Topic: My Chumby went crazy yesterday and is destroying my Internet speed
I am not a developer, just a Chumby user with the Startrek clock by my bed. My home network slowed down horribly yesterday and became pretty much unusable. Speedtests would show very slow downloads and wouldn't even finish for uploads. I have Ethernet-wired PC's and a bunch of wifi devices. I called my ISP for support and they said my DSL line was fine, but there was heavy continuous traffic. I could see from my router that the heavy traffic was on the wifi side and to confirm that I turned off wifi for a while and the wired PC's worked perfectly with the Internet at full speed.
I then isolated the problem by turning off devices and was quite surprised that the offender turned out to be the Chumby. It is very repeatable; I turn it off and everything else starts working with full speed. I turn it on and wait a couple of minutes and everything else gets slow again.
I am posting this to warn other Chumby users that if your network slows down, try turning off the Chumby.