We never had a problem with speed within our home network. All of a sudden when my son is on his laptop , using wireless connection with the router, it is really slowing down the connection for the rest of us.I connected with another laptop wirelessley and no slowdown. Is it possible he has some type of virus that is running in the background on his laptop killing the resources for ours?
Yes, it is possible. I have had several friends whose children or spouses get viruses, spyware, malware, and keyloggers from downloading "FREE" stuff off the internet. It takes reloading the operating system in some cases to get rid of the problems. In the most dire cases the computer is scrapped for parts. First go to this forum »Security Cleanup FAQ »Mandatory Steps Before Requesting Assistance, and after studying it decide if you want to do the solutions.