2 Speeds diff pcs same network and Drop after streaming.
by JohnBogrand - 6/5/12 6:17 AM
I have a few PCs on a broad band connection through comcast. Recently my vista os one after trying to update to sp2 and loading diablo 3 and removing norton anti virus this pc has massive degrade (to 200 kbs) of speed. My windows 7 laptop on the other hand maintains 2.5 million to 10.5 million bps.
This seems to happen only after starting a movie on the Vista PC. I can then restart and it will go back to a faster speed though it seems to be slower than the win 7 laptop.
I have turned on resource monitoring to see if anything is hogging up the network. Behavior I thought was odd was the type of network services running for firefox seemed different between the two machines. However after killing the browser and testing using chrome the speed remains down though the network usage is low.
Also when watching movies on both machines or voip usage on the win 7 the vista seems to kill the entire network for a while until I kill the browser running the movie. Note that I have used multiple browsers for the movie usage and same results occur.
Suggestion on where to look to fix my issue on I think Vista? (updating isn't an option the sp2 won't occur and can't loose data on that machine.)