I've had some weird issues with my machine at home regarding network speeds. My bandwidth is a up to 30/mbps and I usually hover around 25-30/mbps. But over the last week or so my PC was moving at an abysmal 10/mbps. Even dropping packets, causing me to disconnect from Discord. Latency was all over the place as well, jumping between 60 and 1,000ms. I use a Netgear USB wireless adapter on my PC (I know). So I start troubleshooting. I thought at first that it was internet connection dying but after testing a download on my laptop, everything looks fine. My laptop peaks at 27/mbps. So I figure it's an issue with network adapter. I try reinstalling drivers, using different USB ports, ect. Nothing fixes it. But then I had the idea to try using the wireless adapter on my laptop. To my surprise it works flawlessly. Downloads jump right to where they should be. In a rather bewildered state, I move the USB adapter back to my desktop, and boom. Downloads start running just like before. Everything has been fine for the last ~12 hours.
I have no idea what happened or why that seemed to fix the issue. Does anybody have any idea what issue this was and why whatever I did fixed it?