Hello, Me and my family (brother, mum, dad) live in the same house hold, and we have all been experiencing lag problems. Now, by lag I don't mean slow connection, or jumpy graphics in video games; every now and then the connection drops, and it takes a few minutes before we can reconnect. This doesn't always happen at peak times; it happened to my dad today at 7:30 am! Sometimes, like just now, my dad lagged out on his computer, I did but my brother didn't (my dad has a really old machine, my mum uses a school laptop and me+bro use a gaming PC). Only me and bro are usually on at the same time, but I often lag even when nobody else is online. My neighbour across the street says he has also been experiencing the same symptoms of lag as me, when playing online games (he will randomly drop), and it started for him around roughly the same time I started experiencing them (it started about a few months ago).
Is this usual behavior for lag? does my family need a better router? I am not sure why it happens, any help would be much appreciated.
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What router are you currently using? Has anyone attempted to update the firmware in the router yet? Does everyone have the most up to date network drivers for their computers (as found at the network chip manufacturer's website, NOT from Windows Update)? Does the router have a wireless AP built in? If so, have you secured the wireless properly?