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

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  1.    22 Apr 2018 #1

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


    Hello! So I was playing a video game and when ever my mom comes home my internet starts to lag, very bad. I can tell b/c of the ping spike in game. I figured out the issue is coming from my moms phone when it auto connects to our wifi. I disabled the wifi on her phone and notice the lag was gone and when I reconnected with her phone the lag was back.

    I checked her recently used apps to see if shes using something that can be uploading or downloading data but no app seems like it's doing so. How can I figure out what's exactly making my internet lag on her phone?


    it's android phone and it isn't rooted so is there any network apps or something like that?
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  2.    22 Apr 2018 #2

    What do you mean precisely when she comes home. Does she have a computer? Are you on wifi, if so what version (b/g/n/ac).

    If its a frequent problem and your house is not too large or old, consider powerline adaptors.
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  3.    22 Apr 2018 #3

    It's quite possible that your mom has parental controls set up and doesn't want her son gaming all the time.
    Most parents want their kids doing their school work first.
    Why don't you ask her.
    Personally nobody here should be telling a child how to disobey the childs parents.
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  4.    22 Apr 2018 #4

    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?
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       22 Apr 2018 #5

    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.
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       22 Apr 2018 #6

    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.
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  7.    22 Apr 2018 #7

    Perhaps you just need faster internet, or a better router.
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       22 Apr 2018 #8

    If you are using WiFi, You may have a better connection at say 150Mb, Your Mum might not have a device capable of this and connects at say 54Mb, Once she connects to the router it will switch all connected devices to the slower speed of 54Mb.

    If you have a router that has both 2.4 and 5Ghz I would connect to the band that she is not using.
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  9.    22 Apr 2018 #9

    swarfega said: View Post
    What do you mean precisely when she comes home. Does she have a computer? Are you on wifi, if so what version (b/g/n/ac).

    If its a frequent problem and your house is not too large or old, consider powerline adaptors.

    Basically when she's in range of our wifi her phone auto connects to our wifi. I am on the wifi (my phone is on the wifi) my computer is completely wired to our internet as well.

    It's her phone only not her computer.

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  10.    22 Apr 2018 #10

    BRKKAB said: View Post
    It's quite possible that your mom has parental controls set up and doesn't want her son gaming all the time.
    Most parents want their kids doing their school work first.
    Why don't you ask her.
    Personally nobody here should be telling a child how to disobey the childs parents.
    No she doesn't. I am 21 lol and she doesn't know what parent controls are and I have full control of the router and I have parent control disabled.

    And if you're wondering why my name is cringy it's just a throw-away name. Yes there are 21 year olds who still with their parents that play video games.
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