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Why can't my router handle heavy traffic from even just one computer?

Why can't my router handle heavy traffic from even just one computer?

Whenever I do anything much more demanding then web browsing over my internet connection (via a router), the latency goes from around 20ms to over a thousand. This makes streaming video and gaming a bit painful. If I plug my computer directly into the cable modem everything is rock solid.

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"If plugging into the LAN physically works fine, then the problem is probably related to the wireless. The two routers might have a problem at your residence because of interference. You can try switching channels within the router interface to see if that helps at all.

Also, can you try another wireless device, such as a friend's laptop to see if it works any better?"