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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Very funky connection

    A guy about 800 meters away sends signal to my roof unit. The signal comes down into the house and goes to a TP-Link AX1800.

    The other day I did a bunch of speed tests, they all agreed, 30 M/bits. So why does it suddenly turn into a dog? Pages come up but don't work, the diagnostics can't find the problem or I get 'appears to be configured correctly.' It just churns until ERR_TIMEOUT. I'm using 8.8.4.4 as the DNS.

    If I get gmail up and click Reply to a message, I get a popup that says 'Loading' but I may never get the reply panel. I frequently get a popup that says 'Not connected, try now' at the same time as the bottom right icon says connected with Internet access. I understand broken, and I understand working - but I don't understand this in between state.

    I'm a chrome user and it's up to date but the same thing happends with MS Edge.

    Anyone got any guesses?

    Thanks - rev

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    How is he and how are you transmitting/receiving over 800 meters? That's quite a distance if you're using non-professional equipment. Is it open space between you? Are there atmospheric/weather changes when the speeds change? Is the signal from your roof to your router also wireless?
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    Did a lot of people discover the free signal and decide to cash in?

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    >How is he and how are you transmitting/receiving over 800 meters?
    I don't know the brand names or models but if it was giving me 30 m/bits, I'd say the equipment is adequate.

    >Is it open space between you?
    Yes, his sending thing is on a tall pole and I have line of sight from my rooftop.

    >Are there atmospheric/weather changes when the speeds change?
    No, it's consistently cloudless where I am, unless we're having a hurricane.

    >Is the signal from your roof to your router also wireless?
    No, it reaches the router via cable.

    >Did a lot of people discover the free signal and decide to cash in?
    It's got WEP encryption on the password. Thievery wouldn't explain such a radical difference between max and min, I'm the shameless downloader in the community and most of my neighbors couldn't spell Internet.

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    Problem solved!

    The sending device had swiveled in the wind and was pointing to Lithuania.

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