Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: What fits my needs if QoS does not?

02 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
What fits my needs if QoS does not?

My Setup: DSL 4500/500kbit/s to Router (WRT54GS+TomatoFW) to Win7 64bit PC

I'm tired of QoS not being able to regulate the downstream, because by the time it could do that the packets are always blocking the bottleneck anyway. It's logical but I don't like it. I'm tired of trying to limit the downstream by adjusting the upstream, involving alot of guesswork. I'm tired of mechanisms that do not allow instant internet usage, because first my router has to throttle back bulk traffic to allow my http requests through. I'm tired of trying to seperately identify Streaming Video, HTTP Downloads and Web surfing in the router via Layer7 filtering (which somehow does not work for me) and KB-Transferred filtering (which also won't work).

I know the ultimate solution to this but I don't know which programs I need for this. Here it goes:

I have to be able to "split my Internet connection" into 2 virtual connections (or something similar to that). Everything has to be happening on the Windows PC, NOT the Router, because routers cannot see enough (because of OSI Layer Modell). As I said QoS is also not a solution because it cannot effectively limit downstream. I have to coordinate the programs on the PC directly.

First Connection: X Amounts of Mbit reserved only for what I actively do: Surfing, Youtube, Gaming, VOIP, things I have my Attention on. This never gets used if I'm not actively working the Internet.

Second connection: Y Amounts of Mbit reserved for all stuff I set in motion in the background: Torrent, Usenet Downloads, HTTP Downloads, stuff that I really don't care about that much.

SO I want to split my Internet connection so that X Mbit is always free for me, without having to wait for some mechanism to MAKE it free for me beforehand. Ideally, if connection 1 fills up, it could start using connection 2 bandwidth too.

But after 10 Minutes of inactivity on virtual connection 1, I want virtual connection 2 to take over everything, until I come back to my PC to do something on virtual connection 1. This is only for me sleeping, out of my home etc.

I see how this would be easy with 2 PCs, but I can only afford one.

That would be the ultimate solution. I was thinking about something like Netfilter. But how to I seperate HTTP downloads from Surfing/Streaming (Port 80)?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 64b Ultimate

How about using a trick as if you have two pc's:
Use both wired and a wireless connection and configure each specifically for one of your above 'virtual'connections.

+... your question baffles me a little... I don't know what version router you have but.. are you saying QoS for Applications does not work?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 What fits my needs if QoS does not?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
(Not sure where this actually fits)
So this morning my computer froze, forcing me to force a shutdown/reboot. When I turned it back on, it showed the attached pics. I have no idea what it means or anything. All I know is there's dollar signs in that gibberish, and that makes it important.
How do i find a CPU Cooler that fits to my system?
My CPU is overheating when gaming, so I need a new cooling system, but how do I find one that matches on my motherboard and fits + cools enough on my CPU ? my CPU : Intel Core i7 870 @ 2.93GHz (Lynnfield) my Motherboard : Intel Corporation DH55TC (XU1)
Hardware & Devices
IBM Lenovo is giving me fits on re-installing O/S
Hi, In trying to re-install W-7 Pro from a Microsoft install disk, I formatted the System partition and need to provide a driver to the install procedure. I've run into a problem: I downloaded the Western Digital driver to a thumb-drive but when I tell the W-7 installation procedure to find the ...
Installation & Setup
Wallpaper keeps changing the way it fits
Every time I log out and log back in, the wallpaper I have displayed will automatically change from "Fill" to "Stretch". It continues to happen over and over again and it's really getting aggravating having to change it every single time I log in. Anyone got any helpful advice to rid myself of this...
Themes and Styles
Does any anti virus program fits this description???
hi, i just installed CLEAN install of Windows 7 Upgrade (OEM) and it takes 45 seconds to boot up YAY but ever since i installed norto n360...LOL 2 minutes? wtf? i hate resource hogging programs. I am looking for an anti virus that is super great that barely affects your pc boot up (or no...
System Security
PowerDVD 9.0.2115 fits fine
I recently installed PowerDVD 9.0.1 and had a problem that some of the video files are not displayed properly. instead of video, i got some crossed lines. Now i updated it to latest patch 9.0.2115, now under Windows 7, the sound and video quality are very rich. Don't miss to experience the...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App