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Any time I use a download manager it disconnects our whole house, I was fine on windows 7

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April 5, 2013 10:55:02 PM

This is a long shot seeing as I couldn't find anything about this anywhere, but I was hoping you guys here at Tom's Hardware could help. My problem is that any time I start a download manager I disconnect and take out anybody on our router as well. What's going on here? If you need more info about anything I'm willing to provide it.

I forgot to mention, I've tried multiple managers such as Bitcomet, Utorrent, Flashget, FIDM and IDM.

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April 5, 2013 11:04:02 PM

I had a router that did this, we usually have 6 and sometimes 8 ppl in our house and everyone has a device using wifi. Our router would disconnect and or crash or get flakey (Dlink DIR-655). It couldn't handle the number of connections, and it sounds like what is going on with you. Sounds like it's just not able to manage keeping all those connections going.

I bought an ASUS black diamond and that fixed the problem. That router died so I bought a Netgear wndr4300 and it works even better. Also FYI, I recently read that routers just die after a few years because the radio has to handle a lot of power all the time and that causes them to have short lives. I think a new router would fix you up.
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April 7, 2013 11:04:25 PM

royalcrown said:
I had a router that did this, we usually have 6 and sometimes 8 ppl in our house and everyone has a device using wifi. Our router would disconnect and or crash or get flakey (Dlink DIR-655). It couldn't handle the number of connections, and it sounds like what is going on with you. Sounds like it's just not able to manage keeping all those connections going.

I bought an ASUS black diamond and that fixed the problem. That router died so I bought a Netgear wndr4300 and it works even better. Also FYI, I recently read that routers just die after a few years because the radio has to handle a lot of power all the time and that causes them to have short lives. I think a new router would fix you up.

We have less people in our house now than ever, and it just started up when I upgraded my windows. I'm running a 1 year old router, I don't remember which model, but it shouldn't be the router that's the problem. Its literally only caused by me starting up a download manager.
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April 7, 2013 11:21:52 PM

Well the only thing the download managers do is open more connections. You could go in and reduce the number of concurrent connections in your download and torrent software and see if that helps.
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April 7, 2013 11:24:57 PM

Your windows shouldn't screw everyone else over unless you have malware or something that is flooding the network with packets or open connections. Other than that what I said above will hopefully help you out. Hope this helps :) 
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