Internet slows down when mom comes home. (how do i figure out why?)

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  1.    22 Apr 2018 #11

    PolarNettles said: View Post
    Is your console/PC connected to your router through Ethernet or WiFi? Do other devices that show lag when the phone is connected?

    The traffic monitor built in to Android should be accurate so if it's not reporting any traffic then it's likely something else. What WiFi router are you using?

    My PC is connected via ethernet cable. My phone is on the wifi but I never had issues with my phone lagging the internet it's only when my mom comes home and her phone connects to the internet.

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  2.    22 Apr 2018 #12

    Berton said: View Post
    We had the same issue in our church with one Router not having sufficient bandwidth, solution was to change the Wi-Fi password and restrict who used it. The underlying problem was that folks would log on to the Router but fail to log off when finished or leaving then would auto-connect when back in range, took up a lot of bandwidth. Years ago with Dial-up and early broadband everyone in town knew when school was out and kids got home.
    No one but 3 people have access to our internet and the 3rd one rarely visits so that shouldn't be the issue.
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  3.    22 Apr 2018 #13

    slicendice said: View Post
    One probable cause could be all applications and services that start syncing data and check for updates the moment the phone connects to WiFi.

    Does this issue go away after a while when your mom has come home? If not, then next probable cause is your router. The more devices are connected to WiFi, the more interference you will experience and the worse your ping will become.

    Yes the issue does go away once she's home for a bit. But what can be syncing that much data to the point I am at 400 ping in my games?
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  4.    22 Apr 2018 #14

    flybynite said: View Post
    Perhaps you just need faster internet, or a better router.

    don't think that's the issue
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  5.    22 Apr 2018 #15

    You can log onto the router and see if the phone is sending/receiving a lot of data. My guess is that the upload speed would be the limiting factor, for instance if your mom is syncing photos from her phone to a cloud service.

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       23 Apr 2018 #16

    McSweg said: View Post
    Yes the issue does go away once she's home for a bit. But what can be syncing that much data to the point I am at 400 ping in my games?
    What is your usual ping in games?
    What internet speed are you subscribing to?
    What type of connection is it? (xDSL, Cable, Fibre...)
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  7.    23 Apr 2018 #17

    You need to ask your Mom for her phone to see what apps are using the bandwidth once her phone signs onto the wifi. Android settings vary from version to version. Under System Settings, I have a Data Usage selection that breaks down Mobile & WiFi usage per app. I restrict my droid from getting gabby over my carrier's mobile link to prevent surprise billing charges. It's possible that your Mom has this sort of setup to prevent overcharging fees.

    Another option is setting up QOS within your router if available.

    Final option is stay off the gaming until Mom's phone has done it's thing.
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