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Reasons a Kindle Fire HD would cause network lag?

#11CammyApple(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 6:31:16 PM
And it could all be coincidental. Maybe TWC is just being an ass. Or my the router is on it's way out. I'm trying to give everything the benefit of the doubt.

I make sure to run the speed tests to the same server a few times before changing to get a range of results.
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#12CammyApple(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 6:32:44 PM
HydroCannabinol posted...
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Only thing I can think of off the top of my head is to limit the bandwidth in your router to that device. Issue with that though is typically you need a decent router for this.

Maybe google it and see if you there is settings on the Kindle itself perhaps or if there is something else you can alter.


I have a migraine at the moment, unrelated to tech, but I couldn't find anything on the kindle itself.

The router is a Linksys E4200.

Maybe the router is just getting old? It was able to handle everything just peachy otherwise.

I was always under the impression wired devices got priority by default? I suppose I'll have to fiddle with qos when I feel better. Should be interesting as I've never done that before.


Yes, apparently your router only supports 'priorities' and not exact bandwidth limitation. the QoS should work, however, if you set the kindle to the lowest priority and set your xbox and such to the highest priority and then I guess any other devices to medium. Either way, make sure everything is above the kindle. xD

Unless she really needs the bandwidth in which case you're a bad son. ;)


In the end it doesn't really impact me. It's more of an impact on my brother. I'm just trying to make everything smooth for everyone.

Would upgrading the router be of any help? It's something I have been looking to do for some time. The E4200 runs really hot and when it needs to be cycled it takes what feels like ages to broadcast.


Well if you upgrade to a router that can limit exact bandwidth then you would be able to set the exact kbps that each device can use which would mean complete control of bandwidth access.

On the other hand, it may be expensive. You would have to google for the cheapest one it's been a while since I've gone shopping for routers...

I was just gonna say you could upgrade to a wireless N router for a double-whammy but it appears your router is already N and is like a 200 dollar router.. O_o

I don't think you need to upgrade if it still works haha.


It's a fine router, it's price is poor though. It's just going on two years old and I have no idea how often these things should be upgraded.
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#13HydroCannabinolPosted 9/10/2013 6:36:51 PM
CammyApple posted...


It's a fine router, it's price is poor though. It's just going on two years old and I have no idea how often these things should be upgraded.


Well I think the router is fine. You mentioned in another post 'its on its way out' but it's only two years old.. plus it won't get slow with age or anything like that... You said it yourself the network gets taken down by the new device. Your router can handle the couple devices haha you're not overloading it or anything..

If anything do a firmware update. Google Linksys e4200 firmware update make sure to update from Linksys website and such. Go into QoS then change kindle to lowest priority and xbox to highest everything else in middle. Then check the results after those steps. Should literally take 5 to 10 minutes unless you're a 70 year old man haha.
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#14CammyApple(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 6:38:43 PM
HydroCannabinol posted...
CammyApple posted...


It's a fine router, it's price is poor though. It's just going on two years old and I have no idea how often these things should be upgraded.


Well I think the router is fine. You mentioned in another post 'its on its way out' but it's only two years old.. plus it won't get slow with age or anything like that... You said it yourself the network gets taken down by the new device. Your router can handle the couple devices haha you're not overloading it or anything..

If anything do a firmware update. Google Linksys e4200 firmware update make sure to update from Linksys website and such. Go into QoS then change kindle to lowest priority and xbox to highest everything else in middle. Then check the results after those steps. Should literally take 5 to 10 minutes unless you're a 70 year old man haha.


Tonight I feel about that age.

Will give it a go tomorrow when I locate a Cat5 cable for the PC. You need to be hardwired to update router firmware right?
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#15THEB0SS666Posted 9/10/2013 6:43:22 PM
You don't have to be hardwired. It works straight off the website.
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#16CammyApple(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 6:55:44 PM
THEB0SS666 posted...
You don't have to be hardwired. It works straight off the website.


All I can find on the website are links to downloads. Nothing that seems to do the work for me haha.
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#17CammyApple(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 6:58:08 PM
I appreciate the help. The headache has got the best of me tonight though. It's probably much easier than I'm making it out to be.
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#18THEB0SS666Posted 9/10/2013 6:58:46 PM
Find out how to get into your router homepage or look at a video. Its usually 192.XXX.XX
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#19HydroCannabinolPosted 9/10/2013 7:09:01 PM(edited)
CammyApple posted...
I appreciate the help. The headache has got the best of me tonight though. It's probably much easier than I'm making it out to be.


Hold windowkey+R to open run command
type cmd to open command prompt
<\type ipconfig

Look for your IPv4 address. Type that in your browser which will take you into it. If that doesn't work, just google how to get into the router to change the QoS which you will anyways.

For the firmware, it's right here dude like I said from Linksys...:

http://support.linksys.com/en-us/support/routers/E4200

Get some sleep man, haha. Get some breakfast, jerk off, then you will be in a better mindset to figure this out. xD
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#20THEB0SS666Posted 9/10/2013 7:12:09 PM
If that doesnt work then it could be doing something in the background. Though it seems unlikely. Im going to sleep and hope you resolve the problem.
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