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Problem with wireless streaming while using computer


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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

Metalmania31

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Check the QoS(quality of Service) in the routers gui interface.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Core I5 3570K 3.4Ghz w/ Zalman CNPS9900NT RT
    Motherboard
    MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming
    Memory
    G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GbXL ; 4Gx2
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual ViewSonic VX2770Smh-LED Black 27" IPS-Panel
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel 730 Series SSD 240GBx2 RAID0 Win8.1Pro 6GB/s Sata III
    Intel 320 Series SSD 600GBx2 RAID0 Games 3GB/s Sata II
    Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD Itunes Drive 6GB/s Sata III
    Western Digital Scorpio Black 1TB - Docked via Esata
    PSU
    Cooler Master GX 750W
    Case
    Corsair Vengence C70
    Cooling
    120mm, 140mm.
    Keyboard
    Corsair Vengence K70
    Mouse
    Logitech G500 Laser
    Internet Speed
    Generally 50/Mbps+
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome, IE
    Other Info
    Samsung Bluray Optical Drive
    WD 1tb storage backup with Thermatake dock
    Sennheiser 558 Headphones
    Swan M50W 2.1 speakers
    Netgear WNDR4500
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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.
http://www.eightforums.com/network-sharing/10053-wifi-status.html#post123297
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

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