A couple of weeks ago, I bought a new AirPort Extreme and have been using it in combination with my MacBook Pro 15 (i7) for a while.
The problem is that the internet speeds seem to decrease over time. Normally I get 7-8 MB/sec download speed, but after a couple of days that speed just drops to 300-500 KB/sec. The solution to the problem is simple you can either turn off the AirPort and turn it back on or you can simply do a restart from the AirPort Utility. It always solves the problem and the speed goes back to its usual 7-8 MB/sec.
Can anyone tell me what is causing this issue?
Thank you in advance.
There is a remote possibility that your new AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBS) is not compatible with your ISP's service; however, in most cases this issue can be resolved by performing a complete power recycle of your networking equipment, as follows:
I would recommend that you do the following as a minimum:
- Power-down the modem, AirPort base station, and computer(s).
- While all of the devices are powered-down, perform a "factory default" reset on the base station. This will get it back to its "out-of-the-box" configuration and make setting it up much easier, especially if you use the "Assist me" process within the AirPort Utility. (ref: Resetting an AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule)
- After the base station resets, go ahead and power it back down.
- Power-up the modem; wait at least 10-15 minutes.
- Power-up the base station; wait at least 5-10 minutes.
- Power-up your computer(s).
In this basic configuration, computers connected to the base station, either by wire or wireless (as appropriate for the base station type), should now be able to access the Internet through the ISP's modem. Once Internet connectivity has been verified, you can use the AirPort Utility to configure the base station for wireless security and any other desired options.