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Vanishes
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I have a problem with one PC on my Wireless network taking over all of the bandwidth.  As soon as it's switched on all other devices (laptops, phones, ipads etc) are reduced to a crawling connection or are disconnected altogether.  As soon as the PC is switched off everything returns to normal.  How can I stop this PC taking over everything?  All devices connect wirelessly through a Home Hub 3.

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cameron1590
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Hi

Are you downloading anything on the pc ?
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imjolly
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moved to this board

 

have you tried changing the wireless in the hub from b/g/n to just b/g unless all your devices are 'n' rated

 

there is no facility in the HH3 to allocate bandwidth to a device.  have you checked for a virus which is using your machine as a server - constantly uploading



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Vanishes
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It was a brand new machine bought on christmas day for my son.  As soon as he connected to the Router it took all the Bandwidth and has done so since then.  Are there any third party programs you could suggest that I might be able to use to throttle the connection to the PC?

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imjolly
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if it's a windows machine is it getting updates which might be quite large.  have you tried changing to b/g especially if you other machines are older and probably not 'n' rated



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Keith_Beddoe
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@Vanishes wrote:

It was a brand new machine bought on christmas day for my son.  As soon as he connected to the Router it took all the Bandwidth and has done so since then.  Are there any third party programs you could suggest that I might be able to use to throttle the connection to the PC?


I bet its a Windows 8 machine. There are some very large updates to Windows 8. I know because I "prepared" a Windows laptop for a friends Christmas present, and the dowloads took hours, even on a LAN connection.

 

You can try disabling automatic updated for a short while, and see if it helps. You can always re-enable them when nobody else needs the Internet.

 

Also make sure that IPv6 is unticked on the network settings, as that can generate a lot of extra local MDNS traffic.

 

 

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imjolly
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updates were my first thought as well Keith



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Keith_Beddoe
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Connecting the computer directly to the home hub using an Ethernet cable, would reduce the loading on the wireless network, at least until all of the updates are completed.

 

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Vanishes
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I've changed the settings to b/g.  I'll see how that goes and let you know.  Thank you very much for your quick responses.  Very much appreciated!

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Vanishes
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Yes, it's a Windows 8 machine and is updating a lot.  I'll switch off the auto update and change the Network Settings as suggested.  Sounds like that might be it.  Fingers crossed  🙂

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