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Richard, Network Specialist
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Experience:  20 years consulting in the IT industry with Networking
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I play an online game, and i have always problems when I

Customer Question

Hello, I play an online game, and i have always problems when I play it , and at the same time, someone at home would be using the WiFi. is there any way to dedicate a bandwith for the laptop usage only that wont be affected by other users?
i have broadband 16mb download/ 1mb upload.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

Hi there and welcome

Can you tell me the make and model of your wifi router please?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi Richard, it is a D-Link, DIR615 model
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.


this modem has no bandwidth management but most games do not need 16MB, so looks like its the actual wifi interference.

What is it they are connecting there to wifi?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
in addition to the laptop, couple mobile phones, and an iPad. simply browsing through facebook would interfere heavily with the ping and latency of the game ..
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

ok, its not about dedicating bandwidth then, there is an issue somewhere

remove the power to the wifi router, wait 5 minutes, connect the power and tell me how it then functions please.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i am not currently at home - can we resume this once i go back
Expert:  Richard replied 11 months ago.

yes we can