If this is in the wrong forum, I apologize.
For the past few months, I have been having MAJOR networking issues. I have a cable modem, a router, and a switch. I am wondering what I can do to narrow it down as to what is causing it.
Apparently, if some major file is being downloaded (like iTunes movies/tv shows or Steam games), the entire network comes to a CRAWL.
While downloading from Steam (which is going at 400MB/second right now), this is what I get:http://www.speedtest.../2537045783.png
If I want to download a game update from Steam and download Crysis 3 which I just got: Steam gets 400MB/second and Origin gets 40.44 KB/second. YES KB!
Steam fluctuates very quickly between 200 MB/s and 800 MB/second.
if I close Steam, Origin gets 1.5-1.8MB/second.
If this goes on too long, it seems like restarting the router and switch together seems to be the only fix to it. NOTE: I do not reset the cable modem.
However, if NOTHING ELSE is downloading anything, I get something like this:http://www.speedtest.../2537072082.png
So it seems to be an internal issue (switch, router, or cables). What do you guys recommend I do to start? It seems to affect both the router and the switch. So at least the issue is with the router is what I mean here.
I do not have anything to test the cables with. Could a cable be bad?
Doing a network transfer (transferring a large file from one computer to another), I only get 5MB / second