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We have multiple computers in our household connected to a Linksys wireless router which is in turn connected to a Zoom ADSL modem. When someone is playing an online multiplayer game (anything from Battlefield to SWTOR), and someone else uses another computer to access a web page, more often than not, the multiplayer game loses connection entirely. It's not even a temporary loss of connection that quickly fixes itself, rather, it almost always requires the player to exit and re-enter the game. It's accompanied with a "connection lost" error in the game.

This issue only seems to happen to newer games and it's a frequent problem in our house. I think that it might be a router issue, kind of "locking out" all other connections until that one webpage is done loading. Any specific router/modem settings I should check out?

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We don't do product recomendations on Superuser. – Ramhound Aug 3 '12 at 16:40
@Ramhound, its not really a shopping recommendation, to me it looks like asking if this is a sign of a failing router or if something can be done to fix it... Where is the shopping recommendation? – Mokubai Aug 3 '12 at 17:41
Not looking for a recommendation on a router. I'm looking for settings that I ought to check on my router. For example, my port forwarding rules, which for the record are not the issue. – Kukanani Aug 3 '12 at 20:22
@Ramhound: This is not a product recommendation whatsoever, please stop downvoting questions that you barely read because that just comes over as rude... Welcome to the summer of love! – Tom Wijsman Aug 9 '12 at 18:04

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