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Problem Concerning My Home Network


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#1 Isochronix

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:38 AM

Recently, I've added a new computer to my home network for a visiting aunt. In total that makes three desktops, two laptops, two Xboxes and occasionally up to four smart phones connected to the network at any given time. Recently I've noticed that the new computer, one of the other desktops and one of the laptops all seem to have trouble bringing back webpages. During times that his happens not all of the computers are being used and there aren't any downloads going, so I don't believe it's a bandwidth issue. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:15 AM

What happens when you remove the new computer from the computer?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:43 PM

The problem with testing is the problem is intermittent, with no discernable patterns that I've seen. I'll remove the computer from the network and see if the problem arises for the other computers.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:26 PM

what kind of router do you have?

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:08 AM

It's a Netgear N600.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:07 PM

Is the firmware updated on it?

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:23 PM

Yes, I check for updates bi-weekly.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:20 PM

What is being done on the home network any heavy users of youtube, peer to peer type things?

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:08 AM

No. Often times the problem will arise when no one else is even home and only one computer is active. No peer to peer programs are active on the network.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:38 AM

It sounds to me that your router cannot handle that many devices connected to it, so it drops connections. I would recommend another router such as a Linksys/Cisco.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:46 PM

Even though the computers' network status suggests they're still connected to the network and the Internet browser never gives a no Internet connection message? I did disable the 5 GHz broadcast because it was interefering with the wireless Xbox connections. Would that make any difference?

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:15 PM

Did it help with the connectivity? It would eliminate some interference.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:10 AM

The Xbox stays connected now. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't causing any negative side effects. I'm going to head to the store and look into getting a different brand of router soon.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:48 AM

Then that interference caused issues with your X-Box.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:57 AM

I meant turning off the 5.0 GHz broadcast didn't have any negative side effects. I know it caused the Xbox intereference, which is why I disabled it, but I wasn't sure if it was being used for something else.




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