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File/Printer Sharing Fine, Slow Internet

by Sebby2022 / March 29, 2008 9:42 AM PDT

Hello, I have one wired desktop behind a WGR614v6 router and a wireless laptop behind the same one. I recently set up a Home Network for file and printer sharing and that is working fine. The only thing is, the internet is going noticeably slower on both. I would not think that having the computers connected would cause this. Does anyone have any ideas on why this is happening? Thanks. Both are Windows XP Media Edition.

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Do you have
by PudgyOne / March 29, 2008 8:08 PM PDT

your Netgear WGR614v6 setup as the Forum Sticky suggests?

Updated the firmware in the Netgear.

What type of security are you using?


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derka Durr
by Sebby2022 / March 29, 2008 10:10 PM PDT
In reply to: Do you have

Well, I have WEP and MAC Filtering because I really don't care and live in outside a small town around a bunch of old people. And to Kees, One day the internet was going fine on both, I set up a network, then it went, as I said, noticeably slower for both of us. the laptop more so though. I will try to do that when it is later in the day, as everyone is asleep.

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My old router slowed under WEP and MAC filtering.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2008 10:31 PM PDT
In reply to: derka Durr

But you dismissed the forum's help too quickly in my opinion. While that may not be it, it is a known issue. Are you willing to work the issues we know about?

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I don't think there's any relation between the two facts.
by Kees Bakker / March 29, 2008 8:11 PM PDT

If they are facts. Try: turning off the other machine and disable file and printer sharing on this one. And the other way around. Does that really make a difference?


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