Why do my signal strength and data transfer speeds vary?
There are several factors affecting signal strength and transfer speeds including:
-Your distance from the access point (AP). You can see variable rates ranging from 45Mbps to 1 Mbps depending on how close you are to the AP.
-Because your wireless connection takes place on a shared network, data transfer speeds will change depending on how many people are using the network, and whether or not they are downloading large files.

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1. Is Cumberland Wi-Fi free?
2. When will you start charging for Cumberland Wi-Fi?
3. Have there been changes to logon to Cumberland Wi-Fi?
4. I am a paid user having issues logging on, who can help?
5. What is the performance on the Wi-Fi?
6. Do I have Wi-Fi Access?
7. How do I create an account?
8. Which account do I sign up for?
9. How do I logon if I already have an account?
10. Why can't I get a Wi-Fi signal, but the person next to me can?
11. Do I need special software or drivers to connect?
12. Does the wireless network pose a health hazard?
13. Is the wireless network 100% safe and secure?
14. Do I need to update Windows for wireless?
15. Will Bluetooth transmissions interfere with my wireless connection?
16. What if I have problems connecting to the wireless network with Internet Explorer?
17. I own a Cisco, D-Link, Linksys, Netgear, Nortel, or SMC a/b/g wireless card and am having throughput (slow connection) problems?
18. Can a cell phone interfere with my connection to the wireless network?
19. What else can interfere with my connection?
20. Why do my signal strength and data transfer speeds vary?
21. I think I got a virus from the city’s hotspot. What should I do?