I hope this is the right place. My normally adequate google skills are failing me. I have a bit of a puzzle on my hands.
I have a 1000 MBit/s internet line. Normally I can get around 500-600 MBit/s over WiFi. Recently that has dropped to around 20 MBit/s. I’ve tried about everything: changing channels, trying on 2.4ghz and 5ghz, factory reset of my modem (I am stuck with a modem/router combo that cannot go into bridge mode).
Interestingly however is when I connect to a VPN I can get speeds around 150 MBit/s.
I am trying to make sense of this. It happens across all of my devices (both the slow speeds + increased over VPN). Does anyone have any ideas what could explain this? I have a new (allegedly better) modem coming that will hopefully resolve the issues, but I am still curious how this is possible.
To add: I can test the speed from the server (sorry if this is the incorrect terminology) to my modem which ranges from 900-1100 MBit/s, but it is from the modem to my computer where the major drop off occurs