In my house there are two users of the internet, me and my sister. When my sister doesn't use her phone I get faster speeds but when she starts using it my speed drastically decreases.

I know that when many users are on the same internet connection, eventually the internet speed should decrease but what happens here is when she browses she gets good speed and mine becomes very slow. I want the opposite to happen, I want my internet speed to be good and hers bad.

We both use a WiFi connection and I am closer to the WiFi modem and she is further away, but I am still slower.

Our internet speed is generally 8 Mbps, but after consuming a lot it gets reduced to 1 Mbps. When I check the speed on my sister's iPhone it is around 1 Mbps, but in my case when I open the task manager (in Windows) I see that my speed keeps dropping to 0Kbps and never goes over 200Kbps!

The Wifi adapter in my PC is Mediatek MT7630E 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter and my sister uses an iPhone. We use a TP-Link Archer C7 Router.

Is there any way to increase my speed or any third party (safe) software to boost Google Chrome?

  • This is called packet prioritization, and a standard for handling prioritization is QoS (which stands for "quality of service", because certain types of traffic would be given priority so that that traffic would achieve necessary amounts of quality). Research that to see if your router supports it. – TOOGAM May 22 '16 at 21:28
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    Can you edit your question to include the make and model of your wifi router? Do you get the same disruption if you use an ethernet cable to connect your PC to the internet? – Burgi May 22 '16 at 21:33
  • and yes i face the problem even after using ethernet cable @Burgi – ramsay May 22 '16 at 21:41
  • What model of iPhone is it? You should also investigate the QoS settings on the router as suggested by @TOOGAM. – Burgi May 22 '16 at 21:44
  • iphone 6 with ios 8, how to investigate QoS settings – ramsay May 22 '16 at 21:45

While your router (TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750) does not support QOS, it supports bandwidth control which allows you to specify per device limits that could allow you to limit your sister's connection speed.


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Start by deleting your temporary internet data. This is usually very simple; guides for whatever browser you use can be found with a quick Google search. Afterward, go through your programs and remove those you no longer use or want.

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