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by Devonrods / January 31, 2016 6:43 AM PST

Ok so I have decent internet it runs fine when I'm only one using it. But I have family who like to watch Netflix but when they I can't do anything on my laptop it's very laggy. Is there any way I can prioritize to where I get most of the Internet to my computer?

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Clarification Request
Maybe.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2016 7:35 AM PST
In reply to: Internet

That's a feature of some routers. However you may cause Netflix to get laggy.

Did you optimize your network? Such as wire up the Netflix connection (WiFi is shared!) and try the DNS 8.8.8.8?

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Idk what all that is
by Devonrods / January 31, 2016 8:07 AM PST
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I don't know what all that is so prob not

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Then little to do but learn what you can.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2016 8:25 AM PST
In reply to: Idk what all that is

There is no answer I can give that will pack all we need to know in this small text space. Networking is something you learn over time and optimizing comes with that learning.

Netflix can use a big chunk of your internet connection and if you have this on WiFi you further eat into your connection as WiFi is shared. Only one device can talk or listen at a time where as wired connections due to some technical magic can get packets going both ways and across muliple devices at the same time.

The change to DNS can help too as the ISP DNS is often overloaded.

But if this was Greek to you, what's next may be Latin.

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