Will Playing online effect internet speed?

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July 23, 2010 at 18:02:05
Specs: Windows XP, pentium(r) 4, 256 MB of Ram
I recently got a home network installed. When we first got it the internet was as fast as it's ever been. It's been a few weeks and a few hours of online gaming and everything has slowed down.

I was wondering if my computer stores the memory or something that my playstaion makes, making it slower. If this happens is there a way to fix it. I have deleted the temp. internet files, updated the computer, and scaned for spyware.

Also I've noticed everytime I open internet explorer task manager opens a new iexplore.exe instead of using the previous one. Why is this?


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#1
July 24, 2010 at 06:06:56
Gaming should not affect bandwidth. But there are a lot of other things that can. Most common is network congestion. The more people on at the same time, the slower it gets for everybody.

It's entirely possible when you first got hooked up there weren't too many people on your segment of the provider's highspeed network but since then, they've added more customers on that same segment. As I said above, more congestion = slower network.

Also I've noticed everytime I open internet explorer task manager opens a new iexplore.exe instead of using the previous one. Why is this?

Ummm..........that would be because you opened a new one silly. Next time, open a tab in the one that's open instead of opening a new instance of IE.

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July 24, 2010 at 08:33:29
Thanks for the response, problem isn't as bad right now. Must only happen when other people are hogging the network.

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#3
July 25, 2010 at 10:51:43
This most likely is network congestion as Curt said, but you might want to consider (during these congested hours) making sure your computers are not connected to P2P clients (limewire, vuze) or any other programs you might have running that might continuously use a lot of bandwidth.

I use Verizon Wireless for my internet (which might be similar to yours in your congested hours) and the biggest thing that gets me are Windows Updates. If you let Windows update anytime it wants it seems like it is always updating when you don't want it to so you might check that out. These things might improve your performance during peek hours.

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July 26, 2010 at 07:39:42
Good post mikey27272

I forgot to add that little tidbit of important info about how downloading on your LAN can adversely affect your gaming.

I'm an gamer myself and if my wife goes on the internet and starts downloading anything, my game drags so badly I have to stop. Needless to say, we've come to an arrangement, if she completely avoids downloading anything while I'm gaming, her downloads won't unexpectedly stop in the middle.........LOL

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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