the way i used to have my internet connection set up was this:
my computer was connected directly to the cable modem, and i had a peer-to-peer wireless connection with my roommate so we could both internet at the same time. the only problem, is that whenever i was using the internet for ANYTHING (but most especially torrenting) my roommate's connection would slow to "dial-up speeds". So, thinking it was just that the computer that had the modem directly connected got the lions share of bandwidth, and feeling generous, i switched the configuration around- the modem's connected to roommate's computer, and i'm connecting to that thru a peer-to-peer connection.
Didn't work. My connection was still going thru perfectly fine, and my roommate's connection would still turn into grandpa city when i was doing shit. So I finally got around to figuring out how to set up the wireless router, thinking there was some sort of configuration problem on my computer or on roommates computer, and that having us both connect to the router instead of doing a peer-to-peer connection would even things out-
didn't work. my connection still has zero hiccups, roommate's connection still goes all 56k when i look at website.com. i've not been able to find a similar enough problem on google, but maybe someone else has similar experiance/better googly eyes than i do atm HALP