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I don't really know a lot about routers or anything but would the internet be slower for me if say three people were connected to the router at once, instead of just me being connected to the router? Or doesn't it work like that?

asked Dec 30 '11 at 19:50

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It'll slow down if everybody is on and using the network at the same time. If a bunch of people are connected but aren't using it, it won't slow down much. It also depends of your internet speed. If you have 100mbps internet, you won't notice much difference. If you have a 5mbps you might notice it a bit. We have a 3.5mbps connection at my house. There's a MacBook Pro, a MacBook, two eMachines Windows 7 PCs, a Linux netbook, an HP Vista system, an iPod Touch 4G, two iPhone 4S's, an iPad 2, occasionally a ThinkPad running XP, and sometimes a few other systems. Usually around 3.2mbps. Not much of a difference.

answered Dec 30 '11 at 20:02

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It depend, if they are using the router to connect to other computers in the same network then no it won't because they will be using the bandwidth of the router itself. If they use the router to download stuff or browse websites then yes because it will be on the bandwidth of your broadband connection

answered Dec 30 '11 at 20:03

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The more people on your network the more bandwidth you'll be using up, therefore you could see a decrease in speed. However, If you have a 100Mbps connection with 3-4 on your network at the same time just browsing the web then it's unlikely you will notice. If everyone is downloading GB's worth of information you're going to notice you're network starting to slow down.

answered Dec 30 '11 at 20:16

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If they're using bandwidth ie, loading a webpage at the same exact time or downloading files simultaneously it will slowdown, however if the computers are idle and there are no programs updating it should be normal.

answered Dec 31 '11 at 00:16

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