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Something's wrong with the internet connection :/ - January 8th 2011, 05:32 PM

My sister no longer has internet connection in her house so she sometimes brings her laptop up our house. Problem is every time she connects it to the internet our connection goes EXTREMELY slow :/ even after she disconnects her computer.

It's really annoying me right now can anyone explain why? or how I can fix it?

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Re: Something's wrong with the internet connection :/ - January 8th 2011, 06:52 PM

There's a possible chance she got a worm on her laptop and brought it to your network (although I've never seen a worm in action before). I would scan all the systems in your house to make sure she hasn't brought a virus with her. That's the only possible explanation I could think of if it happens when she brought her laptop along.
   
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Re: Something's wrong with the internet connection :/ - January 8th 2011, 08:10 PM

It's fine again now :/ It's really odd, even the internet on my iPod touch was going slow. I just scanned my computer and everything's fine :/


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Re: Something's wrong with the internet connection :/ - January 8th 2011, 11:03 PM

As far as I know, the more computers/laptop that use the same internet connection, the slower the internet is going to be. It also depends on what you're doing on the computer. If she was downloading something, or maybe even streaming, it's possible that she was hogging a lot of the bandwidth from your internet connection. If your internet connection is slower when she's on, that's probably the case. This is just from my experience with using laptops and computers in public libraries, so I could be wrong. Just a possibility.
   
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Re: Something's wrong with the internet connection :/ - January 8th 2011, 11:12 PM

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It's really annoying me right now can anyone explain why? or how I can fix it?

I have a several questions.

What's your internet speed and provider? Just the downstream speed and the name of your ISP are good enough, but additional information never hurts. Also, are you connecting through a router? And who's the network administrator?


It's kind of an obvious thing so I believe that we all know this: More computers connecting to the same network would definitely decrease its speed because the speed has to be divided among them.

If one of the connected systems is downloading something, playing intensive online game, or watching streamed videos, then that system would be using up a huge amount of resources.

^ With that in mind, was your sister downloading anything at all (torrents included)? Was she playing some kind of games or watching videos?

If you have fast enough downstream speed, those won't be much, but if yours is slow, most likely the effect would be quite noticeable.
   
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