Slow WiFi due to "too many devices"
I have struggled to get answers to this question.
Cox gets my WiFi speed up, it lasts for a month or two then drops down in the 30s. They got me to subscribe to the fast speed and that helped, for a while! When I dropped off again I called back and they came out and replaced the Modum/router combo, and again, that helped for awhile!
The response I get, when all this fails is "you've got too many devices running. But why were my speeds up for a while, after each fix?
If I accept that argument I have to consider all my devices. 90% of which are simple plugs, I also have a security camera, a thermostat, a couple of tablets, and a phone. I am quite sure that there are costumers with way more devices than that!
So the last suggestion I got was "you have to manage your devices". Well, how do I do that in a convenient way?
I'm guessing I could turn them off, or inactivate them; one by one, but that sounds like a tedious and time-consuming process, and I can't disable my security camera or my thermostat.
Any suggestions on a practical way to "manage" my devises?
I appear to me that my only real option is to jettison the combo and get a stand-alone router. But I don't want to go there unless I absolutely have to!