Sorry for the vague title but I can't really think of a way to sum this up in few words. Basically, my family has a wireless router in the house which I and a friend connect to. The router has a wired connection to our home computer, and I have my own computer up stairs which I connect to wirelessly. When my friend isn't connected and not downloading anything (again wirelessly), my Ping in games is 250~ (sadly enough) and when he is connected it jumps up to 350~ making lots of games unplayable. The thing that makes me very curious is that my download speeds are around 300kb/s. Also, when I game on our home computer, my Ping is around 90~ My questions are:
1. What are some of the possible reasons I am getting a decent download speed and such horrible ping? (I am using a Zonet 802.11n wireless USB adapter) <-- this may be the reason right here.
2. Is there a way I can make my connection a "priority" for lack of a better word, as in, instead of my connection getting worse, his just be really bad?
I have full access to everything ISP and router wise.
Also, I am up for buying an upgrade from the USB wireless adapter, like a new network card or something.
Thank you for your time.