1 router 2 computers

July 7, 2009 at 17:35:14
Specs: Windows Vista
I have DSL and I have a router. The router and dsl are on main computer, but when my son gets on the internet on his computer, our slows down ALOT. I have the fastest dsl that bellsouth has, what can i do to help this and make them both work at the proper speed?

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#1
July 7, 2009 at 18:23:58
Well what is your son doing on internet? File-sharing & constant downloading will chew into your bandwidth and unless you shell out for a router with managed load capability ( Enterprize level costing $Ks) then self-regulation is the way to go. One presumes your Son is connecting either wired or wirelessly to the router. If his activity becomes a problem you can always log into the router admin from your PC and cut him off.

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#2
July 7, 2009 at 18:42:06
They make also computers with software and devices to limit bandwidth.

I would really take a look at his system to see if he is using all the bandwidth or malware or spyware taking up resources.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#3
July 8, 2009 at 03:57:52
He is on youtube and downloading music on mp3 rocket. I do not have a problem with him doing that, it's just when we want to use our computer, we would not like it to act like it is on dial up. The wireless router we have is a Beklin. About 4 yrs old, should we look at upgrading it to a newer one?

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#4
July 8, 2009 at 07:24:34
He is on youtube and downloading music on mp3 rocket. I do not have a problem with him doing that, it's just when we want to use our computer, we would not like it to act like it is on dial up.

That's what's eating your bandwidth right there. Downloading any large files will do that.

The wireless router we have is a Beklin. About 4 yrs old, should we look at upgrading it to a newer one?

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

The issue isn't your router, it's your son's bandwidth hogging that's slowing you down. If it were me, I'd just unplug him while I'm online, and plug him in again when I'm finished. That or limit him to times of day when you're not using it.

I've done both in the past with my kid. He didn't like either very much but I'm the one paying for the internet so he had two choices....live with it or get a job and pay for his own. He lived with it until he moved out.

Ironically, he now has a roommate that downloads constantly and it makes me laugh every time I hear my son complain about how his roomie's bandwidth hogging activities annoy him! LOL


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#5
July 8, 2009 at 07:27:57
Thank you for all the help and advice !!! I will do that.

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#6
July 8, 2009 at 07:57:21
set his nic to 10mbps and let yours stay at 100mbps. You will get better bandwidth then your son will

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