Posted 27 August 2009 - 06:03 PM
Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:11 PM
The concept behind having a router is that the traffic going through it from multiple computers gets split evenly, by default anyway.
So if for example one computer is able to download a file from the internet at 300kb/s, if another computer was to download, the download speed under perfect conditions would effectively be halved so both would end up downloading at 10kb/s. Three computers would split it three ways, to 100kb/s each. When one computer finishes the remaining PCs get back the "space" being taken up by the one that's just finished.
The slower the connection the more likely you'll notice this, however as speeds go up there's more room available so while it will still happen it will not be as obvious.
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