Okay, first I should mention that I'm terrible when it comes to working with electronic gadgets, so I'm really sorry if my question comes off as a little bit silly. My problem is that it seems like my laptop is causing some sort of wireless interference with other things (laptops, PS3s, etc.) that are also connected to the internet in the same room. Does anyone know of anything that could cause this?
For more detail, I've noticed it happening for several months now. At first, my friend and I said that my laptop was causing him to lag in online games as a joke, but when it kept happening, we decided to test it, on both his laptop and when he's playing online on his PS3. He would start playing with my laptop off: no unusual lag. I'd turn my laptop on and almost instantly, every time, he would start to lag to the point where the game would be unplayable. Then I'd turn my laptop off, and the lag would completely vanish, and he'd be able to play fine. We also tested this with a friend's PS3, since his internet connection tends to be stronger than ours, but we had the same results; my laptop turns on, his PS3 starts to lag.
I should also mention that we considered it was just having too many devices connected to a single wireless network. So we tested it with my laptop connected to a completely different network than the other devices (we're on a college campus, so there are several available connections to use in any one location), but even with different connections, as soon as my laptop turns on, their devices lag.
Needless to say, it's incredibly frustrating, and it means I can rarely play games at the same time as my friend. Since we live together, this is extremely limiting.
Any ideas would be a ton of help!