound. Not through choice, but down to working from home/1 day a week. Now, in this downtime, I'd like to play some games, and do some general internetting. Who wouldn't? However, I've been running into some real problems with my internet. The internet going into my PC, specifically.
Now, I've ran speedtests on my devices. On my phone/ipad/switch I'm getting between 45-55mb. They're all wireless. Now, on my computer, which is on a wired connection, I'm maybe getting 8mb at a push. And that's the middle of the night when nobody is on. Now, I've tried to change almost everything to fix it, and I've had no real results.
I'm on a powerline adapter setup, which, for the last...year and a half (?) has been absolutely grand. Top speeds, all the time. Recently, however, I'm getting a red light on my adapter, which indicates I'm getting below 30mb speeds. I've swapped adapters around, I've changed the ethernet cable, heck, I've even changed the power strip that my plugs go into. And I've had NO solution. When I've looked up the problem online, people say "Well just plus the PC directly into the router", which I feel is a completely redundant statement, as people would clearly do that if it was possible. My flat is a converted set of offices, so there's only one phone line in the entire place, and it's in my bedroom. Even if I wanted to, I couldn't physically get my computer and setup to the router.
So, I mean, what's going on? Is my ISP shaping traffic without informing me? Is something inside my computer itself busted? Man, I really hope someone can help me out here