so i have had a 1 meg line for a while and had an old 100wr router which would constantly disconnect , everyday atleast twice , sometimes over 10 disconnects in a day which is frustrating but i got used to it
till one day i couldnt even connect to the internet (about a week or so ago) , it said my internet was connected and the pppoe light came on and on my computer it said i was connected but it wouldnt load web pages, i thought it was a virus so i formatted my hard drive and re installed etc , the internet started working again .
then a few days later while trying to download the software that i had lost , i saw it was downloading at 5 -> 3 kbps : / which is pretty slow for a 1 meg line , then it just disconnected and i had no internet .
so i restarted the router later that evening and the internet was back up and running , but my internet speed has always been very slow , especially streaming stuff and downloading stuff.
so we got a new router assuming that was what was causing the random disconnects : / and got our line upgraded to a 4meg , now the internet disconnects and stays off , and when I phoned telkom yesterday about 5 times , i was told the same thing , to restart my router etc and the internet would come back online , stay on for a minute or so and then disconnect again and stay off
when the internet comes back on i use it , and did speedtests from speedtest.net and on this site , here are my results for when the internet is actually connected :
Local : Test conducted on Wed Jul 11 2012 12:17:05 GMT+0200 (South Africa Standard Time)
Download Speed: 174 kbps (21.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 428 kbps (53.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 59 ms
thats with nothing using the internet etc
i dont know what is going on : /
any help or insights ?
Thanks in advanced
EDIT: i dont know much about internet and line speeds and such and such so if you need more information please let me know , will gladly try find it :P , Thanks