So, weird thing I've noticed recently. I put together a brand new PC a few months ago, and everything had been going swimmingly until this week, when suddenly I noticed my internet speed was taking a noticeable downturn. Like, my download speeds were in the single-digits this evening.
So here's the complicating factor. Due to the vagaries of my living situation, I'm on a shared WiFi connection, and the router is not anywhere near me. But I haven't had a single issue with speed in the last few months, until these last few days. Moreover, my PS4 is on the exact same WiFi network, and when I speed test it, it's getting downloads of 40 MB+, while my PC is topping out at a blistering 12 MB this evening.
I'd initially assumed this was happening because other people on the network were using various streaming services, but I've been living here for several months now without any problems until recently, and the fact that my PS4 appears to have none of them despite, again, being connected to the exact same WiFi network has me scratching my head.
This is particularly problematic because, like many people now, I work from home and my work is entirely web-based. But suddenly, out of seemingly nowhere, I've gone from completely normal speeds to abhorrent ones. I didn't even notice anything until I tried to play Streets of Rage 4 online with a friend, and my connection was hitching so much the game was basically unplayable.
This computer is brand-spanking new, so I'm hoping it's not a hardware issue, but it's very weird. Literally the only major change I can think of that's occurred in that time is me installing Grammarly for work.
Any ideas? Or could it genuinely just be the extra 15 feet between where my PC sits and where my PS4 sits?
EDIT: Sat around and did some troubleshooting this evening, and while I'll try reinstalling the driver for my WiFi Adapter, web surfing seems to have come back to normal speed? It's all very weird.
EDIT v2: Ah, I think I might need to get off the WiFi and get a MoCA Adapter.