Network Slowdown


Beta member
Hey guys,

I was looking for some information in the internet but I could not find it and I am hoping some of you guys can shed a little light. I have a router that I use to connect my laptop (mac osx) wirelessly and I also connect my desktop (w xp) via ethernet connection. My question was that if my wired connection (ethernet) can slowdown my wifi connection. For example, Will opening a lot of programs (downloading heavy things, etc) in my wired connection affect my wireless wifi? Or are they unrelated? I am using one of the Netgear routers, and using DSL. Thanks a lot! :D


Fully Optimized
I think your network slows down if you are using the internet like downloading/uploading etc if your just playing games or listening to music or on MSN then it wouldn't slow down.


Proper Legend
yea slowdowns will occur. its one shared network, so you also share the internet, so if one person is downloading a lot, then the other persons internet will in theory be slow, or slower than it was before. just depends what you are doing really.