LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-12-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
OpenJacob
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question A windows PC slows down my network


Hi everyone.

I have a Actiontec m1000 modem from Qwest that seems to offer more speed to my brothers Windows PC then my Linux PC (same make and module) I checked the ping on all systems, and they all look fine. The only thing that seems different is the number of open sessions in the modem, Linux only uses 2, and Windows uses 80. My guess is that the modem uses sessions to control the bandwidth, but I don't know how to add sessions to Linux networking to compete for bandwidth.
Any ideas?
P.S. I did test in the same browser.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
AsusDave
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 151

Rep: Reputation: 34
Can you review the traffic on your network? A lot of times, a Windows PC will "flood" the network with broadcast traffic.

If you remove the Windows machine, does your access speed up?

Is your NIC connecting at say 10Mb and the Windows at 100Mb?

Just some ideas.
HTH
Dave
 
Old 12-12-2010, 10:05 PM   #3
OpenJacob
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by AsusDave View Post
Can you review the traffic on your network? A lot of times, a Windows PC will "flood" the network with broadcast traffic.
My modem only lists overall traffic rather then listing for each system.
Quote:
If you remove the Windows machine, does your access speed up?
Yes.
Quote:
Is your NIC connecting at say 10Mb and the Windows at 100Mb?

Just some ideas.
HTH
Dave
I don't know how to check NIC in this modem.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 10:29 PM   #4
OpenJacob
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I forgot to say that all the systems connect via Wifi not Ethernet.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 01:19 AM   #5
OpenJacob
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I found one thing that might work.
Set more channels and SSIDs, one for each system to make a limit for all systems.
Will this work?
 
  


Reply

Tags
modem router, network connectivity, speed, win7


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
server slows down network torrent478 Linux - Networking 2 04-29-2008 07:36 PM
network slows down until wifi is turned off esteeven Linux - Wireless Networking 2 10-05-2006 05:58 AM
Network automatically slows down! matt2ss Linux - Networking 6 10-02-2006 02:22 PM
Debian Woody slows down when network is down Maidros Debian 4 08-08-2004 08:38 AM
Network slows down system davecs Linux - Software 10 07-13-2003 11:39 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration