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    Drop in speed when 2 computers connect

    This is a discussion on Drop in speed when 2 computers connect within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I'm having an issue where if I'm on my computer the internet runs fine but as soon as my son ...

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      Question Drop in speed when 2 computers connect

      I'm having an issue where if I'm on my computer the internet runs fine but as soon as my son starts to play his xbox the internet becomes unbearable slow. We are both on a wireless connection to a standard sky netgear router. My downstream connection speed is just under 16mb and line noise is very low, anyone have any ideas?

      I'm running windows vista on the pc.


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      Re: Drop in speed when 2 computers connect

      With a 16 meg sync that shouldnt really be happening. I would suspect it is more likely to be a poor wireless connection. Try changing the wireless channel or preferably the wireless for wires


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      Re: Drop in speed when 2 computers connect

      As advised, chances are that running two wireless connections is topping out the wireless bandwidth available.

      You could try changing channels to see if that helps but connecting one or both pieces of equipment via ethernet would be the best option.

      If you have a choice, wire the Xbox, it will improve gaming dramatically by reducing lag.

     

     

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