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Windows 7: Internet priority usage


03 Feb 2013   #1

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Internet priority usage

Currently I have my PC connected to my router with an ethernet cable and my 2 girls use a wireless connection to access the internet on their laptops. My big problem is when they start large downloads or watching TV on them my access slows dreadfully. Is there any way i can set a priority system, ie if I'm accessing the internet their access is held back until whatever Im downloading is finished? Ideal solution in my mind maybe not in theirs.

Thanks


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03 Feb 2013   #2

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I'm not network expert, but this tutorial may help:
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03 Feb 2013   #3

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Hi

Thanks for the info a very interesting article. My problem now is that my current router isn't supported by
DD-WRT. So if I cannot come up with any alternative I may end up buying yet another router and my current one can go in the loft with about half a dozen others
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03 Feb 2013   #4

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What router do you have does it support QoS?
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09 Feb 2013   #5

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Its a netgear DG834Gv3. I believe QoS was only available on v5
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09 Feb 2013   #6

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Since the router doesn't support any bandwidth manger. You can install a bandwidth manager on their PC. You would need someone else to recommend one. Since I have never used one.
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10 Feb 2013   #7

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Hi

Thanks for the input. Might be an easier option to change my router as having read about"bandwidth management" it looks a real minefield to my mind.
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10 Feb 2013   #8

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I installed Netlimiter on the kids comp to try to corral their bandwidth usage, it worked to a point but it didn't really solve the hogging problem and once they got a PS3 it didn't work at all cause you can't cap a PS3 from any computer, nor from the game console. Once we started to get IPhones and a IPad the lag just got worse and got to the point that I just couldn't be on the internet while they were on their devices.
I replaced my old linksys with a new Netgear R6300 router, asked some questions on how to use address reservations and QoS came home and set it all up and was the best thing I did cause I have my sanity back along with little to no lag any more when the family is on their devices and best of all being able to corral the PS3's bandwidth usage.
The R6300 is a bit pricey but it comes with a media server in it inwhich I didn't know until not that long ago the full potential of streaming video so you can watch movies through the PS3 into your tv, and I needed my old dinosaur linksys router to be replaced anyway.
If your going to get a new router then research them out get one thats QoS, 5G supported and a media server built in is a added bonus if your tired of having the family huddle around the comp monitor to watch movies.

My wifes IPhone4 contract is up late next year and its upgrade is imminent.
Apple to upgrade to '5G WiFi' this year? ? The Register

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10 Feb 2013   #9

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Point noted thanks. Though watching movies is a problem here as the connection is so poor thats a no no anyway. I just want to keep what little is available for my use first.
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