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Can not connect multiple devices to internet at same time

cwescott92
Freshman

Can not connect multiple devices to internet at same time

I have 2 kindle fire tablets and one desktop computer. I keep the desktop turned off when I'm not using it because I lose internet connectivity on one of the tablets when the desktop is on. Now I am trying to setup an Amazon Echo and when it tries to connect, I lose connectivity on Fire tablet. Is this a router issue or is it about satellite internet? I have a Netgear N300 router. Hoping the professors will respond.

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gokartergo24
Tutor

Re: Can not connect multiple devices to internet at same time

Router issue.. 

BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Re: Can not connect multiple devices to internet at same time

Also curiuos if you have the HT2000W modem, if yes then why use the N300? That is a very basic router and probably your issue like gokartergo24 says.

cwescott92
Freshman

Re: Can not connect multiple devices to internet at same time

I have a Hughesnet supplied HT 1100 modem. Any suggestions for a router? Thank you for your help.

Amanda
Moderator

Re: Can not connect multiple devices to internet at same time

Hi cwescott2

 

Can't be sure, but it sounds like a local IP address conflict. Do you know how to check your tablets' and desktop's IP address settings? They should be set to automatically detect. May be good to check the router settings too.

 

~Amanda

cwescott92
Freshman

Re: Can not connect multiple devices to internet at same time

 I do not know how to check my settings. A couple people here mentioned it might be my router causing this. 

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Can not connect multiple devices to internet at same time


@BirdDog wrote:

Also curiuos if you have the HT2000W modem, if yes then why use the N300? That is a very basic router and probably your issue like gokartergo24 says.


It's a basic router, but the one I'm presently using (so I can tally my data usage) is a Netgear WNR2000v4, which is an N300.  I have no issues with a laptop, notebook and smartphone connected via WiFi at the same time, and while having my desktop connected via LAN cable at the same time.  

 

With this said, I have no clue as to what could be causing the issue the OP is having.  


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