How come Netflix streeming is slow when my other computers are on the network?

by on February 5, 2011

Q: I have my desktop and two laptops connected to my router as well as my Wii. I just added netflix and when using it, and if the pc or laptops are connected, the netflix has streaming interruptions. Ive checked and yes my Internet slows up. Do I really have to be off the internet for Netflix to work or can I do something else?


One Response to “How come Netflix streeming is slow when my other computers are on the network?”
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    The computers just being on the network won’t impact anything. However, if the computers are doing something such as auto downloading windows updates or something that would use up bandwith and possibly slow down the netflix.

    So your options are:
    1. Monitor the computers and see what they are up to, see if any programs are active in the background, and if there is any data transmission going on. Use Windows Task Manager for that
    2. Consider upgrading your internet connection to a faster speed.