View Full Version : Will networking affect the cable speed?

02-10-00, 12:27 AM
I'm an online gamer. I've got 2 computers at home and 1 is connected to cable. I was thinking of having 2 computers connected to a hub for cable use but I'm kinda hesitant since I was thinking that if I'm online gaming and my brother would use the other computer for online gaming or net surfng as well, it might cause lag or speed degradation. Any answers to these questions would be much appreciated, thanks.

02-11-00, 08:02 AM
Yes, if someone on the other computer is downloading or playing games, your speed will suffer. The ammount will vary depending on what the two computers are doing. (ie. both gaming/downloading large files). If the second is doing nothing more than browsing the net, you don't have much to worry about.

02-11-00, 04:30 PM
Looks like I've got to get another cable modem unit then. Thanks!

02-15-00, 01:36 PM
Getting another cable modem might solve your problem, but in a sense it will not. It's more expensive first off. In addition, you will still be sharing bandwidth from your house to your cable co/ISP central office. Remember, with a cable modem you're sharing bandwidth with everyone else in your area that has one. I haven't had any problems with it though. I have one myself.