I have an ADSL Internet connection. the modem is connected to a Wireless Router which is connected to the Ethernet Port.
btw. the routing function is done by the ADSL modem and not the wireless router.
now, my laptop is connected to the wireless network created by the wifi router. till about a month ago. everything worked fine. I came back after a month and the internet as accessed via wifi has become pathetically slow despite strong signal strength. more specifically. the problem is as follows.
every request from my laptop seems to get the net only for a limited period of time (about 1-2 seconds). eg. if i download a file, given my current speed of 1Mbps(small b), about 0.1-0.3 Mb gets downloaded and then it just stops. if i retry the download, another 0.3 Mb and then it just stops.
ive even noticed it with web pages(naturally). i sometimes have to refresh the page twice or thrice for it to get completely downloaded.
Note: this is only for internet accessed via wifi. the net still seems to work fine on my desktop.
So, is there anyway to ascertain/rectify the cause of this. i.e. wether it is a problem with the router or with my laptop.
note. modem is connected to router via ethernet cable
router is connected to ethernet port of desktop via etherne cable
router model: Belkin Wireless G Router.