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Problem with wireless streaming while using computer

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    Problem with wireless streaming while using computer


    I cannot say with 100% certainty that this problem started when I upgraded to Windows 8, but it has just become a problem recently, so I suspect it is related to Windows 8. I have a server with Windows 2011, and I use it to store my DVD collection, and then I stream the videos using a Boxee. When my wife is using the Boxee to stream a DVD - or even the PS3 to watch something on Hulu Plus - if I'm playing a game on my computer, whatever stream she's watching hitches up and freezes and generally doesn't work. When I turn the game off, it works fine.

    I was under the impression that the wireless activity would just be handled by the router and my computer wouldn't be involved. I don't know much about networking, so I don't know how to fix this. I have the Windows 8 PC as a member of HomeGroup so I can access the server's files and make adjustments without having to remote to it - I have no idea if this is part of the problem, but I'm putting it out there as a potential part of the problem.

    Any suggestions anyone has would be very greatly appreciated.

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    Win8.1 Pro 64bit


    Check the QoS(quality of Service) in the routers gui interface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fargofallout View Post
    I cannot say with 100% certainty that this problem started when I upgraded to Windows 8, but it has just become a problem recently, so I suspect it is related to Windows 8. I have a server with Windows 2011, and I use it to store my DVD collection, and then I stream the videos using a Boxee. When my wife is using the Boxee to stream a DVD - or even the PS3 to watch something on Hulu Plus - if I'm playing a game on my computer, whatever stream she's watching hitches up and freezes and generally doesn't work. When I turn the game off, it works fine.

    I was under the impression that the wireless activity would just be handled by the router and my computer wouldn't be involved. I don't know much about networking, so I don't know how to fix this. I have the Windows 8 PC as a member of HomeGroup so I can access the server's files and make adjustments without having to remote to it - I have no idea if this is part of the problem, but I'm putting it out there as a potential part of the problem.

    Any suggestions anyone has would be very greatly appreciated.
    The problem is that you are using up all the bandwidth on the wireless side, most of this can be avoided by properly tuning your wireless for maximum bandwidth.

    The thread below talks about this problem and how to tune your wireless.
    wifi status
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Problem with wireless streaming while using computer
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