Why has our Internet speed dropped and how can we fix it?
Question by Waheed Ahmad Khan /

I believe my landlord has limited the speed of the Internet as he came in last month and did some magic with the router.

We were able to play movies and live stream on our laptops, but now we can not and when we complained he told us he cannot do anything. Actually he is a networking guy and the router is in a locked room. Please help us out!

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  • Giggity Goebbels

    It is possibly the isp fault too,but you can possibly hack the limit with linux,but that is not legal and you need to be a geek to figure everything out.you can use backtrack linux as one distro for hacking,but you are on your won there

  • Usman Mubashir

    without access to router, you can’t do anything, if you can log into the router (using address like user:admin pass:admin) disable bandwidth restriction (if it is enabled)
    another aspect is that the landlord downloads all the time, so yo won’t get enough bandwidth in which case nothing can be done except convincing your landlord to use less internet

  • Rohit Pandey

    hey download software for unnecessary image and disable the pop up….
    u will get speed as per ur plan but u can manage it via some smartwork….
    can be from softwware or manually……….

  • Vishal Srivastava

    If you are not paying your landlord money for internet, he has the right to cut down your internet. Try discussing the problem with him and offer him more money or buy yourself an internet connection.

  • Jesse Manalansan

    Check if your ISP has a bandwidth capping. One possible that internet speed drops is the number of users in a network/area or probably you have reached your capped, allocated bandwidth each month.

  • James Bruce

    If you’re paying for internet from the landlord and not an ISP yourself, then he is quite within his rights to do whatever he wants unless you’ve got some agreed standard of service.

    Why don’t you just pay for your own internet?

  • Alex Perkins

    More neighbours using more bandwidth could be limiting your speed too.

  • Frank Murray

    Unless you are paying the landlord for the internet you have no case.

  • ha14

    you can try some software to try fix internet connection, but if the problem is from ISP then you have to contact them.

    firefox fasTun

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