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Discussion in 'Hobbies and special interests' started by PatO, Sep 14, 2022.

  1. PatO

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    A family member has been running Microsoft flight simulator on a special gaming laptop for a couple months with no problems. However, today a message was received, "not enough bandwidth". Any ideas how to fix?
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    Hello PatO...... (not enough bandwidth) can be a multitude of reasons other than there is (lack of megabytes per second) Most often persons try to upgrade a plan to get a faster speed (often is not the reason) The 1st thing to do is go into browser settings (more tools) and delete any apps that are added to the laptop startup. (delete all not needed) Also find all Apps that have been downloaded to the Laptop and delete the un-nessesary ones via control panel. Transfer all Jpeg images from the laptop to an external drive than remove all images from laptop. That will be a great start for a fix. Outside of doing that...
    1. Clear up your device. Remove any unnecessary files and clear your caches. ...
    2. Reduce the number of devices connected to your network. They'll all be competing for bandwidth;
    3. Use an ethernet cable. ...
    4. Check your router. ...
    5. Update your drivers on your connected devices.
    6. Don't use cell phone at the same time as laptop if it runs through same router.
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  3. cabb

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    I'd focus on the networking side. First by doing a bandwidth test, then reboot the router. Try the bandwidth test again both wired and wirelessly. It would be good to get an idea of the minimum bandwidth needed to run the simulator without glitches someday when it is working fine. Then you can easily test the internet when it's not. There is a test called speedtest.ph or others sites that can tell you bandwidth and latency.
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  4. MikeP64

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    Look around your place for kids hanging out, glued to their cell phones. Outside you gate, behind your fence. Could be your wifi password needs changing.
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