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Mac sucking up all my bandwidth

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Hey guys,

I'm not really a mac user, but my brother just set one up on our home network. Any time he turns on airport to connect, the rest of the PCs in the house have massive internet lag. Pages won't load, games disconnect, downloads slow to a crawl.

I had him turn off airport, and my network was instantly up to par again.
The mac is using wireless, but it lags PCs using ethernet AND wireless, so it's just completely saturating my router/internet somehow.

I'm not familiar with mac OSes, so I would appreciate any help in figuring out what on that machine could be eating my intarwebs, and how to fix it. Thanks.
post #2 of 5
Is it an older mac? If so then it might have a G card which with most routers they are limited to the lowest wireless card on the network - G speeds are pretty slow, had that happen with an older Power Book G4

- otherwise mac's don't handle wireless any differently than PC's (we have several mac's at home)
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Unfortunately its not just an issue of dropping to a lower wireless standard, even my desktop, which is plugged in via ethernet, experiences lag when the mac is connected.

If it's not the way it handles wireless, then there must be some software on there that is nuking my router/downloading mass amounts of stuff. Are there any common culprits? I don't really want to go in there and commandeer his girlfriend's computer blindly searching for the source of lag lol
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I can almost guarantee that there is some form of file sharing going on then, When mu sister used to torrent (caught her int he act) the whole network would come to a crawl. All over a couple of albums
   
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Well they claimed not to be downloading anything, so I guess I will have to do some packet sniffing next time it lags to see where all the traffic is going.
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