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Wii hogging the internet connection?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by Hatha, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Hatha

    Hatha WiiChat Member

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    I have had mine a week now, and since I connected it to the internet, I've noticed problems with some internet applications on my PC. I'm struggling to use Skype, the only way I can get it to dial out is to d/c the Wii from the network and reboot the router a few times. It also refuses to load some heavy webpages.

    Anyone have any idea of how much bandwidth it uses? I have a 2Mg connection. My PC is connected via Ethernet to my router, and the Wii is connected to the router via wireless. The Wii appears to function fine, it tolerated the flash updates and such, it's the other internet using machines in the house that are suffering.

    Anyone else having the same problem?
     
  2. PtonJalken

    PtonJalken Ptowwnaagee!

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    Mine seems fine, on online games my ping only went up by like.. 5-10tops.
     
  3. UsedRugs

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    Its not the Wii. Its uses so little bandwidth.
     
  4. paintba||er

    paintba||er WiiChat Member

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    I got mine hooked up and I haven't noticed a change in speed. I have 6MB/s so I have more speed to begin with but I don't think thats your problem.
     
  5. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Might want to see if anyone's using it...
     
  6. Hatha

    Hatha WiiChat Member

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    I have WEP encryption with a strong password. No-one is going to guess it, and strange how my problems only started since the Wii arrived....
     
  7. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    That's really weird then...Just unplug the wii and see if your connection is still slow??
     
  8. Major Tom

    Major Tom Uss Clan *****

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    It never bothered me. The only thing that even remotely slows down our connection is the 360. My household has 1 Computer, 1 laptop, 1 Xbox 360, 1 Wii, & 2 Nintendo DS's hooked up & we have very very little slow down. The worst slowdown we ever had was our download speeds went from 1200kbs to 1150kbs.
     
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  9. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    my dl speeds are..........3 kb/s

    Cable isn't available
    DSl is too far away to be effective... I'm running at 33k right now...
     
  10. paintba||er

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    Damn you have a fast connection. I'm assuming you meant KBs not MB since 1200 MBs is extremely fast. I usually get around 900 KB/s with bursts of speed up to 1300 KB/s (Comcast Power Boost).
     
  11. Major Tom

    Major Tom Uss Clan *****

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    Yeah 1200kb sorry.
     
  12. huzzellio

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    Haven't noticed a drop in performance since I connected the Wii either........very strange.
     
  13. RainCoal

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    You are right

    It does the same for me.. I have very high speed connection. Turn on Netflix on my Wii and everything drops off my 3 computers.. turn the wii off and all goes back to normal.

    We need to find out why some people have this very real problem and others do not..
     
  14. CapnJonas

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    i have just over 700 kb/sec (verizon high-speed over phone line), but my wii is damn slow (can barely use yahoo & all the video sites use flash 10 now) & mu iMac G3 never exceeds 100kb/s. am i not getting what i pay for?
     

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