Xbox Live always lags for me when someone is on a computer in my house

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#1 Posted by COBHC_reaper (1793 posts) -

This is soo annoying whenever someone just starts up an internet browser or something, Xbox Live will get so laggy I lag out of games.

I've made about 3 threads about this here but everyone just said kick em off.

Am I the only one with family members that use the computer?!?!

#2 Posted by judog1 (24626 posts) -

If you are going to using xbox live to do gaming, you are going to need a better connection from the sounds of if it.

#3 Posted by edwise18 (1423 posts) -
well that's just the way it is dude. Obviously someone on another computer using the same line is gonna eat up bandwidth. There isn't much you can do about it. Either play when no one is on the computer, tell them to get off or upgrade to faster internet that wont slow down as much when being used by more than 1 device.
#4 Posted by Strife88 (6073 posts) -
I get a few issues with it but it only lasts a second.
#5 Posted by CodingGenius (8117 posts) -
I get some issues when someone else is using the Internet, but my Xbox is hooked up using a cable (not wireless), so it seems to get priority.
#6 Posted by a55a55inx (4162 posts) -
i'm hooked up to an xbox 360 and 3 other computers... i get some lag when everyone is on, but not much...the only time i get major lag is when someone is downloading or uploading something...
#7 Posted by KittenNipples (3007 posts) -
This same thing happens to me, I hate it so much. But the building i live in is old and cant get a cable connection.
#8 Posted by skulper34 (2747 posts) -
sounds to me like you have DSL..... it isnt very good dude, get cable, or verizon FIOS, either of those will give you atleast 3x more bandwidth
#9 Posted by morpheusnj (1943 posts) -
yeah I have verizon DSL. would optimum significantly make it faster? I dont seem to experience much lag though..
#10 Posted by APOLLOCJD (2311 posts) -

This is soo annoying whenever someone just starts up an internet browser or something, Xbox Live will get so laggy I lag out of games.

I've made about 3 threads about this here but everyone just said kick em off.

Am I the only one with family members that use the computer?!?!

COBHC_reaper

upgrade your internet connection to sometthing faster

#11 Posted by thecobraholder (602 posts) -
there are 6 computers in my house, including laptops too, and most of the time 3 of them are being used at the same time and i never get any lag. what i would recommend is getting a better connection dude, that's all there is to it.
#12 Posted by LRP85 (3094 posts) -
I have charter with 2 computers and my 360 and have no problem at all.
#13 Posted by CoD4CoDMW2 (1 posts) -
I have this problem now too.... was fine for almost 2 years but starting the beginning of September if some1 just opens a web browser i get mad lag on xbox live....called my ISP they told me it was my router..my internet speed is fine...dunno if i should get a new router or what, i have all the correct ports opened to a static IP....dunno what to do anymore...
#14 Posted by codezer0 (15898 posts) -
First off, what kind of internet connection do you have? Are you using your own router, or one provided by the ISP? One thing you could consider, if you're unable to get a faster tier of internet speed, and/or want to try to solve the problem a little more elegantly, is to get a router that supports some form of QoS, and have it provide priority for traffic going in and out of the console(s). That may not solve *all* the problem, but it should go a fair way in mitigating the perceived lag that you get in the actual games.
#15 Posted by number (69 posts) -

if theyre on a forum, like gamespot, make sure they turn off signatures so they stop loading all those pictures that lag up your 360. in the end if you really want it to be fixed youll have to upgrade your internet. but games like battlefield which EA hosts the servers, you wont lag on no matter what, so u might want to buy BFBC

#16 Posted by DavidRswii (1210 posts) -
sounds to me like you have DSL..... it isnt very good dude, get cable, or verizon FIOS, either of those will give you atleast 3x more bandwidthskulper34
Thats true when some uses my laptop and im on live it doesnt lag it remains the same which is sweet I have cable by the way
#17 Posted by hillelslovak (9211 posts) -
Happens to me too. Damn Clearwire sat internet!!