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post #1 of 11
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I noticed this with my new build, whenever I start a download my internet slows to pretty much nothing. For instance if I am in skype and I start to download the league of legends patch. My skype will lag severely and or disconnect and web pages will take a very long time to open or not open at all. I have a biostar TZ68K+ mobo, on a 6mb cable connection. Is there something I might have over looked option/setup wise? Any help will be awesome, this has gotten ridiculous.
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Which router/modem?
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Sorry for the late response. Modem is a Motorola surfboard and the router is the linksys WRT54G I am hardlined.
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Does it exhibit the same behavior if you turn off peer-to-peer transfers on the LoL patcher?
Torrents or torrent-like implementations will commonly place a load on older routers that will render them unusable.
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It doesnt only do it while patching league, for instance just now I loaded a youtube video in 720p and as long as the video bar was loading my skype and internet were pretty much frozen. As soon as I closed the youtube page everything was fine. Now say I watched a youtube video in normal or low definition it is fine. I guess there is no "strain" on my internet while doing so? I dont know if that makes sense.
post #6 of 11
Sounds like a bandwidth problem. Who is your provider? Most ISPs advertise something like 6mb connections and they can hit that for brief periods but don't sustain that. For instance I pay for a 3mb download and 1 mb upload. I get on average 300 kb download and around 100 mb upload, this runs out if everyone in the house is doing something online. I live in the middle of nowhere rolleyes.gif. Try downloading something from a set of servers that rarely have slow downs like Microsoft and see where it averages out at. Sites like speedtest.net will generally only show you theoretical burst speeds.

My other idea is dependent on your setup. Is the Surfboard in bridge mode and the router contains the login information? or do you login to the surfboard? (if the latter is the case I suspect you may also be double nat-ing). You may have other traffic on your LAN or perhaps a QoS rule is playing havok with bandwidth allocation.
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post #7 of 11
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I log into the router, also this wasn't happening with my old PC, so I am thinking its a setting I overlooked maybe? This sucks. I will try the microsoft DL though.
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I'm betting on a QoS rule or something similar then. I would just re-initialize everything and start it back if it isn't too much trouble. Short of that it would almost have to be an ISP issue I would think. Last test you could try is having your pc set up with an hd video stream and another browsing or doing something that has been giving you troubles on just yours. If it works fine with both and neither slow down then it'll point you towards a hardware error. If one of them does slow down then it's a ISP issue.
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post #9 of 11
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I just called Comcast and they said my modem is getting excellent signal. I bypassed the router and it didn't make any difference.Did the same thing, so i am at standstill. I am pretty retarded when it comes to networks etc, so im not sure what a QoS rule is.
post #10 of 11
Go into your browser and go to
http://192.168.100.1


Then post screenshots of every tab.


Then, go to http://192.168.1.1

and post screenshots of every tab there (except for wireless, we don't need to know anything about that)

Also, try using this:
http://netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/

And respond back with the results.
Edited by Lige - 9/22/12 at 8:34pm
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