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Slow Laptop Internet when smartphone is near?

by KingKanute / April 8, 2016 4:24 PM PDT

So I have an ASUS laptop and whenever I have my LG G4 next to it, my internet connection on the laptop will slow down. YouTube videos buffer, online video games lag, and websites take a while to open. It's not the location of my house, because the problem arises wherever I am, the only thing is that my phone is next to the laptop. I turned off the WiFi on my phone and the connection goes back to normal. This is annoying because I use my phone a lot when I use my laptop and I don't have this problem with my PC. I've tested internet speeds and it seems to indicate that when my phone uses the WiFi, my laptop's ping, download, and upload speeds go down.
The effect also happens on my phone. If it's near my laptop, the phone's connection will slow down too.
Is there any way to keep my phone from hogging the bandwidth, because it seems to only do this when my phone is near the laptop, the internet will be normal when the phone is far away. If I walk away with the phone, its connection goes back to normal.

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What is your phone doing with the internet?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2016 4:31 PM PDT

I'd want to know what my phone is doing on the WiFi.

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go into router's wifi settings
by James Denison / April 8, 2016 5:28 PM PDT

limit the speed of each wifi connection or user. If it's not in the wifi setting, then check other areas, you will find it.

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Re: WiFi
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 15, 2016 7:10 AM PDT

My router can use the 2.4 and 5 Ghz bands simultaneously.

If yours can do the same, try to setup lap top and phone in such a way that they use this different bands. Maybe the interference is gone then.


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