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I am downloading from the internet on one pc, mainly torrents. I am streaming video on another pc from a NAS. All device are connected to the same router. Will the downloading be affecting the speed of the streaming?

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This depends mostly on how they're connected. If they're connected over wireless and they're all using the same band (ie. 2.5GHz or 5GHz) then the downloading/torrents could slow other clients down because of the congestion in the wireless spectrum.

If they're hard wired or if the downloading system is a separate band from the streaming system (ie. downloading on 2.5GHz and the streaming on 5GHz) then it's not so much of an issue.

Unless of course your router/access point has some firmware bug causing it to have problems handling the high volume of connections from the torrents... in which case it could be doing any number of things.

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  • Thank you. The device downloading is connectedcvia wifi and the other device is cabled in via homeplug
    – user105971
    Sep 26, 2016 at 7:10
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It will probably have a minimal impact. The bottleneck will be the internet connection though not usually the local lan. The quality of the router may also impacts performance if this is the device acting as a switch for your network and not just routing

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  • Yes it is acting a switch - it is the router that was provided by the isp
    – user105971
    Sep 26, 2016 at 7:13

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