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Does number of users on wifi affect speed

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January 22, 2011 6:49:00 PM

Hello,

I set up an AdHoc wifi network for other users to connect to internet.
My laptop is connected to a wired broadband connection. If number of users increase on the WiFi network,what are the affects on
1)My internet speed
2)My Laptop
3)Intenet speed of users

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a b $ Windows 7
January 22, 2011 6:58:17 PM

Simply yes!the more users on at the same time uses bandwith.
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a c 420 $ Windows 7
January 22, 2011 7:11:40 PM

Yes without a doubt!
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a b $ Windows 7
January 23, 2011 7:21:02 AM

The more users on any network, wired or wireless, the less bandwidth available to each of them. Pretty obvious really.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 23, 2011 11:53:34 AM

The type of activity also has a huge impact on performance.
If everyone is only checking e-mail it's not likely to cause slowdowns.
But if you have someone trying to stream a NetFlix movie and someone else running a Skype video chat you can probably forget about playing an online game as well.
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a c 372 $ Windows 7
January 24, 2011 2:48:40 PM

Basically each device on a wirless network halves the bandwidth available for other devices. Wireless acts like a hub not like a switch, where every port has full bandwidth.
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