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Internet Speed; Fast but as soon as shared, drops down to unusable speed

Discussion in 'Networking' started by gip213, Oct 1, 2012.

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  1. gip213

    gip213 Thread Starter

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    Hi; I have a Dynalink router and on plan which I get really nice speeds for me (downloads a few megabytes a second), using Windows XP via ethernet.
    However as soon as a laptop is also plugged in also via ethernet and streams videos, the internet on my Windows XP computer is so slow, web pages can barely open.
    Is there anyone to somehow make both of them at least able to both use the internet? What's the problem? Thanks in advance for any help
     
  2. etaf

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    sounds like the laptop is hogging all the bandwidth

    what speed do you actually have - via www.speedtest.net ?

    what happens if the laptop is connected and not streaming videos - it may also have a number of downloads - updates running in the background
     
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