Kicking roommates off wireless makes internet super fast

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by dpaanlka, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    I've been trying to pinpoint exactly what is causing our internet or our wireless network to get super slow after a few hours of any restarting of the router. I noticed that when I kick my roommates off the network it goes super fast, but once I let them on it gets extra slow after awhile.

    What might be causing this? What should I be looking for on their systems that might be the cluprit? Or my own?

    It's a Netgear WGR614 v6 Router.
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Is your roommate using something like BitTorrent or another P2P app on his computer? That'll kill your connection speed in no time.
     
  3. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

    ltldrummerboy

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    I don't think it's a roommate. I have this very same router and had problems with it until recently when I updated the firmware. It would go suddenly go very slow and sometimes even drop out. No problems now that I've updated.

    edit: Firmware downloads are in the left sidebar of this page.
    edit 2: Before the upgrade, using two wireless devices at once usually made the router go down.
     
  4. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    Thanks, I thought I was going crazy because I think I checked out my roommates' computers pretty darn good and didn't find anything like BitTorrent running. At home I have an Airport Extreme N base station and never have any such problems.

    I went to download the latest firmware but Netgear's website but it says for my v6 router I already have the latest firmware and that I cannot download anything higher than v6.
     
  5. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

    ltldrummerboy

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    Try logging into your router. Under the left sidebar, click "Router Status". Near the top it will tell you the firmware version. See if it says "V2.0.19_1.0.19NA ". That will tell you for certain if you're running the latest firmware. I've had it tell me weird things before when I upgraded. But if it is the latest, you've just got a faulty router that craps out when too many people get on it.
     
  6. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    Yup V2.0.19_1.0.19NA
     

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