I have a simple question that I asked Buckeye Cable and they cannot provide any definitive answers...
I live directly across from two schools in Oregon. During school hours my Internet is VERY VERY slow. I only have this issue during school hours; evenings and weekends are very high speed.
I have a new computer and even have increased speed from Buckeye.
Does or can the school’s use of Buckeye interfere with my internet speed?
A few neighbors are also stating they see a slowdown during school hours.
Buckeye Customer service told me the school's use should not interfere.
Have you asked them to escalate it up so that someone can come test it during the day?
It's always been my understanding that one of the few drawbacks to cable internet IS, that heavy local use can slow your speed down.
I'm not an IT professional....but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express some years ago.
that is the nature of cable modems.
I'd be very surprised if the school is using cable modems.
do you have open wifi? maybe the kids are connecting to your network with their cellphones and ipods.
Make sure you don't have open WiFi. If you do have a password on your network, make sure you don't have WEP encryption, which can be compromised in minutes. If you have WPA encryption, which is more secure than WEP, make sure WPS is disabled. A security flaw in WPS will allow WPA encryption to be cracked. Sorry for the jargon, but in a nutshell the kids at the school are probably using your wifi.