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Internet onnection on one dies when other computer boots

By metis_atlantis ·
If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it! I have two laptops, both are networked together (used to be one desktop and one laptop). When the first computer is connected to the internet through wireless and the second one connects to the wireless, the first computer's internet service is interrupted and anything being worked on is lost. Any thoughts? Thank you.

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Same here.. Mac and PC

by your.lit.teacher In reply to Internet onnection on one ...

Hi there,

I'm suffering from the exact same problem. Internet
speeds are fast when it's just my Mac on, but when my
brother turns on his PC (running XP), the internet
connection for my mac just slows down dramatically to
the extent that I can't even load a website.

I've had the same problem with two different routers -
first was a Netgear (piece of crap), and currently using the
same Linksys router as yourself - WRT54G.

Any luck solving this problem? What settings do I have to
tweak?

Thanks in advance for any help given..

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Still have problem

by metis_atlantis In reply to Same here.. Mac and PC

We haven't gotten around to trying another router and can't give you any more than that. Sorry, and good luck.

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Do you connect bu usb port

by peter In reply to Still have problem

Do you connect to the wireless router by an ethernet cable or via a usb port?

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Have you tried hard-wiring the Vista machine ...?

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Internet onnection on one ...

Thereby leaving the wireless system for the XP machines.

Also, Vista runs the wireless system in a completely different way (what else could you possibly expect?) including the methodology it uses to separate the individual wireless channels.

Check what channel Vista is set to and set it to the opposite end of it's frequency range.

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Hope this helps...

by kler83 In reply to Have you tried hard-wirin ...

I hope I can really help. Sounds like you have only 2 pcs right? xp vs vista. Were you able to configure the router properly?
It's like this. Check if you place the ethernet wire from the modem to the router using the ethernet port. otherwise, only one pc can get online.Why vista gets the priority? because it has a lot of new features...including the IP version 6. So try checking where you insert your wire from the modem to the router. Please post so I'll try to search for more info for you...Good luck

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Hope this helps...

by kler83 In reply to Have you tried hard-wirin ...

I hope I can really help. Sounds like you have only 2 pcs right? xp vs vista. Were you able to configure the router properly?
It's like this. Check if you place the ethernet wire from the modem to the router using the ethernet port. otherwise, only one pc can get online.Why vista gets the priority? because it has a lot of new features...including the IP version 6. So try checking where you insert your wire from the modem to the router. Please post so I'll try to search for more info for you...Good luck

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Problem Fixed

by metis_atlantis In reply to Hope this helps...

Thank you for your suggestion, but magically the problem has disappeared since a visit by the Comcast man for an unrelated issue.

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