I have a problem diagnosing a bandwidth with a Windows 7 PC on my home network. The PC has both a wired connection to the router as well as a wireless connection. When downloading files, all other devices on the network become unable to connect to the network. When the file download completes, all other devices can function normally again.
I have many other devices in my home that are connected to the network - all via a wireless connection. They are a Wii, two laptops (one running Windows 7, one running Linux, Android tablet, iPod, etc.). None of these devices have any trouble operating with the others, including when downloading or streaming large files.
Downloading a large file results in no other devices on the network being able to connect to the Internet. I am also not able to browse the Internet on the PC doing the downloading until the download completes. However, if I'm streaming video through the browser (i.e., via Netflix), I can still browse in a separate window and other devices on the network can also connect to the Internet. Enabling/disabling the wired/wireless connections in any combination doesn't affect the issue.
I set up the PC to dual boot with Linux, and if I boot into Linux and download large files I have no trouble with other devices on the network.
The router is a Belkin N+ Wireless Router.
I am about at my end with this issue, particularly since this is my primary home computer. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated!!