Hey, asking for help here cause I have nobody else to run too. Also forgive my ignorance.
I have been connecting 3 PC's to an AT&T Router/Modem 2Wire, and it has been fine. My father got a new PC from his work, and about the time he got that PC, we have been experiencing bandwidth problems. Running computer games at 800ms Ping; very sluggish internet speed, ect.
We first blamed AT&T and called them twice with 5 days in between. They had us disconnect all pc's except for one, and run a bandwidth test both times. This turned out to speed up everything to normal rates. Then they told us we needed to upgrade our 3Mb/s to a higher service. (the only other service they offered was 6Mb/s). Well, we could afford the 5$ increase, and although feeling like we might have been scammed, we bought the higher service after the second call. This did not help at all, when one PC was connected, the rate was clearly faster - but that is it.
We haven't called AT&T back because we realize they will blame the computer, in which they may be right. My best guess now is that my fathers PC is sucking up 100% of the bandwidth, and when I or anyone else use the internet, its slow. Also when he is connected and I begin to use it, it becomes slow for me.
I understand this isn't a very specific question, but is there some setting that my fathers PC needs changed, Is the Modem/Router broken or screwy? ( we haven't reset it, we keep rebooting it but no effect) This is extremely frustrating, does anyone have any help whatsoever? Its been about 3 weeks.