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Windows 7: win7 hogs the avail bandwidth?

13 Sep 2010   #1
MQubed

win 7 (and others)
 
 
win7 hogs the avail bandwidth?

We've been having wireless connection problems for several months now, and after replacing the router and the modem, someone just suggested that something similar happens when a computer running win7 logs into the network.

We have a variety of computers and operating systems, but without fail, when the win7 laptop powers up and goes online, the connection keeps dropping (even for the computer in the same room as the router with 100% signal). Our cable folk don't see a problem on their side (hence the new router & modem).

Does anyone have any information on this or how to fix it?
THANKS!!


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13 Sep 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MQubed View Post
We've been having wireless connection problems for several months now, and after replacing the router and the modem, someone just suggested that something similar happens when a computer running win7 logs into the network.

We have a variety of computers and operating systems, but without fail, when the win7 laptop powers up and goes online, the connection keeps dropping (even for the computer in the same room as the router with 100% signal). Our cable folk don't see a problem on their side (hence the new router & modem).

Does anyone have any information on this or how to fix it?
THANKS!!

I will bet you are running "homegroup" for networking. Homegroup uses IPv6 and is designed for win 7 only networks. Homegroup has various issues especially on older hardware.

You can test to see if that is the problem by creating a new network connection using "workgroup" instead. If it works you can kill IPv6 and homegroup


Ken
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13 Sep 2010   #3
MQubed

win 7 (and others)
 
 

Thanks for your response Ken.
Is the group (home or work) set on the w7 computer?
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13 Sep 2010   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Yes, on the Win 7 computer. See here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...te-a-workgroup
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