Can someone playing online take away all my bandwidth?
I have Comcast 16 Mbps broadband, I have a D-Link DIR-655 wireless-n router, my computer dual boots with Vista + win 7 x64 Ultimate, my kids PC use XP, one has a wireless-G PCI card and the other one a wireless-B usb hub.
My pc, the Xbox 360 and Brother Networkd printer are the only peripherals wired to the router
Well, the kid with the Wireless-G card is the one that plays World of Warcraft online and it seems that at times, my online experience just crawls to a slow halt... just a few minutes ago I was responding to another post and after hitting the submit button, the screen just stood there like if it was thinking and I literally had to close down the browser, open up a new one for my reply to show up.
Can it be him draining all my bandwidth or should I be looking at an outsider hacking it?
The wireless is secured with a WAP password so I would say I am very secured but the D-Link is new to me so I can't navigate like I used to do with the Linksys. I am sure that a password is needed because my other kid has an i-Touch that it requires him to enter a password to use the wi-fi.
After they go to sleep, I will do a speed test and post it here, at the moment, I barely got to 6MBPS Down and .89 up. I am usually at 12 to 16 down and 2 to 3 up. The test can be deceiving though.
I am not a PC guru but I know my way around computers and I can follow directions fairly well. Any help, hint or guide would be appreciated.