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So, I'm an xbox fanatic, and I play often, but recently, I've discovered that my dad's computer build is somehow demolishing the bandwidth of our internet connection, and therefore making my multiplayer games lag out completely. I recently downloaded a software to monitor the bandwidth of my whole network, and I have some results. I have found out that turning off my father's computer fixes the problem, but he wants to work, and I want to play. Could anyone help me out?

Stable Readings:
Outbound Speed: 990kbps - 1.2mbps
Inbound Speed: 70-100kbps

I have no idea how the scale works. Are these readings normal for a family internet connection with 3-5 devices currently using the internet? So far, I cannot figure out what is causing the xbox to lag, except turning off my dads computer. Yes, I have taken trouble-shooting steps to try and solve the problem, but I can't seem to diagnose or find the problem. smile.gif Thanks
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What router have you got?

Does your father do anything which relies on heavy UDP traffic or makes lots of connections (eg torrents)?
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No, In fact those reading were of my network with nothing active. We have a Netgear RANGEMAX Wireless router, but my dad uses a wired connection, and my xbox uses wireless.
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