December 15th, 2008, 03:48 PM #1
- Join Date
- Dec 2008
2 Computers 1 Router- Suggestions
Recently we have networked our two PC's together in the same room. We are using a Belkin Wireless G router Model #F5D7230-4. Both PC's are wired, we are not utalizing the wireless capability yet. Before my PC was thrown into the mix the surfing, streaming, etc and playing World of Warcraft was perfect. Now that both PC's are hooked in, our latency/lag is terrible. We are constantly booted from the game, if one is surfing and the other is playing we have the same problem. Even if 1 PC is completely turned off we are still having teh same issues. Our internet connection is a cable connection from Time Warner/Road Runner, we pay for the highest tier package that they offer. Just an FYI, we tried this same deal with his mother's computer when he still lived there and were having the same problems. (Cable connection as well)
My boyfriend seems to think we need a better, more expensive router but I am not sure this is the problem. My brother and I had 3 PC's hooked up to a Linksys switch (not sure what model) and we ran 3 PC's in our house just fine, sometimes all playing WoW together, although our net connection was DSL, not cable.
My thoughts are:
1) Cable internet is no good for what we are trying to accomplish?
2) Maybe one of us needs to switch our Ethernet card?
3) Possibly a switch instead of a router is the answer?
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I don't have exact specs for our PC's but we have up to date RAM, Graphics etc.
I am starting to think we will never be able to network our PC's in perfect harmony and this makes me sad not to mentioned frustrated.
December 16th, 2008, 01:39 PM #2
2) it may be but you might want to try checking the settings of your router
3) a switch is not advised as you are losing your firewall.
I would start with checking the settings on the router, make sure that its set up for DHCP and doesnt seem to have any odd forwarding settings. If your going static, make sure your setting up the static IPs properly on your machines to match what your offering on the computers. Turn off the wireless if your not using it.
Once you know your router works fine, check the settings on your modem. You may need to call your ISP and have tech support walk you through some configuration changes based on your needs.
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By zskillz in forum Technical SupportReplies: 1Last Post: May 14th, 2011, 11:36 AM
By railfrog in forum Networking and InternetReplies: 13Last Post: September 22nd, 2008, 09:47 AM
By m0id in forum Networking and InternetReplies: 1Last Post: May 24th, 2005, 07:23 AM
By Beemer in forum Networking and InternetReplies: 3Last Post: April 24th, 2003, 09:15 AM
By beppodmime in forum Networking and InternetReplies: 7Last Post: March 16th, 2003, 09:30 PM