With our latest router, we've been having a strange problem. Any time I am downloading a slightly large file or transferring a file from one comptuer to another over our home network, the Internet connection seems to waver. I'm still connected, as I can maintain IM conversations and send emails, but I am unable to browse the Internet. Websites simply will not load.
Does anyone have an idea as to why this could be happening? I'm interested in technical explanations, as I'd be very interested to know what is causing this behind the scenes, but even more interested in layman's terms so I can go about fixing it!
EDIT: Windows 7 is the OS installed on most machines on our home network, with a Windows XP machine and a Windows Server 2008 machine also connected.
The router model is 2701HG-G Gateway and the software version is 188.8.131.52
Sorry about the lack of information, I don't know much about routers so I wasn't sure what to include initially.