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Going insane with router and multple access points

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December 16, 2012 3:02:00 PM

Hello ya'll, I'm having an issue with my wireless router. I am currently using a Belkin wireless router with multiple wireless access points through the household. The problem I'm experiencing is when I am attempting to use more than one computer at a time, the other computers on the network will drop signal and only say "limited connectivity", Cannot find DNS host, or will not identify any wireless network in the house. When I am using a program that requires a lot of bandwidth the program is dropped and internet connectivity is lost, I find that i have to reset the network by either removing the wireless network adapter or powering down the unit. I cannot use an Xbox on the network through the router or it lags heavily, also like I stated World of Warcraft as well. When the Xbox is wired DIRECTLY to the modem there is no issue but as long as I route it through the wireless router and back out through the back with another Ethernet cable it also lags. This seemed to start happening when I introduced a new PC into the network that uses Windows 8 I am not sure if this is related but It seems to be when this PC is off all the problems cease to exist for the MOST PART. I did a download speed test on this PC and it averaged roughly 350-400 kbs when all other computers on the network were well into 1.2 mbps. I have a new router and a new cable modem still experiencing the same problem. My firewall is turned OFF and I have tried opening ports on the router did not seem to help, All drivers are up to date on the pc. I have contacted ea games for support through WoW and they are useless. I am confused. Help me please. :bounce: 
December 16, 2012 3:28:35 PM

The new computer with Windows 8 is connected wirelessly ? Can you connect the new computer by ethernet cable ?
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December 16, 2012 3:38:52 PM

I lugged it down the stairs and tried going straight into to modem with an Ethernet and experienced no problems, cant get a cord up to my room though
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December 16, 2012 3:39:25 PM

Ran a tracert, had multple timeouts and increased time through 30 tests
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December 16, 2012 3:42:05 PM

It may be that your computers wireless card is not configured correctly or that it's defective. Yes brand new parts can be defective.
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December 16, 2012 3:47:18 PM

Ive swapped the wireless USB adapter into another computer and it has worked properly with good Incoming and outgoing speeds
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December 16, 2012 6:43:22 PM

How many devices are there using wireless ?
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December 16, 2012 7:17:14 PM

iIf i turn all of them on more roughly 7-9 but usually 1-3
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December 16, 2012 7:29:50 PM

even if I have only one and am running through the router it can only handle light internet browsing webpages, cant stream anything or play an MMO
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