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Standard User simplysimon911
(newbie) Sat 15-Jun-19 17:20:07
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issues over LAN


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Hello
i have 40 meg fibre provided by plusnet using an ethernet cable from a pc into the router. All good with the PC and other wifi hardware. When i plug another pc into the router via an ethernet cable the speed drops to 1mb on both PCs. The wifi stays normal, sometimes, other times that drops aswell. i updated the drivers to the network cards etc and had the line tested which is good. Is this the router?
i would also note that the speed drops from 40meg to 1.5meg every 24hrs so i have to restart the router.

thanks in advance

Simon
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 15-Jun-19 18:16:10
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Re: issues over LAN


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Have you checked the traffic either PC is sending/receiving. Windows 10 task manager should let you identify which app is using a lot of bandwidth

Have you also checked that the IP address is unique on each PC

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Standard User ggremlin
(experienced) Sat 15-Jun-19 21:13:43
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Re: issues over LAN


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this /can/ happen if the 'new' pc has both wifi and lan connections so you get weird network loops

edit:
or even both 2.4 and 5gHz wifi connections.

Edited by ggremlin (Sat 15-Jun-19 21:22:07)


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Standard User John_Gray
(member) Mon 01-Jul-19 16:49:44
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Re: issues over LAN


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In reply to a post by ggremlin:
this /can/ happen if the 'new' pc has both wifi and lan connections so you get weird network loops
Interesting - I've done this with several laptops without thinking, and never encountered any attributable problem.
Standard User gmangt4
(regular) Mon 01-Jul-19 17:11:51
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Re: issues over LAN


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Tried different ethernet cables?
Standard User kev_445
(regular) Tue 02-Jul-19 09:29:34
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Re: issues over LAN


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It doesn't cause an issue, as each connection will have its own IP address.
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