Brief description of the situation: Wireless (WPA2 secured) connection from my computer to my router. My router is connected by cable/wire to my modem. The modem is connected to the internet. Broadband/cable. There are no other devices in the network. I bought the router in a store, unrelated to my ISP. For as far as I can see the router does not give any permissions for access from the outide. Of course it's password protected. I'm not familiar with terminology like 'bridged' and similar, but the modem is several years old and I can't seem to access it. I don't have a manual anyway. The modem was supplied by my ISP as part of my subscription and is currently my property. Nothing fancy, it is for internet only and it doesn't have wireless capabilities. My ISP (Europe) assigns IPs based on the MAC address of the device it is connected to. Since it is directly connected to my router the (WAN) IP address is based on the MAC address of my router. The software of the router/adapter states that the network type is 'infrastructure'. So far the general configuration. Aside from the fact that I used a different router till it broke down about two years ago, there has been no change in this configuration for years. For the sake of anonymity I won't use exact numbers. What has changed: the wireless connection between my router and my computer used to be over 130 Mbps. That's what it said anyway. That exceeds the speed of my broadband connection by far. Recently, the speed of the wireless connection (as stated) has been a bit over 60 Mbps. WHAT HAPPENED ? Does my ISP have some kind of access to the router ? I even went as far as flushing the VRAM, doing a full reset and reinstalling the firmware. No change. Obviously the speed of the connection isn't the issue here. The question is: why and how did it change ?